March 30, 2017
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Digital Currency Group forecasts war on physical cash

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2016-11-24 - comments
This month the Indian government banned 500 and 1,000 rupee notes, relegating 80% of India's physical cash supply to non-monetary status. As the games industry makes inroads into building more immersive virtual environments, Digital Currency Group forecasts these recent events presaging a global war on physical cash.
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Eagle Flight VR soundtrack album by Inon Zur

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2016-10-28 - comments
Eagle Flight, developed exclusively for VR platforms by Ubisoft Montreal Studio, simulates flying past memorable Parisian landmarks in virtual reality. The 13-track digital soundtrack album by Fallout 4 composer Inon Zur has been published through iTunes and Amazon mp3, with excerpts on Ubisoft's UbiLoud YouTube channel.
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PlayStation VR Worlds original score debuts

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2016-10-16 - comments
Composed by Joe Thwaites and orchestrated by Jim Fowler for Air Studios London, the PlayStation VR Worlds original score has debuted on Amazon mp3, Spotify, iTunes and Beatport. Two years in the making, the digital soundtrack for the virtual reality compilation encompasses five worlds, each with their own distinct sound.
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Final Fantasy XIV Before the Fall score samples

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2016-10-06 - comments
Square Enix has uploaded a crossfade sample movie from the Final Fantasy XIV: Before the Fall soundtrack album. The Blu-ray music disc was released last year, with themes composed by Masayoshi Soken from A Realm Reborn's patches "Through the Maelstrom," "Defenders of Eorzeo," "Dreams of Ice" and "Before the Fall."
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iam8bit presses Rez vinyl soundtrack

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2016-08-27 - comments
Game-themed event organizer iam8bit will publish the Rez vinyl soundtrack to celebrate the forthcoming release of the PlayStation VR remake Rez Infinite. The item is scheduled to ship in late October, together with a 48-page retrospective art book by writer Nick Hurwitch and designer Cory Schmitz.
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Rise of the Tomb Raider music score on SoundCloud

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2016-07-19 - comments
Developer Crystal Dynamics is streaming Bobby Tahouri's soundtrack to Rise of the Tomb Raider through SoundCloud, including a revisiting of “Lara’s Theme” by Jason Graves. Previously exclusive to Steam, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, the PlayStation 4 edition is scheduled for release on October 11 with PlayStation VR support.
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iam8bit presses Thumper collector's edition vinyl

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2016-07-10 - comments
Game-themed event organizer iam8bit has opened preorders for the Thumper collector's edition vinyl, featuring music from the rhythm game due out October 13 for PS4, PlayStation VR and Steam. Composer Brian Gibson, based in Rhode Island, previously contributed to Harmonix titles Amplitude, Guitar Hero and Rock Band.
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Digix first mover in tokenizing assets on the blockchain

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2016-05-28 - comments
Videogames are expanding into virtual environments. And with the recent crowdsale funding the Digix organization in Singapore, there is now a way to represent and securely trade discrete, valuable assets like gold on the blockchain. This is a practice that will influence online commerce in the short term, and soon impact virtual reality.
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Farlands music score previewed on SoundCloud

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2016-04-24 - comments
Farlands is an outer space exploration game for the Occulus Rift that, along the lines of Animal Crossing, changes every day. Constructed using Epic’s Unreal Engine 4 by the in-house team at Oculus, three music tracks from the VR title by Tomb Raider composer Jason Graves are streaming on the composer's SoundCloud page.
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Dead Secret composer commentary airs on Twitch

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2016-03-31 - comments
FTL composer Ben Prunty will be streaming a live retrospective on the making of the Dead Secret game score on April 2 at 2:00 pm Pacific Standard Time, through Twitch.tv. The soundtrack to developer Robot Invader's mystery title for Steam and VR platforms is currently available for purchase through Bandcamp.
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Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward soundtrack due 2.24

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2016-02-23 - comments
Square Enix's Blu-ray music disc publication of the Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward soundtrack has debuted this week in Japan, and will ship domestically on the 29th. Featuring music composed by Masayoshi Soken and Nobuo Uematsu, excerpts of all 58 tracks are streaming on the album's official website.
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Land's End score by Todd Baker on SoundCloud

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2016-01-23 - comments
Ustwo Games, the London-based studio behind Monument Valley, has uploaded the soundtrack to Gear VR adventure title Land's End, streaming on SoundCloud. The meditative nine-track album, composed by Todd Baker and implemented with Manesh Mistry, is scheduled for release digitally through Amazon on February 1.
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The Witness audio direction by Wabi Sabi Sound

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2016-01-22 - comments
Inspired by graphic adventure games like Myst, first-person puzzler The Witness by Braid designer Jonathan Blow and Thekla, Inc. launches January 27 for Windows and PlayStation 4 platforms. Audio direction for the independently developed exploration title is by Andrew Lackey of Wabi Sabi Sound.
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Square Enix publishes Heavensward EP through iTunes

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-09-14 - comments
Developer Square Enix has published the soundtrack to Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward Volume 1, released digitally through iTunes in all territories. The six-track EP includes music by Masayoshi Soken from the massively multiplayer online game, and the vocal track "Dragonsong" composed by Nobuo Uematsu.
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Distant Worlds: Journey of 100 excerpts on YouTube

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-08-19 - comments
Square Enix Music has uploaded to YouTube excerpts from Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy concert series installment "The Journey of 100." The Blu-ray disc is scheduled for release in Japan later today, featuring music by series composers Nobuo Uematsu, Masashi Hamauzu and Masayoshi Soken, conducted by Arnie Roth.