A Gaming Thread For 2017



A random one (not strictly game music) that always gets stuck in my head is:

Curse you Nintendo!


I could listen to this for the full half an hour


And this


Xenon 2, innit?


Anyone ever play Bastion? Great game, and the music had a great vibe to it

and obviously


yeah Bastion was weirdly addictive


I loved the narration. Never finished it, should go back to it really/start it again.


my favourite bits don’t seem to be on youtube. but this is an amazing soundtrack.


£52 for the soundtrack? Jeezy creezy.


it’s out of print on cd. i got the mp3s instead

another belter, got this on vinyl


this is a great shout


So so many. As usual, regular reminder for you all to check out the Sound of Play podcast by the Cane & Rinse crew if you don’t already. An hour of great videogame music a week. Some of my favourites:

This made Portal for me:

A golden oldie:

Most of Donkey Kong rules:

Sonic 2: Chemical Plant Zone:

Bayonetta: Fly me to the moon:

And I genuinely think 90% of the reason I was so hyped for BOTW was this trailer score - must have watched it 50+ times before the game came out:


Podcast sounds great, I’ll give it a go. Thanks.

A few other favourites:

The music in Rayman Legends makes an already brilliant game incredible.

And the Mario Galaxy soundtrack is just unbelievably good:


I bought an Xbox One a couple of weeks ago in the Amazon Prime sale. Haven’t played computer games in over 10 years and only really wanted to get Gears of War.

Basically, what are the ‘must own’ games I should get? Not overly fussed by Fifa/sports games, but open to most else.


Get Inside from the online store thing. Should be quite cheap. Incredible game.


Will look into it. I bought Gears of War 4 from Amazon for £14 and it came with download codes for 1, 2 and 3 as well! Ridiculous value.


yeah they’re both great shouts, two of the most fun and whimsical games ever


Also good:

Ori and the Blind Forest
Super Meat Boy

Then your mainstream crap:
Forza 6
Battlefield 1

Overwatch is supposed to be amazing but I’ve not dabbled yet. Not much of an online gamer.


Essentials for Xbox One:

The Witcher 3
What Remains of Edith Finch
Forza Horizon 3
Ori and the Blind Forest
Sunset Overdrive


Halo 1, 2 & 3 down.

Reach, 4 & 5 to go!

Halo 3 has definitely had the best campaign so far, though 2 had it’s moments.

Will be interesting to see if Reach still holds up.