Back in February, I shared my favorite song from each ‘Miracle of Sound’ album.
This proved to be very difficult, as there are so many great songs there!
I recently finished playing Doom (2016), one of the games on my gaming backlog.
I think it took longer for me to finish than it did for most people, because I developed some severe neck pains as a result of playing it.
There are numerous physical and mental health benefits to gaming, but these are seldom on my mind when I decide to sit down with a game.
I have always been fond of subversions of fairy tales and fantasy, so it came as no surprise that
I ended up loving ‘The Witcher 3’
I have previously expressed my love for video essays on YouTube, and I now have yet another great example in “Games as Lit. 101”.
Alan Wake is a game about creative creation, specifically writing.
Any writers who are reading this should definitely watch the video above, even if they have never played the game.
I loved the game when it first came out, but I feel like
the subject-matter hits closer to home now that I have started intentionally writing
I recently rediscovered one of my favorite musicians, Gavin Dunne, aka Miracle Of Sound.
I usually spend my listening-time on podcasts, but when I am in the mood for music, I like stuff that has lyrics worth paying attention to.
That often means comedy or musicals (e.g. Hamilton), but Miracle Of Sound also fits in that category.
Gavin Dunne often takes a video game, movie or tv-show, and makes a song based on it. The lyrics always reflects the events and spirit present in the works he draws on, in a very interesting way.
I like all his music, but I love the songs based on something I am familiar with the most, as those hit me in a way that the ones based on works I don’t know could not.
I have here tried to find my favorite song out of each of his main albums (the ones named “Level #”), while also trying to keep my choices as diverse as his various music styles.
If you like this stuff, you can buy his albums here!
“Level 1” has the most tracks out of all of these albums, so this was a very hard choice to make. ‘Sovngarde Song’ presents the awesomeness that is Skyrim, the fifth Elder Scrolls game.
This is a more recent remaster, but it is still the same song, so I felt that would be ok.
This was a song he got to make as promotion for Mass Effect 3, back before that game came out.
Such a good war-anthem, pumping you up to reclaim Earth from The Reapers!
Listening to this song again is what gave me the idea to write this whole thing.
The song has so many aspects, just like Bioshock Infinite itself!
Both a deep dive into the psychology of the main character of Breaking Bad, Walter White, AND a pun on the color of the meth he makes.
Top 5 Songs from Level 4