My VG Music Picks #74 – Super Bell Hill (Super Mario 3D World)

I remember when Super Mario 3D World was first announced and how very few people seemed impressed with it. Aside from the new Cat Mario power-up, there wasn’t really anything appealing about it until the second trailer dropped and showed a lot more cool, new stuff about it, which caused a lot of fans’ opinions to do a complete 180 (myself included).

And while it may have been a bit of a chaotic mess as a multiplayer game, I found it to be an enjoyable single-player romp. But one constant that I think a lot of people can agree was good from the very get-go was the first piece of music we heard from the game, which also acts as the music for the game’s first level. Continue reading

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The Entertainment Dome Episode 107 – I Blame the Incest

This week on The Entertainment Dome, we decide to hold off on talking about Kingdom Hearts III for the time being so we can discuss the latest Nintendo Direct, where James gets excited over the new Fire Emblem and I completely derail the conversation by bringing up the series’ previous “problematic” relationships.

Your Girlfriend’s Crazy – A Little Mermaid Parody

NOTE: If you would like to cover this song, then you are free to do so as long as you provide me with writing credit and a source to this post. Thanks!

What better way to contribute to the week of Valentines than with another dumb song parody all about a guy trying to convince his friend to dump his crazy girlfriend to the tune of Under the Sea? Well, there’s probably a lot of other, better ways but I find this funnier. Lyrics can be found below so enjoy(?). Word of warning – there is some strong language here.

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Legend of the Three Caballeros – A Poor Man’s DuckTales or An Awesome Alternative?

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Anyone remember Disney’s The Three Caballeros? Released in 1944, it was an anthology of shorts that were linked by an overarching plot involving Donald Duck receiving birthday presents from his Latin-American friends, José Carioca and Panchito Pistoles. I’ve never watched it myself and, from what I understand, it’s not exactly up there in terms of recognisability; it’s biggest contribution simply being the introductions of those aforementioned two characters.

Why am I bringing this up? Because last year, somebody within the company decided they wanted a new animated series based on this movie that would be all about the titular characters travelling the world and encountering various mythological figures and monsters while trying to stop an evil sorcerer from coming back to life… and then make it only available in the Philippines. Yeah, I’m still confused about that last bit. It’s almost as weird as me waiting over half a year to actually write about it when it’s no longer relevant or topical (things kept getting in the way, leave me alone). Continue reading

My VG Music Picks #73 – One-Winged Angel (Final Fantasy VII)

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Final Fantasy VII

It’s high time I wrote about one of the most iconic pieces of music ever made – not just for Final Fantasy VII, but for videogames in general. Even if you’ve never so much as looked at FFVII, you’ve undoubtedly heard this piece somewhere before. I’m honestly not sure if there’s anything new I can really mention about it because, well, what else is there to say that hasn’t most likely already been said? Continue reading

Ten Characters I Want in Dragon Ball FighterZ

WARNING: This article contains spoilers for the following:

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Dragon Ball Super
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Dragon Ball Z

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I’m not the biggest Dragon Ball Z fan (in fact, I’ve never watched a single episode of any of the various anime series) but even I couldn’t help but look at Dragon Ball FighterZ – a fighting game developed by Arc System Works – and think “Damn, this game looks cool. I want it.” And so I got it, and while I’ll probably never be “good” at it, it’s still a lot of fun to play casually.

So with the recent announcement that ‘Season 2′ will begin this year, which will no doubt see more of this series’ eclectic cast of fighters join the fray (apparently starting with Jiren from Dragon Ball Super), here are ten characters that I personally would love to see make an appearance and fight against the likes of Goku, Vegeta and co. Continue reading

My VG Music Picks #72 – Bopopolis/Spinning Spines/Slippy Spikes (Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze)

 

To some, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze may just seem like another run-of-the-mill platformer, and I wouldn’t necessarily blame them for that. In fact, I remember when the game was first announced, a lot of people expressed major disappointment since Retro Studios were developing it and fans were hoping that they were doing another Metroid game. Continue reading