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Daily Gaming Experience 05/18

I apologize in advance because this has been said a million times but here goes:  The great thing about the internet is that you can get information on virtually anything.  Okay, now that that’s out of the way I’ll take it a step further:  It also enables you to be stimulated pretty much any way that’s possible through a screen.  I know you’re all thinking about porn at this point but obviously that’s not where I’m going (although it certainly contributes to the point I made!).  No, I just wanted to say all that because one cool little niche that’s spawned from the internet that has to do with gaming is being able to hearing video game music pretty much whenever you want through YouTube.

Playing classic games or watching videos containing footage of them, I manage to hear a tune I really like every so often.  Some quick research or trial and error on YouTube will usually let me hear the song ad infinitum and further still I can become privy to remixes that every day gaming fans have created.  It definitely falls into the “how do these people have so much time on their hands?” category of YouTube content but it’s nonetheless cool if you’re a gamer.

Here are a handful of the songs from games past that I love as well as a guitar cover of each.  Again you can also find many, many remixes of your favorite songs as well.

Bloody Tears (Castlevania series)

……and here is the updated version that can be found in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.

Guile’s Theme (Street Fighter series)

………..and here is a guitar version with the rest of the song still in the background.

Metal Man theme (Mega Man 2)

………and another user created guitar cover with a background guitar track.

There are countless remixes and covers of these songs and just about any other video game song that sounds good to you.  It’s just really cool to me how back in the ’80s and early ’90s these game designers spent a lot of time making awesome tunes for their games even though they didn’t have a whole lot to work with, and an extension of what makes it so cool is how people appreciate them enough to create videos like these.  If you’ve heard a song you like and aren’t sure what it’s called you’ll be able to find it so long as you at least know the title of the game it’s from.  Some quick googling and searching on YouTube will yield results in no time and if your phone has a decent microphone or whatever you can simply record the noise from your computer speakers.  I have a BlackBerry and while I admit the quality is a tad like you’re listening in a tunnel you can still make out all the notes clearly.  I’m sure there are other fancier ways of doing it but this is quick and simple for me.  Just don’t choose something with a ton of layers like the Guile theme above.  It probably won’t sound good.

That’s all for today, check back tomorrow!  I’ll have some interesting things to say about my research on the way to possibly buying Red Dead Redemption.

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