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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 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.
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 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.
December 17, 2020 — Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto Online will be joining the likes of Roblox and Fortnite. The 7 year old game is breaking ground and introducing its own in-game concert venue, with the ability to host live musicians. In their blog post, the company went into great detail about their goals with their new digital stage. Dubbed “The Music Locker”, this new underground night club will feature real-world DJs to entertain players, as well as being a venue for live performances. Read More »
December 14, 2020 — John Carpenter is a legendary horror movie director known for classics like Halloween and The Thing, but he is so much more than that. What many do not know about this writer/director/producer is that he is also a composer and is responsible for the iconic music featured in many of his films. Carpenter recently dropped a new track and some exciting news along with it.
December 8, 2020 — The general public has been absolutely inundated with streaming services since Netflix pioneered the platform in 2007. Since then, hundreds of streaming services have been trying to mirror Netflix’s success with mixed results. One of the new kids on the block is HBO Max. And with it a whole slate of WarnerMedia properties including Cartoon Network, Sesame Street, DC Comics, and others. Interestingly enough, It is looking like they have positioned themselves to be decent competition to heavier hitters like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video. Still, WarnerMedia is not hedging their bets on HBO Max. With the company working on bringing two more streaming services to the masses.
December 7, 2020 — Fanatical — major provider for video game and software keys — in partnership with royalty-free loops producer Soundtrack Loops has released a brand new music loop bundle for the aspiring creator. Their new Soundtrack Loops Bundle promises to provide up to a $546 value for audio files at a fraction of the normal price. According to the bundle deal, the files come 100% royalty-free, and are in three price tiers; each providing a large variety of musical genres for selection and use.
December 3, 2020 — According to a listing in British Colombia’s Film Commission, the sequel to Sonic The Hedgehog will begin production on March 15th, 2021. The soundtrack and score of the first film sadly didn’t have much of the revered music featured in the original games. Though one has to ask, if things might change this time around? In the first theater adaption of the Sonic franchise, the score was composed by the highly respected Thomas Holkenborg. Holkenborg is known for his work in films such as Mad Mad: Fury Road, Deadpool, and Terminator Dark Fate.
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