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News: Daft Punk Gets 8-Bit Makeover

Daft Punk Gets 8-Bit Makeover

Chiptunes compilation shows the true meaning of digital love.

Sometimes, music gets covered in a way that just feels right, like Nouvelle Vague's rendition of Billy Idol's Dancing With Myself. French musician Je deviens dj en 3 jours' (or JDDJ3J) project, Da Chip!, fits nicely into this category. With the help of 10 of his cronies, the fusion of...

News: WiiWare and DSiWare Mecho Wars Games Approved by Nintendo

WiiWare and DSiWare Mecho Wars Games Approved by Nintendo

Mecho Wars headed to the Wii and DSi within the next few months.

It looks like the wait for the WiiWare and DSiWare versions of Luc Bernard's Mecho Wars won't be too much longer. According to Oyaji Games' web site news section, both games have passed approval at Nintendo and are ready to go. Below is the news snippet from Oyaji Games' official web site. Mecho Wars on WiiWare and DSiWare have both..

News: Hey, You Got Your Rhythm Heaven In My iTunes!

Hey, You Got Your Rhythm Heaven In My iTunes!

Quirky visualizer makes your trippy music even more so.

Music and visualizers go together like caramel and apples, chocolate and peanut butter, and apple sauce and chocolate chip cookies (don't knock it till you try it!). iTunes users have been blessed with a series of excellent ones built right in, and now you can add another one to your arsenal of things to space out to: Rhythm Heaven! Over at..

News: Rhythm Heaven Creator Talks J-Pop and Music Games

Rhythm Heaven Creator Talks J-Pop and Music Games

Record producer turned games designer speaks to Wired

Rhythm Heaven has shifted 1.5 million copies in Japan so far and looks set to repeat its success here in the West. However, not many people are aware that the brains behind this unique game is a 40 year-old J-Pop record producer previously famous for creating the all-girl Japanese super group Morning Musume. Mitsuo Terada – better known as..

News: The Wii Gets Its Own Brutal Legend

The Wii Gets Its Own Brutal Legend

Double Fine's gut-busting metal adventure becomes a strong likelihood for the Wii, although not exactly as expected.

For those unaware, Brutal Legend is a game that stars heavy-metal-groupie-turned-hero, Eddie Riggs (voiced by Jack Black), who is pulled into a world of rock ‘n’ roll fantasy where evil reigns most awesomely. Full of heavy riffs,...

News: Don’t Stop Believing In More Downloadable Tracks For Rock Band

Don’t Stop Believing In More Downloadable Tracks For Rock Band

11 more tracks this week for Rock Band 2 on Wii.

More classics coming your way this week at the Rock Band 2 in game music store on the Wii as announced today by Harmonix and MTV. Journeys famous uplifter “Don’t Stop Believing”, as well as tracks from Foo Fighters, Oasis, and some family friendly fare from SpongeBob Squarepants. Also the classic “Heartbreaker” from Pat Benetar. What the..

News: Rock Band 2 drops Pearl Jam's Ten

Rock Band 2 drops Pearl Jam's Ten

The Wii Rock Band 2 music store adds Classic Jam and a few others

The Wii’s Rock Band 2 music store has recently added Pearl Jam’s classic debut album “Ten”. As part of weekly additions it’s also added songs from Devo, Faith No More and Fall Out Boy. All songs are master tracks and run 200 Wii Points each. The update includes the entire Pearl Jam Ten album as separate tracks (sorry, still..

Preview: Rhythm Heaven

Rhythm Heaven

Taking the Nintendo Channel's new demo for a whirl!

Nintendo has really unloaded on us today. With a storage solution for the Wii, the announcement of a new Zelda for the DS, and all the other news, it's possible that one might miss one little news item. You may or may not have known that in North America, Nintendo added Rhythm Heaven to its list of DS Downloads on the Wii's Nintendo Channel, and..

News: Wii Music Heads To School

Wii Music Heads To School

Wii Music instrumental in promoting musical arm waving curriculum for U.S. Schools

With the short attention span of so many kids these days, how do we reach out and turn them on to the interactive fun of musical instruments? Give them an interactive video game, of course. In Washington D.C. a new program is trying to entice kids into the music curriculum with Wii Music. On Thursday kids at H.D..

News: Gradius ReBirth Soundtrack Released

Gradius ReBirth Soundtrack Released

Konami has recently released the full soundtrack to their WiiWare shooter Gradius ReBirth in Japan. If you've got $38.90 laying around and can't live without your fix of Gradius tunes, Play-Asia has the soundtrack for the taking.

It's worth mentioning that this soundtrack isn't likely to see a release outside of Japan, so if you want one, you'd better grab it now as these video game soundtracks..

News: Eternity's Child Nominated for GANG Award

Eternity's Child Nominated for GANG Award

Eternity’s Child may have had its critics but that hasn’t prevented it from picking up a Game Audio Network Guild nomination for Best Soundtrack.

The music was crafted by the very talented Sean Beeson and is well worth a listen. You can check out samples - as well as read about how the soundtrack was created – by visiting Sean’s own site here. However, despite such accolades, Mr Bernard is..

News: Meat Boy Plushie and Musical Track Now Available

Meat Boy Plushie and Musical Track Now Available

If you're feeling like getting into the Super Meat Boy spirit, you can now surf over to the Super Meat Boy Blog and purchase your very own Meat Boy plushie. How can you resist a cute little plushie that's in the shape of a piece of meat?

Edmund has also just posted one of the first musical tracks from the Super Meat Boy game for your listening enjoyment as well. You can check it out below. If..

News: Bplus Releases Part Two of Exclusive Soundtrack

Bplus Releases Part Two of Exclusive Soundtrack

If you're one of those gamers who enjoyed the first part of the exclusive soundtrack Bplus recently released, you're in for a treat as they've just released the second part of the soundtrack on their web site forums for your listening enjoyment. And once again, it's completely free of charge!

Below is the official press release which gives the details of the soundtrack release along with the..

News: World of Goo Soundtrack Now Available

World of Goo Soundtrack Now Available

It seems the soundtrack trend continues and this time it's one of the most hotly-anticipated musical scores of 2008. That's right, 2D Boy has just made available for download, the entire World of Goo soundtrack for your listening pleasure. And the best part is that it's completely free!

The soundtrack is 49 minutes long and has been completely remastered by Kyle Gabler. The 2D Boy servers have been..

News: Bplus Releases Exclusive Soundtrack

Bplus Releases Exclusive Soundtrack

Well if you're one of those gamers who enjoys a good video game soundtrack, Bplus has got just what you're looking for. Bplus has just released part 1 of their soundtrack series on their web site forums for all to download. And the best part is that it's completely free of charge!

Below is the official press release which gives the details of the soundtrack release along with the location of the..

News: Mega Man 9 Soundtracks Coming To Japan

Mega Man 9 Soundtracks Coming To Japan

Don't look now, but the Mega Man 9 news just keeps getting better and better. Now fans of the game's soundtrack are in luck, as not one but two Mega Man 9 soundtracks are coming out in Japan later this year courtesy of Inti Creates.

The first soundtrack, due out on September 12th, will feature the original soundtrack music taken directly from the game itself. This disc will feature a whopping 35..

News: Rustler's Announce UK Machinima Music Video Contest

Rustler's Announce UK Machinima Music Video Contest

To celebrate the launch of Machinima in the UK, Rustler's are providing an Alienware PC for the best user created music video to match one of Jonathan (Portal theme) Coulton's latest tracks.

Rustlers may be the market leaders in the hot snacking section of your local supermarket, but that doesn't mean they're content to rest on their burgers. They've teamed up with Machinima.com, the most popular..

News: Mega Man 9 Cover Song

Mega Man 9 Cover Song

Who amongst our readers have watched the Mega Man 9 trailer more than one time just to hear the funky 8-bit music again? Even though it’s just about thirty notes repeating over and over we can’t get enough of it here at WiiWare World.

The ever talented Tanguy Ukulele Orchestra have already done a cover song of this music in the style of ukulele and acapella. At the very least listening to this..

News: The DS Gets Some Guitar Hero Love!

The DS Gets Some Guitar Hero Love!

Popular series Guitar Hero is making it's way to the DS, complete with it's own over-the-top peripheral. Well it wouldn't be Guitar Hero without it.

We'd heard rumours of a DS Guitar Hero here at NintendoLife but we never quite understood how it would work. Would you have to plug-in some kind of miniature guitar controller or would it play similar to Jam Sessions? The answer is no. We're going to..

News: NES Music Man Does It Again

NES Music Man Does It Again

Ah the wonders of retro gaming, Alex Mauer has done it again, releasing his second album in the now popular-with-the-retro-junkies NES Cart format.

Alex Mauer, creator of the first Nintendo cart music album, has already come out with his second cart. The new album features more songs (10) and larger graphics (full screen stills). Songs on the new album were composed by Alex Mauer and Phlogiston (a..