With Listmas taking place in the chilly grip of wintertime, it’s only natural that some of our lists reflect this icy time of year. We’ve already covered snowy levels and chilly characters in past years, so it’s high time we discussed eight chilly songs that will surely have you buttoning up your coats and seeking out a hot mug of cocoa. Continue reading Listmas 2016: Eight of the Chilliest Songs in Gaming
In this season of giving and good will towards all, it would only be fair for at least one Listmas list to give some attention to the oft under-appreciated sidekicks of gaming. It can be easy for said sidekicks to get lost within the shadow of the more famed hero of the game, but that doesn’t mean they are any less important, for they are so often there to provide the hero with advice and support or, at the very least, give voice to those silent protagonists out there. This is for you, sidekicks. Continue reading Listmas 2016: An Ode to Sidekicks
Ah, back to the 30-day video game topics. Despite the obvious implication that this is only supposed to span the course of roughly a month, these posts have been taking me years to get through. Well, better get back to it. Right now, we’re only on day 13. The topic: a game I’ve played more than five times. There are a lot of games I could name right now that I’ve played far more times than is sane, but the one I’ve chosen to discuss is Donkey Kong Country 2. By now, many of you are probably more than familiar with the fact that I love this game. Even more of you are probably just familiar with this game due to your own experiences with it and don’t need any explanation for why it’s such a great game. So I’m not getting into that. The game was released in 1995, for crying out loud! That was 21 years ago! Wow, has it really been that long…?
All right, so, instead of telling you guys what this game is all about, why don’t I tell you about five of my most memorable experiences with this amazing game? The first time I really got into playing Super Nintendo games was when my parents had the SNES connected to a TV in the basement. Being out of the way, it made it so much easier to play these games to my heart’s content, unlike the poor Nintendo 64, which was in the living room. (You see, the coaxial cable part of the basement TV was okay, so the SNES worked just fine on it. But the composite…thingies on that TV stopped working, so our N64 only got sound and no picture. That’s why we got a new TV to connect the N64 to, along with all our other newer devices at the time, while the other TV, along with the SNES, got moved into the basement.) We already had about 20 SNES games, and some of my best memories from my ducklinghood involved me spending hours in the basement trying out a whole bunch of games I had never played before. Continue reading Day 13: A Game I’ve Played More Than Five Times
Another month nearly done; another look back on our month in videos! If you like watching people play games (and be people, I mean myself, The Duck of Indeed, and Hatm0nster!), please do subscribe to our YouTube channel. Every little bit of support goes a long way in keeping us motivated to make great videos just for you. 🙂
Now…on with the show!
The month started out with The Duck of Indeed’s new playthrough of Super Mario Galaxy. This unique and now-classic entry into the Mario series is amazingly fun to watch and remains one of Nintendo’s best games in recent memory. Seriously, who could forget Bee Mario!
I had to check several times to make sure no one had already written about this one, as Mining Melancholy might possibly be one of the most brilliant songs in a game that already has plenty of amazing tracks. As expected, Mining Melancholy is found in every mine level of Donkey Kong Country 2. As you play through these often frustrating levels (thanks to the fact that every single one is vertical, which means that one mistake could send you tumbling back to the start of the level, or worse), if you pay attention to the background, you’ll notice the tools left behind by the miners. Pickaxes, explosives, buckets, what have you. And let’s not forget those huge sparkling gems we catch glimpses of in the distance. Those things are massive! Continue reading Resonance: Mining Melancholy
With another month nearly done, it’s time for our look back on our YouTube happenings in May!
First off, we want to give a big shoutout to our subscribers, those who have been with us for awhile, and those who just signed on. THANK YOU! We appreciate the support, as well as your likes and comments. Keep ’em coming! 😀
Now, let’s get on with the videos. First up, let’s talk about classic games, because our “Nostalgic Notions” series has been booming! I uploaded several more videos of games featured on the Activision Anthology for the PlayStation 2. It’s hard to choose favorites, but I think the games Oink! and Pitfall! were both pretty great in their own ways. (And I’m not just saying that because their titles contain exclamations points. Though that doesn’t hurt!)
Greetings, fellow gamers and content creators! We’re happy to introduce here a new monthly feature on the site called “YouTube Highlights,” which is, well…all about highlights from our YouTube channel! For many months now, myself, The Duck of Indeed, and Hatm0nster have been hard at work making all sorts of gaming videos. As such, it’s easy for videos to get lost in the shuffle that is YouTube. To help folks navigate their way through our channel’s waters, I’m going to be featuring a handful of our videos in a post like this very one you’re reading at the end of each month. That way, if you don’t have time to cull through ALL our videos (we know, it’s a lot, and there’s plenty more to come!), you’ll at least get to sample some of our wondrously delicious gaming fare.
So, without further ado, let’s get to our April highlights!
First up, let’s talk about The Division! The hype surrounding this game’s release last month was overwhelming , and it continues to be a juggernaut. Part of the game’s appeal is it story, upon which Hatm0nster capitalized in the video “Division Lore: The National Guard,” the first of a series.
Next, April saw the continuation of a couple of our Let’s Play series by the Duck of Indeed of Super Paper Mario and Donkey Kong Country 2. Both of these fantastic games remain fun and challenging, no matter if you only ever played them once or a hundred times!
Here you can catch the Duck, er…the Kongs swinging through Barrel Bayou:
And in Super Paper Mario, what’s up with Princess Peach in this creepy, oddball land?
If classic gaming is your thing, then our Nostalgic Notions series is for you! This month I returned with games from the Activision Anthology, and The Duck ventured onward with games from Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection.
As far as Atari games went, could they have been any stranger than Kabobber?
Yes, they could have, and they did, especially with Decap Attack, which The Duck played. It features a mummy with the ability to shoot…his face. Yep, that’s strange, all right.
Finally, this past month The Duck returned to the terrifying realm of Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza with Five Night’s at Freddy’s 2! It’s a must watch! If you dare watch, that is.
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