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News: Shantae Soundtrack Doing Great, Thanks to You

Shantae Soundtrack Doing Great, Thanks to You

Yes, you

We may never know if Shantae: Risky's Revenge sells as well as WayForward hoped, what with strict limitations on the discussion of sales figures, but one aspect of the game that's definitely doing better than expected is the original soundtrack. Released at the end of September, the soundtrack by Jake "virt" Kaufman is up there...

Podcast: NLFM Episode 9: Halloween Hootenanny

NLFM Episode 9: Halloween Hootenanny

You don't need to be the master of unlocking to access these horror treasures

Boo! It's a regular fright fest in this episode of NLFM as we queue up some of our favorite horror game tracks. BEHOLD! the wonders of mad science gone wrong! GASP! at the children of the night! WONDER! how Chuck D. Head doesn't need more painkillers! RUN! from the Scissorman! Dare you listen? Dare you not? In case you've..

News: Catch a Live Stream of Symphonic Legends This Thursday Evening

Catch a Live Stream of Symphonic Legends This Thursday Evening

Orchestral arrangements of classic Nintendo games

If you've not got any plans this Thursday night, then be sure to tune into a live stream of Symphonic Legends' orchestral renditions of classic video games. Produced by Thomas Boecker with Jonne Valtonen taking lead composer duties, the WDR Radio Orchestra will be performing at the Cologne Philharmonic Hall on the 23rd September so even if you don't..

News: Learn Piano with the Latest Music On Title this Monday

Learn Piano with the Latest Music On Title this Monday

200 Points to tinkle the ivories

If you've been following Abylight's Music On series you'll have already dabbled with an Electronic Keyboard and a Retro Keyboard, and with an Acoustic Guitar, but the next release in the series looks like taking the studio's musical offerings to a higher level. Titled Music On: Learning Piano and released on Monday, the 200 Point download will work differently to..

News: Monster Hunter Tri Soundtrack Rolls Out to Stores and Download

Monster Hunter Tri Soundtrack Rolls Out to Stores and Download

$9.99 to download, price in Zennies uncertain

Monster Hunter 3 (~Tri) is still receiving a lot of love online and offline, but many hardcore hunters long for a way to take a piece of their favourite series on the go without having to bother with UMDs and the like. Now fearless hunters can accompany even their most mundane daily ritual with the...

Podcast: NLFM Episode 8: Have You Heard Captain Falcon's Theme Song?

NLFM Episode 8: Have You Heard Captain Falcon's Theme Song?

If you haven't then you're in for a real treat

Some video game themes are so iconic that it's impossible to not recognize where they're from, even if you haven't touched the game in years. Tetris. Super Mario Bros. Captain Falcon? While we're not saying his theme song is up there in the annals of game music legend, after this episode of NLFM, we're pretty confident that you won't look at the..

News: NES-Style DJ Hero is Bleeping Cool

NES-Style DJ Hero is Bleeping Cool

It will rock you

DJ Hero may not be quite as iconic as its guitar-toting stablemate, but consider how different things might have been if the title had originated on the NES. Well imagine no longer, as the talented Eric Ruth has put together Pixel Force: DJ Hero to show exactly what it would look and more importantly sound like. Wondering when you...

News: Yep, Flipnote Studio Is One Way To Make a Music Video

Yep, Flipnote Studio Is One Way To Make a Music Video

Arman Bohn's hundreds of animations culminate into one big bang of talent

A quick trip over to Flipnote Hatena is all it takes to see just how fantastic the free DSiWare animation tool Flipnote Studio can be when in talented hands. But nobody seems to have taken it as far as musician Arman Bohn. Brain Games is the third song from his album Bits to get the music video treatment, and what's..

News: Swedish Chiptune Organ Sounds as Awesome as Can Be

Swedish Chiptune Organ Sounds as Awesome as Can Be

Even better thanks to awkward commentary

If you listen to our chip and game music podcast NLFM you've not only proven yourself to be a gamer of outstanding taste, you'll also appreciate how intricate and enjoyable chip music can be. Despite severe technical constraints, many gamers' favourite tunes stem from those 8-bit days, and one such dedicated gamer is Linus Åkesson, inventor of the..

Podcast: NLFM Episode 7: User-Generated Content

NLFM Episode 7: User-Generated Content

Listener contributions, confusing homophones and Team Fortress 2 secrets revealed!

Oh hi, didn't see you come in there. Stay a while, and listen! Turns out we've got some fine musicians in the audience as we take a look to some listener-created tunes. We've also got a few select choices from The Megas, The World Ends With You, and the song that Akira Yamaoka would like blaring as he leaves this..

Playlist: Grasshopper Manufacture's Akira Yamaoka

Grasshopper Manufacture's Akira Yamaoka

Our new feature series explores the musical tastes of notable video game creators and figures. Former Silent Hill composer Akira Yamaoka kicks things off by sharing some of his favorite songs, including a very special funeral request.

If you've ever played a Silent Hill game then you're familiar with Grasshopper Manufacture's Akira Yamaoka. As the former composer and sound designer for Konami's..

Guides: How to Get Your Musical Creations Off Your DS

How to Get Your Musical Creations Off Your DS

With a lack of Export feature for most music software on the handheld, we show you how to preserve and share your masterpieces

DS-owning music enthusiasts have quite a few tools at their disposal for composing their latest and greatest, laying down that melody that came out of nowhere for use later or just plain old messing around with bleeps and...

News: This Beatboxer Has Clearly Played A Lot of Mario Games

This Beatboxer Has Clearly Played A Lot of Mario Games

Japanese musician performs some impressive beat-coin-boxing

We've seen some interesting 8-bit musical adaptations before, but Japanese beatboxer Hikakin has done the reverse, emulating classic Mushroom Kingdom melodies with nothing more than his mouth / throat combination. It's Rahzel meets Miyamoto in this incredibly impressive display of vocal...

News: Music On: Retro Keyboard Takes You Back in Musical Time

Music On: Retro Keyboard Takes You Back in Musical Time

Get tuned into retro gaming sounds

European DSi owners have already had the chance to tinker with the first entry in Abylight's 'Music On' series, the straightforwardly-named Music On: Electronic Keyboard, but the Spanish developer-publisher is ready to unleash a second bout of musical noodling with the imminent arrival of Music On: Retro Keyboard. Boasting all the main features of Electronic..

News: Scott Pilgrim Movie Features Zelda Music, Gets Miyamoto's Thumbs-Up

Scott Pilgrim Movie Features Zelda Music, Gets Miyamoto's Thumbs-Up

Upcoming film to include iconic tune

Bryan Lee O'Malley's Scott Pilgrim comic book series is receiving the cinematic treatment and is due to launch in the next few months. Full of video game references – here's a complete list just for fun – it looks as though that gaming spirit will transfer over to the big screen adaptation, as an interview with director Edgar Wright shows. Speaking with..

News: Rhythm Core Alpha to Turn DS "Into a Musical Instrument"

Rhythm Core Alpha to Turn DS "Into a Musical Instrument"

Music synth coming to DSiWare

Rhythm Core Alpha is the latest announcement in the recent batch of musical creation tools, this time from SoftEgg Enterprises. It will feature "powerful editing features," including freedom to customise drum patterns, basslines and melodies, and gamers can even use the stylus to play solos along with the patterns they've crafted. SoftEgg is touting Rhythm..

News: Digital Leisure Gets on the WiiWare Decks with Mix Superstar

Digital Leisure Gets on the WiiWare Decks with Mix Superstar

New music production tools incoming

Everyone's after a slice of the music gaming pie these days, with the latest – and arguably one of the most impressive – titles being the pocket studio Rytmik. Now Digital Leisure is aiming to do for WiiWare what Cinemax did for DSiWare with the announcement of Mix Superstar. With over 1,000 royalty-free loops included across dance, hip hop and techno it..

News: Lords of Shadow to Feature Classic Nintendo Castlevania Music

Lords of Shadow to Feature Classic Nintendo Castlevania Music

Super Castlevania IV's brilliant soundtrack is coming back from the dead

Castlevania producer David Cox has tweeted that the upcoming PS3/360 title Lords of Shadow is to feature classic tunes from older instalments of the series - more specifically the fourth title, which appeared on the SNES in 1991. Here's the tweet: Today I heard the waterfall music from Super Castlevania 4 fully orchestrated..