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Gaming History You Should Know – The Zelda Timeline January 4, 2014

Posted by Maniac in Gaming History You Should Know, Uncategorized.
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Now that we have officially kicked off the start of the New Year, I thought it would be helpful for anyone who was interested in the history behind the gaming industry to learn more about the subject we love, or for people who are familiar with the history of gaming to brush up on their information.  I have scoured the internet for some of the best history videos on a variety of gaming topics, and this weekend I’m planning on sharing some of the best of that information with all of you.

The Legend of Zelda is one of the most beloved series that Nintendo has produced, but also one of their most controversial among fans.  With well over twenty years of games being produced by Nintendo with very few story threads to connect each of them, people have been debating the order the games take place.  I know that during The Legend of Zelda’s 25th Anniversary, I talked about the Angry Video Game Nerd’s video where he discussed this issue, and I’m happy to say that since James Rolfe produced that video, Nintendo finally released an official timeline which made it clear what order all the games in the series takes place.  Using that information, the guys at GameTrailers.com produced one fantastic video which they posted up in three parts.  It’s a great video which clears up a lot of the controversy, using direct information provided by Nintendo and the games themselves.  Just remember, there isn’t just one or two Zelda Timelines, there are three…

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Gaming History You Should Know – The History of RPGs January 4, 2014

Posted by Maniac in Gaming History You Should Know, Uncategorized.
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Now that we have officially kicked off the start of the New Year, I thought it would be helpful for anyone who was interested in the history behind the gaming industry to learn more about the subject we love, or for people who are familiar with the history of gaming to brush up on their information.  I have scoured the internet for some of the best history videos on a variety of gaming topics, and this weekend I’m planning on sharing some of the best of that information with all of you.

To start off this series we’ve got a fully in-depth history of RPGs, produced by Roo from Clan of the Gray Wolf.  These guys really did their homework.  In this thirty minute video, Roo talks about EVERYTHING from tabletop RPGs, Pen and Paper games, as well as games from the East and West. Give it a watch!