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0r4ng3
08-21-2008, 02:08 PM
I got this idea from another forum. The thread is self-explanatory. I know a lot of people are going to mention Guitar Hero and Rock Band (or maybe even Crazy Taxi), and that's fine. But I also want people to mention other games.

For example, a small part of the reason I started listening to AFI was because Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 had "The Boy Who Destroyed The World".

PS: I know there are a lot of bands that some wouldn't consider very good that have songs in video games. In any case, please keep flaming to a minimum.

dff_punk
08-21-2008, 02:10 PM
I discovered Gob from NHL 200x(dunno the exact year), and a few years later from a newer version of NHL, I discovered Goodnight Nurse. Really like those bands.

adombomb222
08-21-2008, 02:11 PM
I listened to Jimmy Eat World for awhile because Thung2 had "Pain".

bighead384
08-21-2008, 02:12 PM
Apparently a lot of people got into Goldfinger because of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1. But it seems like no one listen to their new stuff. I always thought they could make a great ska album, but they usually just mix in a lot of different styles.

Ryder1234
08-21-2008, 02:17 PM
I started listening to Offspring because Jeremy McGrath's Supercross 2000 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_McGrath_Supercross_2000#Music) had Genocide.

Free?
08-21-2008, 02:43 PM
Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines got me into Tiamat's "Cain" and others songs, and into Ministry as well. There were more of such game discoveries but I can't remember them atm.

0r4ng3
08-21-2008, 02:47 PM
Does anyone remember an arcade game called Top Skater? It had "It's What You Do With It", "Homesick", and "Wouldn't It Be Nice" by Pennywise. I didn't get into Pennywise because of that game, but a while later when I did start listening to those songs, I was all "hey wow these sound familiar".

bighead384
08-21-2008, 02:51 PM
Does anyone remember an arcade game called Top Skater? It had "It's What You Do With It", "Homesick", and "Wouldn't It Be Nice" by Pennywise. I didn't get into Pennywise because of that game, but a while later when I did start listening to those songs, I was all "hey wow these sound familiar".

Wow yeah. I remember people I thought were cool listened to Pennywise. And then I was listening to them while playing that game. I'm pretty sure that's how I got into although I don't remember for sure.

TRoffspring
08-21-2008, 03:21 PM
I found Avenged Sevenfold, while playing Madden 2004, 4 years ago.
I really liked the song I heard so seached for more of there songs,
now I love the band:D

nieh
08-21-2008, 03:27 PM
I gave Oingo Boingo try #3 after hearing the Boingo Alive version of Who Do You Want to Be? in one of the Tony Hawk games. I think I got into Suicide Machines due to the first Tony Hawk as well, but I can't think of anything else really.

ZeQuebecois
08-21-2008, 07:26 PM
I discovered Gob from NHL 200x(dunno the exact year), and a few years later from a newer version of NHL, I discovered Goodnight Nurse. Really like those bands.

Yep' me too, I discovered Gob in NHL 2002 ''I hear you calling'' and they came back again in NHL 2004 ''Oh Ellin!'', and it became one of the bands I really like.
In NHL 2003, it was Jimmy Eat World with'' Sweetness'' that I loved, and Papa Roach too.
Than in the 2004, I discovered Brand New with ''The Quiet Things No One Ever Knows''.
Finally in the 06 version were Pennywise ''Knocked Down'' and the Avenged Sevenfold (I think...).

randman21
08-21-2008, 10:26 PM
Yep' me too, I discovered Gob in NHL 2002
Hehe, beat me to it. I bought that game in 2005--after I'd already heard "Give Up the Grudge" on Madden '04--but "I Hear You Calling" cemented Gob's status in my mind enough for me to check them out more.

Madden is (or was) my main source of new bands for a good while.

OK Go, Epidemic from Madden '03
Avenge Sevenfold, Jet, Gob from Madden '04.
Franz Ferdinand, The Hives, Midtown from Madden '05

Soul Coughing, Stone Temple Pilots, and the Cardigans, Rob Zombie from Gran Turismo 2.
Goldfinger from Gran Turismo 3.

SyLeS
08-21-2008, 11:54 PM
Does anyone remember an arcade game called Top Skater? It had "It's What You Do With It", "Homesick", and "Wouldn't It Be Nice" by Pennywise. I didn't get into Pennywise because of that game, but a while later when I did start listening to those songs, I was all "hey wow these sound familiar".

lol i remember i played it once at the arcade and thought "are they gonna play anything else besides Pennywise??"

ad8
08-22-2008, 08:18 AM
I discovered The Explosion and 1208 because of Burnout 3. I still love playing that game with the music in it.

Andy
08-22-2008, 12:02 PM
I started to taken an interest in Flogging Molly because a Fifa game had "To Youth" in. I think it may have been Fifa 06.

I was aware and interested in Goldfinger beforehand, but Superman, on Tony Hawks (1?) made me decide to buy a CD.

I can't think of any more, but I'm sure there are some.

Rooster
08-22-2008, 12:19 PM
I found Social Distortion while playing Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX. I really liked the song, but didn't know who was playing it. Later i found the soundtrack list of that game on the internet, and found out that the song was Don't Drag Me down. The rest was history :D

Forza
08-22-2008, 01:26 PM
Blur because of Fifa '98. Song 2 of course :)

RODNEYMULLEN
08-22-2008, 05:47 PM
I discovered goldfinger from Mtv Sports: Skateboarding

shanna_guarana
08-22-2008, 06:00 PM
I discovered Patsy Cline from GtaSA...:) but really...I liked the song.:)

JohnnyNemesis
08-22-2008, 06:01 PM
I never got into or discovered a band through video games, cause I've been familiar with every artist I've ever come across in a video game. But there have been many songs I either didn't like as much or never heard of until they were in a video game and then I started to love them: 96 Quite Bitter Beings by CKY in THPS3, for example.

The Boy Who Destroyed the World was my 2nd favorite song of all time until I heard it over and over again in a different context in THPS3. Now I can barely listen to it. Sadz :(

jacknife737
08-22-2008, 06:39 PM
I think that video games have given Goldfinger more promotion that mtv/muchmusic/radio combined.

nieh
08-22-2008, 09:35 PM
I think that video games have given Goldfinger more promotion that mtv/muchmusic/radio combined.
I don't know about that. When I started checking them out after playing Tony Hawk I remember being surprised to learn they did Mable, which I had heard a lot on the radio and in some commercial that played constantly way back in the day.

Ninty Man
08-22-2008, 11:07 PM
MMM...

Bad Religion on Crazy taxi, them and us MOTHERFUCKERS

THEOS
08-23-2008, 03:31 AM
bad religion
goldfinger :o
alkaline trio

zsk
08-23-2008, 05:12 AM
the god awfulls
http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=9zgYIR06yj4

THAW

T-6005
08-23-2008, 08:04 AM
The Black Mages.

Autonomist
08-23-2008, 09:37 AM
I don't play all that many video games so I was immediately ready to presume I have none. Then I remembered however that my first ever Bad Religion experience was through hearing "Tiny Voices" on Punk-o-Matic, and they're among my all time favourite bands now. I know it's not strictly a video game by definition, but close enough.

jacknife737
08-23-2008, 02:04 PM
I don't think i've discovered any due to video games, but i remember playing some old BMX game, and hearing Genocide, i thought that was pretty cool.

Edit: Actually, i really liked that "Mad World" song used in those Gears of War commercials, but other then that individual song, i have no interest in checking out their other stuff.

GBH2
08-23-2008, 07:52 PM
tony hawk series ftw

social d
nofx
bad religion
adolescents
the cult
dead kennedys
dropkick murphys
germs
rocket from the crypt
violent femmes
joy division

Ryder1234
08-23-2008, 08:29 PM
I don't think i've discovered any due to video games, but i remember playing some old BMX game, and hearing Genocide, i thought that was pretty cool.

Was it this? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_McGrath_Supercross_2000#Music)That's where I heard it.

jacknife737
08-23-2008, 08:48 PM
Was it this? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_McGrath_Supercross_2000#Music)That's where I heard it.

Yeah, that's it. The game was pretty shitty, but it was cool hearing the song.

- -Lauren- -
08-24-2008, 12:06 AM
I got into Alien Ant Farm because of Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3.
...and that's pretty much it for me. Most of the video games I play are either The Sims or more recently, Tomb Raider (yeah, I know, I jumped on the bandwagon REALLY late, I didn't play video games much when I was younger).

medi01
08-24-2008, 08:37 AM
Less than jake, the expolsions and JImmy eat world - Tony hawks underground 2
Feeder and Jimmy eat world - GT3/GT4

H1T_That
08-25-2008, 07:46 AM
I first heard Mastodon from one of the Need For Speed Underground series.

shanna_guarana
08-25-2008, 05:46 PM
Edit: Actually, i really liked that "Mad World" song used in those Gears of War commercials, but other then that individual song, i have no interest in checking out their other stuff.

oh, I love that song....the band is the church if we're talking about the same...

Smash punker
08-26-2008, 06:40 AM
I found a lot of great music while playing THPS series back in a day. :D

Fix
08-26-2008, 09:33 AM
this is the best video game music but it isnt any band http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0mQk7JEVq4&feature=related !! halo .... do u agree....? and hl2 isnt bad music...

SweetTatyana
12-10-2008, 01:43 PM
I ended up loving so many different bands for Twisted Metal 4!! Chemical Bros :)

holland25
12-10-2008, 02:01 PM
Killradio, Unwritten Law, Blindside, Element Eighty, Vendetta Red, Adema, Avenged Sevenfold, Bowling for Soup, Hot Action Cop, Killing Joke, Ministry, Mudvayne, Queens of the Stone Age, Skindred, Spiderbait and Static-X.

(NFS: U 1 and 2 and NHL 2004)

God, I didn't think there were so many...

SaiKYoU
12-10-2008, 02:06 PM
Unjust, Chevelle, Slave Unit, Celldweller, Suburban Vamps, and all the band that appeared in Road Rash Jailbreak

and i found some band playing Madden, Atreyu and Anti-flag for example...

GoneAway24
12-11-2008, 04:39 PM
I got into Dropkick Murphys after playin TH Underground after hearing "Time to Go"

Smash_Returns
12-11-2008, 10:34 PM
Suicidal Tendencies. Forgot the game (no it wasn't GH2).

Offspring-Junkie
12-12-2008, 01:35 PM
I know bands like Queens of the Stone Age, Jimmy Eat World, Millencolin and Rage against the machine just because of games like NHL and Tony Hawks Pro Skater 2

~|Vredina|~
12-12-2008, 02:44 PM
I started listening to Rancid, after playing Need For Speed Underground.
There was a song "Out Of Control" awesome :)