The best videogame universes have easily-relatable themes or strong canon storylines that can be appreciated as they are depicted originally. But they can also be analyzed through the lens of allegory. The Game Theorists, a YouTube channel, offers videogamers a sometimes serious, sometimes tongue-in-cheek look into the meaning hidden behind our favorite game characters and Continue reading Remember, it’s just a theory – a Game Theory
There are no more updates planned for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 – in fact, it may end up being the last game in the Marvel VS Capcom franchise, as Marvel Entertainment (or should I say Disney?) has most likely decided not to let Capcom renew its license with them (the same thing Continue reading Skullgirls – Holding Up the Flag for 2D Tag Team Fighting
Some people prefer fast-paced real-time strategy titles like Starcraft 2, where choices have to be made on the fly and their impact on the battlefield is immediately obvious. Others, including me, prefer the deliberation of turn-based strategy, where you are given time to weigh the consequences of each decision so Continue reading Yasumi Matsuno and Playdek join forces to bring you the spiritual successor to Tactics Ogre and Final Fantasy Tactics: Unsung Story
Dorkly is the sister site of CollegeHumor, and it caters to videogamers by messing with established franchises’ lore/canon and injecting it with slice-of-life awkwardness, social commentary, or outright ridiculousness. In short, they make funny videos. (^_~) The spritework is quite impressive, too. If you grew up with Continue reading Dorkly – a godsend for gamers born in the 80s and beyond
Half-Minute Hero was one of the funniest, most inventive, and downright enjoyable RPGs I have ever played. It’s a lot like DiveKick – it pokes fun at its genre’s tropes while being a brilliant game in its own right. So I was really happy to find out that it’s been Continue reading Half-Minute Hero 1 and 2, now available for PC via Steam!
I love DiveKick. A tense one-hit kill fighting game where you don’t need to master anything execution-related; where you can focus on setups, reads, character-specific matchup adjustments – yup, sign me up for that! (^_^) I had some issues with it, though. Although it had good netcode (it uses Continue reading DiveKick FINALLY gets an update!
Kenichi Maeyamada, who goes by the handle Hyadain, is famous for his anime and videogame soundtrack remixes. His rearrangements are definitely catchy, and there’s a catch to them, too – the female vocal portions are sung by Maeyamada himself! He uses a voice synthesizer program to make the Continue reading Get into the groove with Hyadain’s videogame OST remixes!