March 3, 2021 — VLC is celebrating its 20th anniversary, which coincides with a massive overhaul of the decoding platform.
March 2, 2021 — Laced Records has teamed up with Bandai Namco for the release of a triple vinyl-set with music from Tekken Tag Tournament and Tekken 4. READ MORE »
February 25, 2021 — Physical edition of retrocade pixel-platformer Kaze and the Wild Masks on Nintendo Switch ™, PlayStation®4, and Xbox One postponed until May 25, 2021. READ MORE »
February 6, 2021 — During a recent conference call for investors and analysts, Activision Blizzard chief financial officer Dennis Durkin had a tease for fans of classic games. Durkin mentioned that there will be plenty of remasters coming this year, and they will be unveiled in due course. READ MORE »
January 31, 2021 — Released way back in 1997 for the Nintendo 64, Rare’s GoldenEye 007 is heralded as the granddaddy of console multiplayer shooters. At the time, online gaming wasn’t anywhere near as widespread as it is now, and multiplayer meant split-screen, couch multiplayer gaming. While we never got around to see a proper GoldenEye 007 remaster, we do have the next best thing — and that’s gameplay footage. READ MORE »
January 29, 2021 — NIS America announced today R-Type Final 2 will release on April 30 in North America, Europe, and Australia for PS4™, Nintendo Switch™, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (but not PlayStation 5?) This exciting series is finally coming back and making its way to our beloved hybrid console. For those unfamiliar with the series, check out READ MORE »
January 11, 2021 — It seems Ziggurat Interactive is starting 2021 with a bang. According to an announcement on their Steam page, the publisher is unleashing a treasure trove of retro games at a discount. Released in two waves so far, Ziggurat Interactive has brought out of their vault a nice set of games making any retro gamer smile.
December 26, 2020 — Ghosts ’n Goblins is an undying classic in the modern gaming world. Largely thanks in part to how well its gameplay has aged over the years. Released back in 1985, this classic IP has gained a cult-following over the years; Its difficulty being the primary force behind the fans. Ghosts ’n Goblins has received 2 sequels in total, with a 2.5D refresh back in 2006 on the PlayStation Portable. Since then, the franchise has been about as dead as the various ghouls and ghosts that you slay as Arthur. That is, until the reboot — Ghosts ’n Goblins Resurrection — was announced, and given a release date for February 25, 2021.
December 1, 2020 — Movie posters are an iconic part of the pop culture lexicon. So much in fact that the online community feels a yearning desire to walk down theater halls. Taking in posters for upcoming movies, but sadly can’t be due to recent closures. People collect movie posters all over the world, and they have come to be seen as legitimate art pieces. Like everything in pop culture, as soon as it gets popular enough, people start making fakes for fun or otherwise; there is a long history of spoof movie posters, dating back to the golden age of movies as early as the 1910s. Something about the 80s and 90s films in particular made them even easier to parody. And thanks to the internet, some brilliant minds have come up with some genuinely funny movie parody posters for people to enjoy.
The console-cult classic EarthBound will be seeing its soundtrack given the vinyl treatment soon. The original game was released exclusively in Japan as Mother 2 in 1994 on the Super Famicom. The game was then shortly released outside the Japanese market 1 year later with the new name, EarthBound for the Super Nintendo. Since then, it has had one of the strongest cult followings in gaming culture. What made Mother 2 a classic was its unique world-building, but the game was also held together by one of the most remarkable soundtracks of the 90s console-era. Europe never did see an official release of the game, but the game became available via the Wii U Virtual Console in July 2013.
November 27, 2020 — What do K-Pop, ‘League of Legends’, and an up-and-coming Swedish Artist have in common? The answer is incredibly intriguing to anyone who would call themselves fans of both video games and music. To understand this unlikely combination, you have to start with one of K-Pop’s most exciting and innovative bands K/DA. With their abstract contribution to the K-Pop landscape, this band has taken video game culture by storm and has created unique collaboration opportunities.
November 26, 2020 — Horror legend John Carpenter is not an ordinary film maker by any stretch of the imagination. Carpenter, known for cult classics such as Halloween, The Thing, They Live, and Big Trouble in Little China, is also an avid gamer. The topic came up when Carpenter shared his views on the latest Assassin’s Creed game, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla via Twitter. In his tweet, the filmmaker praised the latest addition of this beloved decade long franchise. Carpenter pointed to the “massive open world” that was “beautifully designed”. He also praised the “great game play” that he personally experienced.
November 24, 2020 — In a recent blog post, CD Projekt Red announced the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 will allow players to toggle off copyrighted music, as controversy around streaming licensed music continues.
The new feature can be toggled in the game’s settings, and will allow players to enjoy Cyberpunk without hearing any of the copyrighted in-game music that could potentially serve as a risk for streamers.
Their post goes on to speak about both the original score and the many songs found within the world of Night City: READ MORE »
November 17, 2020 — Twitch has been a monster in the live-streaming arena since its inception, and even behemoths like Microsoft have failed to create competition. For a time, it seemed like Twitch was untouchable — until the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), among other major music industry groups, started taking umbrage with the fact that streamers were playing unlicensed music in their videos (whether intentionally or not, also taking issue with music licensed to and featuring in games).
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