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Portal choir cover photo
Portal choir cover
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Portal's 'Still Alive' sounds very Disney with a full choir

Portal's beloved "Still Alive" is a quirky anti-epic, so giving it the full choir treatment just kind of sounds like a '90s Disney tune, even when the rest of the voices (backup singing villagers or something) jump in halfway through. Techn...   read

 
 
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David Bowie

Rock legend and actor David Bowie has passed away

Beloved actor and singer/songwriter David Bowie passed away last night in his home in New York City after a bout with cancer. Like many multimedia icons before him, you don't necessarily immediately associate video games with Bowie, but his...   read

 
 
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Review: Chiptune Champion
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Review: Chiptune Champion

I love chiptune music and I love music and rhythm games, so of course I had to play Chiptune Champion, which combines them both.  It might not be perfect, and it might not be much to look at it, but it has its charm.    read

 
 
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Sonic the Hedgehog

Crush 40 let slip a 25th anniversary Sonic game is in the works

Jeez, it’s already been almost five years since the great Sonic Generations was released to celebrate the Blue Blur’s 20th anniversary. With the series’ 25th birthday rapidly approaching later this year, people have been w...   read

 
 
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Deck my Pokeballs
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Holiday music to jam to with your gaming family

Happy holidays, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!  It is that time of year when you annoy entertain your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and unsuspecting opponents on Xbox Live with your holiday music. As a professional at annoying entertai...   read

 
 
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Splattack!
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Damn, look at Seymour shred Splatoon tunes on his guitar

Splatoon's music was love at first listen. Last year, Nintendo initially drew me to its then-unknown game about squidkids thanks in large part to the kickass theme song. It's now nearly 2016, and I'm not even close to tired of hearing that ...   read

 
 
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Napster

Napster is coming to Wii U

Holy '90s, Batman. Nintendo has announced that Napster, the now-legitimate streaming music service, will be coming to the Wii U eShop as a free app on December 17. A 30-day free trial is available, but after that, you'll have to fork over a...   read

 
 
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Rock Band VR
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Harmonix is doing Rock Band VR for Oculus Rift

As announced this evening during Geoff Keighley's The Game Awards, Harmonix and Oculus are partnering for Rock Band VR. A rough clip with first-person footage of a player holding a guitar was shown, as well as a bit between Oculus founder P...   read

 
 
The Rock photo
The Rock

The Rock is pretty good at piano

He is a multitalented man.   read

 
 
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Vinyl

The Dustforce soundtrack is finally coming to vinyl

It was bound to happen sooner or later. I've been giving shout-outs to vinyl releases as they pop up and, at last, iam8bit is putting the wonderful Dustforce soundtrack by Lifeformed on vinyl. Hot damn! Pre-orders opened this morning ahead ...   read

 
 
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Amplitude
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Amplitude set to release on January 5 for PS4

It has been a bit of a wait for Amplitude, Harmonix's 2014 Kickstarter success. It was originally slated for release in March of 2015, but was pushed back a few times to January of 2016. Still, a year is nothing if you consider the last gam...   read

 
 
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Famicom
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Chiptune musicians release album on Famicom

We've seen new releases for the Sega Dreamcast come to fruition in the past few years, but a brand new Famicom cartridge is an even more potent throwback. 8-Bit Music Power is a chiptune music compilation from Japanese artist RIKI and games...   read

 
 
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Fez

Oh my gosh, this Fez vinyl!

I was checked out for the day when I saw this vinyl set for Fez, or so I thought. It's so dang good! Disasterpeace is one of my favorite musicians working in games right now, and the Fez soundtrack is among his best work, easily. To have it...   read

 
 
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Hotline

This Hotline Miami sale supports the musicians

The music for Hotline Miami has stuck with me like few other video game soundtracks. Carpenter Brut, M|O|O|N, Perturbator, and Magic Sword all in one brutal, high-octane place. It's exceptional. While the games have been discounted numerous...   read

 
 
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Transistor
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Transistor now available on the Apple TV

The Apple TV hasn't exactly set the world of gaming on fire, but with the recent release of Transistor to the platform, I'm officially more interested in it than ever. Like 1% interested, but still. This version of the game has been designe...   read

 
 
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Fallout 4
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Someone recreated the piano scene from Big in Fallout 4

Settlement building in Fallout 4 isn't as user friendly or refined as it should be (I'd like my garden of melons to not float three feet off the ground, if at all possible), but that isn't going to hold people back from making impressive th...   read

 
 
Onett lullaby photo
Onett lullaby

Gentle Love does EarthBound as a tribute to Iwata

[Disclosure: Jayson Napolitano previously worked for Destructoid. He is now representing Gentle Love.] You know Gentle Love, right? It's the Japanese duo responsible for the soothing Prescription for Sleep: Game Music Lullabies albums. "Sna...   read

 
 
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Just Dance 2016

Review: Just Dance 2016

Yes, another Just Dance -- the seventh in the series -- has arrived. This latest edition is no exception to the usual hallmarks that defines the series with its ease of accessibility and colorful party atmosphere. It holds onto the sam...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy VII

Final Fantasy VII composer isn't working on the remake

Nobuo Uematsu, the beloved composer of Final Fantasy VII (and the most titles in the series), will not be contributing to the soundtrack for Square Enix's upcoming Final Fantasy VII remake. While speaking with French outlet JeuxVideo, ...   read

 
 
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BeatNiks

Harmonix just released a music-powered virtual pet called BeatNiks

Harmonix sure has diversified in the past five years. Sure, the studio just released Rock Band 4 and it focuses on interacting with music in all of its games, but with stuff like Chroma and A City Sleeps, it has gone further than just "hit ...   read

 
 
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Vinyl
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Everybody's Gone to the Rapture's soundtrack is being released on vinyl

Plenty of people didn’t for various reasons, but I absolutely loved pretty much every second of The Chinese Room’s Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture. One of the key things that made my time with that game so enjoyable was Je...   read

 
 
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Rise of the Tomb Raider
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Rise of the Tomb Raider launch trailer features an original song by Karen O

Rise of the Tomb Raider is just a couple weeks from launch (for the Xbox One at least), so naturally we can expect a launch trailer to keep the hype train rolling. This one comes with an extra tidbit of news, past the new bits of story reve...   read

 
 
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PlayStation 4 exclusive
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PlayStation 4 enabling DJs with Avicii music rhythm game Vector

In 2015, 1 out of 3 humans are DJs. This has led to global gridlock as necessary goods and services plummet under insistence that, "you should come see my set." The population rate is in decline, too, as more men become DJs; while a small ...   read

 
 
Halo 5 music photo
Halo 5 music
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Stream the full Halo 5 soundtrack this week

Lately, my background noise of choice for work has been the ocean. There are enough recordings available that you can afford to get real picky, real fast. I like the sound of distant waves crashing, not that distracting up-close sloshing. T...   read

 
 
Yoshi music photo
Yoshi music
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Yoshi's Woolly World is such a happy game

I'm about halfway through Yoshi's Woolly World and I am so grateful to have a dedicated co-op partner. There's this intoxicating contrast between the cute, handcrafted aesthetic and our innate desire to screw one another over as much as pos...   read

 
 
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James Internet Ego

Day 2 under the rule of Windows Sound problems 10 hours of fiddling has produced significant improvements, but still a significant drop in sound quality in some games, mostly Some Youtube videos sound a bit off as

 
Dreamweaver

I really kinda like Teen Titans GO, but I wonder if the original series still holds I stopped watching around season three or four though, so I dont know much about all these cliffhangers the show ends What do you guys think? Should I buy them?

 
gajknight

Is too late for da cat gurls? Dis one

 
OrochiLeona

This time next wee lk is VS Fighting, probably Britains biggest multifaceted So I got some hardcore revision to do this week on Killer Instinct and Button Fighter Should be an awesome

 
Michformer

Just began playing The Wolf Among Us for the 1st If theres one other genre that holds my attention just as effectively as FPSs, its the adventure The writing & storytelling alone are reason enough for me to stick around & relish its qualities

 
Osc

Just almost put my gamecase for the division into the fridge instead of my +4 dementia

 
JcDent

Caturday: vet visit blues!

 
Sarah Jane Farron

Of course one of the Windows 10 installs being stuck at 99% overnight while I tried to get some sleep was caused by Windows 7 Update refusing to let the Windows 10 Upgrade That only makes sense! Oh my

 
SeymourDuncan17

Just sitting down to play some Lumines on my PS2 was probably the most wholesome thing Ive done in these past few

 
BigDoniel

My Valkyria Chronicles Force of Will set arrived! So I have 545 cards of a game Ive played Good thing is the Valkyria set are in prepare decks, have to sort the other 320 into 40 card decks Never let it be said I dont dive into new thing

 

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