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Hands On: An Evening With Wii Karaoke U By Joysound

An Evening With Wii Karaoke U By Joysound

Take On Mii

Nintendo has previously stated that one of its main objectives with the Wii U is to provide experiences that can’t be done on other video game systems. In addition to this rather admirable quest, the company has also been keen to emphasise the fun that can be had with the system in local multiplayer. So far it hasn't had a great...

News: UK Band Union J Is Changing Its Name To "Union XY" To Mark The Launch Of Pokémon X & Y

UK Band Union J Is Changing Its Name To "Union XY" To Mark The Launch Of Pokémon X & Y

X Factor stars dressed up as Pikachu to make the announcement

Remember when we reported yesterday that UK boy band Union J would be promoting Pokémon X & Y? It turns out that the act — which rose to fame on TV talent show The X Factor — is changing its name to "Union XY" to celebrate the launch of the highly-anticipated title. The news...

News: UK Boy Band Union J Sign Up To Promote Pokémon X & Y

UK Boy Band Union J Sign Up To Promote Pokémon X & Y

Following in the footsteps of fellow X Factor stars One Direction

It has been revealed that UK act Union J will be working with The Pokémon Company International to promote the forthcoming Pokémon X & Y. In you're from outside of the United Kingdom, you may well be wondering who Union J are. Billed by many in the music industry as the next...

News: Former Nintendo Composer Dedicates Retro Remixes to Hiroshi Yamauchi

Former Nintendo Composer Dedicates Retro Remixes to Hiroshi Yamauchi

Super Mario Land and Metroid both given special new tracks

Earlier this week former Nintendo President Hiroshi Yamauchi passed away at 85 years of age. He'd led the company from 1949 to 2002, overseeing a revolution as Nintendo became the world's leading video game console manufacturer. By leading Nintendo to such success in the industry,...

News: Capcom Collaborates with Musicians on Mega Man Tribute Albums

Capcom Collaborates with Musicians on Mega Man Tribute Albums

A remix album and and all new rock tracks

This Mega Man anniversary year may have lacked a new title in the franchise — aside from a sanctioned PC fan-game — but has included plenty of memorabilia and soundtrack releases. Some examples have been rather good, such as neat little figurines, while others — such as this Rush tissue pouch in Japan...

News: Video Games Live Will Be Releasing Its Third Album After Kickstarter Success

Video Games Live Will Be Releasing Its Third Album After Kickstarter Success

Music to our ears

Video Games Live has been touring around for a good few years, performing some of gaming's greatest ever themes and ballads using a range of different musical instruments. It was created by industry veteran Tommy Tallarico, and the team set up a Kickstarter campaign a month ago in an attempt to acquire the funding for its third...

Review: Chrono Trigger Symphony: Volume 1 by The Blake Robinson Synthetic Orchestra

Chrono Trigger Symphony: Volume 1 by The Blake Robinson Synthetic Orchestra

A timeless classic

Chrono Trigger is rightly remembered for being one of the best games to ever grace the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Even now, players around the world come back to it over and over again – no doubt partly thanks to both the recent Nintendo DS and iOS ports. But if there’s one element of Chrono Trigger that’s truly...

Video: This Piano Medley of Zelda, Kingdom Hearts, Pokémon and Mario Soothes the Soul

This Piano Medley of Zelda, Kingdom Hearts, Pokémon and Mario Soothes the Soul

Because game music and pianos are cool

The idea of someone filming themselves playing video game music on an old — and rather out-of-tune — piano may not be overly-exciting on paper, but it's oddly wonderful. We post various videos of game music, animation and live-action fan creations, and the latest to catch our attention has a rather...

News: Pokémon X & Y Soundtrack Features 212 Tracks

Pokémon X & Y Soundtrack Features 212 Tracks

Gotta listen to 'em all!

During the Pokémon Video Game Championships last week, series producer Junichi Masuda announced Pokémon X & Y would be getting a soundtrack released on iTunes shortly after the launch of the two games. The Pokémon Company has now confirmed it will contain a whopping 212 tracks and will last for over three and a half...

News: Killer Instinct's Music Gets the Cover it Deserves

Killer Instinct's Music Gets the Cover it Deserves

Supreme Victory

We often share some of the best fan content that we find, whether they're short films portraying scenes from games, memorable pieces of art or top-notch music covers. The band On Being Human brings us the latter, and last year we shared a terrific Super Metroid rock cover that seemed like the perfect alternative soundtrack to the...

News: The Chrono Trigger Symphony: Volume 1 Arrives on 22nd August

The Chrono Trigger Symphony: Volume 1 Arrives on 22nd August

Blake Robinson's Synthetic Orchestra returns

You may be quite familiar with the name Blake Robinson by now, especially if you're a fan of video game music. Using software and tools that he's meticulously developed, Robinson produces orchestrations of iconic video game soundtracks that, arguably, take the source music to another level. He's produced...

News: Pokémon X & Y Soundtrack Coming This November

Pokémon X & Y Soundtrack Coming This November

Unlike the game, it's download-only

The Pokémon series is well revered around the world not only for its gameplay but also its charming music and now the Pokémon Company has revealed a soundtrack to Pokémon X & Y will be made available on iTunes in November, shortly after the release of the games. It was announced earlier via the official...

Review: Rhythm Core Alpha 2 (DSiWare)

Rhythm Core Alpha 2 (DSiWare)

Bring life back to music

Musicians both aspiring and experienced have had copious opportunities to break out into song with their DSi thanks to a cornucopia of software suites, including 2010's Rhythm Core Alpha that brought an emphasis on live performances to the table. Developer SoftEgg's sequel Rhythm Core Alpha 2 is the most advanced one yet to...

Video: Kapp'n Songs From Animal Crossing: New Leaf Have Never Sounded So Good

Kapp'n Songs From Animal Crossing: New Leaf Have Never Sounded So Good

misterrandell, we salute you

Animal Crossing: New Leaf had quite an impact when it launched, occupying plenty of gamers and their social network timelines for days on end. For some it's still occupying a lot of their time, because that's what Animal Crossing does. Naturally there are various fans doing their own tributes to the game and its...