Monthly Archives: May 2016

Media has changed a lot over the years. Television shows used to be much more wholesome. The most popular shows in the 60’s and 70’s were family friendly shows like the Brady Bunch, and the Andy Griffith show. Today we are inundated with media that is much more intense, more challenging, and less wholesome. Video […]

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Gary Vaynerchuck: #AskGaryVee

Posted on May 31st, 2016 by:

The first time I saw a video from Gary Vaynerchuck he was giving a speech on business and entrepreneurial techniques in Texas, and an audience member had asked him during the Q&A about how to expand his medical marijuana business. The audience member went on to complain about how Texas state laws didn’t allow him […]

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A Casual Revolution

Posted on May 26th, 2016 by:

Jesper Juul’s book, A Casual Revolution is a deep look into how the world of casual gaming has shaped the game industry in the last eight years or so of the game industry. Since things like app gaming and the wii have been released, more and more people have started playing games. Casual games has […]

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The evolving world of video game music

Posted on May 23rd, 2016 by:

The history of video game music is inextricably tied to the progress of games in general. As the graphics, and the stories evolve, the music evolves with it as well. The phrase “big things have small beginnings” could truly be applied to game music.  Starting off with extremely minimal sounds coming from games like Pong, or the […]

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I first was introduced to the Silent Hill games when I was around 12 or 13 years old. I only seen what friends had shown me of the game, since it was way too terrifying for me to play on my own. I saw the Silent Hill film right when it had come out in […]

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as Bloodborne was the product of From Software’s development team. Released in 2015, Bloodborne was the spiritual successor to the Souls series, headed by the enigmatic game director Hidetaka Miyazaki. Bloodborne sold over 2 million copies by the end of it’s marketing campaign in september 2015. While it was not a major hit, it sold more […]

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Video Game Music: Then and Now

Posted on May 16th, 2016 by:

Some people say that artistic limitations breed creativity. This could definitely be said for video game music. In the early days of game music, there were plenty of limitations on composers that made it crucial for them to monitor their musical choices in games. Technology in the 80’s and 90’s era of arcade gaming and […]

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Video Games and Gender

Posted on May 13th, 2016 by:

I remember growing up and playing games, I didn’t really know any girls who liked to play video games. It was extremely rare for me, until I got to college. While I studied at Berklee College of Music, I encountered more and more girls who played games. Not only that, girls who were better than […]

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Survival Horror: Then and Now

Posted on May 11th, 2016 by:

The term survival horror was first coined for the 1996 Japanese release of Resident Evil. The first Resident Evil was innovative for several reasons; Although the voice acting in that game is cringeworthy and downright comical today, it was still one of the first games to have such a plot driven narrative with voice actors […]

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Necropolis: First Impression

Posted on May 4th, 2016 by:

The developer Harebrained Schemes is soon to release Necropolis, a third-person dungeon crawler that has some innovative twists added to it. Necropolis is another addition to the Rogue-lite genre, and when you look at the game, you can’t help but think of the games Spiral Knights and Dark Souls. This game looks like a perfect blend between the two: […]

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