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2:00 PM on 10.04.2013

Lots of new Silent Hill soundtracks are available now

Sumthing Else Music Works has just released a whole bunch of Silent Hill series soundtracks, just in time for Halloween. We're talking soundtracks from the more recent series games, including Origins, Homecoming, Downpour, Sh...

Dale North





6:00 AM on 09.30.2013

Spectrum of Mana tribute album now available

Last month we shared an exclusive sample of Spectrum of Mana, a 3-disc tribute album to Hiroki Kikuta's timeless Secret of Mana soundtrack featuring stemage, Alexander Brandon, Tim Yarborough of The OneUps, and many others. T...

Jayson Napolitano

5:00 PM on 09.29.2013

Mega Man 2 composer joins the Mighty No. 9 team

With just two days left before donations close, the Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter is exploding with all kinds of tasty treats. I hope you remembered to vote on your favorite Call design! Here's another bit of wonderful news: We we...

Tony Ponce

11:00 AM on 09.29.2013

Real game Cat Girl Without Salad gets a great fake OST

[Image by Grace] Last March 31st, I posted a story about a videogame that is a real videogame. A lot of people said, "Hey, it's the day before April 1st! This isn't a real videogame for sure! You got punked, dummy!" It's amaz...

Jonathan Holmes

1:00 AM on 09.28.2013

Mega Man X series to get a 12-disc music collection

*sigh* Let's skip the piss party this time and jump right to the nitty gritty. A listing on Japanese online shop Rakuten has appeared for Rockman X Sound Box, set to arrive on December 18, 2013. The 12-disc set is likely a so...

Tony Ponce



Top ten game music tracks to sleep to photo
Top ten game music tracks to sleep to
by Jayson Napolitano

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. I always get people asking me what kind of game music I cram into my general purpose playlists (sleep, gym, relaxing, etc.), so I thought I'd start by listing my top ten favorite tracks to sleep to, since there's so much great music to consider.

I'll admit that this was really tough, as I have hundreds of tracks on my playlist. I decided to go with original soundtrack versions as opposed to digging into arranged tracks (many arrangements are made to be relaxing and sleep-inducing, and could make for a whole new post).

Join us as we count down, and please, chime in with some of your favorite picks for your favorite game tracks to sleep to!

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1:00 AM on 09.24.2013

Chrono Trigger Symphony Vol. 2 is hot and ready

Blake Robinson is in the process of reproducing the entire Chrono Trigger soundtrack into synthesized orchestral form, and the project started bearing fruit last month. For such a massive game with an equally massive score, ...

Tony Ponce



I never realized Final Fantasy V's OST was this good photo
I never realized Final Fantasy V's OST was this good
by Jayson Napolitano

Another month, another batch of ten soundtracks to cover in our monthly Note Worthy feature. We've got a lot of great music in this issue, including the Final Fantasy V Remaster Version, six hours of music with Before Meteor: Final Fantasy XIV, a preview of Random Encounter's upcoming album which isn't out until September 26, and a bunch of other soundtracks from the past month.

As always, enjoy samples courtesy of Destructoid's SoundCloud account, and I've tried to include samples from elsewhere whenever possible. Enjoy, and chime in with your favorites from this past month. 

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3:00 PM on 09.14.2013

Celebrate 20 years of Gunstar Heroes with OC ReMix

Treasure knows how to make some f*ckin' games. That's an undisputed fact. And one of the best Treasure games is of course Gunstar Heroes on SEGA Genesis. Did you know it just celebrated its 20th anniversary this past Monday?...

Tony Ponce

9:00 PM on 09.09.2013

This Super Mario World orchestral arrangement is glorious

Video Games Live is making a final push for its Kickstarter campaign, unveiling a fantastic arrangement from Super Mario World (which you can hear below) that it hopes to take to Nintendo and get on the upcoming Video Ga...

Jayson Napolitano

8:00 PM on 08.22.2013

Gotta get back in time! Chrono Trigger Symphony is out

I hope you enjoyed our little snippet of Blake Robinson's Chrono Trigger Symphony, because now it's time for the real thing! The first volume of the three-part fan symphony is live on Loudr and iTunes for $7.99, less than wha...

Tony Ponce

7:30 PM on 08.21.2013

Sneak peek at Chrono Trigger Symphony fan album

On August 22, 1995, Chrono Trigger released in the US and changed the RPG paradigm forever. Exactly 18 years later, Blake Robinson is paying tribute with Chrono Trigger Symphony: Volume 1, the first in a three-part set celebr...

Tony Ponce





3:00 PM on 08.20.2013

Enjoy these Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft music samples

It's been a while since we've talked about the Warcraft card game spin-off, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. Blizzard Entertainment is currently taking beta sign-ups, so I thought it would be a good time to find out what's go...

Jayson Napolitano

2:00 PM on 08.18.2013

Pokemon X and Y soundtrack to ship on four discs

Nintendo is on a roll. After the five-disc Fire Emblem: Awakening soundtrack earlier this year, they're now putting out a four-disc Pokemon X and Y soundtrack titled Nintendo 3DS Pokémon X・Y Super Music Col...

Jayson Napolitano



Nobuo Uematsu's return to form with Blik-0 soundtrack photo
Nobuo Uematsu's return to form with Blik-0 soundtrack
by Jayson Napolitano

Last month's Note Worthy featured some of the best music I've heard this year. It's interesting then, that this month, we have a lot of shorter releases, including several free-to-download albums, which is good if you broke the bank buying everything last month.

Top honors to go Nobuo Uematsu's first e-book and accompanying soundtrack, Blik-0, although we also touch on the surprising Rockman Xover, the atmospheric Remember Me, and the nostalgic Halo: Spartan Assault and Shadowrun Returns, among others.

We have a lot of samples from the Destructoid SoundCloud this month, so dig in, enjoy, and let us know which ones are your favorites. 

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7:30 PM on 08.14.2013

Game Music Bundle 5 features Monaco, Fez, FTL, and more

Gone are the days when owning your favorite game music required spending exorbitant amounts of money on a Japanese import. I say good riddance (though I still cherish my old Final Fantasy Tactics soundtrack CD). These days, s...

Darren Nakamura