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  • Blog Post: Music Spotlight: Wasteland 2/Fallout: New Vegas Composer Mark Morgan

    Mark Morgan's ethereal, electronic music-influenced game scores have helped convey the emotion in such games as Fallout: New Vegas, Planescape: Torment, and Need for Speed: Shift. He's currently working on Brian Fargo's much-anticipated Wasteland 2. We spoke to Morgan about his background... More
  • Blog Post: How Grand Theft Auto Revolutionized Game Soundtracks

    The Grand Theft Auto series is responsible for making the open-world genre one of the staples of the gaming world. However, Rockstar Games' ambitious soundtracks and superb use of licensed music also changed game soundtracks. With today's new GTA trailers, which feature tracks by Queen, L.A.... More
  • Blog Post: Music Spotlight: Remember Me Composer Olivier Deriviere

    Oliver Deriviere filters his formal classical background through a love of cutting edge electronic music. This is evidenced in his innovative score for Capcom's Remember Me, which digitally manipulates live orchestral recordings into a score that feels remarkably fresh. We spoke with Deriviere about... More
  • Blog Post: Game Music Spotlight: God of War/Mass Effect 3 Composer Cris Velasco

    Cris Velasco is a rapidly rising star in the world of video game scores, having composed music for blockbusters like Mass Effect 3, Borderlands 2, and the God of War series. We spoke to Velasco about his background, approach to creating game scores, and the future of the art form. You have a degree in... More
  • Blog Post: The Freshest Rap Songs In Video Games

    It’s time to turn up the bass and make it rain on the haters and fakers. Move your head to the beat and get lost in time to these digital rhythms and rhymes. In search of hip-hop perfection and dedication, I bring the best original rap songs written for a video game. Whether it’s a hit, miss... More
  • Blog Post: Game Music Spotlight: Black Ops II/Mass Effect Composer Jack Wall

    Jack Wall has worked on some of gaming’s biggest properties, from Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2 to Treyarch’s upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops II. We recently spoke to Wall about his work in video games and approach to crafting the music for Black Ops II. We also learned about his surprising... More
  • Blog Post: Game Music Spotlight: Lorne Balfe

    Lorne Balfe, who created the music for Activision’s upcoming Skylanders Giants, has a diverse resume in both video game and film, including such projects as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Skylanders, and Megamind . In the second of our Game Music Spotlight features, we interview Balfe about his... More
  • Blog Post: Health’s Max Payne 3 Soundtrack Should Be A Model For The Future

    The soundtrack to Rockstar’s Max Payne 3 is one of my favorite albums of the year. Composed and performed by the New York art rock band Health, it’s eerie synthesizers and highly processed drums stand in contrast to the clichéd music we hear in most big-budget action games. I’ve... More
  • Blog Post: Researching Video Games: An Interview With A Gaming Musicologist

    Ever wondered what it would be like to research games for a living? My regular full-time job as a graduate student involves studying video games, and I knew even before officially starting my Game Informer internship that I wanted to share just how cool working in game studies is with the GI community... More
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