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Posted by swf89

I think the game would sound strange?

Posted by Ineedaname

If you're going for the quest you don't have to put the blog in the forum.

Posted by habster3
@Ineedaname said:
"If you're going for the quest you don't have to put the blog in the forum. "
Posted by ZombieJesus

Well it happened for Red Dead. Jose Gonzalez recorded "Far Away" specifically for Red Dead 
  

Posted by one_2nd
@Ineedaname said:
" If you're going for the quest you don't have to put the blog in the forum. "
This. Also, to answer the question, their song would probably be in the game. 
Posted by Little_Socrates

Aerosmith has contributed "Dream On," "Amazing" and "Cryin'" to the Dead or Alive franchise, and Steve Vai was WAY famous before contributing any guitar work to video games. Do you mean recording new material to be exclusively in a video game? That's probably happened too, though I can't think of any specific examples. 
 
What "would" happen? Fans of the game might be introduced to a new singer if they haven't already heard them. I doubt many "new" players would pick up a game just because an artist released a track on it, and I doubt it would affect the opinions of fans or critics; it'd just be a new way to get the music out, and it might be cool to have better ending credits music for once.

Posted by habster3
@Little_Socrates said:
"Aerosmith has contributed "Dream On," "Amazing" and "Cryin'" to the Dead or Alive franchise, and Steve Vai was WAY famous before contributing any guitar work to video games. Do you mean recording new material to be exclusively in a video game? That's probably happened too, though I can't think of any specific examples."
Refer to the God of War III: Blood and Metal EP; it consists of exclusive music by Trivium, Dream Theater, Opeth, and Killswitch Engage.
Posted by mikeeegeee
@ZombieJesus: That was the first thing to come to mind. And it was AWESOME in that game.
Posted by Dantekiller

to late dude its all over the place its more and more commen they sing and act for video games its better than doing a movie 

Posted by MetalGearGeorge

Leona Lewis sung a song for the soundtrack of FF13.

Edited by mominshahab

Snoop Dogg and LiL' Wayne for Need for Speed Underground 1/2

Posted by JamesBoyce

Final Fantasy XIII would happen.

Posted by AhmadMetallic
 @ZombieJesus:
since when is Joze Gonzales famous ? 
 
 
@Little_Socrates said:
" What "would" happen? Fans of the game might be introduced to a new singer if they haven't already heard them. I doubt many "new" players would pick up a game just because an artist released a track on it, and I doubt it would affect the opinions of fans or critics; it'd just be a new way to get the music out, and it might be cool to have better ending credits music for once. "
/thread. however, are you saying that if Justin Bieber wrote a song on Trine, his stupid ass fans wouldnt be all over the game ?
Posted by Brendan

@Little_Socrates said:

  What "would" happen? Fans of the game might be introduced to a new singer if they haven't already heard them. I doubt many "new" players would pick up a game just because an artist released a track on it, and I doubt it would affect the opinions of fans or critics; it'd just be a new way to get the music out, and it might be cool to have better ending credits music for once. "


 

Posted by crusader8463

It happens all the time, and nothing happens. The people who hate the singer hate that song in the game and everyone else just ignores it like it was any other background music no one cares about.

Posted by RecSpec
Posted by Meteora

Nothing really. I suppose at its best it will have more people looking up on who wrote the song and make that particular artist more famous if its a good song. The best example from the top of my head is Faunts with their epic credit song at the end of Mass Effect.

Posted by Sparklykiss
@RecSpec: Crap, you beat me to it.
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Posted by Little_Socrates
@Ahmad_Metallic: Depends on the game. If it was for "Just Dance 3" for the Wii, maybe. But he doesn't really have many fans on Xbox 360 or PS3, and if the song were in the new Grand Theft Auto (which, actually, would be fucking hysterical and they should totally get him to deliver a song to them) they still probably wouldn't be thinking about it.
Edited by supermike6

What about Korn's awesome song for Haze!?
It was the shit! They really rocked it!

Posted by Three0neFive
@supermike6 said:
" What about Korn's awesome song for Haze!?It was the shit! They really rocked it! "
Yeah, it really fit.
 
Especially considering Haze is shit.
Edited by RipTheVeins

So like Mike Patton in The Darkness?  He voiced the Darkness, provided all of the original music in the game, and Starbreeze used one of his older songs ("Captain Midnight" by Tomahawk) as the ending credits theme. 

Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff

As everyone else has said, this has happened several times already.

Posted by ViciousAnchovy

Don't forget that Kanye West contributed some beats to Gunblade N.Y.

Posted by BraveToaster

Nothing would happen. This is an odd question.