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Feature: The Best PlayStation Soundtracks of 2015

The Best PlayStation Soundtracks of 2015

Like music to our ears

With 2015 winding down, it's only natural that 'Best Of' lists are beginning to pop up everywhere you look. While games themselves get a lot of attention when it comes to these sorts of lists, the accompanying soundtracks get a little less love. We're here to change that and deliver our list of the ten best soundtracks to...

News: Ever Wonder Why the Classic Metal Gear Solid Theme Isn't in the Phantom Pain?

Ever Wonder Why the Classic Metal Gear Solid Theme Isn't in the Phantom Pain?

Name that tune

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is a phenomenal game – which is just as well, as it could end up being the final entry in the series to benefit from the input of creator Hideo Kojima, who seems to be parting ways with Konami at the end of the year. However, as amazing as the game undoubtedly is, it is missing a vital...

Guide: Where to Find All of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain's Music Cassette Tapes

Where to Find All of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain's Music Cassette Tapes

Locations that will make your Walkman sing

Let it be known that there is only one universal truth on this earth, and that is that cassette tapes suck. Unfortunately for Big Boss he hasn't got much of a choice, as CDs and iPods don't exist in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. While collectibles can be a pile of crud in other games, the tapes...

Guide: How to View Photos, Play Music, and Watch Videos with PS4 Media Player

How to View Photos, Play Music, and Watch Videos with PS4 Media Player

Use your home network or USB drive to access all of your entertainment

Sony put a big emphasis on games when it launched the PlayStation 4, and its laser focused marketing won the hearts and minds of gamers. But as its new PlayStation Vue commercial so astutely illustrates, just because games are the focus of the format, doesn't mean that owners...

News: SEGA Classics to Receive Vinyl Soundtracks

SEGA Classics to Receive Vinyl Soundtracks

What year is it?

SEGA smashes Shenmue and Streets of Rage are set to receive special edition vinyl soundtracks this September – and just so you don't panic, you're definitely still reading this in 2015. London-based record label Data Discs will be handling the uber-limited LPs. We imagine that the firm's based in Shoreditch and only hires...

Interview: The Man Behind the Music - Jason Graves

The Man Behind the Music - Jason Graves

We talk extensively to one of PlayStation's most prolific composers

It's not often that we flag down video game composers for interviews, but we were recently presented with the opportunity at North Carolina's East Coast Game Conference to speak with Jason Graves, who's behind the soundtracks for the Dead Space franchise, Tomb Raider, Evolve, The...

News: Marilyn Manson's New Album Was Put on PlayStation Discs to Represent Change

Marilyn Manson's New Album Was Put on PlayStation Discs to Represent Change

This is the new s***

Here's something unusual: Marilyn Manson – yes, the controversial rocker who rose to popularity in the late '90s – released his new album on old PlayStation discs. It was more of an artistic decision than anything, as the self-proclaimed Antichrist Superstar's latest record, fittingly named The Pale Emperor, is supposed...

News: You Need This Journey Record in Your Life

You Need This Journey Record in Your Life

No, not that Journey

You're not a true hipster until you have a sizeable vinyl collection – preferably spanning indie hits such as thatgamecompany's outstanding Journey. It's a good thing for your coffee shop street cred, then, that iam8bit has teamed up with Sony to create this stunning double LP set for Austin Wintory's soaring score. The...

Guide: How to Stream Spotify Music While You're Playing PS4 Games

How to Stream Spotify Music While You're Playing PS4 Games

Background music

After a particularly painful wait, the Spotify application has put in a surprise appearance on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 today. One of its niftiest features on Sony's next-gen hardware, however, is its ability to enable audio playback – while you're playing games. Most games manually adjust to this feature – with the...

News: Final Fantasy XIII-2 Songstress Origa Passes Away

Final Fantasy XIII-2 Songstress Origa Passes Away

Lost to the Historia Crux

Renowned for unique and mystifying vocals, Russian born singer Origa passed away from cancer during the weekend at the age of 44. She spent most of her life working in Japan and contributed to the games industry by providing vocals to Final Fantasy XIII-2. Anyone who has played it will have undoubtedly heard her, as she not...

News: Rock Band Reboots with Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys DLC This Week

Rock Band Reboots with Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys DLC This Week

R U Sure?

Dust off those putrid plastic instruments: Rock Band is back. We're not referring to a sequel, of course – not yet, anyway – but brand new DLC for the series, which brings an end to an incredible 21 month hiatus. Harmonix famously stopped supporting Rock Band 3 and Rock Band Blitz almost two years ago, but, like a rockstar that's run...

Feature: 2014's Most Memorable PlayStation Music

2014's Most Memorable PlayStation Music

Sounds good

The music that we hear in games plays an integral part in our enjoyment of the experience. While this is by no means exclusive to the medium, the interactive nature of games means that the memories linked with certain musical cues can carry more potency than in other types of media. Last year was a hell of a year for game soundtracks,...

Weirdness: Listen to This Gorgeous Acapella Cover of The Last of Us' Main Theme

Listen to This Gorgeous Acapella Cover of The Last of Us' Main Theme

Clicker along

While much praise is lavished over the gameplay and story of Naughty Dog's survival horror opus The Last of Us, comparatively little is said about its soundtrack. Indeed, the harrowing melodies composer Gustavo Santaolalla created for the game go a long way to making it the memorable and emotional experience that it is. Thankfully,...

News: You'll Be Cruising Around Los Santos to These New Grand Theft Auto V PS4 Songs

You'll Be Cruising Around Los Santos to These New Grand Theft Auto V PS4 Songs

Leave the radio playin'

Yesterday, we brought you a partial list of all of the new songs included in Grand Theft Auto V on the PlayStation 4 – but you didn’t think that we’d pass on the opportunity to publish the full soundtrack, did you? As part of our ongoing re-release milking session – hey, you keep clicking on these stories –...

News: What New Songs Are in Grand Theft Auto V on PlayStation 4?

What New Songs Are in Grand Theft Auto V on PlayStation 4?

Not a word from your lips

You can’t have a Grand Theft Auto game without a licensed soundtrack. While it’s the part of the package that often gets overlooked, it’s usually the icing on the cake as far as we’re concerned – after all, we daresay that Grand Theft Auto: Vice City got a few of the younger among you into eighties music in the...