Jul 20

Kickstarter Documentary About Midway Needs Support

If you liked the old 90’s Midway games and wished you knew more about the team behind games like Mortal Kombat, then “Insert Coin: Inside Midway’s ’90s Revolution” is the perfect Kickstarter for you. It’s just a few days in and at the time of this writing, could really use your support.   Just from …

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Jul 20

Random Thoughts: Batman v Superman Trailer

After the week that was Comic Con, a slew of trailers leaked which led to a bunch of pissed off executives complaining about the leaks which then  led to an official release of the trailers online. As much as I want to rant on Warner Bros. reaction to the nature of leaking shit on the …

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Jul 20

Mark Brown Discusses How Larger Scaled Doesn’t Always Mean Bigger Payoff

  Ever since the last generation consoles I’ve often felt the same as Mark Brown does in this video. A large open world full of content isn’t always a good thing when the content being provided is average or mediocre. It’s my biggest complaint about Arkham City, which was the best parts, like the Mr. …

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Jul 17

Majora’s Mask’s “Song of Healing” Jazz Cover perf. by The Consouls

  Wow. This is music I just want to dance to, while wearing a nice suit, then drink something overpriced. Thank you The Consouls. If you liked it too, consider buying all their covers.

Jul 17

ThatOneShowFUN Discusses The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword and Criticism

  I’m glad someone said it. Though I wish it was me, this discussion on criticism and Skyward Sword by ThatOneShowFUN pretty much sums up my thoughts regarding some of those people out there who are particularly critical of the game, which I found to be really good.

Jul 17

Harvest Moon Tiramisu by Rosanna Pansino

  Wow, that looks so delicious and Rosanna Pansino makes this seem so easy to make. I can’t wait to try out the recipe someday.

Jul 16

Metroid’s “Kraid’s Lair” Marimba and Guitar Cover perf. by New Game Plus

  New Game Plus has made an interesting choice with covering Metroid’s “Kraid’s Lair” with a marimba and an acoustic guitar. It’s kind of creepy but also kind of tropical. I feel like that dude from Jurassic World. You know:    

Jul 16

PBS Game/Show Discusses Games and Cultural Appropriation

  Jamin of PBS Game/Show makes some really good points about how games have been using cultural appropriation to market their games and I’m with him that in some cases it’s beyond ridiculous and irresponsible. With all media though, I believe that this shows a reflection of our culture, or at least our culture’s thoughts …

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Jul 16

Gaming Historian Reveals the True Story of Both Super Mario Bros. 2s

I always knew that Super Mario Bros. 2 that released in the US was a converted Japanese game called Doki Doki Panic, but thanks to Gaming Historian I know how much of a Mario game Doki Doki Panic started off as. It’s also interesting to know it wasn’t some group of executives or game designers …

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Jul 15

Fallout Metal Medley perf. by 331Erock

  Someone sure is excited for Fallout 4. That someone just happens to be 331Erock who created this very awesome metal Fallout medley.

Jul 15

PBS Idea Channel: “When Does Work Become Play?”

  So Mike of PBS Idea Channel really just perfectly described my feelings towards Dragon Age Inquisition. I’ve spent 60+ hours in that game, barely getting anywhere, not having any fun because most of that game feels like work. There isn’t this grand freedom that comes from adventuring like when I think of Skyrim (though …

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Jul 15

Awakening the Storyteller in the Game Designer

A while ago, I discussed Mark Brown’s video on storytelling and systems and mentioned that, at least right now, having well-written systemic storytelling is just not feasible right now. I did mention that certain games though are pushing the boundaries of video game storytelling and today I want to focus on one in particular.   …

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Jul 15

One of Final Fantasy’s Staple Themes Was Created in 5 Minutes – Did You Know Gaming Returns to Final Fantasy

  Let this be a lesson to you, always work hard and be proud of what you put into a game, it might just be in every single game of a long running franchise.   If you liked this video, it was published by DidYouKnowGaming? You should check out the rest of the videos in …

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Jul 14

Final Fantasy VI’s “Another World of Beasts/Esper World” Violin, Oboe, and Harp Cover perf. by Patti Rudisill

  A very haunting cover by Patti Rudisill. It’s not the usual string quartet stuff that we’re used to with Miss Rudisill, but I like this a lot.

Jul 14

FemHype: “Nostalgia By (Art) Design: ‘Spyro the Dragon’ Analysis, Part One” by Ashe

A retrospective look at Spyro the dragon by Ashe of FemHype that talks about the importance of art design and world building to create a memorable experience.   “The first Spyro the Dragon has shown us that a living, breathing world can exist almost entirely within the art design and little exposition. It’s shown us …

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