Game Music Connect conference heads to London on September 24th

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Video game music appreciation is on the rise. We have the GameSoundCon coming up in early October in Los Angeles. As for you international readers out there, there’s the Game Music Connect conference in London at the The Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, on September 24th. Whether you’re a fan of video game music or an … Continue reading

GameSoundCon, the conference for video game music enthusiasts

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GameSoundCon 2014 is the conference to attend if you’re looking to become a video game composer or sound designer. They have teamed up with EASTWEST, the maker of virtual instruments for music, TV, Film and video game scoring, to give attendees a chance to receive $100 off admission and be entered … Continue reading

Interview with composer Jesper Kyd on Metal Hurlant Chronicles, Assassin’s Creed and Borderlands

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Photo by Fitz Carlile The Metal Hurlant Chronicles Season 2 Original Soundtrack will be out on September 30th, and we had the chance to interview composer Jesper Kyd on his latest project. If the name doesn’t sound familiar, he was responsible for composing music for the Hitman and Assassin’s Creed series. Nerd … Continue reading

Transistor composer Darren Korb to be featured in The Players’ Score: A Videogame Music Documentary


If you’re a fan of video game music, you should definitely help support the Kickstarter for The Players’ Score: A Videogame Music Documentary. The film will follow video game music culture while also featuring interviews from key video game composers, cover bands and chiptune artists. Nerd Reactor is proud to … Continue reading

Longtime Silent Hill composer Akira Yamaoka wants in on Kojima’s Silent Hills


Hard to believe that Silent Hill is a franchise that has been rolling since 1999. The series has seen many different stories and has had more than its fair share of different game designers. The one constant element in the series has always been the universally acclaimed sound of Akira Yamaoka. Since the … Continue reading

Bungie says former composer would be a ‘bothersome presence at board meetings’


Bungie said that composer Marty O’Donnell would be a “bothersome presence at board meetings and in the company,” regarding how the company has to return the founder’s stock back to the fired employee. Those are some strong words that came after sacking the musician who composed the music for the Halo and Destiny games. … Continue reading

Frozen’s Anna mows down cops and civs GTA IV style (video)

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It’s almost always a winning formula when you take something wholesome and combine it with something inappropriate. In this case, we get Anna from Frozen on a rampage and killing cops and civilians in the video game world of Grand Theft Auto IV. The background music parody of “Let It Go” is icing … Continue reading

Watch the dancing baby Groot scene in all its glory

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If you haven’t seen Guardians of the Galaxy yet, look away, because it does contain spoilers. On second that, maybe you deserve to be spoiled, since everybody should be watching the movie and helping its box office numbers rise. With that said, the end-credit scene featuring Groot and Drax is … Continue reading

VOX artbook by Matteo De Longis features rock and roll and alluring females

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It was announced during San Diego Comic-Con that Magnetic Press will be publishing VOX, an artbook by illustrator Matteo De Longis featuring rock and roll, electric colors and alluring females. It will be released in November 2014. Check out his art style below (some are NSFW). Matteo De Longis is inspired … Continue reading

Halo, Destiny, Assassin’s Creed and Mass Effect composers to appear at PAX 2014


Alright, video game music fans, keep PAX Prime 2014 on your radar. Composers from Halo, Mass Effect, Assassin’s Creed, Destiny and many more will be heading to the video game convention for the “Maestros of Video Games” panel at the PAX Sphinx Theatre located inside the Sheraton Seattle Hotel on Saturday, August … Continue reading

Get ‘Shell Shocked’ with official Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles rap song

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The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles films featured catchy rap songs that have captivated fans all over. Who can forget songs like “Turtle Power” by Partners in Kryme and “Ninja Rap” by Vanilla Ice. I bet you still know the dance moves as well. Now, we have a new rap song, “Shell Shocked”, … Continue reading

If X-Men’s Dazzler had a live-action ’80s music video


Any Alison Blaire fans here? The singer/mutant goes by Dazzler and is affiliated with the X-Men. Her powers are cool for show, since she’s basically a living light show. Director Arvin Bautista and his crew got together to create a live-action music video as if Dazzler really did an ’80s pop song, complete … Continue reading

Word nerds revel in Weird Al’s grammar-themed parody of ‘Blurred Lines’

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Just when you thought you emphatically enjoyed his recent release “Tacky,” here comes a new video (unfortunately with no special cameos) that is gaining some exposure online for all the right reasons. The lyrics video for “Word Crimes” sexifies everything about grammar we love to gripe about online, with dancing, … Continue reading

Epic Rap Battles pits Ninja Turtles against Renaissance artists

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The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot movie is coming up real soon, and the guys over at Epic Rap Battles of History decided on giving the turtles some worthy adversaries…with the Renaissance artists. It’s Leo, Raph, Mike and Don against…Leo, Raph, Mike and Don. Source: Epic Rap Battles of History

Weird Al releases new video ‘Tacky’


Weird Al has released a new video “Tacky” which is a parody of Pharrell’s upbeat hit “Happy”, and it includes cameos from all facets of the comedy business (Aisha Tyler, Margaret Cho, Eric Stonestreet, Kristen Schaal, Jack Black). Weird Al will be teaming up with Nerdist as part of his #8days8videos … Continue reading