The 13 Scariest Video Games for Halloween

Left yourself with nothing to do this Halloween? Go on one of these spooky adventures and ensure you get absolutely no sleep at all. — October 31, 2017 If you’ve already had your Halloween party this weekend and were planning a quiet night in front of the TV, hiding from trick or treaters, we’ve got another idea for you. All

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5 Movie Soundtracks That Rescued Great Musicians From Obscurity

The connection between music and film dates back to cinema’s infancy when pianists and organ players provided live accompaniment for silent movies. Over a century later, motion-picture soundtracks are helping to keep the record industry alive. — October 25, 2017 Music supervisors routinely choose just the right pop songs to make key scenes swell with emotion and energy. One thing

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Xbox’s Newest Hit, Sounds Like It Was Made in the 1930s

Video games didn’t exist in the 1930s, but the forthcoming game Cuphead asks the anachronistic question: What if they did? What would a video game from the 1930s sound like? — October 23, 2017 Cuphead is a side-scrolling shooter that looks like a Max Fleischer cartoon but plays like Super Nintendo. A game this crazy deserves a soundtrack that’s equally

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Astronauts Could Use Video Games to Combat Isolation in Space

No one knows for sure what a long-range space journey will be like for the people on board. However, some researchers have casually suggested, because astronauts would have a lot of free time to fill, sending along a selection of books and films or even bespoke video games. — October 19, 2017 The social scientists who study media use and its effects on

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‘Blood, Sweat, And Pixels’

Read the fascinating review of ‘Blood, Sweat, and Pixels’ a book about the triumphant, turbulent stories behind how Video Games are made as told by Jason Schreier (editor at Kotaku). — October 17, 2017 Success is dull; failure is fascinating. Stories of marvelous achievement may earn our admiration, but they tend to follow the same trajectory, hitting all the same pious

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