Licensed Soundtrack Realness

Posted on July 5, 2018

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This week on the show, we’re here to talk about licensed music in video games! Gaming is so diverse, and with that comes a very diverse soundtrack, with some songs standing out as truly memorable in video game history. While we do love an original soundtrack and there are some fantastic composers out there, clever use of existing licensed music can really make the difference in all kinds of genres. Join Cam, Elliot, Rachel and Kieren as they talk about the difference between licensed music and original soundtracks along with the effect these songs can have on the game and the player as well. We talk about specific genres that lend themselves well to licensed tracks such as racing, sports and more, plus the rhythm music genre that has really opened up the floodgates for artists of all kinds having their music featured in this world. Full track list for the episode, for those playing at home: Jungle by Tash Saltana from FIFA 18 Make it Bun Dem by Skrillex from Far Cry 3 Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles from GTA: Vice City It’s Tricky by RUN DMC from SSX Tricky Through the Fire and the Flames by Dragonforce from Guitar Hero 3 Girls Just Want To Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper/Robert Hazard from Bioshock: Infinite My Delirum by Ladyhawke from DiRT 2 Don’t miss any of the action and don’t forget to check out the first half of this podcast to keep up to date! For all the latest updates as always, head to our official website at

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Cameron Honey-Swain

Cameron Honey-Swain

Cameron knows what he loves. Witches, animated ducks and a strong burly female protagonist. When he isn't effortlessly defending Dragon Age II he is bothering either his husband or one of his many fur children.

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Elliot Attard

Elliot Attard


Beer aficionado, PC gamer, TV show binge-watcher, music lover, and elite member of high society - Elliot possesses all of the qualities needed to project his word thoughts straight into your eye holes.

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Rachel Humphreys

Rachel (Trance) is a long time gamer full time nerd without a plan... When she's not playing on some manner of console or handheld device she can be found enjoying popculture life to its fullest.

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Kieren Munn

A typical gaymer, I enjoy most RPG's, Platformers, and Fighting games. I started gaming early with Sonic the Hedgehog, Mortal Kombat and Alex the Kidd on my Sega Mega Drive. This started a "healthy" obsession that has spanned 5 generations of consoles, and I won't be stopping anytime soon.

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