Month: October 2016


The Sound of Castlevania

Video game music has now reached the point where it rivals the best of film scores. Modern releases over the last decade host within them grandiose orchestral scores that provide a sense of environment and depth to the game that creates a clear departure from what we had previously come to expect in video game…

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Mafia 3 Review

Welcome to 1968 America, a period of time where the grass wasn’t so green. The nation was in the middle of The Vietnam War and the Civil Rights Movement was well underway. What is more interesting about the latter is the southern states felt more of this impact than the rest of the nation. It only makes sense to make a game in this type of atmosphere and that is exactly what 2K Games and Hanger 13 did with Mafia 3.

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Game BoyRetro

Warning! This Game Can Only Be Played in a Game Boy Color System!

Part of preserving video game history is preserving the games themselves, obviously. Another part is ensuring that any physical material is preserved; boxes, manuals, promotional materials are essential pieces of the preservation conversation. A smaller, weirder part of the history is preserving stuff like the warning screens that appear when you place a cartridge in…

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