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6:00 AM on 12.05.2013

Nintendo 30th anniversary CD is perfect stocking stuffer

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...

Jayson Napolitano



What was your favorite song or soundtrack of 2013? photo
What was your favorite song or soundtrack of 2013?
by Mr Andy Dixon

[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 amazing original songs and scores every year, and 2013 was no exception. From The Last of Us to Tomb Raider, Ni No Kuni to Super Mario 3D World, and everything in between, our ears were just as blessed as our eyes and fingers this year, and I'm not even sure I could pick my favorite if I tried!

What about you? Have a favorite song or soundtrack from 2013? Share your thoughts and stories in the comments below! Or, if you find yourself getting long-winded, write a blog! (Be sure to share the link below.) We'll be pulling in quotes from the community for a special recap post later this week, so take some time to think about your responses.

Have fun!

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4:00 AM on 11.24.2013

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

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 ...

Jayson Napolitano

2:30 PM on 11.22.2013

Go listen to the entire Lightning Returns soundtrack

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

7:00 AM on 11.20.2013

New Square Enix Christmas album is the hotness

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...

Jayson Napolitano

3:30 PM on 11.19.2013

Metal Gear Ground Zeroes features custom soundtracks

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 ...

Conrad Zimmerman





2:45 PM on 11.19.2013

Ridiculous Fishing headlines Humble Mobile Bundle 3

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 ...

Darren Nakamura



Super Mario 3D World soundtrack is another masterpiece photo
Super Mario 3D World soundtrack is another masterpiece
by Jayson Napolitano

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 of a lot of other great soundtracks as well, including the recent re-release of the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow soundtrack, and finally a release for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate, but also an amazing Sonic the Hedgehog album, Club Needlemouse, a BlizzCon exclusive StarCraft II CD, a Mega Man 25th anniversary project, and much more.

As always, enjoy some streaming music courtesy of the Destructoid SoundCloud account and Bandcamp.

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12:00 AM on 11.14.2013

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

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

10:30 PM on 11.13.2013

Here's a taste of the incredible music in Tearaway

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...

Brett Zeidler

11:00 AM on 11.07.2013

The current Bandcamp Weekly is all about game music

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...

Darren Nakamura

2:30 PM on 11.06.2013

Final Fantasy Tactics OST on iTunes in North America

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...

Darren Nakamura



Super Mario 3D World composers talk cats, dogs, and more photo
Super Mario 3D World composers talk cats, dogs, and more
by Jayson Napolitano

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.

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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

10:30 AM on 10.22.2013

Game Music Bundle... of the Damned!

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...

Dale North



I'm convinced: Final Fantasy VI is Uematsu's best work photo
I'm convinced: Final Fantasy VI is Uematsu's best work
by Jayson Napolitano

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 truly Nobuo Uematsu's best work.

We also delve into the soundtrack to BEYOND: Two Souls, Spectrum of Mana, and the new Final Fantasy XI band, Nanaa Mihgo's. Plus we check out Disgaea D2, Square Enix's annual Tokyo Game Show sampler disc that lets us know what all is in the works from their label, and more!

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