Feb 10

Animal Crossing’s “K.K. Jazz” Acoustic Guitar Cover perf. by String Player Gamer

This version of K.K. Jazz has kind of an island flare to it, don’t you think? Either way, it’s another great cover by String Player Gamer.

Feb 10

“A Guide the Physical Differences Between Wild and Bred Pokemon” – Fan Art by Oko

Tumblr user Oko has a really cool idea of Pokemon of the same species looking slightly different depending on whether they are wild, bred for battle, or bred for contests. It’s an interesting concept that I actually hope is one day introduced into the main Pokemon games. Even if they not as drastic changes as …

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Feb 10

Listen to Tim Schafer Talk about Grim Fandango and Game Funding on Gamespots’ The Lobby

  Tim Schafer sat down with Gamespot staff to discuss Grim Fandango Remastered. For me, there’s practically nothing more interesting than hearing game developers talk about the history of their older games.Especially in the context of other games that came out at the time, such as why Grim Fandango originally had tank controls because no …

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Feb 09

Sonic the Hedgehog 2’s “Chemical Plant Zone” Metal Cover perf. by 331Erock

  This is probably one of my favorites songs from the classic Sonic the Hedgehog games. I really like 331Erock more metal take on it because it seems so appropriate given how industrial, toxic, and rollercoaster like the zone is.  

Feb 09

“Big Smiles” – Fan Art by Villyre

Tumblr user Villyre has a style that really reminds me of Disney concept art. I love the faces (when you see them). Their smiles are just so big!      

Feb 09

It’s Okay to Not Complete Games

That’s not something you hear often, is it? We groan about the amount of entertainment out there waiting to be consumed, but the number of hours in the day are not enough time to see let alone finish all of it. Daily life takes over and we must obey the call of responsibility while leaving …

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Feb 09

The Time Travel of Shenanigans of Kingdom Hearts, Explained by GameTrailers

  The Kingdom Hearts series has transformed from a simple story of a boy going to Disney Worlds to find his friends, to a tangled webs of evil plans and prophecies. It’s actually one of the reasons I love the series and why the introduction of time travel in Dream Drop Distance has got me …

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Feb 06

Donkey Kong Country’s “Life in the Mines” Guitar Cover perf. by Super Guitar Bros.

  I always forget how good the music from Donkey Kong Country was. Despite the game being about an ape who collects bananas, it has a soundtrack that ranges all sorts of feelings.The SuperGuitarBros created this pieces as part of a Donkey Kong Country inspired compilation album called DKC Mix’t Ape ’94 which you can …

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Feb 06

Pokemon’s Reanimated Intro is…Something Else

http://youtu.be/W1X3K0Fx5hU This is apparently what happens when you get a bunch of animators together and tell them to reanimate the Pokemon intro.

Feb 06

Paste: “Romanticizing Tragedy: Should Disaster Games Be Fun?” by Maddy Myers

Maddy Myers of Paste Magazine writes an interesting article about This War of Mine in the context of how not to romanticize a tragedy in games. In this article, Myers dissects what made games like Oregon Trail “fun”, despite it having a rather heavy and depressing subject matter. She expressed how heroic it made her feel …

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Feb 05

Batman (NES) Full Soundtrack A Capella perf. by Triforcefilms

  This was an absolute joy to watch. Triforcefilms did an amazing job of capturing the bit music style of the NES in A Capella that felt like I was getting a live performance of someone plaything the game.

Feb 05

The Foolish Brave: To Challenge a God – 2D Fantasy Beat Em Up Needs Your Help

The Foolish Brave: To Challenge a God has the makings to be a great new indie game. It’s got story, style, and a great mix of platforming and 2D sidescrolling beat-em up action. It’s still a little rough around the edges, but that’s just going off the demo. I’ve already backed it and I’m very …

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Feb 05

The Game Direct Looks Back Again to the History of Resident Evil

  Part 3 to The Game Direct’s History of Resident Evil series, looking back at the first Resident Evil mobile title and the short period where the series was exclusive to the Nintendo GameCube.

Feb 04

Destiny Guitar Medley perf. by SavingChristmas409

  This awesome guitar medley of a few tracks from Destiny is brought to us YouTuber SavingChristmas409.   If you liked it, he provides a download:   Download it here!: http://www.4shared.com/mp3/L3AgUwhCce…

Feb 04

Medium: “On Designing Better Women in Games” by Ayla Arthur

A really great article by Ayla Arthur on Medium talking about designing female characters and looking at a lot of common tropes usually associated with female character design. In it, she confronts us with the idea that we assign gender to a character before we even start creating them and thus, even unconsciously, start relying …

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