Music: Top VGM STKs #7 – Splatoon

Splatoon has become one of my favorite franchises in the past decade, if not all time. It’s just such a splendidly executed game world, and the music is a huge part of why I have all the emotions about it. I feel this soundtrack is related in spirit to Sega’s Jet Set Radio, but done…

Music: 52 Women VGM Composers You Should Know About – Manami Kiyota

Manami Kiyota Kiyota has been a professional composer for various forms of media well before she got involved in video games, producing several albums (including a Final Fantasy song book), serving as a radio personality, singing and creating music on various musical productions for TV, film, anime, theater and more, and producing themes for various…

Music: 52 Women VGM Composers You Should Know About – Minako Hamano

Minako Hamano Hamano joined Nintendo R&D1’s sound department in 1991, with her musical debut being Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (alongside other composers including Kazumi Totaka). Following that Hamano would mostly be involved with the Metroid franchise, co-composing several titles in the series and providing some of the moodier examples of those soundtracks. Outside of…

Opinion: Rest Well Sweet Wii Shop Prince

Tonight brings the end to the ability to purchase Wii Shop points, effectively shutting down the long running service that introduced the world to the Virtual Console and Nintendo’s first stab at digital content. Both certainly had their faults, and the interface was a bit clunky to navigate, but it was very Nintendo in how…

Opinions: SMASHHHHHHHHHHHHH for Switch

YESSSSSSSSSSSS As noted in my Splatoon post, we have a new Super Smash Bros. on the way! While Nintendo hasn’t confirmed if the game is an enhanced port of the Wii U Smash or an entirely new project, I am beyond stoked to learn more about this! In the interim while I rewatch this trailer…

Music: The Last 5 Songs from my Top 100 VGM!

Finally! It’s time to put an end cap on this feature as I round out the last five songs from my Top 100 VGM! Of course, now I need to do my favorite soundtracks properly…my work is never done! lol Open the World (Part I), Culdcept, Kenji Ito, PS2, NEC/OmiyaSoft, 2002 This is a definite…