GameSpot: The Fake Genius That Lied To The World, And Got Caught


Dec 11, 2018
You may remember the Basement Theme from Resident Evil: Director's Cut DualShock version; it became a meme for a little while a few years ago. What you may not know is the story behind its creation, which unearthed a shocking revelation about one of Japan's most celebrated musicians. It's a story of controversy and deceit, and one we explore in this episode of Remember When.

Join Kurt Indovina as he unpacks the story behind the meme, looking back at how it unfolded and its impact by talking to people from the GameSpot team. He also analyzes the Basement Theme itself, speaking to guests (Jules Conroy and Adam Neely) with a better understanding of musical theory and composition to find out whether there was intent behind the madness of its execution.