I played a lot of Virtual Boy games to the sounds of Elephant by the White Stripes:
Oh, this is not in the spirit but I also replaced almost all of the music in Heroes of Might and Magic 3 with the music from Heroes of Might and Magic 2. It’s just better.
in like september 2013 i spent like three weeks playing ffxiv right when realm reborn was dropping and i hit the level cap in a real class and in mining while listening to archandroid and electric lady on loop back to back and that’s burned in there pretty good
and now i’m about to go play it and listen to old town road on repeat lol
i was paying monster hunter tri with some buddies and we were in a voice chat and every time we were about to come across a deviljho i started playing little cream soda into my microphone
I used the custom soundtrack feature a lot on the OG Xbox so now the mall stage from Phantom Dust is eternally associated with the Tokimeki Memorial theme song. I don’t know that I can say that’s better, but it’s what I did!
During a period of unemployment in 2013, I play a ton of Spelunky while listening to the self-titled album by the bizarre and wonderful band Exuma. The Bahamas voodoo folk vibe worked way too well with the game.
A lot of The Knife (Silent Shout in particular) played in the bg as I went through Certain parts of Okami, think a replay of Dragon Quest VIII and various Patton projects like Tomahawk, Bjork’s Medulla
Grindy afternoons '95 FFVI and Chrono Trigger +
Live’s Throwing Copper, SP’s Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
Most fitting through probably Dragonforce, Rhapsody (of Fire) and Devil May Cry 3
f.e.a.r. and crystal castles iii
i listened to crunk and trance music while i played sonic riders nonstop as a kid
I mean Doom has a ripoff Them Bones already in it
it is insane that I never made this connection at the time
I certainly drove around in a rain a lot to AFI’s Sing The Sorrow in Vice City.
I’ll still listen to that album at the drop of a hat. Like, every time I see it mentioned. So you know what I’ll do now
I wish I could remember what videogames I played around the time I discovered it. Drawing a blank, however. I feel like I played shooting games to it, like Mars Matrix and Ikaruga
When I think about Los Angeles I think in equal parts about Dr. Dre and Sing the Sorrow
I enjoyed playing Fallout 3 and NV with romantic era piano music. This dub has Clara Schumann’s Kinderszenen which is special because it is a cycle of many short pieces with different moods. Debussy, Chopin, and Liszt were also pretty great choices.
For me, the combo was a nice mix of relaxing and funny. Also, the music rarely obscured dialog.