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Game Music Lullabies album Prescription for Sleep coming soon


Performances by Norihiko Hibino of the Metal Gear Solid games
Apr 23
Sweet slumber comes with game music, I've found. I've always had sleeping soundtracks to listen to when I'm traveling or just need to chill out. I love to sleep to orchestral JRPGs, arranged albums, and 16-bit classics, and I... read
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SPATE OST

Addiction allegory Spate's soundtrack is available now


Snag one of the melodic string tracks here for free
Apr 16
Spate made a bit of a stir with its release last month, if not for its attempt to tackle themes more mature than shooting bullets at beefy dudes, then for its dated representation of absinthe as it exists and is understood to... read
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Silent Horror soundtrack

Silent Horror soundtrack is back from the dead and ready to download


Get the main theme for free
Apr 08
Back in 2005, a small team made Silent Horror, an independent film homage to survival horror, with obvious nods to the legendary Silent Hill franchise. Before he was Destructoid's Editor-in-Chief, Dale North composed the soun... read
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Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV: Omnis Lacrima track available to purchase


This ain't no Mods de Chocobo
Mar 27
Forget fated children and anxious hearts. Final Fantasy XV is on the horizon, and for a game this big, you have to know there's going to be some equally big music to accompany it. Enter "Omnis Lacrima," a sweeping orchestral... read
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Free music track

Here, have a free track from the Monarch Arrangements


It's by Dale North
Feb 28
Dale already told you about the soundtrack for Monarch: Heroes of a New Age by Goomin Nam. He even casually mentioned that he worked on a track for the Arrangements & Variations album. You lucky, music-loving Destructoid ... read
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Monarch: Heroes of a New Age soundtrack out now


Shameless promotion
Feb 20
Korean fantasy MMORPG Monarch: Heroes of a New Age features beautiful orchestral music by composer Goomin "Nauts" Nam. Nam's previous works include the drink mixing sim series (no, really!), Bar Oasis, currentl... read
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Chrono Trigger Symphony

Chrono Trigger Symphony Volume 3 is out now


Have some free samples
Feb 04
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... read
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Dragon Fantasy OST

Download a free track from the Dragon Fantasy Book II OST


Courtesy of our very own Dale North
Jan 05
Dragon Fantasy Book II released last year for PS3 and Vita, improving on Dragon Fantasy Book I with 16-bit graphics and a more fully realized soundtrack. What you may not know is that the soundtrack was composed by ... read
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Sound Card 014: Get ready to kick some ass!
Like our last issue of The Sound Card, which focused on music to sleep to, this has also been on my back burner for some time. I have over 300 tracks on my exercise playlist in iTunes, and a lot of that is game music. I thoug... read feature

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Ragnarok Online

Ragnarok Online Elemental Tunes delivers large music fix


Three discs of music, including arrangements by top Japanese composers
Dec 26
After our look at the Ragnarok Online 10th Anniversary Package last week, I wanted to turn my attention to this year’s special release, dedicated entirely to the music of Ragnarok Online. Elemental Tunes features f... read
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GOTY: Soundtrack

The winner of Destructoid's best of 2013 soundtrack


Best of 2013
Dec 24
A great soundtrack can help make a great game legendary, and can even make a mediocre title memorable. In recent years, more emphasis has been put into crafting a noteworthy and fitting soundtrack for a game, and more compose... read
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Puzzle & Dragons

A former Square Enix composer worked on Puzzle & Dragons


A published soundtrack album comes with rockin' remixes
Dec 22
So what’s the big stink about Puzzle & Dragons? I was fascinated by the title before it blew up into a huge success for Japanese publisher GungHo, mainly because of Romancing SaGa/Culdcept composer Kenji Ito’s... read
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Best music

Nominees for Destructoid's best of 2013 soundtrack


Best of 2013
Dec 20
Though it is often de-emphasized in favor of graphics and gameplay, a great soundtrack can help elevate a game to legendary status, and is often the most fondly remembered element of a game when reminisced on years down the l... read
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Ragnarok Online 10th anniversary box has lots to look at


Playing cards, key chain, mouse pad, music CD and more
Dec 19
We just featured an issue of Note Worthy last week, but I thought the elaborate packaging and contents that GungHo put into the Ragnarok Online 10th Anniversary Package last year deserved its own moment in the spotlight. It i... read
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Note Worthy 023: Soundtracks you should be listening to!
You know the drill: another month, ten more game soundtracks to review. We usually have a pick of the month, but there was so much great music released this time around, I decided to recognize four separate releases as our to... read feature

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Final Fantasy VII

Take a look at Final Fantasy VII Vinyls


A treat for fans in Japan and Europe
Dec 08
After the beautiful Final Fantasy Vinyls collection released last year, Square Enix is putting together a special two vinyl collection of music dedicated solely to Final Fantasy VII, printed on what they're calling "picture v... read
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*Cue noodly air guitar solo*
All week, we've been asking you to sound off on some gaming-related topics for our end of the year recap. Many of you took the time to chime in on our favorite and least favorite character posts, and the same rang true for ou... read feature

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Game Music

Nintendo 30th anniversary CD is perfect stocking stuffer


Classic Famicom-era soundtracks across two discs
Dec 05
Nintendo has released their Famicom-era soundtracks in a variety of ways over the years, but it's been quite some time since anything has been available in print. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of some of their earliest ti... read
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Share your stories with the Dtoid community
[All week long we'll be asking for your thoughts on certain topics related to the year in gaming! Miss a previous post? Click here to sound off on your favorite and least favorite new characters!] Gaming is graced with some a... read feature

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Remix

Super Mario 3D World hip-hop remix by Dj Cutman


Because the main theme wasn't catchy enough as is
Nov 24
We've said time and again how great the Super Mario 3D World soundtrack is. The team used the game's main theme quite extensively in promotional videos for the game, and it became obvious that they were taking the series in ... read
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Go listen to the entire Lightning Returns soundtrack


Check it out while you can
Nov 22
I may not be much of a Final Fantasy player, but I always find myself loving their soundtracks. Lighting Returns: Final Fantasy XIII just came out in Japan this past week, and YouTuber MarquisofElmdoor has uploaded the entir... read
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Christmas Music

New Square Enix Christmas album is the hotness


Featuring Yuzo Koshiro and unannounced Mana game
Nov 20
Square Enix's X'mas Collections album from 2010 was a cool idea, but was poorly executed. To put it bluntly, it was short, lazy, and sounded "cheap." They've taken this feedback to heart, and are releasing a second volum... read
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Metal Gear

Metal Gear Ground Zeroes features custom soundtracks


Mine would all be Billy Joel and Meat Loaf tracks
Nov 19
Hideo Kojima has tweeted a photo showing a menu option for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes which allows players to import their own music and listen to it on an in-game Walkman. In the tweet, Kojima comments that ... read
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Humble Mobile Bundle

Ridiculous Fishing headlines Humble Mobile Bundle 3


Rymdkapsel, Spelltower, and others join in
Nov 19
I previously said that I was a little disappointed with Humble Mobile Bundle 2, so my expectations for the future of Humble Bundle's Android spinoff have been tempered. Today, the Humble Mobile Bundle 3 was announced, and I ... read
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Note Worthy 022: Soundtracks you should be listening to!
Coming to the end of the year, there's always a lot of great game music releases planned. Top honors go to Super Mario 3D World, and there are so many reasons why that you'll read about here in a second.We've got reviews... read feature

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The Super Mario 3D World OST cover is the BEST THING EVER


Look at how happy Bowser is!
Nov 14
Okay so I'm putting the cover art for the Super Mario 3D World OST below because there's a spoiler with the fifth playable character that was revealed yesterday during the Nintendo Direct. It's not really a spoiler, but appar... read
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Tearaway's music

Here's a taste of the incredible music in Tearaway


Head of audio Kenny Young goes behind the music
Nov 13
Every time I see a new aspect of Tearaway in more detail, I'm just taken aback by how incredible of a game it's shaped up to be. Today is no exception, because Sony has posted a new video as part of a series of behind-t... read
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Music

The current Bandcamp Weekly is all about game music


Featuring Danny B, Big Giant Circles, Laura Shigihara, and more
Nov 07
Independent music enthusiasts (and especially those who follow game music) are pretty familiar with Bandcamp as a platform to get affordable music while giving the creators a greater cut than through traditional means. Perhap... read
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Final Fantasy Tactics OST

Final Fantasy Tactics OST on iTunes in North America


Tee hee, 'Bloody Excrement'
Nov 06
Gather 'round, you little whippersnappers, and let me tell you about the hardships I went through when I was your age. Back in my day, if we wanted the Final Fantasy Tactics original soundtrack, we would have to get it o... read
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Interview covering influences for the game, references to past soundtracks, and cats vs. dogs
We mentioned a few days back that we had an interview with Nintendo composers Mahito Yokota and Koji Kondo regarding their work on Super Mario 3D World in the works. Well, here it is! The two take the time to share with us how cats influenced the game, their thoughts on the great cats vs. dogs debate, and some surprises that we'll hear when it comes to the game's soundtrack. read feature

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Super Mario 3D World

Super Mario 3D World features a lot of live music


The emphasis is on a big-band jazz style
Oct 30
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... read
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Game Music Bundle... of the Damned!


Over a dozen soundtracks
Oct 22
Just in time for Halloween, the Game Music Bundle... of the Damned! drops into our trick or treat bags. This bundle blends a nice variety of soundtracks, from top horror franchises to indie games. Dead Space, Silent Hill... read






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