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    Listening to music while playing video games?

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    Does anyone here have music playing in the background when you play video games? I used to do that quite a bit in the NES era, as well as when i played computer games (especially during first person shooter games like doom and duke nukem). Dont do it anymore, though if more recent games had a "turn music off" function i might play music in the background again.

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    I often turn on Korobiniki or any other more notable Tetris tracks when playing versions that either lack that music or music in general.

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    Whatever I rip to my Xbox360 incase the music for the game get on my nerves. For everything else either what I have in my CD player or on the computer.

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    I haven't done it but maybe just a few times. For whatever reason, if I'm playing a game with the volume turned down and music playing from a CD, I find it distracting, especially if it's something I like to sing along to. So I normally just play games while leaving the game volume up.
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    I listen to music pretty whenever I play video games unless the game itself has a worthwhile soundtrack which I'm not bored with. It's downright essential with fighting games and racing games. When my friend and I play Smash Bros. we turn the SFX completely up and put on his iPod stereo thing to listen to fast paced music to fight to.

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    With the kinds of games I generally play, the music is integral to the game, Frequency, Amplitude, Rez, Gitaroo Man, and many DDR games. You kind of need the music there. I always stick with the music that comes with the game.
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    I know recently i stuck my flash into my XBox with Initial D music on there, and played that playing Forza 2. It put me in a "initial d" mode with eurobeat blaring though the speakers with engine rev's and squeeling tires.

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    I've done it a couple of times, but generally I find it too much work to cherry pick which music goes with the game I'm playing.
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    Most of the time,I do have my stereo on while playing video games,with the sound muted on the TV....I think I got into that habit from my older brothers,who used to do the same....The only games I regularly keep the sound on for are the Mario series and the Legend of Zelda series since I like the music,and the English language Kingdom Hearts games,since I love both the music and the voices {I have a tendancy to sing along to "This is Halloween" when Sora and Co. are in Halloween Town....I'm a big Nightmare Before Christmas fan ...}
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    I honestly can't stand listening to music while playing games. I had a roommate who used to do that and it drove me insane. My policy is if a game's soundtrack is that bad then it's probably not worth playing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Master Moron View Post
    I honestly can't stand listening to music while playing games. I had a roommate who used to do that and it drove me insane. My policy is if a game's soundtrack is that bad then it's probably not worth playing.
    I can think of at least one obvious counterexample: Marvel vs. Capcom 2. WONDERFUL game, TERRIBLE soundtrack.

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    I used to do this back when I had the Genesis. Once I got tired of the games' soundtracks, I would play a CD with the volume up and the TV with the volume down.
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    I do so sometimes, even if the music I play really really don't fit the game I play at all
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    I like listening to songs from Ouendan 2 while I'm playing Pokemon Diamond. How do I listen to them? Videos on YouTube of course.

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    Sometimes when I play Colin Mcrae 04 I turn on some CD music as CM04 doesn't have any music during rally runs.

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    Most often, if I'm listening to music, it's to keep in time with the game itself.
    I first started doing it with the super-charge challenges in Spyro, where you chased the egg thieves down the super-charge paths. Everything sort of went too fast and I had a hard time keeping up with staying on the path, catching the theif, and not running into walls to get far. Then I tried it again while listening to "Run Around" (from my Digimon album) and I beat the level in no time.
    I later learned that that Digimon album actually went in time with all the Spyro games with all the levels, not just the ones that involved fast movement.

    It was roughly the same story some five years later with Jak 2, on missions that relied on racing about on zoomers. This time, with Megadeth in the background. "Peace Sells" and "Back in the Day" just fits those zoomer challenges so darn well.
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    As pretty much anyone else who tried to play Digimon World 2 will tell you, you will go insane unless you mute the repetitive music and play something else while going through the dungeons.
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