Austin Wintory's score for Journey being nominated for a Grammy was the clearest sign in 2012 that video games have continued to work their way into the pop culture conversation more and more every year.

Wintory's soundtrack was the first video game score ever to be nominated, and though we've yet to see whether it will win, it's awesome enough that it's even being considered—especially in a year that saw other composers ranging from John Williams to Trent Reznor nominated alongside Wintory.