Music: 52 Women VGM Composers You Should Know About – Laura Karpman

Laura Karpman Karpman composes for a multitude of media, and has received wide acclaim for her work in movies and TV, including the films Step and Paris Can Wait, and TV shows Odyssey 5 and Black Nativity. She has also composed for several video games, best known for her work on Sony Online Entertainment’s EverQuest series,…

Opinions: Let’s Rank the SNES Classic – Part 5

Now that I own the silly thing, I have given the four remaining games I hadn’t played beforehand a little play time to present some commentary on them. Here’s the rest of the series. Kirby’s Dream Course I feel that the solo mode in this game is not the focal point of this game; it’s…

Music: 52 Women VGM Composers You Should Know About – Shinobu Tanaka

Shinobu Nagata (nee Tanaka) Nagata was hired by Nintendo EAD around 2001, beginning her musical career working on Animal Crossing and Luigi’s Mansion. The Super Mario franchise would continue to offer her opportunities to expand her musical craft; she co-composed Super Mario Sunshine, Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, and took solo duty for Mario Kart DS. When…

Opinion: E3 2018 – Actualizing Nintendo’s E3 this year

E3 has come and gone. How did I do on my guesswork? Let’s break it down! Smash is already pegged to be a major player in Nintendo’s E3. There will be a hefty chunk of Nintendo’s E3 direct to the game, plus the first Treehouse presentation is Smash, and there’s also a tournament! So with…

Opinions: E3 2018 – Let’s Talk about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

All right, so after three days of attempting to digest a heaping service of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate info, trailers and renders, I think I can finally talk about this to some extent Let’s go ahead and tackle the disappointing elements first. Two of my wishlist characters failed to make the leap from assist trophy…

Opinions: E3 2018 – Beyond Good & Evil 2 goes for my heart

I will spend some time post E3 dissecting this, but UBI Soft managed to produce a standout trailer here, bringing in, you know, Beyond Good and Evil into their BGnE game. Thank Hillys. I am impressed they got a REALLY good Pey’j actor, and JADE is DOMZ so I am intrigued as fuck. Plus we…

Opinions: E3 2018 – SNK’s Dual NeoGeo Minis

SNK revealed their plans for the NeoGeo Mini today, and it turns out that they have decided to release two separate variants of the device; a standard version that includes more fighting games as well as an “International” model that swaps out some of the titles for ones more popular overseas. Here are both rosters:…

Opinion: E3 2018 – Sea of Solitude easily overshadowed EA’s presser

Most of EA’s press conference was pretty bog standard: sports games! war simulators! uninteresting info dumps better left for shareholder meetings! But in the mire of the expected was a segment dedicated to their Originals line, and Sea of Solitude was a striking reveal that resonated with me far more than I thought anything from…