"Journey" The First Video Game Nominated For a Grammy

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    Journey, with no relation to the band, is the first video game to get nominated for a Grammy and will be contending in the 55th Annual Grammy Awards.


    The award for "Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media", which apparently encompasses video games now, has some pretty stiff competition. Among them is John Williams (known for composing some of the most iconic soundtracks such as Star Wars and Indiana Jones) for Adventures of Tintin, Ludovic Bource for the recent silent film The Artist, Hans Zimmer (known for his infamous "BWAAAAAAHHHMM"s) for Dark Knight Rises, Trent Reznor (the man behind Nine Inch Nails) and Atticus Ross (who previously collaborated with Reznor for The Social Network soundtrack) for The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo, Howard Shore for Martin Scorsese's Hugo, and of course Austin Wintory for Journey.​
    Video game music has been receiving some more recognition in the more mainstream awards, with the song "Baba Yetu" from Sid Meier's Civilization IV winning one at the 53rd Grammys. However, the song was also available outside the video game, appearing on composer Christopher Tin's own debut album, and thus Journey gets the recognition as the first video game to be nominated by name.​
    Journey was released early this year for the Playstation 3. Similar to other works by Thatgamecompany, such as Flow and Flower, the game is almost not a video game, but more of an interactive piece. In the game, a player simply takes control of a robed figure as they walk across the desert to the location of a fallen star. The game is notable for having its music respond to the player based on their actions, possibly helping net the nomination.​

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    As nice as the soundtrack may be, I'm sure that this is more of a token nomination than anything else. But hey, the developers shouldn't feel too glum; the Journey is its own reward.
     
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    The graphic is amazing I’m watching this video on YouTube:
     
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    this game is amazing, it was my first game for ps3.
     
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    There's definitely good music in the game but, Hans Zimmer makes some of the best music ever.
     
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    This game looks amazing, too bad I don't have a PS3.
     
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    it was the fact that baba yetu was featured in civ v that got it the grammy nom a couple years ago. the album is older than the game. so, journey is not the first video game to get grammy recognition.
     
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    Amazing game! It's very short though but has great replay value. The multiplayer is great and the way you communicate with the other player is very unique. I highly recommend this game if you have a PS3!
    I already 100%'d it on PS3 and got the white cape. Definitely one of my favorite games of all time!
     
  9. Guild McCommunist
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    Baba Yetu was recognized as a song, Journey is being recognized as a game. Or Baba Yetu the song got recognition, not the entirety of Civ V
     
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    Wow I just heard some of the music and its very good! Cant wait to get a copy!

    And I too wish I had a ps3 for this game(and others as well)
     
  11. Strength

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    a game that totally deserves a Grammy for the best OSt is Xenoblade chronicles,
     
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    Journey is not being recognized as a game either; the music of a game is being recognized and it's not the first time such a thing has happened.
     
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    I think the original Katamari Damaci soundtrack should have been up for an Emmy
     
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    Holy fucking shitballs can it with fucking Xenoblade. No one gives a single shit about this stupid JRPG.

    Bastion should've won a fucking Grammy but I don't wank on about it.
     
  16. soulx

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    Stop getting all pissy. People are mentioning Xenoblade because the music in the game is good.

    Absolutely nothing wrong with that. Unless sharing opinions that you disagree with is wrong now.
     
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    It's just every thread it's "XENOBLADE SHOULD'VE WON THIS" or "IT SHOULD'VE WON THAT."

    Like can't we just appreciate Journey for its accomplishment? People loved the game and it was quite inventive. Can't we just applaud instead of making this another Xenoblade circlejerk?
     
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    >Journey getting nominated for a Grammy Award
















    (Big ass space, you get this idea, to separate these two ideas.)


    >Xenoblade.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  19. emigre

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    I like video game fanboyism has transcended into music.