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Journey

It's a hipsters paradise: Journey soundtrack going vinyl


Limited edition print also unveiled
Apr 21
Journey is a beautiful game. And what better way to honor that beauty than with two separately artful tributes that will soon be up for sale -- the soundtrack on two vinyl LPs and a "very limited edition" screen print by arti...
Final Fantasy

Watch the London Symphony Orchestra do Final Fantasy... in 3D!


Just imagine the Chocobo racing theme
Apr 16
We here at Destructoid sometimes get a bit distracted by the crasser things in life. When we’re not making sweet love with fictional wrestlers, we’re wanking off cars, but we’ve got to have a bit more class ...
Bloodborne

Official Bloodborne Soundtrack available to pre-order, releases April 21


"Rom only knows what I'd be without you..."
Apr 08
I'm terrible at Dark Souls, and I'm too broken to play Bloodborne, but at least I can always appreciate the amazing score as the phrase "You Died, Ya' Feckin' Ejit!" seeps into view for the trillionth time. Thankfully, for mu...
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 ...
Spark Mandrill

Mega Man X's Spark Mandrill theme on eight floppy drives sounds awesome


I'm mesmerized by this channel
Feb 24
If you haven't visited MrSolidSnake745's YouTube channel before, he basically recreates various iconic songs by way of floppy drives -- it's just what he does, and he does it well. Just yesterday he posted one of my personal...
Rockman Dystopia

Rockman Dystopia gets some sweet, sweet samples


Free samples are the best
Jan 15
e-Capcom has put up the latest samples for the upcoming album Rockman Dystopia, which is basically an electronic take on the Mega Man X series. If you love the X games and EDM, you'll want to check this out, as shor...
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...
Marvel vs. Capcom 2

This Marvel vs. Capcom 2 acapella medley brings me back


Swing your boooooddyyy...
Jan 08
Triforcefilms' latest video involves an acapella rendition of a few Marvel vs. Capcom 2 themes, and it will definitely put you in a feel-good mood. I can vividly recall the day I bought the Dreamcast game from a Fu...
Mega Man

Rock out with this free Mega Man tribute album


Hyacintho Resilience
Jan 05
Tribute albums are often the best albums. Why? Because they're almost always free! The newest tribute is to the Mega Man series, compliments of Hyacintho Resilience. You'll find tracks from X4, Zero, Mega Man 3...
Rockman Utopia

These Rockman Utopia music samples are so good I want to buy it


Clown Man gets some love
Dec 30
For the most part I'm pretty mellow when it comes to videogame music, but every so often something will come along that excites me. E-Capcom put up a few samples for the upcoming Rockman Utopia remix CD, which samples tr...
8-bit Time Machine

The 8-bit Time Machine album takes a nostalgic angle at newer properties


Angry Birds, Super Mario Galaxy, and Destiny, among others
Dec 23
More than any subgenre of gaming music, my heart is particularly fond of retro-themed tunes. To help bring us back into the past, composer Giovanni Rotondo has created a project called "The 8-Bit Time Machine," which provides...
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...
Rockman Xover

Rockman Xover's soundtrack rocked, man


The game is coming to an end
Nov 04
As we know, Rockman Xover is ending as a "gaming service" (lol modern gaming) next year. It is the only "living" Mega Man game currently for mobile devices in certain regions, and even though the game isn't that gr...

Final Fantasy and World of Warcraft composers join up for a concert


Coming to Naka-Kon in Overland Park, Kansas
Oct 16
Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu and World of Warcraft composer Jason Hayes are teaming up with their respective bands, The Earthbound Papas and Critical Hit, to perform live at Naka-Kon in Overland Park, Kansas this Nove...

Zone Runners: Sonic-themed hip hop


This exists
Oct 13
Sonic-themed hip hop exists. Check out Zone Runners, a game music-inspired hip hop trio that just released their debut album of Sonic the Hedgehog type tunes. They run through a number of zones over the 11-track release, with...

These 8- and 16-bit EWI videogame remixes are outstanding


Super Scope!
Oct 08
EWI is a wind controller, or an Electronic Wind Instrument. Basically, it's a synthesizer you blow into, allowing players of acoustic wind instruments to get into the digital music world. It looks kind of like a clarinet or ...

Falcom Sound Team jdk library of music on iTunes


!!!
Oct 03
Game music fans, did you know about this?! I didn't until I wrote this piece about my dream racing game a few days back. While I was throwing out unrealistic wishes I daydreamed about the famed sound crew from Falcom making t...

Katamari Damacy composers confirmed for MAGFest 13


Lonely Rolling Staaaar
Oct 02
MAGFest, the Music and Games Festival, is going into its thirteenth year, and to celebrate they have some big musical guests lined up. Katamari Damacy composers Yuu Miyake and Yoshihito Yano will be...rolling into town t...

Game music fans: You've gotta watch Diggin' In The Carts


The documentary
Sep 25
Have you heard of Diggin' In The Carts? This is a documentary series on Japanese videogame music, from Red Bull Music Academy. Episode 4, titled "The Cool Kid," was fantastic. It's all about vintage Sega game music, focusing ...

The Players' Score: A Videogame Music Documentary


Kickstarted
Aug 26
The Players' Score: A Videogme Music Documentary comes from indie filmmakers Kory Caldwell and Keaton Slansky. Their goal is to explore game music's impact through interviews with composers, chip tune acts, cover artists and...

Mega Mensch 'Mohel Man'


Oy
Aug 25
This brilliant piece comes from long-time friend Jake Kaufman, composer on tons of videogames including Shantae, Ducktales: Remastered, Boot Hill Heroes, Contra 4, and many more. His music is incredible. He's a dear friend, ...

Super Smash Bros. 3DS has a cool Sleep Mode music feature


Listen to music with 3DS closed
Aug 22
Fellow game music fans are going to love this. Masahiro Sakurai showed off a new Super Smash Bros. 3DS sound feature yesterday on Miiverse. While in Sleep Mode, users will be able to listen to the game's music. Basically, sou...
Murasaki Baby

Akira Yamaoka creating an exclusive track for Murasaki Baby


Love the composer, not so sure about the game
Aug 13
Akira Yamaoka, Silent Hill soundtrack wizard and all-around awesome composer (Snatcher, Killer is Dead, and many others) has created an exclusive music track for the upcoming side-scrolling game Murasaki Baby. Yamaoka paired...

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call: Music contest kicks off, new screens


Kupo!
Aug 06
The Legacy of Music Contest for upcoming 3DS game Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call has officially kicked off. Did you see...me in the contest announcement video? Weird, right?  I can't wait to hear all of the arra...
Smooth McGroove

Smooth McGroove makes me feel horrible about my humming abilities yet again


I used to be proud to be able to hum the whole Final Fantasy VII soundtrack
Jul 22
Smooth McGroove does it again with this wonderful arrangement of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link's Temple/Palace Theme. This man is a bundle of talent and I can't wait to see his next new take on an old classic. As a rule, YouTube personalities don't normally impress me in this manner, but I've enjoyed Smooth's takes on classic gaming tunes. Perhaps it'll brighten your day a bit as well. 

Weekend Playlist: Summer Jams


Fun in the sun
Jul 19
Summer is officially in full swing and most of you are probably sitting inside and playing Destiny. I dont blame you though, if I had a PS4 I would be doing the same exact thing. For those of you who maybe want to pretend you are outside enjoying the nice weather, I have created this playlist of happy summertime jams.   
Gambi

Scritch, scratch, and remix your favorite chiptunes with Gambi


Oh, my, chiptune-eyed surprise
Jul 08
Gambi is an interesting app that allows you to remix and play around with chiptunes. It includes a free track that you can mess about with, though the actual app itself is $7, if you want to take the plunge. The layout is qu...
Earthbound

The Beatles, Beach Boys and Monty Python really were in Earthbound


An oldie but goodie
Jun 28
If you're one of the many new Wii U owners out there who picked up the console for Mario Kart 8, or for all the exciting new games that Nintendo showed off at E3, you may not be caught up on all the great games already on th...

Mega Ran has Infinite Lives


The hero returns with a new track and tour
Jun 28
Mega Ran returns to the scene with a new chip-hop track for anyone who's ever needed music to survive. The Philly born, Phoenix based Teacher/Rapper/Hero releases a new tune from his upcoming EP, Wouldn't Miss It For The Worl...






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