40°
Submitted by matgrowcott 604d ago | news

Final Fantasy Soundtrack Hits Third Place in Classic FM Hall of Fame

The Final Fantasy soundtrack has managed the impossible this year, beating out the likes of Beethoven and Mozart to come third in the Classic FM Hall of Fame for 2013. It managed to jump thirteen places over last year and stands both as a testament to the dedication of gamers to this particular body of music, and to a changing attitude towards the medium. (Culture, Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy II, Final Fantasy III - OUYA, Final Fantasy IV, Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy V, Final Fantasy VI, Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VIII, Final Fantasy X)

Catoplepas  +   604d ago
A fantastic achievement for a deeply under-appreciated medium.
#1 (Edited 604d ago ) | Agree(3) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
matgrowcott  +   604d ago
What interested me the most was the reaction of people.

Some of them out and out dismissed it as "video game incidental not worthy of this list" blah blah blah. These were generally the people who then went on to say "Films are in, but they're popular," so they obviously didn't realize just how big a business this is.

But generally, the worst reaction was "It's not for me, but it obviously deserves its place." The best, and more common than I thought, was "I'd never heard this before, and I'm glad I got to."

As a group, we're often led to believe that society looks down on gamers and on games as a whole. That's because the news likes to run so many anti-gaming stories. But then you read something like this and see people's reaction, and you realize most people really don't care either way, and at best are willing to learn more about the medium if they're exposed to it.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
30°

Black Friday UK 2014 Game Deals

15m ago - What online stores retailers are offering the best video game deals, craziest discounts and cheap... | PC
30°

Expansion For The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth “Will Almost Double” The Game’s Content

17m ago - Edmund McMillen has revealed his plans for an expansion to his recently released roguelike shoote... | PC
40°

UK Xbox One & Wii U Black Friday Sales

20m ago - GAME is doing some excellent bundle sales! Xbox One with 4 Games for £300, Wii U with 2 games for... | Xbox One
30°

Rakuten Black Friday Online Sale 2014: Xbox One Bundle $330, X1 Controller $40 & More

23m ago - Techtorial: Rakuten (buy.com) is finally celebrating its Black Friday event giving select deals f... | Xbox 360
Ad

Start Making Games for the PS4

Now - Want to design the next generation of video games? Start learning game design today. Click for more info on how to get started. | Promoted post
20°

WWE 2K15 (NEXT GEN) Review: All Talk, No Authority | IRB Gamer

27m ago - IRB Gamer: "WWE 2K15 seemed to take a step in the right direction to driving the realism while ta... | PS4