The Angry Video Game Nerd’s Craplist: Silver Surfer

May 22, 2010

It’s surprising how many times top composers end up making this list. Here’s another game that you would most likely never want to play unless you were some hardcore retro gamer, a comic book/game fanatic, or just a sadist. But the soundtrack of it should give you some more reason to suffer.

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“Keep It Up!”: Magic Johnson Cheers You On | The Top 5 Things that make Magic Johnson’s Fast Break unique

December 19, 2008

Sports video games are a funny thing in the world of early gaming. The games are always judged on how close they come to the actual sport, and are always criticized for the sheer number of exploits that you can find in them. However, there’s always something charming about going back to play a sports video game on the NES. You know the developers were trying their hardest, but there’s always that one little thing that ruins the game for you.

Tradewest, however, made a game that is seriously fun and pretty close to the way you’d remember basketball in the late 80’s… except for one thing… Read the rest of this entry »

Featured Composers: Tim Follin

December 17, 2008

When talking about Western Composers, which is a tough thing to do these days when Nobuo Uematsu and Hitoshi Sakimoto are so well known in the East, one man remains a constant standard: Tim Follin. Being cited as an major influence by David Wise (Donkey Kong Country, Wizards & Warriors) , Richard Jacques (Jet Set Radio, Mass Effect), and Jesper Kyd (Unreal Tournament 3, Assassin’s Creed), Follin has extended his influence in the Video Game industry for almost 30 years since he started writing in the mid 80’s.

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