Music Time! “No Man’s Sky” Edition. 8/20/16

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I’m in love with No Man’s Sky. If you’re an avid action game player, this game may not be for you. Don’t get me wrong, I love my action games, but I also like games that allow unlimited exploring. NMS is massive in scale when it comes to exploring. Hello Games said that even after everyone’s done playing it years down the road, 99% of all star systems will still be undiscovered. That’s some serious scope. It also means I’m dedicated to finding as many star systems as I can, even going “off mission” to do it!

There is action (just not mission-to-mission driven action like in most games). On some planets the Sentinals will attack you on sight. On others you can choose to attach them if you’re really desperate for some action. There are predators on some planets that will attack you if you’re not careful. And space pirates! You gotta defend yourself against them. You can also choose to defend freighters being attacked by space pirates when they put out a distress call (this increases your standing with that alien species).

The game isn’t perfect. I’d change a few things if I could. Primarily, I’d change the space scanner so that it identifies major resources and planet conditions from orbit. The space scanner only detects “anomalies” and sometimes a single building in a star system (your suit scanner (if installed) is more powerful than the one in your spaceship). It’s kinda useless in that sense.

I’d also change the dog fighting. Most of the ships you can salvage from crash sites or buy at space stations/land ports have super slow maneuverability and by the time you turn around to fire at the oncoming ship, they’re right on top of you, firing beams and cannons and you’re taking pretty heavy damage. You constantly have to repair your shields (if you don’t get killed while trying to repair it, as the repair screen is not a pause screen). So make sure you keep plenty of ingredients on board in a storage slot just for shield repairs.

And did you notice the synth soundtrack? Oh yeah!

So in honor of No Man’s Sky, here’s a bunch of music about, well, the sky!

ARTIST: Glis
SONG: Blue Sky Night
ALBUM: Alfa Matrix – Matrix Downloaded 004
YEAR: 2015
 

ARTIST: The Presets
SONG: A New Sky
ALBUM: Apocalypso
YEAR: 2008
 

ARTIST: The Dust of Basement
SONG: In This Sky
ALBUM: Awakening The Oceans (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: Rhea’s Obsession
SONG: Between Earth And Sky
ALBUM: Between Earth And Sky
YEAR: 2000

ARTIST: Necro Facility
SONG: Painted Sky
ALBUM: The Black Paintings
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: CHVRCHES
SONG: Night Sky
ALBUM: Bones Of What You Believe, The (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Book of Love
SONG: Yellow Sky
ALBUM: Book of Love
YEAR: 1986

ARTIST: Killing Joke
SONG: A Southern Sky
ALBUM: Brighter Than A Thousand Suns
YEAR: 1986

ARTIST: The Human League
SONG: Sky
ALBUM: Credo
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Psyche
SONG: Skywalking
ALBUM: Daydream Avenue
YEAR: 1991

ARTIST: Information Society
SONG: The Sky Away
ALBUM: Don’t Be Afraid
YEAR: 1997

ARTIST: Covenant
SONG: Liquid Sky
ALBUM: Europa
YEAR: 1998

ARTIST: Mental Discipline
SONG: Multilight Sky
ALBUM: Fallen Stars (CD Single)
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Distant Project
SONG: Flower in the Sky
ALBUM: Flower in the Sky EP
YEAR: 2009

ARTIST: Twice a Man
SONG: Chiba Sky
ALBUM: Fungus & Sponge (A Dreamlike Exspansion In The Audiofield)
YEAR: 1993

ARTIST: Martyn Bailey
SONG: Red Sky Supernova
ALBUM: Gravity Zero
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Days of Fate
SONG: Open Sky
ALBUM: Home-Made Cake Of The Day (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2003

ARTIST: Syrian
SONG: The Night Sky
ALBUM: Kosmonauta (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2005

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Music Time! 8/6/16

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Hey! It’s Saturday! It’s not even noon and I’ve accomplished a lot already, so now it’s time to relax for a bit and listen to some tunes. No theme today… just putting MediaMonkey on shuffle and seeing what comes out. Hope everyone has a great weekend!

ARTIST: Universal Poplab
SONG: Lover’s Lane
ALBUM: Universal Poplab
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: Julien-K
SONG: Stranded
ALBUM: Death To Analog
YEAR: 2009

ARTIST: IAMX
SONG: Come Home
ALBUM: The Unified Field
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Sadman
SONG: Wolves
ALBUM: 9th and Last Life
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: The Mercy Cage
SONG: Force on Moving Charges
ALBUM: ScreeTransmissions
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: Seabound
SONG: The Promise (Club Edit)
ALBUM: Double-Crosser (Extended)
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: The Endparty
SONG: Home
ALBUM: Beauty Always Leaves
YEAR: 2002

ARTIST: Xanthippe
SONG: I Should Say So
ALBUM: Issue5 / The Love Zombie
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Parralox
SONG: Europa
ALBUM: Electricity (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2008

If you’re a fan of The Cure, this is one of Robert Smith’s side projects (he sings on a few songs)… so go buy the album!

ARTIST: The Glove
SONG: Orgy
ALBUM: Blue Sunshine
YEAR: 1983

ARTIST: Faderhead
SONG: Scumfucker
ALBUM: Black Friday
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: Phantogram
SONG: Mouthful Of Diamonds
ALBUM: Eyelid Movies
YEAR: 2009

ARTIST: Spleen United
SONG: High Rise
ALBUM: Neanderthal
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: Information Society
SONG: Creatures of Influence
ALBUM: Creatures Of Influence EP
YEAR: 1985

ARTIST: Glis
SONG: Death by Misadventure
ALBUM: Phoenix (Special Edition)
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Felix Marc
SONG: Parallel Worlds
ALBUM: Parallel Worlds
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Vault-113
SONG: Entrückung (First Mix)
ALBUM: Cold Fusion (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Butterfly Messiah
SONG: The Circle
ALBUM: Eternal
YEAR: 2003

ARTIST: Zoon Politicon
SONG: Special Kind Of Love
ALBUM: Black In White
YEAR: 2016