Music: Top 25 Video Game Fan Remixes: #16 – 20

Rock band On Being Human splits its focus between original music and video game covers, and when they switch over to the VGM side of things they’re quite smashing at it. Their medley of Goldeneye injects a lot of apropos edge to the spectacular soundtrack, and their rapid fire transitions give a lot of songs…

Skies of Arcadia Imagery

Main Cast Vyse Aika Fina Novel Art Group Art In-Game Art Concept Work Valkyria Chronicles Cameos Sonic & All-Star Racing Transformed Cameos Secondary Cast Drachma Gilder Enrique Rameriz Piastol Valuan Royalty/Generals Bounties In-Game Art Concept Work Support Characters and NPC’s Ship’s Crew Other Important NPC’s

Music – Women Who Make Badass VGM Fan Remixes Pt. 2

Today I’d like to continue talking a little about some women fan remixers who have done some amazing mixes reimagining video game compositions — namely RPGs — in novel directions! RebeccaETripp has been on fire lately, becoming one of OC Remix’s most frequent contributors the past few years. She absolutely nails the mood of her…

Opinion: Developer Profile – Rieko Kodama

Rieko Kodama has been one of the creative forces of Sega since the 1980s, where she began as an artist working on titles like Champion Boxing, Ninja Princess, Alex Kidd in Miracle World and more. However, when the Master System needed a killer RPG app to compete against Enix’s Famicom smash Dragon Quest, she would…

Opinions: My Favorite Women in Video Games – Antagonists

Ada Wong (Resident Evil, Capcom) Ada Wong has been one of Resident Evil’s more intriguing characters. Since her debut in RE2, Ada’s motivations have never been perfectly obvious or clear — she is the ideal “secret agent” in gaming. She also is very confident, capable and clever, rarely getting flustered or angry in her missions….

Opinion: We Know Five of the Fifteen* Sega Ages titles…what do I want to see?

Sega’s Switch exclusive Ages line has five titles confirmed coming down the pike: Sonic the Hedgehog, Phantasy Star, Thunder Force IV, Gain Ground and Alex Kidd in Miracle World. Each will see significant bonuses courtesy of M2’s expertise in modernizing classic titles while retaining everything that made the original game great, and Sega’s gone so…

Music: Top VGM STKs #5 – Skies of Arcadia

Composed by Yutaka Minobe and Takayuki Maeda, Skies of Arcadia features a wide array of diverse instrumentals with a focus on the game’s broad ethnic groups. Each area has its own dynamic motif and instrument set that works beautifully with its people and environments, and when sailing the music actually changes as you travel about…

Opinions: Five Ways – Skies of Arcadia

Skies of Arcadia at one point was my favorite game of all time. And it’s still pretty high up there. But I was thinking sometime in the middle of Black Friday chaos at work that it could be even better. And I will begin a new series exploring how games could have turned out even…