10 Beautiful Video Game Songs

Music is an integral part of how we experience video games. While what can be judged as beautiful is extremely subjective, there’s no denying that these songs hit all the right notes. — August 30, 2017  Selecting music for a game is an arduous process. The wrong track can lead to players being rudely thrown out of the scene, while

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Lessons Learned from Making 100 Games in 5 Years

Developer James Earl Cox has recently completed his 100 Games in 5 Years project, having wrapped up development of his taxing, rewarding journey with a cute game about a kitten in a blanket that likes to meow about things. — August 28, 2017  Games about the horrors of war. Games about the horrors of getting caught watching porn. Games about racing fish-men, the well-mannered homeless,

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How The Video Universe Took Over Our Lives

“From Arcade Games to Nintendo Switch,” Newsweek published this story under the headline of “Zip! Zap! Video Games are back!” on March 14, 1988. In light of Nintendo’s release of the Nintendo Switch earlier this year, Newsweek is republishing the story. — August 25, 2017  Beware. You are about to enter the murderous Battlezone . . . The maddening Pac-Man maze . .

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The Evolution of Music in Video Gaming

From looped soundtracks of monophonic melodies to Trent Reznor, there have been a lot of changes in video game soundtracks. — August 23, 2017  Anybody who plays video games in 2017 knows how a good soundtrack can get the adrenaline going. Recent hits like Doom have been noteworthy for their visceral music as much as their gameplay, and whether it’s

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Video Games’ Grunts, Groans and Screams

Chances are you’ve probably heard these expressions in video games thousands of times. Every time you’ve punched, kicked, shoved, cut, or shot another character in a video game, it’s almost certain that they’ve let out some moan, grunt, or scream. However, these noises aren’t cooked up by some computer. — August 20, 2017 Video games’ sounds are often the moans,

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