Music Toys? Music Games? Who Cares, They're Free And You Can Play Them Right Now

The folks at DinahMoe production house have created a couple of whimsical music games that you should definitely mess around with.

The first is Plink, a multiplayer toy where players can hop into rooms and experiment with different sounds. You interact with Plink by clicking and dragging your mouse—very simple… » 5/10/12 7:30pm 5/10/12 7:30pm

This Game Puts You Inside a Gigantic Synthesizer

It took me a long time to understand synthesizers. When I was a kid, I would often think of a synthesizer as being more or less the same thing as an electric piano—wasn't a Rhodes or a Wurlitzer basically just a synthesizer?

No, in fact—a synthesizer, like a Moog or a Yamaha CS-15, is much more complicated and… » 2/23/12 9:00pm 2/23/12 9:00pm

Leaked Activision Memo: There's Just No 'Appetite' For Guitar Hero Now, But It May Rise From Its Grave

Publisher Activision put its Guitar Hero business on ice earlier this year, signaling the end of a genre that was once white hot, but quickly flamed out. Why did Activision just bail on this formerly billion dollar business instead of taking it in a radical new direction? » 4/22/11 5:40pm 4/22/11 5:40pm

The Next Hit Music Game is Already Out There on Facebook

French developer MXP4 says they want you to "play with your music." They just launched Bopler Games, a set of classic games on Facebook with an added musical slant. To play, choose a song from the Bopler library, (which features an inordinate amount of 80s pop) choose a game, and go. The kicker is that each of the… » 4/18/11 9:30pm 4/18/11 9:30pm

Rolling Stone's 50 Best Rock And Roll Video Games

Rolling Stone's list of The 50 Best Rock & Roll Video Games of all time starts off well enough, but as you can see by the image accompanying this post, things quickly start to go downhill. The fact that they had to include Spice World for the PlayStation, Britney's Dance Beat and the original 50 Cent title in their… » 11/10/08 12:20pm 11/10/08 12:20pm