Saturday, June 1, 2019

2003 VGM Primer




This series is dedicated to giving people a beginners recommendation to the best music from video games throughout the years. Ten games from each year are chosen, combining what was popular, innovative, and I will even try to include lesser known recommendations as well. The games chosen for each year are based on when they were originally released. Not when they were released in certain countries. The games featured in order: -Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
-Mega Man Zero 2
-Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
-Silent Hill 3
-Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
-F-Zero GX
-Tales of Symphonia
-Drakengard
-Beyond Good and Evil
-Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga
RESEARCH CREDITS: BG&E Myth Eurogamer FANDOM Gamasutra Gamefaqs IGN IMDB MobyGames Rocket Baby Shmuplations Siliconera Square Enix Music VGMDB Video Game Music Online Video Game Music Preservation Foundation FOOTAGE CREDITS: 
FINAL FANTASY TACTICS ADVANCE hejops Marita C
MEGA MAN ZERO 2 Amy Rose Longplays
CASTLEVANIA: ARIA OF SORROW Tsunao
SILENT HILL 3 Nubzombie P.B. Horror Gaming
STAR WARS: KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC Citizen Sleeve Enemy AI UnderTheMax
F-ZERO GX DerfsonicGaming Livio De La Cruz Madao Joestar
TALES OF SYMPHONIA DarkShadowRage2 Denny Ayard Dezolate KaosHavok
DRAKENGARD BuffMaister GrandLethal16
BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL ItsYogSothoth
MARIO AND LUIGI: SUPERSTAR SAGA NOUFozzy
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Saturday, May 11, 2019

2002 VGM Primer





This series is dedicated to giving people a beginners recommendation to the best music from video games throughout the years. Ten games from each year are chosen, combining what was popular, innovative, and I will even try to include lesser known recommendations as well. The games chosen for each year are based on when they were originally released. Not when they were released in certain countries. The games featured in order: -Xenosaga Episode 1
-Kingdom Hearts
-The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
-Guilty Gear XX
-Medal of Honor: Frontline
-TimeSplitters 2
-Metroid Fusion
-Metroid Prime
-Mega Man Battle Network 3
-The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker RESEARCH CREDITS: Destructoid FACT Magazine GamesIndustry.biz IGN RMF Game Music RocketBaby Sandusky Register Sega Scream VGMDB Xbox.com FOOTAGE CREDITS: 
Xenosaga Episode 1 Tsunao Kingdom Hearts Artificialraven CeruleanNight Crevox gothicyoda heorotlinea RickyC The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Bippo Ernesti PSeXu Guilty Gear XX Aubue deskawa Fry
Medal of Honor: Frontline
AFGuidesHD
TimeSplitters 2
EmosewaMC
gammerkid10
Muckluck
Metroid Fusion
biospark
joshohare
Metroid Prime
Krow's Graveyard
SonamyYoshi
Mega Man Battle Network 3
MegaQuint
TheRockmanExeNetwork
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
Emsinamic
Krow's Graveyard
Rockstar TK
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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

M Disk Playlist VGM Primer 2001






This series is dedicated to giving people a beginners recommendation to the best music from video games throughout the years. Ten games from each year are chosen, combining what was popular, innovative, and I will even try to include lesser known recommendations as well. The games chosen for each year are based on when they were originally released. Not when they were released in certain countries. The games featured in order: -Conker's Bad Fur Day -Gitaroo Man -Final Fantasy X -Sonic Adventure 2 -ICO -Silent Hill 2 -Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty -Halo: Combat Evolved -Super Smash Bros. Melee -Rez RESEARCH CREDITS: Destructoid FACT Magazine GamesIndustry.biz IGN RMF Game Music RocketBaby Sandusky Register Sega Scream VGMDB Xbox.com FOOTAGE CREDITS: -Conker's Bad Fur Day The Gaming Restoration Karl Grenier -Gitaroo Man EightBitHD -Final Fantasy X fayt1488 heorotlinea Isaac Padilla konsiders RickyC Tsang Sir -Sonic Adventure 2 RickyC -Silent Hill 2 CarcinogenSDA Ken McDougall youngkirie -Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty DerfsonicGaming Nova Nebula Sondre Huhtala -Halo: Combat Evolved Spazbo4 -Super Smash Bros. Melee Tsunao -Rez Retro And Modern Game Plays Thumbnail by canva.com This series is purely for educational purposes, and falls under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976: Allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.


Friday, February 15, 2019

M Disk Gauntlet: Season of the Sakura

WARNING! ABSOLUTELY NOT FOR CHILDREN!

.....though if you can handle boobs, fanservice, sex, and very cringy dialogue, then you'll be fine.

Season of the Sakura for #DatingSiMonth

PART 1

PART 2

PART 3

Sunday, January 27, 2019

M Disk Playlist VGM Primer 2000






This series is dedicated to giving people a beginners recommendation to the best music from video games throughout the years. Ten games from each year are chosen, combining what was popular, innovative, and I will even try to include lesser known recommendations as well. The games chosen for each year are based on when they were originally released. Not when they were released in certain countries. The games featured in order: -Vagrant Story
-Wario Land 3
-Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
-Mega Man Legends 2
-The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
-Perfect Dark
-Jet Set Radio
-Final Fantasy IX
-Skies of Arcadia
-Phantasy Star Online
Research Credits: DASH Republic
Forbes
Gamespot
OKeijiDragon
Rittor Music
RocketBaby
Square Enix Music
Video Game Music Online Footage Credits: -Vagrant Story- FAIR/PLAY
RiskBreakerY -Wario Land 3- mariofan98 -Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards- NPI -Mega Man Legends 2- Final Boss Games All Bosses Mega Man Legends Center
MegaQuint -The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask- BlueKnightNight fkualol flyffkid Sonic8000 Tunglekrok -Perfect Dark- Good Old Days Gaming
-Jet Set Radio-
LongplayArchive
-Final Fantasy IX-
Bizkit047 GoingCrazy201 Thabeast721 the4toedjoe TheLilGecko
-Skies of Arcadia-
 Brightslap retoroflmao SkeithMaster
-Phantasy Star Online-
iPlaySEGA MasterLL tickeroo torers Vysethedetermined2 XHolyPuffX

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Saturday, December 29, 2018

The State of 2019

Hello everyone! 2018 is wrapping up, so I wanted to take this time to reflect on what this year has meant for M Disk, and my plans for next year.

2018 REVIEW

First, the Primer series. I am very happy with how that is turning out. I didn't know what kind of reaction I would get, nor would I know how much effort would be put into keeping up with the Primer. But I am very glad I kept with it, and I am glad I finished all the 90s episodes.

At the end of my 1999 episode, I made two major announcements. The first involves SoundCloud , and the second involves the announcement of an 80s edition of the M Disk Playlist VGM Primer. More on both announcements shortly.

The Gauntlet was an experimental side project I wanted to do in support of the Community Game Along. And to my biggest surprise, I enjoyed every second of it. I initially wanted to do playthroughs that offered no commentary, because I know not everyone is a fan of let's plays with commentary. But I discovered that I've gotten more views on my commentary videos, and barely any on the non-commentary ones. So I'm going to scrap the non-commentary versions altogether.

And then there's the third project, the weekly shuffle. Which was where I chose a random theme, and promoted five pieces that fit that theme. That one was tough to keep up with, so I scrapped that.

However....

THE SHUFFLE WILL RETURN

That's right! In my first project completely exclusive to my new SoundCloud, I will be making a new audio-only series where I take a theme, and highlight several different pieces that fit that theme. I am going to take my time with this one, so that I don't try to do so much at once, and then burn out midway through. I am planning on launching the first episode of the Shuffle reboot in the summer.

THE VGM PRIMER
While I managed to finish all the 90s episodes this year, I do not plan on completing the entire 2000s catalog in 2019. The reason for that is mainly because of the 80s VGM Primer that I want to work on next year.

The 80s episode will be a special one, as it will cover 20(!) games spanning the entire decade. I figure that doing it this way would be easier than trying to find ten games with memorable soundtracks from each year of the 80s. I could do more than 20, but right now my heart is set at 20 games for this special episode of the primer.

Also, all previously released, and future releases of the VGM Primer will be coming to the M Disk Soundcloud. I will still upload them to Stitcher/RSS feeds, but I want a convenient place to where anyone can easily stream/look up the audio versions of the Primer episodes.

GAUNTLET
Oh Gauntlet....you brought out a side of me that I didn't think existed. All for apricotsushi's community game along! And I'm going to continue exploiting that madness! Gauntlet will return with brand new themes to challenge, and some returning ones as well!

Highlighted in bold are brand new themes (well, brand new to me at least).

January: Disney Games
February: Dating Sim Games
March: Monster Hunter Series
April: Farming Games
May: Game Freak
June: Yakuza Series
July: JRPGs
August: Fighting Games
September: Sports Games
October: Horror Games
November: Visual Novels
December: Puzzle Games

I have games in mind for each theme, but I don't want to reveal all of them just yet :)

Anywho....that's what I have planned for M Disk in 2019!

GOOD NIGHT AND HAVE A PLEASANT TOMORROW!

Monday, December 24, 2018

M Disk Gauntlet: Rockman 4 Minus Infinity

The final Gauntlet of the year, and holy crap.....not what I expected. Well it IS what I expected, but at the same time, it wasn't.

This game was for #DoujinDecember, which is basically free hobbiest games from Japan.

Hacks count! So I downloaded this hack from PureSabe, and basically....the Famicom's limit has been killed with this game.

PART 1: REBOOT

PART 2: INTO THE LABYRINTH