Tag Archives: soundtrack
Mon, Jul 09, 2012 | 09:20 BST
A four-disc soundtrack for ArenaNet and NCsoft’s upcoming MMORPG, Guild Wars 2, is being offered via DirectSong. The aural epic is composed by Jeremy Soule, who has created music for dozens of video games, including titles in the Baldur’s Gate, Elder Scrolls and Warhammer franchises. A limited number of copies of the four-CD set of the Guild Wars 2 soundtrack will be signed by Soule. The soundtrack is available for purchase now, while Guild Wars 2 launches on PC on August 28.
Fri, Sep 02, 2011 | 23:43 BST
Shadows of the Damned didn’t perform very well at retail, but its developers are still hoping there’s some interest in the game’s Akira Yamaoka composed soundtrack.
Thu, Jul 07, 2011 | 03:05 BST
Halo: Combat Evolved’s iconic soundtrack has been fully re-recorded for the Anniversary edition. Naturally, they’re not messing with it in any way.
Mon, Jun 20, 2011 | 01:19 BST
Club Nintendo members and new sign-ups can score a free soundtrack CD by registering new copies of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D.
Mon, May 09, 2011 | 07:02 BST
As we edge ever-closer to the release of L.A. Noire (next week! Can you believe it?!), Rockstar Games keep making the game sound even sweeter. Today, that’s literally the case, as we learn about the soundtracks planned for release with the game.
Thu, Apr 21, 2011 | 22:42 BST
Some things in life are hard to explain. This post isn’t one of them. It’s just more shorts. .
Mon, Feb 14, 2011 | 05:50 GMT
Civilization IV’s epic theme song, the delightful Baba Yetu, has scored a grammy for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists.
Sat, Sep 11, 2010 | 22:21 BST
Sumthing Else Music Works has announced it’s to release the Halo: Reach Original Soundtrack, and it will be available through the distributor’s website next week.
Wed, Mar 11, 2009 | 23:34 GMT
Recently the music composer for Harry Potter and Red Alert 3, James Hannigan, sat down with the BBC and chatted about the challenges that come with composing music for games.
Hannigan says the main challenge is writing for scenes that he has not personally viewed, which is never the case with television or movies. Games, especially, do not follow a “conventional linear narrative” and the composition between third- and first-person offerings is a completely different thing all together.
In first-person games, he said, “You’re sending out the message that this is you, this is your eyes and ears,” and more prominent music could “conflict” with the immersion in a first-person game.
Third-person, however, is approached differently.
“You’re in control, but there’s also a sense that you’re part of an interactive audience,” he said. “So there is room to have more manipulative music that treats you at least partly as an audience”.
Hannigan also mentioned that he is thrilled that game music gets the younger generations interested in classical music.
Full thing over on BBC.
Wed, Feb 11, 2009 | 08:07 GMT
As seen on MTV, Rockstar’s $20 GTA IV expansion is adding at least $20 worth of family-wrecking devil music. Maybe even enough to wreck two or three families, if you’re lucky.
Radio stations Liberty City Hardcore (death metal), The Beat (hip-hop), Radio Broker (indie), and Liberty Rock Radio (take a guess) will all add new songs to their rotations, while The Beat and LCH will also employ new DJs in these Tough Economic Times, those generous souls.
Rockstar’s still keeping the full list of new tracks under wraps, but we’ll make sure to let you know the magic eight-ball stops reading “Ask again later.”
The link holds all the knowledge. Go look at it.
Mon, Jan 19, 2009 | 08:53 GMT
The Bethseda Blog reports that you can now download the soundtrack to Fallout 3 via iTunes.
To get it, you have to search for “Fallout” under “iMix” apparently. Once you get there, the following songs will be available:
- Butcher Pete — Roy Brown
- I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire — The Ink Spots
- Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall — The Ink Spots & Ella Fitzgerald
- Way Back Home — Bob Crosby and the Bobcats
- Anything Goes — Cole Porter with Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks
- Maybe — The Ink Spots
- Dear Hearts and Gentle People — Bob Crosby and the Bobcats
- Civilization (Bongo, Bongo, Bongo) — Danny Kaye
- Happy Times — Bob Crosby and the Bobcats
- Mighty Mighty Man — Roy Brown
- Easy Living — Billie Holiday
- Crazy He Calls Me — Billie Holiday
- A Wonderful Guy — Tex Beneke
By Mike Bowden
Tue, Jan 13, 2009 | 15:36 GMT
Bizarre Creations has released all of the tunes from Geometry Wars 1 and 2 for your listening pleasure.
“Chris Chudley (of Audio Antics) was kind enough to put together a badass Megamix, featuring some of the songs from the entire GW series in a 13 minute long special remix version,” said Bizarre community manager Ami Langton.
“The mix is named ’46860 Choices’, and we’re releasing it for free download.”
Grab the mix here.
By Mike Bowden
Tue, Oct 07, 2008 | 21:41 BST
THQ just sent word that the Saints Row 2 soundtrack’s been announced, and there are more tunes on it than there are leaves on a tree. That’s a lot.
Here. Looking at it, there really is an awful lot of “classic” stuff on there, including The Final Countdown by Europe. Can’t say fairer than that. Props to the Volition massive.
Thu, Aug 28, 2008 | 20:27 BST
Kotaku’s posted the Pure soundtrack, and, yet again, it includes a gigantic amount of stuff we’ve never heard of. Apart from Wolfmother. Of which we couldn’t name any of their music.
But whatever. Cool, huh? Daddio? Read the list through the link.
Thu, Aug 14, 2008 | 17:11 BST
It’s clearly football game announcement day. EA’s press released the soundtrack to FIFA 09, and we’d be lying if we said we’d heard of most of this lot. Tom Jones, fellow countryman and patriot, is in there, but aside from that we’re a bit lost. Age is a terrible thing.
The game’s got 42 songs from 21 nations, apparently. See it all after the link.