The rhythm genre is an often overlooked corner of the gaming world. After the rise and fall of mainstream titles like Guitar Hero and Rock Band, music fans have turned to more quirky offerings such as Hatsune Miku, Rhythm Heaven, and Thumper. Last December Sony decided to dip their toe back in the rhythm pond by…
Has a song ever made you buy a video game? I might have never picked up Nippon Ichi Software’s 2003 tactics RPG Disgaea: Hour of Darkness if not for the punk rock tune Atlus decided to use for the U.S. translation.
In anticipation of Final Fantasy XIV’s upcoming expansion Stormblood, composer Nobuo Uematsu just released the expansion’s theme song. It’s gorgeous.
Music student Nicholas Caleb Goss sees melodies when he watches Super Smash Bros. Melee champion Jose “Mango” Marquez flit across a stage. “He likes to style,” Goss said, describing a fight against Marquez as “energetic, surprising.” To Goss, Marquez’s playstyle is jazz, which is exactly what he turned it into.
Look, I know that sounds unbearable, but this is very good.
Vers is a card game designed to feed you words and context so that you—yes you, likely a person who in reality can not write rhymes—can create your own raps that do not suck.
The first time I played Mount Wario, I thought, “Holy shit, that was a really good Mario Kart track.”
Track: Muther | Artist: letlive. | Album: Fake History
Track: Hard Times | Artist: Paramore | Album: After Laughter
Last weekend I recorded this cover of my favorite song from Undertale. It was a fun process that gave me a new appreciation for people who make videos like this. Hope you like it! If I ever make another one, I promise it’ll have better lighting.
One YouTube pop star has created a catalogue of every single YouTube video possible, and now you never have to go online again.
You ever fight a video game boss where the music is so good, you draw the fight out so you can keep listening?
You don’t need Joy-Cons or a plastic dock to have fun with the Switch. Lately I’ve been playing a whole lot of Voez, a rhythm game that shows off how good a gaming tablet the Switch can be.
Track: Catalyst | Artist: Stolas | Album: Stolas
During last night’s World Baseball Classic game, people noticed a familiar song. Make that, they noticed lots of familiar ones, but if you like video games, one in particular stood out.
I’ve seen a massive crowd line up around the block to watch an internet-fueled hologram of an anime girl sing. I’ve seen a packed auditorium erupt into a wild cheer for a text-to-speech voice that said: “Hello Seattle.” I’ve seen our present day, in all its bracing cyberpunk wonder, at Hatsune Miku’s live concert at…
Track: Defeatist | Artist: Eisley | Album: I’m Only Dreaming
Thundercat is a bassist who blends video games into everything he does, and whose latest album situates references to Mobile Suit Gundum and Sonic at the heart of new electronic soul music.
Game designer Johnny Galvatron first doodled the monsters of The Artful Escape of Francis Vendetti in his student math book, years ago. “I wasn’t a great math student,” he said, delightfully pointing out The Artful Escape ’s space whale and “suborbital jellyfish.”
Coming this September to whichever stores will have it, Dropmix is a collaboration between toy maker Hasbro and music game masters Harmonix that sees players using cards placed on a game board to create unique mixes of licensed music via connected mobile device. Huh.