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A Norwegian journalist and published author, specializing in video game music and salami. Having lived in Brazil, United States, and Europe, he has been featured in many magazines around the world and has also worked with the prestigious German production company Merregnon Studios, and acquired a large pong collection from Persian royalty.
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10:00 AM on 12.23.2012

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams gets physical, physical

It's not been that long since Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams saw release, thanks to the massive support it gained, through the Steam Greenlight system. The good word keeps rolling in for the German indie title, while it enjoys...

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7:00 AM on 12.21.2012

Pro Wrestling X: Uprising makes a surprise release

Pro Wrestling X has been a distant dream for Dave Wishnowski, the independent game developer who wanted more out of his wrestling videogame experience than what the big-budget titles were offering. Inspired by games like AKI'...

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9:00 AM on 12.09.2012

The GamesMaster sadly passed away

For those growing up in Europe and old enough to remember, GamesMaster was an absolutely awesome show with cheesy screen effects and crazy kids being dealt gaming challenges in order to get their hands on the coveted golden j...

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6:00 AM on 12.06.2012

Journey gets nominated for a Grammy and seven VGAs

Journey composer Austin Wintory is a busy man these days. He recently spoke at SC9.0 in Germany to great success and media attention where he was able to share that Journey had received seven nominations for the ten...

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2:30 PM on 11.26.2012

Final Symphony brings Final Fantasy to London in 2013

Final Symphony, the latest and last grand Final Fantasy concert in German producer Thomas Böcker's critically acclaimed series, has received a second show date. Two weeks after the premiere in Germany, the second stop wi...

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6:00 AM on 11.26.2012

Turrican Soundtrack Anthology delayed to spring 2013

Germany's own Chris Hülsbeck was honored by fans and colleagues at Soundtrack Cologne 9.0, with the 25-year veteran being the guest of honor at the conference event and concert celebrations. But with his presentation did...

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6:00 AM on 11.23.2012

Final Fantasy XIII composer reflects on career and future

Masashi Hamauzu is not only one of the most popular videogame composers, he is also one of the most unique. His work on Final Fantasy XIII is regarded as one of the finest in the series, though I personally hold a soft spot f...

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9:00 PM on 11.21.2012

Catch East meets West concert stream on November 24

The WDR Radio Orchestra performed the newest concert from producer Thomas Böcker and his team at Merregnon Studios on just last week on November 16. Being in attendance, I can tell you it was a truly fantastic show, feat...

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1:00 PM on 11.20.2012

Exclusive: Zojoi talks Shadowgate history and future

Man, there was nothing more nerve-wracking than getting stuck in Shadowgate on the NES and seeing those torches fade one after another. It's one of my most vivid gaming memories, though I got stuck mostly due to the quite con...

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7:30 PM on 11.19.2012

Take a ride with Ubiktune's Motorway and Interlude

Fancy a swing on the funky road of chiptunes this week? Ubiktune's got you covered with another excellent set of releases on their never-ending chiptune label. Motorway is a jazz-funk chiptune album composed with changing tim...

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2:00 PM on 11.03.2012

Review: Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams

Giana Sisters is a game that generally incites one response: plagiarism of Super Mario Bros. When Black Forest Games launched its Kickstarter campaign for Project Giana back in July, the intention was to provide gamers the ...

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10:00 AM on 11.03.2012

Chibi-tech releases the insane 8-bit Moe Moe Kyunstep

Some might be familiar with chibi-tech from prior projects such as Chiptuned Rockman where the ever-impressive chiptuner offered a spotless melodic arrangement of "Roll's Theme" that included dialogue constructed entirel...

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1:30 AM on 11.01.2012

Epidemic Deluxe rises from the grave

Jay Tholen released an album in 2008 called Epidemic which featured an homage to classic horror movie soundtracks by combining eerie atmosphere and sudden chiptune interactions. But feeling the experience was a bit incom...

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2:00 PM on 10.28.2012

Soundtrack Cologne bringing the VGM party to Germany

You can be sure a lot of beer will be consumed as Soundtrack Cologne 9.0 is preparing to bring some esteemed videogame music legends together for a round of panels and an exclusive concert over the weekend of November 15-18 a...

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6:00 PM on 10.24.2012

Shadowgate opens the castle gates once again

It's not the first time, nor the second, but a timeless adventure such as Shadowgate is always welcome to be remade again and again. At the helm of this new version is Zojoi, a company founded by Dave Marsh and Karl Roelofs w...

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7:00 AM on 10.13.2012

NYCC: The samurai bunny returns in new Usagi Yojimbo game

Most people know him from his cameos in TMNT, but Miyamoto Usagi has been the star of his own comic book series for a long time. His first and only game, Samurai Warrior: The Battles of Usagi Yojimbo, came out in 1988 for the...

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