La-Ti-Dovakhin – Level Up with the Power of Music – Guest Post

La-Ti-Dovakhin – Level Up with the Power of Music – Guest Post

WHY BARDS MAKE THE BEST LOVERS You know the feeling: The first few notes of your favorite video game theme come on, and you’re whisked away from wherever you were to the fantasy realm of choice, or to the countless memories from childhood to even earlier today as you saved princesses, solved puzzles, and experienced any number of fantastic stories and worlds. Music is one of the ways that we can easily celebrate our favorite game or movie at any time. Enjoyed passively, it can be a stirring trip down…

Pokémon Creator Satoshi Tajiri and a Childhood Passion-turned-Billion Dollar Franchise

Pokémon Creator Satoshi Tajiri and a Childhood Passion-turned-Billion Dollar Franchise

On this day, twenty years ago, two glitchy JRPGs were released to a handheld system on its last leg, and spawned one of the most successful gaming and entertainment franchises ever. Yes, it’s another Pokémon post.  I can’t help it, Red, Blue, and Yellow have been released on virtual console and Sun and Moon versions will rise this holiday season. Today’s subject is the creator of the franchise, Satoshi Tajiri. Series Producer Junichi Masuda and Designer Ken Sugimori are arguably the most prominent staff members of Game Freak in the public…