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Synthwave: If Tron and Megaman had a music baby.

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Synthwave: If Tron and Megaman had a music baby.

Wait. You don’t know what Synthwave is? Time travel back with me for a minute here. A lot is going to be left out, but I will give you a good rundown of what it is or how some believe it came to be.  The 80’s  The 1980’s was a decade of great technological change. Arcade and console video games dominate the toy market. VHS and Beta cassette tapes fought for domination of the home movie rental market. Personal Computers developed through the rapid advancement of new technological achievements. The audio cassette’s accessibility and freedom opened doors for custom recordings and portable players of various sizes. Drum machines and electronic instruments dominated the electronic landscape including the introduction of the synthesizer machine. The ability to manipulate sounds electronically opened a massive world of new sounds and exploration for musicians wanting something new to harness within their own skills to produce sounds that move people physically and emotionally.   The Movies Movies of the 80’s played a major role influencing artists. Composers like Vangelis, John Captenter, and Tangerine dream, Brad Fiedel, Paul Hertzog, Jon McCallum, Chuck Cirino, and Harold Faltermeyer are some really good examples of composers who influenced the scene from their work in the 80s Synthesized music evolution. Soon artists like Com Truise, MN84, Lazerhawk, Mitch Murder, Noir Deco, Tesla Boy, Teeel, College, Electric Youth, started releasing music that triggered a massive attraction for more musicians to develop their own music like Protector 101, Perturbator, Miami Nights 1984, Le Matos, VHS Glitch, Gost, Judge Bitch, Dance With The Dead, Droid Bishop, and many more! Soon online pod cast radio stations from Radio Pure Gently like Synthwave Sundays, Synthetix FM, and Outscape started doing interviews with artists giving them more exposure to people who are looking for that new sounds they never knew they would love. The Music The name “Synthwave itself just kind of manifested itself to loosely label the genre even though the definition of Synthwave is somewhat different when the same name was used to describe a style of music in the 80s The sub genres are often called Dark, Dream, Outrun, SciFi, and many other names with the word “wave” attached to the end. No one really knows why and some artists don’t like it, but it caught on and is growing fast. Now. Over the recent years, Synthwave artists started making their unique style heard on video games and movies. Most notably Ubisoft’s “Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon” with music by PowerGlove. With its entire game style being a throwback to the action SciFi movies of the 80s, PowerGlove nailed it with his nostalgic sounds. The game even won awards for best soundtrack! Movies like “Drive” with music from The Chromatics, and Kavinsky brought a lot of attention to the retro style of visuals, cars, and Synthwave music is a magical combination. Independent films like “Turbo Kid”, “Rage”, and “Kung Fury” utilize Synthwave artists for making the soundtracks. More games are on the horizon for exclusively using Synthwave music like Drift Stage, Chrome Death, and Desync. This is why SynthTrax was formed. The love for this music inspired SynthTrax to bring the artists to the stage along with the feel and visuals that captures the soul as much as possible for people to enjoy...

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Gamer things to do this weekend in Phoenix 3/27

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Gamer things to do this weekend in Phoenix 3/27

  Are you looking for awesome gaming stuff to do this weekend in the phoenix area? I know, right…? Leaving the cave always seems dangerous! Well maybe if we give you some set destinations for awesome, it will be easier! Events   Saturday March 28th –  Synthwave Concert and Gaming Event       If you haven’t already heard about how Synthwave is taking the gaming world by storm; you can read more about it here. For those of you that DO know about it, you know that it is all about games, sunglasses at night, lazers, and glow-in-the-dark paint! Ready to get your Blood Dragon on? Head out to Mind’s Eye and check out this AWESOME event! Tickets are only $10 online- $15 at the door. In addition! 4 new games will be debuted by in the Glitchslap team on-site in the game room! Come Check out Drift Stage, Desync, Chrome Death, and Whack-a-pug! Drinks Pouring all night for those that are 21 and older, but the event is 18 and up! Southwest Maker Fest 2015 Southwest Maker Fest is one of the few events of the year that really brings together imagination and machination in one place. From noon to 8pm in the streets of downtown Mesa will be transformed in to a wonderland of creation. Everything from artistry, to mechanical engineering, and even local video game developers will be on the streets showing the southwest what they can do. Stop by any time to see the genius of your fellow peers and see what some of the future may hold for us and the world’s makers. through May 10th – “Steampunk: The Exquisite Adventure” If you happen to be in a flying mood this weekend (or just want to hit the airport for some Lolo’s Chicken and Waffles, it’s worth stopping in and seeing the Steampunk exhibit going on presently at Skyharbor. The exhibit shows some spectacular pieces that are bound to bring out your inner creativity and cosplay desires. Entrance is free, but be sure to show some support on the artist’s pages if you can!     Arcades   Looking for some classic action this weekend? Take the gaming outside your rig and toast some noobs on someone else’s turf! Starfighter Arcade  This arcade is a beautiful blast from the past having everything from Centipede to Spyhunter. Gamers are coin-operated and reasonable. Location is cosy and will take you back to the 80’s arcade dream days.     Castles and Coasters Any Oldy, but a Goody; Castles and Coasters has been around since before the giant spaghetti monster in the sky, but it still has some of the best classic and new games around. Plus, you can make a day of it by adding in miniature golf, roller-coasters, and go-karts. Really, it’s the closest thing to an amusement park Phoenix has .   Dave and Busters Some-what less of an oldy, Dave and Busters tries to put more of a club atmosphere in than a theme park. With a full bar, DB’s keeps you greased for your gaming with several full bars, as well as a full menu for some eats while you are getting your gaming...

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New Trailer for Halo 5: Guardians

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New Trailer for Halo 5: Guardians

It’s that time again; and here is your new trailer:   Really it would be better to call this a teaser, since it just alludes to something bad happening and it kind of messing over Master Chief (at least his rep.) Nothing much new to report so just enjoy the big caliber goose bumps!   The full trailer is actually linked to an online blog following a journalist looking in to the truth behind an incident involving Master Chief. http://huntthetruth.tumblr.com/?ocid=HuntTheTruth_SOCIAL_Facebook&cid=HuntTheTruth_SOCIAL_Facebook...

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Kojima really is out

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Kojima really is out

  So Konami finally released a press statement moments ago confirming that Hideo Kojima is, indeed, leaving Konami. While this may come as a surprise to some, with the surprise hit of Kojima’s own game studio (which has produced many hit games on it’s own) it is actually not that surprising to hear that he wants to branch out and work on other projects outside the Konami brand. The press release is as follows: Notification Regarding “METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN” March 20th, 2015 To Customers, Thank you for your continued patronage of KONAMI products and services. The latest title in the METAL GEAR series,“METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN” (below, “MGSV: TPP”), will be released as planned starting on Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 in North America, Latin America, and Europe, followed by Japan and Asia on Wednesday, September 2nd. Hideo Kojima will remain involved throughout. Hideo Kojima stated, “I want to reassure fans that I am 100% involved and will continue working on METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN; I’m determined to make it the greatest game I’ve directed to date. Don’t miss it!” In addition, KONAMI will continue to develop and distribute top-quality content in the METAL GEAR series following “MGSV: TPP.” We greatly anticipate and deeply appreciate your ongoing support for METAL GEAR. As the next step in the series, KONAMI has already resolved to develop new “METAL GEAR”. We will be conducting interviews for main staff to lead the development.   The question on everyone’s minds now is who will take over the reigns of the Metal gear series? Given the interesting direction it will go; many gamers have been asking themselves if the game isn’t ready for a complete reboot. The game’s original release titled “Metal Gear” (released in 1987) has, itself not been remade or released despite the penchant in the industry as of late for remakes or HD re-releases. Perhaps, now after closing out the Phantom Pain; it may make sense for us to expect a new beginning with a new direction from a new producer....

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Terry’s Hot Realese: Ep. 3 (3/16/2015)

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Terry’s Hot Realese: Ep. 3 (3/16/2015)

Terry brings you this weeks new releases!...

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Mortal Kombat X: Jason Reveal

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Mortal Kombat X: Jason Reveal

In Mortal Kombat’s never ending hype campaign they’ve officially announced the arrival of Jason Voorhees as a playable character. Check it out!...

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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Speedrun World Record Broken!

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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Speedrun World Record Broken!

18 minutes and 5 seconds!!!!!!!! Speedrunning remains a particularly fascinating part of gaming culture, with players mastering skills and finding glitches that defy the odds. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is one of our favourites when it comes to speedrunning, as improbable times are continually set courtesy of a skipping glitch early in the game. Earlier this year Jodenstone managed to seize the speedrunning record from Cosmo Wright, setting a hugely impressive time of 18:07, taking three seconds off Wright’s record. The route utilised in these runs does have room for improvement, though, and Jodenstone has shaved another two seconds off his time to set a new record of 18:05. As always it’s impressive in action and you can see it below; it’ll be interesting to see how low this record can go. Original article posted by...

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Uncharted 4 Has Been Delayed Until 2016

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Uncharted 4 Has Been Delayed Until 2016

Uncharted has been billed at the BIG title for Sony this year going up against Halo 5 and a new Zelda game this holiday season. With this announcement from Naughty Dog Creative director Neil Druckmann Stating this title is “much more ambitious than we originally envisioned” the game has been pushed back to spring 2016.   The developers will undoubtly face some fans feeling upset with the 6 year wait in-between Uncharted 3 and 4. how do you feel about triple A titles being delayed? let us know in the comments below.  ...

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Titanfall Anniversary: Free DLC

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Titanfall Anniversary: Free DLC

The folks over at EA and Respawn have decided to do something really cool for the anniversary of the release of Titanfall; give away all their DLC for free. That’s right all 4 DLC’s can be yours for the low price of $0.00. There’s no word on whether or not the prices will go back up or how long they are free for so be sure to get them while you have a chance. The price drop is available on all platforms and if you haven’t played the game, check out our review here....

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