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Watch the whole Act 1 of Hamilton remade in Animal Crossing: New Horizons here

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 28 February 2021 15:36 GMT A creative and dedicated Animal Crossing: New Horizons player has spent an impressive seven months recreating the opening act of Hamilton in the relaxed Nintendo Switch game.One of the best parts of Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the tool case it gives to players to be creative; in the past, we’ve seen players recreate Revenge of the Sith, the entire Sinnoh map from Pokemon Diamond & Pearl, early 2000s music videos and The Wizard of Oz in the game.But perhaps the most impressive feat we’ve seen achieved in the title is the painstaking recreation of the…

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Twitch edited Metallica’s BlizzConline show to avoid a DMCA strike

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 21 February 2021 13:42 GMT If you were watching 2021’s BlizzConline show on Twitch, you may have been taken aback to see heavy metal monsters Metallica sound a little different from what you were expecting.Twitch replaced Metallica’s live performance of For Whom The Bell Tolls at the end of BlizzConline’s opening ceremony with royalty-free music to avoid a DMCA (that’s Digital Millennium Copyright Act) takedown, making for some… interesting scenes at the end of the show.Anyone watching the stream via the Twitch Gaming channel may have noted that the heavy riffs of James Hetfiled and the gang…

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Someone remixed Hades’ soundtrack to sound like Doom, and it’s perfect

By Sherif Saed, Wednesday, 17 February 2021 15:07 GMT Doom’s unmistakable sound can evidently infect music from other games fairly well.Doom and Hades may not have much in common, beyond being critical darlings, but their music is both memorable and so fitting of their styles that it’s hard to experience them without such a core component of their makeup.But what if you could Doom-ify the Hades soundtrack? After all, the two are made up of banging medleys of guitar solos and an upbeat spirit to their soundtrack. Musician and YouTuber Geoffrey Day decided to go through the effort of turning…

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Pokemon teams up with Katy Perry to celebrate 25th anniversary

By Alex Calvin, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 17:47 GMT Feeling old yet?It’s been 25 years since Pokemon made its debut and The Pokemon Company is partnering with pop star Katy Perry for a year of music events.Dubbed P25, this will involve a line-up of stars from Universal Music Group (UMG) headlined by Katy Perry celebrating the pocket monsters’ history so far.“Pokemon has been a constant in my life from playing the original video games on my Game Boy, to trading Pokemon TCG cards at lunch, to the adventures of catching Pokemon on the street with Pokemon Go,” Perry said.“I’ve even…

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Baldur’s Gate 3 devs celebrate Christmas with a song about brainworms

Christmas music as a genre is rife with earworms (I’ve got chuffing Slade stuck in my own head right now) but the makers of Baldur’s Gate 3 have gone one step further with Christmas brainworms. Larian Studios today dropped the surprise Christmas present of Tadpole For You, Tadpole For Me – a festive song about being infested by Mind Flayer parasites. And yes, the devs sing it themselves. After all, iiiiiiiiiiiiitt’s Christmaaaaas. Ah god damn it. (more…)

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Gearbox settles Duke Nukem music lawsuit with Bobby Prince

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 15:41 GMT Gearbox has resolved yet another load of legal drama related to the shooter series.Gearbox Software has settled a legal dispute with Duke Nukem 3D composer Bobby Prince.In a press release, the studio said that it had settled the matter, but didn’t go into any detail about what this involved.This follows Prince filing a lawsuit against Gearbox in 2019 over the studio using his music “without obtaining a license” for the 2016 release, Duke Nukem 3D World Tour. Earlier this year, Gearbox – who bought the Duke Nukem IP from Apogee Software…

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Spotify is now on the Epic Games Store, for some reason

Wait, what? Epic have made some rather bold moves since setting up their own storefront – chasing exclusives by the dozen, firing at Steam with aggressively dev-friendly revenue shares, using Fortnite to take trillion-dollar tech companies to court. Now, they’re branching out of the games bubble, adding monolithic music streaming service Spotify to their platform earlier today. No, really. It’s right there, just below Hyper Scape. (more…)

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A new nightclub, radio station updates and more coming GTA Online soon

Rockstar Games has announced that GTA Online is set to get a brand new underground club, called The Music Locker, very soon.Players that frequent the Diamond Casino in GTA Online may have noticed some building works at the location lately.As per the developer, Rockstar Games, the landmark will soon be getting a little bit of a facelift as a new nightclub, The Music Locker, is set to open under the casino. Introducing The Music Locker – Los Santos’ newest underground dance club, soon to be open to the public. Featuring opening resident, @moodymann313 with performances from @keinemusik and Palms Trax…

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Amazon is selling this pair of wireless Razer earbuds at a 30% discount

By Matt Bassil, Saturday, 28 November 2020 17:05 GMT Rat-a-tat-tat, Neoooow, Ba-ding, Kaboom! These are just a few of the lovely sounds that games have to offer. With such a scrumptious selection of auditory delights to be sampled, a good set of headphones has become an essential gaming accessory. Fortunately, Amazon has knocked a third off the price tag of the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds, producing a bargain that’s well worth a look. You can bag a pair right now for $69.99, saving a very respectable $30 in the process. Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds – buy for $69.99 These stylish…

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Study / relax / raid the underworld with these lo-fi Warcraft beats

One of the smaller frustrations that come with writing for a living is that you really can’t listen to music with lyrics while working. So, for the past few years, I’ve listened to every “24/7 lo-fi jazz-hop beats to study and relax to” mix the that exists, a thousand variations of some Sisyphean student cursed to forever turn pages to the sound of chill, non-distinct tunes. Ahead of World Of Warcraft: Shadowlands‘ release next week, Blizzard have released their own spin on the form – commissioning four composers to create vibe-soaked remixes of the MMO’s underworld soundscapes. (more…)

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Lil Nas X will debut a new song in Roblox tonight

Live concerts are over, videogames are the new music gigs. While Fortnite probably holds some kind of record for hosting the most concerts, film premieres and documentaries, it hardly holds a monopoly on virtual performances. Tonight, it’s Roblox‘ turn, as rapper Lil Nas X steps onto the game creation platform’s stage to premiere a new track in a somewhat blocky online show. (more…)

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Lil Nas X is holding a concert experience in Roblox tonight

By Patrick Dane, Saturday, 14 November 2020 10:00 GMT The Old Town Road rapper will be taking to the ever-popular cuboid game.Lil Nas X will be holding a concert in Roblox tonight, bringing an unlikely creative partnership to fruition. The concert will see the musician perform a handful of songs, but also his new track, ‘Holiday’.As Covid-19 continues to affect the world, concerts and live-performances are becoming rarer and rarer. Impossible in fact, at least in their traditional form. This has seen musicians getting creative. Several have turned to video games, creating huge events both for the performer and the…

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Twitch Apologizes, But DMCA Fiasco Continues With Punishments For In-Game Sounds, Deleted Clips

Twitch’s past three weeks have been bleak, to say the least. Late last month, the company abruptly purged thousands of streamers’ videos and advised them to delete all remaining clips in advance of a massive music industry DMCA crackdown—one it had known about for months, but failed to adequately warn streamers about until it developed rudimentary tools to aid them in deleting their entire histories. Today, Twitch published a lengthy apology letter, but it did little to quell fury that’s once again at a boiling point due to copyright claims and muted VODs stemming from in-game sound effects and clips…

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LoL’s virtual girl group K/DA have an EP out

The best thing League Of Legends has done in years is create a virtual girl group, who now have a whole EP out. After years of ha-ha-hilariously cheesy promotional songs like Warriors with Imagine Dragons, Riot’s music team unexpectedly hit the big time in 2018 with K/DA, a group with real singers in the digital bodies of pop-ified alternate reality versions of League characters. K/DA’s debut song, Pop/Stars was straight-up a banger, and found play far beyond esports stadiums. Today K/DA’s first EP, All Out, launched and I think it’s time Riot give up League to focus on pop. (more…)

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Demon’s Souls remake soundtrack will be released on November 26

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 30 October 2020 19:47 GMT Sony will release the soundtrack to the Demon’s Souls remake on digital platforms on November 26. Alongside the Demon’s Souls digital release, a CD will be issued shortly thereafter. If you are a vinyl collector, pre-orders are scheduled to open in early December.Alongside the news comes a new developer diary that goes behind the scenes with the game’s music.You can listen to one of the entires part of the soundtrack, Flamelurker, here.The music team reimagined the original score by Shunsuke Kida, creating new arrangements rerecorded at Air Studios in London with…