Eight Songs That Define The 8-Bit Era

Stage 1-1. Hyrule Overworld Theme. Duck Tales' Moon Theme. These songs defined the 8-bit era for so many gamers. Not for me, though; my experiences were a little different than most. It wasn't until much later that I got Nintendo's magical gray box. These are the songs that take me back to my childhood. » 3/23/15 7:00am 3/23/15 7:00am

Pop Icons Reimagined As Marvel Superheroes

Brazilian artist Butcher Billy created an army of superpowered heroes based on iconic post-punk musicians such as Gary Numan, Siouxsie Sioux or Robert Smith from The Cure. » 3/20/15 9:00am 3/20/15 9:00am

Possibly The Saddest Portal Song Ever

Will it make you feel bad about flinging/toppling/portaling all those turrets to their deaths? Probably not, 'cause that shit's fun. Still, it'll make you feel sorry for them. Probably. » 3/16/15 6:00am 3/16/15 6:00am

Weird Al Singing 'Yoda' With Autistic Children Made Me So Happy

During Comedy Central's biennial Night of Too Many Stars benefit for New York Collaborates for Autism, Weird Al Yankovic and 13-year-old autistic singer Jodi DiPiazza performed a stunning rendition of the classic "Yoda" that moved me to tears. » 3/09/15 12:06pm 3/09/15 12:06pm

Ten Anime Openings and Endings from Winter 2015

Long before I spoke my first coherent sentence in Japanese, I was already rocking out to Japanese music thanks to anime. And with this season’s 35 new anime—not to mention returning anime—there are a ton of excellent new theme songs. Here are 10 of my favorites for your listening pleasure. » 3/03/15 7:00am 3/03/15 7:00am

The Tales Series Has Rockin’ Theme Songs

The newest game in the series, Tales of Zestiria, has a theme song so excellent that I’m listening to it on repeat right now. Of course, it’s far from the first game of the series to have an opening song this good. » 2/24/15 4:30am 2/24/15 4:30am

Hope You're Ready For Custom Majora's Mask Music (And Dumb Jokes)

Yes, it's an old joke, but it's also an old game. If sticking one of those things on the 3DS can make it fresh again, then it can work for the other as well. » 2/16/15 12:01am 2/16/15 12:01am

Blackface Continues in Japan. In 2015. [Update]

Above, you can see a photo the members of Momoiro Clover Z, one of Japan's most famous idol acts, and long-time pop group Rats & Star. And this is apparently how they'll appear on Japanese television next month. » 2/13/15 6:30am 2/13/15 6:30am

Battlefield: Hardline Has the Best In-Game Radio Ever

As long time Battlefield players, my usual group jumped at the Hardline open beta going on now as soon as we could. One of my friends and I had the same experience when first starting the game: Start the new Hotwire mode, get in the car, be greeted by an epic soundtrack to accompany the four passengers going out to… » 2/07/15 10:10am 2/07/15 10:10am

Meet Twitch's Newest Star: A Piano Player

For most of this week, I was pretty sick. There was an upside, though: it gave me the opportunity to stumble across one of Kyle Landry's piano marathons on Twitch. That night, he became one of the most viewed anythings on Twitch, nearly beating Counter-Strike, Hearthstone, and Dying Light. » 1/30/15 6:35pm 1/30/15 6:35pm

How To Find Call Of Duty Exo Zombies' Musical Easter Egg 

As with past installments of Call of Duty's co-op zombie slaughter downloadable content, the first episode of Advanced Warfare's Exo Zombies contains a hidden song. Unlike previous installments, this one's a bit more classy. » 1/28/15 1:30pm 1/28/15 1:30pm

Ever wanted to know what it sounds like for someone to fart on a keyboard and call it a Resident Evil soundtrack? Your day has come. 1997's Resident Evil: Director's Cut: Dual Shock Version included new music by composer Mamoru Samuragochi. It's mostly good! But this track? Can't explain it. » 1/20/15 11:15am 1/20/15 11:15am

After This Smash Bros. Rap Nothing Will Ever Be Okay Again

Smosh's lewd and crude Smash Bros. rap has generated more than two million views since Friday's debut, with countless Villager-induced nightmares to come. I'm never getting this out of my psyche. » 1/18/15 11:00am 1/18/15 11:00am

Twitch Is Trying To Solve Its Music Problem

Twitch kicked up a huge storm last August when it started muting users' archived footage that used copyrighted music—a sudden and unpleasant change that lead many to accuse the service of taking the worst possible cues from YouTube. Today, the company offered a concrete idea for a new way forward: a music library. » 1/15/15 2:30pm 1/15/15 2:30pm

Acapella Group Takes Over The X-Men Animated Series Theme

Five-man group The Warp Zone performs one of the catchiest cartoon intro themes from the 90s with impressive timing and coordination. If not the catchiest, although there were so many good ones, it's really hard to pick a number one. » 1/15/15 9:00am 1/15/15 9:00am