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Rockstar Ate My Videogame: A Spotify Playlist Of Pixel Hits
Chris Etches , May 15th, 2009 09:02

The Quietus grabs its joystick for a ride through a playlist of music from the best (and weirdest) video games of the past decade

These days bands are selling more tracks through Guitar Hero than they are from the shelves of record stores, Grand Theft Auto's virtual radio stations probably have more listeners than Radio 1 and whole departments of publishing companies are dedicated to sync deals for games.

So for this Friday’s Spotify playlist we take a little trip through some of the more memorable, innovative and downright bizarre highlights of the deployment of music in video games. Playlist and gallery text compiled by Chris Etches, games designer from Kill5.

Click here to listen to the Spotify playlist of music from videogames

And click the image below to be guided through our list and the games they were from. Featuring David Bowie's own computer game, Iron Maiden, Betty Blue, NIN, Smashing Pumpkins, Blondie, Bomb The Bass, Iron Maiden, Manic Street Preachers, De La Soul, Death From Above 1979 and NWA.

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