Jan 28

Solid is Better Than a Square – Did You Know Gaming on Metal Gear Solid

DidYouKnowGaming? tells us just how much Hideo Kojima was influenced by film with his Metal Gear series. It turns out, a lot.  

Jan 28

Plus10toResistFire: “On the Stress of Finishing Games” by Jay

An interesting article on Plus10toFireResist by Jay on the stress of finishing games, which is something I can totally relate to.   In the last year and half I can say that I’ve run into games that were a grind to get through but I still wanted to just so I could say that I …

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Jan 27

Twilight Princess’s “Midna’s Lament” Guitar Cover perf. by CSGuitar89

  CSGuitar89 performs a cover of Midna’s Lament from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and manages to capture the haunting sadness that made the original such a memorable tune while giving it his own personal flair.    

Jan 27

The Goals in Games and Why They Matter – PBS Game/Show

  PBS Game/Show‘s Jamin discusses goals and objectives in games and how important it is to get good ones.   This is a great video for teaching a little more about the basics of game design than I think most people realize. A game needs an objective. It needs to settle it’s end state in …

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Jan 27

“Inside Squid” – Nintendo/Disney Crossover Fanart by MrHaliboot

Deviantartist MrHaliboot has some cool pieces of fanart that smashes together beloved Nintendo games with some of Disney’s most recent films. Take a look at these and then be sure to check out the rest of his gallery.   

Jan 26

Metal Gear Solid’s “Main Theme” Accordion Cover perf. by Jackson Parodi

  Did you ever think you’ll hear the Metal Gear Solid theme played on the accordion? Well, you can thank Jackson Parodi for this.

Jan 26

Idea Channel Asks if Undertale is Perhaps the Most Violent Game of 2015

  PBS Idea Channel has a video that is kind of related to what I was saying about Undertale last week. Mike has a pretty interesting take on violence in Undertale, where instead of the game forcing the player to act as an aggressor, the game gives the player the choice and that makes the …

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Jan 26

FemHype: “When Representation Lifts, When Representation Hurts” by Ashe

This is a really cool article by Ashe of FemHype who discusses representation in games and the effect it can have on the player.   I for one know how awesome it is to finally be able to play as a character that looks even a little like me and at the same time I …

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Jan 25

Snow Board Kids 2’s “Jingle Town” Metal Cover perf. by RichaadEB

  RichaadEB gives us a pretty awesome metal cover of Jingle Town from Snowboard Kids 2.

Jan 25

Gotta Catch All These Berries for Pokeball Parfait – Rosanna Pansino and Shane Dawson

  Rosanna Pansino and her special guest Shane Dawson create a special breakfast recipe for all those Pokemon trainers out there.  

Jan 25

Neko Atsume

The famous cat game that has taken over my life.   I have no idea why I’m still playing this game, or if this even is a game though I don’t mind so much if it wasn’t. I think. Let me explain the “game.” All you do is buy items and place them on your …

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Jan 25

Gingear Studios: “Why I Quit my Dream Job at Ubisoft” by Maxime Beaudoin

Here is a blog post from Maxime Beaudoin, a former Ubisoft developer who worked on Assassin’s Creed Syndicate and other titles, on why he quit his dream job to go indie. It’s a really inspirational read about why someone like him or I would even get into game development.

Jan 24

Could Portal Be a Feminist Masterpiece? – PBS Game/Show

  Jamin of PBS Game/Show argues on this episode that Portal is a feminist masterpiece to which I hesitantly disagree.   Portal is an important game and putting why I disagree accurately into words has been difficult. I suppose the only way to put it is that Chell not being an actual character really prevents …

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Jan 24

Polygon: “The game industry of Iran” By Yara Elmjouie

An excellent article by Polygon’s Yara Elmjouie on the state of the gaming industry of Iran. It’s fascinating to hear about what it’s like over there, both for gamers and game developers. The rule are just completely different, where piracy is the only way gamers there have access to many of the big name titles …

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Jan 23

Turning Down the Hype Machine – The Point

  GameSpot‘s Danny talks about the hype machine on this episode of The Point.   I’m not entirely sure how much I agree with this video. I do believe the “hype machine” is real, but does it really make good game seem better because you go in with low or met expectations? I guess it’s …

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