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Genshin Impact’s Orchestral Soundtrack Is Unbelievably Good

Genshin Impact’s online concert last Sunday was a nonstop series of bangers, but the game really didn’t need one to convince me that it has one of the best video game scores I’ve heard in the past several years. So even if you’ve never played Genshin, I’d still like you to experience some of the […]

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Genshin Impact’s Orchestral Soundtrack Is Unbelievably Good

Genshin Impact’s online concert last Sunday was a nonstop series of bangers, but the game really didn’t need one to convince me that it has one of the best video game scores I’ve heard in the past several years. So even if you’ve never played Genshin, I’d still like you to experience some of the […]

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10 Video Game Soundtracks That Will Increase Your Productivity

It can be difficult to work in silence, but finding music that won’t distract you from high-concentration tasks—like writing—is also a challenge. But it turns out that video game tunes could be the perfect background music when you need to focus. No, seriously. As this Reddit post points out, video game music is…Read more… Continue […]

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Mega Man Composer Manami Matsumae Doesn’t Miss The 9-6 Grind

Few game music composers have as iconic a resume as Manami Matsumae. Starting at Capcom in 1987, her first major project was scoring the original Rockman, the game we know as Mega Man. The Cutman theme? That’s Matsumae. And she was just getting started, soon jumping from the Famicom into Capcom’s CPS-1 arcade hardware…Read more… […]

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Mega Man Composer Manami Matsumae Doesn’t Miss The 9-6 Grind

Few game music composers have as iconic a resume as Manami Matsumae. Starting at Capcom in 1987, her first major project was scoring the original Rockman, the game we know as Mega Man. The Cutman theme? That’s Matsumae. And she was just getting started, soon jumping from the Famicom into Capcom’s CPS-1 arcade hardware…Read more… […]

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Clone Hero Is So Much Fun I Don’t Mind The Carpal Tunnel

As the last of the notes disappeared from the screen, I put my fake, plastic guitar down to look at my hands. They were shaking, and my fingers were curled as if they were still wrapped around the fretboard. I felt pain twisting around my wrist and creeping into my finger joints. Still, I wore […]

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Clone Hero Is So Much Fun I Don’t Mind The Carpal Tunnel

As the last of the notes disappeared from the screen, I put my fake, plastic guitar down to look at my hands. They were shaking, and my fingers were curled as if they were still wrapped around the fretboard. I felt pain twisting around my wrist and creeping into my finger joints. Still, I wore […]

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Famicom Graffiti’s Metroid Remix Kills, But Oh Dear, That One Zelda Track…

Welcome to Morning Music, Kotaku’s ongoing hangout for folks who love video games and the cool-ass sounds they make. Today’s vintage selection from Nintendo has a real unpredictable streak and features one of the best Metroid covers you’ll hear. And, well, other things.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Famicom Graffiti’s Metroid Remix Kills, But Oh Dear, That One Zelda Track…

Welcome to Morning Music, Kotaku’s ongoing hangout for folks who love video games and the cool-ass sounds they make. Today’s vintage selection from Nintendo has a real unpredictable streak and features one of the best Metroid covers you’ll hear. And, well, other things.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Queen: Rock Tour Is Packed With Great Music, Not Ads And Microtransactions

Queen: Rock Tour is a mobile game that isn’t filled with nasty microtransactions, ads, “energy” timers, or make-believe currencies. Instead, it’s a fun rhythm game that replaces that crap with a ton of classic Queen songs.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Queen: Rock Tour Is Packed With Great Music, Not Ads And Microtransactions

Queen: Rock Tour is a mobile game that isn’t filled with nasty microtransactions, ads, “energy” timers, or make-believe currencies. Instead, it’s a fun rhythm game that replaces that crap with a ton of classic Queen songs.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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This Incredible Link’s Awakening Song Is Actually From Its Commercial

Welcome to Morning Music, Kotaku’s frequent hangout for folks who love video games and the cool-ass sounds they make. Today’s column is all about a reinvigorating classic that didn’t actually make it into the game it was used to promote.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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SimCity 4’s Soundtrack Is So Good You’re Already Reinstalling The Game

Welcome to Morning Music, Kotaku’s hangout for folks who love video games and the cool-ass sounds they make. Today I’m going to remind you all how much the music in SimCity 4 slaps. Granted, I just did, but now I will go into greater length.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Final Fantasy VII’s Snow Theme Tops My Go-To Blizzard Mix

Welcome to Morning Music, Kotaku’s daily hangout for folks who love video games and the cool-ass sounds they make. Today, we take a trip up north to gaming’s colder climates and the music that makes them so enchanting.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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This Zelda: A Link To The Past Song Is So Obscure Almost No One Knew It Existed

Welcome to Morning Music, Kotaku’s regular hangout for folks who love video games and the cool-ass sounds they make. Today, is this GBA melody the least-heard official Zelda track to ever exist?Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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This Zelda: A Link To The Past Song Is So Obscure Almost No One Knew It Existed

Welcome to Morning Music, Kotaku’s regular hangout for folks who love video games and the cool-ass sounds they make. Today, is this GBA melody the least-heard official Zelda track to ever exist?Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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