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Extra Credits: Mass Effect 3 DLC

The guys at Extra Credits have jumped into the Mass Effect 3 Day One DLC kerfuffle. What's great is that it is a measured take on the Mass Effect 3 DLC, as well as DLC in general. Worth a look.

Extra Credits: Mass Effect 3 DLC

Extra Credits: Western & Japanese RPGs, Part 3

And here it is, the final part of Extra Credits' take Western role-playing game vs Japanese role-playing games. Here they look at why the Japanese RPG has fallen behind its Western counterpart and maybe how to reverse its course.

Extra Credits: Western & Japanese RPGs, Part 3

Extra Credits: Western & Japanese RPGs, Part 2

Extra Credits returns with more on the Western role-playing game vs Japanese role-playing games debate. This time they challenge our genre classifications and dare to imply that they are a bit antiquated.

Extra Credits: Western & Japanese RPGs, Part 2

Extra Credits: Western & Japanese RPGs, Part 1

With such seemingly opposite takes on the genre, the argument usually devolves down to proponents of each genre arguing that theirs is the best example of "role-playing." Extra Credits dares to jump into the fray to see is one group is right, or perhaps if one is more right than the other or maybe even if both are wrong. Clearly it's not an easy task or it wouldn't be broken up into three parts.

Extra Credits: Western & Japanese RPGs, Part 1

Video: Man Men—The Game

Good old 8-Bit graphics, always there when you need to break down a complex and groundbreaking piece of dramatic work to something comprehensible.

Benny & Rafi Fine have created a Mad Men game made of YouTube videos. Though these "something-to-8-Bit" videos are usually falsely labeled as games, this time it is entirely accurate. Video the first video and then choose from three options that lead to more videos which each lead to alternate endings. It really is clever and worth taking a look even if you aren't a Mad Men fan.

Video: Man Men—The Game

Extra Credits: Skyrim's Opening

Hmmm, criticizing The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim's opening for being lackluster compared to Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare's now (in)famous opening? Is it fair to compare two games from two seemingly disparate genres like an open-world role-playing game and a scripted, set-piece-heavy, first-person military shooter? Maybe it isn't, but it does sound like something GameCritics would do. No wonder we like this video.

Extra Credits: Skyrim's Opening

Video: The Prince of Persia in the real world

What if the Prince of Persia left an 8-Bit Iran and landed in present day Israel? Could he cope in this new land? As you might expect, things didn't go so well.

Video: The Prince of Persia in the real world

The Ocarina of Time's Hyrule recreated in Minecraft

Going by the reception of Nintendo's 3D update of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, there is much love for the Nintendo 64 classic even today. So it's not surprising that a group of very dedicated and talented fans got together to recreate that world in Minecraft.

The Ocarina of Time's Hyrule recreated in Minecraft

Video: Mortal Kombat flash dancing, Round 2

The one good thing that came out of those terrible Mortal Kombat movies was the soundtrack, or more specifically, the opening song from the soundtrack. Not only does it get the heart pumping and the blood going when you first hear it, it also gets the feet moving too.

That must be what compelled these "cosplayers"—at least I think they are cosplayers—to just break out the ghetto blaster and dance like fools.

Video: Mortal Kombat flash dancing, Round 2

Video: The Breaking Bad RPG

Spoiler alert and probably NSFW!

College Humor has done it again, satirizing whatever we've been occupying ourselves with at the proverbial water cooler and doing it in the context of video games—or in this case a Final Fantasy RPG (mostly). This time AMC's Breaking Bad is the subject and it pretty much nails everything. Again, spoiler alert if you haven't bought the most recent season on Blu-Ray or DVD.

Breaking Bad RPG

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