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Boston Globe features Berklee's growing video game music composition program

Boston's Berklee College of Music continues to expand its curriculum for video game music. The Boston Globe has a feature on the program, which this semester includes five classes in game audio and scoring (in a musical sense). The piece covers the basics of the program, from the first class star...

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Jack Wall scoring Mass Effect 2, score the soundtrack yourself on Jan. 19

The prolific composer Jack Wall will be droppin' mad orchestral beats on the soon-to-be-released Mass Effect 2, according to a recent EA press release. Though you may not be familiar with the name, you're probably familiar with his work -- Wall produced the scores for Jade Empire, Splinter Cell, My...

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Bear McCreary explains inspiration for Dark Void score

The pangs of despair we felt upon seeing the recent delay of Dark Void came in two distinct, yet equally heartbreaking flavors. For one, we became that much further removed from the title's jetpack-infused gameplay we've come to know and love. However, almost as upsetting was the fact that we'd ha...

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BBC talks to composer about the challenges of writing game music

James Hannigan, music composer for the Harry Potter games and Red Alert 3, spoke with the BBC about the challenges of writing game music. He explains that games often require him to write music for scenes he hasn't seen -- the complete opposite of what happens in film and television. An interesti...

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Rumor: Oblivion composer to score Duke Nukem Forever

It sounds like brothers Jeremy and Julian Soule will bring music to 3D Realms' Duke Nukem Forever. 1UP believes so, and lays out its case with two intertwining pieces of evidence: 3D Realms developer Raphael Van Lierop discussed in his blog about a recent visit from Julian Soule. In an Insider...

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