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Fun: Valentine’s Day Rinea

Published April 25, 2018 by Amanda B. Greene

I created this over the course of a few weeks, trying to practice my Adobe Illustrator skills, and finished right in time for Valentine’s Day. With the Fire Emblem community, many had the great idea of doing a “Valentian Valentines” themed banner for more Echoes characters in Fire Emblem Heroes. Of course, that didn’t happen, but people had fun thinking about it. So, I felt inspired and felt that Rinea would be perfect for this…

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Last Super Smash Bros. Direct Recap!

Published December 16, 2015 by Amanda B. Greene

Hey guys, I know it’s been a long time since I’ve last blogged on here and I apologize for that. Anyways, yesterday Nintendo had their final Direct for Super Smash Bros. and it was shocking and awesome! New fighters, Corrin and Bayonetta, were announced and are to be released sometime in February. There was also more information on Cloud and his stage and he is available right now. And who could forget about new Mii Fighter costumes?

I’m a huge fan of Fire Emblem and I also enjoyed Bayonetta 1 and 2, so I’m more than excited to eventually play them both. What did you think of the video? You can listen to the GameXplain discussion of it here. To check out the artwork for the new characters from the official Super Smash Bros. website… Read the rest of this entry →

Special: My Miiverse Mission

Published July 10, 2015 by Amanda B. Greene

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When the Miiverse stage came out for Super Smash Bros., I was excited to see some cool drawings. And while there are some great ones, most of them are either “I like [insert character’s name here]” or inappropriate pictures. So, right away I challenged myself to do at least one drawing for each character in the roster. I think I’m doing good so far, please let me know what you think. I’ll keep the list updated.

[Update: 12/27] More fighters to do: Cloud, Corrin, and Bayonetta

[Update: 10/17] Added Marth.

[Update: 8/28] Added Bowser.

If you wish to see the list of characters left to do and all the pictures so far… Read the rest of this entry →

The Art Of Video Games: Part #3 (Story)

Published September 22, 2014 by Amanda B. Greene

This will the final part of the “The Art Of Video Games” series that I’ve been doing; I just wanted to point out some of the greatest things about video games in a fun way while proving that there is a certain art to all of the gaming industry. There’s a lot of talent that goes on in there all around the world. 🙂

Not every game has to have an intriguing story, so they don’t necessarily have to create an entertaining experience in that way, but there are so many fictions that just go beyond in imagination. Some will create alternate events in history while others take you to completely different worlds that should astonish players with what people come up with. Let’s honor some of the best stories in video games. Read the rest of this entry →

The Art Of Video Games: Part #2 (Music)

Published September 14, 2014 by Amanda B. Greene

Music is not typically what you would first think about when talking about video games. It is sometimes the “key element” that truly makes a game. It can completely affect your experience by changing your emotions or thoughts in any given situation. There are plenty of examples where music (or the lack of) will get you pumped or scared for what’s ahead. Horror games or movies have to use this tool to their advantage by giving the audience a false sense of security or getting people to jump at every corner.

Many orchestras and bands often join in on a production, or made to be completely dedicated to creating soundtracks for video games. So be sure to thank them for their great performances the next time you look at media. Musicians truly talented, so they deserve a lot of credit for what they do.

Time for The Top Ten! Read the rest of this entry →

Special: Fan Art

Published September 12, 2014 by Amanda B. Greene

Gamers will sometimes take it upon themselves to show off their appreciation for video games. I’ve seen many things, from amazing drawings to crazy YouTube videos to sweet costumes. At www.gameinformer.com, they can find some of the best creations and place them under a hub called “Gamer Culture”. There was also a magazine called Nintendo Power that would have a dedicated section for fan art. Those are just a couple of sources when there are plenty more to check out.

I’ve done some of my own. Read the rest of this entry →

The Art Of Video Games: Part #1 (Backgrounds)

Published September 6, 2014 by Amanda B. Greene

There are some people who think that video games are not art, but they’re wrong. Video games are art in so many different ways from the backgrounds to the stories that unfold. This is going to be a series on individual qualities because covering everything in one blog would be too long. In Part #1, I’m going to be talking about some of the greatest backgrounds or worlds so far.  Read the rest of this entry →