this is it!! Fuck this is one of my favourite political cartoons ever. Look at that sweet as hell party with live music, drinks, gay hugs, green energy gaming (how a roulette table can be non-green-energy i’m not really sure but ok chuck) and free birth control! Whereas next door is just a boring as fuck backyard barbecue. Imagine drawing this and thinking you’d done a good job at making the party on the left seem like the worse one
Hi, everyone! If you’re like me and you love a good game soundtrack or a great playlist of all sorts of game music, this is the masterpost for you. I’m one of those people who studies better with some music in the background, and what better way of making a study session more enjoyable than by listening to the soundtrack of your favourite game?
Why listen to music while you study?
Multiple studies have proven that certain students who listen to music while they study perform better academically. Unfortunately, it’s not for everyone, so you should really figure out if this is the right method for you before commiting yourself to it! The main arguement for studying with music is that research has proved that listening to classical music in particular helps the brain absorb more information and also helps stimulate one’s thinking!
On the other hand, some people tend to lose all concentration when there’s any music or noise in the background, which leads to procrastination and lower productivity. In short, if you can’t concentrate on the task at hand and get distracted easily, this isn’t the best method for you!
I started actively looking for playlists with game music about two years ago and instantly fell in love. There are so many good playlists of various lengths and genres that are accessable on platforms like spotify, 8tracks, youtube, etc. All of the playlists include the tracklist in the description below them!
Note: I won’t be adding any playlists from 8tracks because they only work in the US and Canada.
Game music for studying: Some of you might have already heard of these videos before. They’re roughly an hour and a half long and include some of the more calming tracks from a lot of different games. All the names of the tracks are listed in the description below, which is super handy if you want to find out which game it’s from! I thought I’d put in the playlist of all of them so you can just press play and enjoy!
Video game music! 2.0: Probably the longest playlist you’ll find anywhere. a n y w h e r e. 223 hours of amazingness that you’ll never regret!
ii. Calming/ relaxing
5 hours of atmospheric game music: This is one of my personal favourites. It’s very long so you don’t have to worry about looking for another playlist when this one finishes.
Relaxing video game music: Another gem! Once again with all the tracks in the description. This one’s great for shorter study sessions since it’s only and hour long.
Calming Nintendo music: A super great playlist for all you Nintendo fans! It includes some really nice tracks from the Legend of Zelda series, if you’re into those soundtracks!
Jesper Kyd playlist: Ever since I first played Assassin’s Creed 2, I’ve loved Jesper Kyd’s work. This is quite a long playlist including some of his best tracks from various games. My favourites are towards the end!
Relaxing Legend of Zelda music: You had to see this one coming. The LoZ series has some of the best soundtracks to study to (, in my opinion,) and some of the prettiest and most calming tracks. I highly recommend this 42 minute playlist for those times when you just don’t feel like working.
Epic video game music: For all of you who need a little badass music in the background! 2.5 hours of epic and awe inspiring music to really get some work done!
Focus - video game music: Spotify has some really great playlists, so I thought I’d include a few! This playlist is a little more epic and loud, but if that’s the mindset you really need to push through, this would be great for you. It’s an amazing 11 hours long so you’ll never run out.
Orchestral video game music: Another epic playlist, including the occasional lullaby. This is a 7 hour long playlist, so a little shorter than the previous one, but by no means less epic and badass!
Compared to the playlists, soundtracks tend to be a mix of epic and calming music. Most games have their perilous moments and their I’m-so-relieved-I-managed-to-beat-that-boss-with-only-one-heart-left moments. The world of video games is vast, so I’ve selected a few of my favourite soundtracks to share with you instead of listing all of the ones I can find.
Legend of Zelda - Skyward Sword: One of my favourite all time games! The soundtrack is long too, so you don’t have to worry about looking for a new one afterwards.
Legend of Zelda - Ocarina of Time: This game is widely believed to have the best soundtrack in video game history. All I can say is so sit down, gather your work and to just enjoy.
Final Fantasy VI: This 1994 gem has an avarage playtime of 65-70 hours. The game has such a good storyline and the soundtrack is a little old school with a lot of non-orchestral tracks. I’d still recommend this to everyone who likes an older style of video game.
Suikoden Tierkreis: I have memories of me just going to the overworld map so I could listen to the music. It’s that good.
Bioshock Infinite: I’ve only ever played the first in the series, but I watched a walkthrough of this particular game and I loved it so much! The music is slightly creepy and loud sometimes but it’s a really great soundtrack overall.
The Last of Us: Another game I’ve never actually played, but the walkthrough was amazing. The soundtrack is very atmospheric and doesn’t have a lot of loud parts, so it’s generally calm.
Assassin’s creed 2: My all-time favourite game ever. As you know from before, I think Jesper Kyd is amazing, so putting these two elements together makes a truly great game. The soundtrack is actually quite well known because a few of it’s most popular tracks are featured a lot in other playlists. E.g. Dreams in Venice and The Madam.
The Elder Scrolls V - Skyrim: I’ve listened to this one a few times and I think it’s really good! It starts off quite strong but it has a lot of calmer songs too.
Fable 2: The Fable series is well-known for being short, so the soundtrack is also on the shorter side. I know the dialogue in the game almost by heart and I can guarantee you that there’s a lot of atmospheric music in this soundtrack.
Fragile: This one was recommended to me by a friend on tumblr years ago. It has really sweet songs and has a lot of piano centered tracks.
Now get to work!
I hope I’ve helped you find the perfect game music to accompany you while you study! If you have any recommendations, feel free to send me a message! I’m always up to discovering new playlists/ soundtracks.
so i just randomly thought of this and bc it’s my favourite show i though eh why not.
seungcheol: “i feel like all my kids grew up, and then they married each other. it’s every parents dream.”
jeonghan: “occasionally i’ll hit somebody with my car. so sue me.”
joshua: “i signed up for second life [ a computer game ] about a year ago. back then my life was so great that i literally wanted a second one. absolutely everything was the same… except i could fly.”
jun: “wikipedia is the best thing ever. anyone in the world can write anything they want about any subject. so you know you are getting the best information possible.”
hoshi: “sometimes i start a sentence and i don’t even know where it’s going. i just hope i find it along the way.”
wonwoo: “i love catching people in the act. that’s why i always whip open doors.”
woozi: “i don’t hate it. i just don’t like it at all, and it’s terrible.”
seokmin: “would i rather be feared or loved? easy. both. i want people to be afraid of how much they love me.”
mingyu: “when i discovered youtube, i didn’t work for five days.”
“people say, oh it’s dangerous to keep weapons in the home, or the work
place. well i say, it’s better to be hurt by someone you know,
accidentally, than by a stranger on purpose.”
vernon: “society teaches us that having feelings and crying is bad and wrong. well, that’s baloney, there’s such a thing as good grief. just ask charlie brown.”
“it’s a real shame because studies have shown more information gets
passed through water cooler gossip than through official memos. which
puts me at a disadvantage because i bring my own bottle to work.”
chan: “nothing stresses me out. except having to seek the approval of my inferiors.”
Benedict: I’m really not good at favourites, there’s so many great food I’ve eaten in London alone in fact there was once where Martin introduced me to this little restaurant and oh god, Martin is so hilarious, ok so Martin told me this joke and you have to understand he is one of the funniest person I’ve ever met, I really admire him, not just for his great GREAT sense of humour but also as a performer, what he brings to the table and the passion for his craft, he steps up my game every time and the show is only made possible because of the chemistry we share on set and working with Martin is by far one of the best experience I ever had and– I’m sorry what was the question? :>
Minior is great. It’s super fun to use, it’s fun to collect all the different colours, and it’s the first time we’ve ever gotten a Pokémon with a proper ROYGBIV rainbow pallet. One of my favourites of Gen VII.
My mp3 player died the other day and I’m considering finally splashing out on a proper piece of audiophile-grade tech to replace it. I don’t talk about music a lot on here but I take my music very seriously and it was always weird to me that I had a pair of Sennheiser HD 598 Cs hooked up to my crummy little player before.
Since The Last of Us Part II was announced quite a while ago and I replayed the original game recently, I pulled an all-nighter and started working on a long overdue fanart of one of my favourite games ever.
Well, here we are again folks. Time
for me to once again talk about the people I love to no end. I hope you’re
ready, because this is a long one. Also, yes, I’m using the same graphic as
last time. Leave me alone.
All I have to say to all you lovely
people this time around is that I love you all very much and am very
appreciative of this community existing, because I’ve made some very amazing
friends here and increased my love of hockey infinitely because of you
wonderful people. I feel like I’ve grown and changed a lot in my own personal
life due to being on hockey tumblr and the people that I’ve met here and
interacted with, and it’s only been positive growth and change. I think that
people talk a lot of shit about internet communities and how toxic they can be,
and while sometimes that may be true, you folks always shock and surprise me
with how wonderful, lovely and supportive you can all be. I appreciate it
endlessly, and I hope it never changes. So thanks for 1,000 followers (that’s
insane) and let’s get started!