My love of gaming does not end at the games themselves. Aside from my nostalgia for old games that have long been out of issue, I enjoy almost any content themed on video games. Weather music, movies, or TV series, I get joy particularly from creators who bring innovative ideas to life.
Nowadays, with streaming, you don’t need to splash out money or look very far to find good video game themed content. Here is how to stream the best movies and music.
Find movies with a VPN
There have been a ton of video game film adaptations. Some have been great. Some have not been all that worthwhile. But that doesn’t have to stop you from watching for the sake of nostalgia.
You can find a lot of these movies on streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. But if you use a VPN, your access will extend far beyond what you imagined.
A virtual private network (VPN) routes your connection through an external server, hiding your IP address and encrypting your data. It is primarily used for security purposes (and you should be using one too). It also has the indirect advantage of making it look like you’re in a different location.
You can find the Top 10 Best VPN Services 2020 and use one to route your connection through servers in different countries. This way you can get access to the content available in certain locations but geo-restricted in yours. With Netflix, you can use uNoGS to search for where the different content is available. With Prime, try multiple different servers to see what you can find.
For the newest movies, including Sonic and Tomb Raider, you can consider downloading torrents if you can’t find them elsewhere. Always use a VPN for this purpose as well, as it will keep you from getting into trouble.
Stream or buy music
There is some really great video game themed music out there. The Protomen, for example, make concept albums which follow stories based on the Megaman games. They are a pretty epic rock group, with a clear Queen influence.
Powerglove take a different approach by making speed-metal based on classic 8-bit tunes. Other bands do the opposite, creating 8-bit versions of classic rock songs.
You can find music from these bands on all the streaming services. However, as these bands are quite niche, they could definitely do with more direct streams of income from fans who are really into them. You can choose what you pay on Bandcamp if you are interested. During 2020, Bandcamp have started foregoing their own cuts of profits on albums bought every Friday.
Comic book subscription services
Finally, if you love comic books, there are plenty of originals based on video games like Mortal Kombat, Assassin’s Creed, and Mass Effect. While the term streaming isn’t technically relatable to comic books, you can find some great comic book subscription services which give you open access to tons of comic books on your phone or computer.
There is plenty of great video game themed content out there, just waiting for you to enjoy.