The mystery of patten’s secret codes – Part 5

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The mystery of patten’s secret codes – Part 5

The mystery of patten’s secret codes – Part 3

Only 18 days ago did I last write about the RADICARIAN code updating with content. At that time, I asked the group about the PHTHALO code. To which, they replied with a clock emoji. Fast forward to now: I just checked it. It has content on it. And guess what? It. Keeps. Going. Deeper.

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The mystery of patten’s secret codes – Part 3

The mystery of patten’s secret codes – Part 2

In my previous article, where I detailed every discreet thing going on with patten’s minisites that they create for each release, I mentioned that the codes written on the physical release of their new album, Psi, didn’t lead anywhere at the time. The first code (PHTHALO) didn’t even lead to a patten minisite, while the second code (RADICARIAN) led to one that had nothing but a black background and black text displaying the code in full. Well, at some point since writing that article (I’m assuming in late October personally), Radicarian’s minisite has been updated with content. What does it look like? Well, it looks a little something like this: Continue reading “The mystery of patten’s secret codes – Part 2”

The mystery of patten’s secret codes – Part 2

The mystery of patten’s secret codes – Part 1

patten (officially spelled all lowercase) is a band. Well, more like a group. An entity? Whatever you decide to classify them as, they’re signed to Warp Records, make some of the best music I’ve ever heard, and have just released their latest album: Psi. Ever since they were signed on to Warp, patten have started including mysterious and cryptic codes on their releases. When one searches these codes into Google, the outcome is usually a hidden page on patten’s official website that has some bonus content on them. Strap yourselves in, because you’re in for a long ride.

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The mystery of patten’s secret codes – Part 1

Review: Pix The Cat

the media is Video Games
the developer is Pastagames
the publisher is Focus Home Interactive
it was released on the 29th of january in 2015
it costs £6.99 on steam (win/mac/lin) or £7.99 on psn (vita/ps4) [at the time of writing]
i played the windows and vita versions, both of which i purchased myself
all screenshots contained in this article are taken from the media kit found on the dev’s website.

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Pix The Cat is an arcade title put out by Pastagames, a game studio based in France. Pastagames have previously put out two different titles using the same titular character, Arkedo Series 03: PIXEL, which – go figure – was produced in part with Arkedo (who you may know as the developers of Big Bang Mini on the DS) and Pix’n Love Rush which was essentially a remixed & retooled version of PIXEL for the PSP. Personally, I’ve only played the latter game, and despite it’s slightly repetitive gameplay, it was a neat little time waster for a cheap price. But that’s not what we’re here for.

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Review: Pix The Cat

Fuji Grid TV EX [Thoughts]

the media is Music
the artist is Vektroid (released under New Dreams Ltd. alias)
the price is $3.99
it released on the 14th of February in 2016
i streamed it
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Well, this is new. Vektroid, Vaporwave “pioneer” (for lack of a better term), appears out of the blue this month with a trio of new releases. Well, two re-releases and one ‘new’ release that’s actually something that was never put out, but made around the same time as the classics.  The two re-releases are rebuilt and remastered; song order has been budged around a bit, there’s a couple of new songs, maybe a lack of some of the older songs, perhaps a new mix.

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Fuji Grid TV EX [Thoughts]