The video games of 2015 often looked great, usually felt good, and probably smelled okay, too. But how did they sound?
Telltale’s episodic adventure series Tales From The Borderlands was one of 2015’s best surprises. That was mostly thanks to its funny script, well-developed characters, and killer voice acting. But the music definitely helped.
Whether you want lush orchestral tracks of murderous dance-floor jams, it has been a heck of a couple of weeks for video game music.
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.
The video games of 2014 sounded really, really good. Better, perhaps, than in any past year...though I guess it always feels that way.
The ever-popular Video Games Live tour, which features orchestral performances of a super wide range of music from games, has 50 newly announced dates for stops all around the globe, from Europe to Southeast Asia to South America and more.
Video games comedian Brentalfloss has had a long-running "What if video game songs had lyrics?" gag. His first, Mega Man 2, I featured five years ago, and we all had a great laugh. But now, with Metroid—one of gaming's most beloved soundtracks—he and vocalist Alysha Umphress play it straight, and get it right.
Seven years ago, an indie band in Texas joked among themselves that the Street Fighter continuity would be fertile soil for an old-fashioned rock opera. Three albums later, they've finished the story they want to to tell.
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?
Last night I spent about four hours watching the Food Network, because once you start watching an episode of Chopped it's impossible to not watch three more.
Just in time for Mega Man 5's release on the 3DS Virtual Console, Capcom's offering the game's soundtrack (57 songs in all) on the Capcom store.
For chiptune aficionados, the original soundtrack to Mega Man now is available through the Capcom store, part of the Blue Bomber's 25th anniversary year. The album is $8.95.
Journey's soundtrack was up for a Grammy tonight, but it didn't win. All other nominees in its category were films.
Imaginary philosopher Richard Riemenschneider once said, "People who begin articles with Nietzsche quotes are the worst."
It's almost Thanksgiving break, which means that a lot of you will be doing some traveling. And what better time to listen to delightful music than when on a plane or in the car?
The London Philharmonic's latest foray into video game music launched today, and it's pretty good stuff. I haven't found any tracks that quite rival the Tetris theme from the first album, but there are some standouts.
Rappers love Pac-Man. I mean, everyone loves Pac-Man. But this list at Spin's website—which catalogs 50 rap songs that have sampled game music for their beats—testifies to the abiding love affair MCs have for the hungry video game icon. There have been a lot of Super Mario samples and some genuine surprises—who…