Simon – As you’re probably aware, I love retro games and classic arcade games so consequently I have a love of the old school arcade music. There’s just something about the 8-bit bleepiness of it all that I love and I guess spending lots of time (and money) in the arcade playing games like Double Dragon, Streets of Rage and Street Fighter 2 when I was a kid only solidified my love of it. However, having said that, I’m not actually going to choose a piece of music from an old game (I know, shocking right?!?) I’m actually going to bring this way up to date and go for – drum roll please – Mad World in Gears of War 3, [Major Gears of war 3 spoiler coming up] There’s just something about it that I love, it’s a great piece of music in it’s own right anyway, but the fact it’s in the game and is playing when Dom is effectively committing suicide to save Marcus and the rest of his “family” is a stroke of genius, it’s such an emotional part of the game and Mad World just sums it up brilliantly!
And the fact that whenever I hear Mad World now on the radio or if it come’s on my Ipod, I automatically think of that particular part of Gears of War 3 which probably says more than I could ever type.
RIP Dominic Santiago.