99% Invisible’s latest episode “Game Over” is a rebroadcast of a piece covering the end of The Sims Online game and the players affected by it.
Somewhere in there was a chiptune version of Radiohead’s “No Surprises” which caught my attention and, judging from the comments on the episode, the attention of others as well.
The chiptune track isn’t credited, but here are a couple of candidates from YouTube:
I didn’t do a close comparison but I suspect that neither of the above is the chiptune cover in the podcast. (I might be wrong.)
Either way, it was a great choice for background music for an episode about the end of an online world.