This one's been on the back burner for way too long. While most recent editions of The Sound Card have focused on a single game franchise, I've been wanting to get back to the good ol' "What's on your playlist" kind of posts.... more
Castlevania. Mega Man. And finally, Contra. With this, my holy trinity is complete.
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the greatest run and gun videogame series ever, Allistair Pinsof ranked the top five Contra games. ... more
If it wasn't obvious from the many musical references throughout the series, the Mega Man games are as much about excellent tunes as they are about tried-and-true action gameplay. He's not called "Rockman" for nothing!
But de... more
It's the most wonderful time of the year! And I truly believe that. While Thanksgiving is easily my favorite holiday, Christmas is a close second, and I've always made an iPod playlist with tons of holiday music that I roll o... more
This Halloween, you might feel like turning down the lights and cranking up the frights with a run through of a classic game like Resident Evil or Silent Hill. But for my time and money, nothing beats the premier name in acti... more
E3 is a hard place to get a good sense of music in games. The show floor is generally so noisy that you’re lucky if you can hear the attendant next to you telling you how to play the game. Fortunately, game companies ar... more
It’s back! It started and ended in 2008. The Sound Card, I mean. Dale North started the series many years ago, and while it had a very short run, I was always a fan of the column which featured zany lists that included ... more
A rhythm game is a videogame that asks players to follow a beat and execute prompted actions like button presses (or guitar strums) at preset times. When you boil this type of title down to its core, they're usually not much ... more
Videogame music has come a long way, hasn't it? In the last several years, game music went from being noise in the background to being fully-funded, high-profile music good enough to stand on its own, sometimes rivaling even ... more
Awhile back in an earlier Sound Card feature, we explained that the world of videogame music is vast. There's so many different genres and performance types that's its pretty hard to keep tabs on them all. Believe it or not, ... more
Destructoid's weekly Sound Card Remixer Profiles highlights the works and music of the internet's game music remixers. If you've read our game music primer, you'll know that "remixers" are what the game music community calls... more
The vast world of videogame music is scattered with plenty of really weird songs. And let's face it: there's some really weird videogames out there, like Namco's Katamari Damacy, that need equally weird soundtracks. That make... more
Around these parts we've always dug the work of guitarist and artist Chris Kline, better known as "vertexguy." Even in our earliest days we rocked out to his kickass versions of songs from Lords of Thunder and Contra, and we ... more
"Hey, I know this song! Isn't this from...The Legend of Zelda!?"
"Wait, why are you listening to music from The Legend of Zelda?"
Fans of videogame music (well, the non-closet variety) will tell you that they've been throug... more