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1:15 PM on 07.15.2014

Pharrell and his Arby's hat are picking a soundtrack for NBA 2K15

What's happening in basketball these days? That LeBron fellow went back to that city where everyone hated him for a bit and now they're all going to pretend like that didn't happen. Carmelo decided to stay in New York after o...

Brett Makedonski


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

10:30 AM on 05.07.2014

You should check out these new Drakengard 3 music samples

Drakengard 3 sound director Keiichi Okabe worked with Square Enix to share pieces of the game's two-disc, 33 song soundtrack on the official website. There's plenty of samples to flip through, and they show that the sound te...

Dale North

7:30 AM on 05.01.2014

Check out the 16-bit-ish Pixel Noir soundtrack sampler

Remember us telling you about the upcoming JRPG-inspired 16-bit noir detective game, named Pixel Noir? Its music was composed by SWDTech's audio lead, Kunal Majmudar, who you might know from the game music cover band, Th...

Dale North

1:00 PM on 04.23.2014

Game Music Lullabies album Prescription for Sleep coming soon

Sweet slumber comes with game music, I've found. I've always had sleeping soundtracks to listen to when I'm traveling or just need to chill out. I love to sleep to orchestral JRPGs, arranged albums, and 16-bit classics, and I...

Dale North

1:00 AM on 04.16.2014

Addiction allegory Spate's soundtrack is available now

Spate made a bit of a stir with its release last month, if not for its attempt to tackle themes more mature than shooting bullets at beefy dudes, then for its dated representation of absinthe as it exists and is understood to...

Darren Nakamura



Silent Horror soundtrack is back from the dead and ready to download photo
Silent Horror soundtrack is back from the dead and ready to download
by Darren Nakamura

Back in 2005, a small team made Silent Horror, an independent film homage to survival horror, with obvious nods to the legendary Silent Hill franchise. Before he was Destructoid's Editor-in-Chief, Dale North composed the soundtrack for the film, and almost ten years later, it has finally been made widely available to the public.

Since we have the hookup, we are able to offer the Silent Horror Main Theme for free on our SoundCloud. Stream or download it there, or just listen to it below. If you want to hear more, head over to the soundtrack's Bandcamp or Loudr pages. It should provide you with a spooky soundtrack suitable for your day today.

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7:30 PM on 03.27.2014

Final Fantasy XV: Omnis Lacrima track available to purchase

Forget fated children and anxious hearts. Final Fantasy XV is on the horizon, and for a game this big, you have to know there's going to be some equally big music to accompany it. Enter "Omnis Lacrima," a sweeping orchestral...

Brittany Vincent



Here, have a free track from the Monarch Arrangements photo
Here, have a free track from the Monarch Arrangements
by Darren Nakamura

Dale already told you about the soundtrack for Monarch: Heroes of a New Age by Goomin Nam. He even casually mentioned that he worked on a track for the Arrangements & Variations album. You lucky, music-loving Destructoid readers can now have that track, free of charge. Stream it below, or go straight to the Destructoid Soundcloud to download it.

"The Merry Village" is a variation of the original "Seaside Village." It has a smoother feel to it than the source material, and it sounds a bit brighter, despite having nearly identical instrumentation, with a focus on piano and strings. Check it out.

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12:30 PM on 02.20.2014

Monarch: Heroes of a New Age soundtrack out now

Korean fantasy MMORPG Monarch: Heroes of a New Age features beautiful orchestral music by composer Goomin "Nauts" Nam. Nam's previous works include the drink mixing sim series (no, really!), Bar Oasis, currentl...

Dale North





10:30 AM on 02.04.2014

Chrono Trigger Symphony Volume 3 is out now

Last year, Blake Robinson announced that he would be working on a three-part tribute to the legendary Square role-playing game, Chrono Trigger. Volume One of the Chrono Trigger Symphony released in August and Volum...

Darren Nakamura



Download a free track from the Dragon Fantasy Book II OST photo
Download a free track from the Dragon Fantasy Book II OST
by Darren Nakamura

Dragon Fantasy Book II released last year for PS3 and Vita, improving on Dragon Fantasy Book I with 16-bit graphics and a more fully realized soundtrack. What you may not know is that the soundtrack was composed by our very own corgi-loving Editor-in-Chief, Dale North. What you also may not know is that the soundtrack has debuted at MAGFest and will be going on sale on January 6.

It does a fantastic job of evoking SNES-era role-playing game soundtracks, with tracks ranging from sweeping orchestral pieces fit for untold adventures to funk bass infused tunes appropriate for exploring the more disreputable locations of the fantasy world. And I'm not just saying that because Dale could fire me at a moment's notice! Ha ha ha. Ha. No really, it's good, I promise.

In case you want a free sample, check out "Hypothecary" below or download it from Destructoid's SoundCloud.

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Top ten game music tracks to get you pumped for the gym photo
Top ten game music tracks to get you pumped for the gym
by Jayson Napolitano

Like our last issue of The Sound Card, which focused on music to sleep to, this has also been on my back burner for some time. I have over 300 tracks on my exercise playlist in iTunes, and a lot of that is game music. I thought to myself, what better way to bring in the New Year with people hitting the gym to meet those weight loss goals than provide a list of ten tracks that I wouldn't be caught without at the gym!

Admittedly, putting this list together has been the hardest one yet. I had 33 tracks set aside to consider, and I had to make some excruciating cuts, but hey, maybe that leaves the door open to more lists like this in the future. Also, I only stuck to original soundtrack versions of tracks, as opening it up to arrangements (as much as I love them for the gym) would make the task even harder.

Count down with us our top ten picks for tracks to take to the gym, and, as always, chime in with some of your own personal favorites... if you're one of those weirdos who bring game music to the gym!

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6:00 AM on 12.26.2013

Ragnarok Online Elemental Tunes delivers large music fix

After our look at the Ragnarok Online 10th Anniversary Package last week, I wanted to turn my attention to this year’s special release, dedicated entirely to the music of Ragnarok Online. Elemental Tunes features f...

Jayson Napolitano

3:00 PM on 12.24.2013

The winner of Destructoid's best of 2013 soundtrack

A great soundtrack can help make a great game legendary, and can even make a mediocre title memorable. In recent years, more emphasis has been put into crafting a noteworthy and fitting soundtrack for a game, and more compose...

Darren Nakamura