Music: Top 25 Video Game Fan Remixes: #11 – 15

I did not plan this, but we have five rock-heavy anthem remixes on tap for today, so let’s kick off the jams with Lame Genie’s superb take on Jake Kaufmann’s legendary “Strike the Earth” from Shovel Knight. This is a pretty direct cover of the original, but the band delivers a decibel-ridden arrangement that digs…

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

Manami Matsumae Our last Capcom composer for the month of March (in case you hadn’t noticed a theme) is Manami Matsumae, who was one of Capcom’s earliest composers for the NES and Famicom, with her first full project for the company being the now iconic Mega Man. From there Matsumae’s career fluctuated from that console…

Gender Gazette – Praising Shovel Knight’s Body Swap Mode

This series won’t just tackle problematic issues in the gaming industry; there will be times where it will celebrate advancements in gender, or a particularly fantastic character or moment within a game. And today I wish to spotlight Yacht Club’s Shovel Knight, a splendid game that went above and beyond in gender representation with last…

Opinions: Smash Bros. Third Party Additions (if I had any say)

All right, let’s finally wrap up this article series and discuss 6 characters from third parties I’d like to see come into the world of Smash. I don’t expect any of them to make it save maybe Shovel Knight, but that’s fine. This is all for fun. This has been trimmed a tad from the…