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GTA

New radio station coming to GTA V


But only on PC ... for now
Mar 06
// Robert Summa
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 ...
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Videogame music

New Dj CUTMAN album of remixed videogame music out now


33 excellent songs for your earholes
Mar 01
// Ben Davis
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...
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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
// Jason Faulkner
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...
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Startropics music glitch

StarTropics music glitch fixed after 25 years


The bass is finally picked up
Feb 22
// Jason Faulkner
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...
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Project Ukulele

David Wise and Grant Kirkhope join Project Ukulele


Kameo's Steve Burke, too
Feb 16
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Tron

Giorgio Moroder says he's scoring a new Tron game


Whoa, what? Yes!
Feb 16
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Jake Kaufman VR album

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


The New Renaissance
Feb 14
// Darren Nakamura
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...
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Dale sings Tomodachi

Maybe, baby, Dale North is the one for me


How will I know unless we take a chance?
Feb 13
// Darren Nakamura
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 ...
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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
// Jordan Devore
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...
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PlayStation song

Remember that time Eiffel 65 sang about PlayStation?


'My Console'
Feb 03
// Jordan Devore
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...
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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...

Destiny music photo
Destiny music

This Destiny guitar medley is pretty rockin'


I think we can all agree it has great music
Jan 28
// Chris Carter
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...
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Spotify on PS4

Sony partners with Spotify, shutters Music Unlimited


PlayStation Music app coming to PS4, PS3 this spring
Jan 28
// Kyle MacGregor
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...
Dragon Age music photo
Dragon Age music

Download some tavern songs from Dragon Age: Inquisition for free


Sweet
Jan 28
// Chris Carter
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...
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Gravity Ghost

Ashly Burch plays a giant rapping mouse in Gravity Ghost


It's 'more of a schoolyard chant'
Jan 22
// Jonathan Holmes
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 ...

Little Mac's true calling revealed

Jan 19 // Jonathan Holmes
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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 ...

Twitch music photo
Twitch music

Twitch deems these 500+ songs okay for streaming


Okay for streaming but not necessarily human ears
Jan 15
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Super Smash Bros.

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


Go to Club Nintendo
Jan 14
// Darren Nakamura
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...
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Austin Wintory

Journey composer Austin Wintory threatened by musician's union


Band Geeks 2
Jan 13
// Mike Cosimano
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...
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Hotline Miami 2

Grab some headphones and listen to this Hotline Miami 2 song


Magic Sword
Jan 13
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Hidden Nintendo song

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


You sly dog
Jan 12
// Jordan Devore
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...

The best One Direction songs to describe indescribable gaming feelings

Jan 07 // Brett Makedonski
"Up All Night" Right off One Direction's debut album, the quintet couldn't contain their affection for late-night gaming at a buddy's house. "It feels like we've been livin' in fast forward, another moment passing by," they say. You know, that feeling when you start up a new game and time somehow skips ahead eight hours. That's such a great emotion. But, they continue "I wanna stay up all night, and jump around until we see the sun...Hold on to the feeling, and don't let it go." If there were ever any doubt that this is about a gaming-fueled sleepless slumber party, I think all the evidence is right there. Then they sing "Up all night, like this, all night, hey" over and over because they're not the world's greatest poets. "Live While We're Young" This one's similar to the previous entry, yet so thematically different. Whereas "Up All Night" deals with the company of others, "Live While We're Young" touches on that memorable moment when you bring a new console home. Almost the entirety of the chorus practically spells it out in black and white. "Let's go crazy, crazy, crazy 'till we see the sun. I know we only met, but let's pretend it's love, and never, never, never stop for anyone. Tonight let's get some and live while we're young." Everyone knows that feeling, One Direction; you're not alone. You and your new console may be near strangers, but you just want to spend the rest of your life together. You block the rest of the world out. It's like life means something again. Well put, 1D. "Kiss Me" "Kiss Me" is more personal than One Direction's other forays into the gaming world. It quite obviously details a passionate, intimate experience shared with an Xbox 360. It covertly describes that unreal connection the first time blue eyes and green lights meet. It's about softly kissing the console's side as the overworked processor pumps hot air on your neck. And, its raw emotion conveys the thrilling sense of danger when you first get your tongue stuck in the disc tray. I have to say, though: One Direction did a good job of dressing this one up like they're kissing a lady. We're savvy enough to see through that. "You & I" I think we can all agree that there's nothing better than some local cooperative videogame playin'. One Direction's of that opinion, too -- so much so that they even wrote a song about it! Wow! "You and I...We can make it 'til the end. Nothing can come between you and I." Well said, 1D. It really conveys that sense of solidarity when you're plugging away at Contra or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Arcade Game with a friend. Your drive for success is equal parts desire for victory and wanting to not let your partner down. That's a really special bond. "Something Great" Everyone's favorite band wants Half-Life 3 just as badly as we do. "One day you'll come into my world and say it all...I want you here with me like how I pictured it, so I don't have to keep imagining." Some day, One Direction. Some day.
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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...

Hotline vinyl photo
Hotline vinyl

Holy crap, this Hotline Miami 2 vinyl is cool


Wait until you see the jacket art
Dec 18
// Jordan Devore
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 ...
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Promoted Blogs

Happy holidays and a musical gift


Promoted from our Community Blogs
Dec 16
// Alphadeus
[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...
Music photo
Music

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


Free remixes
Dec 12
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Free music

Grab some free tunes from the Dungeonmans soundtrack


Andrew Aversa emulates Hitoshi Sakimoto
Dec 09
// Darren Nakamura
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...
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Promoted Blog

New Album "2AD14 - II" - Always Free!


Promoted from our Community Blogs
Dec 08
// Alphadeus
[Dtoid community blogger Alphadeus is back with another lovely album! From his brain space to the tips of his fingers to your ears, this is a journey worth taking. Want to see your own stuff appear on the front page? Go...
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Game Music Bundle

Wow, Game Music Bundle 8 sounds fantastic


Literally
Dec 04
// Darren Nakamura
Can you believe the Game Music Bundle is on number eight? We haven't covered every single iteration of it, though the last one got some shameless self promotion here on Destructoid. That said, this one deserves special mentio...
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Saints Row

This is Saints Row: Gat out of Hell's musical number


When Clancy Brown tells you to do something, you listen
Dec 03
// Jordan Devore
"It's a whimsical, weird fucking game," former Volition creative director Steve Jaros said of Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell when I spoke with him about the Disney-inspired standalone expansion. It's true: there's a musical num...

Inside My Radio is a rad rhythm-platformer

Nov 16 // Steven Hansen
But boomboxes are a big, dead cultural artifact. Inside My Radio, one of the coolest projects I checked out at Game Connection Europe, puts you in the role of a lively LED inside of a dying boombox. Your goal is to bring back the funk (or, actually, the electro, dub, and disco).  Inside My Radio is structured similarly to underrated rhythm-platformer Sound Shapes, with a number of stages making up the track list in an album. Within the musical genres of electro, dub, and disco, there will be subgenres and styles represented, which will wind up with their own albums, so it won't be a three-tune affair.  Unlike Sound Shapes, though, the music here isn't just tonal, visual set-dressing. Here, your main movements--jump, dash, slam--have to be synchronized with the backing beat, or nothing registers. A bit closer to Crypt of the Necrodancer, perhaps, but with a more consistent rhythm rather than a tile based affair. Should you slip up and lose the beat, prompting a complete meltdown, as is often the case in rhythm games, a button press brings up a metronome-like visual indicator around the LED chap that you can follow to get back on track.  Aside from rhythm-based precision platforming, there are a few puzzle sort of things to deal with, as well as the ability to slightly alter the style of track within the level you're playing, depending on which bit you prefer. The dubworld even has a giant mixing board you can manually adjust for the sound you want.  The music I've heard is good, the visual style is lovely in its colorful lighting and sharp angles (the cutscenes, too, which look a little different). I'm excited to check out more Inside My Radio, headphones on, soon. PC and "consoles" are currently confirmed, though it may be a tip that the studio's last, very different game came to PS3 and Vita alongside PC. 
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Get in my radio (an Austin Powers joke)
There are things to consider when it comes to playing music in public. Are you in an open space, perhaps a park, with enough distance between you and others so that your tunes don't dance on over into unwilling ears? Are you...


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