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by Paul Acevedo 0
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Check out the tunes that power Joe and Mac's latest caveman-versus-dinosaurs adventure.

Microids Records Releases the New Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja Soundtrack

As the release of  New Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja fast approaches, things are looking good in the music department. The game itself is a gorgeous HD remake of the classic co-op action-platformer in which a pair of heroic cavemen battle evil cavemen and dinosaurs. Microids, New Joe & Mac's publisher, has recently launched its own record label, Microids Records, with the New Joe & Mac soundtrack among the label's first albums. Other freshly-released soundtracks include Syberia 2, Syberia 3, Arkanoid Eternal Battle, Horse Tales, and a Flashback tribute album.

by Paul Acevedo 0
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Preorder this super limited edition record with lots of cool cover songs!

Upcoming Vinyl Album from The OneUps Features Songs from TMNT II: The Arcade Game and More

The OneUps are a video game music cover band that has been around for 20 years now. That's a long time! To celebrate their anniversary, the band is releasing a limited edition vinyl album called 20. It will feature 8 of the OneUps' best songs, including one from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game! Check out our quick impressions before you preorder the super limited-edition record.

by Paul Acevedo 0
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Recruit friends to play the festival circuit in the first 4-player Taiko game!

Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival Co-op Review

Bandai Namco’s Taiko no Tatsujin series of drum-based rhythm games has appeared on every major console this generation, but none more than Nintendo Switch. Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival marks the franchise’s fourth Switch entry. This installment kicks things up a notch with the new 4-player co-op DON-Chan Band mode, the addictive G...

by Paul Acevedo 0
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Rock out to "Sinister [E2M6]" from DOOM and more!

Scarlet Moon Halloween Album Features Songs from DOOM and Other Spooky Classics

October is the spookiest month of the year, so creepy music is certainly in order. To celebrate the season, Scarlet Moon Productions has released Scarlet Moon Halloween Volume I on digital storefronts. The album features a total of seven tracks from DOOM, Metroid, Castlevania, and other scary and/or gothic games. It's a festive and catchy album, to be sure.

by Justin Reynolds 0
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It's all about the music

[E3 2014] - Hands (and Arms) on with Fantasia: Music Evolved

One of the things I loved most about Fantasia: Music Evolved is that it truly is about the music. From watching trailers and gameplay you may think the concentration is on dancing, but that couldn't be farther from the truth. In fact, I'd argue you don't dance at all. A music game that requires Kinect but isn't a dancing game? It's true. And it's pretty fun too. 

by Taylor Killian 0
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Caressing magical stags makes music!

New Fantasia: Music Evolved Songs and Trailer

Our last coverage of Fantasia: Music Evolved was at E3 2013, but that hasn't stopped the makers of Rock Band from putting in work on their new rhythm and music game. Of course, this time you don't need to break out the miniature drum set or the squeaky plastic guitars every time you want to have a jam session with your buddies. Merely stand in front of the Kinect and wave your arms a Conductor for the world's most erratic orchestra, and listen to the madness unfold.

by Mike Katsufrakis 3
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Harmonix Gets Experimental

E3 2013 - Fantasia: Music Evolved Impressions

After my Disney Infinity preview, I was treated to an in-theater demo of Harmonix' upcoming Fantasia: Music Evolved. Now, I had heard that this was going to be a game based on the classic Fantasia films, but with the inclusion of modern music, which seemed to clash with the theme. I went in skeptical, but Harmonix decided to get experimental on me and now I'm warming up to the idea.

by Nick Puleo 5
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E3 2012: Video Games Live - A Mixed Bag of Marketing and Music

On Wednesday night the Co-Opticrew headed to the Nokia Theater to relax a bit after 3 solid days of hard work.  We were set to see Video Games Live, a concert which features music from various video games played with a full orchestra and mixed with visuals from said game.  The show was created by industry veteran Tommy Tallarico, a video game composer himself of over 250 games including Earthworm Jim, Prince of Persia and Advent Rising.  Tallarico also used to host a TV Show on the G4 Network, which you would think would make him the perfect host for something like this.  You'd think.

by Marc Allie 5
Editorial
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The music genre implosion and the video game crash of 1983

Music Game Meltdown

The causes of the great video game crash of 1983 were complex, but over-saturation of the market and poor quality game releases were major factors in the outcome. In the past two years, the once thriving music game industry went through a similar downturn. At one point, the genre seemed invincible, and yet it still crashed, hard. The similarities between the great video game crash of 1983 and the demise of the music genre are impossible to ignore.

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