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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...   read
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Music VR
  Watch Video Listening to music is one of my favorite activities in this world. Not hearing music, but listening to music. Giving music my full, undivided attention. I'll often sit on my bedroom floor with my back against the bed, close m...   read
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Hyper Light Drifter
Heart Machine and iam8bit are planning a decidedly retro collector's edition for Hyper Light Drifter. Yes, that's a replica Super Nintendo cartridge. While it isn't functional, the bold color choice brings back fond memories ...   read
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Friday the 13th
  Watch Video Oh, would you look at the date! The developers of Friday the 13th: The Game know the score. On this beautiful and not at all cursed Friday, they've kindly given us an in-engine look at one of the variant costumes for Jason Vo...   read
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Even Babymetal is teaming up with Mario Maker

The metal idol group Babymetal is coming to Super Mario Maker as a character costume, which is something I should probably find strange, but don't -- not after the pigeon, Barbara the Bat, and Chitoge Kirisaki. Nintendo has gone to unexpec...   read

 
 
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Beatles

This is our last chance to get The Beatles: Rock Band's DLC songs

Harmonix has passed along word that come Thursday, May 5, the DLC tracks for The Beatles: Rock Band will no longer be available for purchase from the store. I sure hope you see this in time! "All You Need Is Love" "Because" "Her Majesty" "...   read

 
 
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Capsule Silence XXIV

Anamanaguchi's new music lies hidden within Capsule Silence XXIV

In case you missed it, Anamanaguchi's game Capsule Silence XXIV was “leaked” by the band a few days ago after what appeared to be a heated dispute with developer NHX. The game at first seems to be a woefully underdeveloped mess ...   read

 
 
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Quantum Break

Pin back your lugholes, here's the Quantum Break soundtrack

Microsoft has released the Quantum Break soundtrack for free on Soundcloud, and it’s surprisingly great. Big budget games have a habit of thinking big games should have big scores with lots of instruments, but then fail to give them t...   read

 
 
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Transistor vinyl

Supergiant releases stylish Transistor vinyl and updates digital OST

The soundtrack for Transistor contains some of the coolest, chillest, sit-in-a-dark-room-and-vibe tracks I've ever heard from a video game. So while I normally don't think much of premium vinyl editions, I'm pretty curious about this one. S...   read

 
 
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Rhapsody

The Rhapsody music service is hitting Wii U this week

So uh, if you want another app to install on the Wii U, Rhapsody is available this week. It will utilize the GamePad's touch screen to facilitate music streaming, which involves curated channels and customized playlists. The service comes w...   read

 
 
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Watching a full Swedish orchestra do a Mega Man medley is pretty wild

Watching people in their 50s (or older), who have potentially never played Mega Man, flawlessly perform the Spark Man theme is a pretty amazing sight. But that's just what the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra did, and you can witness i...   read

 
 
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FUNKY!

Catching up with the new ToeJam and Earl game

Human Nature Studios, the developer of the upcoming ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove, has released new screenshots and audio samples from the Kickstarted title, and boy do they have me excited. The art style reminds me of one of my fav...   read

 
 
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Yeezus Christ

Kanye West's next album is titled Turbo Grafx 16

Kanye West has announced via Twitter that his next album is tentatively titled "Turbo Grafx 16" after one of his "favorite gaming systems" from his childhood. The full text of the tweets are as follows: "My next album is titled 'Turbo Grafx...   read

 
 
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Listen to Dale North sing Final Fantasy VIII's 'Eyes on Me'

Not long ago we saw the Materia Collective remix Final Fantasy VII's soundtrack, and it was pretty dang good. Longtime Destructoid fans probably swooned at former Editor-in-Chief Dale North's rendition of the Main Theme. Now the group is ba...   read

 
 
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Kanye West reveals new game about his mother ascending to heaven

The man who sold $120 plain white t-shirts on the side while pursuing a successful rapping career is about to add game designer to his resume. Kanye West had previously announced he was working on a game about his mother ascending to heave...   read

 
 
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Meet Yooka-Laylee's newest character, Kartos

I'm not sure how many more ex-Rare staffers can pile onto the Yooka-Laylee team, but there's room for at least a couple more. Playtonic went on a little hiring spree for its first birthday, adding environmental artist Damien Sparkes (Banjo-...   read

 
 
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PUP's new music video makes good use of classic games

Earlier today, Darren passed along this music video for Torontonian punk band PUP's song "DVP" as a thing we might be interested in covering, and he made the right call. Always bet on Darren. The video, directed by Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux, is...   read

 
 
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Somehow DJ Khaled fits perfectly in The Witness

I've been playing through Jonathan Blow and gang's The Witness of which I have very mixed feelings -- unlike Brett who gave the game a perfect score in his review -- but that hasn't stopped me from falling in love with this amazi...   read

 
 
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Pokemon

Attention, Pokemon hipsters: The Red/Blue soundtrack is on vinyl now

When you think about it, "With a Little Help from My Friends" is a song that's pretty fitting for trainers in Pokémon. After all, they only command the adorable little critters; they don't actually do any of the fighting on thei...   read

 
 
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Castlevania
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Let's remember Castlevania with this awesome dad-ass vampire guitarist

When I cruise around the internet looking for juicy junk to shove down all of your throats, I listen to a large variety of music to keep myself focused. I've been on a Super Castlevania IV kick lately, so I went to the ol' youtube dot ...   read

 
 
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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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Rare throwback
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Let's listen to David Wise play the Battletoads theme

Well, this is just lovely. If you've been enjoying Rare's behind-the-scenes videos looking back at its decades of video game development, today's upload is another treat. Longtime Rare composer David Wise talks about what it was like to mak...   read

 
 
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Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson's involvement in Sonic 3 & Knuckles has been detailed

For years now, it’s been rumoured that Michael Jackson at least partially wrote the soundtrack for Sonic 3 & Knuckles. Many of the songs in the game sound remarkably similar to some of Jackson’s: just compare Carnival Night ...   read

 
 


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Steam Controller
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Make sweet, sweet, screeching music with the Steam Controller

There’s something really appealing about using things which sound just awful to make neat music. People have managed to get a tune out of disc drives, dot matrix printers, both together, and now the Steam Controller’s haptic fe...   read

 
 
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Here's a snippet of that Wyclef Jean song from Lost in Harmony

Yoan Fanise (Valiant Hearts: The Great War) broke from Ubisoft last year to form Digixart Entertainment, and the studio's first game is out on iOS devices today. Lost in Harmony looks like a decent rhythm game/Battletoads bike section, but ...   read

 
 
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I remember how different armor facings on tanks kind of blew my mind in Ground Now, I dont even glance at a game if the tanks come without machineguns and infantry cant take cover

 
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SO apparently Farfetchd is a Japan/Asian country exclusive, so when/if I catch it Ill be sure to post it and make all of you jealous

 
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