VGDJ: Official OverClocked ReMix Podcast – An Unexpected Development

So thank God I was shopping around on iTunes today because I noticed it downloaded something I DIDN’T purchase, “VGDJ – An Unexpected Development.” What this this is was basically pixietricks & zircon explaination how Paul and Paul of Play! A VGM Documentary were able to get them backstage passes for the Philadelphia edition of Video Games Live!
Apparently they will be doing the show FROM …the show (concert, whatever). Either during, or in separate sessions before and after. Expect interviews from just about anyone they are able to get ahold of INCLUDING Tommie Tallarico who was actually responsible for getting them the tickets in the first place. djpretzel will also be attending the so expect to get a few words from him, though an actual full-length interview with DJP won’t be until episode 50. However, given the scale of this episode, all reports have been dropped this time around (yes, Rama Report included), but you can still expect a few suprising from ThaRamaSauce somewhere along the way 😉

Free MMO with Final Fantasy Tactics Style Combat

So I was talking to one of the half-ops over in the WouldYouHitThis chat, when she directed me to this game called “Dofus.” The music and character illustrations on the website immediately drew me in. It totes itself as a “Tactical MMORPG”, but I didn’t really get to full effect of what that meant until I visited the Wikipedia page.
The article had this to say:

“Unlike other popular MMORPGs, Dofus is a 2-D, overhead RPG with turn-based combat. Characters are represented on the screen by customizable sprites. Combat is performed in the same manner as standard tactical RPGs, such as Final Fantasy Tactics. The user can choose from one of twelve classes, after which they can further customize by upgrading spells and characteristics. The game also features a “job” system, in which the character can pick up a trade skill to earn extra money on the side. What also makes the game unique is that it’s not a stand-alone application, instead being a Macromedia Flash program that can be played on any operating system with a Flash player.”

Final Fantasy Tactics style combat? I’m sold. You can also play Dofus for free for as long as you want, but there are certain stipulations:

*You’re stuck to 1 town, and a limited area to explore (roughly 5% of the entire map)
*You can only fight monsters ranging from levels 1-20
*You have a max level of 30
*You’re limited to what is generally n00b items
*You have a limited ammount of classes you can advance to (if any at all) *You can’t PvP

Actual subscriptions can be done in 1 month, 3 month, 6 month, or 1 year intervals via a wide array of payment methods and range from as much as $7 a month for 1 month to as little as $70 for an entire year.

I’m definitely gonna try this out either way, might even subscribe for a month or 2. Anyone else willing to join me, drop me a line!

VGDJ: Episode #042

It’s back to business as usual here on the show, and the OCR community
has been mysteriously quiet… but that doesn’t stop us! Live game
concerts (PLAY!, Video Games Live, OneUps Live) seem to be the theme of
the week, and though we’ve just come back from a meetup, we’re all set
for Otakon to further the cause of video game music. And what happens
when we get our 10th call about the frickin’ Russian ReMix Roulette
Math?! Listen in to find out!
[00:00] Who said we didn’t ever play profane voicemails?!

[00:54]
*psshh*
Now boarding, VGDJ airlines… OK, just kidding. We’re all back in our
respective homes, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun. Oh
yeah, and it isn’t quite the end of the month yet, so toss us those last few votes.

[02:12]
The Rama Report: PLAY (the video game music documentary, that is) adds a clip of some live performance footage to YouTube. ..wait, that’s it? Well, a short Rama report is better than nothing!

[03:45] ReMix Review
: From Mega Man 2: ‘Wily and the Deep Forest‘ by Diggi Dis … Continuing with his trademark groove-oriented instrumental style, Diggi Dis has created a very
tight ReMix that we enjoyed just about all the way through. The only
smudge on this otherwise excellent track was a sort of fakey string
sample at the introduction, but that was quickly forgotten as the mix
continued and developed. Worth mentioning; Diggi Dis is part of an
urban record label, Urbanizm Music, founded by fellow ReMixer DCT. So if you liked this style, consider checking out Urbanizm for more good stuff.

[08:23] The Compo Report
: PRC68, PRC69, TOMC13, FLMC2, and ORC47. It just ain’t the same live! 🙁

[11:21]
Otakon
is not all that far off, and even those of you who aren’t normally
anime-convention regulars may be interested in this next one. We’re
planning on doing a video game music/OCReMix “panel” featuring
djpretzel, GeoffreyTaucer, possibly sgx, and of course, us (so far).
We’ll be spreading the good word about the merits of dem funkay
ReMixes, possibly through some audio/visual stuff, live performance,
Q&A, who knows! It should be fun, so if you’ve ever been on the
fence about dropping a bit of cash to go to Otakon, this should
convince ya.

[13:27] The Meetup Report
: The Otakon meetup
(Aug 4-6 in Baltimore, MD) is looking good so far with a healthy list
of attendees. Meanwhile, our Aussie friends have been hard at work
finalizing the details of the AU meetup (or meetups). Finally, the Alberta meetup hasn’t seen much progress made on finalized plans, but the people interested aren’t giving up yet.

[16:49]
GeoffreyTaucer and co. call from Dale North‘s house prior to the OneUps Live concert!

[17:53]
It’s a bonanza of live video game music!! PLAY!
– a Video Game Music Symphony just performed in Chicago but the tour
isn’t over by any stretch of the imagination, so check out the website to see if it’s coming by your area. Video Games Live
performs next week in Philadelphia and that too will be traveling all
over the country in the next few months – and apparently, even a few
other countries as well! Of course, PLAY’s world tour begins even sooner. It’s a good time to be a video game music fan.

[19:03]
Russian ReMix Roulette:
This week’s lineup was a blast from the past, with five of the six
mixes on the roulette being at least several years old. And while we’ve
returned to losing consistently, perhaps when zircon tosses the die of
fate next week things will be different… muahahaha! Anyway, we ended
up with a real classic. From Punch Out!!: ‘Dream Fighter‘ by Scott Peeples.

[27:11]

zircon is still slogging through the last few weeks of the term, but
he’s managed to start a third original album which is well-underway.
Meanwhile, pixietricks is going to be moving soon, which will leave the
show’s editing (temporarily, at least) in the hands of zircon – a
frightening thought, indeed. And… a Final Fantasy 7 ReMix Project?
zomg! Ya’ll stay tuned for details.

[30:53]
Thus concludes another chapter in the VGDJ saga. Thou shalt be sure to lend us your votes, as we are doing better than ever. Also, if you have an OCR forum account, feel free to hang out in our thread and check out the meetup pics.

VGMix – Expect sporadic downtime!

virt says:

“Hi VGMixers,

Just a heads-up:
If we’re up and down in the next few days/weeks/months occasionally, don’t worry – we’re frequently messing with webserver configuration, tweaking database parts, and the like. This might, for example, break the forum temporarily, or you could get 404s or DNS errors if someone screws up a config file. Sorry in advance, and don’t panic!
At the very least, the new server machine is fast, stable, and is managed by really good datacenter staff. So extended downtime or “disaster scenarios” will be less of a threat.

Of course, if the server is down, you won’t even be able to read this! Ha-ha! Internet!”

Read the original post and comments here.

Dwelling of Duels May 2006

May 2006 of Dwelling of Duels anonymous submissions have been posted on the site and are ready to download! This month was a Free Month.

http://dod.vgmix.com/current.php
The songs include…

  • Mega Man 3 – Top of the Line
  • Zelda: Oracle of Seasons – Dancing with the Dragon
  • Earthbound – Six Man Single Day Global Fight
  • Namco X Capcom – Brave New World
  • Virtual On Force – Acoustic Apharmd
  • Mega Man 3 – Snake Nab
  • Legend of Zelda – Zelda Beach
  • Ninja-kun Ashura no Sho – Justice Ninja
  • Final Fantasy 6, 7 – Over My Dead World
  • Zelda II: The Adventures of Link – Beyond the Shadow of a Doubt
  • Indianapolis 500 – Wing and Wheel
  • Final Fantasy 4 – Lunaric Sonority
  • Drakkhen – This Night on Earth
  • Shatterhand – Ghost of Gus Grover
  • Brainwave – Engage Your Mind
  • Diablo – Hel
  • Chrono Trigger – The Summoning
  • Mega Man 3 – A Robot Named Megaman
  • POW – Strike on the Green Beret
  • TMNT 2 The Arcade Game – Ninja Kick the Damn Rabbit!
  • Dragon Warrior 4 – Frenzied Encounters
  • Zelda: Ocarina of Time – The Jabu-Jabu Jazz Orchestra: Goronville
  • Zelda 3 – Dark World
  • Zelda: Majora’s Mask, Pokemon Gold/Silver – Mysteries of the Unown
  • Chrono Cross – Angelus Errare
  • Castlevania 2, Castlevania 3, Lament of Innocence, Curse of Darkness, Rondo of Blood – Creeping Dusk
  • Mario Kart 64 – If I Had Wheels

Joke/alt:

  • Bard’s Tale II – The 20 Minute Bard’s Tale 2 Trumpet Duet Medley
  • West Coast Shizzies: Final Fantasy 4 – Under da Erf
  • Mega Man 3 – Shadoutoftuneman
  • Street Fighter 2 – Into the Fire
  • Ninja Gaiden 2 – A Long Way to Go
  • Medley – The Hasbeen Lo-Fi Medley
  • spamtron: Mario – i like video game music
  • Gauntlet Legends – Fortified Wine

I’ll update on this further when the judges have ID’d the songs and they have them put in their 1st, 2nd, 3rd places, etc. as well as when the March 2006 Metal Gear songs are added.

Nintendo reveals Wii Drop Price

Also reported at Slashdot,
it has been revealed to Famitsu by Nintendo at a recent press
conference that the Wii would arrive at stores in Japan for 25,000
Yen. All told, that comes to about USD 225, and Nintendo is
confident that they will sell six million units by March of 2007.

Source: Slashdot.org Famitsu.com (japanese)

VGM MOVIE progress

A month ago I mentioned about “PLAY a VGM movie”. Their aim with that project was showing the public that video game music is more than just exciting remakes of game melodies for the “NERDS”.
Here’s some video that they’ve produced thus far! (starring Animal
Style and Nullsleep). Click here to see the movie on youtubeNews.

Source:
Video Game Music For All

Note: Fusion broke something, we can’t include links or images in any text box. The actual link is here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6e5JEOAX4g

You’ll have to copy and paste it until we can figure out how to fix things.

Sorry 🙁

-Rama

VGDJ: Episode #041 Anniversary Show!

This week on the show all about the music and community of OverClocked ReMix:

Par-TAY!
It’s our first birthday and boy are we celebrating. The gang’s all here
for this episode, from your loyal hosts to Cyan_Ide, gamerscalling,
bustatunez, and beyond.
Even the creators of PLAY: A Video Game Music Documentary were there to record with us live!
Of course, it’s not all shennanigans – we’ve still got a piping hot
plate of ReMix Reviews, reports, and roulettes for you this episode
(hey, we aim to please!) So whether you’ve been a constant listener or
this is your first time here, you best be downloading this one. Enjoy!

Shownotes

CT: Crimson Echoes rom hack demo out

The ROM hack sequel to Chrono Trigger, “Crimson Echoes,” has been released in demo form again. Three chapters of the game are now playable (versus the simple prologue
of the last game), featuring new areas, scenes, events, characters and
story as the rich world of Crimson Echoes unfolds.
Nearly every era is
accessible, and a host of other surprises await. I’m really reluctant
to reveal much more, as you must experience it for yourself. At a
minimum, the demo will last 30-40 minutes; at maximum, if you talk
to all the NPCs and immerse yourself in the world of the game, it can
last up to 3 hours or more. Instructions for playing are in the
readme.Demo LinkFeedback Thread