Creepiest music video ever?

This “Into The Night” video from Benny Mardones will blow your mind. Looking back now, so many videos from the 80s in MTV’s heyday don’t withstand the test of time. They were bad then, and not come across as completely absurd.

Bill Simmons writes about sports but mixes in pop culture, and he’s had a running feature in his weekly mailbag covering videos that should be considered for the “Weirdest ’80s Video Pantheon.” He rejected on video saying:

Nah, we can do better for the Weirdest ’80s Video Pantheon. Needs to be something on par with Loverboy and “Total Eclipse of the Heart.” Something that screams, “How much cocaine did they do back then?” and “Did they have the same basic laws that we have now?” You know, something like …

That’s where he introduces this nightmare from Mr. Mardones. Read the whole thing as it’s hilarious. Here’s one highlight:

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How Important Is Music in Gaming?

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When we define digital games today, one phrase that often appears is “audiovisual”. Of course, this means that the graphics and sounds employed within the games blend together to create one overall, cohesive experience. Although the visual aspect of games undoubtedly receives more attention, without sound a lot of games just wouldn’t have the same impact on audiences.

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MTV VMAs 2017

This year’s edition of the MTV VMAs went down at The Forum in Inglewood, California. The event was filled with performances, some good and some bad. Even at online casinos, some games are better than others.

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The Club Scene and Bingo – A Match Made in Heaven?

On the surface of it, the combination of music and bingo may seem like a fairly strange one. Rightly or wrongly, music is generally seen as something that young people tend to enjoy more than their older counterparts. With the introduction of streaming services such as Spotify and the convenience of having a whole library of music at your fingertips, the younger generation is arguably benefiting the most with regards to technological advances in the music industry. In a similar vein, the mere mention of the word bingo to most people will often evoke the image of an army of old ladies descending on bingo halls, sucking on an uncle Joes’ mint ball while bellowing “bingo!” at the top of their voice.  Read the rest of this entry »

  

Perfect Score: Three Composers Who Changed Video Game Music Forever

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It’s almost like praising a book for its cover art or a movie for the font that it used in its credits, but video game music is an art in and of itself that adds to the overall experience of playing a title. You can’t have Mario without the ludic tunes that accompany the plumber throughout his romp through the mushroom kingdom and its safe to say anybody who’s ever heard the tetris music will be able to recite a large portion of the melody on command. For as memorable as many video games are, they are only able to reach such heights in part because of the feel created by the soundtrack.  Read the rest of this entry »