The music industry is having a vinyl boom. While vinyl was once relegated to thrift stores and specialty shops, more and more popular musicians are releasing collector’s editions of their albums on vinyl. This boom includes big artists like Taylor Swift, and also video games soundtracks like Contra. While being able…
The StarCraft soundtrack helps me win. And I’m not the only one who thinks so.
The first time I played Mount Wario, I thought, “Holy shit, that was a really good Mario Kart track.”
Vinyl’s not just a fad, it’s a fundamentally unique way of interacting with music and art. So it makes sense that fans of the medium would want to re-introduce video games to the wonderful world of spinning records that preceded them.
2016 was a great year for video games, and an even better year for video game music. It was also a diverse year, with a mix of Norse folk music, spy movie histrionics, ambient soundscapes and extremely heavy metal.
Video game composer Saki Kaskas passed away earlier this week at the age of 44. Kaskas’ work appeared in games including the Need for Speed series, Sim City 4, and Mass Effect 2. The news was made public by friend and collaborator, Rom Di Prisco in a Facebook post. “His guitar work, synth work, audio production…
Quick: Hum the theme from Raiders of the Lost Ark. Now hum the theme from Tim Burton’s Batman. Cool, now hum the theme from Ant-Man. No? How about Thor. Hmm…
YouTube guitarist FamilyJules7X enjoys making metal covers of his favorite video game themes, so he put together a medley of 50 rapid-fire clips that go by so fast it’s impossible to pick them all out. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try. No peeking, now.
If you are looking for good, high-quality video game music from all of your favorite video games, hunt no further than GiIvaSunner, who has done us all a great service with these uploads of songs we all know and love.
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.