From Dark Souls to Valkyrie Profile: The Motoi Sakuraba Mixtape

Some game composers are absolute workhorses. They'll be so prolific in such a short span of time, that you'll almost forget that they did entire soundtracks. Motoi Sakuraba is just such a composer.


The Valkyrie Profile Series, Dark Souls, the Baten Kaitos Games, the Star Ocean Games and every freakin' Tales Game:… » 6/21/12 8:30pm 6/21/12 8:30pm

The Kotaku Mixtape Vol 8: Metal

If the goal of your game is to make your player feel like a badass, you can't really go wrong with good old-fashioned metal. Nothing beats it. Don't get me wrong, you can still screw it up, but If I had my way, there'd be far fewer sweeping orchestras and more Slayer in games. Because, honestly, it's freaking metal.


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The Kotaku Mixtape Vol 5: All The Cheesy Game Music You Can Handle

There is a very sick part of me that loves cheesy music and movies. I blame it on being left alone with basic cable in the 1990's: You couldn't change the channel without hearing some schmaltzy song playing in the background!


And so today on the Kotaku Mixtape, we're celebrating at some of the cheesiest songs to ever … » 4/05/12 7:00pm 4/05/12 7:00pm