Here’s a pretty awesome music video. Make sure watch it through the end of the song.
You know what’s awesome? Artist Campbell Whyte painting 375 NES inspired paintings, that’s what. He was doing a painting a day for a little over a year which is pretty insane. Each painting is inspired by a different NES game. Take a look at his impressive catalogue which acts like a trip down memory lane of gaming. I mean look, it’s Dynowarz!
My love for great trailer mash-ups continues with The Lion King Rises. It’s actually kind of frightening how well this person matched up The Lion King to the newest Dark Knight Rises trailer. Check it out!
I didn’t get to play everything that came out this year. This fall was extremely tough due to the sheer number of games that came out all at once. I missed some big titles that I’m still dying to play but they will have to wait. Even with some omissions, I had a hard time narrowing it down to only 5 games. This isn’t a list of what I deem the best games of the year, this is just a list of my favorite games of the year. Enjoy!
Dark Souls: This game is simply mean, but that’s what I love about it. Dark Souls reminds me of my childhood playing frustratingly hard games on the NES. So then, why is it one of my favorites of the year? Due to the crushing difficulty, when you do succeed at something, you jump up in the air and scream and shout and dance. The game’s difficulty makes it so damn rewarding
Mortal Kombat: This is another game that plays on nostalgia for me and it provided me with so much joyous carnage. It’s the first game in years that I had people over and we played in the same room together. Needless to say, we all reverted to 13-year-olds and cheered when we performed fatalities on one another.
Portal 2: While there have been some funny movies this year, I would probably say that Portal 2 is the funniest thing I’ve experienced this year. On top of that, it’s simply an incredibly well-crafted game. Valve always does an amazing job at telling story through gameplay and Portal 2 is no exception. I’m in space.
Batman: Arkham City: I don’t know if I can express how much I love Rocksteady’s take on Batman. It’s dark, gritty and brutal, yet stylized and other worldly. While the story is great, super exciting and pushes Batman to his limits, the real reason I can’t get enough of this game is because it makes you feel like Batman. The stealth stuff is awesome but I simply love the combat system in this game. There are few things as gratifying as clearing an entire group of thugs out in one massive 50 plus hit combo.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: People have been taking “staycations” just to explore the world of Skyrim. I know I would if I had the vacation time. Just simply wandering around Skyrim is a game in and of itself, and then there’s hundreds of quests to go on too! I’ve been playing this game for a month and haven’t even scratched the surface of it. If I could only pick one game to play for a year, it would be Skyrim hands down, no contest.
I’ve been waiting for this movie to come out for years now, literally. It was filmed before Chris Hemsworth was Thor. It may have even been before his cameo in Star Trek. All I really knew/know is that it’s a horror movie co-written by Joss Whedon which made me pay attention. Anyway, the movie is finally being released this April and I couldn’t be more pumped. They just put up this great trailer for it. I can’t wait! Check it out!
Hooray! Easily, my favorite movie of this year has been the UK horror/comedy Attack the Block. I saw it a couple times in the theater and was dreading not being able to watch it for another 6 months or so while I waited for it to be released on Blu-Ray here in the states. Luckily however, the movie gods have smiled down upon me and the DVD and Blu-Ray will be released here in North America on October 25th! Sweet! I can’t wait to watch this film again and share it with anyone who has eyeballs and hasn’t seen it. This announcement totally made my day!
I found this trailer a little late but I love it and wanted to share it. It’s a trailer for a documentary about indie video game development. The makers of the film did successfully raise the money they needed to finish the film which is really exciting to me. I can’t wait to see the finished product.
Ever since the a cappella of the Inception trailer, I’ve been a sucker for movie a cappella mash-ups. My latest obssession comes from Matt Mulholland who does a multitrack layering of him himself recreating all the sounds from the lobby shootout scene in The Matrix. Check it out!