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The Mega Man series is known for its excellent music, but one theme from the series stands above its contemporaries. This masterful work of digital audio art sits alone and exalted as the finest of the fine, as the Hope Diamond might sit among a pile of lesser gems. The true beauty and nuance of th...

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The first thing we noticed when we stumbled across this video of an Asian-British girl playing the Tetris theme was that she was pretty cute. The second thing we noticed was the music was pretty bad. The third thing we noticed was that the video has received over 1.1 million views since being posted...

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Here at video game music day, we try to bring you examples of great video game music performed on real life instruments. This week we're turning things upside-down and bringing you some great real life music performed on video games. Why? Because we're just that crazy. Also we couldn't think of anyt...

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After putting together 15 game music Fridays over the past 5 months or so, you might think that we're beginning to run out of ideas for mostly regular feature. Well, you'd be wrong. Our imagination for this kind of thing knows no limits. You give us three random video game music videos from YouTube ...

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We here at Joystiq were reluctant to do a Super Mario music day for much the same reason we hesitated to do a Tetris music day until last week. While there are hundreds of amateur videos of people plunking out the theme on guitar or piano, most of them are nothing special. But then we stumbled upon ...

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How have we gone this long without doing a Tetris music, you might ask? Well, truth be told, the whole idea seemed a little uninteresting to us. While we can't deny the inherent catchiness of the classic puzzler theme, most of the hundreds of video covers of the tune on YouTube are simple transcript...

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We went to a rock concert the other day. We did not like it very much. Too many people thrashing about and playing noise that did have the joy of the universe flowing through it. We much prefer music that captures the true happiness of the soul. Therefore, we, the King of all Cosmos, have rolled up ...

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[Update: Fixed a broken video link] With the PlayStation 3's North American launch today, Sony continues its push for market dominance in an unprecedented third straight generation of game consoles. With that in mind, we thought we'd use this week's music showcase to highlight some of the games that...

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With the recently leaked screens of Halo 3 and news about the postponed Halo movie turning everyone's eyes to Master Chief, we thought it would be appropriate to turn everyone's ears to some renditions of the Halo theme. We've tracked down three excellent and varied renditions performed from the lof...

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There's nothing like a good fighting game to let out your aggression in a safe, healthy manner. Of course, hearing the music from said game might bring out those aggressive impulses in an environment that isn't well suited to handle it. Therefore, we here at Joystiq recommend you prepare for the fol...

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Ah, video game music day ... the one day every week where we can go back in time and relive our favorite tunes from the games of yesteryear. Hey ... going back in time. That gives me an idea ... Please enjoy the following guitar selections from everyone's favorite time-traveling Super Nintendo RPG, ...

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PS3 this, Wii that... whatever happened to the days when all you needed for a good time was a crappy computer and a copy of your favorite adventure game? Relive those days with a selection of music from LucasArts' brilliant Monkey Island series, performed on piano, mandolin, and live six-piece band ...

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Why do we play games? To escape, of course -- to free ourselves from our earthly shackles and enjoy a world of pure fantasy, if just for a moment. To that end, please enjoy this quick escape through the music of the Final Fantasy series on guitar, piano and, er, recorder. Check out our previous Frid...

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What better way to wrap up a week chock full of Nintendo Wii news than with some classic tunes from game's confirmed for the U.S. release of the system's virtual console? We've already done Zelda music to death, so please enjoy this beatbox rendition of the Donkey Kong, Super Mario World on the trum...

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Some days here at Joystiq, we just can't decide what we want. We'll feel like a little Mega Man, only to stop and go searching for Chrono Trigger, then Tetris, then Zelda, Final Fantasy, Mario ... nothing seems to satisfy. Luckily, we're always in the mood for the piano, and YouTube is happy to obli...

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All right, we know it's one of the last Fridays of the summer and we should be happy that it's the end of the week and football is about to start and all that. But sometimes, despite all the happiness and joy that surrounds us, we just need to hear some moody, creepy, hard-rocking, gothic/metal/retr...

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Another Friday, another collection of game music from YouTube. This week's selections don't come from the Legend of Zelda, though, or any other specific game, for that matter. This week we're featuring artists who use the beeps and bloops of classic games to lay down some exquisitely-layered beats....

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What's that you say? You didn't get enough Zelda music last Friday? You want even more YouTube videos of people playing Zelda music? Well, who are we to deny our readers... This string quartet will blow your mind, but don't stop there. Continue reading for more Zelda tunes on piano and ocarina. ...

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Today is Friday, and you know what that means. That's right, it's time for a bunch of videos of people playing Zelda music! This ukulele performance (found via Wonderland) is pretty impressive, but continue reading for an equally impressive piano medley (from Video Game Pianist Martin Leung) and a...

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