OC Remix launches ‘OverClocked Records’, a New Music Label

Question time: how many of you have heard about OverClocked ReMix, or OC Remix? Essentially it’s an awesome website that you can go to when you’re in need (well, WANT) to get some high-quality and excellent videogame remix music. I’ve been listening to music from there since 2006, so I’m very happy to inform you (in case you missed it) the launch of OverClocked Records, a brand new game music community music label. Continue reading “OC Remix launches ‘OverClocked Records’, a New Music Label”

Smashed Models Xeroxing Ghouls N Ghosts’ 12-Man Tag Team – WIRed #20

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WOO-HOO! TWENTY EPISODES!! This week on WIRed, forget smashing pumpkins – it’s all about SMASHING MODELS, the past, present, and future innovations at Xerox, belated Halloween-themed gaming tunes, and 12-man tag team match MAYHEM! All that and what I’m reading, playing, watching, and listening to this week on WIRed! NUMBERRRRRRRRR!!! TWENTYYYYYYY!!!!   Continue reading “Smashed Models Xeroxing Ghouls N Ghosts’ 12-Man Tag Team – WIRed #20”

New School Game Music with Old School SNES Soundsets are Old & New (INCEPTION!)

Musician Shnabubula released his most recent videogame-themed album back in May, titled SNESology, a free collection of original music that uses instrument soundsets from some classic Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) games. The album, includes various other artists that contributed their SNES-inspired songs to the project.  The album has some original numbers along with remakes of pre-existing game tracks in the style of a completely different type of game. After the break, you can listen to five selections including in the collection and remind yourself of how awesome, amazing, and timeless the music from the SNES is.   Continue reading “New School Game Music with Old School SNES Soundsets are Old & New (INCEPTION!)”

PBS Examines the Aesthetics and Culture of 8-Bit Art

Practically anyone who grew up in the 1980’s and early 1990’s *ahem* has some sort of relationship to, and/or memory of 8-bit gaming, whether it was because of the popular Nintendo Entertainment System, or the not-as-popular but still fun Sega Master System. Recently, PBS took a look into the distinct style of 8-bit in their latest video from their Off Book series.  The Evolution of 8-Bit Art gives viewers a look into the genre, including interviews with artists discussing their inspiration, motivation and challenges of working within the medium’s restrictions.  Continue reading “PBS Examines the Aesthetics and Culture of 8-Bit Art”