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Check Out The Nintendo Live Animal Crossing & Splatoon 3 Live Concert Here

While the Nintendo Live livestream is in Japanese, there's at least one element that transcends language barriers: the element of song. At the end of the Nintendo Live 2022 in Tokyo, Japan, Nintendo had two special live hologram acts: Animal Crossing's DJ KK Paradise Mix concert and Splatoon 3's Deep Cut and the in-house band. Basically, perfect...

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Malaysian Label Attempts To Take Down Lofi Girl, YouTube Fixes False Copyright Strikes

Here's further proof that YouTube's copyright strike system can be abused when not fully checked. Recently, about close to 24 hours ago, YouTube took down two popular live-streaming music videos from YouTube channel Lofi Girl: "lofi hip hop radio -beats to relax/study to" and "beats to sleep/chill to". If you've been on YouTube and listening to ...

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Street Fighter 6 Character Themes For Chun-Li & Luke Are Out Now

Capcom just published a couple of Street Fighter 6 character music themes on its official website (via Fighting Game Anniversaries). Luke's track is called "Taking Aim" and it's a remix of his Street Fighter 5 theme but with a more hip-hop slow BPM flair with huge emphasis on bass. https://twitter.com/FGAnniversaries/status/153506066271136155...

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Utada Hikaru Sings Kingdom Hearts Themes At Coachella 2022

This year's music festival Coachella 2022 has a few surprises for video game fans, especially those who love Kingdom Hearts. During the Rising88 segment featuring international artists like 2NE1, renowned Japanese singer Utada Hikaru sang "Simple and Clean" and "Face My Fears" from the Kingdom Hearts series. The first track is from the first Kin...

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Check Out A Cover Of Sonic 3’s Continue Theme Performed By Persona 5’s Lyn

Persona 5 and Persona 5 Strikers' soundtrack is bright and cool thanks in large parts to the vocal croonings of singer Lyn Inaizumi, or just Lyn. Now, you can add Sonic The Hedgehog 3's continue theme to the long list of covers made better with Lyn's vocals. The Sonic The Hedgehog YouTube channel just posted a jazz rendition of the Sonic The Hed...

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Square Enix Mana Series Gets 30th Anniversary Orchestra Concert This April

To celebrate the Mana RPG series' 30th anniversary, Square Enix will be hosting an orchestra concert on 3 Aprili 2022. The concert will take place physically at the Bunkamura Orchard Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The Tokyo Symphony Orchestra will perform tracks from the Mana series during the show. Original composers Kenji Ito, Hiroki Kikuta, and Yoko S...

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Square Enix To Release Chrono Trigger Jazz Album For Next Year

Square Enix has opened up pre-orders for a Chrono Trigger jazz arrangement album in Japan. It was bound to happen, given the love everyone has for Chrono Trigger. The new album is the fifth in the Square Enix Jazz album series, which so far have been top-notch stuff featuring great arrangements for SaGa and Final Fantasy's music. The album costs...

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All The Awesome Video Game Music Acts Of Tokyo Game Show 2021

Tokyo Game Show 2021 was not only a hotbed of new game information, reveals, and standout publisher debuts, but also a great online music celebration. From Square Enix to Sega, each notable video game company has arranged their own timeslot for a 40-minute-or-so live music performance featuring their respective game tunes. In a time when it's ha...

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Ex-Bungie & Destiny Composer Marty O’Donnell Ordered To Pay Studio US$100,000 For Contempt Of Court

Veteran music maker and Halo/Destiny composer Marty O'Donnell has been ordered to pay Bungie US$100,000 in legal fees after being found in contempt of court. According to a Eurogamer report, the ex-Bungie employee has been sharing musical sketches, variations, and full compositions on YouTube and Bandcamp; the latter can have its listeners donat...

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Nintendo Was Originally Going To Be Part Of The Tokyo Olympics 2020, But…

Remember all that awesome video game music playing in the background during the Tokyo Olympics 2020? Did you also notice the absence of Nintendo music like the Super Mario Bros. theme and other familiar jingles? There's a reason for that: Nintendo was supposed to be a part of the Tokyo Olympics 2020, but they backed out at the last moment accord...

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MAGFest, The Best Video Game Music Festival In The World, Is Back Next January

The greatest video game music concert and expo in the world, MAGFest, is making an offline comeback early next year. After a year-plus of dealing with the pandemic, certain countries are slowly allowing outdoor expos and festivals to operate. Super MAGFest will occur on 6th January through the 9th (PST) in 2022 at the Gaylord National Resort in ...

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The Tokyo Olympics 2020 Opening Ceremony Is Playing Video Game Tunes [Update]

Update: added in videos of the opening ceremony with the orchestra music playing in the background. How far have we come when it comes to video game tunes, eh? To celebrate Japan's culture and heritage during the Tokyo Olympics 2020 Opening Ceremony, the orchestra in charge will play classic and iconic video game tunes as the teams from all o...

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The Musicians Who Will Keep Final Fantasy’s Music Alive | SoundScape

With famous video game composer Nobuo Uematsu retiring after Fantasian, we need new and old blood to keep the Final Fantasy music spirit going. In this SoundScape video, we talk about Nobuo Uematsu's successors since he went freelancing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROKxSPkfOSM...

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Here Are Malaysian Gamers’ Favourite Tracks On Spotify In 2020

Spotify has revealed the top artists, songs and video game soundtracks globally and in Malaysia that highlights what gamers listened to in 2020.More and more gamers are listening to music via Spotify on their gaming consoles; both PlayStation and Xbox. In 2020, Spotify saw a whopping 55 percent global increase in streaming from gaming consol...

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SoundScape: The Sinful Synths Of Cyberpunk 2077

On this sci-fi laden SoundScape short, we check out the first few tracks of CD Projekt's 2020 opus Cyberpunk 2077. Are they bangers or just white noise disguised as sci-fi music? Find out! https://youtu.be/HPTUmKeOtbM...

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The Haunting Jams of Akira Yamaoka (SoundScape)

Happy Halloween 2020, everyone! To pay tribute to this lovely haunting week, here's a mixtape and retrospective of Silent Hill's music maker & ambience/rock/industrial video game music king Akira Yamaoka. https://youtu.be/Orus_-QwH28 Timestamps: 0:00 - Intro 1:37 - The 90s (16-bit era with the SNES and Sega Megadrive) 11:52 - Late 90s...

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Listen To Shantae’s Iconic Theme From 2002 To The Present

On this quick SoundScape video, we check out various versions of Jake Kaufman's iconic Shantae theme and listen to how different they all sound. The mix starts at 1:04 if you're not a fan of intros. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3p0sB27xrPs Be sure to check out Jake Kaufman's SoundScape feature: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kd6Wzscn_-I We...

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The Catchy Chiptunes Behind Shantae & WayForward’s Platformers

Happy birthday, Shantae for the Game Boy Color! On this episode of music video mixtape feature SoundScape, we check out the synth works of composer Jake "virt" Kaufman, known for his soundtracks for WayForward titles and indie platformers. https://youtu.be/Kd6Wzscn_-I If you love the samples & mixtape content here, you'll love what he has in...

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The Best Video Game Soundtracks To Listen To During COVID-19 MCO

We've listed out the best games and manga to read during Malaysia's MCO period, but what about video game music you can stream? After all, music can help relieve boredom while also add colour to your routine. It's time to sort that out with our suggestions from us at Kakuchopurei. We're keeping it a tad diverse, from orchestral craziness to all-ou...

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The Best Game & PC Music Albums To Buy During Bandcamp’s COVID-19 Fundraiser

Right after news of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has come out in full force, many artists all over the world have been hit hard due to tour and public show cancellations for the foreseeable future. As such, Bandcamp is doing their best to support its artists by waiving its revenue share on sales that will happen this 20th March. This ensures t...

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