Friday, May 13, 2016

Blog: Favourite YouTube Videos (Volume 131)

In this volume of my favourite YouTube videos, we talk about the web then go back in time with two very nostalgic video game themes.

  • First, Michael from VSauce wants to talk about how and why we surf the Web (and why the web is not the net).
  • Next, Caitlin and Vaughan take a trip back in time with the Menu Theme from Wolfenstein 3D.
  • Finally, Mr. Smooth McGroove straps into his Ar-Wing and takes us back to the SNES Star Fox. Goood luck!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Blog: Favourite YouTube Videos (Volume 130)

In this volume of my favourite YouTube videos, it's music day. Wake up, suck up and chill!

  • First, get up, and don't forget to wake Pomplamoose up before you Go!
  • Next, Brentalfloss flosses up the theme to Luigi's Mansion. So grab your vacuum and get to work (although I don't recommend listening to the cover if you're planning to play the game in the near future, the ear worm quotient is ... high).
  • Finally, CalebElijah plays "Sub Zero Snow Field" from Seiken Densetsu 3, which I think may be one of the most beautiful pieces of music in video games. Certainly the cover is absolutely gorgeous. 

Friday, April 29, 2016

Blog: Favourite YouTube Videos (Volume 129)

In this volume of my favourite YouTube videos, we pull out or magnets, bang our air drums and then try to catch them all.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Blog: Favourite YouTube Videos (Volume 128)

In this volume of my favourite YouTube videos, we figure out who we are, why Yoshi is cool and why you should be careful when you're feeling fancy.

  • First, Micheleh takes a few minutes to look at who he is through the lens of media and passes on some very sage advice at the same time. Then stick around for his DVD extras, where he rants (very well) about "Content" and why it's a useless and insulting term.
  • Next, Josh talks about how Super Mario World is Really Freakin' Clever. He touches on how Super Mario World has a lot of flexibility (more than many of the following Mario games) and how Yoshi is integral to how we understand the game (and how he's an aspect of the game, not just level design). He also talked about how easily Mario game communicate what the rules of the game are and I was reminded of this video from Jamin from PBS Digital Studios Game Show.
  • Finally, if you need a little dose of weird this week, Pomplamoose, covered "Puttin On The Ritz." Remember folks, always keep your trip hazards under control or the lemons won't stop singing.