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Video Games...The New (Old School) MTV?

Updated on November 8, 2012

I love the song at the end of Infamous 2 (when the credits are rolling), it's from a band called Black Heart Procession and the name of the song is "Fade Away".

I fell in love with Cage the Elephant after watching the Borderlands trailer..."Aint No Rest For The Wicked" is a great song.

While playing Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit I heard "Edge of the Earth" by 30 Seconds To Mars and while playing Mirror's Edge I heard "Still Alive" by Lisa Miskovsky and fell in love with those songs too.

I'm sure there's more songs I've heard while gaming that I fell in love with, but I'm old and forgetful, so I can't think of them right now.

The moral of the story is this, video games are better than the radio and MTV when it comes to finding new music. So listen closely next time you're playing your favorite video game, you may just hear your next favorite song.



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      Michael John Mele 5 years ago from Seffner, Florida

      @flashmakeit it is a great song...isn't it.

      @JohnGreasyGamer I couldn't agree more with you my friend...another great use of a song in a video game.

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      John Roberts 5 years ago from South Yorkshire, England

      "Other bands' music - because we can't be arsed making our own soundtrack". I think the most empowering music I've seen for a trailer was Gears of War, using "Mad World". While the lyrics didn't suit it (or anything, for that matter, makes no fragging sense), the music certainly did with the great cinematography.

      Nice post as always, voted up and interesting ^^

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      flashmakeit 5 years ago from usa

      I like the song Still Alive by Lisa Miskovsky.