While there isn’t an anniversary to celebrate in either case, Nine Inch Nails announced reissues of two soundtracks this week; one from a movie and another from a video game!
Released in 2002, Quake was the next big franchise ID Software released after taking over PC gaming with the Doom and Wolfenstein series. By adding full 3d and polygonsto the mix they essentially defined the First Person Shooter genre for years to come. The original game came on a CD-Rom that allowed fans to listen to the Reznor-created mood music by skipping the first track which contained all the information for installing the game on one’s computer.
The store page where you could order a copy also briefly included some shade cast at an unnamed video game developer courtesy of Trent Reznor in regards to an essay with one of the original creators John Carmack that was to be included with the record.