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Lil Nas X will debut a new song in Roblox tonight

Live concerts are over, videogames are the new music gigs. While Fortnite probably holds some kind of record for hosting the most concerts, film premieres and documentaries, it hardly holds a monopoly on virtual performances. Tonight, it’s Roblox‘ turn, as rapper Lil Nas X steps onto the game creation platform’s stage to premiere a new track in a somewhat blocky online show. (more…)

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Lil Nas X is holding a concert experience in Roblox tonight

By Patrick Dane, Saturday, 14 November 2020 10:00 GMT The Old Town Road rapper will be taking to the ever-popular cuboid game.Lil Nas X will be holding a concert in Roblox tonight, bringing an unlikely creative partnership to fruition. The concert will see the musician perform a handful of songs, but also his new track, ‘Holiday’.As Covid-19 continues to affect the world, concerts and live-performances are becoming rarer and rarer. Impossible in fact, at least in their traditional form. This has seen musicians getting creative. Several have turned to video games, creating huge events both for the performer and the…

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Twitch Apologizes, But DMCA Fiasco Continues With Punishments For In-Game Sounds, Deleted Clips

Twitch’s past three weeks have been bleak, to say the least. Late last month, the company abruptly purged thousands of streamers’ videos and advised them to delete all remaining clips in advance of a massive music industry DMCA crackdown—one it had known about for months, but failed to adequately warn streamers about until it developed rudimentary tools to aid them in deleting their entire histories. Today, Twitch published a lengthy apology letter, but it did little to quell fury that’s once again at a boiling point due to copyright claims and muted VODs stemming from in-game sound effects and clips…

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LoL’s virtual girl group K/DA have an EP out

The best thing League Of Legends has done in years is create a virtual girl group, who now have a whole EP out. After years of ha-ha-hilariously cheesy promotional songs like Warriors with Imagine Dragons, Riot’s music team unexpectedly hit the big time in 2018 with K/DA, a group with real singers in the digital bodies of pop-ified alternate reality versions of League characters. K/DA’s debut song, Pop/Stars was straight-up a banger, and found play far beyond esports stadiums. Today K/DA’s first EP, All Out, launched and I think it’s time Riot give up League to focus on pop. (more…)

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Demon’s Souls remake soundtrack will be released on November 26

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 30 October 2020 19:47 GMT Sony will release the soundtrack to the Demon’s Souls remake on digital platforms on November 26. Alongside the Demon’s Souls digital release, a CD will be issued shortly thereafter. If you are a vinyl collector, pre-orders are scheduled to open in early December.Alongside the news comes a new developer diary that goes behind the scenes with the game’s music.You can listen to one of the entires part of the soundtrack, Flamelurker, here.The music team reimagined the original score by Shunsuke Kida, creating new arrangements rerecorded at Air Studios in London with…

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Twitch DMCA Purge Deletes Thousands Of Streamers’ Videos

It’s finally happening: Twitch is cracking down in a big way on the use of copyrighted music in streams. Today, hundreds of streamers received emails from the company stating that videos or clips in their back catalogues had run afoul of copyright rules, resulting in deletion. This, it seems, is just the beginning.

Sea Of Thieves devs made a pirate shanty tribute to Van Halen

Eddie Van Halen, song writer and lead guitarist of iconic rock band Van Halen, passed away this week. Across the internet, tributes have poured out for the legendary rocker, including a rather surprising one from Sea Of Thieves developer, Rare. They’ve made a pirate shanty cover of the song Jump. It’s a bit weird, but you know what? It’s really sweet, too. (more…)

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Kentucky Route Zero’s robot band just released an EP of chill synth jams

Looking back, I reckon Kentucky Route Zero‘s third act might’ve been the best of the lot. That it was the act to introduce wandering musicians Johnny and Junebug playing no small part in that impression. This week, the fictional duo took their music out of the supernatural road trip with an EP full of sad robot love songs – a perfect soundtrack for getting lonely with on these rainy October afternoons. (more…)

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Hotshot Racing

The Indie Game Website Sep 8, 2020 90 Hotshot Racing is everything a fan of arcade racers could want, especially if you have fond memories of those aforementioned classics. It truly captures a style of racing that is so rarely seen these days. It’s fast-paced, easy to pick up and play, friendly feeling and, most importantly, it’s so much fun to play.

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The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon

Score distribution: Negative: 0 out of 14 Even though it’s disappointing that there are no new companions, noteworthy enemies, or gameplay systems, Peril on Gorgon is excellent for many of the same reasons that the main game was excellent. Its well-paced and immaculately written story, rock-solid comedic foundation, and open-ended RPG gameplay have carried over without losing their luster and are, in some ways, at their best here. Gorgon might be a dangerous rock that has been overrun by hostile Marauders, but it’s one heck of a spot for a hilarious and engaging multi-hour tale of intrigue. Peril on Gorgon…

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The Sims 4: Star Wars – Journey to Batuu

Whatever you think of Journey To Batuu, it’s the very first pack that you can truly just skip over if it isn’t your thing. Batuu is entirely separate and you can only edit Oga’s Cantina and the First Order supply building as well as the Resistance bunker and a small part of the camp outside. The build items are useful, but fit a very specific aesthetic many people may not like and the clothing options are the same. If you choose to pass on this one, you truly won’t be missing out in terms of the wider game, which is…

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Star Renegades

The Indie Game Website Sep 7, 2020 90 Star Renegades is an excellent game, one that will keep you entertained for as long as you’ll let it. It’s pretty, the gameplay is exquisite, and ultimately, it’s just a lot of fun. The fact that it’s also got some of the most interesting systems of a roguelike I’ve played helps a lot too. The difficulty can be a bit wonky in places, and the writing doesn’t always hit, but overall, Star Renegades is a deceptively deep and really rewarding game that’ll beat you over the head just as often as it’ll…

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Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning

Score distribution: Negative: 0 out of 13 It may not be the most important remake of the year, but Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning is a gorgeous, dense, and charming adventure. Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning is the same game many of us fired up for the first time back in 2012. For the most part that’s a good thing, the vast world offers plenty of paths for the player to take and the combat still feels so dang good. The technical improvements are well done also, the extra details of each environment adding a little more color to Amalur’s world while…

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Necromunda: Underhive Wars

I do suspect that this game will get trashed for its campaign mode. This is unfair considering how great the operations mode is. The I do suspect that this game will get trashed for its campaign mode. This is unfair considering how great the operations mode is. The operations mode allows you to create and customise your own gang and play against other players online. Your fighters will gain experience, suffer injuries or even die. You can also collect loot and steal stuff from other players. All this is great, and explains why this mode really sucked me in. Unfortunately…

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Twitch Sings Is Shutting Down On January 1

Today Twitch announced that its online karaoke game, Twitch Sings, will be shutting down on January 1, 2021. Many in the community were caught off guard by the announcement and its details, which seems to be part of a larger problem Twitch has with music licensing.