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    Xbox 360 custom soundtracks optional

    An Xbox 360 developer has shed more light on the issue of background music in games for Microsoft's next-generation console, revealing that in-game streaming of music from outside music sources such as iPod is something developers can opt not to support.

    Speaking at Atari's GoPlay event in Lyon last month, Alone in the Dark developer Eden Studios said it would not be allowing players to stream their own music as it would spoil the ambience of its horror-themed action game.

    Microsoft has previously demonstrated how music can be streamed into battle sequences in games like Kameo: Elements of Power by accessing an in-game menu and selecting music directly from devices hooked up to the console's USB 2.0 ports.
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    Subsequently a number of commentators pondered the worth of such a feature, arguing that game music is often an integral part of the game experience. Now it seems they have an answer - it's up to the developer to decide.
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    There goes a HUGE selling point for me, I think that if I wanna blast the hell out of zombies to Rammstein or Slayer, then damn it, I should be able to do that! To hell with ambience!

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    Re: Xbox 360 custom soundtracks optional

    Sweet. Even though i'm required to hate XBOX by birthright (Nintendo fan), this is one hell of a feature that'll make me consider picking one up.

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    Re: Xbox 360 custom soundtracks optional

    I hope it won't make game music makers or game creators abandon most of their interest in a good soundtrack.
    Having a custom soundtrack is only good in a small number of games.

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    Re: Xbox 360 custom soundtracks optional

    Damn, I was going to enjoy streaming my own music into games like Perfect Dark Zero and Gears of War

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