Well almost 1 year ago exactly Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 set a record as the biggest entertainment launch in history pulling in 310 million dollars in sales. Well Call Of Duty: Black Ops brought in 360 million in sales. INSANE. 2 years running Activision and its 2 Call Of Duty producing children Treyarch and Infinity Ward destroyed the competition.
Although it does help sales having a multi-platform release, none the less they have still together pulled in close to a billion dollars. READ MORE
Hey Dead Pixels readers, Jonathan Barkan from the BD Music Section was lucky enough to get a chance to interview Dead Space 2′s audio director Andrew Boyd! Read on!
I don’t know about all of you readers, but I love a good video game. Laying back with an engaging game for an hour or two is a great way for me to relax. Add to that my love of horror, and basically any survival horror game that comes out is bound to end up on my shelf at some point. For all of you survival horror fans out there, you know how important sound and music is in creating the proper atmosphere and the original Dead Space was no exception. To those of you who have played it, you know that it has very engaging and ominous music as well as some masterfully crafted sound effects. So how will the sequel compare? Well, after the jump, you can read Audio Director Andrew Boyd’s take on the music and sound of Dead Space 2! READ MORE
It really started around the time the Next Gen systems came out, but the video game, music and movie worlds are colliding like never before. Actors becoming musicians, actors voicing video game characters, musicians becoming actors who voice video game characters and become sports stars. Everything just keeps coming together. Below you can check out Avenged Sevenfold’s new video for Welcome To The Family, that features footage from the upcoming Call Of Duty: Black Opps.
You will be able to pick up COD Black Opps on November 9 for the PC, Playstation 3, Wii, and Xbox 360. And Avenged Sevenfolds album ‘Nightmare’ you’ll be able to pick up Tuesday the 27th of July. READ MORE
The Dillinger Escape Plan premiered a new track on Sirius XM over Christmas titled Farewell, Mona Lisa. The track is off their upcoming album “Option Paralysis” and will be made available as a digital single on January 19.
Take a listen right here,
According to guitarist Ben Weinman, “I Wouldn’t if You Didn’t” was one of the last songs written for the album, “taking DILLINGER to places [we] have never gone before.” Meanwhile, “A Room Full of Eyes”, which Ben dubs as a favorite on the album, is “one of the most intense songs we have ever written.” READ MORE