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Saturday, July 9, 2011
Like video game music? Of course you do! Why else would you be here? I don't know if you've noticed (some of you have), but under the "Culture" tab (see that? up top?) here at GameSpot.com, there's a link that takes you to Sound Byte Radio, an online streaming radio station (US only for now, due to licensing and boring legal stuff) that features only video game music. All day! 24 hours! Well, there are commercial breaks and stuff because it's free, but there is music from some of your favorite composers like Nobuo Uematsu, Jesper Kyd, Martin O'Donnell, Yasunori Mitsuda, Akira Yamaoka, Koji Kondo, Tommy Tallarico, Inon Zur, Jason Graves…the list goes on and on.
You can also access the station via Radio.com on your iPhone, Android, or iPad app. The station will be listed under "Music" then "Specialty Stations" (as well as the "Featured" heading beginning next week). I'll be adding more music to the station as time goes on and will feature musically themed weeks, depending on what's happening with the Sound Byte blog. But to all you loyal Sound Byte readers, I'm also open to taking requests (as long as I can get hold of the music).
Note that this is an online-only station that randomly selects songs, so it's not live and I can't have it play that piece you wanted from Donkey Kong just because you want to hear it right now. But I can add the music that you want to hear and have it in rotation so that hopefully it comes up while you're listening.