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Jake Wilson

A musician and composer who occasionally likes writing about video games...

Koji Igarashi’s Castlevania Inspired Kickstarter Gets Funded

vania

On the 11th of May 2015, game designer and producer Koji Igarashi, best known for his work on a plethora of Castlevania games, launched a Kickstarter campaign for a game entitled ‘Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.’ Needless to say it was funded rather quickly and has almost reached $1,000 000, double the initial goal. The brilliantly funny pitch video has ...

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Review – Crypt Of The Necrodancer

Crypt Of The Necrodancer Title Card

Disclosure: The author of this article was given a code for the game through Brace Yourself Games for the purpose of this review Developer: Brace Yourself Games Publisher: Brace Yourself Games Platforms: PC (review platform), Mac Indie, In the music industry it has become a genre in itself, despite a lack of defining characteristics. The game industry has fared a ...

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Shuffle or Boogie? – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Mods

Skyrim

I have recently purchased my first gaming PC and so, of course, I was looking forward to re-visiting one of my favorite video games, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and modding the hel out of it! One of the options for modding Skyrim is the customisation of sound and music so I thought it would be a great opportunity for ...

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Star Ocean 5 Announced…And Leaked

Star Ocean 5 Screenshot

….or was it the other way around? Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness has been announced for both Ps3 and Ps4 today via the Square-Enix teaser site which launched last week. The site has been updated daily since Monday; first with the word “Star” and numbers “20150 1.” On Tuesday the word “Start” and today’s date “20150415.” The announcement was ...

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Square-Enix At It Again, Reveals Second New Game Teaser Of The Week

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Following the Deus Ex: Mankind Divided teaser earlier this week, Square-Enix has launched a new teaser website: http://www.jp.square-enix.com/secret/ Fan speculation over the teaser, as well as the planetary theme of the site and the fact that “101” in binary is 5, suggests it may be the 5th installment of the Star Ocean series. At first this seemed unlikely due to ...

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Shuffle or Boogie? – Frank Klepacki & Grey Goo

Grey Goo

Grey Goo was one of my most anticipated games of 2015, so this time I’ll be talking about Frank Klepacki, his work up until now and how this new game’s audio shapes up. Frank Klepacki is a Las Vegas based composer and sound director. His story begins at only 17 years old when he joined the company that many might ...

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Shuffle or Boogie? – Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver

Soul Reaver

Hello and welcome to the first edition of ‘Shuffle or Boogie?’ in which I examine a video game soundtrack for your reading pleasure. In this debut installment we’re taking a look at 1999’s Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver. When thinking about video game music, it might be easy to get caught up in the idea of the epic orchestral style we might expect ...

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