Having left work at Konami, Silent Hill series composer Akira Yamaoka has announced that he is joining Shinji Mikami and Goichi Suda on game development at Grasshopper Manufacture.
Arrangers of videogame music share their albums at the Comic Market 77 festival at the Tokyo Big Sight convention center.
Samples from Wild Arms 2 fan arrange compilation PORTRAIT, released at Comic Market 76, have been uploaded to YouTube.
Team Teamwork's Vinyl Fantasy VII mashup features Tom Waits, Jay-Z and Ghostface Killah vocals accompanying the Final Fantasy VII soundtrack by Nobuo Uematsu.
Artist Noobie Noobinson has released the soundtrack to racing game Metajets: Extreme Turbulence, where young flying aces compete on the Aeronautical Racing Circuit in a high stakes battle for air supremacy against the evil Black Cloud brigade.
In an extensive Gamasutra feature examining game audio, Damian Kastbauer looks at past examples of innovative game audio, such as Crysis, Crackdown, and Oblivion in order to project the next big steps in the audio arena.
Dragon Quest VI for Super Famicom was advertised with a live action commercial featuring actors in Akira Toriyama hairstyles and game character cos-play.
High Frequency Bandwidth discusses the BAFTA-nominated score for independent studio Q-Games' PlayStation 3-exclusive download title PixelJunk Shooter.
Sean "Daemon9623" Babbitt's debut EP is a rip-roarin', head-stompin' zombie chiptune concept album.