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The Best Game Music Of 2011: Skyward Sword

The Best Game Music Of 2011: Skyward Sword

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is perhaps the most compelling argument yet for “video-game-as-concert-piece”. As a game, it is a smartly designed interlocking series of puzzles, an ever-more-complex world filled with hidden secrets and challenging combat that unfolds with a uniquely Zelda-y sense of joyous excavation. But as a…

The Secret Of The Secret Nintendo Song

The Secret Of The Secret Nintendo Song

When you talk about music in Nintendo games, the first person that pops into most people’s minds is the work of legendary composer Koji Kondo, the man behind the iconic scores for games like Zelda and Mario.

3DS’s First Update Brings A Familiar Tune

3DS’s First Update Brings A Familiar Tune

Today in Japan, the 3DS got its first update. Much of the update is typical firmware stuff, fixing bugs and improving the network connection. But there was also a special treat included.