The Ghosts of Popular Music Past and Video Games Future

  • Andra IvănescuEmail author
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Audio-Visual Culture book series (PSAVC)


In this chapter, the main ideas of the book are outlined, and its primary concepts are defined and explained. This chapter looks at nostalgia and its prominence in contemporary culture, with a focus on video game nostalgia and some of its incarnations, from retrogaming to the ‘nostalgia game’, one of the central concepts of the book, which is here defined and contextualised. The role of appropriated music in the context of video games, and nostalgia games in particular, is then examined, and identified as particularly significant.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Brunel University LondonLondonUK

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