The impact of cinematic music in video games in the eighth generation

When Jared Emerson-Johnson played Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge, an adventure game by American publisher LucasArts, he realised his life-long dream of becoming a music composer in gaming. “That was the gateway for me and it made me realise there are people doing really interesting work in this industry,” he says.

While sound has always featured in video games, the industry has experienced a major turnaround with cinematic music now playing a fundamental role in many single-player games. The eighth generation, a term used by fans to describe the current consoles on the market including the PlayStation 4, XBOX One and Nintendo Switch, has played a big role in this.

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Has Arsenal delivered on their Emirates Stadium promises?

In the 21st century, Arsenal Football Club has been on a rollercoaster ride of chaos. From the Invincible’s season and a Champions League final to embarrassing scorelines and inadequate spending, life for the North London club hasn’t exactly gone to plan.

Fifteen years on since construction of the Emirates Stadium began, has the club really lived up to its long-term goals of growing the football club and boosting the local area?

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