Retro games for big pockets

October 14, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Keen on exclusive video games then here’s a treat for you. Slightly off topic, but I am inclined to believe there are good retro tunes on them as well, if you have the money that is :-)

Some Japanese videogame collectors won’t settle for perfect copies of titles they played in their youth. For a handful of devotees, it’s all about getting their hands on the rarest retrogames in the world, some of which were manufactured in batches of just a few hundred.

In Tokyo’s Akihabara electronics district, a retrogame’s relative scarcity drives pricing. “When only a handful of games are made, they can charge what they want for it”. Such retrogames used to be spread all over Akihabara, but these days the rarest ones have funneled into three specialty stores: Mandarake, Trader and Super Potato.

Here are the 10 most expensive game cartridges in all of Akihabara, photographed in the three retrogame superstores. If you bought them all, it would cost you roughly $15,250.

Via WN

In the mind of a video game nerd

October 2, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Inverse Phase’s  F***ed 6502 is a 8-bit take on Cee Lo’s viral hit Fuck You!

Cee Lo, if you ever read this, your single got VERY stuck in my head… you put together a great track and it’s obvious everyone loves it. I’m a video game nerd, so this is my tribute to your track, in true video game parody style. I hope you like it.

Teaser for the new Michael Jackson video game released

September 18, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The trailer for Michael Jackson: The Experience claims the game “will electrify the world.” At the very least, it’ll piss off the downstairs neighbors.

The first video for the new dancing game, released Thursday by gamemaker Ubisoft, depicts people on the street re-enacting the late Michael Jackson’s famous moves, paying particular homage to the iconic video for early ’80s hit “Billie Jean.”

The message of the trailer is that before all the private ugliness and his untimely death, the King of Pop brought smiles to the faces of millions and inspired more than a few to moonwalk.

With the wild success of Just Dance, there’s a chance that Michael Jackson: The Experience could be another smash hit for Ubisoft.

Designing music for games

June 8, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The first one is a video tutorial where it is explained how to make classic video game sounds, and, in the second one, it is talked about a recent library  made for Hollywood Edge, called Game FX.

Free VST with arcade game qualities

April 7, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

vopm

VOPM is an emulation of the Yamaha YM2151 (OPM) 4 operator FM sound chip.

OPM chip was popular in the 1980s and early 1990s. Videogame fans will most likely be familiar with the Sega Genesis (Megadrive), whose sound chip is a slight variation on the OPM – the OPN. The chip has also been used in countless arcade games including Paperboy, Outrun, Metal Slugs 1-5, and Street Fighter II.

Features:

  • Yamaha YM2151 (OPM) 4 operator FM sound chip emulation.
  • Supports MIDI CCs.

Download it here >>

Analysing the Commodore 64 game music

September 25, 2009 · Posted in Electronic Music · Comment 

Today music for computer games is taken just as serious as for a Hollywood film. Even in the early days of computer games when Commodore 64 ruled in the 1980s the music was important – but it sounded like nothing else….

Karen Collins has written an in-depth article on the music for the Commodore 64 games.

New release of Chipmusic from Kittenrock – free download

January 24, 2008 · Posted in Electronic Music · Comment 

Good sounding chipmusic/video game music from Kittenrock

Btw this is good site for finding more of the same >>

Free downloads (Radiowaves is btw my favorite :-))

SILent REQuiem – Pokket Nastie

(zip file – right click save target as or whatever for mac users) 

This month SILent REQuiem brings us 9 tracks of some of the most terrifying Game Boy techno out there.

Get ready to be scared!

Originally released January 2008

RADIO WAVES GOODBYE – LASER BEAM

(zip file – right click save target as or whatever for mac users)

Radio Waves Goodbye blasts us out with a heavy slice of Hi-NRG Game Boy techno.

Originally released December 2007

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