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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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Mega Man
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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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Eyes on Me
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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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Yeezus
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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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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

 
 
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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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Electric Reaper

I think I just blew up 11 or so enemy ships in NeonXSZ with 2 Laser Cannon shots and 1 Thunder These things are flying through the air, and I nearly wiped out a whole squadron just like Soooooo much loot was

 
JohnTheSpaceNinja

Is Watch Dogs 2 as good as Ive been hearing? Im thinking of picking it up during the Steam summer

 
iam16bit

Konami trademarked TurboGrafx I wonder what theyll do with this and how much theyll fuck it

 
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I need that system ASAP

 
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Its litten fam!

 
Dangus Taargus

Im obsessed with solving all of the puzzles in The Witness on my At 36 hours: 401 The sound puzzle in the shipwreck is going to break me when I eventually try to solve 122 left to solve I think, plus 18 environmental ones?

 

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