A Beginner’s Guide to Video Game Music

Chronicling an evolution, from primitive to a seminal artform.  — September 28, 2017  Video games and music complement each other harmoniously. Many people have specific memories associated with the music that plays during a particular video game level, especially if it was a more difficult one. With each new generation of video game systems, sound chips, sampling fidelity, and storage

Continue Reading

Video Games May Be a Part of the 2024 Olympics

Tony Estanguet, co-president of the Paris Olympic committee, says he plans to hold talks with eSports’ officials and the International Olympic Committee about adding competitive video games to the Games. — September 26, 2017  It’s not as unusual as it might sound. Esports are big money events (the ongoing International Dota 2 Championships have a prize pool of $24 million)

Continue Reading

10 Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

Setting games to music is not a lost art by any means, though: There are plenty of more recent soundtracks already poised to become future classics. Here are the best video game soundtracks of all time. — September 24, 2017  Super Mario Bros. (1985) When you hear the phrase, “video game music,” there’s a pretty good chance that the opening tune

Continue Reading

Put Down the Controller: Five Novels About Video Games

The ways that books and video games can tell us stories aren’t as different as we used to think. Both require intense concentration and thoughtful interaction, albeit in a variety of ways. Both also insist upon our willingness to escape from the workaday world to step into one built word by word or bit by bit by somebody else. —

Continue Reading

A Quick Guide to Making Indie Game Trailers

Making a trailer may sound like a daunting task to the average indie, but it’s not that complicated to make a simple one, and it can be a worthwhile creative exercise in itself. Below you will find a guide to making indie game trailers as written by Ryan Sumo (the lead artist/CEO of Squeaky Wheel) — September 18, 2017  Conceptualization This part

Continue Reading