Sunday, April 30, 2006

Check out this hilarious live-action Counter-strike movie!

Friday, April 28, 2006

High Score - Jeehun Hwang's Track 16 for Mechwarrior 2.

I just loaded up some old action tunes from a CD I had laying around, and found a bunch of cool tracks I'll be presenting here.

This is Track 16 from the Mechwarrior 2 soundtrack. Mechwarrior 2 was released in 1995, and was one of the first games to feature 3dfx graphics, which would be one of the biggest leaps into 3d video gaming technology. The game won many Game of the Year awards, with its incredible visuals, audio, gameplay and music. This track was the most memorable for me, and I've kept hold of it for about 5 years o_O.

This track fit perfectly with the Mechwarrior game. Your mech would be lumbering across barren 3D battlezones, walking from waypoint to waypoint, watching the clouds soar past.

Thought this was cool. It's not an official Transformers video, but a fun taste of what's likely to come in the Michael Bay/Steven Spielberg live action Transformers movie coming in 2007.

This you may have seen already..

I love Transformin' robots. Sniff.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Best video in the history of mankind.

Zombies... zombie babies... machine guns....

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Video Games Live footage

Here's a video showing the entire Metal Gear Solid piece during the Video Games Live concert. Mentioned this a while ago.

Found here.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

This is a post of mine from the Game Audio Network Guild's forums..
Just thought I'd post it here for any Transformers fans.

Transformers was my fav back in the day. I loved the movie. I still think the best voice over work ever can be found in the Transformers movie. The sound effects are really cool, too.

For my Audio Production class, I recorded some audio clips from the film. Check 'em out !

"A ginormous, weird lookin' planet...!"

Blaster, the Radio DJ Transformer. More battle effects. Try to figure out which sound is the sound of Blaster roundhouse kicking a Decepticon.

Perceptor's such a dweeb, with a cool dweeb voice. Listen to the battle effects.

This dude's voice is cool. I wish I could speak like this in normal every day conversation.

Transformers Generation 1 (what the 80s version is called today) has a huge following on the Penny Arcade forums. It's a bummer that there haven't been any video games for it yet.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Download and play Savage retail version for free.

Apparently, you can legally download the full version of Savage, the RTS-shooter hybrid game, by going to the link above. Coooool. I tried the demo a long time ago and thought there was potential. Apparently Savage 1 flopped miserably, but the S2 Team is trying to correct that with the upcoming Savage 2. So, in order to build awareness of the Savage series, they're releasing the first game entirely for free.
Definately going to try this out. I hope Savage 2 is a success, as I really like the concept of RTS/action hybrids. Battlezone 2 was a huge obsession of mine, but it, along with Battlezone 1, was a market failure, too. Allegiance, the space sim/RTS/MMO hybrid published by Microsoft, also flopped. D'oh!

Spring Break has come and gone.. and school resumes on Monday. So my posts will slow to a trickle once again, I'm sure. :\

I tracked down one of the sound designers for the Xbox game "Jade Empire", and asked him some questions about the sound design field. He said that jobs are extremely rare for sound people in the game industry, which is a big bummer for me. But after thinking about it, I've decided I'm going to keep going with my Audio Production studies and hope for the best. Who knows.. maybe after two decades of QA testing at some game company, I'll climb the ladder, yeah? Heheh.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Corporation for Public Gaming editorial

A Corporation for Public Gaming (CPG) could be established that would operate on a model similar to its broadcasting equivalent, providing grants to develop a diversity of games for the public good. Like CPB, the goal of the CPG would be to provide high-quality games, which “inform, enlighten and enrich the public.”

I find this idea really interesting. IMO, PBS' Frontline is the best and most professional news program on US TV, far surpassing the "look! something blew up!"-style news coverage of CNN and FOX News. If similar results could be produced for gaming, that'd be pretty cool.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Warcraft Panel. Spiffy :D
The Peon's "Stop poking me!" just got a lot funnier. Hehehe.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

A regular feature of this blog is High Score, where I present some of my favorite film and game music to play games with. Each feature will come with an audio clip that will be in low-quality 64 kbps sound and clipped for length.

Here's an archive of all the High Score features to date:

Batman Begins

Black Hawk Down

Dark City

Dungeons and Dragons

Ghost in the Shell: Innocence


Gundam MS 08th Team

Henry V

Mechwarrior 2

Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor 2

Shadow of the Colossus

Star Wars

Thirteen Days
World in Conflict trailer

Check out this trailer for a 2007 strategy game. Best game trailer ever :-P
Hi-def trailers can be found here.