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11:00 AM on 11.07.2013

The current Bandcamp Weekly is all about game music

Independent music enthusiasts (and especially those who follow game music) are pretty familiar with Bandcamp as a platform to get affordable music while giving the creators a greater cut than through traditional means. Perhap...

Darren Nakamura





2:30 PM on 11.06.2013

Final Fantasy Tactics OST on iTunes in North America

Gather 'round, you little whippersnappers, and let me tell you about the hardships I went through when I was your age. Back in my day, if we wanted the Final Fantasy Tactics original soundtrack, we would have to get it o...

Darren Nakamura



Super Mario 3D World composers talk cats, dogs, and more photo
Super Mario 3D World composers talk cats, dogs, and more
by Jayson Napolitano

We mentioned a few days back that we had an interview with Nintendo composers Mahito Yokota and Koji Kondo regarding their work on Super Mario 3D World in the works. Well, here it is!

The two take the time to share with us how cats influenced the game, their thoughts on the great cats vs. dogs debate, and some surprises that we'll hear when it comes to the game's soundtrack.

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7:00 AM on 10.30.2013

Super Mario 3D World features a lot of live music

The Super Mario Galaxy soundtracks feature some of the best Mario music of all time. That's in part thanks to the majestic atmosphere generated by the live symphony orchestra they recorded for those games. The recent New...

Jayson Napolitano

10:30 AM on 10.22.2013

Game Music Bundle... of the Damned!

Just in time for Halloween, the Game Music Bundle... of the Damned! drops into our trick or treat bags. This bundle blends a nice variety of soundtracks, from top horror franchises to indie games. Dead Space, Silent Hill...

Dale North



I'm convinced: Final Fantasy VI is Uematsu's best work photo
I'm convinced: Final Fantasy VI is Uematsu's best work
by Jayson Napolitano

Okay, so we've featured a lot of Final Fantasy in Note Worthy lately, in part thanks to the recent remaster soundtracks. Looking at Final Fantasy VI this month, however, finally brought me around to accepting that this is truly Nobuo Uematsu's best work.

We also delve into the soundtrack to BEYOND: Two Souls, Spectrum of Mana, and the new Final Fantasy XI band, Nanaa Mihgo's. Plus we check out Disgaea D2, Square Enix's annual Tokyo Game Show sampler disc that lets us know what all is in the works from their label, and more!

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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