8-bit music…it’s not just for games anymore

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It was probably inevitable, but as video games have evolved, so has its music. Although you might not hear any of its more famous pieces on the radio, the internet always manages to find a way to deliver the goods…legally, of course. What did you think I was going to say?
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Review: Ghostbusters – The Video Game

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Don’t cross the streams. Go get her, Ray! Back off man … I’m a scientist.

If you remember those lines, then you might be ready to believe “Ghostbusters: The Video Game” is the perfect title for you. But if not … the experience will haunt you.
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Zenimax Media Absorbs iD. Megatexture Mods Imminent?

Zenimax Media has apparently caught every other publisher by surprise in acquiring iD Software, placing the legendary developer underneath the same roof as Bethesda according to this press release. It was only four years earlier that Activision had made a quiet bid to acquire the developer or its IPs only to be turned down.

For those of you that have no idea who Zenimax is, you aren’t the first, but they have an impressive roster of who’s who in Hollywood on their Board such as Jerry Bruckheimer and they’ve been Bethesda’s home for nearly more than a decade. They just seem to let their developers do most of the talking.

So does this mean that the next Elder Scrolls will have Hell-borne wickedness oozing out of every megatextured portal? Probably not. Does it mean that John Carmack’s programming wizardry might find its way into projects elsewhere within the Zenimax empire? That’s more likely.
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Review: Godfather 2

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I shouldn’t have been surprised at the treatment of the film after the first Godfather game from EA, but in playing through Godfather 2, I found myself impressed yet again with how they have continued to pillage the venerable film for ideas. If you’re a fan of the films, I’d advise you to stay away, but if you’re remotely curious about the game and are willing to stomach what it does to the franchise, then read on. This isn’t going to be pretty.
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