Dec 08

Gone but Never Forgotten – The Grandfather of Video Games Passes Away at 92

Yesterday was kind of somber day in the world of gaming as video game legend Ralph Baer passed away at the age of 92. Baer of course is known for creating one of the very first video game home consoles eventually called the Magnavox Odyssey. He was absolutely crucial to one, if not, the largest …

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Dec 08

VGFacts Offers Up Trivia On 5 PlayStation RPGs

Some random trivia on various PlayStation RPGS. I never played any of these so…hopefully you find it more fascinating.   This video was released on the Did You Know Gaming channel. If you liked this video, you should check out the rest of the series.

Dec 05

Super Smash Bros. For Wii U/3DS “Main Theme” Acoustic Acappella Cover by MatíasSeráBaterista

  This Super Smash Bros. cover by MatíasSeráBaterista reminds me of the version that plays while waiting for the online to start.

Dec 05

“Graffiti is Art” – Did You Know Gaming Shares Some Trivia for Jet Set Radio

  Jet Set Radio is one of those games that I don’t own but I don’t know why. I really liked a ton of the ideas in the game including mechanics that were like Tony Hawk Pro Skater, a vibrant and cool art style, and cool contemporary music. I also loved the fact that it …

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Dec 05

Gaming Trend: “Dragon Age: Why Games Need More Characters Like Dorian Pavus” by Kenneth Shepard

An excellent article by Kenneth Shepard over at Gaming Trend, analyzing the character arc of Dorian Pavus from Dragon Age: Inquisition. The article and this post has some spoilers so, tread cautiously.   There definitely needs to be more games that tackles the idea of racism, sexism, homophobia, etc. much more directly instead of always …

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Dec 04

Sonic Boom: The Musical by RandomEncounters

  There is a distinct lack of glitches in this musical…so how can it be “Sonic Boom: The Musical”? Actually, sad to say, this is funnier than the show as well…I think RandomEncounters should be making Sonic Boom. I wouldn’t even mind the live actors.

Dec 04

Links to Another World – Did You Know Gaming: The Legend of Zelda Part5

  It’s always great getting some insight into one of gaming’s most historic franchises. It helps kind of a get an idea of where The Legend of Zelda came from and perhaps where it is going. For example, Link having party members kind of makes me think of the companion characters like Midna and Linebeck. …

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Dec 04

Prominent Male Gamers Explain 25 Invisible Benefits Males Have In Gaming

  The thing about privilege is that the people who have are not always aware of it. I know from watching this list I have experienced some of these feelings and realized that for women, it must be so different. The sad thing is, I’ve already seen some examples of the last two items on …

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Dec 04

GrumpyGamer: “Puzzle Dependency Charts” by Ron Gilbert

For all you adventure game makers out there, here’s some advice from Ron Gilbert himself. In his blog, Grumpygamer, Gilbert discusses the benefits of a Puzzle Dependency Chart as well as how to build one. Seems like a pretty solid idea that I’m sure has applications to more than just adventure games.

Dec 03

Pokemon 4th Generation’s “Sunyshore City” Jazz Cover perf. by Insaneintherainmusic

I suppose since Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire released, people are going to start focusing on the fourth generation of Pokemon games. Since I played Diamond a lot, I have some of the tunes forever stuck in my head, and Sunnyshore City is just one of those. Though, Insaneintherainmusic‘s jazz cover almost makes it …

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Dec 03

JonTron Delves Deep Into the Seedy World of Plug and Play Games

  What strange…strange…world these plug and play games make. To be honest, I’ve always been curious about what kind of games the legit ones had. I remember that these things use to be everywhere, but I never knew anyone who had one. Nowadays I suppose these things have been usurped by mobile gaming.   Except …

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Dec 03

Kickstart a 5 vs. 1 Horror Game Where One of Your Friends is Your Worst Nightmare

If you played Alien: Isolation but was disappointed you and your friends couldn’t go head to head in recreating some classic horror scenes, then you might like this game that is being Kickstarted right now. It seems pretty neat, and you can learn more by checking out it’s Kickstarter page. I already back it and …

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Dec 03

Link and Samus Almost Teamed Up With Marvels Greatest – VG Facts Talks About Cut Characters From Games

  It’s always shame when characters get cut from games, but I suspect that it’s never an easy thing to do. Afterall, for to know about some of these characters means that someone must have put in a lot of time and effort into making them at least somewhat presentable. The Link and Samus in …

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Dec 02

World of Warcraft Rap by Dan Bull and VI Seconds

I don’t like all of Dan Bull‘s raps, and I usually avoid sharing those ones, but this one…it’s good but not for Dan Bull. I like the mixing of the choir and the rap, it’s a sound I’m just really fond of. I also liked the first part with VI Seconds. I just didn’t like …

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Dec 02

“For My Father” – Fire Emblem: Awakening Fan Art by Nat-Chan

This stunning pieces of fan-art was created by DeviantArt User Nat-Chan. I now have this urge to see a Fire Emblem: Awakening manga with this as the cover.   For the record, I gave it the name “For My Father” because sometimes these artist don’t like naming their pieces but I think that’s half the …

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