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February 10, 2020

It's here! The first of our 2019 Video Game Music Awards is the Electronic Track of the Year. Which, over the years, has featured a plethora of genres including: Trance, Dubstep, Techno, Drum and Bass, House, Electronic Ambient, and of course the latest Hybrids just to name a few. This is our third year featuring this category and we've heard many memorable tracks over the past couple awards we've done. One of the biggest rewards for us, has been to draw attention not only to the tracks from AAA...

November 14, 2019

Banjo-Kazooie was released for the Nintendo 64 in June of 1998. It was developed by Rare and the original soundtrack written by long-time composer Grant Kirkhope. There has never been a commercial release for the Banjo-Kazooie Soundtrack but back in 2014 on Grant Kirkhope's Bandcamp page, you were able to pay any price and download the massive 164 track collection of music from Banjo-Kazooie. Unfortunately—I believe it was in 2016—the page was removed and you could no longer purchase and downloa...

October 31, 2019

Happy Halloween! I was hoping to have Vol. 3 of our Halloween Playlists wrapped up over a week ago but it's been a busy month—especially with our Video Game Music Awards coming up—at least we got it finished in time for All Hallows Eve. In 2017, our Halloween Playlist Vol. 2 contained some of the best Halloween Themed Video Game Songs we could possibly find, so I knew it would be a difficult task to top the previous playlist but I think Vol. 3 does a commendable job. Rather than include more pop...

September 11, 2019

Mystic Ark is a RPG created in July of 1995 by Produce!(now defunct), and published by Enix(now part of Square-Enix). It's considered the spiritual successor to the "7th Saga" and was released exclusively in Japan for the SNES. The soundtrack is composed by Akihiko Mori, who is a talented but lesser known composer who wrote the music for games such as Popeye 2(Gameboy), Bassin's Black Bass with Hank Parker(SNES), Shien's Revenge (SNES) and Wonder Project J2 (Nintendo64) just to name a few of the...

September 3, 2019

Hulu—owned by the Walt Disney Co. and Comast—is one of many online subscription video streaming services currently available.  Hulu currently has over 20 million members and It contains a large library of TV-Shows as well as a handful of Documentaries and lesser known Movies. There is also the option of Hulu + Live TV—their over-the-top(OTO) IPTV service—which allows you to watch most major television networks as they play live.  Hulu streaming contains shows from network partners such as: NBC,...

August 4, 2019

P.N.(Product Number)03 was created and published by CAPCOM exclusively for the Nintendo GameCube in March of 2003. It was directed by Shinji Mikami, known for his work on the original Resident Evil—as well as the remake in 2002, Dino Crisis, God Hand and many others. As we posted on our Instagram, many of the project leaders later went onto work at a studio that many of you are familiar with - PlatinumGames. PlatinumGames is responsible for well-known titles such as Bayonetta,  NeiR: Automata, M...

June 27, 2019

Wario Land Shake It! was released for the Nintendo Wii on July 24, 2008.  It's developed by Good-Feel, which has worked on other Nintendo titles such as: Kirby's Epic Yarn, Yoshi's Wooly World and Yoshi's Crafted World. The soundtrack is composed by Tomoya Tomita, known for his work on Kirby's Epic Yarn and Yoshi's Woolly World. I never really knew much about Wario Land Shake It.  2008 was a busy time and there were games such as Smash Bros. Brawl, Mario Kart, Animal Crossing: City Folk, Metal G...

June 3, 2019

Thanks to the folks at wildfaery and Square-Enix, the official dedicated concert for FINAL FANTASY VII-A Symphonic Reunion will be kicking off at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on June 9, 2019.  featuring over 100 musicians and video projection featuring clips from the game.

Once again, the GRAMMY Award-winning artist Arnie Roth will be conducting the concert. Most of you are familiar with his contributions to the fantastic "Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY" concerts—which we reviewed p...

April 28, 2019

Valkyria Chronicles 4 was released in March of 2018 and created by SEGA. Series composer Hitoshi Sakimoto—also known for his contributions to FINAL FANTASY XII, FINAL FANTASY TACTICS, Odin Sphere among many others—returns again for this fourth installment. Valkyria Chronicles is one of my favorite video game series and after the.. disappointing Valkyria Revolution from 2017, I was very glad to see the series return to it's roots and offer the same strategic/role-playing gameplay that I've enjoye...

April 11, 2019

The NES Classic Edition Console is a miniature version of the original Nintendo Entertainment System. It started the recent trend of Retro Video Game Consoles from Atari to the original PlayStation.  There's not a lot to the physical appearance of the system, the look is virtually identical to the original NES—albeit smaller in size—with the exception of its ports. It contains a single HDMI Out port on the back of the console along with a micro USB DC IN port. The front of the console has two co...

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