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Video game themed music is a current topic of conversation among gamers that is rapidly gathering interest. From music concerts (i.e.: Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions, Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy) to chiptune/cover bands (i.e.: Anamanaguchi, The Triforce Quartet, The Minibosses), video game music can now be heard through outlets like your favorite radio stations and local symphonies. As the hype continues to grow, video game music professionals are looking for unique and exciting ways to spread awareness about this. Kory Caldwell, Keaton Slansky and Jake Kaufman hope that their documentary will achieve this.

Caldwell and Slansky are independent filmmakers in charge of creating The Players’ Score: a Videogame Music Documentary, a film that will ‘explore the cultural and personal impact of game music through live interviews with prominent videogame music cover bands, chiptune artists, and the composers who inspire them’. Kaufman, who has worked with games like Double Dragon and Shovel Knight, will be in charge of the film’s soundtrack. This inspiring project has launched its own Kickstarter campaign, with the funds being used to help complete the documentary (interview composers, travel, etc.). The documentary is set to feature a prominent list of composers and artists being interviewed, such as (but not limited to):

  • Hiroki Kikuta (Composer, Secret of Mana series)
  • Manami Matsumae (Composer, Mega Man and Shovel Knight series)
  • Norihiko Hibino (Composer, Metal Gear Solid and Bayonetta series)
  • Braxton Burks (Pokemon Reorchestrated)
  • Bit Brigade (Cover Band)
  • DJ Cutman (Video Game DJ)

You can help fund their cause by checking out their Kickstarter campaign below:

The Players’ Score: a Videogame Music Documentary Kickstarter Campaign

You can also help spread awareness by checking them out on Facebook and Twitter.

So we have new footage of Mighty No. 9‘s early alpha gameplay. The fact that this is early alpha should definitely be kept in mind with this video, as there are many cheaply-made textures, poor animations, and a (subjectively) ugly art style. On the bright side though, the gameplay itself actually looks pretty good, pretty much exactly what you would expect a 3D Mega Man game to look and play like. Certain things like dashing looked like they came straight out of Mega Man X, and that’s sure to please some.

For those that missed other recent news about the game; an animated series is being made, much to the anger of those who donated to the kickstarter. Now, one may think that more things produced through the Kickstarter is a good thing, but the way that many see it is that they donated to have a game made, and money is going toward other things now, which can be viewed as false advertising and fraud. To reassure the people though, Comcept has set new stretch goals for the Kickstarter, saying that only the money raised here will be used for the animated series.

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Over the course of nine months, TellTale games has released the five episodes of The Wolf Among Us. Recently the fifth and final episode released to give the conclusion to the mystery that players have been leading Bigby Wolf through all this time.

For those not in the know, The Wolf Among Us is a story-driven point-and-click adventure (similar to The Walking Dead) based on the Fables comic series. The game takes place 20 years before the events of the comics, so in a way it works as kind of a setup for some of the characters and events that happen in the comic series. So how does the game stand up on its own and as a prequel?

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The logo for Fox News’ new segment, “Defending the Homeland”, bears a striking resemblance to Bioshock Infinite’s logo. The segment also just happens to be about immigration (likely how it’s ruining America and how we need to close our borders, judging from the title), and let’s keep in mind that Bioshock Infinite was a game about Turn-of-the-century sky racists who treated any non-white person as slaves and secondary citizens. Here at VG Tribune, we do not make political commentary, but do with that what you will.

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Sony has released a new update for the PS3 that allows it to sync wirelessly with the Dualshock 4 controller. Before the update, anyone was able to use a Dualshock 4 with a PS3 with a wired USB connection, but now the controller can sync with the console through bluetooth. The only problems still existing with this update are that the sixaxis, vibration, and touchpad still don’t work, so don’t expect to be able to play games like Heavy Rain with your DS4. Otherwise, everything still works just fine and you’ll be able to play using the more modern (and comfortable) controller.

With recently released games like Watch Dogs and Grand Theft Auto V flaunting massive open-world sandbox environments that offer players a nearly unlimited supply of gameplay, it’s hard to imagine future games topping these. In the eyes of Hello Games, it is merely a challenge. Welcome No Man’s Sky – the UK-based studio’s attempt at creating a truly ‘open world’ experience for gamers to enjoy. Based on the concept of procedural generation (content that is generated dynamically via mathematical algorithms), every player’s experience is truly unique in this science-fiction based video game. As the trailer above shows, No Man’s Sky is shooting for the stars in offering gamers a new perspective on ‘open-world’ games.

With the hopes of seeing any sign of gameplay for Kingdom Hearts III  dashed by Square Enix earlier today, gamers who are attending/watching E3 this year will have to settle with the announcement of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX. Available on December 2nd in North America, this remake will be a compilation of the following titles: Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix (PS2) and Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix (PSP). As an avid Kingdom Hearts fan who understands gamers’ wants for a fresh title, this announcement will temporarily suffice.

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This Week in Discounts – 3/24

Published by Mohammed Ganai in 3DS, Atlus, Capcom, PS3, PS4, Sony, Vita. 0 Comments

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Enjoying the new inFAMOUS yet? In case you’re one of those stragglers, don’t fret – PlayStation Plus has your back.

Starting tomorrow, Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (PSP, PS Vita) will be added to the Instant Game Collection… Read the rest of this entry »

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UPDATE: Here is the eBay link now that the auction has gone live.  Good Luck!

Giving back to community – there is no feeling quite like it. Whether it is volunteering at a local arcade or raising money for your favorite gaming charity, the opportunities for gamers to make a difference are endless.

Starting August 11th, I will be donating some of my time, talent and treasure to give back to the community. As an avid video game collector, I’ve come across some rare finds at local stores. About a year ago, I found this ‘factory sealed’ (yes, you heard correctly) copy of Lunar 2: Eternal Blue – Complete for the PlayStation 1 system. What’s an even rarer experience – I only paid $50 for this prized possession. Fast forward to now, and I’ve decided to sell this on eBay to another avid game collector. Whoever is fortunate enough to be the highest bidder on this collector item will also have the honor of knowing that 100% of their proceeds will be going directly to the Child’s Play charity. This gaming charity provides kids in hospitals with the opportunity to play with the coolest games and game consoles the industry has to offer. As an extra incentive, I will personally match any amount, from the opening bid (which will be set at $50) to the highest bid price (up to $250). This money will also go to the same charity (Example: If final price of the game ends at $275, I will personally donate $250, with a total value of $525 going to the charity).

This product will go up for bid on eBay’s site around 4 PM Eastern Time on Sunday, August 11th. As much as gamers are competitive in nature, I also know how close-knit we can be when helping fellow gamers out. If you are reading the article, I’d appreciate everyone’s help in spreading the word to your fellow game collectors and friends about this charitable opportunity. Just spreading awareness about this event solidifies your involvement in making a difference.

If you would like a sneak peak at what the collector item will contain, you can take a look at the contents listed below.

If you have any questions about the item or the event, feel free to message me on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/M_I_Williams).

Happy bidding, fellow gamers!

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