It’s been a while, guys, I know, I’m sorry: life has a funny way of letting you know where your priorities should lie, whether you have them in line or not. Unfortunately, for the last little while, they did not lie here and, for that, I’ve been away for a bit. I’ve made attempts but […]
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It’s finally here. It’s finally freaking here. This is one of the games I’ve been waiting for, for so long. I finally got myself a copy of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes for my PlayStation 3. Okay, I’ve had it for a while now and I’ve only played a few hours in but I can […]
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Last summer I posted this article talking about this game called The Last of Us for the PlayStation 3 and one of its greater mysteries: the infection and why Ellie was immune. In order to understand what was going on I looked at the inspiration for the infection, ophiocordyceps unilateralis, more commonly referenced in the game […]
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Now that the first phase of the beta testing for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn on my PlayStation 4 is done, I have only one thing to say in response to playing it as thoroughly as I could: I’m going to be pre-ordering the Collector’s Edition, if possible. I’m so completely satisfied with the experience, […]
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Are any of you old enough to remember Choose Your Own Adventure books? I used to read those things by the case load. I loved the ability to read a book but have direct control over what happened to the characters and how those choices affected the situations. Most of the endings were, more or less, […]
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Not only am I a great fan of game music I also love arranging and mixing some of the best stuff I’ve listened to in an effort to put my own spin on it. I think there’s a saying that goes “imitation is the greatest form of flattery” and I think these covers and mixes that I make are the greatest tribute I can offer to the composers and performers of the pieces I love.
This one is one of my favorite pieces in recent memory, from one of the greater franchises in recent memory: “An End Once and For All” from Mass Effect 3, by Cris Valesco. When listening to it, I feel the song is kind of thin but I can see it working extremely well as a piano-only piece, for dramatic effect. I think that by adding a layer to the sound really adds more to it and the synthetic feeling of it really tells of the themes behind the series, as a whole.
I hope you guys enjoy it! There will be more to come soon!
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If you know me as a gamer at all, you know that traditionally Japanese-style role-playing games have a special place in my gaming heart and you would also know that I have played a great number of them, most of them in the 90s and early 2000s. I was always willing to give a lot […]
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