Western RPGs vs Japanese RPGs - I: What Makes Them Different? - Extra Credits

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Western & Japanese RPGs - II: Narrative vs. Expression - Extra Credits

The reasons we play games are what define them, rather than their mechanics. With this in mind, we explore the values of narrative and expression, and how they are emphasized differently in Western vs. Japanese RPGs. Subscribe for new episodes every Wednesday! http://bit.ly/SubToEC (---More below) (Original air date: March 7, 2012) Guest artist: Kathleen De Vere _______ Get your Extra Credits gear at the store! http://bit.ly/ExtraStore Play games with us on Extra Play! http://bit.ly/WatchEXP Watch more episodes from this season of Extra Credits! http://bit.ly/2nIcoZV Contribute community subtitles to Extra Credits: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?c=UCCODtTcd5M1JavPCOr_Uydg&tab=2 Talk to us on Twitter (@ExtraCreditz): http://bit.ly/ECTweet Follow us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/ECFBPage Get our list of recommended games on Steam: http://bit.ly/ECCurator _________ Would you like James to speak at your school or organization? For info, contact us at: contact@extra-credits.net _________ ♪ Intro Music: "Penguin Cap" by CarboHydroM http://bit.ly/1eIHTDS ♪ Outro Music: "Nova Siberia" by Big Giant Circles http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR02036/

Rome: The Punic Wars - The First Punic War - Extra History - #1

http://becausegamesmatter.com Support our Patreon to create more Extra History! http://bit.ly/EHPatreon **This video may be used freely in its original unaltered state for educational purposes!** Big thanks to Creative Assembly for making this happen! If you want to check out Total War: Rome II, you can do so here: http://www.totalwar.com/en_US/rome2/ You can also buy the game here: http://amzn.to/14r3SgB Most of the research for these videos comes from: Polybius' The Histories http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.01.0234 Livy's History of Rome http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:text:1999.02.0026 ...but if you just want an overview, here's a wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punic_Wars

Free to Play Is Currently Broken - How High Costs Drive Players Away from F2P Games - Extra Credits

Squeezing money from their highest spending players causes most free to play games to push out the majority of their playerbase. Subscribe for new episodes every Wednesday! http://bit.ly/SubToEC (---More below) ___________ Many thanks to Dan Jones for the guest art! Check out his other work! http://bit.ly/1q9P559 Get your Extra Credits gear at the store! http://bit.ly/ExtraStore Play games with us on Extra Play! http://bit.ly/WatchEXP Watch more episodes from this season of Extra Credits! http://bit.ly/2wvhPeo Contribute community subtitles to Extra Credits: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_p... Talk to us on Twitter (@ExtraCreditz): http://bit.ly/ECTweet Follow us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/ECFBPage Get our list of recommended games on Steam: http://bit.ly/ECCurator _________ Would you like James to speak at your school or organization? For info, contact us at: contact@extra-credits.net _________ ♪ Intro Music: "Penguin Cap" by CarboHydroM http://bit.ly/1eIHTDS ♪ Outro Music: "Find the Red Coin" by Sole Signal http://bit.ly/1q9OSil

Good Game Design - Bosses

How to design a great boss battle! Good boss design is hard to pull off, so let's take a look at some principles that make a great boss fight! What are some of your favorite bosses? Tell me in the comments below! Support snomaN Gaming on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/snomangaming Intro animated by Pop Punk Game Time! Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/poppunkgametime Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/PopPunkGameTime Intro music - "Undertale Sucks" by animeistrash: https://animeistrash.bandcamp.com/album/genesis Games shown (in order of appearance): Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Dark Souls, Final Fantasy X, Portal, Cave Story, Volgarr the Viking, Owlboy, Undertale, Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight, Paper Mario: Thousand Year Door, Punch-Out!!, Kingdom Hearts 2, Metroid Prime, Dark Souls 2, Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, Super Ghouls n' Ghosts, Super Metroid, God of War 2, World of Warcraft, Castle Crashers, Shovel Knight, Metal Gear Rising Revengeance, Braid, Zelda: Skyward Sword, Tony Hawk Underground, Splatoon, Banjo-Kazooie, Batman: Arkham City, Axiom Verge, Shadow Warrior 2, Shadow fo the Colossus, Enter The Gungeon, Mega Man X, Donkey Kong Country 2, Pokemon Gold, Super Mario RPG, Rayman Origins, Titan Souls, Guacamelee, Furi, Noitu Love: Devolution, Super Mario World, Donkey Kong Country, Donkey Kong 64, Bloodborne, Wings of Vi, I Wanna Be The Guy, Rogue Legacy, Kirby Superstar, Tiny Barbarian, Yoshi's Woolly World, Ori and the Blind Forest, Star Fox 64, Hyper Light Drifter, Super Mario 64 Music: "Whimper" - animeistrash "9-bit Expedition" - Dustforce OST "Stickerbrush Symphony Remix" - GameChops/Smooth McGroove "PNG" - animeistrash "Make This Right Remix" - Furi OST "Ignition" - animeistrash Special thanks: Perrydactyl, Whats With Games, Cza, AppsPlusGameplay, Josiah Clark, HeavyEyed Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/user/snomangaming?sub_confirmation=1 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/snomangaming Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/snomangaming Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/snomangaming Tumblr: http://snomangaming.tumblr.com

To compare these genres, we have to first look at how we define a role-playing game to begin with. Culture even influences our perception of what's "fun" or "engaging."
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(Original air date: February 29, 2012)
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♪ Intro Music: "Penguin Cap" by CarboHydroM
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♪ Outro Music: "In A Cave" by Hyadain
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