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Gender Equality in Video Games and Beyond

Posted on June 22nd, 2016 by:

The amount of female gamers has risen dramatically over the years. Since 2010 alone the amount of female gamers has risen from 40% to around 50% of people who play video games today. Although I moved a lot when I was younger (military family) I recall when I was younger, hardly ever encountering a female […]

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The song of ice and fire series has had a lot of time to seep into the public consciousness. Having been first released in 1996, Game of Thrones has been around for 20 years. The television series has broken a number of records, including being the most pirated show on television. The show also broke the record […]

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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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