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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..

News: Winamp Really Whips The Wii's Ass

Winamp Really Whips The Wii's Ass

Play your music collection through your Wii, anywhere.

Winamp, The long running free audio (and now video) player from AOL will be releasing a new version in October and one of the new features will be streaming support for your Wii and other next generation consoles. The new 'Winamp Remote' will not be installed on to your Wii but merely enables to access your music library on your or a friends PC..

News: Guitar Hero III Track Listing

Guitar Hero III Track Listing

For all you metalheads out there, the track listing for Wii bound Guitar Hero III has been announced by RedOctane.

Songs announced for Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock so far include: Slash’s Original Boss Battle RecordingWelcome to The Jungle (by Guns N’ Roses)One (by Metallica)Paint It Black (by The Rolling Stones)Cherub Rock (by Smashing Pumpkins)Sabotage (by Beastie Boys)The Metal (by..

News: Boogie To This

Boogie To This

EA reveal the tracklisting (35 of em!) for their forthcoming Dance-Em-Up, Boogie, exclusive to Wii.

”This is a breakthrough game with a landmark soundtrack,” said Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music and Marketing at EA. “We’ve brought together generations of the biggest hits in pop music history for a game that takes Wii innovation to a whole new level. Boogie is truly the ultimate..

News: Music Album Released On NES Cartridge

Music Album Released On NES Cartridge

Forget MP3. Forget CD and cassette. And don't even think you're retro by collecting vinyl. Alex Mauer likes to do things a little bit differently.

Well a lot differently actually - seeing as his latest album Vegavox is seeing a release on a NES cartridge. I'll quit the jibber-jabber and let you see/hear for yourself: Probably the coolest idea ever for an album release and it's available for a mere..

News: It's Da WiiMix...

It's Da WiiMix...

Following on from my new found love of video game remixes imagine my glee when I found "The WiiMixes".

"It's The WiiMix" is a conceptual audio project from ROBOTOBOTS (agent b & gustodian) created as a homage to both video game culture and instrumental hip hop. The goal was to produce 3 songs, each of which sampled the music from a different channel on the Nintendo Wii console. From there the..

News: Wii Loop Machine

Wii Loop Machine

Blogger named "The Amazing Rolo" shows off his incredible "Wii Loop Machine", turn your Wiimote into an instrument!

As you probably already know, it didn't take long for the macheads to get the Wiimote working on their machines, I even bothered to try it out, it was cool but had no real use - until now! The "Wii Loop Machine" is a fantastic example of what you can do with your Wiimote besides..

News: Zelda Orchestrated

Zelda Orchestrated

A lot of the complaints about Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess was that it wasn't properly orchestrated and instead the music was all MIDI.

While I felt the music in Twilight Princess perfectly suited the game a lot of people who don't really know what they are talking about saw the words MIDI and thought bad. Personally the fact that Twilight Princess was in MIDI made it feel more true to the..

News: Dj Wiij

Dj Wiij

Just incase you needed another use for your Wiimote.

You've probably already tried the Wiimote on your Mac, using DarwiinRemote, but haven't really found a use for it... until now. Look what we've come across recently, Wii DJing! "Welcome to DJ Wiij. The first and original djing website dedicated to using Nintendo Wiimotes. As much of a gimmick this looks like, it really works like a charm..

News: Zelda Soundtrack @ Target

Zelda Soundtrack @ Target

US gamers have noticed a special edition Zelda: Twilight Princess soundtrack in local Target stores.

Visor's favourite blog, Kotaku, posted a picture today along with the following blurb. "Reader Chris T. writes in with this find from his local Target. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess soundtrack that comes with a 1/6 scale replica Hylian Sword and Shield. Chris describes it as a..

News: Use Your DS For Midi?

Use Your DS For Midi?

Homebrew scene comes up with another clever use of the DS interface, a MIDI controller!

Joystiq have reported that a small group of homebrew developers (Tobias "0xtob" Weyand and Collin "TheRain" Meyer) in Germany are currently developed a system dubbed "DS Midi WiFi" that allows the DS to exchange MIDI data with a PC. "The exchange works both ways, so users can tap out tunes on their touch..

News: Excite Truck Custom Soundtracks

Excite Truck Custom Soundtracks

Following the success of custom soundtracks in XBOX games it seems that Nintendo have jumped on board with a similar feature for their high octane racer Excite Truck.

US review copies have confirmed the rumour that you will be able to upload a total of 100 tracks from an SD card into the game to be used as a soundtrack. You simply insert an SD card with your MP3's loaded onto into the Nintendo..

News: Video Games Live

Video Games Live

Get up and dance to that funky beat -- the video game music we know and love gets up and goes on tour.

PressTheButtons' main man MattG has pointed out a truly bizarre American stage show, Video Games Live. "An immersive concert event featuring music from the world’s most popular video games performed by a live orchestra and choir combined with synchronized lighting, video, performers, and..