Question of the Day: Should More Musicians Score Video Games?

on May 16, 2012, 12:00pm

questionoftheday1 Question of the Day: Should More Musicians Score Video Games?

Yesterday, LA noise rock duo HEALTH released “Tears”, off their soundtrack to the upcoming Max Payne 3 video game. Though an intriguing collaboration, the pair’s work with the third-person shooting extravaganza isn’t the first fusion of video games and popular music. Incubus wrote music for Halo 2, while Snoop Dogg covered the Doors’ “Riders of the Storm” for Need for Speed: Underground 2.

Which artist would you like to see lend their sound to the next big gaming title? Maybe The Kills scoring some crazy side-scroller involving gothic gangsters? Or perhaps Big K.R.I.T. should spit rhymes for the next Madden NFL game? For the non-gamers out there, could any band’s contribution ever make you want to pick up a controller?

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May 18, 2012 at 8:25 pm

It’s a four piece band, not a duo.

Mike Cohen
May 16, 2012 at 6:03 pm

Yes.  You also left out Amon Tobin’s absolutely fantastic soundtrack for Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory.  Innovative because it was generative based on how the game played out.


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