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6:00 PM on 06.01.2014

Year of the Yoshi is the definitive tribute to Nintendo's green dinosaur

Year of the Yoshi is the definitive musical tribute to Nintendo's green dinosaur. The 11-track album features remixes from games likes Yoshi’s Island, Mario Kart, Super Mario Galaxy, and the original Yoshi for NES.&nbs...

GRIMECRAFT

4:00 PM on 05.31.2014

Get stuck in the metal with this 17-minute tribute to video games

What's more metal than a 17-minute instrumental medley featuring some of your favorite video game tracks? Anything Nathan Explosion touches, but that's beside the point. This impressive project was three years in the making,...

Brittany Vincent

10:00 AM on 05.31.2014

Weekend Playlist: Watch Dogs Kart

This week two of the most anticipated games of the year released. I was personally baffled by the mess of licensed music included in Watch Dogs, so much so that I decided to just turn the radio off for good. Mario Kart 8&nbs...

GRIMECRAFT

12:30 PM on 05.29.2014

Game Music Lullabies album Prescription for Sleep now available

A few weeks back we mentioned that Metal Gear Solid series composer Norihiko Hibino was launching an album of game music tracks arranged and performed live to relax and sleep to. Prescription for Sleep: Game Music Lullab...

Dale North

10:00 AM on 05.24.2014

Weekend Playlist: Zelda beats you probably have not heard

Not going to lie, Hyrule Warriors has me pretty excited this week. Seeing Link in HD glory really gets me going – so much so that Ive almost forgot about Watch Dogs and Mario Kart 8. Perhaps I am exaggerating a bit, bu...

GRIMECRAFT

8:00 PM on 05.23.2014

Remix Default was produced on a 3DS

Last week saw the release of Ralfington and Dj CUTMAN's Bravely Default remix album featuring four tracks that pay homage to the characters of the critically acclaimed Nintendo 3DS game. Using Korg-DS10+, Rytm...

GRIMECRAFT



The old world European electronic noir of Transistor photo
The old world European electronic noir of Transistor
by Steven Hansen

As much as Jen Zee's mood paintings and art catalyzed what would become Transistor early on, so too did Darren Korb's music. The soundtrack is an important part of Transistor and while I'd like to be able to yell at you to go freely listen to it right now, there are some meaningful compositions that should first be experience in-game.

Making music is, "different at different stages of the process," Korb said. "At the beginning, there aren't a lot of other assets happening. There's not a lot of other stuff that defines the tone of the game so I'll kind of go off and try some things. I'll come back like, 'here's a thing and it feels this way,' and try to develop a center for the identity of music and the feel.

"As the process goes on, I can look at the art and look at the gameplay. That will affect and change the direction a little bit. Or I can regroup and go in a different direction. Once it's in and once we get a better sense of where the game is going story-wise, well here's a scene we need a specific thing for. It won't be blind, throwing darts and it hits something." That's when you get tracks that should be enjoyed in-game, but, like with Bastion, the early music helps set a tone.

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2:45 PM on 05.21.2014

SingStar resurfacing on PS4 later this year so you can sing your heart out

There isn't any decent karaoke where I live and I'm not in San Francisco or New York, so I turn to games like SingStar for my singing fix. SingStar is coming to PS4 in a big way later this year, and I couldn't be more ex...

Brittany Vincent

7:00 PM on 05.20.2014

Listen to the incredible Transistor soundtrack right here

Transistor is out today for the PC and PlayStation 4! The game is pretty great, and I've been enjoying my time with it so far. I'm especially loving the music, from the soundtrack itself to the fact that there's a dedicated ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz





12:30 PM on 05.19.2014

Amplitude Kickstarter adds Anamanaguchi, Freezepop, Danny Baranowsky, and more

Harmonix's Amplitude Kickstarter campaign is four days away from ending, and it is only about halfway to its $775,000 goal. Some of the trepidation that potential backers have expressed has been regarding the soundtrack. Rath...

Darren Nakamura

2:00 PM on 05.17.2014

Weekend Playlist: Sweet Chrono Trigger remixes

I was up very late the other night reading Mario Kart 8 reviews from all over the Internet. My excitement for this game can hardly be contained, and I'm looking forward to visiting my local GameStop this weekend to get my ha...

GRIMECRAFT

10:00 AM on 05.17.2014

Become the Cosmic DJ of legend and launch corgi heads into space

Cosmic DJ is now available on Steam Early Access for $5.99. The musical sequencer game lets people of all musical skill level create sweet jams, against some crazy stages. One stage involves launching a corgi head off into s...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

9:00 PM on 05.14.2014

Watch Lindsey Stirling's 'Shatter Me' video, inspired by Child of Light

Lindsey Stirling is back with a brand new video for her single "Shatter Me," only this time she's ditching Halestorm's Lzzy Hale for a wordless instrumental version of the song set to what I can only describe as a cosplay vi...

Brittany Vincent

8:45 PM on 05.14.2014

This Week in Chiptune features a Bravely Default remix album

This Week in Chiptune is a live broadcast and podcast of new and noteworthy chiptunes. Hosted by Dj CUTMAN, TWiC is a diverse program showcasing everything from chiptune-infused EDM to minimal videogame music. Each night is ...

GRIMECRAFT

6:30 PM on 05.14.2014

No Wave is a point-and-click game set in NY's music scene

Aside from videogames, music is my other big passion in life, whether it's just listening to it, going to gigs or reading about various bands or periods in music history. So when I got a message from the developers of No Wave...

Alasdair Duncan

5:00 PM on 05.11.2014

The World is Square

Boston-based VGM folk band The World is Square just released their sophomore album Stay Awhile and Listen, a followup to their 2012 album No Phoenix Down Can Save You Now. Featuring songs from Final Fantasy, Chrono Trigg...

GRIMECRAFT