Tuesday, June 19, 2018

M Disk Playlist VGM Primer 1994





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:
-Skyblazer

-Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (and Knuckles)

-Super Metroid

-Final Fantasy VI

-Earthworm Jim

-Demon's Crest

-Contra: Hard Corps

-Earthbound

-Uncharted Waters: New Horizons

-Donkey Kong Country

Credits:
Brave Wave Productions
Billboard
BoboTheVulture (Uncharted Waters: New Horizons)
Destructoid
Gamika
HFPlaythroughs (Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles)
IGN
Kotaku
Metroid Database
musicpowers
N-Sider
Pig Goes Moo Productions (Uncharted Waters: New Horizons)
SeafoamGaming (Uncharted Waters: New Horizons)
SaikyoMog (Earthbound)
Sonic Retro
videogamefan2315 (Donkey Kong Country)

World of Longplay Credits:
Azul Fria (Donkey Kong Country)
Ironsharp (Final Fantasy VI)
Parazzing (Super Metroid)
SmokeFrostHeart (Earthworm Jim)
Tsunao (Contra: Hard Corps + Skyblazer)
xRavenXP (Demon's Crest)

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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.


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

M Disk Gauntlet: Audiosurf Playlist


For #RhythmGameMonth, I will be challenging Audiosurf, a game that let's you play puzzle/race tracks based on whatever music you want.

I plan on playing up to 100 random non-videogame music from my personal music folder, as my way of giving you guys a small taste of the kind of music I like other than videogame music. Here's the list of music I plan on using for the Audiosurf challenge.

1. Deep Purple - Highway Star
2. Shaman's Harvest - Broken Dreams
3. Nujabes feat.Shing02 - Battlecry
4. The Jets - Chip n Dale Rescue Rangers Theme
5. Anamanaguchi feat. Hatsune Miku - Miku
6. Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants to Rule the World
7. Levi Stubbs - Mean Green Mother From Outer Space
8. Danny Elfman - Beetlejuice Theme Song
9. Tim Curry - Toxic Love
10. Daft Punk - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
11. Fire Bomber - Seventh Moon
12. Seal - Crazy
13. Kazsin - Stardust
14. Sweet - Ballroom Blitz
15. Mitsuko Horie - Golden Queen Galaxia
16. Alter Bridge - Metalingus
17. Talking Heads - Love For Sale
18. Animusic - Drum Machine
19. Megumi Ogata - Platinum
20. Ricky Martin - Living La Vida Loca
21. Tevin Campbell - Stand Out
22. Joe Hisaishi - Kids Return
23. Malice Mizer - Beast of Blood
24. Golden Earring - Radar Love
25. Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
26. Billy Joel - Why Should I Worry?
27. Bell Biv Devoe - Poison
28. Maria Takeuchi - Plastic Love
29. AYABIE - Ryuusei
30. Aaliyah - Try Again
31. Radiohead - My Iron Lung
32. Run DMC - The Kings
33. Gorillaz - 19 2000
34. globe - Seize the Light
35. Busta Rhymes, Coolio, LL Cool J,  Method Man, and B Real - Hit em High (the Monstars Anthem)
36. Tia - Deal With the Devil
37. Zard - Dan Dan Kokoro Hikareteku
38. Mob Choir - 99
39. Kouji Makaino - Kon'ya wa Hurricane
40. m.o.v.e. - Destiny
41. Ayumi Nakamura - Kaze ni Nare
42. MACROSS 82-99 - Thank You
43. LUNA - Free Somebody
44. SEAMO - Lupin the Fire
45. TWO MIX - Love Revolution
46. Earth, Wind and Fire - Let's Pop Together Groove Tonight
47. Black Biscuits - Timing
48. Tennessee Ernie Ford - Sixteen Tons
49. Ishida Yoko - Ai No Senshi
50. Megumi Hayashibara - Infinity
51. Savage Garden - I Want You
52. Mandy Moore - Extrordinary
53. Eddie Murphy - Party All The Time
54. Garbage - Stupid Girl
55. Cheap Trick - Born to Raise Hell
56. hide - Pose
57. Hikaru Midorikawa - Shooting Star
58. Spice Girls - Who Do You Think You Are?
59. Alice Cooper - Feed My Frankenstein
60. Scatman John - Scatman

61 - 100. ???

So as you can see, a little bit of everything :) Should be fun!

The challenge will almost definitely be three or four videos. Instead of recording only (up to) four playthroughs, I will be playing+recording as I go along. Mainly to ensure that I can actually fit 100 songs in four two hour videos....hopefully I won't have to go that far, but we'll see.

Part 1 will have the first 20 songs on this list, and I will be ready to upload that as early as this weekend. Part 2 is halfway recorded. Still got room to record more footage until I hit the near two hour mark.

My goals for this challenge are as followed:

-Get 60 different gold medals.
-Get on the leaderboard 30 different times.
-Get #1 on a leaderboard 10 different times (excluding leaderboards where I'm the ONLY one on it).

The leaderboard portions of the challenge are at the time I recorded the song. So if I get the #1 spot on a leaderboard at the time of recording, and then someone else beats my score before I upload the footage, I'll still count it.

So...quite a different kind of challenge. But I wanted to give myself some realistic goals for a game as open-ended as Audiosurf. Didn't want this to be too easy, nor do I want this to be too difficult.

I will update this post once I record/edit more :)

M Disk Gauntlet: Magic Sword

Argh, did it again. Actually finished the challenge much earlier in the month. Waited till the last week to post this XD Anywho...


For May 2018, the theme was #MatsumaeMay. Basically, games that Manami Matsumae has contributed to. She's contributed to some good games, but in the end, after doing multi-part videos, I wanted something short.

So I chose the SNES port of Magic Sword.

I expected the game to be hard. What I did not expect was the game nearly crashing multiple times (successfully at one point), nor did I expect the entire computer to crap out on me in the middle of recording. Also, stick around till the end, where I uncover something I did not expect to find in the game.


Monday, April 30, 2018

M Disk Gauntlet: Dynasty Warriors Strikeforce



Oh hey, month's almost over. Maybe I should actually post this.

This is the Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce challenge for #MusouMonth. Spoiler alert: I couldn't actually finish the challenge. But that doesn't mean the challenge was boring. It was actually fun! See how far I got, including one of the most exciting first bosses I've ever faced.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

M Disk Playlist VGM Primer 1993



AUDIO FORMAT (Streaming below)


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: -Kirby's Adventure
-The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
-Secret of Mana
-Sonic CD
-Plok!
-Castlevania: Rondo of Blood
-Sam & Max: Hit the Road
-Illusion of Gaia
-Mega Man X
-Ys IV: The Dawn of Ys

Credits: GameInformer Hardcore Gaming 101 NintendoComplete (Sam & Max: Hit the Road) Oppaiman100 (Sonic CD) Pikachu Play (Ys IV: The Dawn of Ys) Retro Collect SaikyoMog (Secret of Mana) Shmuplations Sonic Retro Square Enix Music US Gamer Video Game Music Online ZeldapediaVideo (The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening)
World of Longplay Credits: lemmy556 (Kirby's Adventure) Parazzing (Illusion of Gaia + Mega Man X) ScHlAuChi (Castlevania: Rondo of Blood) T-0815 (Sonic CD) Tarosan (The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX) Tsunao (The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening) 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.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

M Disk Playlist VGM Primer 1992



AUDIO FORMAT (Streaming below)


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: -Super Adventure Island -Gimmick -Top Gear -Darkwing Duck -Mario Paint -Snatcher -Super Valis IV -Sonic the Hedgehog 2 -Star Control II -Streets of Rage 2 Sources of Info: -Gamasutra -Red Bull Music Academy https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM4II4PINMP5pIjXYmiMT5g https://www.youtube.com/user/Icephoenix12345 https://www.youtube.com/user/benwatson53 https://www.youtube.com/user/SatoshiLyish https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PHswZKY-l8 https://www.youtube.com/user/SuperDragonfly8010 World of Longplay Credits: /Y\ad/Y\atty (Top Gear) JagOfTroy (Gimmick) Retroplay (Super Adventure Island) RickyC (Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Streets of Rage 2) SCHLAUCHI (Darkwing Duck) Tsunao (Super Valis IV) 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.

M Disk Gauntlet: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite



PART 1: ORIENTATION

PART 2: ACTUALLY MONSTER HUNTING

PART 2: ACTUALLY MONSTER HUNTING (NON-COMMENTARY VERSION)

This series is dedicated to my challenges of games that meet the criteria for apricotsushi's community game along (featured on chic-pixel.com)

For March 2018, the theme was #MonMonth. Guess there's no other excuse to try Monster Hunter for the first time ever, is there? So I chose to use Monster Hunter Freedom Unite emulated on PPSPP for my first journey into the series.

This is NOT a playthrough of the entire game. This challenge is me trying to get through all of the tutorials offered in the game right away.

There isn't any actual monster hunting here. Just me trying to understand the basics, while learning how to use a keyboard to control a PSP game.

Technical notes:
For some reason, the raw audio messed up in certain parts, which did not happen when I recorded the footage for part 1. It doesn't affect the commentary audio track though. But the raw audio problem did get fixed in the next part. That's why part 2 is the only one with a non-commentary version.

Some of the watermarks in both parts of the commentary version were not displayed properly. This problem got fixed for the non-commentary condensed version of part 2.

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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 us