Music: 52 Women VGM Composers You Should Know About – Miki Higashino

Miki Higashino Higashino was one of Konami’s long-term composers (although she is currently not working in the video game industry), starting off her storied musical career with the arcade version of Gradius. She would continue to be a part of that series’ aural legacy by composing for Salamander, Life Force, Gradius III and the Gradius…

Archives: Mega Man 3 Tactics from Lvl.

I mentioned in my Top 111 that I made a homemade strategy guide for Mega Man 3 as a young teenager, and this article was my attempt to digitize it for the “modern” age. I’m leaving it mostly alone, but this is the methodology I still follow when I play this game! In celebration of…

Opinion: Smash Bros. Ultimate Speculations Post-Direct

As promised, I have thoughts. Lots of thoughts. So here’s a list of where I think Ultimate can go from here. This supersedes all previous speculation. Pacing I believe we have another Smash Direct towards the game’s release. This will go into everything we had not covered, such as trophies and other Vault items, other…

Opinion: Wednesday’s Smash Bros Direct Reaction

So Wednesday was a thing that happened and I couldn’t articulate my sheer joy so I just posted a bunch of videos to faintly express how hyped I was. Well, some time has passed, I’ve done a lot of rewatches, and it’s time to take a deep dive into that Direct. So let’s examine my…

Opinion: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate goes for my soul

So this happened… And then this… And the hits kept coming… FUCK I’m gonna need time to process this, but I am beyond ecstatic right now 😀 Expect a much deeper dive into all this tomorrow. I’m still catching up on all this. AHHHHHHHHH

Archives: M.U.L.E. – A Forgotten Classic

M.U.L.E. is a remarkable game as old as I am! This feature, originally a review for Neomega.net, showcases all of the great gameplay elements that make M.U.L.E. such a classic game. Since this was written others have taken up the mantle to revive this property, but I’m going to keep the text mostly the same…

Music: 52 Women VGM Composers You Should Know About – Miyoko Takaoka

Miyoko Takaoka (Kobayashi) Takaoka originally began her career at Hot-B, working on Super Black Bass and Ancient Magic: Bazoo! Mahou Sekai before moving onto a few separate freelance roles, creating music for Wizardry I-III, Langrisser: Hikari no Matsuei, Terranigma, The Granstream Saga, and HRESVELGR before settling in with GUST to work on their Atelier series for…