Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Music by Geeks for Geeks!

One of the great things about video games is the music.  With older games, the composers were forced to be extremely creative so that their music was catchy and enjoyable yet simple enough to fit on a cartrage and be played by the systems limited hardware.  To this day, just a few notes of the original Super Mario Bros theme causes all sorts of nostalgic emotions to well up in me.

It would seem that I am not the only one afflicted by this geeky love of video game themes of yesteryear.  In case your not in "the know", there is a massive community of game music lovers who produce remixes of their favorite old game tunes and put them online for all to enjoy.  Perhaps the largest and most well known haven for such geek maestros is OCREMIX.ORG.  I've been perusing this treasure trove of tune-age for many years now and I'm not ashamed to admit that VG remixes have become my favorite kind of music.

There are literally HUNDREDS of songs from HUNDREDS of games at OCREMIX.  If you have trouble deciding what to listen to, you could always head over to RAINWAVE.CC.  Its the streaming web radio sister site to OCREMIX.  You can just turn it on, sit back and enjoy the ultra geekness of pure VG music love.

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