No Tune Unturned: Fantasy

No Tune Unturned: Fantasy

Mar 4, 2013

Welcome back to No Tune Unturned, a feature in which some dude with no musical training beyond boring childhood piano lessons elaborates on why, precisely, he likes videogame music so much. Part 1 of the audio-only Sonic Boombox feature kicked off last month, but now we return to the traditional format of written text and YouTube videos for this most...

No Tune Unturned: World of Warcraft

No Tune Unturned: World of Warcraft

Sep 25, 2012

Welcome back to No Tune Unturned, a feature in which some dude with no musical training beyond boring childhood piano lessons elaborates on why, precisely, he likes videogame music so much. You’re probably just now rousing from an undisturbed nap after last month’s peaceful repose, which means you’ll be wide awake for a topic close to my...

Guild Wars 2 sales hit 2 million

Guild Wars 2 sales hit 2 million

Sep 13, 2012

As it turns out, this Guild Wars 2 thing is pretty big. How big, you may wonder? Big enough to move 2 million copies in just over 2 weeks, with half of those purchases originating as pre-orders. The distinct lack of a monthly subscription fee probably didn’t hurt sales, but according to president and co-founder Mike O’Brien, ArenaNet have no...

The Authentic RPG and its Tragic Demise

The Authentic RPG and its Tragic Demise

Jan 24, 2011

 What makes an RPG an RPG? Is it the stats? Leveling up with experience points? Health items and loot? The expansive genre spans from real-time action RPGs to turn-based strategy RPGs, and many a debate has been held on what should be included in the list. But by oft-ignored definition, an RPG is (quite obviously and literally) a role-playing game. However,...

Blizzard forums to require real names

Blizzard forums to require real names

Jul 7, 2010

WoW, Starcraft and Diablo developer (don’t forget The Lost Vikings either!) Blizzard is causing a stir by announcing that their official forums will soon require posters to use their real names when contributing. The idea behind this move is on the surface a noble one, by cutting out the anonymity of forum posting, they hope to create a more mature and...