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Exclusive: A taste of the Tales of the Elements soundtrack

I got an unusual e-mail a few days ago. I'm not especially well versed in the subject matter, but I found it interesting, and hopefully you will too. Some of you might remember Jayson Napolitano, who used to run the "Note Worthy" and "The S...   read

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Zelda concert series adds new songs, dates to finish out 2016

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses concert tour announced today that it'll be adding new songs and visuals to the show for North America. The tour is currently working its way through Europe, but will return to the United S...   read


Skyrim composer pissed at concert that has 'nothing to do with him'

There's a pretty long lineage of game composers falling out with major companies, but this is a new one. Recently, Bethesda announced a London concert for Skyrim, to celebrate the release of the Special Edition of the game. It'll take ...   read

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Vince DiCola talks Transformers movie, foray into video games

Odds are you've heard of Vince DiCola. Whether it's his work on the 1986 flop-turned-cult hit Transformers movie (that was just remastered in 4K last month) or his recent contributions to the world of video games, he's a recognizable f...   read

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Mega Man 2
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I can't stop listening to this Mega Man 2 banjo cover

There was something about the music in classic Mega Man games. Whether it was the riffing of some classic rock songs or pure sparks of originality, it's one of the most covered and celebrated franchises of all time musically. That incl...   read

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Music and games

The soundtrack of my gaming life

I have a deep love of ritual. Like my caveman ancestors before me (who would rally around a stone obelisk, or a collection of goat skulls, and dance to the pounding beat of skin drums), I have my own profane customs. Nothing puts me more i...   read

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Mega Man
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This Mega Man 2 concert kicks ass

Over in Chiba, Japan last weekend at the Makuhari Messe (hey that's where TGS is!), a Mega Man concert was held -- specifically, of the Mega Man 2 variety. If you're into game music at all it's worth checking out, especially ...   read

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Force de Frappe
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The 'Force de Frappe' album contains unused Hotline Miami 2 music

[Disclosure: Scarlet Moon Productions' Jayson Napolitano used to write for Destructoid.] Electronic artist Dubmood has a new '80s concept album coming later this month. It's called "Force de Frappe," and will contain unused Hotline Mia...   read

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Prescription for Sleep
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Prescription for Sleep: Lullabies of Mana is a beautiful Secret of Mana tribute

[Disclosure: Scarlet Moon Productions' Jayson Napolitano used to write for Destructoid.] Secret of Mana is one of those games that really means a lot to me. It wasn't just because I had so much fun with the co-op function with a g...   read

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CubeWorld developer releases a new song for the game

Wol_lay, the developer of CubeWorld, has released a new song that’ll feature in the game. It’s not the update we’ve been waiting over two years for, but it’s something. He posted Druids of Mana to SoundCloud, and ho...   read


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The Witcher 3
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Check out the main theme for The Witcher 3's Hearts of Stone DLC

The Witcher 3's Heart of Stone DLC is coming on October 13, and will have 10 hours of content in tow. But before it drops, you can listen to the main theme above from composer Marcin Przybyłowicz. Wild Hunt already...   read

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Silent Hill

Silent Hill Live coming to the UK later this year

Konami is celebrating the music of Silent Hill with a live concert UK series, led by Silent Hill composer and producer, Akira Yamaoka. The show will be coming to five UK cities: Bristol (October 29), Cardiff (October 30), London (November ...   read

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Tommy Tallarico

Composer Tommy Tallarico may owe his career to a t-shirt

Chances are if you've played a video game, composer Tommy Tallarico helped with the music in some form or another. Earthworm Jim, Cool Spot, MDK, Advent Rising, and the original Prince of Persia are just a few of the titles he dipped h...   read

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The Last of Us
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The Last of Us soundtrack coming to limited vinyl collection

Mondo has announced it will be a selling a limited edition, 4-vinyl collection of The Last of Us original soundtrack, with artwork by artists Olly Moss and Jay Shaw. The collection will include the music from both The Last of Us and DLC Le...   read

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Guitar Hero Live

Guitar Hero Live adds more of those rock songs whippersnappers like

The return of the battle of the plastic peripherals is almost upon us once more, with titans Guitar Hero Live and Rock Band 4 both throwing more and more songs at us in the hopes we’ll actually recognise any of them. This time around,...   read

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It's a hipsters paradise: Journey soundtrack going vinyl

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 artist Mark Englert...   read

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Final Fantasy

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

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 and culture eve...   read

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

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 music lovers/bad ...   read

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New radio station coming to GTA V

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 be left out for...   read

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

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 favorite Mega ...   read

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Rockman Dystopia

Rockman Dystopia gets some sweet, sweet samples

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 short as the tastes...   read

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Austin Wintory

Journey composer Austin Wintory threatened by musician's union

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," Variety reports...   read

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Marvel vs. Capcom 2
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This Marvel vs. Capcom 2 acapella medley brings me back

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 FuncoLand an...   read

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Mega Man

Rock out with this free Mega Man tribute album

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, and a whole l...   read

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Rockman Utopia

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

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 tracks from class...   read

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