Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Passion for Pixels: Ep 4 - Rebooting a Videogame Franchise


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https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/passion-for-pixels-retro-gaming/id850407896?mt=2
What is the difference between an evolution of a videogame series and a reboot? On this episode of retro gaming podcast Passion for Pixels, Danny and Stian look at differences between the Mario and Sonic series in this regard, and talk about how much the gameplay has to change to be considered a reboot.


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Upgrading the Town Center

It's been a few months since I've given a general update on the state of this blog and figured now was as good of a time as any as a lot of pretty significant stuff has happened over the last two weeks. Overall, I think the blog is going in a good direction even though it seems to be constantly morphing into something different than I initially envisaged. I'm really open to feedback, so if you want to see something in particular over the next while let me know in the comments and I'll see what I can do to make it happen.

Passion for Pixels: Ep 3 - Retro Graphics and Sound

Photo: Fjölnir Ásgeirsson / CC BY

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/passion-for-pixels-retro-gaming/id850407896?mt=2
Stian and Danny talk about the appeal of retro graphics and try to define what old school graphics are, on this episode of retro gaming podcast Passion for Pixels. Most people think of pixels and sprites, but how about those clunky old polygons? The guys also talk about why retro games has such catchy and memorable songs and melodies, and why the SNES destroyed the Genesis in sound quality. Lastly Stian and Danny reminisce about Street Fighter, and talk about their memories of playing what was the most popular game of it's time.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Weekly Roundup - 2014 Week 9

As February wraps up, gamers are preparing for several weeks of epic releases. The Elder Scrolls Online, Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls, and South Park: The Stick of Truth are all coming out soon and all managed to find their way into the news cycle. Also this week, a new Tony Hawk game stirred some excitement until we all realized that is a mobile platform exclusive and Seth Rogan announced he is making a movie about the 1990's Sega/Nintendo rivalry.