Hi Bryan,
Well, my point was that certain games require a certain type of music, a theme to set the mood, and is all part of the art of game design. Sticking heavy metal, hip-hop, or anything else in a game were it doesn't belong will kill the game. You can't write a purely fantacy game and have hard rock like AC-DC or hip-hop music like Ice Cube playing in the background. It just sounds out of place as well as very annoying to some people. As for copyrights goes that is very true. Although, I legally license my music for my games so that at least isn't a problem. Though, it cost me quite a bit of cash to do it.

Bryan Peterson wrote:
Or you could do what Che did for Rail Racer and give players the option of using their own music via WinAmp. I never did that myself because the music got too distracting and I couldn't hear ART. Actually if Angel and my plans work out we'll probably do that for a lot of our games, particularly if we develop any sports type titles. And that's not entirely out of the question despite my not being a sports fan. If I do this I want to appeal to as many people as I possibly can. Giving players the option and a means to use their own music might be one way to do that. It also means you're less likely to get sued for selling copyrighted material, which you very well could if you bundled copyrighted music with your game.
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