Category Archives: Music
Fri, May 17, 2013 | 18:25 BST
In more The Last of Us news, the game’s soundtrack is heading to Sony’s Music Unlimited. It will be made available in a “few weeks,” meaning you should probably expect it when the game releases. To get a taste of what to expect, Naughty Dog has released a video featuring Academy Award winner Gustavo Santaolalla who created the soundtrack. It’s the first time the composer has worked on a video game, and you can get an idea of what his process was like below. The Last of Us is out worldwide on June 14.
Fri, May 03, 2013 | 11:20 BST
Rare composer Grant Kirkhope has released all of his soundtracks – for games spanning Banjo Kazooie and Perfect Dark – on a ‘pay what you like’ basis.
Thu, May 02, 2013 | 03:06 BST
The composer best known among gamers for his work on Rare games is behind the score for the new Castle of Illusion remake.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 | 10:36 BST
The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses is the all-Zelda orchestral concert that toured across the world last year. Well, it’s back from June 6, so if you missed it the first time you should get involved this year.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 | 15:03 BST
Bioshock 2 lead designer Zak McClendon has jumped ship for Harmonix as Design Director, according to his online CV. The Rock Band studio appears to be gearing up towards something massive, if recent rumours are to be believed.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 | 06:11 BST
Namco Bandai has released localised versions of three of its popular Idolm@ster games for iDevice. Rhythmic Record, Melodic Disc and Harmonic Score are ports of the Shiny Fest PSP games, and are available now from the App Store for $55 each. Each one contains an original animated feature, different idols, and free downloadable tunes, and weighs in at a hefty couple of GB each.
Wed, Apr 17, 2013 | 20:45 BST
Free songs are available this week through Karaoke for Xbox 360. All tracks are “in they style of”, so don’t expect the originals. You can nab karaoke songs from the following artists: Heart, Donna Summer, Michael Jackson, Albert King, and The Mamas and The Papas. Hit up playXBLA for more information.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 | 23:43 BST
Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai 2 was announced for 3DS in the latest issue of Famitsu, according to Siliconera. It’s the follow up to last year’s effort, the first to grace Nintendo’s handheld. Sega has made some noise about potentially localising Hatsune Miku games for the west; the vocaloid has made popular appearances on PlayStation 3 and Vita as well.
Mon, Apr 15, 2013 | 03:02 BST
The soundtrack to Injustice: Gods Among Us will launch alongside the PlayStation 3, Wii U and Xbox 360 fighter this week. The album will go for $10 via digital retailers, and will turn up on CD in the US on April 23, for $12. You can peruse the track list; check out one featured track, THISKIDSNOTALRIGHT by AWOLNATION; and listen to the game’s main theme through the break. NetherRealm’s latyest arrives on April 16 in the US; April 17 in Australia; and April 19 in Europe.
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 | 05:48 BST
Rockstar Games has helpfully collated music featured on the soundtracks of Grand Theft Auto 3, GTA 4, Vice City, San Andreas, Liberty City Stories, Vice City Stories and Chinatown Wars as Spotify channels. The ads and DJ banter are unfortunately not included, and not every track is available yet, but you cna take your pick from across the dials via Rockstar Newsire.
Wed, Apr 10, 2013 | 10:11 BST
eJay Pure developer Wired Productions has added a free 8-bit chiptune samples pack to its Kickstarter campaign. Whether you back the project or not, they can be yours ahead of the game’s eventual release on iOS and Android later this year.
Tue, Apr 09, 2013 | 11:55 BST
Tue, Apr 09, 2013 | 00:40 BST
Harmonix has warned that some downloadable tracks may disappear from the Rock Band store as long-standing license agreements expire, with some Metallica tracks already pulled.
Wed, Apr 03, 2013 | 10:47 BST
Final Fantasy & The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim have placed in the top five of UK radio station Classic FM’s ‘Hall of Fame’ list.
Wed, Apr 03, 2013 | 10:09 BST
“Paula Agnus Denise – Best of Amiga and CD32 Video Game Music” is the oddly-named music compilation that spans some of the most-iconic Amiga and Amiga CD32 games of yesteryear. It can be yours from May 6.
Tue, Apr 02, 2013 | 23:05 BST
Don McLean’s American Pie has arrived in the Rock Band store, marking the end of an era – specifically, the era in which Harmonix released new content for its ground-breaking series of co-op music games.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 | 10:43 GMT
eJay Pure could see the music-creation franchise relaunched this year if its newly-posted Kickstarter campaign proves successful.
Sat, Mar 23, 2013 | 13:42 GMT
During a PAX East panel yesterday, Harmonix revealed that Rock Band users have downloaded 130 million songs for their living room gigs, a figure which is up from 100 million in 2011.
Sat, Mar 23, 2013 | 13:18 GMT
Harmonix named Don McLean’s American Pie will be the last track added to the Rock Band library, on April 2. Harmonix announced the swansong at its PAX East party today, as reported by Polygon. The developer announced its intention to cease releasing new DLC last month, and after 275 weeks and more than 4,000 tracks, it’s hard to complain.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 | 11:29 GMT
Super Metroid Symphony is the latest album from The Blake Robinson Synthetic Orchestra, and its out today courtesy of Joypad Records. The game features 30 tracks from Nintendo’s iconic SNES classic.