Push Play Ep. #16 – Big Giant Circles

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Push Play is back. This time, Eric Bouchard focuses on the music of Jimmy Hinson, known in game soundtrack circles as Big Giant Circles. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Push Play Ep. #16 Music Featured Songs “The Jump Corps (Hive Jump Theme)” from Hive Jump “Deployment (Loadout)” from Hive Jump “Cooking Crystal Death […]

Push Play Ep. #7 – Mass Effect

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[Audio clip: view full post to listen] In this episode of Push Play, Eric Bouchard presents a mostly spoiler free look at the music of the Mass Effect Series. Push Play Ep. #7 MUSIC Mass Effect: “Mass Effect Theme,” “The Presidium,” “Saren,” “The Citadel,” “Spectre Induction” and “Final Assault” Mass Effect 2: “Illusive Man,” “Jack,” “Crash Landing,” […]

Why We Game: The Unlikely Hero (Mass Effect 2)

Welcome to our new series on Everyday Gamers, “Why We Game.” In this series, we will be taking a look at moments, innovations and experiences in individual games that made us stand up and take notice. You know, those experiences that transcend the game, sticking with you long after you are done playing. Those moments […]

The Illusion of the Moral Choice

For quite a while now, game designers have been working moral choices into video games. Gamers find themselves having to make decisions that will shape their characters, making them the ultimate hero or the diabolical villain. Many games have been praised for forcing people to actually think about what they want to do in a […]

The Weekly Byte for 7/26/2010

New Releases Tuesday 7/27 – Starcraft II : Wings of Liberty King of the RTS, MSRP – $59.99 News Bytes THQ, Relic and Company of Heroes award service medals to veteran franchise players. Details are sketchy but if you have a copy of Company of Heroes, and plan to jump in when the free-to-play CoH […]

Daily Bits for 7/23/10

In today’s Daily Bits: Some nice gaming deals, Kane and Lynch demo goes live, Old Republic gets space fighting and LittleBigPlanet 2 gets a release date. Such Great Deals Looking for some gaming deals this weekend? EA is severely discounting the Mass Effect titles, with digital copies of the original selling for $5 this weekend, […]