• The Tokyo 2020 opening ceremony was filled with some of gaming's greatest tunes

    1 month ago - By The Verge

    The opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics kicked off this morning, and tunes from classic video games played as all of the athletes from participating countries were welcomed into a crowd-free arena. There was plenty of representation on the RPG front, with well-known songs from franchises including Dragon Quest , Final Fantasy , Kingdom Hearts , Phantasy Star , and more. Perhaps more surprising were some of the deeper cuts from Chrono Trigger , Monster Hunter , Ace Combat , Nier , and others.
    Our pals at Polygon have the full list of songs:
    Dragon Quest “Overture: Roto's...
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  • The Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony Featured Some Killer Songs From Games

    The Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony Featured Some Killer Songs From Games

    1 month ago - By GameInformer

    The Tokyo Olympics are in full swing, and despite some odd policies involving cardboard beds , there is no mistaking that the excitement is high for Olympic fans. For those that may have missed this year's Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony, the competitive event kicked off with some killer songs from some of our favorite games.
    From Final Fantasy to NieR, the opening ceremony was rife with amazing tracks from some of our favorite video games. I'm a little sad to see that there were no Nintendo tracks featured. Can you imagine the music from Legend of Zelda? That being said, they'd probably...
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  • How to rewatch the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony - CNET

    How to rewatch the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony - CNET

    1 month ago - By CNET

    The Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony is finished, but NBC is replaying the entire event.
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  • Tokyo Olympic athletes are marching out to iconic video game music

    Tokyo Olympic athletes are marching out to iconic video game music

    1 month ago - By Rock, Paper, Shotgun

    I'm a sucker for an Olympics opening ceremony. I love the spectacle of it, with all the singing and dancing and references to historical things. Whenever the athletes march out, I often turn over the TV for a bit, though. It's nice to see them happy and waving, but it's usually a long one .
    But not this year! Since this Olympics are taking place in Tokyo, Japan's decided to spruce up the atmosphere with an ambience game-likers will appreciate. Yes, each country's athletes are entering the stadium to orchestral versions of music from classic Japanese video games.
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  • Tokyo 2020 Olympics Opening Ceremony Uses Video Game Music For Team Entrances

    1 month ago - By GameSpot

    The 2020 Olympics have begun in Tokyo, Japan, and the country that brought us many of video games' most esteemed franchises did not disappoint in representing them. Traditionally, the Olympics Opening Ceremonies includes every team competing in that year's games walking into the stadium. Tokyo kept the tradition, but this time the music accompanying the teams all came from various video games. Games with featured music include Capcom's Monster Hunter, Soul Calibur and Ace Combat from Bandai Namco, and Square Enix's Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, and even Chrono Trigger.
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  • The Tokyo Olympics' opening ceremony featured an orchestrated video game soundtrack

    1 month ago - By Engadget

    The Tokyo Olympics opening kicked off early this morning, and the parade of nations, where athletes walk through Japan's Olympic stadium, had a Japanese twist. A medley of videogame music, orchestrated, formed the soundtrack for the parade. It all kicked off with the main theme from Dragon Quest - which sounds pretty Olympian outright - followed by hits from Final Fantasy, Monster Hunter, Nier, Sonic, Chrono Trigger and, er, eFootball. (That's the new name for Pro Evolution Soccer , in case you missed it.) There are some notable omissions - no Nintendo songs being the biggest one - but...
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  • Today's Google doodle is an anime-infused sports game

    1 month ago - By Engadget

    Google has gone all-out on today's doodle to mark the start of the Tokyo Olympics. Select the modified logo and you can play 'Doodle Champion Island Games,' an anime-infused title featuring several sports mini-games. Google says it's the largest interactive doodle it's ever made. You control Lucky the cat in a pixel-art landscape dotted with Japanese landmarks. Once you join one of several color-coded teams you can take part in mini-games including table tennis and skateboarding. The controls are relatively straightforward, relying on various combinations of the arrow keys and spacebar. We...
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  • A cord-cutter's guide to the Summer Olympics in Tokyo

    A cord-cutter's guide to the Summer Olympics in Tokyo

    1 month ago - By PC World

    Here are all the best ways to watch the games on a TV, a computer, or a phone-actually, those are the only ways to watch.
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  • Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony: Start time, how to watch - CNET

    1 month ago - By CNET

    We're hours away from the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony. Here's how to watch...
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