One thing I can say about this week’s video game playlist is that it will start getting a lot SPOOKY in here.  It’s the kind of atmosphere where things will turn dark real soon.  These songs set the tone for a horrific experience.  This is the part of the video game where you don’t know what could happen next.

            The category is… Dark & Creepy Video Game Music.  This will take us to the scarier worlds of video games.  Worlds full of ghosts and monsters and haunted castles.

            Here are the selections for video game music that is dark and creepy:

Dark & Creepy Video Game Music

Halloweentown - Kingdom Hearts Wiki Guide - IGN
  • This is Halloween – Kingdom Hearts
  • Castle Theme – Super Mario World
  • Dark Torvus Bog – Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
  • Ghostly Galaxy – Super Mario Galaxy
  • Ghost House – New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Oh, bruzzah: Luigi's Mansion 3DS review | Technobubble
  • Main Theme – Luigi’s Mansion
  • Shifty Boo Mansion – Super Mario 3D World
  • Creepy Castle – Donkey Kong 64
  • Mansion Exterior – Luigi’s Mansion
  • Horror Land – Mario Party 2
Banjo-Kazooie Mad Monster Mansion - GoneFullGeek
  • Mad Monster Mansion – Banjo-Kazooie
  • Deep Dark Galaxy – Super Mario Galaxy
  • Castle – Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island
  • Misty Menace – Donkey Kong Country
  • Big Boo’s Haunt – Super Mario 64
Super Mario 64: Big Boo's Haunt Stars - VG247


Pikmin 3 Deluxe lands on Nintendo Switch this fall - 9to5Toys
Super Mario Bros 35 Free Game - Switch - Parents Guide

            Last week we saw a slew of various Nintendo games coming to the Nintendo Switch.  Donkey Kong, Pikmin, and Mario are just some of the various franchises making a big splash this year.  Its only the beginning of what will make for an exciting year in video games.

            This week we circle back to television series; particularly, a magnificent Showtime series featuring a notorious serial killer known as Dexter.

Dexter TV Show Air Dates & Track Episodes - Next Episode
Dexter limited series is 'a great opportunity to write a second finale'  after much-maligned ending | Nestia

            Dexter starred Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan, blood splatter analyst/serial killer in Miami. It ended in a shocking cliffhanger back in September 2013, spurring lots of talk amongst fans after watching the series finale.  There were already rumors of a new season being added.

            Well folks, I am excited to squash the rumor mill – Dexter is finally returning.

Dexter revival won't undo the series finale but it will make things right
Dexter: Michael C. Hall Returning For New Series — Kerrang!

            Michael C. Hall will reprise his role as Dexter Morgan in a new season of Dexter.  This new season won’t undo anything that happened from the previous episode, but it will set things right.  The 10-episode revival could be released within Fall 2021. 

Dexter (season 3) - Wikipedia
Getting Chai on 'Weeds' | The Times of Israel
Watch Californication Season 1 | Prime Video

            I am so glad to hear Dexter is finally returning.  Dexter was one of the best Showtime series I have seen on the network.  It’s one of those edgier shows that feature some colorful characters (like in Weeds or Californication).  Most importantly, I will finally get to see what happens within the next season.

Kill Room | Dexter Wiki | Fandom

            With that, that plastic room will be reopened once again in the new revival of Dexter.  Who will Dexter Morgan’s next victims be? What does life have in store next for Dexter?

            We’ll have to tune in to Dexter when he returns next Fall.


Wahoo, let's-a go! Celebrate 35 years of Super Mario Bros | The Week  Portfolio
Donkey Kong Country 2 comes to Nintendo Switch Online - 9to5Toys
October To-Do List | October Bugs and Fish | October Events, DIY Recipes,  and Birthdays | ACNH - Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)|Game8

           Nintendo is having a major year for video games, what with all of these nostalgic games coming into the Nintendo Switch.  Super Mario is still celebrating his 35th anniversary and even Donkey Kong is returning with the release of Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong QuestAnimal Crossing: New Horizons continues to offer lots of updates for its players after being released seven months ago.

            And just when you thought you’ve heard it all… another reboot is announced.  This time, for a deluxe version of Pikmin 3.

Pikmin 3 Deluxe lands on Nintendo Switch this fall - 9to5Toys
Pikmin 3 Deluxe: we performed the Switch model of Miyamoto's game, good  nostalgia?
Launch sequence initiated: Pikmin 3 Deluxe lands on Nintendo Switch on Oct.  30 - Nintendo Official Site

            Pikmin 3 Deluxe is an enhanced port of Pikmin 3 that will be dropping to the Nintendo Switch.  Players control the captain (Captain Olimar) who commands a horde of 100 Pikmin.  The Pikmin have unique abilities for exploring the world, combatting enemies, solving puzzles, and discovering treasure.  This game will be released on October 30th, 2020.

Pikmin (GC) - The Cover Project
Pikmin - Gamecube HD 720P (Dolphin 3 GC/Wii Emulator) - YouTube

            The new Pikmin 3 Deluxe will be from the third game of the Pikmin series, with the original Pikmin releasing on October 26th, 2001.  This will be released over nineteen years since Pikmin came out for the GameCube.

Launch sequence initiated: Pikmin 3 Deluxe lands on Nintendo Switch on Oct.  30 - Nintendo Official Site

            With that, Pikmin is just one of many Nintendo franchises that is coming to the Nintendo Switch.  Captain Olimar and his 100 Pikmin are set for their new journey for Pikmin 3 Deluxe


Interview: GameStop CEO Paul Raines on Company's Development Ambitions |  Time

            GameStop is one of the most popular businesses that offer video games and gaming consoles.  Their stores are always up to date with the latest trending consoles and titles coming out.  It’s the perfect place to get some amazing games to play during your free time.

            But even during the midst of the pandemic, GameStop has been steadily declining.

GameStop to close up to 200 stores - Connecticut Post
Shares of GameStop plummet on reports of lost sales

            GameStop is decreasing in sales, with hundreds of stores closing nationwide.  More GameStop stores are planning to close in the months to come.  Interestingly enough, some of the stores were closing months before the pandemic even started.

Nintendo is considering more than just NES games for Switch Online |  TechRadar
Steam's redesigned library will show what's happening with your games |  Engadget


            The demise of GameStop has been happening for years.  Many games have already shifted from the traditional brick-and-mortar stores to downloading games directly from their consoles.  For example, Nintendo Switch gamers are buying Animal Crossing: New Horizons off of their console rather than getting the game at GameStop.  This scenario holds true for other gaming consoles.

Xbox Series X runs extremely hot, according to early reports | What Hi-Fi?
Playstation 5: Fans want PS5 details after Microsoft's new Xbox reveal

            What will happen during the release of Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5?  Will GameStop be able to compete against the likes of Amazon or other online delivery service?  Are more gamers going to switch over to downloading games from their console?

GameStop - OPEN - Old Mill District

            Next month is going to be quite busy for the gaming industry with the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 being released.  Thousands of gamers will be flocking to the next big gaming console.  But the real question is – will they be buying their games at GameStop?