Playing The Angel
The new Depeche Mode record, Playing The Angel,
has been released a few weeks ago. I am (and have been since as far back as 1987) a huge fan of the band,
so this event was bound to be one of the highlights of 2005 for me.
After the ill-named Exciter back in 2001, which turned out to be a bit of a disappointment for a hefty share of
the fan base (including me), with Playing The Angel they finally return to their unique atmospheres,
with an excellent selection of darker and more up-tempo songs.
Once again Dave Gahan's voice performance is outstandingly good. Out of the 12 tracks
I particularly liked: the in-your-face A Pain That I'm Used To (soon to be released as second single),
John The Revelator and its moving refrain, the ethereal Precious, while words fail me to express the sheer beauty of Lilian.
This work is also the first, in 25 years, to feature the lead singer's own contributions
to the writing process, which led to some good results as in Nothing's Impossible,
kind of reminiscent of But Not Tonight.
All in all an excellent release, which is also doing pretty well as far as sales go, with most of the shows
of the forthcoming European leg of the tour, due next year, already sold out.
I'm looking forward to see them live here in Italy, but we deserve more than two dates!
WIP update (darkhors)
Added Dark Horse to Mame.
WIP update (IGS part 3)
Added Virtua Bowling to the IGS driver.
WIP update (IGS part 2)
Some more progress on the blitter based IGS games in Mame.
WIP update (funkyfig)
Added The First Funky Fighter to Mame.
WIP update (IGS)
Preliminary Mame driver for the mid nineties IGS games.
WIP update (mjchuuka)
Added Mahjong Chuukanejyo to Mame.
WIP update (borntofi)
Added Born To Fight to Mame.
WIP update (korokoro)
Added Koro Koro Quest to Mame.
WIP update (gdfs)
Mobil Suit Gundam Final Shooting boots in Mame too.
WIP update (eaglshot)
Eagle Shot Golf boots in Mame.
WIP update (animaljr)
Added a new game to Mame.
WIP update (Dynax part 2)
See the Mame section for part 2 of my Dynax WIP.
WIP update (Dynax)
More Dynax games emulated. See the Mame section.
Check out the Mame section for a wip update.
Rolling Madness 3D
A 3D remake of Marble Madness is downloadable from the Games section. Enjoy!
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I'll use this site to share the results of the programming projects I do for a hobby. I'm mostly interested in real time graphics, games and emulation.