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The sad, manic face of Wii Music is performing at the Trump inauguration

By E3 2008, the Wii had just passed the Xbox 360 in US sales, despite having come out a year later. With the PS3 flagging, it was Nintendo's race to win. And then we met Ravi. Riding high, Nintendo came into E3 2008 with absolutely nothing...   read

 
 
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Ariana Grande is so into Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius

I always find it strange when there are celebrity cameos in video games. I'm not talking about something like the zaniness of Keith David being in Saints Row as Keith David (...after having voiced Julius in the first two games), but more li...   read

 
 
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Destructoid's hottest game tracks of 2016

Burned out on Christmas music? We've got you covered! Music and sound design are very important yet underappreciated aspects of game design. I mean, we can't touch, taste, or smell games (yet), so the auditory feedback is half our of experi...   read

 
 
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Utada Hikaru confirmed to be working on Kingdom Hearts III music

Japanese superstar Utada Hikaru wasn't a hit from the start. Her first album was entirely in English and tanked, but her second album which was in Japanese took off. She speaks and can sing in English fluently, but the work she is best know...   read

 
 
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Shigeru Miyamoto sat in with The Roots to play the Super Mario Bros. theme

Say what you will about Jimmy Fallon (and trust me, my joyless co-workers have), but with this year being so terrible, I feel like we need his brand of entertainment now more than ever. You may look at Fallon and see somebody feigning excit...   read

 
 
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PaRappa the Rapper, LocoRoco, and Patapon remastered for PS4

That PaRappa game that was rated in Korea has been revealed as a remaster of the original game for PlayStation 4. LocoRoco and Patapon will also be getting PS4 remasters, as announced today at PSX. All three will play natively in 4K, a...   read

 
 
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Shenmue III's Shenmusic conjures nostalgia

Hey speaking of long-awaited games, it's been a while since we've heard anything about Shenmue III. There's still no new information, but Mr. Suzuki plays some track samples and answers questions about music and sound design in both Sh...   read

 
 
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Weird Al closing out BlizzCon

Weird Al Yankovic is pretty important to me. I'm old enough to remember listening to Weird Al on the radio, Sunday nights on the Dr. Demento Show. Even before that, I would trade cassette tapes with kids at school trying to collect all of A...   read

 
 
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Check out AlphaDeus' Songs for Gamers DLC Pack 01

[AlphaDeus is back for another round of community member covers! He's probably also still in the process of DLC Pack 2, his next community project. So you probably still have time to get a request in. My song is called ninjaneering by ...   read

 
 
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Listen to the Civilization VI theme from 'Baba Yetu' composer Christopher Tin

Christopher Tin, who brought us the Civilization IV theme "Baba Yetu" and won a Grammy for it, is back composing music for the strategy series. His theme for Civilization VI is called "Sogno di Volare" (the dream of flight), and here he is...   read

 
 


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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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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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Vita developer thanks pirates for giving its game attention, turns them into paying customers

For those of you not in the know, the Vita has been hacked wide open with homebrew, emulators, and even pirated copies of games, all of which can be used as long as you have firmware 3.60 or below; 3.61 is the current latest firmware that f...   read

 
 
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Check out SeymourDuncan's Undertale - Underground EP!

[SeymourDuncan returns to the FP to grace us with his musical endeavors! This time, he's done up an entire EP for Undertale, just in time for the game's one-year anniversary! Be sure to pay attention to what he has to plug at the end of the...   read

 
 
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The best theme song in video game history comes from an unlikely place

Before Sony used "Take Me Out" in that great, futile PSP campaign, Franz Ferdinand's 2004 hit showed up in EA's NFL football game, Madden. For the last 15 years or so, the series' soundtracks have been filled with licensed music, an eclecti...   read

 
 
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The Risk of Rain soundtrack is headed to vinyl this October

Yet another amazing video game soundtrack is releasing on vinyl. Black Sheet Records, the company responsible for pressing both the Downwell and Velocity soundtracks earlier this year, is producing a pair of gold and yellow vinyl records fo...   read

 
 
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We have some exclusive tracks from Starr Mazer: DSP for you

Earlier today, Kevin wrote about how much he's been enjoying Starr Mazer: DSP, the retro-sexy SHMUP that I gushed about earlier this year. Kevin specifically mentioned that the music "brings to mind the robotic guitar licks of Sega's Genesi...   read

 
 
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Review: Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X

The kawaii queen and her Vocaloid cronies are back to pleasure your earlobes with their magical robo-voices for the first time on PlayStation 4, and the third time on PlayStation Vita. That's right, the PS4 finally has an exclusive music an...   read

 
 
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Come hear the No Man's Sky soundtrack

When I saw a link to this YouTube upload of the No Man's Sky soundtrack, I had the realization that despite the numerous gameplay videos I had seen of the sci-fi title these past few years, I somehow couldn't recall what its music sounded ...   read

 
 
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In a world where only men are left alive, there are still limited edition vinyl soundtracks

Remember when people cried "censorship!" when it was revealed that Naughty Dog decided not to make The Last of Us about a post apocalyptic world where all the women are either dead or turned into fungus people? Not long after that, an indie...   read

 
 
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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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Harmonix's Music VR might make for a great new way to listen to music

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 my eyes, and lis...   read

 
 
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Hyper Light Drifter has a sweet new collector's edition

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 of eye-piercing...   read

 
 
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Celebrate Friday the 13th with a new track from the game (exclusive)

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 Voorhees (his att...   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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Voodoome

Going back on the road for 3 or 4 months, and Im leaving the PS4 behind for the wife to play Berseria, Persona 5, RE7, I am taking a PS3 with me though so help me with some hidden I mostly played 360 last gen so I dont have many PS3

 
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What a wonderful gem Strangers Wrath I would consume more bizarre alien bounty hunting shenanigans, game industry make it Now time to figure out whats next on the neverending

 
KnickKnackMyWack

Knowing that, unlike Wii Us pro controller, the Switch pro can do literally everything the Joy-cons can, including gyro and NFC, makes the $70 price tag feel slightly less Still steep as fuck, but I think Ill just pony up and get one at

 
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I just completed this commission of an offline image for a friends Twitch page a little while It has his mascot character playing his favorite

 
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Every time I see Two Broke Girls on tv all I can think of is Panty &

 
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So this popped up for Watch and spread if you

 
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Googling calories in a halo makes me feel slightly like a But like, a weight conscious demon

 
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Jorby

With all this talk about Nioh, its making me wish I had a Maybe one day ill pick one up and catch up on all the exclusives ive missed out Bloodbornes also on that list for sure

 
yomiura

A bunch of hours were spent in Fate/Extella and I finally able to see the Red Sabers new The game is not so great and quite a bit shallow in contents but still I enjoyed a

 

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