Monday, February 25, 2013

The Greatest GoldenEye Medley... EVER!

Being an article contributor on Retrowaretv.com definitely has its perks, as I am networked with some of the greatest talent out there in the retro gaming community. One bright and shining example of the talent that is on Retrowaretv.com comes not from one individual, but rather a freakin' band that has its own show on the site!

On Being Human
is an extremely talented and prolific band that features their video game inspired music via the show, "The Humans Are Coming," on Retrowaretv.com, and they just happen to be one of the most creative bands in regards to translating video game medleys in new and refreshing ways. Their latest medley is based off of a game that seems to not get a lot of love from musicians, but is heavily regarded as one of the most ground-breaking games to ever be released -- I of course am referring to the one... the only... GoldenEye for the Nintendo 64!

Please, enjoy this GoldenEye medley from On Being Human, and be sure to: check out their show on Retroware.tv, follow them on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to them on YouTube.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Kubbi - 2012 Singles

It's been awhile since I've talked music on the site, and I wanted to take a moment to look at the newest release from one of my favorite chiptune artists out there right now, Kubbi.

Something needs be said about Kubbi and his undying love for retro games that he displays so brilliantly on his recently released compilation album, 2012 Singles. I generally love musicians that can create a sense of atmospheric ambiance with something as simple as retro gaming bleeps and bloops, and Kubbi delivers exactly the right amount of it -- coupled with a fun polish to every song that makes you believe in this genre of music again.

If you go to his Bandcamp page, you can find downloads for his 2012 Singles album, along with other outstanding albums released by him in a convenient "pay-what-you-want" format. You can also find him on:

Facebook
Twitter
Soundcloud

Oh, and as an added bonus for downloading the 2012 Singles album, you are presented with the bonus song, "PewPewPew," and the song adds that much more to the already great album. Go and download Kubbi's music already!


Monday, February 11, 2013

ActRaiser (SNES) Quick Look

This episode of Quick Look will be dedicated to the opening moments of the 1991 SNES game, ActRaiser. This video will take a look at the first sidescrolling level, as well as the initial building of Fillmore.