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5:00 AM on 10.31.2013

OverClocked ReMix releases official Mega Man album

OverClocked ReMix has already made it big in our books, contributing to the Video Games Live concert series and creating the soundtrack for Capcom's Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix. On that latter front, OCR has t...

Jayson Napolitano

7:00 AM on 10.30.2013

Super Mario 3D World features a lot of live music

The Super Mario Galaxy soundtracks feature some of the best Mario music of all time. That's in part thanks to the majestic atmosphere generated by the live symphony orchestra they recorded for those games. The recent New...

Jayson Napolitano

2:30 AM on 10.29.2013

Pokemon Reorchestrated will double team your ear holes

I know there are a lot of fans of Pokemon Reorchestrated's Kanto Symphony and Lost Diaries albums out there. The team is now looking to release a new project titled Double Team, which will cover music from the first five gene...

Jayson Napolitano

2:00 PM on 10.15.2013

I'm convinced: Final Fantasy VI is Uematsu's best work

Okay, so we've featured a lot of Final Fantasy in Note Worthy lately, in part thanks to the recent remaster soundtracks. Looking at Final Fantasy VI this month, however, finally brought me around to accepting that this is tru...

Jayson Napolitano

9:00 AM on 10.04.2013

Look at Yoshitaka Amano's Deva Zan story and art book

I've been looking forward to getting this book for a long time. When we featured The Sky: The Art of Final Fantasy some months back, we were told about the impending release of Deva Zan, Amano's literary debut that not ...

Jayson Napolitano

6:00 AM on 09.30.2013

Spectrum of Mana tribute album now available

Last month we shared an exclusive sample of Spectrum of Mana, a 3-disc tribute album to Hiroki Kikuta's timeless Secret of Mana soundtrack featuring stemage, Alexander Brandon, Tim Yarborough of The OneUps, and many others. T...

Jayson Napolitano



Top ten game music tracks to sleep to photo
Top ten game music tracks to sleep to
by Jayson Napolitano

This one's been on the back burner for way too long. While most recent editions of The Sound Card have focused on a single game franchise, I've been wanting to get back to the good ol' "What's on your playlist" kind of posts. I always get people asking me what kind of game music I cram into my general purpose playlists (sleep, gym, relaxing, etc.), so I thought I'd start by listing my top ten favorite tracks to sleep to, since there's so much great music to consider.

I'll admit that this was really tough, as I have hundreds of tracks on my playlist. I decided to go with original soundtrack versions as opposed to digging into arranged tracks (many arrangements are made to be relaxing and sleep-inducing, and could make for a whole new post).

Join us as we count down, and please, chime in with some of your favorite picks for your favorite game tracks to sleep to!

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I never realized Final Fantasy V's OST was this good photo
I never realized Final Fantasy V's OST was this good
by Jayson Napolitano

Another month, another batch of ten soundtracks to cover in our monthly Note Worthy feature. We've got a lot of great music in this issue, including the Final Fantasy V Remaster Version, six hours of music with Before Meteor: Final Fantasy XIV, a preview of Random Encounter's upcoming album which isn't out until September 26, and a bunch of other soundtracks from the past month.

As always, enjoy samples courtesy of Destructoid's SoundCloud account, and I've tried to include samples from elsewhere whenever possible. Enjoy, and chime in with your favorites from this past month. 

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9:00 PM on 09.09.2013

This Super Mario World orchestral arrangement is glorious

Video Games Live is making a final push for its Kickstarter campaign, unveiling a fantastic arrangement from Super Mario World (which you can hear below) that it hopes to take to Nintendo and get on the upcoming Video Ga...

Jayson Napolitano

6:00 PM on 09.07.2013

Come see Gamer Jams concert if you're near Los Angeles

Will you be in the Los Angeles area near the end of September? If so, you might want to head over to the Ford Theater on Friday, September 27 at 8:30pm for a special orchestral performance featuring the Young Musicians Founda...

Jayson Napolitano





3:00 PM on 08.20.2013

Enjoy these Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft music samples

It's been a while since we've talked about the Warcraft card game spin-off, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. Blizzard Entertainment is currently taking beta sign-ups, so I thought it would be a good time to find out what's go...

Jayson Napolitano

2:00 PM on 08.18.2013

Pokemon X and Y soundtrack to ship on four discs

Nintendo is on a roll. After the five-disc Fire Emblem: Awakening soundtrack earlier this year, they're now putting out a four-disc Pokemon X and Y soundtrack titled Nintendo 3DS Pokémon X・Y Super Music Col...

Jayson Napolitano



Nobuo Uematsu's return to form with Blik-0 soundtrack photo
Nobuo Uematsu's return to form with Blik-0 soundtrack
by Jayson Napolitano

Last month's Note Worthy featured some of the best music I've heard this year. It's interesting then, that this month, we have a lot of shorter releases, including several free-to-download albums, which is good if you broke the bank buying everything last month.

Top honors to go Nobuo Uematsu's first e-book and accompanying soundtrack, Blik-0, although we also touch on the surprising Rockman Xover, the atmospheric Remember Me, and the nostalgic Halo: Spartan Assault and Shadowrun Returns, among others.

We have a lot of samples from the Destructoid SoundCloud this month, so dig in, enjoy, and let us know which ones are your favorites. 

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10:00 AM on 08.14.2013

Celebrate 20 years of Secret of Mana with fan remix album

It's really been 20 years since Secret of Mana was released. I still listen to the game's amazing soundtrack composed by Hiroki Kikuta on a weekly basis, so it's great news that a group of musical masterminds have combin...

Jayson Napolitano

8:30 AM on 08.13.2013

Video Games Live takes to Kickstarter to fund third album

Maybe you've been to a Video Games Live concert. Maybe, like me, you loved it, and sought out past CD and DVD releases. The show has only gotten better with time as they incorporate more and more music into the program, and a...

Jayson Napolitano

6:00 AM on 08.08.2013

Lords of Shadow 2's Dracula still evolving as a character

While there was a ton of news about Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 a few weeks back at San Diego Comic Con, we did have a few more tidbits to share from a joint session with the voice of Gabriel Belmont/Dracula, Robert C...

Jayson Napolitano