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Chrono Cross. Normally in one of these "... of the month" sections I would write about the game, why I liked it, and other such things. This time, however, things are a little different. I am not writing about the game itself, but the soundtrack that goes along with it. The music composed, arranged, and produced by Yasunori Mitsuda is among my favorite of all time of any genre. Each track perfectly represents the atmosphere of the area.. and even if you haven't played the game, when you hear the soundtrack you will feel as if you are traveling through small and large towns, through mysterious forests, over the ocean in ships and into volcanoes, and even through the depths of the ocean. Tracks such as "Time's Scar" and "Star-stealing Girl" are among the greatest of the collection, and stand far beyond the musics of other, similar games. Even if you haven't heard of Chrono Cross (which is impossible if you've read this entire issue) you should pick up this soundtrack, or at the very least (or if your mommy won't give you her credit card to spend 30-40 dollars on imported Japanese music), download a few tracks. It's worth it. Trust me.
I'm sure most of the people reading this article have heard of the computer game known as The Sims. What this is a people-simulator or role-playing game where you make families, chose their personal
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Chrono Trigger: Crimson Echoes (PC)
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And now back to your regularly scheduled podcast...
Minus the Pudding: The Best of Xbox Live Indie Games
Early last week, GameCola reported on some new changes that Microsoft made to the Xbox 360 dashboard, in an effort to accommodate Kinect users, and slowly shift the balance of power over from actual gamers to casual gamers. THE END IS OF GAMING NIGH! In addition to enabling support for the Kinect, the new dashboard update made everything brighter, friendlier, and cleaner; allowed for easier access to ESPN (which I'm pretty sure you don't need an Xbox to watch); and, most importantly, it moved where you can find Xbox Live Indie Games on the 360.
Gamer Girlfriend: Love, Jealousy, and Farming
As husbands go, Mike isn't the overly possessive type. I'm proud to say that we built our relationship on a foundation of mutual trust, and neither of us is particularly controlling about the other's
Action 52 (NES)
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