After pointing out how Billboard's recent "25 Best Video Game Songs" List excluded music actually composed or recorded specifically for videogames, Anthony Perez of SmashPad writes:
"What's sad is that I had just rekindled my love of gaming music over the Thanksgiving holiday. My cousins are mostly musicians, with one amazing piano player currently studying music at the University of Delaware. Another of my cousins plays both the piano and drums, and when I was hanging with theme, he played a ton of video game songs on the piano including To Zanarkand from Final Fantasy X, Aeris Theme and One Winged Angel from Final Fantasy VII, the Legend of Zelda theme, and a lot more.
When listening to those songs played as pieces of music detached from their respective games, you can hear the emotion and brilliance of them. So seeing such a shitty list from Billboard frankly pisses me off because it doesn't highlight the truly great music that has been composed for videogames."