Diggin’ In The Carts: A Documentary Series About Japanese Video Game Music!

Red Bull Music Academy just completed a 6 part documentary series about video game music called “Diggin’ In The Carts“, this fantastic series focuses on chip tunes of the 8 and 16-bit console generations but does touch on 32-bit era game music with the introduction of cd based media in episode 6.

I cannot say enough great things about this documentary, during the course of the series director Nick Dwyer interviewed some of Japan’s most renowned game composers such as Yuzo Koshiro (Streets of Rage), Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy), and Hirokazu “Hip” Tanaka (Earthbound).

This is an absolute must watch for all fans of chip tunes, please head over to the main project page linked above or watch the imbedded youtube videos below! (Episode 6 will be added when available but can also be accessed from the main project page above)

 

 

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Another round of gaming pickups.

My local Kmart has always had the best prices on their game stock but unfortunately my local store is closing so I was able to get a nice discount on top of the already low sticker prices for Castlevania Lords of Shadow, P4G and a couple Disney Infinity play “n” store shelves, from there I grabbed PilotWings 64 and a model 2 Sega Genesis from Oldschool Videogames to go with my model 2 Sega CD and 32x.

I have been unable to find the World of Nintendo Link figure locally but was able to grab the last one available on Amazon where it sites happily with the rest of the crew, now I am on the look out for Wario!

 

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The long overdue setup pics.

I finally got around to taking pictures of my gaming setup(s), the images are not the best quality due to lighting issues and things are a bit of a mess organizational wise but here they are.

 

Main gaming room: Please click images for full size versions.

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Games: TG16/PC Engine, PS1, NeoGeo-CD, 3DO, Jaguar, etc.

Turbo Express fully re-capped, original model PS VITA

 

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36 inch Sony Wega capable of 480p, shelves above store console duplicates & console variants such as Sega CdX, JVC X’eye, etc.

 

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Pelican Universal System Selector Pro, Atari Jaguar, Turbo Duo fully re-capped, 3DO

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Model 1 Genesis, Model 2 Sega-CD, 32x

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Denon Audio Receiver (will be getting a 2.1 speaker setup in the near future), Sony VCR

 

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Model 1 Genesis\Model 1 Sega CD, Saturn, Dreamcast

NES, SNES, N64, Pelican Universal System Selector Pro (I am going to Retrobrite the NES and SNES in the near future)

 

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Finally! A working Model 1 Sega CD! /happy dance

 

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Scart setup using a scart switch and scart to component converter currently utilized by my main Genesis setup and SNES, will add Saturn etc. later.

 

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The main shelves.

 

 

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Random game shots to make them easier to read.

 

 

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Figures and misc. stuff everywhere, most of these will be moved to their own shelf soon which will be purchased to house the upcoming Amiibo’s. I have some of the new “World of Nintendo” lineup but am missing a few pieces still such as Bowser. Also looking to get a better variety of Sega related figures, hopefully branching out into the non Sonic franchises but they seem to be difficult to track down these days.

 

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Gaming PC:  i7-4770k @ 4ghz, 16 gig memory, GTX 770, Samsung EVO 840, Windows 8.1

“Daily driver” PC: Intel Q9650 @ 3ghz, 8 gig memory, HD 4870, Samsung 470, OS X Mavericks

Swans M10 speakers and dual Samsung 22 in monitors, I need to add new monitors to the top brackets.

 

Setup #2:

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36 inch Sony Wega CRT capable of 1080i, the shelf houses HD-DVD’s, Wii, Game Cube, PS2, Xbox, and Xbox 360 games.

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Xbox 360 with HD-DVD drive and video switch.

 

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Neo Candy MVS-U4 arcade cabinet in a temporary location.

 

Setup #3:

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Samsung 65 inch TV

PS4, WiiU, PS3, DVR, Pioneer Elite series Audio Receiver and Athena speakers.

Drawers contain games for the above consoles with the boxes below storing controllers and a controller charging station.

 

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