Games

Euro Score Helps Extreme Sport Gamers Go ‘Steep’

Euro Score Helps Extreme Sport Gamers Go ‘Steep’

Sumthing Else Music Works, the music label formed by Nile Rodgers expressly to service game soundtracks, makes available the original score for Ubisoft’s Steep. The open-world multiplayer summit adventure features a post-rock instrumental score composed by Zikali, a European collective of music composition and sound design artists. “The musical artistic direction consists of the encounter between a post-rock […]

Furukawa Conducts ‘Last Guardian’ to Market

Furukawa Conducts ‘Last Guardian’ to Market

Takeshi Furukawa’s The Last Guardian soundtrack is coming to vinyl in Q1. In addition Sony is also making the score available via the Composer’s Choice PS4 Music App, featuring 19 tracks that are available at the PlayStation Store. The soundtrack app supports both stereo and surround playback, and also allows users to export all the tracks as stereo […]

Deus Ex Has Dual Soundtracks

Deus Ex Has Dual Soundtracks

The soundtrack to the Square Enix game Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will be available on CD, digital and streaming services Dec. 2 from Sumthing Else Music Works, which comes to market the same day with the vinyl release for Deus Ex: Human Revolution. The games are produced by Eidos-Montréal. Deus Ex: Human Revolution‘s music was composed […]

Dogg Loose in Park After Dark

Dogg Loose in Park After Dark

2K pumps up the volume with DJ Snoopadelic and Park After Dark, a new feature for “NBA 2K17,”which leaped to the top of the charts since its release last month. While Imagine Dragons, Noah ’40’ Shebib and Grimes curated the in-game soundtrack for “NBA 2K17,” the artist also known as Snoop Dogg will spin a specially curated set for the […]

Fun and Games with Steve Schnur

Fun and Games with Steve Schnur

In a company workforce of about 8,500 employees, Steve Schnur and his team of eight stand out. While about sixty percent of those thousands are artists, sound technicians and coders who create the game experience for the dozen or so titles Electronic Arts releases each year, Schnur and his staff oversee music. That includes supervising the scores for […]

‘Gears of War’ Soundtrack Sumthing Else

‘Gears of War’ Soundtrack Sumthing Else

The “Gears of War 4” soundrack by Ramin Djawadi will be available Oct. 18 from Sumthing Else Music Works, a record label founded on releasing video game soundtracks by pop music impresario Nile Rodgers. Djawadi is currently touring in support of the soundtrack for HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” for which he’s become something of a media sensation. He’s […]

Female Ranks Growing But Still Small in Game World

Female Ranks Growing But Still Small in Game World

Although a greater percentage of women are reporting income from game audio this year, even after accounting for the lower average number of years of experience in the game audio industry, women still lag substantially behind men in this field. The figures were released as part of the 2016 Game Audio Industry Survey fielded by the producers […]

VR the Hot Ticket at GameSoundCon

VR the Hot Ticket at GameSoundCon

Virtual reality sound for video games is a hot ticket at GameSoundCon, the annual conference for video game music and sound design that has sold out its Sept. 26-27 dates at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. “Virtual Reality is not only taking the game industry by storm, but most other forms of […]

Japan Groovin’ to ‘8Bit Music Power’

Japan Groovin’ to ‘8Bit Music Power’

Nostalgia buffs who favor Nintendo Co.’s 1983 Family Computer video console will get a new music fix courtesy of Columbus Circle, which will release “8Bit Music Power,” a collection of classic chiptunes. The Japanese accessories manufacturer says the collection of 12 original tunes is the first new commercial Famicon cartridge release in 21 years. It will initially be available in […]