Tune in to OCremix’s Eevee EP!

August 20, 2013

Well I just wanted to drop a blurb about the latest release from OCremix so no one missed it. It is called the Eevee EP and it’s fantastic. It departs from retro a bit because the remixes span the original series up to the newer games, but it’s worth every breach of protocol. There’s a total of 9 tracks and every one of them is excellent. Each evolution of Eevee is given a song plus Eevee him/herself.

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~Dan


Return of the Speed Run Article: Ocarina of Time

August 1, 2013

Cosmo Wright. A well known name in speed runs these days. His latest run on Twitch TV certainly turned a few heads: 22 Minutes for: Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Much faster than my 8 or 9 hours… I thought that was the world record until I did a few searches to discover that nedeaS managed to shave 3 minutes off (somehow!). Both videos have jaw-dropping actions and insane glitches, but, I think the most interesting one to watch is actually the slower of the two.

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Chaos Legion – A Love Triangle and Killing your Best Friend

July 30, 2013

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Games give us a unique look into human interaction. Often they will look into how people become friends/comrades, or how a hero and a villain fight against each other. Seeing a friend become a villain, friendships in dire straights, and troubled love triangles, however, are rarely portrayed in games. I find, from personal experience, that each of these situations are very emotionally charged, and they leave deep emotional marks on those involved. Whether watching them happen to other people real life or in games, memories and emotions can’t help but be brought up to the surface as a response – both  of experiences I am quite familiar with. One of the games that I believe is a good example of this emotional struggle is a Gothic opera known as Chaos Legion.

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When Nostalgia Unites: DoYouRemember

July 29, 2013

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Today we will feature an article from a blog that share’s our interest: retro-gaming. The topic this particular time is joysticks. The homebrew comm– *cough* I mean professionals have cooked up an excellent iPhone add on that let’s you play tons of arcade classics through your apple device. Check it out for more details.

https://www.doyouremember.com/news/the-thrill-of-the-joystick

~Dan


Mario for Rent

April 9, 2013

Well I want to break up my series about mythology to bring up something that has kind of become a background noise in our lives: renting games. Maybe a decent number of you still do it and I’m misinformed – even though blockbuster is kind of gone these days; I recognize that things like redbox present some opportunities for renting games. But my big thing is: Is ownership everything?

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A Trip to the Smithsonian- The Art of Video Games Exhibit

September 21, 2012

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Every once in a while, an event pops up around the country, one that you really want to experience.  It is almost always, unfortunately, in a place that is nowhere near your place.  What would you do in this situation?  Most people would pass it up due to the usual factors- work, overly attached girlfriend, or laziness.  I’ve found, however, that with catalysts such as an enthused friend and a free weekend, one might decide to make the trip.

Now if all I talked about was how I “almost” went to “The Art of Video Games” exhibit, this would be as disappointing to write as it would be to read. Good thing I went!  I left Buffalo, NY with a friend of mine on a Friday night, and we drove 7 hours straight to D.C. all to see the museums and TAVG.  Was it worth it?  Oh heck yes.

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Western vs Eastern: Divisions in VGM

February 9, 2012

Two of the biggest terms that one encounters in VGM are west and east, and while they inherently don’t, – or shouldn’t – play a role in the quality of music, there are some appreciable differences that are worth being aware of in order to fully appreciate the music. This article will give you a brief picture of the divided world of Video Game music fandom.

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