Jul 15

Multiplayer: A Tribute to Video Games Releases – Awesome Covers For Charity

So please pay attention to this video because the album they are talking about contains a lot of awesome covers of songs. I spent all day listening to it and it has some amazing covers from Pokemon, The Legend of Zelda, Sonic Adventure 2, Okami, Metroid and more. Plus, some of the money goes to …

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Jul 15

Pokemon in Our Daily Lives – Pokemon Illustrations by 茉莉

The Pokemon games always seem like they show us a really limited view of how Pokemon and humans interact. Sure, sometimes we see humans and Pokemon just living together, but what might that look like beyond the very game-structured world that is presented to us in the games. Well, it might look a little like …

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Jul 15

By Book, Blade, and Crest of Flame – Robin and Lucina Awaken for Smash!

Wow oh wow. In case you missed yesterday’s Smash related bombshell, Lucina and Robin (the Player Avatar) from Fire Emblem Awakening have been confirmed and Captain Falcon returns, as expected. The big twist though is that Chrom was deconfirmed, instead being a part of Robin’s final smash.   Some interesting things to note. A lot …

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Jul 15

Reality Check: How Procedural Generation Works For No Man’s Sky

My interest in this game waxes and wanes I swear. At first I was really excited about the whole idea, but then at E3 it just seemed like the game would be endless and boring. Now they got me hooked again but skeptical that there is a game somewhere in here. I know some people …

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Jul 14

Shovel Knight with Lyrics by Brentalfloss

Brentalfloss has such a way on convincing me to get games I previously had no interest in. I wonder, when someone asks him what a game is about does he just break out in song to describe it to them? I hope he does.

Jul 14

Vsauce3: Is Watch Dogs Possible?

I have yet to play Watch Dogs, because I’m waiting for the Wii U version (thanks Ubisoft….), but holy cow from what I know of the game, none of the cool stuff you can do in that game comes close to how scary and awesome this stuff is.

Jul 14

The Wolf Among Us Episode 5 – Cry Wolf

Spoilers for The Wolf Among Us season one. The final chapter to The Wolf Among Us season one is available to those waiting for those eagerly wanting the thrilling conclusion to The Big Bad Wolf’s investigation. Hail it as fairy tale ending, though I would argue against that. Call it a happily ever after, but …

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Jul 14

Video Game and Other Geeky Haircuts by Rob the Original

It seems like everyday I am discovering a new medium for which people can pay tribute to their favorite video games. Today I’m going to show you people who go to Rob the original, a master barber who will cut your hair so that you can show everyone your favorite geeky thing. Like video games. …

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Jul 12

Minecraft’s “Sweden” A Capella perf. by Smooth McGroove

I think Minecraft has one of the most soothing soundtracks ever. How could it be made even more soothing? Throwing the A Capella styling of Smooth McGroove into the mix!

Jul 12

It’s Okay to be Smart: Why Did We Blow on Nintendo Games

This was pretty crazy because I’ve been blowing into cartridges for old games my whole life. I recently found my old N64 and when a game didn’t work this was the first thing I did to fix the problem. Our brains are really, really not smart.   Man, logic is one of those classes I …

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Jul 12

“But What Can be Done: Dos and Don’t To Combat Online Sexism” by Leigh Alexander

So as most of probably know, sexism as well a whole slew of toxic behavior is very prevalent in the gaming community. Sometimes the hardest part about those of us who want to help solve this issue is that it’s hard to know exactly what to do. I suppose that’s why Leigh Alexander, a prominent …

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Jul 12

Kids React to the Game Boy – “There are Buttons?”

It’s always a little mind boggling when you realize that there are people out there who aren’t wholly familiar with technology you grew up with. Like the oldest of these kids are like half my age and to hear some of there comments about a very strong piece of my childhood kind of stung. Mainly …

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Jul 11

Super Mario 64′s “Wing Cap” Alto Saxophone Cover perf. by Music by Pedro

I absolutely loved this song from Super Mario 64. It was always one of those songs that just stayed with me long after I played the game, kind of like the main castle’s themes. Of course, hearing his cool saxophone cover with some improvisation was pretty neat as well.

Jul 11

Fighting Game Primer – A Free eBook For Fighting Game Beginners

So, if you’ve ever watched high level fighting game videos you might have recognized how much an art form it is. Nobody has gone in there and just button mashed their way to victory, they’ve all learned how to play the game. They’ve all learned the complicated meta and have mastered their specific characters to …

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Jul 11

Question: New Character For Smash Bros. to be Revealed on Monday, Who Do You Want In?

There’s supposedly going to be a new character revealed for Smash Bros. in just a few days. So the question is? Who do you think it’s going to be?   I honestly haven’t the slightest clue. Rosaline and Little Mac are characters that I always suspected had a chance to get in, but Palutena and …

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