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January 11, 2021 — It seems Ziggurat Interactive is starting 2021 with a bang. According to an announcement on their Steam page, the publisher is unleashing a treasure trove of retro games at a discount. Released in two waves so far, Ziggurat Interactive has brought out of their vault a nice set of games making any retro gamer smile. Even if you are not familiar with any of the titles offered, this is a perfect chance to get your hands on some titles that many older gamers grew up with in the 80s and 90s.
January 8, 2021 — The history of music in television and movies is interesting. Dating back to the origin of film when theaters had organs — and sometimes even full bands — to play in house during silent films. As time passed, music has played various roles in film and television. While also taking center stage in musicals and other content in order to set the mood in any given scene. With so many forms of media today, music and pictures continue to evolve in their relationship together. With that said, a new album may be setting the scene for the future of that relationship.
January 7, 2021 — The composer for Netflix’s smash hit Stranger Things, Michael Stein, has used his talents to help create a new platform; one that is sure to make synth enthusiasts shake. According to Theprotovault.com, the composer partnered up with Dallas-based artist Protovolt to create ‘The Protovault’. The platform hosts a large number of multi-sample instruments. It also has production tools for Logic Pro and Ableton Live. Their goal with The Protovault is to provide a simpler plug and play platform with a smoother workflow for artists.
January 4, 2021 — TikTok has released a one-hour musical on their platform, and while it is unprecedented for the app, the story does not end there. The limited event was created to support The Actors Fund, and raised one million dollars on its first night. Which is something I would say is a success for the company. If you had a chance to catch the musical then you know it was a fun experience unlike anything we have ever seen. However, the story behind the idea is just as interesting.
January 1, 2021 — 2020 was a rough year for many people, but it also came with a lot to be grateful for. While did not get to go to as many concerts as we wanted, we did have more time to discover new music. On top of finding new ways to enjoy live shows. Some people found themselves with more time to start a hobby, or create that YouTube channel they always wanted to make. Others saw a great year for retrowave music in both videogames and television; some of the artists we work with also put out fantastic music this year. Today seems like a great day to reflect on some of our favorite retrowave tracks that came out this year, and to look forward to the great year 2021 will be.
December 29, 2020 — Jean-Michel Jarre will be ringing in 2021 through a new and unique format. One that will bring a concert experience through the use of virtual reality technology. The world-famous musician will present Welcome To The Other Side; a partnership with the city of Paris. Which will see the electronic music pioneer team up with French VR start-up VRrOOM to bring in the new year. According to Jarre’s offical website, the New Year’s concert will be live-streamed through the use of a virtual environment. Due to 2020’s pandemic, the use of concerts through virtual environments have been utilized in some pretty spectacular ways.
December 28, 2020 — Covid has changed a lot in the past year, affecting millions across the globe. While we are not quite out of the woods yet, 2021 promises to be a better year. Most people will be bringing in the New Year a little differently this year, but just because we can not dance shoulder to shoulder at a party does not mean the party is canceled. There are plenty of New Year’s Eve Parties happening online this year, and there is something for everyone.
December 26, 2020 — Ghosts ’n Goblins is an undying classic in the modern gaming world. Largely thanks in part to how well its gameplay has aged over the years. Released back in 1985, this classic IP has gained a cult-following over the years; Its difficulty being the primary force behind the fans. Ghosts ’n Goblins has received 2 sequels in total, with a 2.5D refresh back in 2006 on the PlayStation Portable. Since then, the franchise has been about as dead as the various ghouls and ghosts that you slay as Arthur. That is, until the reboot — Ghosts ’n Goblins Resurrection — was announced, and given a release date for February 25, 2021.
December 24, 2020 — There are so many Christmas songs out there, but there are only a handful of classics that everybody knows. This makes creating a Christmas film soundtrack somewhat of a challenge, because if you put the same old songs in every movie, none of them will be unique. These issues are usually fixed by having artists record a cover of the original song with their own twist. Sometimes, artists will end up recording an entirely new song for a film. Admittedly, there are a lot of bland Christmas movie soundtracks out there. That said, these ten scores set the prime example of what a good Christmas soundtrack can be.
December 22, 2020 — Famous English band, Muse, will be part of a new free update to Synth Riders. This will be the third music pack for Synthwave Essentials 2, and it will be released on January 14th. However, the update with Muse’s inclusion is not the only patch planning to expand elements of Synth Riders. Alongside Muse’s music being added to the game, a new “Power-Up” update was also announced. The update will add some new features to the rhythm game’s multiplayer mode, and will be available across all platforms including Oculus Quest, Rift, and Steam.
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