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856  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Videogames and depression on: November 26, 2012, 10:45:12 PM
Has a game, or gaming in general, ever made you feel depressed?

What level of depression are we talking about here? There are plenty of games that have made me uneasy or discomforted through plot twist, such as a likeable character's death,
but nothing that goes to the extreme that I would go into withdrawal because I didn't save the adorable creatures at the end of Super Metroid.

There have been plenty of discomforting feelings at the end of a bunch of rpgs/adventure/horror/terror games that I wish would have ended better. I think the most recent game ending that has left a bad taste in my mouth is The Witch's house. Go ahead and google that and you'll find the feeling is mutual with many other players of that game.

One thing I'm thinking, seeing you want to see how mental illness i portrayed in a game, why not check out...

Braid? You're practically playing a guy Obsessed with a woman. Also, wouldn't the player's strive to complete the game 100% be an act of obsession? I mean, what is your reward for getting the last collectible?
857  Media / The Soundroom / Welcome to the JAM; or, the Majesty of the Mashup on: November 19, 2012, 12:15:54 AM
So, does anyone else get a kick out of the Majesty genre? One particular popular song I get a kick out of when mashed is the "Space Jam" main theme with other songs. A lot of the times it comes out as utter garbage and looses any catchy or comedic value that the author may have aimed for....but there are those rare moments when it comes out really, really catchy. One example is this:

Slamba Yetu
It came off really well--even the composer (Chris Tin) had something to say about (where I first heard about this track from).

Fountain of Slam
This mashup (Fountain of Dreams [Melee]) sounds so inappropriate that it gives off a a comedic effect for me.

Granted, I know I only focused on one mashup, but there's a gold mine worth of impressive mashups that I think really add an extra flavor to both songs when they are crammed together. Sometimes it's sweet, other times bitter.

Post some of your favorite mashes if you know some off the top of your head.

Here's one of my favorites:

Cheetahmen II + Phoenix Wright
858  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Game Music Bundle 4: A New Hope on: November 14, 2012, 09:04:44 PM
Ramza, I think you'd get a kick out of the Kanto Symphony Full album. It's available on iTunes (Pokémon Reorchestrated: Kanto Symphony), which provides excellent sample lengths for further enjoyment--or teasing. I follow the tumblr (Pokémon Reorchestrated) of the creator of this pleasant project (Skotein). I plan on picking up this release when my paycheck lands this Friday.

From the tracks I've heard so far, I like "Pallet Town" from it's soothing and quirky nature. Tell ya truth, I think the description of "pleasantly quirky" best describes this album.

Man, I really love when albums like these are released, an another enjoyable example being The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Symphony. The Zelda one had a physical release (sold out now), but I wasn't convinced I should spend $50 for a physical copy; I'll just download the album once it ends up on iTunes or Bandcamp.

Actually...might go ask the creator of the Kanto Symphony if he plans on ever pressing it. For this re-imagination of Pokemon Red/Blue, I'd fork over $30 for a pressed, especially if it has info about the author and some back story. I love it when albums/soundtracks come with booklets packed full with background info.
859  Media / The Soundroom / Game Music Bundle 4: A New Hope on: November 13, 2012, 09:05:50 PM
If you haven't caught wind of this--you beautiful listeners of video game music--then here is your heads up: It's here! *Confetti*

Game Music Bundle 4

What's represented in this bundle is the following

Tier 1 (less than $10)

Tier 2 ($10 or More)

Personally, I wanted the Kanto Symphony EP, Spelunky, and Dear Esther soundtrack/albums. Post about your excitement and warm feelings about this soundtrack here.[/list]
860  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: November 13, 2012, 11:58:28 AM
Let's not forget about Shadow's Crotch-Mutilation takedown.

No, really, I'm very serious...

Play the game.
861  The Rest / The Bazaar / Re: Seller Review thread on: November 10, 2012, 04:31:50 PM
Purchased the Tales of Xillia soundtrack from Dice...and it arrived in immaculate condition! My thanks to her and the smashing service she provided! :3
862  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: November 08, 2012, 10:17:28 PM
In case you want to celebrate the occasion of having power...

863  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Final Fantasy Vinyls on: November 05, 2012, 11:32:23 PM
Yeah, I'm never buying this...because I'm sure my fiance would break engagement if I spent that much for 5 vinyls. I'll wait 'till you guys tell me about how beautiful it sounds in a review. Bless your heart if you do spend that much. ;)
864  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Final Fantasy Vinyls on: November 04, 2012, 06:52:41 PM
Any word on the track list?
865  Site Related & More / RPGFan: Site / Re: RE: RPGFan Music on: November 03, 2012, 07:34:23 PM
Thanks for clearing that up...

I'll be sure to keep this in mind when posting about game music related topics. :)
866  Site Related & More / RPGFan: Site / RE: RPGFan Music on: November 02, 2012, 01:00:47 PM
Out of curiosity: are users encouraged to respond to OST/Album posts with their own musical experiences—whether positive or negative—in regards to this idea of community talk, mentioned in the News Post, on the Forums? If so, would it be easier to have a sub-forum dedicated to this response/user music appreciation?

I ask this because when I read this: 

We want people to listen. We want them to talk. The best way to get more people into the genre we love so much is to tell them about it

I’m curious as where you—the RPGFan music administration/staff—want these discussions to occur. On the forums? On their own Blog? I’m not really sure if this alludes to the forums as means of an outlet for this musical appreciation of users/listeners or just open that you want them talking about it anywhere really.

Just a thought as to what was meant by talk...

Other than that, I'll be looking forward to future music posts...

867  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Perfect Selection Dracula ... awwww yeeeeahh... on: October 29, 2012, 10:28:10 PM
Dem beats are FRESH.
868  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 29, 2012, 10:22:29 PM
I've not heard from anyone from the East Coast in at least 5 minutes.

I presume they are all dead.

We're all--and by that I just mean me--fine. Rhode Island is taking it well, you know, canceling EVERYTHING today and for tomorrow. Really, put some jobs and/or schools after EVERYTHING and that sums it up. My condolences to the folk at Narragansett Bay and Cranston.
869  The Rest / The Bazaar / Re: DiBo:Artbooks, Games, Acc's! on: October 26, 2012, 11:26:50 PM
Diito, check dem Inbox of ya's. :)
870  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 25, 2012, 09:23:21 PM
Morricone's "The Ecstasy of Gold" (The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly) and Filgia theme from the first WILD ARMS game is a must.

Does that really count? I mean, that's not so much an influence as it is the same song.

I'm using it as a borrowing technique composers do when honoring a previous composer--or in some cases blatantly take it with little regard to its original owner, but I don't think that's the case here. The other comparison that I describe is the Mariachi style of trumpet playing (vibrato and staccato notes), the chorus (Ahs singing) as well guitar playing in the Alter Code F arrangement. These three items aren't very significant on their own, but when juxtaposed, you can't help but hear Morricone's Spaghetti Western style--especially if you introduce whistling in the mix.

But yeah, it does look I allude to using it as a influence kind of thing, but I blantantly didn't answer Dice's response until after that paragraph (Sorry Dice, I was really sweepy and [still] sick!).  Sorry for the confusion Mesh. But yeah, if ya would like to check the paper out, I'll have a finished draft by next Thursday for class, which I'll find a bit more presentable in public (hopefully!)
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