Monthly Archives: March 2016

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Shadow of the Colossus

Posted on March 24th, 2016 by:

Shadow of the Colossus is a game developed by Team Ico and released in 2005. The game is composed by Ko Otani and serves as the spiritual successor and prequel to the game Ico. The premise of Shadow Of The Colossus is that you are a character named Wander who enters into a forbidden land […]

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A Composer’s Guide to Game Music

Posted on March 12th, 2016 by:

A Composer’s Guide to Game Music music for video games is slowly becoming a focus in academic circles. Over the last decade the amount of literature about game music has risen. Winifred Phillip’s book on composing for game music is an essential addition to this subject. I really loved reading this book. Not only does […]

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Reality is Broken: Jane McGonigal

Posted on March 10th, 2016 by:

Games today come in more forms, platforms and genres than any other time in human history. The amount of time people spend playing Video Games is a subject that has been debated for a long time in the public. Most people believe that spending time with games eats up valuable time one could be using […]

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Music in Video Games: Studying Play

Posted on March 10th, 2016 by:

The Book Music In Video Games: Studying Play is such a great study on some of video game’s most treasured musical scores. It ranges from the early greats like Super Mario Brothers to Shadow Of The Colossus and LA Noir. The book is written by several different authors including William Gibbons,  Neal Lerner, and  Karen […]

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Ready Player One

Posted on March 10th, 2016 by:

Ready Player One is a novel written by Ernest Cline and released in 2011. This is a science fiction novel centering around 80’s pop culture and video games. Ready Player One is without a doubt one of the best fiction novels I have ever read. The plot is a clash between Willy Wonka, Scott Pilgrim, […]

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Console Wars

Posted on March 10th, 2016 by:

Blake J. Harris’ Console Wars is the cataloging of Sega and Nintendo’s battle for dominance in the video game industry during the late 80’s-1990’s. A story akin to David and Goliath, Sega was bold enough to take on Nintendo during a time when they owned 95% of the video game industry, this percentage is made […]

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Bioshock Infinite

Posted on March 10th, 2016 by:

Bioshock Infinite is the third installment in the Bioshock franchise. Being the successful follow up to the poorly received Bioshock 2, Bioshock Infinite completely shattered my brain by the end of it (in a great way). The ending of Bioshock was one of the most shocking and thought provoking ending to a game that I […]

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Resident Evil 4

Posted on March 10th, 2016 by:

Resident Evil 4 is among the most highly regarded installments in the Resident Evil franchise, and is a personal favorite of mine. Although I think Resident Evil relies a bit too heavily on the FPS aspects of gaming as opposed to puzzle solving, it is still a game as memorable as the first Resident Evil. […]

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Bloodborne

Posted on March 10th, 2016 by:

  My first impression of Bloodborne upon seeing it was that it reminded me of a game released in the 90’s called Nightmare Creatures. Just like Nightmare Creatures, Bloodborne is a gothic survival horror game with a setting influenced by 19th century Victorian era. It is a familiar and charming style that creates an atmosphere […]

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