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Submitted by s8anicslayer 447d ago | videocast

Reality Check - Why Do We Love Video Game Music?

GS - "Cam teams up with violinist extraordinaire Lindsey Stirling to investigate why we all love classic video game tunes." (3DS, Culture, GameCube, Lindsey Stirling, Nintendo DS, The Legend of Zelda, Wii, Wii U)

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Daves  +   447d ago
and those before her... Tim/Mike Follin, Fred Gray, Martin Galway, Rob Hubbard, David Whittaker, Bjorn Lynne, Jeroen Tell ...Richard Joseph (RIP), Alexander Brandon.

And that's just the few I know from C64/Amiga.

I wrote this before watching, familiarity, yes.

Just wish these articles went back a bit further to the 80's ....I'm old.
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CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   447d ago
Because we like music?
CanadianTurtle  +   447d ago
So in the future, we can look back and feel nostalgic about hearing these tunes.
GentlemenRUs  +   447d ago
Because its not crap like that other music...
Hicken  +   447d ago
Not every game has good music, just as not all "other" music is crap.

Anyway, to answer the question posed by the title: we love it because it's good- WHEN it's good- and because it's often tied to various experiences we had while playing.

I remember the epic battles of SotC when I hear the soundtracks. Or the FEELS when I listen to Nier's music. The tension that accompanied fear and awe in Xenosaga. The adventure to come, or to continue, in Donkey Kong Country.

We hear a lot of music, even good stuff, from various sources over the course of our lives. But there are usually other places we'll hear it; it's rare that music is so confined to specific experiences, like it is in gaming. Because of that- because I'm really only likely to hear Under Her Control as I run around the streets of Deling City- video game music can mean so much more to us than other music.
Hazmat13  +   447d ago
have you heard of the music in journey? damn gave me feels 24/7 haha any and all music in video games are original score n stuff. hell some of the music in MW2 is great. also in zelda. the older the better soon the old video games music will be the music in PS4 games.

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