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Sprite Size Matters

It can be difficult to determine the real-life sizes of video game characters, or cartoon characters for that matter, especially when there aren’t very many points of comparison. Sprite size isn’t even always that useful, especially in earlier games. The … Continue reading

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The Game Names

The name “Gannon” is now on the list of top baby names, but unfortunately it probably doesn’t have anything to do with the blue pig from the Zelda games. The poorly written opening story in the original Legend of Zelda … Continue reading

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The Fishiest People

Picture by Kristina Callahan While the original Legend of Zelda gives the impression that Hyrule is inhabited entirely by monsters and people living in caves who want to con you out of your money, later games introduce more friendly faces, … Continue reading

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I Can’t Wait to Bomb Some Dodongos!

Maybe the Creationists are right that humans and dinosaurs once co-existed, as per this pictorial evidence: Or maybe video game makers just realize the universal truth that dinosaurs are cool, which is probably why Young-Earth Creationists now prefer to say … Continue reading

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Comically Yours

While researching the Chozo for my last post, I came across a scan of the Super Metroid comic from Nintendo Power. I wasn’t subscribing to the magazine when it was originally published, so this was the first time I’d read … Continue reading

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Hyrule’s Greatest Monsters

I write a lot about Mario, but not quite so much about Nintendo’s other long-lived franchise, the Legend of Zelda series. My wife is a Zelda fan, but even though she has most of the games, she hasn’t been playing … Continue reading

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