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Warped Pipes: At Long Last, Let's Talk About Super Mario Bros. Warped Pipes: At Long Last, Let's Talk About Super Mario Bros.

Welcome back to Warped Pipes, the series where I sort through the Super Mario video game franchise in order to create a timeline of events. Today marks an especially important entry as I’ll be looking into what is, arguably, the most influential game in the long-running series. If you are new to Warped Pipes, I…

The co-op mechanics in Pokémon Let's go are...actually really fun? The co-op mechanics in Pokémon Let's go are...actually really fun?

I’ve had a hankering for a good, old fashioned pokémon game now for quite some time. The same sort of itch you get when it’s been about one and a half years since you last played Minecraft. You know that you won’t really get anything fresh or new out of it, but you still miss it.

Playing Inazuma Eleven 2 Blizzard (Part 1) Playing Inazuma Eleven 2 Blizzard (Part 1)

Having recently watched the Inazuma Eleven Scales of Ares anime which acts as a reboot of the original series 2nd arc, I decided to once more make my way through the original 2nd arc, this time however, through the 2nd game rather than the anime. It’s been a long time since I finished the 1st game in the series and…

Developer Journal Day Sixty-Three Developer Journal Day Sixty-Three

Finally over my stupid cold. To understand, more than a week passed between my last Developer Journal and this one. I’m back on the final cut scene of the prologue and once again, because it involves a bunch of buildings it’s taking forever. I promise not all the cut scenes and backgrounds require skyscrapers and…

Developer Journal Day Sixty-Two

Been sidelined by a nasty fall cold, so no new work to speak of. I have one cut scene left to draw for the prologue to be finished, then I need to code everything in so I can work on the first act. I know some people can work when they are sick, but I never can. My head is all swimmy and I can’t focus on anything…

TAY: Open Forum TAY: Open Forum

Welcome to the Open Forum, hosted by Kotaku’s reader-run blog, TAY. Feel free to join in the topic discussion, or comment about anything. Feel free to check out the other articles on TAY, AniTAY and TAYClassic. Is this is your first time on TAY? Then check out this TAYTorial!

VIRGINIA brilliantly shows how editing can improve storytelling [VIDEO] VIRGINIA brilliantly shows how editing can improve storytelling [VIDEO]

I’m giving video content a try with my series Play this! In it, I highlight overlooked games and the reasons why I think you should play them! Today I wanna talk about Virginia, a game that shows how “editing” can improve storytelling in games.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Is a Weird and Inconsistent Game and I Kind of Love It Assassin's Creed Odyssey Is a Weird and Inconsistent Game and I Kind of Love It

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is a tough game to quantify. On one hand it’s a stupidly huge, idiotically beautiful open world game that is a blast to explore. On the other hand, it has the same Ubisoft checklist-style game design ingrained into that world. And on my protruding Kuato-like growth’s hands it is one of the…

Warped Pipes: The Story So Far Warped Pipes: The Story So Far

In the next Warped Pipes article, we will see everything change in Super Mario Bros. Before discussing that series-defining game, I want to briefly summarize the story as it stands and examine how we get to Mario and Luigi saving the Mushroom Kingdom. Keep in mind that this is all my own interpretation and, while I…

Understanding the scope of game development Understanding the scope of game development

I guess it’s true what they say: you really can’t properly understand something until you try it for yourself. And having actually gotten started with learning game development, I can now safely say that I really didn’t understand just how massive it is.

Yes, I Do Think Netflix Is Trying To Kill Its Marvel Shows Yes, I Do Think Netflix Is Trying To Kill Its Marvel Shows

Ever since the back-to-back cancellations of Iron Fist and Luke Cage, fans have been wondering about the state of the Marvel-Netflix series. Is this the beginning of the end? Is this once-promising universe about street level superheroes in New York on its way out? Is Netflix planning to cancel Daredevil, Jessica Jones…

How Mass Effect Made Me Question Sexuality in Games How Mass Effect Made Me Question Sexuality in Games

Commander Shepard is, in my opinion, one of the most important characters in gaming. This is because of how much you the player shapes them. From their origins to their appearance and of course their decisions, you take what is essentially a stock action story protagonist and flesh them out throughout your play. After…

Warped Pipes: How Exactly Does Wrecking Crew Fit Into the Mario Timeline? Warped Pipes: How Exactly Does Wrecking Crew Fit Into the Mario Timeline?

You’re reading Warped Pipes, the series where I try my darndest to put all of the Super Mario games in order, one by one. This time, I’ll be deconstructing...

Under the Bright Lights Under the Bright Lights

Starting about a year and a half ago, my friend John and I made a series of recordings. John would come to my apartment in Koreatown, Los Angeles with a large plastic tub full of audio recording equipment– microphones, a Zoom multitrack recorder, wind screens, miniature tripods. We had a shared google doc with topics…

Warped Pipes: I Guess We Need to Talk About Donkey Kong Hockey Warped Pipes: I Guess We Need to Talk About Donkey Kong Hockey

You’re reading Warped Pipes, the series where I try to deconvolute the story of the long running Super Mario video game franchise. This time around, we are getting our sticks and heading to the field in...

TAY: Open forum  TAY: Open forum 

Welcome to the Open Forum, hosted by Kotaku’s reader-run blog, TAY. Feel free to join in the topic discussion, or comment about anything. Feel free to check out the other articles on TAY, AniTAY and TAYClassic. Is this is your first time on TAY? Then check out this TAYTorial!

Extra Life 2018! Extra Life 2018!

It’s that time of year again! 24 hours straight of video game play to benefit children’s hospitals. This will be the first year I’ll get to play on the actual date as I’ve now retired from actual marathon running and moved to just video game marathons. I’d say this type is a little bit more fun. I’ll be playing…

Developer Journal Day Sixty-One Developer Journal Day Sixty-One

Today I’m going to show you guys how I work on the cut scenes for Kaiju Crush.

Developer Journal Day Sixty Developer Journal Day Sixty

Today marks the day that would have been the last day of the Six-TAY Day Writing Challenge if I hadn’t gotten the leg sweep from life. I would have much preferred being able to do it all at once instead of falling on my teeth all the time, but progress is still progress. Coding is currently still banging my head…

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