I No Longer Fear Change AKA A Thank You Letter for Naughty Dog

If you’re familiar with the Jak and Daxter series from the PS2 era, then you’ll no doubt be aware of the drastic departure in tone the series made beginning with Jak 2.  The first game, Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, was a lighthearted collectathon not unlike Banjo-Kazooie and Super Mario 64.  And then Jak…

The Duck’s Top 10 Video Game Songs

While we have discussed often songs that have resonated with us (and the Duck has frequently listed top 5’s and 10’s from various games over on my own blog), we have yet to compile a list of our top songs from video games in general.  Today, I am going to right this wrong with a…

Resonance: Snowy Mountain

For our next Resonance post, we shall be visiting one of the Duck’s favorite platformers, the original Jak and Daxter on the PS2.  This game’s soundtrack is unique in that the music is almost…not there, in a sense.  And that’s kind of what I like about it.  There’s just something about this game that relaxes…

Daxter: Gaming’s Best and Most Hapless Fool

If ever there was a character whose life was the embodiment of April Fool’s Day, it’s Daxter. Forming the crucial (but actually not-so-crucial) second half of the Jak & Daxter team, Daxter has had a rough go of it over the course of the Jak & Daxter games. His monumental run of bad luck actually…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #50

Welcome back to our humble abode, dear friends and acquaintances.  This week marks our fiftieth YouTube highlights post, and oh, what things we have to share for it! We bid a bittersweet adieu to one Let’s Play, traveled with a dragon as it took down beasties of all sorts, and enjoyed a lovely piano tune…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #49

Hello and good day to all our fine Internet friends! We’re happy to welcome in a little sunshine on this fine Friday, because, after all, it is Friday. And we can think of no better way to celebrate the arrival of yet another Friday than with more YouTube Highlights! Yes, it is that most glorious…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #48

Another week, another YouTube Highlights post! And a fine hello to one and all. Somehow we’ve come round to yet another Friday, (funny how that happens…) and so we must dispense with sharing a little gaming frivolity courtesy of our YouTube channel. Not that our videos are frivolous…no, not at all! We aim to bring…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #47

Good day, kind folks. It is with a wave and a flourish that we present our weekly feature that’s all about our YouTube channel. Yes, it is time for our YouTube Highlights! And oh, what a week is has been, filled with ottsels and Ordynes! (Promise that will make sense soon if it already doesn’t.)…

Listmas 2017: Three Game Series I Started in the Middle

Being a gamer means missing important games from time to time. There are simply too many games released in a given year to keep up with them all, even if you only like a couple of genres. Not that that’s my excuse for getting into games late, though. It just keeps managing to happen for…