Daniel Licht, the composer for Dishonored and Dishonored 2, has died at age 60, Variety reports. He also composed music for several of the Silent Hill games and for TV’s Dexter, among others.
Nier: Automata audio engineer Masami Ueda has written a cool blog post detailing how he implemented composer Keiichi Okabe’s secondary hacking soundtrack. It’s easy to overlook how much work something like that takes, and fun to get a look at Ueda’s process.
After several years of silence, legendary rhythm action game DJMax returns, making its console debut as DJMax Respect for the PlayStation 4. Fans who’d rather not wait for the Western or Japanese release can snag the Asian version (with full English menus) right now.
The StarCraft soundtrack helps me win. And I’m not the only one who thinks so.
Track: Starboard | Artist: Chiasma | Album: Human Element
iPhone: Your favorite artist dropped a new album at midnight, and you wish you could be right next to your best friend to listen to it track-by-track and freak out over how great the music is, but unfortunately you’re both in different places. Normally, you’d think the solution is to put the phone on speaker and just…
Just in time to kick off Sonic the Hedgehog’s 26th year, the folks at Overclocked Remix release Speeding Towards Adventure, a free 23-track album celebrating a quarter of a century that went by in a blue blur.
Metroid Prime 4? Shadow of the Colossus? I don’t know. For my money, the best thing announced at E3 is the Super Mario Odyssey theme song.
Track: Houses Movement III: Rust/Rebuild | Artist: Eidola | Album: To Speak, To Listen
The next time you’re playing board/tabletop games, or even just working or playing a grindy kind of video game, consider firing up Tabletop Audio, a website that loops ambient background noise for situations ranging from “Lunar Outpost” to “Medieval Library”.
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.