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Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by Simon Hampel, 15th Aug, 2015.

  1. Simon Hampel

    Simon Hampel Founder Staff Member

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    There's been some great music written for games over the years.

    I really liked the advert Microsoft did for Gears of War featuring Gary Jules's haunting version of the Tears for Fears song "Mad World"

     
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    I also thought this rendition of Coldplay's "Fix You" by a gamer playing Call of Duty was great.



    From the guy who uploaded it:

    "I wasn’t having a very good game and was getting frustrated. I almost muted him at one point and almost quit with rage at another, but this guy’s beautiful singing kept me going."
     
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    I sometimes sing (badly) when home alone... One day my son was in the next room playing counter strike and ppl started asking what that horrible noise was.
     
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    A couple of games where the music has really stood out for me (& were great games too):

    Stubbs the Zombie - They had a bunch of alternative bands do covers of 50s/60s era songs (one example below)



    Jet Set Radio / Future was well put together and suited to the game:



    Lumines & Flower were a couple of Playstation games where the music integrated amazingly with the game play, but probably have to play to really appreciate them (as was combination of the songs and sound effects as you played).

    But the most memorable game music I remember was from the Amiga 500 (probably just the nostalgia).

    Shadow of the Beast



    Rick Dangerous



    Lemmings

     
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    It's always funny listening to stuff going on in the background at people's houses when online gaming - especially if they aren't using "push-to-talk" and just have an open mic.

    The best is when someone comes in to the room and starts having a conversation with a player - and you can hear everything being said ... usually lots of LOLs ensue.
     
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    As good as the Amiga was (and it was brilliant for music), the era of great game music actually started with the C64.

    If you love C64 SID music - there are some great remixes out there ... http://remix.kwed.org/

    I especially love the "swing band" remixes done by Swedish band Rune-Bertil's / Uncle & The Bacon

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rune-BertilsUncle-The-Bacon/128666497169580

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLMqbdm4pSr8LxJq-yvFYrA

     
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    One of my favourite games was Wizball - on both the C64 and Amiga.

    I absolutely love this remix of the theme song

     
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    I remember the "Bitmap Brothers" being at the cutting edge of gaming..wow times have changed..

    upload_2015-8-15_11-33-47.jpeg ▶ 4:13
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nof7TbvFMC8
    Sep 2, 2008 - Uploaded by AmigaClassix
    Get an Amiga emulator and a copy of the disk image. I DID capture all the music from the game ...
     
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    Gaming music to me doesn't really exist post the cartridge/floppy disk era. There is no constraints with cd's so it's just basically regular music for games. When they had to work within the confines of the hardware - that is gaming music.
     
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    Aparently good music when studying, at the gym etc also, as the soundtracks need to be engineered so that players can enjoy the music, whilst still being able to focus on what they’re doing
     
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    That track was on the soundtrack to Donnie Darko too.
     
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    cant believe how well i remember shadow of the beast (i think they are remaking that game?) and lemmings music. classics. agreed tho with bob, THPS is hard to beat

     
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    Ah, yes.

    My son has been playing Gears of War etc for a number of years now.

    I don't think this song wast written for the Game - it has been around for many years before as far as I can remember, but yeah; I love anything Tears for Fears, and especially that mournful heartbreaking rendition.
     
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    Speedball 2 and Gods were both awesome.
    I actually played Gods on an emulator not long ago, it's still a great game, but really hard to finish.
     
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    Because Gods are eternal, right?
     
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    I hope so.
    They should remake this game, I thought Gods of War was going to be similar.
     
  20. Jamie Moore

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    The 2k games always have good soundtracks - NBA for instance.