the-inbetween monthly archives for: August 2009

The Return

This time next week I’m going to be flying over the Atlantic towards Paris. I spent four months in London and Paris last summer and it was great. I didn’t do much of anything, which is why it was so great, but I did start jogging and I read more and I got to know my camera a lot better. Ever since my Canadian return I’ve sworn that I would go back and I’ve been working hard over the last…

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YMO OMY

OMY – “Volley” I randomly* came across the above video from OMY (quaint, out of date website), “Oriental Magnetic Yellow”, yesterday. The mid 90s homage-band, if there is such a term, to YMO, “Yellow Magic Orchestra”, is interesting because it consisted entirely of Japanese videogame music veterans, all of whom worked at Namco: Nobuyoshi Sano, Hiroto Sasaki, Takayuki Aihara, and Shinji Hosoe. Most of these guys contributed to the music of Tekken and Ridge Racer. After discovering the existence of…

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Battlefield 1943: Registration

Despite my earlier negative experiences (which I put into an unresearched from-memory historical context), I eventually did buy Battlefield 1943 and I did, and continue to, enjoy it. It won’t have legs unless there is serious post-launch support (new maps), because the three included maps will get tired after a while, but for an affordable download-only release it is super solid and enjoyable. But this is not a review of the game. What I do want to talk about is…

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