VGM Podcast 065 - Child Of Light / Transistor

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Transistor - Review


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With striking visuals, a unique narrative and a style all of its own, Transistor is a must-play game of 2014.

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Tomb Raider HERE.

Written by Michael Villalon

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Video Game Music of the Week - 138

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The Legend of Zelda Multiplayer May Be On The Horizon

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During a recent interview with
The Legend Of Zelda Producer Eiji Aonuma, it was hinted that multiplayer may be featured in the upcoming Wii U Zelda title. Speaking to Game Informer about the upcoming Wii U release, Hyrule Wariors, Mr Aonuma said, “When I was talking back about making a Zelda more than just a single-player experience? That’s something you will see in the future, maybe next year.”

Eiji Aonuma has stated in the past that as they develop the new Zelda for Wii U, they are constantly thinking about changing the traditional conventions about what makes a Zelda game.
The Legend of Zelda for Wii U is scheduled to release in 2015.



Source: IGN
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Video Game Music of the Week - 137

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Our E3 Predictions - How Did We Go?

Every year here at The VG Island, we make some E3 predictions, and then take a look back at them to see how well we predicted what the three major console companies revealed/showed. E3 2014 was a big one. There were many game reveals, some easily guess-able and others not so much. It marked the second year that Nintendo opted to have a Digital Video instead of a live Press Conference. Here are the results from our E3 Predictions! BLUE means correct, GREEN means we were half correct and RED means we were wrong.

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  • Halo 2 Anniversary announced with a late 2014 release date. (Sort of. The Master Chief Collection, Featuring Halo 1-4 i n HD was announced instead)
  • Forza Horizon 2 shown (Yep)
  • A brand new, exclusive game will be anounced for Xbox One (Scalebound from Platinum Games and Crackdown 3 were announced)
  • Halo 5 trailer shown (Yep, more of the game was indeed shown)
  • Quantum Break will be shown, as well as Sunset Overdrive (Sort of, Sunset Overdrive was shown, Quantum Break not shown)
  • There will be no Gears of War announcements (Yep, no announcements of any kind at this stage)
  • A new User Interface will be shown for the Xbox One (Nope)

Possible Third Party games

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will be shown (Yep)
  • Mass Effect may make an appearance (Not here, but it did at the EA Press Conference)
  • Fallout 4 or The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim HD are also possibilities (Nope)


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  • Metal Gear Solid: Phantom Pain new trailer (Yep)
  • Destiny will be shown (Yep)
  • Uncharted 4 slight teaser (Yep)
  • New IP from Guerrilla Games (Nope)
  • New God of War for the PlayStation 4 (Nope)
  • Introduce the ability to change PSN names (Nope)
  • PlayStation Now will be discussed (Briefly, but it was definitely discussed)
  • Project Morpheus may appear (Yep)
  • The Order: 1886 will be shown (Yep)
  • Driveclub will be shown (Not really shown)
  • The Last Guardian for sure (Abandon all hope for this one folks)

Possible Third Party Games

  • Fallout 4 or The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim HD may appear (Nope)


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  • Presentation will open with a Super Smash Bros. trailer (Yep)
  • Brand new character for Smash (Krom, Impa, Krystal, Bayonetta) (Sort of. While none of these characters were announced, we did get an announcement of Palutena and the Mii Fighter)
  • Returning character for Smash (Ness, Captain Falcon, Meta Knight) (Nope)
  • Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire will be shown (Yep)
  • Pokémon fighting game announced (Nope)
  • Smash Bros Wii U Bundle (Nope, but I guarantee this one is coming!)
  • New F-Zero game (Nope)
  • Advance Wars for 3DS (Nope)
  • Yarn-Yoshi re-revealed, November 2014 release (Re-revealed as Yoshi’s Wololy World, but 2015 release)
  • Bayonetta 2 will be shown (Yep)
  • X trailer, 2015 release date (Yep)
  • Mario Party 10 for Wii U (It was announced! Just not during thee Digital Event)
  • NFC toys for Wii U (Maybe compatible with Smash Bros.) (Yep)
  • Shin Megami X Fire Emblem will be shown (Not really shown, but still present kind of)
  • Hyrule Warriors dated and named (Yep)
  • Wii U Zelda will be teased (Yep)


So how did we do? Generally speaking, our safe predictions pretty much came through and our wild ones were simply not to be. We did make a few seemingly random predictions that did come true, such as Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and Project Morpheus making an appearance at the Sony Conference, and Yarn-Yoshi being re-revealed, but all-in-all, they were pretty safe predictions.

Written by - Michael Villalon for
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VGM Podcast 064 - Mortal Kombat

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Video Game Music of the Week - 136

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Nintendo E3 Digital Event Predictions

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Rounding out the three major console developers, here are our Nintendo E3 Digital Event predictions!

  • Presentation will open with a Super Smash Bros. trailer
  • Brand new character for Smash (Krom, Impa, Krystal, Bayonetta)
  • Returning character for Smash (Ness, Captain Falcon, Meta Knight)
  • Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire will be shown
  • Pokémon fighting game announced
  • Smash Bros Wii U Bundle
  • New F-Zero game
  • Advance Wars for 3DS
  • Yarn-Yoshi re-revealed, November 2014 release
  • Bayonetta 2 will be shown
  • X trailer, 2015 release date
  • Mario Party 10 for Wii U
  • NFC toys for Wii U (Maybe compatible with Smash Bros.)
  • Shin Megami X Fire Emblem will be shown
  • Hyrule Warriors dated and named
  • Wii U Zelda will be teased
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Video Game Music of the Week - 135

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Sony E3 Press Conference Predictions

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Here are our E3 Predictions for Sony’s 2014 Press Conference!

  • Metal Gear Solid: Phantom Pain new trailer
  • Destiny will be shown
  • Uncharted 4 slight teaser
  • New IP from Guerrilla Games
  • New God of War for the PlayStation 4
  • Introduce the ability to change PSN names
  • PlayStation Now will be discussed
  • Project Morpheus may appear
  • The Order: 1886 will be shown
  • Driveclub will be shown
  • The Last Guardian for sure

Possible Third Party Games

  • Fallout 4 or The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim HD may appear

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Microsoft E3 Press Conference Predictions

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E3 is upon us! Here are our E3 Predictions for the Microsoft Press Conference!

  • Halo 2 Anniversary announced with a late 2014 release date.
  • Forza Horizon 2 shown
  • A brand new, exclusive game will be abounded for Xbox One
  • Halo 5 trailer shown
  • Quantum Break will be shown, as well as Sunset Overdrive
  • There will be no Gears of War announcements
  • A new User Interface will be shown for the Xbox One

Possible Third Party games

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will be shown
  • Mass Effect may make an appearance
  • Fallout 4 or The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim HD are also possibilities
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VGM Podcast 063 - Double Dragon / Metal Gear

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