The World Is Square (and Enix) to this band

The World Is Square (and Enix) to this band

Jun 20, 2014

Once upon a time, there was a company called Enix. This company produced anime, manga, and videogames – most famously, the Dragon Quest titles. Once upon another time there was a company called Square, who gave the world far too many legendary, much-loved RPGs to list here. Once upon yet another time these two collided, and Square Enix crawled out of the...

Snake Eater theme saxophonist performs videogame lullabies, because why not

Snake Eater theme saxophonist performs videogame lullabies, because why not

May 22, 2014

If (like us) one of your guilty pleasures is submitting to the corporate machine from time to time in order to buy special and limited editions, your bedroom – possibly your whole house/flat – will be full of gaming related tat. Toys (sorry, figures), soundtracks, t shirts, keyrings, art books, and guides. Perhaps you’ve gone a step further and...

The String Arcade: an album review

The String Arcade: an album review

Feb 10, 2014

The String Arcade is a Kickstarter-funded project, now complete and releasing officially tomorrow (February 11th). If you’re quick and put your order in now, you can save a few dollars on the already-reasonable prices. If it seems odd for me to suggest ordering before I’ve even started talking about the music, bear in mind – as I am – that 100%...

Eightiestastic Saturday Morning RPG soundtrack now available to buy

Eightiestastic Saturday Morning RPG soundtrack now available to buy

Jan 29, 2014

What do you get if you cross the sound of the eighties with the indie explosion of early 21st Century gaming? The soundtrack to Saturday Morning RPG, that’s what! Vince Dicola is the man behind it – with music from Transformers: The Movie and Rocky IV among his credits – alongside his partner in rhyme Kenny Meriedeth. Okay, the ‘partner in...

Copies of Dale North’s Dragon Fantasy Book II soundtrack can now be swapped for money

Copies of Dale North’s Dragon Fantasy Book II soundtrack can now be swapped for money

Jan 7, 2014

The game itself may have produced wildly varying opinions amongst the handful of critics who reviewed it, but what of Dragon Fantasy Book II’s soundtrack? Well now, if you have ten US dollars (or your local equivalent) to spare, you can listen to it as much as you like and decide for yourself. The OST comes from one Dale North. If Mr North’s name...