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“Halo 5” Theme Music Leaked, And It’s Goddamn Beautiful

Between this, The Expanse, and Star Wars Episode VII, it’s a good time to be a fan of sci-fi. October 27 can’t come fast enough.

It’s great to hear Kazuma Jinnouchi (who remixed the soundtrack for the Halo 2 remaster) return to Martin O’Donnell’s iconic Halo themes, and in doing so, returning to the “mystical” feel that I tend to associate with the franchise. But, don’t get me wrong, the guy is still doing his own thing, particularly with the piano. Jinnouchi replaces Neil Davidge, who scored Halo 4.

Nominations for “the Game Awards 2014”

Ten days ago, we expressed our excitement for the upcoming and inaugural “Game Awards” to take place on December 5th at the Axis Theater in Las Vegas (DIE, CHRISTINE). Today the nominations for all 21 categories were announced, some of which I have very strong, very visceral feelings about. And, since I know you’re all just dying to know my opinion on everything (/s) I’ll share it here.

Disclaimer: I have not played every game in this list nor am I an expert analyst of interactive media. I just get excited 🙂

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From Gregorian Chant to Electric Guitar: Behind the Scenes of Halo 2

Halo: The Master Chief Collection drops in just one week (Nov. 11) and if the cinematic trailer wasn’t enough of a hype-generator, then these documentaries (both nostalgic and new) are for you! The first video is the shorter of the two, and takes a look at the voice-acting in the second Halo game. The latter video focuses on the anniversary edition of Halo 2.

Enjoy! T_T <–tears of #feels

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Traveling to the End of the Line: The Music of “Destiny”

As we wait with bated breath for Game Editor Brian’s official Destiny review (which, I am told, is going to be a delicious Compliment Sandwich), this Music Monday is bringing you some of the game’s seriously awesome tunes. From gentle piano to mystic vocalizing to face-melting guitar, Destiny’s OST really and truly delivers.

The soundtrack (which was officially released by Bungie last Friday) was composed by Michael Salvatori, C Paul Johnson, Martin O’Donnell (hail Hydra), and Paul McCartney.

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