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  • Blog Post: Learn How Pikmin, Will Wright, And M.C. Escher Snuck Into Zelda Games

    The latest episode of Did You Know Gaming uncovers more about the Zelda series. In the video you will find out M.C. Escher's piece, Another World, likely inspired a dungeon in Twilight Princess, where Pikmin references show up in Wind Waker and Minish Cap, and how Will Wright (creator of SimCity... More
  • Blog Post: Learn Some Of The Hyper-Intricacies Of Super Smash Bros. Combat

    Super Smash Bros. is much deeper than most give it credit it for and the latest video from YouTube channel Did You Know Gaming breaks down some of the highest of highest-level strategies in the game. Check out the video below to learn all about smooth Landings, L-canceling, crouch-canceling, directional... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion – Who Is The Best Super Smash Bros. Fighter?

    It's a question with a different answer for nearly everyone who has played a Smash Bros. game, but we want to know your answer. If you've watched any of our 8-player Super Smash Bros. videos (click the links for part 1 , 2 , 3 , and 4 ), you will know I personally favor Toon Link. He has all... More
  • Blog Post: Advance Wars' Popularity Helped Finally Bring Fire Emblem To America

    After the recent success of Fire Emblem on 3DS, and the plethora of Fire Emblem characters in Smash Bros., it's easy to forget that the franchise nearly never came to America. You can check out the newest video from Did You Know Gaming below that looks at the history of the series, before and after... More
  • Blog Post: Watch A Painter Paint Midna From Zelda: Twilight Princess At High Speed

    Artists putting together videos of themselves bringing their work to life aren't rare, but seeing it done with watercolors is. Most artists taking inspiration from video games are embracing the digital medium, but Adam Scythe is sticking to a good old paint and paintbrushes. You can see him paint... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Which Controller Has The Best Control Stick?

    The control stick is your main input of interaction with video games. Which controller has the best one? Some people dislike the Nintendo 64, Wii, and GameCube's octagon control stick housing, but I've always been a fan. In fact, I was disappointed to see it removed for the Wii U. The circular... More
  • Blog Post: Witness The Evolution Of The Video Game Controller

    Animator Pablo Fernandez examines the evolution of the video game controller with a short animation. Fernandez works in the medium of pixel and you can find more of his work by checking out his website, pixelfantasy . Along with his controller evolution animation, seen below, I am also partial to his... More
  • Blog Post: Motion Controls Were Nearly An Integral Part Of The GameCube

    In the latest episode of Did You Know Gaming , the series looks at the GameCube and its near-integration of motion controls. In the video, you will find out about the use of the dolphin code name, the frequent appearances of dolphins in GameCube games, and how Factor 5, the studio behind Rogue Squadron... More
  • Blog Post: Learn Which Zelda Games Began Life As Remakes Of Other Zelda Games

    A new video from YouTube channel Did You Know Gaming takes a look at the Zelda series. The video details how many Zelda titles began as attempts at remaking previous Zelda titles, and how it took The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker's visuals to inspire Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma's wife... More
  • Blog Post: GameCube Controller Adapter And Special Smash Bros. Controller Arriving In Time For Release

    Briefly shown during a recent announcement, Nintendo has a price and a special bundle for using the GameCube controller on Wii U. The adapter, which allows you to use up to four GameCube controllers or Wavebirds, will be available for $19.99. A special Super Smash Bros. marked GameCube controller will... More
  • Blog Post: Learn The Secrets From The Soundtrack Of Super Smash Bros.

    The Did You Know Gaming YouTube channel has released a number of videos covering Super Smash Bros., and the latest focuses on the game's soundtrack. You will learn where some of the game's assorted themes appear in other games, as well as some of the very obscure secrets hidden in the game's... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Announces GameCube Controller Adapter For Wii U

    In conjunction with a new announcement detailing the rules and fighters for the upcoming E3 Smash Bros. tournament , Nintendo has revealed a new Wii U accessory. The company will be debuting an adapter for GameCube pads that will be in use at the tournament. The four-port adapter is also shown alongside... More
  • Blog Post: PDP Releasing GameCube-Inspired Wii U Controller For Smash Bros.

    Many Smash Bros. fans point towards its GameCube entry (Melee) as the peak of the popular fighting series. As such, a good percentage of fans prefer the GameCube controller as their pad of choice. This option was still present with the Wii entry, Brawl, but the Wii U doesn't feature any GameCube... More
  • Blog Post: First 4 Figures Opens Pre-Order for Skies Of Arcadia Vyse Statue

    Skies of Arcadia never quite reached the same level of popularity as Final Fantasy or other comparable Japanese RPGs, but it does have a devoted following who will be very happy to place this statue in their desk. First 4 Figures' Vyse statue is available now for pre-order. He stands at17 inches... More
  • Blog Post: Handy Graphic Shows Video Game Console Cost Adjusted For Inflation Up To Current-Gen

    Video games are an expensive hobby, and while it might not appear to be true – considering current prices – in general, the cost of playing video games has gone down over the years. You'll see the chart below, which was posted on reddit last month by user Auir2blaze . It puts into perspective... More
  • Blog Post: Precursor Games Halts Shadow Of The Eternals Development

    Shadow of the Eternals, the Kickstarter hopeful successor to Eternal Darkness, missed its pledge mark, and the developer has announced that it is halting development. The project has had its share of hiccups with a canceled and relaunched Kickstarter, legal problems , and then it was not able to reach... More
  • Blog Post: Collector's Edition Box Set Gathers All Of Zelda's Hard Cover Strategy Guides

    Since the release of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker, Prima has released special edition hard-cover strategy guides in celebration of Zelda's legacy. Now it has gathered all of the guides into one box set. The set includes guides for Wind Waker, Twilight Princess, Phantom Hourglass, Spirit Tracks... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Extends Eternal Darkness Trademark

    If this trademark extension is any indication, Nintendo has not abandoned the Eternal Darkness franchise just yet. Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem was an innovative GameCube horror title from Silicon Knights that messed with players' heads in ways that Hideo Kojima could admire. Silicon Knights... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 2/22/13

    With a snowstorm covering Minnesota in white powder, it's a good weekend to stay in and play video games. Our editors will do just that this weekend, except for one who's tasked with moving. Ben Hanson : This weekend I might try playing Ni no Kuni for a while longer. I'm not hooked yet, but... More
  • Blog Post: Animation Recounts The History Of Nintendo's Controllers

    Animator Chris Koelsch has posted an impressive animation online of the history of Nintendo's controllers. Maybe it's kind of silly that Nintendo drastically redesigns its controllers for each new console, but can you imagine how boring a PlayStation animation of a similar nature would be? This... More
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