Chris Huelsbeck is one of my all time favorite composers, but he doesn't get much recognition these days, even though he is still on the industry. Though his latest games have been Mobile games (His last "proper game" has been Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams) he has still managed to make some truly phenomenal tracks, some of which are among the best tracks EVER MADE. (If you ask me anyways) Those Turrican Soundtracks... Some of the best in the Biz. He has been recently making some orchestral versions of his Turrican OSTs (Which are glorious BTW) though I'm sure that now that Factor 5 is back, he is working on the new soundtrack for whatever that studio is making.
I'm actually leaving for Japan in about a week, gonna be staying mostly in Tokyo but going to Kyoto as well. I really don't have any solid plans, only going to be there for about a week so its not a ton of time. Mostly I want to check out those big gaming stores and maybe pick up a super famicom.
What I will say is that I do love good music videos, since they're like art pieces, or mini movies sometimes. Daft Punk tends to do great MVs. Live performances from my favourite artists are also great, and I love them when they change up how a song is performed.
I will say that I am NOT a fan of those type of games. I used to call them "dumb" games as to me they gave no value what so ever. I did a course at univerity where we looked into some types of these games and that if anything made me want to stay away even further from it. I believe them to be "spammy" (send invites to ALL your friends), pointless as there litterly are no end to it, just more progress. I think they are too simple and dumb down and are a bit of a joke to the games industry as a whole. It is just a shame that those type of games stands for a crazy amount of the market today due to its accessability etc.
That said, I still spend way too much times on MMOs and grindy games as Destiny. Still those games feel like they have more soul and character compared to candycrush and what not. Yes I know it is hypocritical of me to say, but I just cant stand them.