Video Game Music Strikes a Bigger Chord

Some well-known movie and TV composers are now penning scores for video games, further evidence of the gaming industry's continued growth

In mid-June, Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) appeared in a campaign ad condemning war and recounting his own five-year ordeal as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. Not much about it was new, so voters who watched the video on YouTube (GOOG) might have missed what bloggers at GamePolitics.com heard: music playing in the background from the first-person shooter video game, Medal of Honor: European Assault.

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