Tempo Control: Episode 5 – Undertale

On this week’s episode: The Top 10 songs from the Undertale soundtrack, PlayStation VR pricing and other GDC news, Xbox One and PS4 cross-network coming to Rocket League, Digital Homicide sues Jim Sterling, and five way too early E3 2016 predictions! SHOW SEGMENTS 0:00 – Intro 2:20 – #10 Song 4:10 – PlayStation VR Pricing and GDC Headlines 9:19 – #9 Song 15:55 – Snowdin Star (Mashup) 17:12 – #8 Song 19:10 – Rocket League to Feature Cross-Network Play 21:12 – #7 Song 23:54 – Now Playing 25:18 – Composer Spotlight 26:13 – #6 Song 28:24 – Digital Homicide Sues

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Tempo Control: Episode 4 – Pokémon Black & White

On this week’s episode: The Top 10 songs from the Pokémon Black & White soundtrack, our final predictions for the PlayStation VR release date and price, Microsoft closes Lionhead Studios, Ubisoft has a long way to go with The Division, and we rank the Pokémon generations from worst to first! SHOW SEGMENTS 0:00 – Intro 2:19 – #10 Song 4:24 – Final Predictions for PlayStation VR 7:25 – #9 Song 9:21 – A Pokémon Battle With No Regrets (Skit) 15:16 – #8 Song 18:54 – Microsoft Closes Lionhead Studios 21:25 – #7 Song 24:01 – Now Playing 25:31 – Composer

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Game News Stories: Week of February 29, 2016

During Episode 3 of Tempo Control, we covered the latest game news stories. Here are those segments, compiled into one location for your viewing!   Nintendo Direct: March 2016 Takeaways After a new Nintendo Direct revealed Wii U and 3DS games for summer 2016, several questions came to mind. What could the fatal flaw be for Star Fox Zero? Are we finally sold on Metroid Prime: Federation Force? Is there hope for the new Paper Mario game on Wii U? Here are our top five takeaways from the event!

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Tempo Control: Episode 3 – Persona 3

On this week’s episode: The Top 10 songs from the Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 soundtrack, Nintendo shows off summer games in their March 2016 Direct, a new NX rumor changes perspective, Microsoft ponders making hardware upgrades to Xbox One, and No Man’s Sky finally has a release date! SHOW SEGMENTS 0:00 – Intro 2:34 – #10 Song 5:21 – Nintendo Direct for March 2016 12:55 – #9 Song 15:48 – Seth Learns About Social Links (Skit) 21:23 – #8 Song 24:26 – NX Rumor Changes Perspective 27:23 – #7 Song 29:55 – Now Playing 31:17 – Composer Spotlight 32:32

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Game News Stories: Week of February 22, 2016

During Episode 2 of Tempo Control, we covered the latest game news stories. Here are those segments, compiled into one location for your viewing!   Pokémon Sun and Moon Revealed Generation VII of Pokémon is upon us! Between leaked marketing documents and logos, Pokémon Sun and Moon were afterthoughts after the big Pokémon Direct was concluded. Did we learn anything else besides the names? What else could still be on that document?

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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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