VGDJ: Episode #032

This week on the show about video game music remixes at OverClocked ReMix:
Ebony and ivory… We’re back in style with a somewhat shorter—but
girthier—episode. Size don’t matta, after all. This Monday, give the gift of stinger
and warm the hearts of your loved ones! A little feedback discussion,
one lonely ReMix Review, The OneUps Live!, and an exciting Compo Report
all on this racy (ha!) new edition of VGDJ. What are you waiting for?
Download now, or we’ll destroy you with our panzer truck!

The Jenova Project & Phoenix Get Together Feb. 27th

The Jenova Project, a video game cover band focusing on the Final Fantasy series (and also containing several founding members of the Minibosses), will be playing at Modified Arts in Phoenix, AZ on Monday, February 27th. and
forum members are planning a get together at the show. Further details
(such as admission and directions, etc.) are available in these threads. Have fun!

VGDJ: Episode #031

VGDJ returns with the thirty-first installment:
“This week on the show about video game music remixes at OverClocked ReMix: America- f*ck yeah! VGDJ’s finally back, and what better way to celebrate than with a little national pride? Meet your (partially) new hosts, pay hommage to the original salt shakers, catch up on community news, and most importantly… Sveeeeeeelt! All this, plus a lovely BONUS INTERVIEW with Claado Shou of Chrono Symphonic. Can we get a what what?”
Pick it up at!

Copies of Toybox NOW IN PRINT! Ready to sell SOMETIME around March

Shael has recently announced on his LiveJournal that he has recently finished the cases for his sale of his original album, Toybox, released at the end of last year. The album will be availible for purchase, from, around March at the EARLIEST and will featured remastered version of the songs, which will remain free for download.

Anyway, I’m only selling the CDs at, and I won’t begin selling them until March at the
earliest. CDs will contain completely remastered tracks of
signifigantly higher quality than the MP3s, which will remain freely
downloadable from the site.

The People’s Remix Competition 62

Another People’s Remix Competition has been underway. Hosted by reelmojo, this competition revolves around the winner Rexy‘s choice of song from Katamari Damacy. You can view the whole scoop here.

Course, who wouldn’t want to remix music from a game involving you
rolling lots of crap up into a sticky ball and sending it into the sky
to become a star? I understand the difficulty of most of the score
considering it’s mainly of a J-Pop attire, so to counterbalance it
we’ve gone for something mellow for this PRC’s souce material. In fact
it may be a little lighter than some stuff I’ve picked in the past, but
I hope it still works well.

PRC instructions

  1. If you happen to be mixing this song already, start over in the interests of fairness.
  2. There is no limit on entry format or file size, but length for length’s sake and MIDI rips are not allowed.
  3. Entries must be posted February 24th at 11:59 pm Eastern US Time.
  4. You may enter as many mixes as you like and work with as many people as you like on each mix.
  5. Do not make qualitative comments on an entry until the results of the vote have been posted.
  6. The winner of the previous contest may not enter an eligible mix, but his/her vote will count double.
  7. Mixers cannot vote for themselves but if they vote they recieve a free first place vote added onto their score

Review – Age of Empires: Age of Kings for Nintendo DS

I’ve been excited about Age of Kings since I first heard about it monthes ago. The idea of a real-time strategy game on the DS just made sense. That’s why when I found out it was going to be a “fast-paced” turn-based strategy game, I got a tad bit worried…
This review is pretty “straight to the point.” It explorers gameplay elements of Age of Kings and how they parallel or differ from those of classic Age of Empires gameplay.

Check it out:
Age of Empires: Age of Kings, for Nintendo DS

Fruity Loops Music Competition 1

A couple weeks ago, the idea of a competition based entirely using FL Studio default samples arose. Now, the competition has started. While not intended to be a remix competition, per se, each competition will have a theme, and the theme for this is a remix from Zelda 2.
chthonic is running this first competition, and presents the following rules:

  • All sounds and effects used to create entries must be FL default, ie. the stuff that comes packed with Fruity Loops.
  • You may not use Fruity Soundfont Player. SORRY.
  • No instruments bought from the FL Store are allowed.
  • When an entry is complete, the musician should provide both the final rendered .mp3 and the .flp file that corresponds to it, if possible.
  • If an entrant only has the demo version of FL, he/she will not be required to provide the .flp.
  • All versions of FL are acceptable for use.
  • Entries must be in .mp3 format.
  • Entries must be over 1:45 in length.
  • Entries must correspond to the given theme.

After a poor response to the initial posting, the deadline has been extended to Wednesday, March 1, 2006.