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Music in Movies and Video Games

2 Aug

Let me introduce you guys to Hans Zimmer.

If you’ve seen Inception, The Dark Knight, Pirates of the Caribbean series, and The Last Samurai, then you’ve listened to his music.

Most people ignore the background music when watching movies or playing video games.

The next time you watch a movie, stay for the credits (or pause the game) and sit back to enjoy the music. It might be iPod worthy and you might even learn a thing or two about orchestral music!

I used to deliberately expose myself in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, just to listen to the Alert theme. One of my friends actually has Ken’s theme from Street Fighter as his ring tone.

To end this note, I’ll leave you guys with taste of Zimmer’s badassery. And I assure you, it IS pretty badass!

This is “Mombasa” from the movie Inception

P.S. Make sure to check out “Time” by Hans Zimmer. It’s currently the second most viewed and listened to film score on youtube. You’ll see why!

– Qtipz


Currently Playing – Battlefield Bad Company 2 (Xbox 360)

2 Aug

The Battlefield franchise by EA and DICE is perhaps one of the most unique FPS series in the history of video games. The original Battlefield 1942 multiplayer supports as much as 64 players for the PC. I believe over the years; private servers became capable of holding up to 128 players with little to no lag. I believe that is exactly how multiplayer war games should be – largely scaled.

Remember the Omaha Beach scene in Saving Private Ryan? Yeah, that pretty much sums up the intensity and explosiveness of the franchise’s gameplay

Now, Battlefield veterans would know that the highlights of the franchise are its multiplayer component.

So far I’ve spent approximately 60 hours on BC2 multiplayer since April, and each of my multiplayer experiences were never the same. Thanks to the Frostbite engine, buildings and terrains are destructible, allowing you to strategize more dynamically, and have different experiences every time you play.

Is there a sniper hiding in the attic of a building that’s pestering your team? Just blow up the entire building (notice I didn’t say “attic”). Need to prevent enemy tanks from advancing? Create some holes on the ground and plant your landmines there, or topple some buildings to slow down your enemies movements.

Mind you, if you’ve never tried a Battlefield game before, start with Bad Company 2. You wont be disappointed.