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4:00 PM on 02.06.2014

Ghost writer: Fraudulent Resident Evil composer not deaf

Yesterday, we found out famed deaf Japanese composer Mamoru Samuragochi (Resident Evil Director's Cut: Dual Shock Version, Onimusha), known as "Japan's Beethoven," has actually had someone writing his compositions for the las...

Steven Hansen

12:30 PM on 02.06.2014

This new musical exploration game trailer is so FRACT

We have seen a bit of FRACT in the past. Nearly a year ago it was put onto Steam Greenlight, where it went through and was quickly supported by the Indie Fund. Now that it is nearing official release, we may just be seeing m...

Darren Nakamura

6:30 PM on 02.05.2014

Deaf Resident Evil composer didn't write his own music

Here's a weird one. Mamoru Samuragochi, composer for Resident Evil: Director's Cut (1997) and Onimusha: Warlords (2001), was hailed as "Japan's Beethoven." Like the troublesome St. Bernard, Samuragochi lost his hearing comple...

Steven Hansen

10:30 AM on 02.04.2014

Chrono Trigger Symphony Volume 3 is out now

Last year, Blake Robinson announced that he would be working on a three-part tribute to the legendary Square role-playing game, Chrono Trigger. Volume One of the Chrono Trigger Symphony released in August and Volum...

Darren Nakamura

8:00 AM on 02.04.2014

Composer Alexander Brandon's collab album, Just Fun

Composer Alexander Brandon has is best known for his work on games like the first two Deus Ex games, Unreal, and the Jazz Jackrabbit games. For the last two years, he has been working on a collaboration album titled Just Fun...

Dale North

5:00 PM on 02.03.2014

Steam Music beta 'coming soon' to Big Picture, SteamOS

Steam's in-client support of music playback isn't a feature I'm dying to have, but it is one I will use on a near-daily basis. I'm ready for it. Valve says the beta release of Steam Music is coming soon -- first on Steam Big ...

Jordan Devore

10:00 PM on 01.31.2014

How nice: GOG.com adds 31 FLAC soundtracks

One of my favorite features of GOG.com is its inclusion of bonuses at no additional charge, particularly when it comes to the "good old games," which these days isn't the sole focus of the distributor. Extras can range from r...

Jordan Devore

11:30 AM on 01.31.2014

All of the 11 bit studios soundtracks are free today

If you're like me and love to listen to game music, you'll be pleased to hear that 11 bit studios has released the soundtracks from all of its games for free. All of them, from the Anomaly franchise to Sleepwalker's Journey, composed by the talented Piotr Musial (Bulletstorm, The Witcher), are free for the taking today. What are you doing? Go!

Dale North

10:30 AM on 01.31.2014

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 goes all-out on music

Konami has a nice seven-minute video on the musical score for upcoming game Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. As a fan of the music from the Castlevania franchise, I appreciate that they went all-out on this soundtrack, with w...

Dale North





11:30 AM on 01.23.2014

Travel to Gerudo Valley with this awesome violin cover

Okay, Taylor Davis is officially a badass. Late last year we saw her dressed as Sheik and playing a couple of the ocarina songs from The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time. She took the simple melodies and transformed them...

Darren Nakamura

9:00 AM on 01.23.2014

OC Remix launches new label OverClocked Records

You know about OverClocked ReMix, right? It's that awesome site that you go to for quality videogame remixes. Yours truly has been a proud member for almost 15 years now, so I'm kind of proud of their launch of OverClocked Re...

Dale North

10:00 PM on 01.17.2014

You can buy Broken Age's soundtrack bundled with the game

Maybe you didn't back Double Fine's famous Broken Age Kickstarter because it had already made more money than you're ever going to make in your life. That's okay. Assuming you still want to play it -- why wouldn't you? -- it...

Steven Hansen

6:30 PM on 01.17.2014

Chiptuner Dr. Popular to release album on GBA cartridge

Doctor Popular (whom most may know from the Knifetank games) is preparing to unleash his newest chiptune album, Destroy All Presets, unto the world with the help of Kickstarter. Sure, we've all been there, there's a million ...

Ian Bonds

4:15 PM on 01.15.2014

Valve wants video and music services for SteamOS launch

Games consoles became multimedia devices a long time ago and it's no surprise that Valve is planning to have video and music services available for its line of Steam Machines at launch. As you're no doubt aware the Steam Dev ...

Alasdair Duncan



Look at Lightning's many outfits in our music video photo
Look at Lightning's many outfits in our music video
by Dale North

Yesterday, while working on our preview of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, I asked those in the office if I should make some kind of quick video to show off some of the costumes I've collected in the game. Everyone insisted that I should, so I did.

I also asked if I should put together a quick song to go with the video, and I found that Hamza was more than willing to share his lyrical ideas. All of his lines were pure gold, but not all of them fit with the song I wanted to do. I really wished I could have used "I wanna ogle your moogle," for example.

The only line I kept was his best one: "You J-poppin' my heart with those threads, girl."

The rest of the lyrics (as well as the lead vocals, background vocals, and instrumental parts) are all me in this cover of the Final Fantasy XIII main theme.

Sorry for this.

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8:00 PM on 01.14.2014

Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver music added to iTunes

The Pokémon Company has released its latest game soundtrack on iTunes. This time, it's the Super Music Collection for Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, which is the one I've been waiting for this whole time. I d...

Jordan Devore