Chaos Legion – A Love Triangle and Killing your Best Friend

July 30, 2013

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Games give us a unique look into human interaction. Often they will look into how people become friends/comrades, or how a hero and a villain fight against each other. Seeing a friend become a villain, friendships in dire straights, and troubled love triangles, however, are rarely portrayed in games. I find, from personal experience, that each of these situations are very emotionally charged, and they leave deep emotional marks on those involved. Whether watching them happen to other people real life or in games, memories and emotions can’t help but be brought up to the surface as a response – both  of experiences I am quite familiar with. One of the games that I believe is a good example of this emotional struggle is a Gothic opera known as Chaos Legion.

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When Nostalgia Unites: DoYouRemember

July 29, 2013

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Today we will feature an article from a blog that share’s our interest: retro-gaming. The topic this particular time is joysticks. The homebrew comm– *cough* I mean professionals have cooked up an excellent iPhone add on that let’s you play tons of arcade classics through your apple device. Check it out for more details.

https://www.doyouremember.com/news/the-thrill-of-the-joystick

~Dan


A Trip to the Smithsonian- The Art of Video Games Exhibit

September 21, 2012

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Every once in a while, an event pops up around the country, one that you really want to experience.  It is almost always, unfortunately, in a place that is nowhere near your place.  What would you do in this situation?  Most people would pass it up due to the usual factors- work, overly attached girlfriend, or laziness.  I’ve found, however, that with catalysts such as an enthused friend and a free weekend, one might decide to make the trip.

Now if all I talked about was how I “almost” went to “The Art of Video Games” exhibit, this would be as disappointing to write as it would be to read. Good thing I went!  I left Buffalo, NY with a friend of mine on a Friday night, and we drove 7 hours straight to D.C. all to see the museums and TAVG.  Was it worth it?  Oh heck yes.

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Western vs Eastern: Divisions in VGM

February 9, 2012

Two of the biggest terms that one encounters in VGM are west and east, and while they inherently don’t, – or shouldn’t – play a role in the quality of music, there are some appreciable differences that are worth being aware of in order to fully appreciate the music. This article will give you a brief picture of the divided world of Video Game music fandom.

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Brueggemann Strikes Back! Sonicesque Vol. II

December 17, 2011

Well folks, it is the long anticipated release of Sonicesque Vol. II. Actually it’s a few months after the fact ^_^ but regardless, I had to make a post about it and give a nice breakdown of the OST. This collection is something new and fresh, and is jam packed with more sonic than your headphones have room for!

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New from Technodrome!

November 3, 2011

Hey folks, just popped on to leave an update on the band. They are currently giving away all of their songs seen on youtube; it comes in an album titled, The Youtube Sessions, and thanks to the oh so excellent website Bandcamp, you can download it in any format you want. This album of course has their pokemon covers, along with mega man 3, and some extra goodies.

http://technodrome.bandcamp.com/

Rock on!
~Dan


The Politics of Final Fantasy

June 6, 2011
While the numbered Final Fantasies stand out in everyone’s mind; I’m going to talk about one that is a little less known and that was probably overshadowed by the hit of 1997 : Final Fantasy Tactics.
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This article contains spoilers, please read at your own discretion. This will also be accompanied by a Let’s Play video detailing the major events of Final Fantasy Tactics Act I.