Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Ending Theme – One Last You (Yasunori Mitsuda) Piano Cover

I’m going to be trying something a tad different today. I’ve never really considered uploading my video game music piano covers to the site, because part of me has always felt like it was too much of the whole self-promotion thing, and that it might be unfair. I’m also always nervous about the sound gettingContinue reading “Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Ending Theme – One Last You (Yasunori Mitsuda) Piano Cover”

Music and Composition Across the Decades: A Chat With Yasunori Mitsuda

For JRPG fans, the name Yasunori Mitsuda may ring a few bells. For others, he might as well be a household name. The acclaimed music composer of Chrono Trigger and Xenogears fame, and now a memorable name for Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and its DLC sequel Torna – The Golden Country, was gracious enough to answerContinue reading “Music and Composition Across the Decades: A Chat With Yasunori Mitsuda”

Xenoblade Chronicles 2’s Torna: The Golden Country (Nintendo Switch) Review

There’s good DLC, and there’s great DLC. And then, there’s Xenoblade Chronicles 2’s Torna: The Golden Country story expansion, big enough to be contained into its own cartridge on a standalone prequel. That’s quite a lot to take in, an impressive feat given how enormous the main Xenoblade Chronicles 2 game already is. If you are aContinue reading “Xenoblade Chronicles 2’s Torna: The Golden Country (Nintendo Switch) Review”

Yasunori Nishiki Developing the World of Octopath Traveler Through Music (Interview)

Brandon Bui: Thank you for taking the time to chat with us, Nishiki-san! We appreciate speaking to you today!  Brandon Bui: Can you tell us about your musical experience? How did you get into composing music? Yasunori Nishiki: I started taking private piano lessons when I was 5, but it wasn’t until I entered TokyoContinue reading “Yasunori Nishiki Developing the World of Octopath Traveler Through Music (Interview)”

Let’s Talk About the Phenomenal Xenoblade 2 Soundtrack by Yasunori Mitsuda

The Xenoblade Chronicles 2 soundtrack is one of the best video game soundtracks that I’ve listened to. Bar none, even taking the cake over Final Fantasy XV, which has long been my study soundtrack. The soundtrack of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was primarily composed by legendary composer Yasunori Mitsuda and through a massive collaboration with otherContinue reading “Let’s Talk About the Phenomenal Xenoblade 2 Soundtrack by Yasunori Mitsuda”

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Gets Elma, a New Blade, and a Story Trailer

At this year’s Gamescom, currently taking place in Cologne, Germany, Nintendo revealed some much-desired information about their upcoming DLC expansion for Xenoblade Chronicles 2, titled Torna: The Golden Country, which sees a release on September 14 for Expansion Pass owners, followed by a September 21 release for physical copy holders. First of all, here’s theContinue reading “Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Gets Elma, a New Blade, and a Story Trailer”

Eric Roth and the Legacy of Final Fantasy Music (Interview)

Eric Roth is an internationally renowned composer and conductor, an orchestrator/arranger and producer, known in the video gaming industry for his works in producing the concert series A New World: intimate music from Final Fantasy, produced by AWR Productions and Square Enix. He is the son of Arnie Roth, conductor for Distant Worlds: music fromContinue reading “Eric Roth and the Legacy of Final Fantasy Music (Interview)”

Major Revelations in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 8/8 Direct

Even with a supposed leak of a fighter in the late hours of yesterday evening, Nintendo managed to still come off strong with plenty of new reveals for their upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, launching worldwide December 7. Here’s the quick rundown. Two New Fighters – Simon Belmont and King K Rool – Grace theContinue reading “Major Revelations in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 8/8 Direct”

Moshi Avanti Headphones and USB-C Dock Review

A new company now on my radar reached out to me earlier this summer and provided me with some information about some new products that were available for consumer electronic usage. Moshi is a high-end accessories manufacturer, selling phone cases, bags, and headsets for a wide variety of uses. Their products are reminiscent of futuristicContinue reading “Moshi Avanti Headphones and USB-C Dock Review”

Logitech G512 GX Blue Switch Mechanical Keyboard Review

Logitech Gaming continues the trend yet again, this time with a keyboard that features a different switch. While the brand has placed new keyboards out like the G513, which I reviewed earlier this year, the latest product that has come out is the Logitech G512, which has a few minor differences than the G513. Let’sContinue reading “Logitech G512 GX Blue Switch Mechanical Keyboard Review”

A New Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Expansion Pass Update Releases Tomorrow

In what could be one of the most divine coincidences as far as coverage of the game goes for me, Nintendo has announced a new DLC update for Xenoblade Chronicles 2. The patch, version 1.5.1, is a patch solely for Expansion Pass owners, and will introduce new difficulty modifications that were originally discovered in aContinue reading “A New Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Expansion Pass Update Releases Tomorrow”