Music: Five of my Top 100 VGM from All Over the Map

All right, we’re down to the last 10 songs on my Top 100 VGM! I’m going to work to get this finished this weekend, so expect the last five tomorrow! Chicago: Stealth, Perfect Dark, Grant Kirkhope, N64, Rare, 2001 For me this is one of the best “stealth” songs I’ve ever come across. And it…

Opinion: Goldeneye 007 is 20 years old!

Rare and Nintendo released the seminal Goldeneye 007 on this day in 1997, ushering in a plethora of mechanics and gameplay concepts into the FPS genre. Adding in a mission structure with objectives determined by the difficulty selected, having your bullets cause limb-specific damage, and having some directives insist that you not kill everything and…

Opinion: 5 Wonderful Level Themes

Many of my Top 100 picks are level themes…so much that just picking five of them would be difficult. So I’m just going to gush about five that are tickling my fancy today and cover more in the future. Castlevania – Wicked Child (NES, Konami, Kinuyo Yamashita) This here is my jam. One of my…