Jul 092013

PS3 - TRAVIS - 2

Sony won an uphill battle with its big black box, altering the course of the PS3 from public pariah to public praise. The system has seen quite a lot of exclusives in its storied lifespan, and more than a few of those games have featured better than average, and even spectacular soundtracks that deserve celebration.

So here, for your listening pleasure, is a selection of some of the best PS3 exclusive soundtracks composed.

Click here to listen to Tuesday Tunes Episode 11

Note that this is not a declaration of war against the incredible soundtracks found on the Xbox 360. Next episode will likely highlight those gems.

Dec 272012

Who am I? No one important, so you may be forgiven for not giving a damn about my game preferences and experiences. But that, unfortunately, is the dilemma I find myself in. As I’m merely amateur, I can’t expect a wide circle of fans and followers to be willfully expecting a grand personal declaration of what I fancied throughout the last twelve months, but I’m also not professional enough to have played every major game of the year and thus write an official “Best Of 2012” post without having personal bias interwoven. I decided to go with the former, so excuse me for my regrettable lack of fame. I hope I make some recommendations that you wouldn’t have thought to tried.

Yes, there are certain genres that I willfully dismissed this year, as I do every year. So no, you will not find Halo 4 or FIFA 2013 simply because those aren’t games that interest me (not that I find anything wrong with people for whom they do, of course). There are also countless games that I would have loved to have gotten to but never did thanks to time or other games’ prioritization. For example, my recently acquired copy of Dishonored sits on my shelf yet to be played. It too, along with XCOM, Sleeping Dogs, Xenoblade Chronicles and a plethora of other titles will be mysteriously absent from my list because I just didn’t get to them. And for those of you hoping to see such titles on here, I apologize. Be sure to comment with your own games of the year.

And with that, we shall begin (in no particular order, mind you).

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Aug 292012

When it comes to determining our video game preferences, there are always going to be as many irrational factors thrown in as there are rational. What truly influences our choice? Does the single prized game in every enthusiast’s heart just ride a wave of nostalgia alone? In all probability, the scales are different for each individual. Some are constantly revising their “favorite” game or list of games. Others hold on to one game forever, never allowing anything else to come close. Join me, as we investigate this topic on this week’s Point of Contention.

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