When I play GTA Online I usually turn off the games music track completely and have Pandora running in the background with a pure instrumental hip-hop station. Stuff like RJD2, Wax Tailor, and Ratatat.
I'm normally talking with babes when I'm playing a game.
If I have music running it would be anything either metal (especially power metal), 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's or 80's. I like some video game music, but it depends what it is. --- Dexy's Midnight Daddy & Mummy Mustard R<3B forever xx
Ronald Jenkees is pretty good while gaming for me, a few tracks bring me back to when I used to play WoW.
Some of Aphex Twin's mellower stuff is good as well, I had a playlist by him for Dead Rising. Honestly I'm not sure it would fit any other game though so maybe it's just good for game, not gaming. --- Every time I try to go where I really wanna be it's already where I am, 'cuz I'm already there XBL, PSN, Steam, Origin, BSN, GFAQs, MC: PhilOnDez
But if i'm playing solo rpgs it's usually black metal of the epic and despondent variety, hip hop, ambient, electronic, doom and jazz.
Thelonious Monk Boards of Canada Ghostface Killah/Wu Tang/All those dudes Labradford Stars of the Lid Miles Davis Company Flow GAS Fleshpress Deathspell Omega Gorguts El-P Aphex Twin Portishead Massive Attack Burial --- NP:Ni No Kuni, KOTOR, La Mulan, Half Minute Hero, Chivalry, Walking Dead, FTL, Natural Selection 2 XBL/STEAM: Landojesus
Instrumental scores from other media are my preferred music. I'm currently in love with the Assassin's Creed 3 score. --- There's nothing like powering through to the end of a game, then sitting back watching the credits roll and sipping on a Perrier.