This week, Call of Duty: Black Ops, the seventh in a series of games from video game publisher Activision, is officially in stores. Despite taking place during the Cold War, the highly-anticipated blow 'em up, run-and-gun multiplayer game features Vietnam War era music including the Rolling Stones "Sympathy For The Devil" and Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Fortunate Son."
Also available this week is the 30-song soundtrack, comprised of all original material by Sean Murray who also happens to be the composer on Call Of Duty: World At War. With full-length tracks that are cinematic, orchestral and varied in scope, it's safe to say that the soundtrack can definitely stand on its own.
Also out this week on DVD and Blu-ray is the video game-inspired flick Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. The film stars Michael Cera as Scott Pilgrim, a guy juggling two women who still hasn't recovered from a breakup with his former flame. In pursuit of one of his new love interests, Pilgrim must battle to the death with seven of her ex-lovers.
The film features an all-star soundtrack curated by none other than Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich. Godrich recruited Beck to play the role of fictional band Sex Bob-omb, and Kevin Drew (Broken Social Scene) and Brendan Canning to pen music for rival band Crash and the Boys. Other music featured in the film comes courtesy of Black Lips, Metric, Plumtree, and T-Rex.
See Metric perform "Black Sheep" at the Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World Comic-Con Performance: