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. Searching for relevant terms on Spotify is a great way to discover new music and uncover hidden gems. Make requests to @USPodcast on Twitter.
Mixing sandbox inconsequence from Grand Theft Auto, with the tactical approach to combat from Far Cry, Crysis is one of the premier power fantasies in games. It's generic in many ways, but it inspires a playlist of hip hop, spoken word, and noisy guitar-rock.
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Also includes episode one of Two Can Play -- my new themed music podcast that's short, sweet, and irregular.