Submitted by negative_zero 1000d ago | opinion piece

Top 10 SNES Soundtracks | Negative World

Negative World writes: "In the 8-bit era video game music was limited heavily by hardware, and the result was a distinct sound that could be instantly identified as video game music. The 16-bit era introduced better hardware, opening up more possibilities, but the resulting music still generally had its own sound. However, that hardware limit no longer exists (for the most part), and we are seeing all kinds of music popping up in video games, from classic chiptune sounds to sweeping cinematic tracks to rap, rock, electronic and anything else that the minds of musicians can imagine. Has video game music lost its identity? It seems to me that the only thing that defines video game music in the current gaming era is that it is music that appears in a video game. " (Nintendo, Retro)

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
New stories

Gamminggamma: The Legend of Legacy Review - Will it be Legendary?

1m ago - Gamminggamma writes: The Legend of Legacy is a very interesting game. But sadly, that has much p... | 3DS

We Got This Covered | Grand Ages: Medieval Review

1m ago - We Got This Covered Kalypso Media’s latest title, Grand Ages: Medieval, is a full fledged stra... | PS4

Filmwatch Contest Details

Now - Age of Ultron is coming to Blu-ray. And we have something special in store for it's arrival. Come find out details on Filmwatch. | Promoted post

We Got This Covered | 'The Legend Of Legacy' Review

2m ago - We Got This Covered Lately, we’ve seen several high profile role-playing games try to recaptur... | 3DS

Review: Three Fourths Home - Extended Edition (Xbox One, PS4 & PS Vita) - Defunct Games

5m ago - Defunct Games reviews Three Fourths Home: Extended Edition, out this week on Xbox One and October... | PS4

The Legend of Legacy Review | Hardcore Gamer

5m ago - The Legend of Legacy looks like it should be stellar, but this is a SaGa game in everything but n... | 3DS