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June 10, 2010
Game: Team Fortress 2 Song: Faster Than a Speeding Bullet Composer: Mike Morasky
Above: Faster Than a Speeding Bullet from Team Fortress 2
Team Fortress 2 is now available for Macs via Steam, so we figured it’d be a good excuse to highlight the Scout in today’s edition of Game music of the day. The smack-talking Bostonian seems to be one of the less appreciated classes in the game, which is a shame because he’s so useful. Plus he has an amazing theme song, too!
There’s an element of sneakiness to the driving drum beat at the beginning of “Faster Than a Speeding Bullet,” but you also get a real sense that something dangerous is about to happen as the pace picks up and the tune reaches its crescendo. And that’s part of why we love this theme song so much. It fits perfectly with the brash personality of the Scout and his tricky playstyle.
The Scout is the perfect class for players who know all the ins and outs of every map. His ultra fast speed and ability to capture control points twice as fast, make him perfect for leading the charge towards control points. He’s also the best class to run with the briefcase in capture-the-flag matches. In terms of firepower and health, the Scout is a bit of a lightweight. But his double jump and incredible speed can make him one of the most irritating classes to face in a one-on-one situation. Trying to track a skilled Scout as he dances around the corner of your screen, peppering you with Scattergun blasts, is one of the most infuriating experiences in the game, unless you’re us… playing as the Scout.
“Faster Than a Speeding Bullet” and all the songs on the Team Fortress 2 soundtrack were composed by Mike Morasky. In addition to working on the music for Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2, he also worked on visual effects for The Matrix: Reloaded and the Lord of the Rings films.
Above: The “Meet the Scout” video introduces the most badass Bostonian that ever graced a game
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