SHANTAE AND THE PIRATE’S CURSE and CUPHEAD – Original Soundchat – Episode 12

Joe explores the heavy beats and Arabian stylings in the soundtrack of Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse and Peter takes a look at the 1930s big band jazz of Kristofer Maddigan’s debut work in Cuphead.

Continue reading

A Celebration of Star Wars | The PowerSwitch

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is officially revealed, name changes are finally available on PSN, the packaging may be leaked for the All-Digital Edition of Xbox One S, and a tweet about game difficulty shaming gets the meme treatment

Continue reading

UNWOUND FUTURE and PHOENIX WRIGHT – Original Soundchat – Episode 11

Peter explores the emotional gut-punches that exist throughout the soundtrack of Professor Layton and the Unwound Future and Joe has no objection to Masakazu Sugimori’s courtroom work on Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney.

Continue reading

Predicting Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC | The PowerSwitch

Speculating about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC characters, Microsoft may unveil an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription, a devastating report about Anthem’s disastrous development, the next Assassin’s Creed may focus on Vikings, a Persona website teases P5S, Best Buy retailer placeholders create curious rumors, and playing Assassin’s Creed Odyssey: Legacy of the First Blade

Continue reading

BEYOND GOOD & EVIL and ASSASSIN’S CREED SYNDICATE – Original Soundchat – Episode 10

Joe takes a look at the blending of film score writing across different cultures into the sci-fi plot of Beyond Good & Evil and Peter delves into the Victorian chamber orchestra insight of Austin Wintory’s work on Assassin’s Creed Syndicate.

Continue reading

A Tale of Two Switches | The PowerSwitch

Nintendo could be planning to release two Switches this summer, PlayStation’s first “State of Play” highlights PSVR games, Apple Arcade targets an indie subscription, Sega details the Genesis Mini release plans, PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold free games for April 2019, Ubisoft is back in the usual E3 conference time slot, Gearbox finally reveals Borderlands 3, and playing the conclusion of Telltale’s The Walking Dead

Continue reading

Enter Stadia | The PowerSwitch

Google reveals its Stadia streaming platform at GDC, a Nindies presentation shows Cuphead coming to Switch, PlayStation announces its own “State of Play” Direct, Epic Games Store recruits more exclusives, Bethesda confirms their E3 2019 plans, Hideo Kojima will discuss Death Stranding at Tribeca Film Festival, and Persona 5 The Royal teases a new character

Continue reading

BLOODBORNE and KATAWA SHOUJO – Original Soundchat – Episode 8

Joe dives into the world of Yarnham for the horror themes of the Bloodborne soundtrack and Peter learns about the creation of tunes that accompany girls with physical disabilities from Sebastien Skaf’s work on Katawa Shoujo.

Continue reading

On the Precipice of Google at GDC | The PowerSwitch

Google is set to reveal game hardware at GDC this week, Halo: The Master Chief Collection will come to PC along with Reach, Xbox Live comes to mobile devices, Steam Link Anywhere enters beta, Gearbox teases Borderlands 3 and more for PAX East, market-driven rumors about Sony buying Take-Two, and beating Devil May Cry 5

Continue reading