Tempo Control: Episode 2 – The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

On this week’s episode: The Top 10 songs from the The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess soundtrack, Pokémon reveals its new Sun & Moon games to usher in Generation VII, HTC Vive is priced at $799, PlayStation Vita turns four years old, and Naughty Dog nabs some art! SHOW SEGMENTS 0:00 – Intro 2:41 – #10 Song 6:25 – Pokémon Sun/Moon announced 10:09 – #9 Song 16:08 – “Turned into a Wolf” 19:59 – #8 Song 21:45 – HTC Vive priced at $799 25:39 – #7 Song 28:35 – Now Playing 29:58 – Composer Spotlight 32:09 – #6 Song 36:55

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Game News Stories: Week of February 15, 2016

During Episode 1 of Tempo Control, we covered the latest game news stories. Here are those segments, compiled into one location for your viewing!   New Pokémon Magearna Revealed Now that The Pokémon Company has officially confirmed the new Pokémon Magearna in the West, let’s look at what this means for the franchise’s future! Does this mean we are on the precipice of Generation VII? Does the secrecy of the future game mean that a Nintendo NX main-series installment is on the horizon?

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Tempo Control: Episode 1 – Chrono Trigger

On this week’s episode: The Top 10 songs from the Chrono Trigger soundtrack, Hideo Kojima starts meeting with his Silent Hills team again, Xbox One exclusives may be going away, Bethesda lays out Fallout 4’s DLC plans, and a new Pokémon is revealed! SHOW SEGMENTS 0:00 – Intro 2:28 – #10 Song 6:18 – Skit (Pt. 1) 8:05 – Kojima visits Silent Hills team 11:27 – #9 Song 14:53 – Experience with Chrono Trigger 20:48 – #8 Song 23:56 – Xbox One losing exclusives 27:47 – #7 Song 31:18 – Composer Spotlight 33:55 – #6 Song 35:31 – Fallout 4

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Lessons from Canada

When I was told that I needed to go to Canada for a work assignment, I wasn’t too sure what to expect. It had been years since I had last entered the Great White North, and that was with family. What would crossing the border on my own be like, especially with camera equipment? Would it be too unusual to drive to Windsor – an hour-long trip where I have to drive south to enter Canada – and then fly a jumper to Toronto? Now that the trip has concluded, I want to share a few experiences where I either

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Farewell, GameTrailers

The writing has been on the wall for a while now. It’s a troubling sign when a stalwart in any industry meets its end. Sadly, this was the case for the video game media industry on February 8, 2016, when Brandon Jones of GameTrailers announced that the website would be shutting down. There are some who have already written about this better than I ever could, particularly Jim Sterling and his analysis of how the very nature of corporate media is the root in this situation. The fact of the matter is that whether or not you watched GameTrailers regularly,

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11 Video Game Predictions for 2016

You love games. I love games. With a new year upon us, that can only mean one thing! Let’s gaze into that digital crystal ball together, ponder the state of the game industry, and make some prognostications! In order from what I consider most likely, to least likely, here are 11 video game predictions for 2016 that we can all look back on together when this year comes to a close! As a fun aside, I would have put something about Mother 3 finally coming to the United States this year, but those rumors are now getting more and more

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Gaming Resolutions for 2016

Gaming Resolutions are video game promises that we make to ourselves. We all have titles that are just sitting in our eternal backlog, wasting away. If you identify five titles that you will attempt to beat during the course of the year, you will feel that much more accomplished when you achieve completion of your list by the end of the year. It’s more effective to put games from the past on this list, because games from the current year are so enticing to play in the first place. But that’s for another list. Now, onto my five gaming resolutions

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Top 5 Favorite Games of 2015

From 2011 to 2014, I produced an audio extravaganza of a Game of the Year award show to note the best video games of the year. To not do one for 2015 in my break from podcasting was bittersweet. While those productions of the past were all fan-voted, I thought I would mix things up a bit in my return to video game media. Even though we’re a month into 2016, let’s take a look at my personal favorite games of 2015, along with my votes for the categories that would have been included in a 2015 award show! TALES

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Top 5 Most Anticipated Games of 2016

In the video gaming world, we always look forward to what’s new, what’s next. We all have games that we look at when a new year arrives which make us say “I can’t wait to play that!” 2016 is no exception. While I have the most excitement for new hardware, such as Nintendo NX and PlayStation VR, these are the titles that get my heart racing. These are my most anticipated games of 2016. MASS EFFECT: ANDROMEDA Mass Effect is about the journey, not the end result. While many were bothered by how Mass Effect 3 concluded, but I was

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