“As this decade draws to a close, and the realisation over 20 years have now passed since we saw in the new millenium, its time to reflect back on the last ten years of video games and cherry pick a few jewels from each year.” Continue reading Game of the Decade
“I’ll reveal my bone of contention from the offset, I do genuinely believe, with no malice or ill feeling due, there aren’t many genuinely good or great soundtracks in their entirety. I could name a dozen individual themes I enjoy but for a soundtrack in its purest term, I just don’t believe there are many greats, even extending this beyond gaming into film and television” Continue reading 30 Day Challenge Day Seventeen: Favourite video game soundtrack?
“I decided to tackle this challenge in the form of a personal log completed by Commander Shepherd following the spread of a virus aboard the Normandy and the conflict felt by the hero of the Mass Effect saga as his love and paramor Ashley Williams is inflicted to find a cure and save the day. I’ll concede there was a temptation to draw on some of the beats or emotions expressed during the sequence of events where Ashley was injured in the third game however I wanted to attempt something original and so created a fictional virus spread aboard the ship drawing parallels to some of the fervent nationalism in politics and the division between the human and alien species in this fictional universe. I look forward to checking out my competitors entry and if this my only participation in this event it was fun to flex my fictional writing skills.” Continue reading Sick Day Saviour
“As a medium, arguably gaming which has only seen a real investment in budget and investment in the last couple of decades, certainly in the west to a consistent level has begun to see more memorable and cinematic soundtracks to challenge and rival those of its screen contemporaries and peers.” Continue reading Game Music For Your Consideration
“Life and death matters, yes. And the question of how to behave in this world, how to go in the face of everything.” – Raymond Carver (Spoiler Alert) Gaming as a form of entertainment and story telling has evolved in a significantly … Continue reading Life & Death: Gaming’s Moral Choices