Opinion: Fan Remixes I’d Love to See in Smash Ultimate (Part VII)

This is part VII of my Smash Ultimate Fan Remix series! Of course, this is nigh impossible to ever happen, but if Nintendo for some reason opened up the floodgates for fan submissions, here’s one per franchise currently in Smash (barring a few exceptions: smaller franchises like Balloon Fight, Ice Climbers or Nintendogs have been…

Opinions: Decade of Memories – The 15 Best Video Game Fan Arts this Decade

Fan art is something I was once really really into collecting. Around 2015 I sort of backed off from doing so, but I’ve been revisiting DeviantArt and reconnecting into that channel of inspiration and craftsmanship that can emphasize how amazing characters from games can be when reinterpreted by their fans. Not ALL of these efforts…

Music: Top 25 Video Game Fan Remixes: #16 – 20

Rock band On Being Human splits its focus between original music and video game covers, and when they switch over to the VGM side of things they’re quite smashing at it. Their medley of Goldeneye injects a lot of apropos edge to the spectacular soundtrack, and their rapid fire transitions give a lot of songs…

Art: Fan Art from Talented Women Pt. 2

Once again, here’s a quick post of three fan artists I really like. I’ll link their art page underneath each image. Enjoy! “The Girl in the Magitek Armor” by jurithedreamer (Final Fantasy VI) “Bioshock Inf” by Alteya (Bioshock Infinite) “Zelda – Navigating” by hadece (Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker)

Music – Women Who Make Badass VGM Fan Remixes Pt. 2

Today I’d like to continue talking a little about some women fan remixers who have done some amazing mixes reimagining video game compositions — namely RPGs — in novel directions! RebeccaETripp has been on fire lately, becoming one of OC Remix’s most frequent contributors the past few years. She absolutely nails the mood of her…

Opinion: The Ones that Got Away, 2018 Edition

So let’s start thinking about Year-End stuff, huh? A good starting point would be looking at the games I attempted to play but just petered out on. I don’t think there’s as many as there was last year…but there are some major ones! Final Fantasy VI Advance I wrote an essay on this earlier this…

Opinion: Final Fantasy VI…geez do I want to like it…

I have been in a long term debate with Final Fantasy VI for quite a few years now. I’ve owned it in most ways I have had the opportunity to (SNES cart, GBA cart, SNES Virtual Console version for the Wii), and yet…there’s just something that is holding me back from just adoring it. And…

Music: 5 VGM Favorites from the 16-bit Era

It’s the new year, so let’s continue writing about my favorite VGM! I’m going to try to do this twice per month here on in to rush through the rest of these songs. This time, let’s focus on 16-bit jams! Whirlwind, Shinobi III: The Ninja Master, Hirofumi Murasaki/Morihiko Akiyama/Masayuki Nagao, Genesis, Sega, 1993 This is…