Simple bleeps and bloops were how it started. Harsh digital approximations, jubilant hi-score signifiers, and the simplest of melodies to accompany the play, all of which strained to the limits the potential of the sound chips of the time. Fast forward a scant twenty-five years and we find top composers creating lush, interwoven soundtracks to all manner of digital adventures. Indeed, Hollywood’s best can now often be found scoring for the black box rather than the silver screen. How have these computer noises invaded our brain so thoroughly, and what is the way forward for video game music?