“Encourage the behavior you want, rather than discouraging the behavior you don’t.” Mark Brown calls his video “How Game Designers Protect Players from Themselves.” But it’s actually about designers protecting their vision. Either way, it’s a must watch.
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The original Sonic the Hedgehog has one of the most catchy and memorable soundtracks in the history of gaming, thanks to composer Masato Nakamura. Now listen as 130Grit Sound Studio performs a trio of familiar tunes from the game, done wonderfully in Dick Dale/surf rock style.
(PG-13) Videogamedunkey talks about the video game industry’s never ending quest for beautiful, detailed, or realistic graphics. While it is mainly a visual medium, the quality of a game’s graphics – and all other aspects – should be second to the quality of its gameplay.
The A.V. Club visited the factory of legendary pinball maker Stern Pinball. The video shows a few of the more than 3,500 parts that make up a pinball machine, before walking us through the assembly process. They’ve moved to a bigger factory since we visited.
Conan O’Brien and Kumail Nanjiani head to Middle Earth, where they spend their time complaining about the lack of OSHA-compliant railings, visit the world’s best P.F. Chang’s, and encounter “Dûgz the Agonizer,” who sounds suspiciously like Dinesh from Silicon Valley.
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Seth Everman is back at his Yamaha to resume his hilarious, yet painfully accurate take on video game music tropes, poking fun at everything from unskippable cutscenes to those stupid underwater levels where you run out of oxygen and can’t move like you normally do.
“In this place, ain’t no such as civilized.” Red Dead Redemption 2 has been pushed back to Spring 2018, but at least it’s still looking mighty fine. The trailer hints at a tale of honor among outlaws, starring the anti-hero Arthur Morgan, the Van der Linde gang, and the wild West.
The latest from gadget wizard Love Hulten. The Zette System looks like a toy boombox, but it’s actually a portable retro video game console. The tape deck splits into two controllers, and one of the speakers has a 480p projector. There’s also a variant that has an arcade stick.
8Bitdo’s new SN30 Pro (SNES colors) and SF30 Pro (Super Famicom colors) wireless gamepads work with a variety of gaming systems, including the Nintendo Switch, the Raspberry Pi and PCs. It has two analog sticks, four shoulder buttons, a screenshot button and more.
Wizards of the Coast recognizes Hearthstone‘s contributions to the collectible card game genre and is following suit with Magic: The Gathering Arena. It’s an upcoming free-to-play digital CCG that combines MTG’s Standard cards with flashy and viewer-friendly visuals. More here.
Razer’s even pricier alternative to the Xbox One Elite Controller. The Wolverine Ultimate has six extra inputs – two remappable bumpers and four triggers – plus a quick control panel. It also has extra thumbsticks and d-pads, and of course Chroma RGB LEDs.
Aside from its potentially revolutionary four-player drop-in drop-out coop, Divinity: Original Sin 2 will try to take CRPGs to the next level with its new undead race. Undead characters can take on other identities similar to Game of Thrones’ Faceless Men.