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VGdrumming to Solar Inferno, the most metal Mega Man song


Jun 10
The music from Mega Man 10 is the strangest creature ever. On one hand, it assembles composers from each Classic Mega Man entry in an all-star jamboree. On the other hand, their contributions are perhaps some of the most bor... read
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Marble Madness remix album by Grant 'Stemage' Henry rocks


Jun 03
Okay, I never got through the second stage of Marble Madness. I think the NES/arcade classic is universally regarded as a hard ass game, but from what little I did experience, I loved the music. Grant "Stemage" Henry of Metro... read
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Bullet For My Valentine headed to Rock Band this Tuesday


May 25
When I first saw that Bullet For My Valentine was coming to Rock Band 3, I somehow managed to confuse them with My Bloody Valentine (alt-rock darlings from the very early 90's). But then I saw the tracklist and thought, "Wait... read
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Cory Johnson's post-rock Zelda album is complete


May 14
Back in December, I shared a demo of an upcoming Zelda tribute album by Cory Johnson. Several months later, the album is complete and ready to occupy your music library. The finished album consists of 23 tracks spanning the e... read
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Psycho Crusher's Lavender Town jam will forever haunt you


May 12
[Header image by AzakaChi-RD-17] Pokémon, like many children's properties, seems all sugary and innocent on the surface. But dig a little bit deeper and you'll find a wealth of freaky sh*t that was best left untouched... read
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Got 9 minutes? Enjoy the Video Game Rock Medley!


Apr 18
The above full sequence of awesomeness comes courtesy of Swedish musician Fredrik Larsson, better known as FreddeGredde. Even if you don't know him by name, I guarantee you've heard this man's handiwork before. For one, he m... read
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How come no one told me the Minibosses had a new album!?


Apr 10
If you are a fan of videogame cover bands, you damn well better know who the Minibosses are. These guys are pioneers, going an tour with a set list of NES rock arrangements before pretty much anyone else. Hell, I was listenin... read
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You do not f**k with Goldeen


Mar 17
Goldeen -- just above Metapod and Magikarp on the list of Pokémon that are better off dead. "But they evolve into much more powerful creatures!" Yeah, they're still turds. But when you get between a Goldeen and its lo... read
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And lo, the Dovahkiin raised his mighty axe...


Mar 13
The Dovahkiin of the modern era can do more than just speak funny words to make candy canes rain from the sky. He is also blessed with the face-melting gift of the Dragon Shred! Warialasky, the team behind the real-life Gold... read
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Earthworm Jim never rawked this hard


Mar 10
It's been a while since Kris Escobar last released a new Psycho Crusher track. Now he's back and badder than ever with a sick Earthworm Jim cover that will make children weep and panties drop. "Groovy Junk" is, of course, ba... read
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Zelda goes post-rock in this mellow collection of tunes


Dec 04
I never get tired of checking out Zelda music arrangements, so when reader Colin pointed us to this rough-cut album, I had to give it a listen. This currently untitled collection of Zelda tribute songs by Cory Johnson gives a... read
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Psycho Crusher is bringing the VG metal with a new album


Nov 22
We shared with you the joy of Chilean VG metal band Psycho Crusher earlier this year. Live videos are cool and all, but wouldn't you enjoy some nice, clean recordings as well? Band member Cristián "Kris" Escobar is wo... read
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Who wants to buy a guitar with Sonic's foot on it?


Aug 25
Let's see... can I get away with one more Sonic post today? Have you ever been watching Sega music composer Jun Senoue absolutely tearin' it up on stage and thought, "Man, I wish I could be as righteous and tubular as him!" W... read
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'We are ROCK-MEN!' CD keeps the Mega Man spirit alive


Jul 31
See? What did I tell ya? Though Mega Man games may very well have gone the way of the dodo, the merchandising train is just picking up steam! A few members of the Capcom Sound Team have joined forces to form a Mega Man cover... read
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Powerglove tears the Batman theme a new one


Jul 30
Videogame power metal band Powerglove made Danny Elfman their b#tch with their cover of the 1989 Batman theme off last year's album Saturday Morning Apocalypse. In this new music video, they also teach an army of crabs and bats that it's not cool to attempt a hostile invasion of their mystical sky palace. Holy sh#t. [Thanks for the tip, Morris!] read
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New Destructoid Episode: Batman's Sworcery Buttons


Mar 17
Today's episode of The Destructoid Show burns hotter than a thousand barbecues in a million golden Hells, and it's all thanks to the valiant efforts of you, true believers! Sort of. We talked about some of the games peo... read
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[It's been a while since I've done a Monthly Musing, but I couldn't pass up an opportunity to gush about my favorite face-melters from the chiptune days! -- Tony] I love chiptunes, and not just because they awaken dormant emo... read feature

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What the hell is InstantJam? The short answer: a Guitar Hero clone on Facebook. Nuff said. The long answer is a social game with serious new technology driving it: it's the first music title running on the  InstantActio... read feature

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There are two paths a developer can take when making a music game. One, it can inch ever closer to recreating the music experience as closely as possible, sacrificing potential traditional videogame fun at the expense of... read feature

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E3 10: Power Gig: Rise of the SixString enters the stage


Jun 18
Power Gig: Rise of the SixString is a coming at a very difficult time. With a launch date for October, the three-piece band music game, while containing some interesting ideas, will be facing the awesome wrath of Rock Band 3 ... read
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Super Meat Boy's second boss is an adorable nightmare


Jun 06
When I first saw the World 1 boss of Super Meat Boy, I just assumed that the game would have you to going up against one of Dr. Fetus's giant machines on a semi-regular basis. That's how Dr Wily and Dr Robotnik roll, so why w... read
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J-rock hinted at for Rock Band, Japan version mostly dead


May 18
You know, it has been almost two years since Harmonix made the announcement of a Japanese version of Rock Band. Co-developed with Q-Entertainment, Rock Band: Japan was going to be the grand cash-in to the land of moonspeak. S... read
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Guitar Hero 6 set list possibly leaked, no surprises


May 17
When it come to Guitar Hero 6 I don't think most of the people picking it up are going to be trying to find a revolutionary new title that shakes things up. Rather, they want more of the same gameplay that has stayed with the... read
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'Splosion Man's theme song now up on Rock Band Network


Mar 15
It's wild stuff like this that has me craving Rock Band Network so desperately. The theme song to Twisted Pixel's 'Splosion Man has been authored for RBN, which means we may potentially see it as a playable song in Rock Band ... read
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I don't watch Late Night at all, so far be it from me to pass judgment on the quality of the show, but if this is how Fallon runs all his interviews it has to be the most awkward show in the world. When Tim Schafer is on your... read feature

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EA Denmark lets Brutal Legend soundtrack slip (Update)


Aug 09
I don't know if the soundtrack for a game has every truly been "hotly anticipated," but if one had to choose the most "hotly anticipated" soundtrack to a game ever it might just be Brütal Legend's as ... read
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Gorillaz, Janis Joplin and more come to Rock Band


Aug 07
I haven't been excited for any of the recent Rock Band DLC, but today's announcement pretty much turns that around 180 degrees. August 11th, a Gorillaz three pack will come to Rock Band featuring "Clint Eastwood", &... read
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17 minutes of Brutal Legend with Tim Schafer


Jul 03
We at Destructoid cannot get enough of Brütal Legend. Everything about this game is going to be so awesome! A new video for the game was released and it shows off the first 17 minutes of the game. All of this was covere... read
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Nevermind the bad news, Brütal Legend definitely still rocks


Jun 14
Just a scant few posts down we brought you all some unfortunate Brütal Legend news. You probably read it and felt your ability to head bang for five minutes straight slowly seep away. Fear not! We bring head banging reju... read
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More troubles for Brutal Legend


Jun 14
Bear with me here; my metal knowledge begins and ends with the word "metal." So Ronnie James Dio was going to be in Brütal Legend, since he's a metal legend and all and the game is about metal music. Also a met... read
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Here is who you'll rock with when you rock with GH5


May 31
Eager to find out what bands will be shipping with Guitar Hero 5? According to NME the headlining bands will include the likes of the Arctic Monkeys, Nirvana, Blur, Gorillaz, Bob Dylan and a crap ton more that are listed afte... read
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Any excuse to post about 'The Touch'


May 17
We've already reported the rumor that "The Touch" would be coming to Guitar Hero at some point. However, everyone out there preparing to relive their childhood better take a moment and sit down. The Tom and Dan podc... read






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