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Videri String Quartet

Videri String Quartet plays game music with class


Debut album Portals covers Journey, Skyward Sword, Kingdom Hearts II, and more
Sep 18
// Tony Ponce
Do you like you game arrangements to have a flair for the classical? Then check out Videri String Quartet, a four-piece string cover band ready to dazzle you with their sensible covers of classic game tunes. After receiving ...
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Only a week in and Dj CUTMAN has a Wii U remix album


Take these chill melodies on the go
Nov 25
// Tony Ponce
That was fast! Hardware mishaps aside, Nintendo is brilliant when it comes to presentation. There's no reason why the music from the friggin' OS menus and applications on Nintendo consoles should be so damn good, but they are...
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Composer Kinuyo Yamashita plays MMX3 music on piano


Sep 18
// Tony Ponce
One of the people I'm most looking forward to meeting at this year's MAGFest is Kinuyo Yamashita, the legendary game composer we all have to thank for making the original Castlevania sound so damn good. Her work can also be ...
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COINS


Jun 25
// Tony Ponce
That one word sums up the entirety of New Super Mario Bros. 2. You know, just in case you didn't pick up on the subtlety from the recent trailer. If there isn't a Scrooge McDuck Money Bin level in this game, I'm gonna wreck somebody. Coins [YouTube via GoNintendo]
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Even more real-world products promoted by NES icons


Apr 13
// Tony Ponce
I'm a little confused. Sometimes, someone makes a batch of minimalist posters featuring pixel art and it's beloved by all. Other times, some people get really upset, as though these harmless pieces have offended their sensibi...
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Subtle! Brand names as promoted by 8-bit celebrities


Jan 10
// Tony Ponce
Magazines: who still reads them? How did companies peddle their wares before the advent of television? Before the Internet? Before YouTube? It's a digital age, my friends! Get with the times! Still, magazines used to kinda so...
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Sip some champagne to the Super Meat Boy piano album


Dec 22
// Tony Ponce
Put on your smoking jacket, top off your vintage champagne flute, and get cozy by the fireplace as you relax to Super Meat Boy! - Choice Piano Cuts. Here is a gift for the classy continental in your life, a musical journey t...
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League of Legends hits 32 million players


Nov 18
// Sterling Aiayla Lyons
Riot Games announced that League of Legends, their free-to-play Multiplayer Online Battle Arena, has hit the 32.5 million player mark. With this, comes a wide selection of cumulative statistics relating to the game that they ...
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Sundays with Sagat: Ape Escape 4 fears and Felicia


Aug 25
// Jonathan Holmes
You ever get so excited about a videogame that it keeps you up at night? That's what Sagat is going through right now with Ape Escape 4. Luckily, he's got a friend to soothe his savage soul. This episode is bitter sweet for ...
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Sundays with Sagat: How about a shower? Sound good?


Aug 11
// Jonathan Holmes
[Sundays with Sagat is a video series where a man named Sagat talks to you about videogames. This is serious business.] Last week, Sagat promised to get out of his depression and start being productive again. First though, i...
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Pitfall doormats are full of pixelated goodness


May 22
// Matthew Razak
How many times has this happened to you? Publishers Clearing House pulls up to your door with a big check. They come up and ring the doorbell, but as you answer they look down and see your doormat is simply too boring. They ...
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SSFIV HDTV is branding taken to the next level


May 20
// Ben Perlee
I think we can all agree that, with the advent of the SFIV snuggie, Capcom has gone a little out of control with the Street Fighter branding. And it hasn't ended, as with the advent of Super Street Fighter IV, Capcom has a ne...
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RE shot looks pretty, taste untested


May 02
// Matthew Razak
Getting drunk is not hard to do. It requires a bottle of booze and your ability to open that bottle of booze. However, mankind has been getting drunk for so long that sometimes you just need to spice it up a bit and throw in ...
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Sexy Maid Service stays subtle, brings the classy


Jan 17
// Matthew Razak
You know what really vexes me in the gaming world these days? The lack of subtle and classy erotic games on the iPhone and iPod Touch. They're all just so trashy. When I'm trying to get an erection while on the go I want to b...

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