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Repost: Pickles Recommends- El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron


Pickles Recommends- El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron.

 

Reposting a recommendation for a great game. You should play it.

2012-2015: Movies I’m Looking Forward To


There are a bunch of movies that are coming out that I want to see! I will detail them below, in order of release, and why I think they might be awesome. And if I remember, I’ll make an update a few months from now, adding new ones and commenting on how the movies actually turned out, if I saw them.

2012

October 26:

  • Cloud Atlas- It hasn’t gotten very good reviews, but I am a huge fan of time travel, alternate universes, generational gaps, and stuff like that. I’m thinking that I may enjoy it much more than critics, if only for that.

November 2 (My birthday!):

Wreck it Ralph- This is a given. Any video game fan ever will want to see this movie, and I am almost certain that it will live up to the hype. There’s a football game that night, so I won’t be able to see it on my actual birthday, but I will definitely see it as soon as I can on Saturday.

The Man with the Iron Fist: This movie looks like it’ll have some of the best fight scenes out of any movie for the rest of the year, and the soundtrack is already out (http://soultemplemusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-man-with-the-iron-fists-deluxe-ultra-pak) and is great.

November 9 (I will be in New York City this entire weekend, so I won’t be able to see any of these until later):

  • Skyfall: A new freakin’ James Bond movie! Can’t wait. I was impressed by Quantum of Solace, unlike some people, and I have high hopes for this one.
  • Lincoln: The trailer gave me chill bumps. Oh man this movie is going to be perfect. And oh man this movie is probably going to flop at the box office but win Best Picture.

November 21:

  • Rise of the Guardians: This movie will either be amazing and win Best Animated Picture or flop and be yet another forgotten Dreamworks film. I am hoping for the former, as it looks awesome.
  • Red Dawn: There’s no way this movie will be good, but it has Chris Hemsworth and freaking Josh Peck. I will definitely at least see this at the cheap theater.
  • Life of Pi: I saw the 5-minute preview for this movie before Prometheus back in June and this is definitely going to be one of those movies. The 3D is probably going to be amazing, too. (I am a fan of 3D movies when they are not terrible conversions, which basically means like two films a year, and then a couple good conversions like Avengers)

November 30:

Universal Solider: Day of Reckoning- Universal Soldier is back! Let’s see if this thing ends up being a decent action flick, because I love the premise. (Fun Fact: I always get this and Full Spectrum Warrior, a game by Pandemic Studios, mixed up.)

and luckily, there’s a break in December, with relatively few movies coming out for most of the month. This will mean that I can see maybe even most of these in theaters!

December 14:

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey- I don’t have to explain this.

December 25:

Django Unchained- A western movie plus a 70s Blaxploitation flick, directed by Quinten Tarantino, starring Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Samuel L. Jackson. I can find nothing to not be excited about in this.

2013

TBA:

  • Riddick: I always liked the Riddick series, especially Pitch Black. I actually didn’t even know that they had started filming the sequel yet, and apparently it’s already in post-production. That’s always good to hear.

February 14:

  • A Good Day to Die Hard- What better way to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day than a good helping of Die Hard?

March 1:

  • Jack the Giant Slayer- Could be good, though the delay concerns me, if it really was just for the special effects or not.

March 8:

  • Oz: The Great and Powerful- We’ll see about this one. I haven’t even seen a trailer yet.

March 29:

  • GI Joe: Retaliation- I know full and well how silly this movie is going to be, and I know full and well that I’m going to enjoy every second of it.

April 12:

  • Oblivion- Somewhat-Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi with Morgan Freeman and…. Tom Cruise…. As long as this isn’t some sort of allegory for Scientology, I think it might be pretty good. The City-in-the-clouds concept has always intrigued me, probably because of my rabid Star Wars fanboyism as a kid.

May 3:

  • Iron Man 3- The trailer just came out, and oh wow it looks amazing. But there is this very slight fear of mine that it could suck, and whoever made the trailer was simply very clever at editing. But this is one of those “Emotional Hero’s Journey” type stories, so it’s likely to actually be good, as long as they don’t take out the trademark Iron Man humor completely. I am not a fan of the Iron Patriot being in the movie, though. Nobody deserves to wear that suit besides Norman Osborn. The character makes the suit, not the other way around. I have confidence that it will be done well, though.

May 10:

  • The Great Gatsby- The book was dull, but it was a very good story. If the movie is done well, then it’ll help a whole new generation learn about how the American Dream is kind of stupid.

May 17:

  • Star Trek: Into Darkness- Star Trek 2 booyeah! The first film was one of the best movies of 2009, and I’ve been hyping the sequel ever since. The reboot series really seems to get it right, where much of Star Trek bores me, outside of The Next Generation. It being so much like Star Wars can’t hurt at all.

June 7:

  • After Earth- I have tepid interest in this film. On one hand, it has the Smith family and a bunch of sci-fi. On the other hand, it’s an M. Night Shyamalan movie…. We’ll see.

June 14:

  • The Man of Steel- Zack Snyder + Christopher Nolan + Superman = this could easily be a Best Picture contender, though people don’t seem to be incredibly hyped for it.

June 21:

  • World War Z- You know what? There haven’t been very many actual zombie movies lately (I am not even considering you, Resident Evil 5. There were like what, 50  zombies in that entire thing?). Strange, considering the craze in all other media, with Left 4 Dead and Walking Dead and stuff.  I dunno how this movie will play out, but it needs to be good to ensure the survival of the zombie genre, because we all know how close to dying it is. /sarcasm
  • Monsters University- C’mon, Pixar! You made a solid string of amazing movies from Ratatouille to Toy Story 3, and while Brave was good, it wasn’t Pixar Good. Make this a sequel worthy of being Pixar Good!

June 28:

Kick-Ass 2: It’s going to be good. Don’t worry. (Fun Fact: I am a Mark Millar Fan. I may be somewhat biased.)

July 3:

  • Lone Ranger- I feel like I’m being way too optimistic when I’m even considering this one to be good, but there’s always a chance that this isn’t another John Carter. And by that I mean it’s going to flop, because the target audience probably hasn’t even HEARD of the Lone Ranger.
  • Despicable Me 2: I can’t lie. The first one was a very good movie, and this may very well be just as good.

July 12:

  • Pacific Rim- Is this what happened to that Godzilla movie that Legendary Pictures was making at one time? No idea, but it has Kaiju, Mechas, and it reminds me of Battleship just enough that I’ll probably want to see it even if it’s bad, in hopes that it is just as corny as Battleship itself.

July 19:

  • RIPD- I am always optimistic about comic book adaptations, and though I don’t know very much at all about this besdies the premise, it does have some star power (Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Bacon), so maybe it’ll hold up.

July 26:

  • The Wolverine- Yeah I know, I know. The chances of this getting higher than a 40% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes are next to none, but Wolverine in Japan is just a really cool concept, and the Silver Samurai is an awesome villain. The less it connects to the rest of the franchise, the better, as not to overload on superheroes in 2013 before the insane amount coming in 2014.

August 2:

  • 300: Rise of an Empire- No Zack Snyder, and nothing to directly adapt like the original, but it could be good. Chances are it’ll be another Wrath of the Titans (or Clash of the Titans for that matter), but meh. I was hoping for Xerxes, myself.
  • Red 2- It’ll be a fun movie. It probably won’t be a runaway success, unless Smurfs 2 and The Wolverine AND 300-2 are all exceptionally horrible, but it could happen.

September 20:

  • Star Wars Episode II 3D- No idea why this is coming out in September instead of February like Star Wars releases usually are, but whatever. Star Wars is cool, though I was disappointed by Phantom Menace 3D for not incorporating any deleted scenes into the movie, even the ones that actually added to the film, or not improving the CGI whatsoever, so that it still looks like a 10-year old movie. I’m assuming there will be no changes to this, either, despite the fact Episode II has some of the coolest deleted scenes in the saga.

October 11:

  • Star Wars Episode III 3D- Like I said already. I’ll see it, but I really wish they did something other than make it 3D, even if the 3D is quite good for a conversion. There’s like, a 10-minute scene they cut out of the beginning just because it made the movie longer. But this is a re-release! They should add in all the cool stuff, even if Shaak Ti dies in the scene when canonically she doesn’t. And Quinlan Vos’s fake death? What about that thing? (that one would have to be cleverly edited into the Order 66 scene though as not to interrupt the score)

November 1:

  • Ender’s Game- There’s a movie of this coming out? Yeah I had no idea either. That’s something to look forward to!

November 8:

  • Thor: The Dark World- Make Mine Marvel. I loved the first Thor; this one better knock it out of the park, cosmic-wise, to prepare audiences for Guardians of the Galaxy, which comes out less than a year later.

December 13:

  • The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug- Once again, I have to say nothing.

2014

TBA:

  • Phineas and Ferb- I’m assuming this’ll be the show’s send-off; there is little chance it’ll be any less awesome than the show itself.
  • Deadpool- I doubt this movie will actually come out in 2014, but if it does, I will be super hyped for it, for obvious reasons.
  • The Flash- Once again, I doubt this will actually release in 2014; the buildup to the Justice League movie isn’t going to be very organized, I don’t think, and Flash and Wonder Woman movies have been in development hell for decades now.
  • Green Lantern 2- The first movie was good fun, except that everyone seemed to hate it. I personally liked it, though if I had seen it when it first came out, I would have hated it since I thought it was going to be a space epic instead of “just” another superhero movie. I think they’ll do better this time.
  • Masters of the Universe- A movie ripe for nostalgia, and just long enough since Conan that everyone will have forgotten about it by the time it comes out.
  • Third Person- Yes it’s a romance movie, but it has 3 separate plots that somehow connect, one of which is between Liam Neeson and Olivia Wilde. They had me at Liam Neeson.
  • Journey 3: From the Earth to the Moon- Oh, The Rock. How you star in such amazing/horrible movies. I am confident that this will be a greatbad movie as well.

February 7:

  • Need For Speed- Hey look, a video game movie in development that isn’t going to have a release 6 months after it’s announced! That means it could… maybe actually be good? (nah)
  • Lego: The Piece of Resistance- An… actual… Lego movie? Woah. Featuring Batman and Superman… as actual characters? Woah. Already filming? Woah. What is up with this thing.

March 7:

  • Invertigo- Dude crash lands in New York City and creates a vortex where gravity is reversed. This is going to be interesting, hopefully.

March 28:

  • Noah- There hasn’t been one of these type movies since Passion of the Christ! Hopefully this will be an epic of… Biblical proportions. /booyeah

April 4-

  • Captain America: The Winter Solider- The Winter Solider story arc was amazing in the comics, and I fully expect it to be even better on film. And apprently The Falcon’s in it; whether it’s the normal or more-realistic Ultimate version, I don’t even know THEY know yet.

April 11:

  • Stretch Armstrong- …
  • Why the HELL does this exist, and why do I want to see it so much?

April 25:

  • Robopocalypse- Steven Spielberg + Robot Apocalypse. This means it might be awesome.

May 2:

  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2- Oh boy, this better be good. I am fully expecting a 2-part trilogy with the 2nd and 3rd movies, both of them about Norman Osborn and the Green Goblin, and if there is anything less than that, I will be so disappointed.

May 16:

  • Godzilla- Hey, didn’t this come out in 2013? Yeah there’s no way this can be better than Pacific Rim, but hey, it’s Godzilla.

May 23:

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes- Rise was a great movie; if the remake series continues all the way through the original timeline in chronological order (unlike the original series, which jumped around a bit sort of), I’m sure it’ll get pretty confusing, but it’ll be awesome nonetheless.

May 30:

  • The Good Dinosaur- An upcoming Disney movie about dinosaurs, if the meteor never hit. Interesting premise.

June 20:

  • How to Train Your Dragon 2- The animated series is very… ehh, but the original movie was good fun, and this will probably follow that trend.

July 18:

  • X-Men: Days of Future Past- If it includes Cable somehow so that he can be in Deadpool or Deadpool 2, I am sold. Otherwise, it could be good, but it could also suck. We’ll see.
  • Hobbit: There and Back Again- ‘Nuff Said. Though I am certain about one thing; one of these two movies is going to get moved back or forward. Two juggernauts at once usually never works out well, at least for all the other movies in the next 3 weeks.

August 1:

  • Guardians of the Galaxy- Please include Vance Astro. That’s all that matters. Vance Astrooooooooo

After that:

  • Avatar 2: In Space! oh wait. Underwater!
  • Hulk 2: Can Mark Ruffalo stand on his own as The Hulk? I don’t know. Apparently following Planet Hulk, even though Hulk in Avengers was incredibly likeable compared to any other incarnation ever. The only way I see it happening is if he is accidentally stranded at the end of Avengers 2 while they are in space or something.
  • Angry Birds: If Angry Birds is even relevant in 2015, I will definitely see this just to see how this is even possible.
  • Avengers 2 and Justice League- DC of course planned this on purpose, but 2015 will be the showdown of the titans. Almost literally, if Justice League follows the New 52’s opening story arc and uses Darkseid. Apparently, Justice League will use Green Lantern, The Flash, and Man of Steel, but it can’t just reboot Batman for money, less than 5 years later. That’s be horrid. Unless Blake is the new Batman. Then it’s cool…… I guess…….
  • Ant-Man: Edgar Wright, you are amazing, and you need to make more amazing things faster. I’m disappointed this has become a Phase 3 movie instead of having 3 Marvel Studios movies in 2014 (along with the 3 other Marvel movies set for 2014, and the 2 DC ones…. ok so maybe delaying it was good….), but it’s going to be so so good.

That was really long and took several hours. I feel like I just went through the future, from next week all the way to 3 years from now. |_|

Pickles Recommends: Sonic the Hedgehog (Comics)


I never thought I would say this, but there are some good things happening with Sonic lately. While his games have been lagging in quality for years, his comic series, made by Archie Comics, is pretty brilliant.
There are currently two series in the franchise; Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic Universe. The first is obviously the main title, which has been going on for very nearly twenty years. It started out as a comedy sort of comic for its first several years, mirroring the SATAM and Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog cartoons, but slowly began developing a plot, and by issue #50, it grew into something completely different than the games or shows as Robotnik was finally defeated.
After this point in the series, it began worldbuilding, introducing new villains, and developing the quite large cast that had grown due to the introduction of characters from the other continuities. During the 2000s, it used this to incite a crap ton of plot, including events that still have an effect on the comic today (unlike superhero comics where the events rubberband except for series launches and some temporary C-list deaths if we’re lucky) It has still remained lighthearted of course, being the Archie Comic it is.
Sonic Universe started out as 4-issue story arcs, usually consisting of independent backstories or side-stories of different Sonic characters or groups. This has grown over time to the point where it is almost a second comic in the series, especially with the two of the more recent story arcs about the Babylon Rogues and the Secret Freedom Fighters, the latter of which actually has the current focus of both series, with the main comic acting as the prologue/epilogue chapters to the arc.
The comics in the past few years have been exceptionally strong, in my opinion. The continuity is very solid, with more editors’ footnotes than I’ve ever seen in another comic, yet it isn’t incomprehensible to someone just starting out. I’ve only partially read the series and I feel like I understand most all of what is going on. Even though it is a family friendly comic, it still deals with deaths of major characters (the word death is never said of course), who don’t come back in less than five years, and some fairly interesting politics (wow I can’t believe I said that).
Another thing I really like about the Sonic comics is the lack of extreme decompression that is also prevalent in modern comic books. Even with Sonic Universe’s strict 4-issue story arcs, it doesn’t needlessly stretch out the story to fit the graphic novel. Instead, it actually has 4 issues’ worth of material, and just a couple issues of Sonic can outmatch six issues of Avengers (because for some reason Avengers-related series are insane about 6-issue story arcs, which are kind of excessive except in the case of a huge arc).
I haven’t read the entire series; this is related to the series’ major fault; Archie has only very recently begun collecting the comics into graphic novels. And the worst part is that they are in digest format, so there are only 4 issues per volume (even if the arc is longer than that). It’s up to Volume 18, though it’s only up to issue 70, so there is a huge gap in the story between there and the current issues if you want to read the complete story instead of jumping right in. There are Sonic Selects volumes which collect the miniseries, specials, and etc, but those are progressing slowly too. Even Sonic Universe has only collected 3 of its 11 story arcs so far.
EVENTUALLY you will be able to very easily read through the entire series (and for cheap too; each volume is only 7-10 dollars new, less on Amazon), but for now it is very difficult. But if you are not daunted by a 350+ combined issue continuity, you’ll find that this series does nearly everything right in terms of comic storytelling, and it still hasn’t been stricken with comic book deconstruction syndrome, so it’s still “approved by the comics code authority”.

Games I have been playing


Over the past 3 or 4 days, I have just been playing games left and right like crazy. Here is a list:

Minecraft (360)
Borderlands
Sonic Generations (360)
Sonic 4: Episode I
Fallout: New Vegas
Spelunky (Both versions)
Banjo-Tooie
Sin & Punishment Star Successor
Namco Museum Megamix
The Last Remnant
Super Mario 3D Land
Battlefield 1943
Xenoblade

And I am going to do reviews on a couple of them. Leave a comment to suggest which ones!

The Rap-Off 2



It’s my second album; a 14-track rap album. And it is amazing in the worst ways possible. Listen to it, and download it, because there are 4 bonus tracks, including an alternate mix of the ever-popular “BOHEMIAN RAP-SODY” track.

Also: Features a song written by upcoming hit artist Wert_Ac, called “EMO SANTA”, performed and produced by me.

 

Stay chillin’, y’all.

Comic Reactions- Like A Bunch (Part Four- Less Recent Ones)


Avengers West Coast #69

Honestly, the only reason I bought this is because it has USAgent in it. But this comic is good; it covers a bunch of backstory, exposition, and character development, along with a cool fight scene all in about 20 pages. Comics today could not do that. Something about comic decompression has made it to where everything has to be fleshed out so slowly! That is not a particularly good thing all the time. For the fight scenes it is, but for the story… not always!

Excalibur: The Sword is Drawn

It’s a… one-issue TPB, I guess? Not sure, but I got it for just one dollar. It is an intro to the X-men team Excalibur. They all get together after some really creepy alien things attack them. It’s cool I guess. I just realized though that there are 3 girls and 2 guys; when does that ever happen in superhero teams? :0

Darkhawk #4

Darkhawk fights Savage Steel, some ruthless guy who thinks he is a villain for some reason! And he takes off his mask while transformed into Darkhawk for the first time. Apparently it is really scary and stuff. So lesson is… Don’t be Darkhawk.

Punisher #75

Dumb boring Punisher comic. shoot shoot shoot
Then there’s a backup story about a bar fight. punch punch punch
Then another backup story that has no purpose and terrible art. shoot shoot curb stomp heads shoot

Punisher: War Zone #1

Less shooty I guess. Punisher actually spares a guy and tortures him with a popsicle stick (though he makes the guy think it’s a blowtorch). The next issue is probably shoot shoot shoot though.

Amazing Spider-Man #365 (30th Anniversary Issue)

The cover is very reflective and probably cost Marvel a lot of money to produce! Why don’t they do that any more 😦 But in this issue: A bunch of stories. This comic was $4, back in the day when comics were normally $2.50! The main story is the Lizard finally being cured (also Peter Parker’s parents), but there’s also recap stuff for Spider-Man’s origin, Gwen Stacy, and the publication history of the series. There’s also a dumb Prowler backup story and a preview of Spider-Man 2099, which I shall prattle on about at a later date.

Comic Reactions- Like A Bunch (Part Three) (More Recent Ones- Justice League, Batwing, Ultimate Spider-Man)


No covers this time because I am a tool and I am lazy.

Ultimate Spider-Man Premire Comic (FREE)

It’s a free preview comic thing. It has a short story and then character introductions in the back. I am… wary of the comic. There are cutaway gags and that concerns me. But this is a kid’s comic; maybe that is what the kids are into these days.

Batwing #7

Massacre, the villain, has somehow gotten to Gotham City (something I believe we discussed before) and is trying to kill this Kone dude. Also exposition on what exactly the hero guys did, which is cool. I also miss the old artist. 😦

Batwing #8

Finally, the conclusion to Batwing’s first story arc! It is a pretty awesome ending, as all of the loose ends are tied up. Also a shocking revelation of who Massacre is… Except that I realized who it was just a couple pages before. Just try not to guess and it won’t be too obvious 😛

Justice League #7

Justice League vs. the US Government Bureaucracy! Also a Shazam backup story, which is cool except why didn’t they wait a couple months and put it in DC Universe Presents? I guess to keep Justice League’s price at $3.99 instead of $2.99…. 😦

Justice League #8

Green Arrow is a douche. Not like Guy Gardner level, but he is pretty bad in this issue. Also apparently Martian Manhunter used to be a member of Justice League! When was there a random timeskip?

Comic Reactions: Like a Bunch (Part 1: Avengers)


Seeing Avengers on May 4 has prompted me to do quick reviews on all sorts of comics. I am reading way too many comics, I think. I have been doing this since May 5, and I have about 50 or 100 comics to do quick reviews and reactions for! Prepare for a bunch of dumb comic posts because I am definitely going to have to split these up.

The Nam #14

I did a rap version of this comic on my upcoming album, “The Rap-Off 2”. Look for it soon. But this comic is…. odd. It’s like a silly World War II comic, but the Vietnam War. A highly inappropriate war to do anything with because it was… not a very well-regarded one.

New Avengers #23

Finally. A conclusion to the Osborn-New Dark Avengers-Hammer-Hydra-AIM story thing. It was such a cool concept but it was executed so stupidly. It should have been a comics event, I regret to say. I know events are usually dumb, but this is one story that could have benefited from it! I mean seriously; three of the world’s most dangerous villain groups all teaming up, having acquired the DNA to several major heroes…. and then they are defeated within 12 issues among 2 different comics. Osborn was the crappiest purple final boss ever. But you already know my opinions on this. This issue is dumb because Hulk’s son is a huge deus ex machina plot device, but cool because of the art and that it is the introduction to the new Thunderbolts re-structuring, Dark Avengers! I am subscribing to it starting Dark Avengers #175; I hope it is really good.

New Avengers #25

A touching Jessica-Luke Cage conversation about the dangers of being an Avenger and the protection of their baby. The only problem I have with Bendis’s kind of comic writing in New Avengers is that, while it is really good, it decompresses the comics SO MUCH. It is good for the trade paperback, but not for the issue. Luckily, there are a few other cool scenes in this issue that show Red Hulk being a badass motivational speech giver twice. There’s also a really cool Avengers group shot, of all the current members of the three teams. I count 25 (28 with squirrel girl, jarvis, and Dr. Strange’s helper guy) but I feel like there are a few missing. I know Iron Fist is, even though he was on the previous page…

New Avengers #25

Some weird thing about a bunch of superheroes hundreds of years in the past training some girl who is definitely related to Jean Grey/Phoenix/Hope in some way. She becomes the next Iron Fist and uses the Phoenix’s power…or….something. I have no idea what was going on.

Avengers #24.1

It reintroduces Vision to the world after he was brought back to life by the Scarlet Witch…. just after the Other Vision was killed…. Yeah. I have 2 problems with this comic: 1) The art is ugly. It makes everyone look old. 2) It actually copypastes several pages from Avengers Disassembled. No changes. We are limited to like 32 pages per comic; I don’t want to pay for something already made 10 years ago!
Other than that it’s okay I guess.

Avengers #25

Some really crappy Captain America comic that has nothing to do with AvX at all except for the ending. And the art is bad. Walter Simonson is not bad, but the coloring and inking or something must have gone wrong because it just looks bad.

The Avengers Initiative (One-Shot)


It’s a movie tie-in and an introduction to each of the heroes. Absolutely the most useless print comic I have ever read. Why does this exist?

Homestuck Marching Band Show (UPDATE)


http://db.tt/eY4khrlE

This is a powerpoint that I have made for the concept of a Homestuck Marching Band Show! Share this with everyone! I will repost this as many times as I possibly can because this must become a reality!

I am basically reposting this.

Pickles Recommends: Music that I would like to plug


is the greatest site for finding new music and new artists to enjoy. I know I sound like a huge hipster, but mainstream music is just not that good, generally. ESPECIALLY in the electronic genres. Good dubstep is almost a paradox in regular music, but I have actually found some that is enjoyable, along with a bunch of other stuff.

(hint: click on the album covers to go to the albums)


Screamcatcher aka KalibrationLTD aka Robert Blaker is really good at basically every electronic genre ever and it is so cool to listen to. He makes the grittiest dubstep still somehow sound listenable. All 4 of his albums are of a very high quality.


Sojourn is an awesome orchestral soundtrack in the spirit of every old fantasy game that you could imagine. It has pretty mid-quality MIDIs as the only instruments, but that is the whole point. It is sickeningly nostalgic, almost. Also, these pieces are so long! Like an average of around 5 minutes per song.


This is a cool ambient soundtrack to some Czech indie game that I had never before heard of. I have no words for it except that it is indeed ambient and therefore awesome.


This is some weird fake band thing like the Gorillaz, except with a video game theme. Their album Pixelated Planet is apparently for a future game they are releasing, but I like it just for the music. The music is great is why.


Apparently the Marchfourth Marching Band is pretty famous! It is not actually a marching band but a big band; do not be fooled. But the band’s variety of styles makes it unpredictable for every song, and the whole thing is just damn fun to listen to. I recommend this band more than any of the others on this article, as a matter of fact. Too bad each of the albums is like 15 bucks 😦

This is just some of the music that I have discovered recently. There is more that I may post in the future!

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