Links for August 15, 2018

The Blind Masters of Fighting Games

In both “Mortal Kombat” and “Killer Instinct,” the game’s music also swells and becomes more dramatic once a player’s health dips below a certain threshold. Most clever of all is how he takes advantage of his in-depth knowledge of his character to ascertain how far away his opponent is. Because he knows how fast Ken’s signature hadouken travels across the screen, he is able to almost echolocate his opponent based on how long it takes him to hear the blocking sound effect. The longer it takes, the further away the opponent is.

LGBTQ Video Game Archive

Welcome to the LGBTQ Game Archive, documenting the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer content in games (currently digital, but we do hope to expand). This site is a research project organized by Adrienne Shaw, a faculty member at Temple University’s Lew Klein College of Media and Communication. Work on this project is funded…

There’s Waldo is a robot that finds Waldo