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By Jonathan Balofsky On 24 Nov, 2017 At 02:34 PM | Categorized As NINTENDO, Otaku Music, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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OverClocked Records proudly welcomes Southern California’s 8-bit Jazz Heroes to its label with the duo’s debut album Press Start. Featuring ten laid-back jazz renditions of several classic Nintendo themes arranged for guitar and upright bass, Adam Bellotto and Robby Delosier arrive at OC Records with the goal of giving good vibes and helping listeners unwind. Tackling several treasured themes from the Mario and Zelda franchises alongside Metroid and Tetris, Press Start is a smoothly-crafted set of nostalgic Nintendo instrumentals transported to a west coast jazz club setting. Press Start is licensed and available wherever digital music is sold

01. Plumber’s Jump (Theme from Super Mario Bros.)
02. Catch That Penguin (Slider Theme from Super Mario 64)
03. Another Water Level (Dire, Dire Docks from Super Mario 64)
04. Doki Doki Swing (Theme from Super Mario Bros. 2)
05. Bounty Hunter Bounce (Metroid Medley)
06. Falling Blocks (Type A from Tetris)
07. Halcyon Hyrule (Title Theme from Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time)
08. Windmill’s Waltz (Song of Storms from Zelda: Ocarina of Time)
09. Requiem in Forest Green (Lost Woods from Zelda: Ocarina of Time)
10. It’s Dangerous to Go Alone! (Theme from The Legend of Zelda)
“When you think of the legendary works of Koji Kondo and Hip Tanaka, they’re generally upbeat ditties, so it’s fun and unique to hear special themes like these slowed down and delivered with a more mellow, relaxed energy,” notes OC Records co-founder Larry Oji. “Upright bass in particular has a lovely sound that you don’t hear often enough in game music, so you’re going to enjoy everything the Heroes have brought to Press Start. We’re certainly looking forward to Adam and Robby’s future arrangements and can’t wait to hear what else they’ve got up their sleeves!”
Press Start’s ten pieces pull from fan-favorite Nintendo games including Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario 64, The Legend of Zelda, The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time, Metroid, and the Game Boy staple Tetris.

This is awesome, as more video game music done in Jazz style is great. This is something Nintendo fans should keep an eye ( and an ear) on!

 

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No GravatarThere are two big deals I’ve found lurking around the interwebs I think would make gamers very upset if they found out about it after it has passed. So if you want to receive a very special free game or a mindbogglingly huge can’t miss cheap bundle read on!

Donkey Kong Free Game Giveaway 

It’s technically not a giveaway as you have to purchase another game in order to acquire the free Donkey Kong game. There are five specific games you can get in order to earn it: Paper Mario: Sticker Star, Style Savvy: Trendsetters, Crosswords Plus, Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone, and Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask. As you can see, only two of the five games listed are ones you’d buy without any incentive so the game is like an added bonus

However the reason why I put it here is because it’s the original Donkey Kong that’s never been available for purchase in the United States and once this deal is gone, well it might not be available again. So get in on the action before January 6 of next year. Just make sure you’re a Club Nintendo Member and register your games after you buy them.

The Humble THQ Bundle

This deal is the motherload. You get 6 video games via Steam codes, Metro 2033, Darksiders, Red Faction, Company of Heroes, Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts, Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor with a starting donation of $1 or above. As if it wasn’t enough you get the soundtracks for Saints Row The Third, the director’s cut of the Darksiders soundtrack, Red Faction, and Company of Heroes: All Heroes Rise and Company of Heroes: Songs from the Front all with an average of about twenty tracks.  If you pay over $5.72 (the average donation) you also get a copy of Saints Row The Third thrown in.

The best part of this bundle deal is you can donate all the money to charity if you desire. Profits given to charity go to Child’s Play Charity which brings joy to sick children in hospitals by giving them consoles and video games to enjoy (the tears in the corner of my eyes) and the American Red Cross. You can also give a portion of your money to THQ for being such generous folks and a “tip” to Humble Bundle for their good work.

The largest donation given so far has been a staggering $1,050 and over 1.7 million dollars has been collected so far and still rising as I am writing this. Watching the counter rise gives me a good feeling, because as a gamer it proves we have the ability to change the world through what we love doing.

By otakuman5000 On 22 Feb, 2011 At 09:52 AM | Categorized As Editorials, Featured, Otaku Music | With 1 Comment

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Mr. Focus is a rising Hip hop artist, gaining  on the New York City rap scene.
He recently dropped the Mixtape “Laser Vision” Hosted by Shadyville DJ Dammit on datpiff.com.
This video from the looks of it was filmed in one of the arcades in Chinatown NYC, and the beat is based on Tetris and assorted other Original Gameboy sounds from other games in that era. See if you can find all the old school games you see in the video when you check it out. He has another mixtape with DJ Dammit called I hate Mondays in 3D part of the I Hate the Mondays mixtape series. He is making a lot of noise and is already made a lot of music and this song is a classic. Who ever said hip-hop in the NYC was dead outside of Jay-Z, Diddy and 50 Cent was wrong, and they are way more creative than those guys and are inspired by gaming. We’ll have to see if HiphopGamer may reach out to him after this post goes up, because a Remix with him at the Capcom Fight Club Arcade in the NYC would be cool to watch, especially since people say that big New York artists don’t support the up and comers. But only time will tell.

This video was also featured on WorldStarHipHop.com
and the mixtape was also featured on MixtapeTorrent.com
You can find him at, http://www.facebook.com/teamfocus?ref=ts,http://www.youtube.com/user/FOCUSWORLDTV,http://www.itsmrfocus.blogspot.com, http://www.myspace.com/getfocus
and you can follow him at @therealmrfocus.