Gaming influencing you music?

brucelee13245

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I wonder how much of your music taste is influenced by the games you play. I have tons of songs from need for speed to music from the zombie levels in COD. I even recently got into blues because of the song Boom Boom from Mafia 2. So escapists, is gaming an open pathway to music?
 

bulbasaur765

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Tekken 3 and House of the Dead kinda helped influence me to listen to Rock Music. Back in my childhood I hung out at a bowling alley with an awesome arcade back in the 90s.
 

Elamdri

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I'm not going to lie, sometimes I will just being sitting around and go "I wanna listen to some metal S***" and pull up the soundtrack to Guilty Gear X on Youtube.
 

KefkaCultist

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I'd say that video games influence our music. The Tony Hawk games for PS1 & 2 that I played as a kid got me listening to harder stuff than what I had been as a kid,

Also, a lot of the songs on my itunes I first heard from Brutal Legend's sound track.

EDIT: Also I have a band called Powerglove and they do metal versions of classic video game music. Its awesome.
 

TakerFoxx

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Considering the ridiculous amount of remixes and arrangements of Touhou in just about every style you can think of in my possession, I would have to say yes.
 

Tartarga

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Some of the rap songs in The World Ends With You have encouraged me to listen to more rap music. Unfortunately for me most of it is terrible. But I have found some good stuff so it wasn't a total loss.
 

sam42ification

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KefkaCultist said:
I'd say that video games influence our music. The Tony Hawk games for PS1 & 2 that I played as a kid got me listening to harder stuff than what I had been as a kid,

Also, a lot of the songs on my itunes I first heard from Brutal Legend's sound track.

EDIT: Also I have a band called Powerglove and they do metal versions of classic video game music. Its awesome.
Tony Hawk undergroud 2 makes used to make a lot of the songs i would listen to. Also sanandreas used to make up a lot songs i listen to. GTA games should have skate boards but why stop there they should also have unicycles.
Yes video games do influence the music we listen to.
 

SkoopMaster

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not really.

I listen to a lot of trance, hardcore, gabber, you know that kinda stuff and games have no real impact on my taste for music. well unless I was playing beat mania or DDR I guess
 

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TakerFoxx said:
Considering the ridiculous amount of remixes and arrangements of Touhou in just about every style you can think of in my possession, I would have to say yes.
Ah, good, it's not just me.

Also, games have given me a good deal of orchestral music to listen to, which is nice. I like classical music in general, mind, but still.
 

Rayne870

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On occasion I pick up a band from games, usually I have already found most of what is on soundtracks before then, but on occasion I am surprised.
 

Belated

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The first kind of music I ever got into was the rock from Sonic Adventure 2: Battle. Now I'm a huge Green Day fan, and I can see a relation. Because both Crush 40 and Green Day have that extreme awesome rock sound to them. Which is kind of hard to explain. But the point is, Sonic Adventure 2: Battle is what it took to help me gain an appreciation for the electric guitar.

Oh, and I also listen to The Lavender Town Theme and The Viridian Forest Theme on occasion.
 

SageRuffin

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Short answer, no. While I have a good number of game soundtracks, they don't influence the music I listen to outside of gaming.

Still waiting on my hip-hop-themed fighting game (and no, the Def Jam series doesn't count).
 

Sacman

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Not really... I hold some OST's pretty highly but I wouldn't say it's helped me form an opinion... I already had a varied taste in music before I could appreciate game music...<.<
 

khiliani

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i wouldn't say it influences my entire musical taste. though it often gets me to listen to music i wouldn't normaly, and i pick up songs which i think are cool occasionaly. but apart from that, not so much
 

The Apothecarry

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Halo 2 introduced me to Breaking Benjamin, which was the gateway to all the alternative and mainstream metal that I listen to now.

Guitar Hero: World Tour got me hooked on Tool. Vicarious = the best song ever. Hands the fuck down.
 

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Tony Hawk games really expanded my liking of music a lot and introduced me to my favourte band. Also the zombie songs from Call of Duty WaW and BO were awesome.

And then of course there are musical soundtracks in a lot of games that I really love and have made me respect more forms of music.
 

George Mooney

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Some of my games introduce me to music I've never heard of. Latest example I can think of is Motorstorm Pacific Rift introducing me to Clutch. I love Clutch now.

I also listen to the Killing Floor music, because it's kickass