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List: Memorable Hip-Hop Video Games

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video-gamesWe have recently written about the Alesso music and video game cross-over. This articles continues on a similar theme, but looking at Hip-Hop in particular. The combination of videogames and hip-hop seems like a match made in heaven. Both love and benefit from colourful characters, compelling storylines and fantasy lives. However, too many artists have sought to benefit from videogames rather than looking to contribute to something great; they made games that failed to attract people away from online gaming and New Casinos Online 2016 on a Friday night; games that had people turning on the radio instead of the games console.
However, some releases have shown that with the right motives, and plenty of skill and imagination, hip-hop can work with videogame developers to create classics. Below we will take a look at some of those partnerships that are more favourably remembered.

def jam vendettaDef Jam Vendetta for the PlayStation Two and Nintendo GameCube-From 2003 This wrestling game combines hip-hop and professional wrestling, two arenas that have often been compared. The game sees fights between the likes of DMX, Method Man, Joe Biden and Redman. It received much positive feedback, particularly on gameplay and the simple controls. People were not very happy about the absence of cage matches and special matches though. This game was such a success that it ended up having two sequels.

50_Cent_Bulletproof50 Cent-Bullet-Proof the PlayStation in 2005 This is a classic revenge game where you play the title character, 50 Cent, as he attempts to lay vengeance on the baddies who attempted to murder him. Watch the trailer on YouTube here. There are some pretty notable cameos from hip-hop artists including Eminem, Dr Dre and G unit. Much of the gameplay is around the New York underground and inner-city area. This game was popular enough to lead to a sequel, in 2009, 50 Cent-Blood in the Sand.

dj-heroDJ hero for the PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii and Xbox 360 – From 2009 This game is straight out of the Guitar Hero genre and allows you to practice DJ on the turntable controller that accompanies the video game. There are loads of avatars, and you will recognise Daft Punk, Grandmaster Flash, Zee-Trip and DJ Jazzy Jeff. This game received almost unanimously positive reviews and has been a financial and artistic success for the collaborators. It has led to 2 sequels, which also received widespread acclaim in the gaming world.

These three games prove unequivocally that the marriage of hip-hop and videogames can be a rip-roaring success. The failures in this genre demonstrate that success does not happen by chance, and that the association of an hip-hop superstar does not guarantee any level of success, no matter resounding success. It takes great gameplay, great music and a great storyline or theme to make a videogame a success. If you love Hip-Hop then check out our Hip-Hop Culture page.

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Videogames: Final Fantasy VII REMAKE Official Announcement at E3 2015

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Wow! I’m completely flabbergasted! Any fan of the Final Fantasy series especially for number 7 is going to have a ball with this one. Official Announcement: Final Fantasy VII Remake at E3 2015 this week with an exclusive trailer. Watch the video above and get goosebumps. Cause I sure did! Seriously after the announcement, SONY’s stocks rose because of it. The cinematic feel is based off the movie Final Fantasy: Advent Children. final-fantasy-vii-e3 I can’t complain because I loved the graphics to it and I even had the extended version edition. I’ve played Final Fantasy 7 on my Playstation, yes with a memory card to save and all. I wasn’t able to complete the game but you had to go through an adventure that lasted 3 cd’s later and probably over 40 hours of game-play. I just can’t wait to play this game in full when it does release. So far still no confirmation on a release day. Be in the loop and we’ll keep you posted on anymore updates.

Videogames: Official Call of Duty – Ghosts Multiplayer Reveal Trailer

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November 5th Call of Duty releases GHOSTS! The new game gives us more than any other Call of Duty game has offered. You have now character customizations, build your squad, multiplayer, search and rescue, new arsenal, cranked, and my favorite part. Call of Duty’s first female playable character! This is one hell of a game. I’m definitely going to get this game but with the new Playstation 4 system. Can’t wait!

Video: Assassin’s Creed Meets Parkour in Real Life by devinsupertramp

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If your favorite video game is Assassin’s Creed you’re going to love this rendition from DevinSuperTramp, with a mash-up of Parkour and real life. I love all the dynamic scenes really feels like your running with him. The Glidecam HD 2000 was used to give off that sense of running. Also, Ronnie is a Parkour/Free Running professional and he nailed all the crazy jumps, flips, climbs, falls, and tumbles. He did very well in capturing the essence of Assassin’s Creed demeanor.

VIDEO DETAILS
Parkour/Free Running stunts performed by Ronnie Shalvis. Make sure to check out his youtube channel and facebook page!

My friend Stephen Anderson wrote the music for this video!

Download the song off of iTunes in this link: PARKOUR CREED SINGLE

The AWESOME costume was made by my friend Allison Dredge! Make sure to check out her facebook page, and make sure to tell her she should work with me again! 🙂 🙂

My friend Jared Moench did the visual effects shot of Ronnie/Altair jumping from the building, contact him in this link: missionmoench@gmail.com

And for other special thanks for helping film with the green screen: Creigton Baird and Brianna Campbell

They have a street team of free runners/parkour performers, as well as a dance crew, and bmx crew. Check them out ENSOULCOLLAB.COM!

This was shot all on a Canon 5D Mark III, and a Glidecam HD 2000.

And last but not least, make sure to follow me on twitter and facebook, it’s the cool thing to do these days 🙂

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