Just as Atari Video Music renders audio on a television screen in a new , unexpected way, so video games apply a distortion to musical performance, shedding new light on seemingly familiar songs, sounds, or rhythms.
Ever since I could remember playing video games and music went hand in hand. In fact I really cannot imagine a silent game, it would take away the excitement and fun of the game. When it comes to playing games I have always thought music could make or break the game. When you get extra points or a life or die, if the sound was not their, the gaming experience would be lackluster at best. Nowadays with games like NHL series you can actually download whatever music you like to the game. With the surge of popular bands and musicians jumping on the game band wagon the possibilities are endless. Bogost is absolutely right, using music in video games does change them for the better. Even if a person listens to a song a thousand times, and it is put in another context like a video game, you hear things you never noticed before. Like the drums so vividly or the timing seems faster and more exciting. I think adding music to games makes it so much more enjoyable to play. Tony Hawk’s Pro skater 2 game uses Guerilla radio by Rage Against the Machine, Gran Turismo 4 The Real Driving Simulator uses Getting away with murder by Papa Roach, Midnight Club 3 Dub edition on playstation uses The hand that feeds by Nine Inch Nails, the possibilities are endless with music. This is a youtube video on some popular songs and the games that go well with them.
via Bogost 1.