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You Should Really Listen To The Full Mario Kart 8 Soundtrack

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… » 5/02/14 11:30am 5/02/14 11:30am

Pick Up the Third Volume of Portal 2's Soundtrack for Free

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… » 9/30/11 11:00pm 9/30/11 11:00pm

Morrowind Theme Helps Harpist Fund Her Next Album

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… » 5/12/11 10:00pm 5/12/11 10:00pm

Category Shuffle Improves Video Game Composers' Shot at Grammy

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… » 4/08/11 10:00pm 4/08/11 10:00pm