ThaSauce Wrap-Up: This Week in Review (Feb 6 – Feb 12)

At the end of the week, ThaSauce Wrap-Up feature posts bite-sized news recaps just in case you missed any juicy articles. This week includes PAX East’s finalized concert line-up, new songs from piano prodigy Shnabubula & rap wunderkind Random, the Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy tour, Indie Game Music Bundle 2, the launching of our very own ReMix: ThaSauce YouTube segment, our resident reviewer Mirby’s interview with OCRemix overlord djpretzel, and more!

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At the end of the week, ThaSauce Wrap-Up feature posts bite-sized news recaps just in case you missed any juicy articles. Have any interesting video game music-related stories that you want us to look into? Are you an artist, composer, or remixer that wants keep in touch? Shoot an e-mail to [email protected] If you’re looking for more ways to get your VGM fix, be sure to follow us on Tumblr or like us on Facebook as well.

  • Concert Line-Up for PAX East Finalized:  Taking place in Boston, Massachusetts on April 6th, 2012, PAX East is the ultimate three-day game festival for tabletop, videogame, and PC gamers alike. The concert line-up for PAX East has recently been finalized and it’s looking pretty sexy.
  • Sound Bytes: Shnabubula Covers Double Dragon’s “Title” Theme: Okay, so we might have a habit of hyping up NYC-based remixer and piano prodigy Shnabubula. But can you blame us? Shnabubula has just released a new teaser for his upcoming album, featuring music covers that only utilize live piano & NES and it is absolutely off the hook.
  • Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy Tour Hits America: Get ready for the ultimate fanboy experience with the official Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy tour, which features classic Final Fantasy selections with state of the art HD video presentations filled with exclusive images direct from Square Enix.
  • 10th Annual Game Audio Network Guild Awards Nominees Announced: On March 8th, the Game Audio Network Guild will celebrate its tenth annual G.A.N.G Awards at Game Developers Conference 2012 to commemorate the highest quality and achievement of those individuals, projects and products offering a significant and positive impact on the art and craft of interactive audio.
  • ReMixer Spotlight: djpretzel: To kick off the brand new biweekly remixer spotlight, Mirby takes a look back at one of her most surprising interviews. Read on to find out about the genesis of OverClocked ReMix and just how founder David W. Lloyd, aka djpretzel, got into remixing and creating a cornerstone of the remixing community!


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Get Cheap Dinosaurs’ S/T with Indie Royale’s Graduation Bundle

Established by the creators of the leading independent video game editorial site and online download service Desura, indie game bundle website Indie Royale releases game bundles every two weeks to help get the word out over games that are worth playing and support developers that are typically passed over in mainstream media. In addition to all these awesome games, Cheap Dinosaurs’ acclaimed self-titled chiptune-rock album is yours for the taking.


Noise Channel’s Rokko Chan Chiptune Album Listening Party

To promote Nubuwo & King Soukutu’s collaborative efforts to bring about Rokko Chan Soundtracks on July 4th, the Nubuwo staff have also teamed up with Noise Channel to host a listening party for the music of Rokko Chan on May 31st that promises to deliver different interpretations by “a stellar list of your favorite chiptune artists”. Be sure to tune in to this Thursday.

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