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Yooka-Laylee
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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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Punk
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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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And another one
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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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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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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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Lost in Harmony
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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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Music

The Banner Saga soundtrack is getting the vinyl treatment

Austin Wintory's music is once again making its way to vinyl. Following his collaboration with iam8bit on Journey's vinyl release, his orchestral soundtrack for The Banner Saga is next in line. Pre-orders open tomorrow, January 21 at 10:00a...   read

 
 
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Iron Maiden
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A time-traveling Iron Maiden RPG? Um, yeah bro

Well, here's something I never thought I'd write about: Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast will be a mobile RPG in which you play as Eddie (the band's mascot) traveling through time to recover the shattered shards of his soul. There will of c...   read

 
 
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

 
 
Fez photo
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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Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random. Disclosure: I backed Double Fine Adventure and Awesomenauts: Starstorm on Kickst...

 


 


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I have found what is probably the best flash game Ive ever

 
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I have to say I really enjoy the backstory and character development we are getting from Apollo Justice, he certainly came a long way from being a Phoenix Wright knock

 
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Idle animations got me like

 
Dreggsao

That new Stan Bush song for Shadow Warrior 2 gives me tight You get it? Because classic Rock? Not good?

 
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This Dragon Quest Builders demo is Game has such a clean art Really fun, and I hated Couldnt even play it for 10 This seems like a must get for

 
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Darkrai is back for Darkrai20

 
Too many spiders

Ah the wonderous mixture of a strong sense of regret and feeling very refreshed after shaving off several weeks worth of

 
Michformer

This past weekend has proven to be one of the most strenuous periods in my academic Im so tired that my advisor urged me to relax for now and to take the next day Feel like playing some Deus Ex or Fallout 4, even though they are huge

 
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As weird as the tanks in Battlefield 1 may seem compared to modern tanks, trust me, weve made weirder I present to you the Tsar Tank, an experimental Russian tank from early World War

 

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