We’re back with another episode of Make Me A Gamer! This week starts off with a lively discussion about music which leads to a discussion about video game music! Then TMan and HarveyZ have an unintentional spooky episode where they discuss their progress in Stasis and the two games TMan has been playing recently: Darkest Dungeon and Dead By Daylight. They end with a contemplative chat about the nature of playing video games you don’t necessarily like right away, but still feel compelled to play for some reason. Enjoy!
We’re back with another wonderful episode of Make Me A Gamer, and not to toot our own horn but it’s one of our best (and weirdest) yet! First, the script is flipped as Harvey Z gives TMan some brutal choices on what to snap out of existence instead of the other way around. Then we answer an e-mail that lets us talk about some of our favorite video game music as well as our “coffee break” games. Finally, HarveyZ fulfills his assignment from last week and breaks down his very complicated personal Pokemon Gym design. It’s a blast, and we hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed recording! (This episode was recorded May 23, 2019.)
So this week’s Music Theory is a little different than the previous ones. Instead of highlighting a band with albums, I’m going to be highlighting one of my favorite YouTube music creators/remixers. DJ The S does some pretty awesome remixes of different video game tunes and he’s become a staple in my playlists.
Favorite Track: Let’s Get Cereal (Yoshi’s Island Boss Theme Remix, see above)
Other Recommended Tracks: Return of the Brilliant Thief (M&L Superstar Saga Popple Battle Remix), Welcome Aboard (Donkey Kong Country Boss Medley), Cheetah’d (Ace Attorney Cornered Remix), X Vs Zero (Mega Man X vs. Zero Remix), Disciple of Life and Death (Multiple Songs Remix including Battle For Everyone’s Souls and Megalovania)
Why I Enjoy Them: I stumbled across DJ The S many years ago because of the above favorite track of mine – the Yoshi’s Island boss & final boss themes are some of my favorite boss music of all-time, and so I went searching for good remixes of them on YouTube. I found DJ The S and became a huge fan due to his style of remixing lining up with how I liked remixes to be: fast and techno with a rock attitude. He also remixed the Popple Battle from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, which is another rarity but another one of my favorite tunes. The fact that he likes to select tunes on occasion that aren’t well tread ground is one of the reasons I’ve followed him for a long time. I highly recommend going through his collection on YouTube if you like video game music, there’s sure to be something in there you enjoy.