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Punk

PUP's new music video makes good use of classic games

Earlier today, Darren passed along this music video for Torontonian punk band PUP's song "DVP" as a thing we might be interested in covering, and he made the right call. Always bet on Darren. The video, directed by Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux, is...

 
And another one photo
And another one

Somehow DJ Khaled fits perfectly in The Witness

I've been playing through Jonathan Blow and gang's The Witness of which I have very mixed feelings -- unlike Brett who gave the game a perfect score in his review -- but that hasn't stopped me from falling in love with this amazi...

 
Pokemon photo
Pokemon

Attention, Pokemon hipsters: The Red/Blue soundtrack is on vinyl now

When you think about it, "With a Little Help from My Friends" is a song that's pretty fitting for trainers in Pokémon. After all, they only command the adorable little critters; they don't actually do any of the fighting on thei...

 
Castlevania photo
Castlevania

Let's remember Castlevania with this awesome dad-ass vampire guitarist

When I cruise around the internet looking for juicy junk to shove down all of your throats, I listen to a large variety of music to keep myself focused. I've been on a Super Castlevania IV kick lately, so I went to the ol' youtube dot ...

 
Mega Man photo
Mega Man

This Mega Man 2 concert kicks ass

Over in Chiba, Japan last weekend at the Makuhari Messe (hey that's where TGS is!), a Mega Man concert was held -- specifically, of the Mega Man 2 variety. If you're into game music at all it's worth checking out, especially ...

 
Rare throwback photo
Rare throwback

Let's listen to David Wise play the Battletoads theme

Well, this is just lovely. If you've been enjoying Rare's behind-the-scenes videos looking back at its decades of video game development, today's upload is another treat. Longtime Rare composer David Wise talks about what it was like to mak...

 
Michael Jackson photo
Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson's involvement in Sonic 3 & Knuckles has been detailed

For years now, it’s been rumoured that Michael Jackson at least partially wrote the soundtrack for Sonic 3 & Knuckles. Many of the songs in the game sound remarkably similar to some of Jackson’s: just compare Carnival Night ...

 
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Steam Controller

Make sweet, sweet, screeching music with the Steam Controller

There’s something really appealing about using things which sound just awful to make neat music. People have managed to get a tune out of disc drives, dot matrix printers, both together, and now the Steam Controller’s haptic fe...

 
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Lost in Harmony

Here's a snippet of that Wyclef Jean song from Lost in Harmony

Yoan Fanise (Valiant Hearts: The Great War) broke from Ubisoft last year to form Digixart Entertainment, and the studio's first game is out on iOS devices today. Lost in Harmony looks like a decent rhythm game/Battletoads bike section, but ...

 
Music photo
Music

The Banner Saga soundtrack is getting the vinyl treatment

Austin Wintory's music is once again making its way to vinyl. Following his collaboration with iam8bit on Journey's vinyl release, his orchestral soundtrack for The Banner Saga is next in line. Pre-orders open tomorrow, January 21 at 10:00a...

 
Iron Maiden photo
Iron Maiden

A time-traveling Iron Maiden RPG? Um, yeah bro

Well, here's something I never thought I'd write about: Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast will be a mobile RPG in which you play as Eddie (the band's mascot) traveling through time to recover the shattered shards of his soul. There will of c...

 
Portal choir cover photo
Portal choir cover

Portal's 'Still Alive' sounds very Disney with a full choir

Portal's beloved "Still Alive" is a quirky anti-epic, so giving it the full choir treatment just kind of sounds like a '90s Disney tune, even when the rest of the voices (backup singing villagers or something) jump in halfway through. Techn...

 
David Bowie photo
David Bowie

Rock legend and actor David Bowie has passed away

Beloved actor and singer/songwriter David Bowie passed away last night in his home in New York City after a bout with cancer. Like many multimedia icons before him, you don't necessarily immediately associate video games with Bowie, but his...

 
Review: Chiptune Champion
I love chiptune music and I love music and rhythm games, so of course I had to play Chiptune Champion, which combines them both.  It might not be perfect, and it might not be much to look at it, but it has its charm.    read

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Sonic the Hedgehog

Crush 40 let slip a 25th anniversary Sonic game is in the works

Jeez, it’s already been almost five years since the great Sonic Generations was released to celebrate the Blue Blur’s 20th anniversary. With the series’ 25th birthday rapidly approaching later this year, people have been w...

 
Deck my Pokeballs
Happy holidays, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!  It is that time of year when you annoy entertain your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and unsuspecting opponents on Xbox Live with your holiday music. As a professional at annoying entertaining, I figured I'd gift you this virtual mixtape of my favorite ditties to liven up the mood wherever you are.   read

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Splattack!

Damn, look at Seymour shred Splatoon tunes on his guitar

Splatoon's music was love at first listen. Last year, Nintendo initially drew me to its then-unknown game about squidkids thanks in large part to the kickass theme song. It's now nearly 2016, and I'm not even close to tired of hearing that ...

 
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Napster

Napster is coming to Wii U

Holy '90s, Batman. Nintendo has announced that Napster, the now-legitimate streaming music service, will be coming to the Wii U eShop as a free app on December 17. A 30-day free trial is available, but after that, you'll have to fork over a...

 
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Rock Band VR

Harmonix is doing Rock Band VR for Oculus Rift

As announced this evening during Geoff Keighley's The Game Awards, Harmonix and Oculus are partnering for Rock Band VR. A rough clip with first-person footage of a player holding a guitar was shown, as well as a bit between Oculus founder P...

 
The Rock photo
The Rock
 
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Vinyl

The Dustforce soundtrack is finally coming to vinyl

It was bound to happen sooner or later. I've been giving shout-outs to vinyl releases as they pop up and, at last, iam8bit is putting the wonderful Dustforce soundtrack by Lifeformed on vinyl. Hot damn! Pre-orders opened this morning ahead ...

 
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Amplitude

Amplitude set to release on January 5 for PS4

It has been a bit of a wait for Amplitude, Harmonix's 2014 Kickstarter success. It was originally slated for release in March of 2015, but was pushed back a few times to January of 2016. Still, a year is nothing if you consider the last gam...

 
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Famicom

Chiptune musicians release album on Famicom

We've seen new releases for the Sega Dreamcast come to fruition in the past few years, but a brand new Famicom cartridge is an even more potent throwback. 8-Bit Music Power is a chiptune music compilation from Japanese artist RIKI and games...

 
Fez photo
Fez

Oh my gosh, this Fez vinyl!

I was checked out for the day when I saw this vinyl set for Fez, or so I thought. It's so dang good! Disasterpeace is one of my favorite musicians working in games right now, and the Fez soundtrack is among his best work, easily. To have it...

 
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Hotline

This Hotline Miami sale supports the musicians

The music for Hotline Miami has stuck with me like few other video game soundtracks. Carpenter Brut, M|O|O|N, Perturbator, and Magic Sword all in one brutal, high-octane place. It's exceptional. While the games have been discounted numerous...

 
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Transistor

Transistor now available on the Apple TV

The Apple TV hasn't exactly set the world of gaming on fire, but with the recent release of Transistor to the platform, I'm officially more interested in it than ever. Like 1% interested, but still. This version of the game has been designe...

 
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Fallout 4

Someone recreated the piano scene from Big in Fallout 4

Settlement building in Fallout 4 isn't as user friendly or refined as it should be (I'd like my garden of melons to not float three feet off the ground, if at all possible), but that isn't going to hold people back from making impressive th...

 
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Onett lullaby

Gentle Love does EarthBound as a tribute to Iwata

[Disclosure: Jayson Napolitano previously worked for Destructoid. He is now representing Gentle Love.] You know Gentle Love, right? It's the Japanese duo responsible for the soothing Prescription for Sleep: Game Music Lullabies albums. "Sna...

 
Just Dance 2016
Yes, another Just Dance -- the seventh in the series -- has arrived. This latest edition is no exception to the usual hallmarks that defines the series with its ease of accessibility and colorful party atmosphere. It hol...   read

Final Fantasy VII photo
Final Fantasy VII

Final Fantasy VII composer isn't working on the remake

Nobuo Uematsu, the beloved composer of Final Fantasy VII (and the most titles in the series), will not be contributing to the soundtrack for Square Enix's upcoming Final Fantasy VII remake. While speaking with French outlet JeuxVideo, ...

 

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There are two rules to remember if you want to have a good time. Rule #1: Never run out of Colt 45. Rule #2: Never forget Rule #1.

 

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ZEN Pinball 2: Aliens vs. Pinball"Not the Alien's most terrifying incarnation"

 

Alienation"Welcome to Earth"

 

Zenge"Slide, slide, slippity slide"

 

Sega 3D Classics Collection"Not all who wander are classics"

 
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ChrisHannard

Thank God for Jim Sterling showing just how messed up Youtubes copyright system is, and gaming the hell out of

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

I really wanna get something in this anime Steam sale, but Im saving my money! For the Nintendo Humble And Pocket Card

 
Heat

So many Visual Novels on the new Steam Sale! im tempted to get some, but i think ill go for the fighting Yatagarasu, KoF2002 and Battle Fantasia (maybe) are on the top of my suggestion for a VN though?

 
jake oti

Bravely Seconds sidequests (at least first one) has very big gameplay/roleplaying Was leaning towards one side by story, but wanted the other Not sure how I feel about

 
SeymourDuncan17

That article on Dooms campaign livestream as it was happening had a lot of nitpicks, looking I watched the cache of the livestream this morning and it seems fucking awesome and certainly more like Doom than Doom MP, though? Seems

 
Agent9

Youtube is finally going to do something to fix their Its not now, but its certainly a link

 
Luca Blight

Played R&C on the I love collecting cards of places and weapons Ive used in the previous Its really pulling my nostalgia

 
JDelwynn

So according to iZombie, MMOs are played by typing on the

 
JPF720

Someone decided to name their game Amnesia: Great

 
Jiraya

Dark Souls 3 Collectors Statue is cool, I expected more fire than dark in the face , but its Praise the Moon!

 
Nathan D

Deus Ex: Human Resources

 
SpielerDad

The attorney of the Paris terror attack suspect says his client did it because of Grand Theft Did he consult with Jack Thompson?

 
Jiraya

LOT TIME !

 
Parismio

The game grumps has been having all sorts of guests on their show From steve-o to Jacob(Greyworm) from Game of thrones and now Claudio Sanchez of Coheed and Cambria! Justin Roiland next please!

 
Sr Churros

Ok, Im about to format my Windows laptop, thinking about updateing to Any tips for avoiding Micro$ofts sneaky bullshit?

 
Steel Squirrel

I picked up Suikoden II during this weeks PSN I never got around to playing it back in the I think I was too wrapped up in MGS and I am so glad I picked this This game is absolutely I am kinda ashamed I missed

 
JayfromtheSun

I began my second DS3 Trying out sorcery because why not? BATTLE POPE IS Now all I have to do is slay the rest of the clergymen so I can obtain my holy

 
Amna Umen

Well Rocket League has implemented a temporary ban feature for people who leave ranked How do I know this? Because I got disconnected from a match and now I have a 15 minute time ME! The person who wants to skewer Yes Im

 
GWJosh

I did a live play with Skyshine Games on the newest update to Skyshines Bedlam

 
Nathan D

Id actually be down for that COD 4 Its a strange game in that it created the big dumb Hollywood military shooter but also had a extremely dire The execution, the nuke, and the good guys ultimately lose in the

 
ShadeOfLight

Just watched Big Hero 6, but I feel so mean, Honey Lemon or Aunt Cass for best girl?

 
gajknight

Oh yeah, watched The Hateful 8 during my nightshift Fantastic movie, really fucking Im supplying the movies today and Ive got Dredd, The Big Lebowski, District 9 and This gunna be a good night!

 
EdgyDude

So University of Southern California canceled their Legends of the Game Industry event 4 hours before it The reason? no women among the Good luck to them trying to get the speakers to attend to the

 
Nathan D

Hold on, another one of Nathans (possibly) shocking Did anyone notice that the Dark Souls logo has the Darksign in between the words?

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

I was watching an anime where one of the main characters graduated from Made me realize that I miss having Everyones so happy and proud of you, and you feel like you can take on the

 
Sir Shenanigans

So Ive started The Its

 
Flegma

Hoping that NX will, once revealed, spark a debate of what a game console is like Dear Esther and what a game I doubt itll manage that,

 
Kaleido Ruby

Took turns going against one another in Puyo Puyo 7 last

 
zecheeseking

Yo Im zecheeseking, was pointed here from the discord group to say hi so I figured here I am saying :)

 
Luca Blight

Move aside Dark Souls Its Ratchet and Clank turn to

 

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