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Playnit; A symphony of gamer hits

Submitted by on Tuesday, 14 July 20092 Comments

PlaynitMusic has become an integral part of video games; sometimes becoming more popular than the game itself. Every gamer probably knows the tune to Super Mario Bros. or recognizes the heavy metal found in the Devil May Cry series. There are even entire concerts dedicated to the music of these games.

Now, gamers can listen to their favorite video game music via a new social website, Playnit. If the name sounds familiar, it’s probably because you’ve seen its advertisements up on N4G but have yet to click the link. Perhaps you should give it a try, what could it hurt?

Playnit features a ton of music from our favorite video games. It covers all ranges of systems, from the old to the new, and the search function allows you to find what you are looking for in a timely manner. What’s more, if you don’t find the particular song you want, there is the ability to upload music or even create new pages for games that have yet to be added. In time, Playnit could become a very expansive collection of video game melodies.

Another unique function is the points system associated to all the actions you perform. Listening to music, watching videos, and a whole slew of other actions nets you points. You’ll have to earn a specific amount before you have the ability to upload music or create game spaces. Currently there is no other use for the points but, like I said before, the site is still in its infancy.

Playnit screen

Navigating through Playnit is simple through the use of the multiple tabs at the top as well as the search bar. If you find a song you like, you can add it to your playlist which can be accessed at anytime from your personal info bar at the bottom of the screen. It’s sorta like the same one Facebook uses.

Playnit does have its faults though and this one is quite a biggie. In order to listen to songs, you have to remain on either the game page associated with it or your playlist. Navigating away from either of these pages terminates the music. It would be nice to be able to search for other songs or read the information on the game pages while listening at the same time but currently, it can’t be done. The only solution really is to open up a separate window and go about your business from there. Yes, it’s only a few extra keystrokes but still, it shouldn’t have to be done.

Playnit is a great idea that will hopefully provide a massive selection of video game music across all genres and generations to gamers everywhere…in time. The site is really only as strong as the users make it so join up and add your two cents.