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21 March 2017 - 11:50 AMSo yesterday I watched Full Metal Jacket for the first time (excellent, btw) and noticed that the tracks Leonard and Sniper from the OST sound remarkably similar to the Sneaky Snake music track from E1L5. Minus the drums obviously, but they share a few other factors like a similar progression and eerie feeling with the alternating low string notes and that clanging percussion sound I can't remember the name of at the moment because I'm dead tired and ready to go home from work (currently slacking off). And seeing as many other Duke3D tracks were directly inspired by and patterned after various movie themes like Blade Runner, Mission Impossible, Terminator, etc I figured it's at least possible. Anyone make this connection before?
Sniper is also similar: https://www.youtube....h?v=fHYbjQlFT_s
24 November 2016 - 08:59 AMThe Steam Awards. Here's my list. Got Duke in there.
"Test of Time": Space Quest Collection
"I'm Not Crying, There's Something In My Eye": The Beginner's Guide
"Just 5 More Minutes": Skyrim
"Whoooaaaaaaa, dude!": Doom (2016)
"Villain Most In Need Of A Hug": Slender: The Arrival
"Game Within A Game": Day of the Tentacle Remastered
"I Thought This Game Was Cool Before It Won An Award": Serena
"Best Use Of A Farm Animal": Duke Nukem 3D 20th Anniversary World Tour
And my custom award entry was...
"Game That Needs A Sequel Most": Half-Life 2: Episode 2
23 October 2016 - 04:23 PMYou can't go wrong with Johnny Cash's rendition of "Hurt." I'm really excited for this movie. Mr. Jackman's last film as The Wolverine. Oh and Patrick Stewart's in it, too.
Also it has a redband trailer:
14 September 2016 - 08:42 AM
A game I scored the music for which has been in development since 2008 (I was contracted in 2010) and held a Kickstarter campaign in February 2013 has finally moved into the beta testing phase. I'm really relieved and excited. Relieved because it's nice to see this game finally getting on its feet and to have this burden off my back, and excited to have my first full commercial game score under my belt. It's a P&C adventure/RPG game made by the same folks at AGDI who made the King's Quest 1-3 and QFG2 remakes. This game is rendered in 600x400 rather than 320x200 however and sprite scaling is even higher than that so it looks quite nice. It also has a unique battle engine that I've not seen before and I actually kind of like it. It is mostly optional, though, and you can most of the time just play it as a straight adventure without battling very much if you wanted.
Anyway, nobody but the backers who pledged at least at the $70 tier are getting to play it yet, but again it's just nice to be done with it. I will probably need to adjust the timing of certain pieces once the voice acting has been recorded and implemented, but the composition is all done. The soundtrack is over 2 hours in length and represents what I consider the best work I've ever done with the most attention I've given to a soundtrack. Beta testing is likely to take quite a few months as quirks and bugs with the battle system are ironed out as well as obviously the standard puzzle aspects of the game. Overall, after playing the beta for the first time extensively since earlier demo builds, the game feels really good and almost like a King's Quest or Quest For Glory meets Skyrim.
In the past I scored AGDI's King's Quest 3 Redux remake and part of Infamous Adventures' Space Quest 2 remake (along with two other composers), but this will be my first full commercial soundtrack. I've got some track demos on my Soundcloud too you can check out.
Just wanted to share my enthusiasm.
12 August 2016 - 04:11 AM[former thread title: "No Man's Sky - SJW Space Simulator?"]
So there's a profanity filter in the game to keep you from naming planets, animals, etc anything "obscene" since everything is saved on the mass server in case someone else happens across something you've discovered. Words like "got," "moose," and "spike" are all filtered. What are these even supposed to mean? This is political correctness gone overboard. Completely unnecessary. Fine, filter the 5 or so main swears or however many there are, but this is going overboard. Stahp it.
Funnily enough, one person named a planet "Buttplug" and Angry Joe named a species "space herpes." It's like piracy. You can't stop it so don't even try, you just tick off all the legit customers. Really annoyed right now.