Diggin’ in the Carts: A Video Game Music Documentary


I've never thought about it much until now. The influence that Japanese video game music has had on our culture is certainly underestimated. Just think of the hours and hours that gamers have listened to in the course of their life! In fact, in the documentary Diggin' in the Carts, they argue that video game music is Japan's number one exported art in the world. I'd have a hard time arguing that point. ... Continue Reading

Contraption Maker [Game Review]

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Contraption Maker is a digital Rube Goldberg machine maker and puzzler. This was launched as a remake of the classic Incredible Machine game from back in the day. And it's a load of fun. :) In a day and age of 3D eye candy, this really breaks the form. I had fun playing around on it, but I actually snagged it for my 7-year old son who is just loving it! Best of all, it's on sale until September 29th for only $1.49! Check it out: ... Continue Reading

Minecraft vs Mario

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Minecraft's Steve faces Mario in an #EPIC battle of pixel perfection. If you know and love these two games, you'll enjoy this amazing video. They've done such a good job with it! Not only is the production really good—the effects and elements—but the overall story dynamic. Sure, it's only a few minutes long, so maybe 'story dynamic' is a bit over the top, but they capture the essence of both characters so well! Take a look, you'll see what I mean: ... Continue Reading

What Was Your First Handheld Gaming System?

Retro Gameboy Awesome

Portable gaming has radically changed over the past 25-years. No surprise, I suppose. Both tablets and smartphones have really contributed to this swing and has even influenced a change in how games are marketed, priced and designed. We've shifted from games that are developed to be played for hours and hours with no updates, to games that are played in smaller time fragments and have regular updates that enhance, change and fix gameplay. What was your first handheld gaming system? My kids ... Continue Reading

How-To Build an Awesome Minecraft Church [Tutorials]

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After seeing these awesome Minecraft churches, I had plenty of inspiration to build one of my own. :D However, building awesome structures in Minecraft is not always as easy as it looks. So, I dug up a couple of solid tutorials and thought I would share them with you. The first is image based and is a little hard to follow, but if you're really good with building in Minecraft, you'll probably manage. The second tutorial is a video based and much easier to follow along. ... Continue Reading

The Evolution of Mobile Gaming [Infographic]

Best Gameboy EVER

Mobile gaming is HUGE and it didn't happen overnight. As it states in the infographic below: “With the average smartphone user spending nearly an hour a day playing games on their phone, it’s little wonder why the mobile game industry is massive and growing and why mobile game developers are in increasing demand. But mobile games weren’t always so slick and immersive; let’s take a look at the history of mobile games.” ... Continue Reading

Awesome Minecraft Churches [Images & Videos]

Minecraft Church Screen

Our family loves Minecraft. As we were working on a new town, recently, I was in charge of building the various buildings. A blacksmith, bakery, lumber yard, art gallery, library and so on. And then the thought occurred to me, “What about a church!?!” These kind of Minecraft questions always lead to an immediate Google Image search. I was pleasantly surprised to find some awesome Minecraft churches: ... Continue Reading