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Margin Makers: Guide to video game music

From stirring strings to the bleeps of 8-bit classics, MCV explores the musical landscape of games From the opening notes of Super Mario to the rousing chords of Fallout, the music of games has become as integral to players’ experience as visuals and gameplay. In line with the evolution of …

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Assassin’s Creed soundtracks coming to CD and vinyl

The musical scores from Ubisoft’s historical stealth-action series Assassin’s Creed are coming to physical formats for the first time later this year. The publisher has teamed up with licensing partnerSumthing Else Music Works to release the soundtracks from all of the core console entries in the franchise so far on …

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343 Industries does the Chief proud as Halo 4 reviews land

Master Chief’s new stewards, Microsoft’s 343 Industries, has struck gold with its first Halo outing. Halo 4 reviews landed online this morning, delivering near-universal praise for the Chief’s latest adventure and likely his last outing on Xbox 360. At the time of writing the game has an impressive 91 per …

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Resident Evil 6 gets 39/40 review score in Famitsu

Capcom’s Resident Evil 6 has been awarded a near-perfect 39/40 from weekly Japanese games bible Famitsu. That’s one point better than Resident Evil 5 and ever so close to becoming only the publication’s 20th 40/40 title. "The visuals are flashy and really thrilling," one of its first reviews states, as …

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Kid Icarus scores 40/40 in Famitsu

Ahead of its UK release on March 23rd, Kid Icarus: Uprising has received high praise from Japan’s weekly games mag Famitsu. Andriasang reports that the latest issue awards Nintendo’s upcoming 3DS game 40/40 – the highest score it can hand out. Famitsu works differently to most consumer mags in that …

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