The Biggest Winners Helped This Year's VGAs Tell a Different Tale

If the Video Game Awards are actually an awards show, and not just a keynote for promoting upcoming games, then the big news from last night was The Walking Dead: The Game. Eminently quotable analyst Michael Pachter said before the show that if this title, a downloadable self-published game, took home Game of the… » 12/08/12 11:00am 12/08/12 11:00am

If You've Ever Wanted To Climb Around Inside A Beck Song, This Game's…

Sound Shapes » 8/23/12 9:00pm 8/23/12 9:00pm has been out for a couple of weeks now, and I think it's finally time I wrote something about it here on Melodic. It's been a bit tough to get the average gamer interested in the game for some reason, even though it's one of the most clever, musical games I've played all year. (And that's taking into…

New Beck Songs Shape These Video Games Levels That You Can Play Next…

Have a look—and a listen—to some new music from Beck that is being used to structure levels in next month's PS Vita and PlayStation 3 game Sound Shapes. Notice how the lyrics are incorporated into the level. What's a little harder to grasp is that, as you control the little guy in this platforming game, you are… » 7/20/12 12:15pm 7/20/12 12:15pm

Xbox has Summer of Arcade, and now PlayStation Has These Four Games

From July 24- August 27 Sony will showcase four new downloadable games for PlayStation 3 or Vita. They're not exactly exclusive, but at least three of them will probably be good (Sorry, multiplatform Expendables 2, we can't judge you yet, one way or the other. The trailer breaks it down. Buy a bunch of these games,… » 7/10/12 12:18pm 7/10/12 12:18pm

Sound Shapes is Still Making the PlayStation Vita Look Interesting

For reasons known only to Sony and the Gods above, the company went an entire E3 press conference without mentioning the wonderful Sound Shapes. One look at this clip, showcasing some content for the game produced by the artists and musician behind Sword & Sworcery, will make you wonder why the hell that was. » 6/05/12 2:50am 6/05/12 2:50am

The Sworcery Guys Will Be Making Beautiful Music for Sound Shapes

Just like an all-star music festival where awesome acts keep announcing that they'll be showing up to play, upcoming PlayStation Vita game Sound Shapes » 5/17/12 7:30pm 5/17/12 7:30pm keeps pulling in top-notch talent to its creative roster. Game-loving celebrity and now he'll be joined by some bonafide indie gaming superstars.

Sound Shapes is the Vita Game I Want Most

I have grown to really like my PlayStation Vita. That's not to say I didn't like it when I first started using it, but over the last couple of weeks, my respect for the system has grown into a real fondness. With that said, the system hasn't really had a game that feels "Must Have" to me. The launch line-up is solid,… » 3/15/12 8:30pm 3/15/12 8:30pm