Meanwhile, at the Grammys tonight...
Track: Queer and Loathing in Rowan County | Artist: Abertooth Lincoln | Album: Selling the Urban Ideal
When video games depict a musical performance, they usually half-ass the animations. The drummer waggles his sticks around, the guitarist scrubs at the strings, the sax player sways like a drinking bird. Not Yakuza 0, man. This game takes musicians seriously.
At Overwatch fan site Kotaku, we have a whole Slack room dedicated to the eponymous first-person shooter/dating sim. In it, we post memes and strategy tips and argue over who to ship Lucio with.
Well, it does go with his Goku tattoo.
Put your opinions about the game on the shelf for a minute, and let’s just all enjoy this very lovely video about No Man’s Sky that Zagisa made.
Epitasis is a new project being worked on by Lucas Govatos. It’s a puzzle exploration game in the mold of Myst that was inspired by the soundscapes of electronic musicians like Tycho. It’s also being made entirely in Unreal Engine 4.
Welcome to 2017.
2016 was a great year for video games, and an even better year for video game music. It was also a diverse year, with a mix of Norse folk music, spy movie histrionics, ambient soundscapes and extremely heavy metal.
Track: Desperada | Artist: Megosh | Album: Apostasy
Kanye West is a mercurial man: remember how many times he changed the title for the album that eventually became The Life of Pablo? Earlier this year, he claimed that his next album would be titled “Turbo Grafx 16.” Judging from some recent Instagram posts, it’s possible that Kanye wasn’t joking about hitting some…
Poor Ellie. Six years after The Last of Us’s ominous ending, she’s set out to become a budding folk musician but can’t seem to find anybody to jam with. And those dead bodies littered throughout the cabin aren’t helping.
It’s hard to hate Overwatch’s Lucio. No matter how many times he blasts you off a ledge or drops down unexpectedly from the side of a wall, he’s just too upbeat to get angry at.
Your music game could teach you how to push a few colorful buttons on an oversized plastic controller, or it could actually teach you to play the guitar. Rocksmith does the latter, and it’s deeply discounted on Amazon today.
This, believe it or not, is a zoomed-out view of a real-time strategy game for the PC called Factorio. A game that one guy has managed to turn into a working video player.
With more than 200 songs and over 300 costumes to collect, Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone is so big Sega had to split it into two rhythm games, and both are coming to North America and European PS4 on January 10.
Track: Burning Finger Theme | Artist: G Gundam | Album: G Gundam Soundtrack
I’ve been listening to John Williams’ soundtrack for the old Superman film a lot, ever since I wrote this post about a mash-up video for Kal-El’s appearance on Supergirl season two. But I’ve been listening to it very differently.
Sigh. Another year, and another group of pop idols dressed as Nazis.
Drum & bass producer SleepingEggs sampled the dulcet tones of Hyper Light Drifter for this wicked EDM track: