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August 08, 2015

Unoriginal Soundtracks #111: Life Is Strange, episode 4

Every other Friday, I share a playlist of songs tangentially related to a single game or series. Songs about alien sex for Mass Effect, world leaders for Civilization, and so on. Make requests to @USPodcast on Twitter.

As Life is Strange nears its climax, episode four inspires a podcast of music about masculinity, parties, and young women getting too close to dangerous people.

July 25, 2015

Unoriginal Soundtracks #110: Alphabear

Every other Friday, I share a playlist of songs tangentially related to a single game or series. Songs about alien sex for Mass Effect, world leaders for Civilization, and so on. Make requests to @USPodcast on Twitter.

You may have noticed people sharing pictures of cartoon bears and mad libs recently. Childish as that feature may be, the mobile game responsible is a fun word puzzle that's well worth trying. Alphabear inspires this playlist of rap, ska, and IDM.

June 26, 2015

Unoriginal Soundtracks #109: Batman Arkham Knight (PC)

Every other Friday, I share a playlist of songs tangentially related to a single game or series. Songs about alien sex for Mass Effect, world leaders for Civilization, and so on. Make requests to @USPodcast on Twitter.

Batman: Arkham Knight launched this week, but the PC version tripped over its physics-simulation debris and was pulled from sale almost immediately. In the game's stead, PC gamers, please enjoy this blues, funk, and country music playlist inspired by it.

June 14, 2015

Unoriginal Soundtracks #108: Beach God

Every other Friday, I share a playlist of songs tangentially related to a single game or series. Songs about alien sex for Mass Effect, world leaders for Civilization, and so on. Make requests to @USPodcast on Twitter.

Summer is here so it's time to go outside and play mobile games instead of sitting inside with your console and PC games. Beach God will kill several minutes of that outside time and this podcast of red hot summer jams will go down smooth with something rummy and fruity.

May 29, 2015

Unoriginal Soundtacks #107: Life Is Strange, episode three

Every other Friday, I share a playlist of songs tangentially related to a single game or series. Songs about alien sex for Mass Effect, world leaders for Civilization, and so on. Make requests to @USPodcast on Twitter.

The third episode of Life is Strange is an action-packed romp full of explosives, drugs, and guns. Sort of. It definitely inspires this playlist of punk, rap, and eighties pop, though.

May 15, 2015

Unoriginal Soundtracks #106: Four Letters

Every other Wednesday, I share a playlist of songs tangentially related to a single game or series. Songs about alien sex for Mass Effect, world leaders for Civilization, and so on. Make requests to @USPodcast on Twitter.

Four Letters is a ****ing video game that you play on your god **** phone, you **** eating ****. Don't be a **** -- listen to this playlist of rap, punk, and folk.

May 01, 2015

Unoriginal Soundtracks #105: GTA V

Every other Wednesday, I share a playlist of songs tangentially related to a single game or series. Songs about alien sex for Mass Effect, world leaders for Civilization, and so on. Make requests to @USPodcast on Twitter.

Grand Theft Auto V is a disrespectful British take on California. It inspires this mostly-British playlist of punk, ska, and rap.

April 15, 2015

Unoriginal Soundtracks #104: Cities Skylines

Every other Wednesday, I share a playlist of songs tangentially related to a single game or series. Songs about alien sex for Mass Effect, world leaders for Civilization, and so on. Make requests to @USPodcast on Twitter.

Cities: Skylines is the best thing since playing with train sets and building blocks. It inspires this playlist of rock and soul.

April 01, 2015

Unoriginal Soundtracks #103: Life Is Strange, episode two

Every other Wednesday, I share a playlist of songs tangentially related to a single game or series. Songs about alien sex for Mass Effect, world leaders for Civilization, and so on. Make requests to @USPodcast on Twitter.

Life is Strange is becoming a personal contender for game of the year. Its slightly off take on America, similar to Alan Wake and Deadly Premonition, and its layered takes on high-school character tropes are deeply charming. This episode of Unoriginal Soundtracks features punk, hip hop, and soul about the events and characters of Life Is Strange episode two, and contains a bigger spoiler than usual for the show.

March 08, 2015

Unoriginal Soundtracks #102: Luftrausers

Every other Wednesday, I share a playlist of songs tangentially related to a single game or series. Songs about alien sex for Mass Effect, world leaders for Civilization, and so on. Make requests to @USPodcast on Twitter.

Vlambeer's lo-fi chiptune game set in an alt-history World War 2, maybe, is the inspiration for this playlist of motown, funk, and rock.