Jan 13

VR Tech Takes Gaming to the Next Level! – Reality Check

I’m so excited for the future of games with all this new technology. I cannot even begin to imagine how cool it would be to play a game like Skyrim with the Rift and actually moving your hands around to swing swords or cast magic. Seriously, this stuff is just….so cool!   Reality Check is …

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Jan 12

Castlevania 2’s “The Silence of Daylight” perf. by Banjo Guy Ollie

Well this certainly is an interesting sound. The banjo actually kind of gives it a NES bit music style, though it still sounds like a real instrument. This song is performed by Banjo Guy Ollie.

Jan 12

Kill Screen: “The Year in Maps” by Chris Breault

2014 saw a lot of big open ended games that required one of gaming’s most useful innovations, the map systems. Chris Breault of Kill Screen has decided to look at a handful of those maps from some of the biggest games and critique them and the world’s they represent looking at elegance, mechanics, and artistry. …

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Jan 12

“The Future is Not Written…It’s Ours to Decided” – Nintendo Fan Art by Kyte

In case your 2015 hasn’t been colorful or cute enough yet, here’s the art blog of kyte who has some great Nintendo fan art you should check out.  

Jan 09

Xenoblade Chronicles’ “You Will Know Our Names” Kazoo Cover perf. by Tsuko G.

  You know how you ruin a perfectly epic action song? If you were going to say covering it with Kazoos you’re wrong. Are you kidding? Tsuko G. rendition of “You Will Know Our Names” is practically perfect.

Jan 09

Make Your First Game with No Experience in Game Maker With Tom Francis

By complete coincidence, here is another tutorial to help  you on your game making journey. Tom Francis has created a tutorial for making your very first Game Maker game. Game Maker is a very powerful and robust game programming platform with it’s own custom language suited to people who have no prior experience programming. It’s not …

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Jan 08

Super Smash Bros. For 3DS/ Wii U’s “Opening Theme” A Capella perf. by Smooth McGroove

He made a Smash A Capella before, it only seems right that Smooth McGroove returns to make another one. This time the main theme of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U. This one is a little less epic sounding than the original but definitely has this cool and almost relaxing vibe to it.

Jan 08

Gamasutra: “Lessons Of A Failed Game Dev Studio” by Dan Drysdale

It’s always such a shame when we need to learn lessons for success from someone who has tried and fallen down. But that’s what mistakes are for. They are for learning. So that’s why I appreciate Dom Drysdale who wrote a blog piece on Gamasutra titled: Lessons Of A Failed Game Dev Studio.   In …

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Jan 08

Play the Best Independent Games of 2014 – IGF Winners and Finalists List

The Independent Games Festival recently released their list of their finalist and winners from the lastest awards. That means that there is large compilation of excellent games, made by small, independent teams, that you should probably play at some point.

Jan 08

Create Your First Game in Unity With This Handy Tutorial for Breakout

For all those who want to start learning how to program your own commercial games, Unity is a great tool to start. This is a tutorial from the official Unity YouTube page teaching you some of the basics to create the simple game Breakout. Definitely worth the watch.

Jan 07

Pac-Man’s Theme in 10 Different Styles perf. by Davide Di Bello

  I don’t really have anything special to add to this video. It’s cool and I want to see more. Good job D Wave.   Here are some of his older videos, like ragtime Tetris and Super Mario Bros.

Jan 07

Super Princess Peach and Rosalina – Fan Art by Topper

Do you like Peach and/or Rosalina from the Super Mario series? Yes, of course you do, what a silly question. Then you should really check out the Tumblr of the artist going by the user name Topper because their gallery has some really amazing these two amazing princesses.  

Jan 07

Need To Feel Better or Understood, Maybe These Games Can Help

Since 2015 is still relatively new, I thought it be nice to share a list of games I found compiled by Emily Short. The game’s are pretty experimental, not your typical games and they are consolidation (say, in the face of depression) or just comforting (like a game where people vote on whether you win …

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Jan 07

The Battle Between Courage and Power – Really Freakin’ Clever Looks at The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

This was a really good episode of Really Freakin’ Clever. I think Josh is spot on with his analysis of how the gameplay and story mesh together to create not just a final enemy standing in your way, but an actual adversary. I think sometimes the emotional payoff is an under appreciated aspect of game …

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Jan 06

Little Big Planet 3’s “Secret Gardens” A Capella Cover perf. by Smooth McGroove

Smooth McGroove  is here to whisk you away to the Secret Gardens of Little Big Planet 3. I think this version is actually better.

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