October is the Month of Music on GameOn. This is a chance to celebrate some of the best songs ever included in a video game, from 8-bit classics to new age melodies.
Every episode of GameOn this month will include musical features from different generations of video games. The first two episodes of the Month of Music will include all fan requests!
Throughout the month, we will also be including some special musical guests. You will have to stay tuned to GameOn to find out just what guests are joining us and what tracks you will hear.
Keep in mind, there are some restrictions when it comes to a feature like this. To keep episodes of GameOn flowing, there will be some rules in place on just what music can be added in.
Excluding the fan request episodes, you will only see one song from any game included in these features. So if you are a die-hard Chrono Trigger fan or are looking forward to hearing the entire soundtrack from Donkey Kong Country, that’s just not going to happen.
Multiple tracks from a series is OK, but not multiple songs from a single game.
You will not hear any songs that were not made exclusively for that game. I know that Mad World in Gears of War and Paint it Black in Twisted Metal: Black are both incredible songs, but both of those titles were made long before either of those games came out.
Besides, if we included all of the songs from your regular bands, these features would be dominated by Guitar Hero and Rockband tracks.
Third, you will have to bear in mind time constraints, as there is only so much time available in each episode. With that in mind: Obscenely long songs will not be included in the Month of Music.
Yes, that means you will not be hearing Dancing Mad from Final Fantasy VI in an upcoming episode of GameOn. It’s just not going to happen.
Another rule to keep in mind along the way: If I haven’t heard the song, there is no way that I can include it.
I am not an import gamer. I am sure many of the songs include in games released only in Japan are really good. If I haven’t played the game though, there’s no way I can tell if the music is any good or if the song goes well with the flow of the game.
And above all, the entirety of the Month of Music here on GameOn is for fun! Who doesn’t want to re-live the music from their favorite fighting game? Or enjoy listening to that epic track played during the final boss of your favorite RPG? That’s what this feature is all about!
With that in mind, some really good songs are likely to be missed as we go along. If there’s a song that you want included, simply leave a message on a Month of Music article or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Odds are, I will have already seen the song you are suggesting and it is being included in a later episode. Or I might have missed the song entirely and would be glad to play it!
Also, expect to see a random article every now and then this month with another amazing track to check out! If I can’t include it in an episode, I will make sure it makes its way to the GameNTrain website.
It’s time to get your GameOn everybody! This is the Month of Music!