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Sweet background music: Spotify on PS4 is a worthwhile addition


Out today under the PlayStation Music banner
Mar 30
Depending on who you ask, Spotify is a good to awful music streaming service. I've stuck with it for years and don't have too many complaints. The new PlayStation Music initiative, which is powered by Spotify and replaces Son... read
Hotline Miami 2

I'm going to play the Hotline Miami 2 soundtrack on repeat until I'm utterly sick of it


It's the only way
Mar 17
If there's one thing we can all agree upon re: Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, it's that Dennaton Games did an exceptional job matching songs with the tone and feel of specific levels. This series wouldn't be what it is -- a ... read
Bowie's face is a paradox
[From our Golden Archives: here's our most popular story of the day back in 2009. -N] David Bowie, born David Robert Jones on January 8, 1947, is an English musician, actor, producer and arranger. Having been active in the en... read feature

Octodad LP

Make eye contact with this super cute Octodad vinyl


(That's what average human dads do, right?)
Mar 13
To distract myself from the incessant sports talk happening in Destructoid chat this laid-back afternoon, I've been staring at the wonderful 7" Octodad: Dadliest Catch record. What a cutie. Nice to see Young Horses stick with... read
Ori and the Blind Forest

Ori and the Blind Forest is great, experience one of the best parts now


Let it hit your ears, then your brain, then your heart
Mar 12
There's not a lot of negative criticism that can be levied against Ori and the Blind Forest. It just does everything so well. Tight platforming, unique mechanics, a gorgeous aesthetic -- everything melds together to make an a... read
A new way to experience music
Audiosurf is more than seven years old now (wow), but it still holds a place as a desktop icon on my computer. I still play it regularly. The thing is, I almost never play it on any setting other than Casual with Mono. It is ... read feature

GTA

New radio station coming to GTA V


But only on PC ... for now
Mar 06
Rockstar remains busy improving and tweaking Grand Theft Auto V. With the impending arrival of heists, they also have plans to add another radio station -- except only on PC at first. I guess us console peasants are going to ... read
Videogame music

New Dj CUTMAN album of remixed videogame music out now


33 excellent songs for your earholes
Mar 01
Web musician Dj CUTMAN has created a ton of awesome remixes of videogame music over the years. Today, he released his newest album, Volume III, compiling selected works from 2012-2015. There's a lot of great stuff in here, re... read
SNES Chiptunes

Chiptuner team elix make the Super Nintendo do things I never thought it could


All I can think about now is Johnny Mnemonic
Feb 23
There's nothing that quite replicates the gritty '90s synth of the Super Nintendo's Sony SPC700 sound chip. Electronic dance music team elix, consisting of cTrix and ferris, have developed a music track creator, so that chip... read
Startropics music glitch

StarTropics music glitch fixed after 25 years


The bass is finally picked up
Feb 22
There's a sub-community of emulation fans out there dedicated to disassembling and modifying the arcane code of yesteryear's classics. Brad Smith, a.k.a. rainwarrior, is one such individual, who after hearing the errors in t... read
Project Ukulele

David Wise and Grant Kirkhope join Project Ukulele


Kameo's Steve Burke, too
Feb 16
I need to take some deep breaths here. Former Rare developers are creating a spiritual successor to "those fondly remembered platforming adventures we built in the past," and they've brought on Grant Kirkhope, David Wise, an... read
Tron

Giorgio Moroder says he's scoring a new Tron game


Whoa, what? Yes!
Feb 16
Giorgio Moroder is back and I can't fully express how happy that makes me. In a word: ridiculously. Since contributing to Daft Punk's Random Access Memories, the legendary record producer has kept busy: he's been DJing, worki... read
Jake Kaufman VR album

Jake Kaufman's VR music album Nuren is up on Kickstarter


The New Renaissance
Feb 14
Late last year, Jake "virt" Kaufman left WayForward to strike out on his own. Since then, he has hinted about a big project he envisions. It looks like Nuren: The New Renaissance is that project. A collaborative project betw... read
Dale sings Tomodachi

Maybe, baby, Dale North is the one for me


How will I know unless we take a chance?
Feb 13
Ah, that smooth, buttery voice. Those luscious harmonies. That pixelated plaid shirt. That is our friend (and former Editor-in-Chief) Dale North. He has taken the default lyrics to the ballad "Maybe, Baby" in Tomodachi Life ... read
Hyrule Warriors

The Majora's Mask music in Hyrule Warriors is so damn catchy


*Idles on map screen and awaits death by moon crash*
Feb 05
I know it's early, but anyone else dig into the Majora's Mask DLC for Hyrule Warriors yet? I've played about an hour of it today and I'm loving the Termina map, especially its music, embedded above. So upbeat despite that ac... read
PlayStation song

Remember that time Eiffel 65 sang about PlayStation?


'My Console'
Feb 03
You know Eiffel 65 for the international sensation "Blue (Da Ba Dee)," whose music video looks like it was ripped straight from a videogame, but did you know the Italian Eurodance group also put out a song about the original... read
Five copies up for grabs
Originally a commission by a hardcore fan, Mega Ran Com: Mission, was recently unlocked for the general public, and we've got five digital copies to hand out to lucky readers! To enter to win, just leave a comment in the... read feature

Destiny music

This Destiny guitar medley is pretty rockin'


I think we can all agree it has great music
Jan 28
One of the best soundtracks I listened to all year was easily Destiny. For all the problems that the game had, it was a joy to listen to, especially while in orbit waiting for a group or a connection. Guitarist Ryan Abu... read
Spotify on PS4

Sony partners with Spotify, shutters Music Unlimited


PlayStation Music app coming to PS4, PS3 this spring
Jan 28
Spotify is coming to PlayStation Network this spring, Sony and Spotify announced today. The streaming service will launch via a new "music destination" called PlayStation Music, which will allow users to link their PSN accoun... read
Dragon Age music

Download some tavern songs from Dragon Age: Inquisition for free


Sweet
Jan 28
The music in Dragon Age: Inquisition is great, and now you can get a chance to sample a few tracks compliments of BioWare. Evidently the team got a lot of requests asking where to find the tavern songs in particular... read
Gravity Ghost

Ashly Burch plays a giant rapping mouse in Gravity Ghost


It's 'more of a schoolyard chant'
Jan 22
Gravity Ghost is finally seeing release on Jan 26th, and as a reminder, it's still not too late to take advantage of the game's 33% off pre-order sale. You get an extra copy for pre-ordering too, so it's worth going in ... read
Words can't bring him down
Believe it or not, but someone at Nintendo actually liked the Captain Falcon's ass tribute amiibo video we did last month. Thanks to that happenstance, I ended up with an extra Little Mac amiibo a couple of days ago. I ... read feature

Twitch music

Twitch deems these 500+ songs okay for streaming


Okay for streaming but not necessarily human ears
Jan 15
Last year, Twitch rolled out an audio-recognition system that scans archived broadcasts for copyrighted music and mutes the offending segments. Now, the game-streaming site is offering broadcasters a library of 500+ songs (wi... read
Super Smash Bros.

PSA: Today is the last day to register for the free Super Smash Bros. soundtracks


Go to Club Nintendo
Jan 14
If you are anything like me, you put off registering products on Club Nintendo until months (or years) later, when they aren't worth as much. If you bought both the 3DS and the Wii U versions of Super Smash Bros. and you have... read
Austin Wintory

Journey composer Austin Wintory threatened by musician's union


Band Geeks 2
Jan 13
Austin Wintory -- the Grammy-nominated composer behind Journey, Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine, and The Banner Saga, among others -- has been fined by the American Federation of Musicians for "violating union rules," Varie... read
Hotline Miami 2

Grab some headphones and listen to this Hotline Miami 2 song


Magic Sword
Jan 13
The music and gameplay of Hotline Miami are so intertwined in my mind that I'm hesitant to listen to tracks off the sequel's soundtrack beforehand. Oh, what the hell? One can't hurt! This song, "The Way Home, comes from Magi... read
Hidden Nintendo song

Hidden 'Totaka's Song' discovered in Mario Kart 8


You sly dog
Jan 12
Composer Kazumi Totaka has been hiding this tune in Nintendo games for over two decades now. While some of us will best recognize "Totaka's Song" from Mario Paint, it has turned up in titles like Link's Awakening, Luigi's Ma... read
This is what makes you beautiful, 1D
It's 2015. It's an age of sexiness and carelessness, a time when Snapchat and Tinder are far more popular than table etiquette apps (much to my chagrin). Yet, this blasted Internet webpage is writing about decidedly unsexy to... read feature

Hotline vinyl

Holy crap, this Hotline Miami 2 vinyl is cool


Wait until you see the jacket art
Dec 18
iam8bit has opened pre-orders for the Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number Collector's Edition Vinyl ahead of its first quarter 2015 ship date. (Is that when the game is releasing? Hope so!) At $60, the three-record set features 28 ... read
Promoted Blogs

Happy holidays and a musical gift


Promoted from our Community Blogs
Dec 16
[Dtoid community blogger Alphadeus asks for some help. It's not the easiest thing in the world to do and it means a lot that he would come to us. I think we can all relate to needing a little help from our friends. He also sh... read
Music

OC ReMix celebrates turning 15 with, yep, you guessed it


Free remixes
Dec 12
OverClocked ReMix has given us a ton of amazing remixes over the years. Longer than I realize, sometimes -- the game music community celebrated its 15th anniversary this week. Crazy. For the big one-five, the site has release... read
Free music

Grab some free tunes from the Dungeonmans soundtrack


Andrew Aversa emulates Hitoshi Sakimoto
Dec 09
I spent a lot of time listening to Hitoshi Sakimoto's work with the soundtrack for Final Fantasy Tactics. Heck, it is still in my rotation for background music during board game nights. From the sound of it, Andrew "zircon" A... read






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