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Nature’s Influence: The Legend of Zelda Series

December 5, 2010


The Legend of Zelda series is one of the most successful and popular in the video game world.  In each of the Zelda titles, a fantastic world affluent with nature provides the setting for the legendary tales.  This should be the case coming from the Nintendo genius, Shigeru Miyamoto.   This name is revered throughout […]

This One Will Be Sure to WoW You

November 21, 2010


I finally decided to take on World of Warcraft (WoW) with the help of my friend, Sean.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with this PC game, here’s a brief introduction. For many people, WoW introduced them to MMORPGs, aka Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games.  MMORPGs utilize the internet for players to connect, […]

Nature’s Influence: Sonic & Animal-Powered Robots

October 16, 2010


Animals are prevalent in many video games. Some, like Sonic the Hedgehog, have animals as the main protagonists and as victims. In Sonic the Hedgehog, gamers can play as the world’s fastest hedgehog and have their friend join to control Tails, the two-tailed copter-fox.  Your goal is to defeat the baddie, Dr. Robotnik, aka Dr. […]

BP vs. Mario

October 10, 2010


The BP oil spill is a terrible disaster.  The leak was finally plugged on July 15th, but not before 4.9 million barrels of crude oil poured into the Gulf of Mexico.  This was even worse than the Exxon Valdez spill in 1989.  We could have really used Mario and FLUDD. If you played Super Mario […]

Nature’s Influence: Pokémon

September 25, 2010


Virtually any video game you can find has been impacted by nature.  From Animal Crossing to Zelda, video game environments have taken cues from Mother Nature and our understanding of her. The different environments a gamer explores are vital to bringing the game’s story to life.  This is especially true considering that the current consoles […]