Posts Tagged "Music Games"

Music Gaming’s Hardest Rocking Inventions

Music Gaming’s Hardest Rocking Inventions

Music games have thrived (or at least survived) over the years for two reasons. One, they’re gosh darn fun. Two, interacting with music and rhythm games often requires a peripheral or a gesture that goes beyond the realm of what’s typical for standard video game experiences. For that reason, even sub-par music gaming outings have a way of sticking around our memory, even as lesser traditional games slip from our brain and fade away forever. Here are...

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Top 5 Weirdest Music Video Game Cameos

Top 5 Weirdest Music Video Game Cameos

We all know that the union of music and video games has granted us wonderful games, and not-so-wonderful games. What fewer people realize is that, when combined, music and video games are also capable of handing out some super-weird cameos. Take, for instance, the appearance of these musicians who were thrust headfirst outside their boundaries and into a digital world. Insane Clown Posse in Backyard Wrestling and Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes the Neighborhood...

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The 10 Worst Music Games of All Time

The 10 Worst Music Games of All Time

God gave rock ‘n’ roll to you. Also, video games (or maybe the credit for that goes to Atari founder Nolan Bushnell and Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto). The union of video games and music is a sacred bond that has since spawned the rhythm game genre, one of the most successful gaming and entertainment categories of all time. But like any marriage, the long and fruitful relationship that music and video games have enjoyed together has been anything but...

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The 11 Most Important Music Games Ever

The 11 Most Important Music Games Ever

Music and video games go well together. Most electronic games require some degree of movement to play, whether it be your fingers or your entire body. Music likewise requires movements, whether subtle or grand, to produce a groovin’ sound. Rhythm games therefore came into being long before Guitar Hero was a gleam in Harmonix’s eye. Here’s a quick rundown of the titles that helped shape the course of console-based music and rhythm game history, and...

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Best Music Games: Gaming’s Top Hits – Pt 1

Best Music Games: Gaming’s Top Hits – Pt 1

Activision’s Guitar Hero video game franchise is dead. But music gaming’s legacy, a part of interactive entertainment’s history since the very beginning, lives on. A special preview of yours truly’s upcoming free digitally downloadable book, Music Games Rock: Gaming’s 100 Greatest Hits of All-Time (Power Play, 2011), we’re proud to present a look back over the field’s 30-year history. In the first of a special three-part series, we give you some of ...

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