Watch Letterman for Hatsune Miku (Update)

Oh man, something monumental is happening tonight. Remember how Hatsune Miku was the opening act for Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP tour, and how her Project Diva came to the US in 2013? That was only the beginning. Ahead of the November 18, 2014 release of and the Miku Expo performances in Los Angeles and New York, more »

Grant Kirkhope put hours of Banjo-Kazooie music on Bandcamp

Grant Kirkhope is a cool guy. I met him once, briefly. He’s been to MAGfest a few times and I was there for his first panel there. I got a picture with him (one I refuse to show as at the time I was a goofy young nerd and dressed the part accordingly), and told more »

Diggin’ in the Carts is a deep dive into Japanese video game music

If you’ve ever been interested in the history of Japanese video game music, Diggin’ in the Carts by the Red Bull Music Academy is a must see documentary. With five episodes already available, and a sixth and final episode to be released on Thursday, October 9, Diggin’ in the Carts is director Nick Dwyer’s comprehensive look more »

Slamba Yetu is the greatest thing that shouldn’t exist

Do you know what Civilization IV and Space Jam have in common? No, not nothing. They have ! Okay, you need to stop laughing at my intro. If this relationship is going to work, you have to just accept that sometimes, I have to use a really stupid intro in order to get to the more »

Jonathan Coulton’s JoCo Live available online

Something awesome is on its way. Have you ever heard of Jonathan Coulton? If you’ve played Portal or Portal 2, then of course you have. He’s the musical genius behind “Still Alive” and “Want You Gone.” The artist is a master of creating geeky, hilarious songs that are also quite serious and professional. Well, he more »

Lovers of game music remixes should listen to Erutan

Erutan, otherwise known as Kate Covington, is a trained musician who spends her time and talents making video game music remixes. But, she doesn’t just do that. No, she takes music and adds lyrics to them, so that you really feel the full force of the intent. For example, here’s her cover of “Rose of more »

Buy the 3DS and Wii U Super Smash Bros, get music!

I don’t have a Wii U (it’s hard getting electricity out here in my mystical glade, and fairy dust only powers things for so long), but if I did, Super Smash Bros would be on my to-buy list. It’s definitely on my to-buy list for my 3DS. This is because Nintendo has always delivered a more »

Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS Review: (Sometimes) hearing the magic

Cambridge Audio is a British company specializing in audio gear. Founded in 1968, they produce amplifiers, wireless speaker systems, hi-fi home theater equipment, and audio accessories. The is one of those. It’s a portable Digital Audio Converter and amplifier for getting the most out of your sound on the go. The DacMagic XS plugs into more »

Gamester Gear Cruiser P3210 Review: Good Cans at a Good Price

Gamester Gear Cruiser P3210 Price: $110 MSRP System(s): PC, PS3, PS4 Release Date: May, 2014 Using headsets is always an adventure for any gamer, but these in particular stand out as both a way to add to the experience and a fairly reasonable price for quality headphones. With a unique rumble technology, the Cruiser P3210 more »


E3 2014: OwnPhones Earbuds Become Custom Fit Fashion Statement

When Apple released their redesign of the conventional style of headphones, they did so with the idea that ears are shaped differently from one another and the design of earbuds should be able to adapt accordingly. It’s a nice maxim, and it’s hard to refute. But when they launched their “Earpods,” it was hard to more »

Sennheiser’s G4ME headsets finally come in black

Sennheiser is one of the most respected names in audio equipment, and it has that reputation for a reason. So, needless to say, their G4ME headsets are well known, and quite good. And now, the G4ME headsets come in black.

Everyone Wants the Dragon Age Inquisition Inquisitor’s Edition

It looks like BioWare and EA will be testing gamers’ devotion to the Dragon Age series. There’s a $169.99 collector’s edition on the horizon, and it’s both impressive and intimidating. The Dragon Age Inquisition Inquisitor’s Edition comes with quite a lot of stuff. Much of it is quite frivilous, but there’s still something oddly compelling more »