I love obscure video game music (hell, I used to run a segment here devoted just to that) but I'll be damned if I'm not surprised at the esoteric stuff that's out there.
I love old songs about video games. Not specific games mind you, but just the general idea of video games. They tend to be joyful, simple and wonderful. With that, here are some you might not have heard of.
Music can be a distraction, an unnecessary layer of sound that pulls attention away from a game rather than enhancing it. Sometimes, there's nothing to do but…
They're short of their goal with only a few hours to go, but if you pledge, you can score a huge collection of great video game music, featuring work by great…
The surprisingly cool Nintendo DS (not 3DS) game sure did like those titular xenomorphs, merging alien-killing with -like action to create a surprisingly…
I've written in the past about how much I like Danny Baranowsky's work, but tonight during Kotaku melodic, we'll be running a more in-depth feature about him, so I thought it would be cool to share some of his non- Binding of Isaac work.
Not Jenn Frank, anyway, who was kind…
Look, okay. Let’s press “pause” on the debate. You know the debate I’m talking about, right? That endless disagreement in the video game world about gameplay versus story.
Hey, why should indie game developers get to have all the bundling fun? Game composers should get to experience the joy of bundling too. I'm glad to see that they finally are.
I adore the music to PopCap's Plants vs. Zombies. I bought the soundtrack from composer Laura Shigihara, and I still listen to it pretty regularly.
I really like the Ace Attorney games - I like the characters, the situations, and I like the games' uncommon good humor. I like solving crimes, I like the silly judge, and I like seeking justice. I like how Maya likes hamburgers.
Koji Kondo created an earworm of epic proportions when he wrote the theme music for Super Mario Brothers more than 20 years ago. The tune's become one of the most recognizable pop culture jingles of the last 40 years, to the point where tropical birds feel the need to sing it out loud. The feathered soloist could…
If you're going to be in LA on May 9th, you might want to swing by UC Northridge and check out the Media Composition and Studio Ensemble. They'll be playing the music of Bioshock composer Gary Schyman. [Get Tickets]
Also on Kotaku Talk Radio today, Fahey introduced us to "Reaping Beauty," rapper MC Lars' shout-out to Bayonetta. Well, here's the accompanying music video, and it's slam full of gameplay.
Square Enix has revealed its plans to drain even more hard-earned yen from the Final Fantasy fanatic, announcing the official Final Fantasy XIII original soundtrack. It comes in two pricey flavors, one more deluxe and limited than the other.