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.
I think it goes without saying that I love music in video games. But not all games require a soundtrack, and in fact, some games are better off without one.
The game/music website Nubuwo is holding a kickstarter to raise money to help them launch a couple of different projects centered around video game music.
Aliens sure are awesome, aren't they? They are the ultimate killing machine! They're super sweet-looking! They star in two of the best sci-fi films ever made!
The surprisingly cool Nintendo DS (not 3DS) game Aliens Infestation sure did like those titular xenomorphs, merging alien-killing with Metroid-like action to…
Last week, I had some fun sharing a bunch of jokey dubstep videos inspired by the new trailer for Far Cry 3.
You may have heard that it's tough to make a living as a musician. You heard right! It's a tough world out there, and very few people get paid a good living to make music. But while it may seem daunting from the outside, there is actually a greater demand for music than ever—there is more media created each day than…
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.
Who could forget the Tunnel Snakes, the dorkiest, least menacing group of post-apocalyptic greaser wanna-be gangsters to ever grace a role-playing game? I sure couldn't. And who could forget this classic video, which though it's a few years old, still holds up remarkably well?
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.
Look, no one really knows what's going on with this whole Notch-Tim-Schafer-Psychonauts 2 thing. But that doesn't mean we can't sit back and listen to what might be my single favorite piece of music from the original Psychonauts!
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]
"Reaping Beauty" is brought to you by MC Lars featuring colleagues Random and Beefy, with Tina Root singing the hook. Ms. Pac-Man, Zelda, Lara Croft, compared to our girl they're much too soft ...
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.