Musician Blurb on GOG.com

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Arclayn
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At risk of appearing as another Mordor spam agent... Maybe I'm in disguise.

I just saw this blurb on GOG.com about the musicians behind The Witcher game series.

https://www.gog.com/news/summer_sale_festival_bthe_witcher_composers_collectionsb

The blurb has links to mini-bios on the three musicians (Adam Skorupa, Mikołaj Stroiński, Marcin Przybyłowicz) and links to other games they have composed music for. The blurbs are coinciding with GOG.com's summer sale.

Personally, I really like Adam Skorupa's music in The Witcher / Witcher 2, and also in the Shadow Warrior series.

As an aside — Some of Adam Skorupa's music from the original Witcher video game gets played here on Radio Rivendell.

https://www.radiorivendell.com/music/Adam+Skorupa/

"What if everything you see is more than what you see — the person next to you is a warrior and the space that appears empty is a secret door to another world? What if something appears that shouldn't? You either dismiss it, or you accept that there is much more to the world than you think. Perhaps it is really a doorway, and if you choose to go inside, you'll find many unexpected things." — Shigeru Miyamoto

Truthseer
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Hmm, well you don't LOOK like Spam.

I'm probably one of the few people on Earth who has never played any of The Witcher series (it doesn't help that I've been in college/university for almost 5 years straight). However, I've heard Adam Skorupa's work through Radio Rivendell and I am quite impressed. Thank you for sharing the article!

Arclayn
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Posted by TruthseerHmm, well you don't LOOK like Spam. I'm probably one of the few people on Earth who has never played any of The Witcher series (it doesn't help that I've been in college/university for almost 5 years straight). However, I've heard Adam Skorupa's work through Radio Rivendell and I am quite impressed. Thank you for sharing the article!

Your college degree is far more important. I remember back when I had returned to college to upgrade my degree back in 2010. Starcraft II Wings of Liberty had come out, and one of my classmates could barely peal himself away long enough to make it to class. Once, he was telling me how great it was, but my reply was that it would wait until Winter recess.

He seemed incredulous that anyone could wait. But you know what, I got through final exams A-OK, while he was filled with "WTF is going on???". But better believe it that right after Christmas, I got my copy and played it to death (had a great time!). And got that out of my system just in time for the next semester.

And the same damn thing happened the next year, except the game was Skyrim! Yes, I waited until Winter recess. And yes, I was able to put it down in time for my next (and final) semester.

But if you are done with school, do you have some time to dive into a game? That summer sale I mentioned? The Witcher game series is currently on sale... Check the store page to be sure, but I think you also get the soundtrack. Or maybe you've got an old favorite to revisit — which I can totally understand.

"What if everything you see is more than what you see — the person next to you is a warrior and the space that appears empty is a secret door to another world? What if something appears that shouldn't? You either dismiss it, or you accept that there is much more to the world than you think. Perhaps it is really a doorway, and if you choose to go inside, you'll find many unexpected things." — Shigeru Miyamoto

MuadMouse
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GOG.com is the sort of store that attracts creators who appreciate services like Radio Rivendell. Consumer-friendly, no DRM, and so on.

I'm also one of those people who have played The Witcher games so little that it hardly counts, but I've listened to the music a lot. Makes for a good background when you're in a dark fantasy mood (highly recommended for the likes of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, Zweihänder... and, well, The Witcher RPG, I suppose).

I've found video game soundtracks to be pretty much ideal background music: effective at creating a mood, mostly unobtrusive, and designed to be played on repeat. I sometimes find myself playing video games more for the music than the other content. x)

I also don't - as a rule - bother playing video games until about a year after their release. By that point the game has had its worst bugs patched, the DLC that makes it the game it was supposed to be has been released, and the community has had time to substantially improve the overall experience. So delaying the gratification works on many levels.

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Truthseer
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I'm like you both, Arclayn and MuadMouse...I have no problem delaying gratification if I know it's worth it to achieve my higher goals. And, yes, I like to wait for awhile after a release (fewer bugs, broader and improved content, sometimes cheaper, etc.). I'll be completely done with school this December, and you can bet I'll be getting those gaming fingers (and brain) ready!

I've also found myself gravitating towards game music, and not simply for casual listening. I appreciate the freedom that art offers, particularly with the blending of styles, timbre, and its ability to tell a story through a nostalgic lens (without necessarily making you feel old). I'll be sure to share some of my favorite works/artists.