I’m one of those people who could forgive Mirror’s Edge’s sins. It remains one of my favourite games, one I still play regularly, and a big part of that is down to its soundtrack.
The past few days have been hugely important for the Drake fans among us. They’ve been even more hugely important for the Nintendo game-loving Drake fans among us.
Let’s say you’ve got a tiny kid who won’t sleep. Or you’re a grown human who just enjoys smooth saxophone and video games. Those falling into either camp should check out Prescription for Sleep: Game Music Lullabies.
Most people played through the first BioShock and probably didn’t hear anything familiar while ending their way through Rapture. But one reader’s sharp ears caught a sequence that sounds remarkably like one from the soundtrack of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Would you kindly listen and see what you think?
Rainbow Road is the final track in the final cup of Mario Kart 8. It's been that way for Mario Kart's entire history. Each version of the circuit track has been loopy, insanely colorful, and disorienting—with music to match.
Transistor came out today, and it's pretty great. But you know what's even better? An original soundtrack posted in full on YouTube, you say?
We still have to wait a few more weeks to play Mario Kart 8, but here's something to help tide us all over until the game finally launches at the end of May. If you go over to Nintendo's main Mario Kart 8 website, you can spend the rest of your Friday listening to the game's excellent soundtrack. Here's hoping that…
The soundtrack for Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver is available now on iTunes. It's $9.99 and includes 270 tracks. Soundtracks for Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire, Diamond/Pearl, Black/White and Black 2/White 2 will be released later this year, says The Pokémon Company.
Fahey wasn't too fond of the remixed "The Touch" that played during the credits for Transformers: Fall of Cybertron last year, the credits only offered an excerpt. Today, Stan Bush released the entire thing. Does the additional context make it better?
Old-school heads out there may remember Iron Helix, a sci-fi CD-ROM game that did survival horror in the FMV format that was all the rage then. If you played it, you'll remember how the music tweaked your nerves with a tense layering of synthesizer chords.
Hot on the heels of the game's "Peer Review" DLC, Valve has made available the third and final volume of "Songs to Test By," free of charge (as usual) through the game's official publicity site. There are 24 tracks, including the closing credits theme "Want You Gone," plus another six snippets for ringtones. The…
It's hard explaining why syndicated dance party shows like American Bandstand and Soul Train were compelling television, unless you grew up in that analog era that predated VCRs, cable TV (in some stubborn households) and goddamn for sure the Internet.
For your listening pleasure, Rockstar Games has uploaded nine cuts from the L.A. Noire soundtrack, including the game's title theme (embedded below) and two other original compositions. The tracks are hosted at the social music site SoundCloud.
This is Gillian Grassie, a Philadelphia-area harpist. That's not the sort of instrument that gets a record deal; harpists typically fund their recordings by playing weddings, dining rooms and the like. To raise money for her next album, Grassie took requests, and found that video game patrons are very willing to…
In March, a five-year-old song for Civilization IV became the first original composition for a video game soundtrack to win a Grammy. While no award has been created specifically for video game scores - in fact, more than 30 categories have been eliminated for next year - a renaming of four categories means games will…
This month's Mortal Kombat reboot will be accompanied by an all-new collection of electronic music inspired by the bloody, fatality-filled fighting game. You can listen to it right now, if you're looking for some new MK-inspired jams from the likes of MSTRKRFT, Skrillex and Congorock.
It's an appropriate opening for a song placed in a game that begins in prison. "You know you fucked up, right?" begins "The Loser Wins," by Atmosphere. In another sports game, this would have to be blanked out, or just not used.
Say what you will about their relevance for popular music these days, but the fact remains the Grammys are still the world's biggest music awards. So why can't video games get their own nomination?