With Classic Doom Re-Releases, A Look at Doom 3’s “Living Soundtrack”

id Software announced at this year’s QuakeCon that the original two Doom titles—the influential first-person shooters that caused more than their share of controversy back in the 1990s—as well as 2004’s sequel/reboot Doom 3 would be released immediately on PlayStation 4, XBox One and Switch. In light of this celebration of the groundbreaking FPS franchise, AIR Entertainment takes a look back at Chris Vrenna, the composer of Doom 3‘s unparalleled “living soundtrack” and the demented music box sounds of American McGee’s Alice. Happy fragging! Chris Vrenna is an American musician…

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Review: Degrees of Separation (ps4).

Developer Moondrop released their title Degrees of Separation on Valentine’s Day and it’s a doozy. This 2-D puzzle-platformer stars a princess named Ember and a prince named Rime who must work together to solve puzzles and unravel the heart-wrenching mystery of their kingdoms, which appear to be facing simultaneous natural disasters. But there’s another element of play that makes Degrees of Separation so cool. Ember’s kingdom and Rime’s kingdom appear to be physically identical, but hers is a kingdom of fire; his of ice. A thin but distinct line divides…

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BrightLocker Goes Bust, Leaves Developers in the Lurch

After an unclear acquisition, crowdfunding solutions platform BrightLocker has vanished into thin air and left “hundreds” of software developers unpaid, according to website MCV. In a story that’s still developing, it appears that BrightLocker’s increasingly turbulent 2018 started with a total lack of communication with clients on BL’s part, eventually stopping backers’ scheduled payments on their way to the developers. In other words, individual backers sent their scheduled payments to BL to be processed and forwarded along to creators, but the payments never reached the creators. According to the MCV…

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Early Access Review: Project Winter (pc).

On February 7, developer/publisher Other Ocean released their multiplayer survival title Project Winter into early access on Steam. With a minimalist but charming art style reminiscent of CounterSpy or Donut County, the game tasks eight players with working together in a randomly-generated winter area to eat, stay warm, craft and repair items, achieve goals and escape to safety. Of course, nothing is as simple as it seems. In the roster of eight players are at least two traitors who work against the team to keep them from surviving or escaping by any…

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Review: Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 (pc).

My laptop specs: Chassis:  Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Series (7567) w/ 15.6″ 1920×1080 LED display Processor:  7th Generation Intel Quad Core i7-7700HQ at 2.8GHz Graphics Card:  NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti w/ 4gb GDDR5 RAM:  16gb, DDR4, 2400MHz Hard Drive:  1TB 5400 rpm + 128gb SSD OS:  Windows 10 Home 64-bit On January 24, Tindalos Interactive launched their new outer space RTS Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2, which is set in Games Workshop’s wildly popular Warhammer 40,000 universe and published by Focus Home Interactive.  In the interest of saving my fingers some…

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Review: Ace Combat 7 (ps4/psvr).

On January 18, Project Aces released Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown, a new entry in their successful and long-running arcade-ish aerial dogfighting series.  There have been close to 20 overall titles in the franchise, which began in 1995 with Ace Combat on the original PlayStation; games have released for each generation of consoles since – and that includes Game Boy Advance, 3DS, PSP and mobile.  However, Ace Combat 7 marks the first game on current-gen consoles – and only the second title released for PC, following 2011’s Ace Combat: Assault Horizon. Whew.  So why did I…

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Exclusive: Kabal Teased for Mortal Kombat 11!

During NetherRealms Studios’s Mortal Kombat 11 livestream reveal today, which you can read about right here, host Joshua Gray spoke with MK community manager Tyler Lansdown about special editions of the game, upcoming betas and more.  During their discussion, however, eagle-eyed viewers might’ve noticed a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it teaser for a returning character they didn’t technically announce.  Luckily for us, Twitter user TenaciousBlayze went back and screencapped the lightning-fast cameo.  Therefore, ladies and gentlemen, AIR Entertainment is excited to announce that fan favorite character Kabal appears to be returning for Mortal Kombat 11.  Check out…

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Announcement: Mortal Kombat 11: The Reveal (Live).

Hiya kids, hiya hiya hiya!  It’s your boy jonny coming at you from outside Washington DC with today’s major Mortal Kombat 11 reveal.  Since I love you and I have no life outside this 15″ laptop, I’ll be doing live updates right here with all the news from NetherRealms’s upcoming sequel to its decades-running, controversial gorefest series of fighters.  So grab a bag of tortilla chips and fill one of your enemy’s skulls up with some steaming hot queso and GET OVER HERE!!! (All times in Eastern). 1:37 p.m. – Swiftor hyping up the…

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DLC Review: Warhammer 40,000: Gladius – Tyranids.

On January 15, everyone’s favorite race of intelligent xenos joined the world of Warhammer 40,000: Gladius – Relics of War.  If you’re unfamiliar with the title, read our review right here in which I gave it a 9 out of 10 for being a tense and dynamic 4X game with wildly varying gameplay based on which of the four available races you choose to play as. Now that you’re up to speed, let’s talk Tyranids!  Adding yet another new style of play to Gladius, the Tyranid expansion pack allows you to play as – or…

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