Jeremy Soule is a BAFTA winning composer with over 60 credits to his name. If you’re not familiar with his name, you’ll be familiar with his music. Jeremy’s scoring credits include The Elder Scrolls Oblivion and Skyrim, Guild Wars, the Harry Potter games, and many more. What you might not be familiar with is The Northerner Symphony, a Kickstarter project Jeremy launched in March 2013. Composing a symphony is no easy task, but Jeremy said the project would be completed in September 2013. Over 4,000 backers pledged over $121,227 to help fund the project – including five super backers who pledged $1,500 each. The problem is, the Northerner isn’t finished yet and many of the people I spoke to who backed it are worried it never will be. The Kickstarter has been a strange journey, documented by sporadic updates from Jeremy, his PR company The Max Steiner Agency, and, strangely, one official update posted on February 9, 2017, that wasn’t written by Jeremy … [Read more...] about Why is Skyrim composer Jeremy Soule’s $121,227 Kickstarter symphony still not finished five years later?
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Building a gaming PC can be a pretty big investment, with some configurations costing as much as a used car. Your PC needs to function for years, so it’s beneficial to protect that investment—even more so if you’re building on a budget. All reputable manufacturers warranty their products from defects for a period of time, but what qualifies as a “defect” can vary with every product. Hardware producers add all sorts of disclaimers in their warranties that could potentially void any claim and leave you with an expensive repair. Retailers like Newegg, offer additional coverage that can be more convenient than the manufacturer’s, but it comes at a price. This service can be worth paying for when buying any computer component as long as you adjust your expectations accordingly. There are a lot of misconceptions about what retailer warranties cover and how they stack up against factory warranties.Manufacturers vs retailersLet me lay down a typical … [Read more...] about Should I buy a warranty for my PC components?
Where do you begin on the subject of No Man’s Sky? It’s a game stigmatised by a regretful episode in the industry’s history; a saga that got so messy, the UK Advertising Standards Authority had to get involved. Its catalytic rise to fame and subsequent fall from grace is frequently brought up in discussions around entitled player communities and unrestrained PR hype campaigns. But it’s also an evolving product that’s trying desperately to escape its own past, refusing to be defined by its former mistakes in spite of those who have written it off based on first impressions alone. That’s not an easy path to tread, but developer Hello Games is quietly and confidently making a strong case for players, old and new, to give No Man’s Sky a second chance. Just take a look at Next, the latest of several free updates to be rolled out for No Man’s Sky over the past two years since launch. It adds and changes so much to the experience - … [Read more...] about “We always knew we were making a polarising game”: Sean Murray on the shaky past, exciting present, and bright future of No Man’s Sky
Hearthstone players are about to head into the most exciting part of the calendar: the announcement and launch of the year's first expansion. With it will come the annual rotation of the Standard format, which means that Whispers of the Old Gods, Mean Streets of Gadgetzan and One Night in Karazhan will be sent to live out their days in Wild, where the Piloted Shredders roam free. We don't yet know the name or theme of the first set, though Blizzard has confirmed that The Year of the Raven—which is what the next 12 month cycle is being called—will feature three large expansions, exactly like Year of the Mammoth did. Blizzard has also just revealed more info about what to expect from Year of the Raven, and yesterday I had a chance to speak with game director Ben Brode about the coming changes. Let's get into it, in order of juiciness... This year's of Hall of Fame Since rotation began, Blizzard has gradually been removing cards from the Classic set that either … [Read more...] about Hearthstone’s Year of the Raven getting in-game tournaments, Ice Block sent to Hall of Fame
A lot of people have tried to argue over the years that it’s simply impossible to collate the top ten selling games on Steam from the last week, and then write a small comment accompanying each, beneath a screenshot. But today, for the first time, we hope to prove those people wrong. 10. Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet What can’t I tell you about Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet?! That’s the real question here!!! I mean, I know so much about Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet that (28 words, only 28?) I could talk your socks off about it all day! Where to start, where toooo sttaarrrrrrttttt. Well, I suppose I could begin by explaining a bit of the history of the Sword At Online series, which of course dates back all the way to the… oh wait, I don’t have a word count on these! Next! 8. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Oh, I suppose I should write about CSGO prope- ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. 7 & 9. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege My plan is to be credited … [Read more...] about Steam Charts: Taxidermy Edition