It is that time of year again! 2013 was an interesting year. Video games themselves benefited from a greater critical discourse, indie titles gained even more saliency with the gaming public, and new consoles released. It was also an interesting year for video game soundtracks. The pool of talent was deepened and widen in 2013, as more and more indie developers sought composers and musicians to provide a certain kind

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The Grue Crew Episode 5: The Best of Music in Games of 2013

Welcome to the fifth episode of The Grue Crew! The Grue Crew is a games-focused podcast hosted by CultureMass.com that focuses on video games in a broader cultural context. We’ll strive to discuss not only what makes games fun, but what makes the tick and why we find them so fascinating. This episode is a bit different from the usual fare and opposed to the usual chats the Crew has, this

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Playing out like an interactive novel, Device 6 is the rare game where the written word takes priority. A finely crafted game by Swedish developer Simogo, Device 6 is reminiscent of a ‘60’s era spy novella with light science-fiction overtones that both excites and terrifies. The game tells the story of Anna, an amnesiac who wakes up alone on a strange, eerie, and seemingly deserted island. The game plays out

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