Skyrim Composer Expresses Interest in Scoring Amazon’s Middle Earth

Jeremy Soule, the composer most well-known for his soundtracks to the Elder Scrolls and Guild Wars franchises (and let’s not forget KOTOR), expressed interest late last week in being involved with Amazon’s yet to be released Middle Earthseries, which has been reported to be the most highly budgeted television series of all time at a …

Video Game Soundtracks Teach Kids the Classics

In my first article at Geeks + Gamers, I spoke of the importance of video games as one of the greatest disseminators of historic musical traditions in recent history. My thesis was essentially that now that many more individuals are playing console, computer and even mobile games than ever before, and now that most video …

What the VRX Survey Tells Us About Recent Trends in VR and AR Tech Businesses

In a recently released survey (the results of which can be downloaded here), the XR Industry Survey 2018, (VR) Intelligence, a global network of business leaders in VR, AR and immersive tech companies, shed light on both the current state of and growing trends in the industry. Taken at (VRX) 2018, an event which consisted …

What Mario, Dr. Seuss and Mr. Rogers Taught Me About Retro Gaming

I recently had family visiting from that nebulous place known as “out of town.” My brothers and I got to looking around at some of our old consoles and decided to fire up the Nintendo 64. Admittedly this was partly to see if the youngest additions to our family – both shy of ten, and …

Video Games Taught Me to Sing

At the outset of writing this, I should begin with a small personal anecdote: a significant amount of my own inspiration as a musician and composer has come from playing video games. To this day I remember as vividly as ever one of the most powerful visuals I have ever seen: a scene from Final …