It’s hard to remember there was a time before you could just google anything and find factual information and opinions on things. Before there was was Wikipedia and forum stories, there were urban legends. And a few of them were about video games. Back then, games and game companies would come and go with very little notice. Even today, there are games that the internet has basically forgotten. A local company might manage to get their home brew game sold in a local store and never get any further than that. This environment lead to lots of urban legends about games. Here’s three video game urban legends that persist until today as well as some facts about them.
OverClocked ReMix and Impact Soundworks are releasing a new sound library titled ‘Super Audio Cart’ . The library features over 5,500 samples recorded from seven legendary gaming systems that include; NES/Famicom, SNES/Super Famicom, Master System, Genesis/Mega Drive, Commodore 64, Atari 2600, Game Boy and will retail for $149.
Check out the demo below and let us know what you think!
The “gAtari” was my excuse to do something a little silly after I discovered that the Atari 2600 was more limiting than I realized! (31 pitches, minimal waveforms and only 2 channels!) I needed an EQ which could take a high voltage and drop it down to line level (Boss bass EQ) plus a way to hold loops between tracks and parts (Boss delay). So rather than have it “DJ” style config, I thought I make something a little more creative. It uses my atari-x-mod converter software which compiles binary files for Atari. You can find a little video about it here: http://vimeo.com/23589320
Big ups to Celsius / Trash80 / nf / Lazerbeat for the audio recording. Massive thankyou to sebastienvd81 & JDD3J for shooting additional video footage. Thanks to Wing / Celsius / Abrasive for their assistance and filming. Mega-thanks to Paul Slocum for the maco asm code for 2600 that I based my software around interfacing with :-)
Come to Blip Festival Melbourne 2012!
ps. You can download a similar set to the one I played here at http://www.freemusicarchive.org/music/cTrix/Blip_Festival_2011-cTrix/cTrix_-_Live_at_BLIP_NYC_2011