Following this week’s first round of sad news, Dan Amrich joins us this week to help pay tribute to David Bowie the only way we know how: by basing a Top 5 around his more notable ventures into gaming. The sadness bleeds into our second segment with a look at That Dragon, Cancer, but lets up with Pocket Mortys, Amazon’s 20% new-game discounts and a look at the games you’re looking forward to the most.
Question of the Week
What’s your favorite song that you discovered purely by playing a game?
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“The Message” by Grand Master Flash comes to mind. I was in my teens when GTA Vice City came out and was into gangsta rap but had never really ventured into the “happy rap” era of hip hop. Still love that song to this day and holds up a lot better than the trash I was listening to prior to discovering it. Oh and “Let It Whip” by Dazz Band via Bounce FM from GTA San Andreas as an honorable mention. I miss that Funktapuss….
Neglected to mention that the world is a bit shittier without the Goblin King and Hans Gruber. May these two pillars of talent and greatness rest forever in peace. We will miss you Mr. Bowie and Mr. Rickman.
While flying through Vice City coked out of Vercetti’s mind I spent a lot of time listening to V-Rock where I didn’t realize one of my favorite songs was Peace Sells by Megadeth for almost the entire game. I now own almost every Megadeth album, as well as Dave Mustaine’s failed rock side project MD.45.
QotW: I have 2. Ever since the first time I ever popped the original Borderlands into my 360. I have absolutely loved Cage the Elephant’s No Rest for the Wicked.
The Saboteur gave me an affinity for Nina Someone’s Feeling Good which Ibto this day associate with killing Nazis.
Man Omikron is one of my favorite games ever. I lost an entire summer to that one with a few friends. I knew about David Bowie from my Dad’s music collection so it blew my mind when he appeared in the game.
QOTW: I Ran by Flock Of Seagulls from Vice City. To this day I have a playlist on one device or another called Flash FM.
I really enjoyed the old-timey period songs played on Fallout 3’s radio station (3-Dog!). I liked them so much that I bought tickets to the University of Texas’s production of South Pacific to hear them sung in person.
The most relevant song to fit this category is “R U Mine?” by the Artic Monkeys. I found this song while playing through the last venue of the first Guitar Hero Live campaign. Guitar Hero Live is the first plastic instrument game I have ever owned and I am having a rockin’ good time. “R U Mine?” is a song about a dude who keeps asking if his girl is his…. Blah blah blah, I don’t really care what the song is about I just really like the it and GHL.
QOTW: Holy shit Mikel. As soon as you asked the question I thought Queen of Hearts by Juice Newton. That was THE song of San Andreas for me.
For me, the song “The Poet and the Muse” performed by Poets of the Gods and in the game Alan Wake by the Old Gods of Asgard. This song may not meet your criteria as it was only released on the Alan Wake soundtrack. I have it on rotation on my iPod. It really sums of the late 80’s early 90s cultural vibe of the game. Every time I listen to it, it brings making memories of hordes of the Taken. One of the best games of the last generation.
For m it was Funky Dealer off of the Jet Set Radio Future soundtrack. It was one of my first games and that soundtrack is one of my all time favorites!