Musical Gaming Bliss: Rez HD and AudioSurf

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I have an infactuation for music games. No, I’m not talking about Guitar Hero or Rock Band. I am talking about games like Rez, Lumines and Everyday Shooter. If you took a look at those videos and were turned off by them — I’m not surprised. Videos do a terrible job at conveying these types of games. Well, I’m not here to entice you folks into playing these games, I’m actually posting to inform you all about Rez HD’s imminent release and AudioSurf, an awesome Indie game.

AudioSurf is absolutely brilliant. It’s like a blend of Guitar Hero + Wipeout + Tetris. Yes, it’s a musical rhythmic puzzle racer. DragonForce’s Through the Fire and Flames is also featured in a video here. What other songs are available? Anything you want. AudioSurf will analyze any song you have and generate a level for it. You can try out a very limited demo from the homepage, but since it only allows you play a handful of preselected songs at the moment, I’d wait for the full release.

As for Rez HD: it’s coming soon. Possibly this Wednesday, even. I’m not going to even bother explaining what Rez is about because this Wiki page does a better job. You can also try to understand the game through this video of a noob playing below:

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NeoGAF Presents: G.A.M.E. – An Electronic Music Compilation

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I have posted about them before, and mentioned them several times throughout my various postings on this site and on my personal blog. Of course, I am speaking about remixes and user created musical compositions. Be it OC Remix or other works such as G.A.M.E., I always give them a listen.

G.A.M.E. (Gaming Age Musica Electronia) is a remix project which comes from the NeoGAF forum and its talented members. It is primarily comprised of electronic mixes “ranging from chiptunes to IDM to trance to experimental and everything in between” and all of it was inspired by videogames. Truly awesome stuff for fans of the genre. I have not given the entire playlist a listen through yet, but from what I have heard so far, it is superb. My personal favourite so far? M0dus – One Life Left. (Set it on repeat a few times already.)

If you have any remote interest in this type of music, I highly recommend giving G.A.M.E. a try. Download links and the playlist are as follows:

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Shadow of the Colossus ‘Wanderer on the Offensive (Live Edit) Song

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Dedicating an entire entry to a song? Yes, but not just any song either, an OCRemix song. As a big fan of both the VG remixes and VG music in general, this latest entry from the OCRemix has all the ingredients of an awesome track. Here is a quote from djpretzel’s post:

 “WHOA! Viola + rock = win. I love everything about this mix. Wonderfully mixed, wonderfully performed, and the arrangement just takes two great songs and integrates them seamlessly.”

On the fourth listen through right now and it is nothing, but pure awesome. In the words of my colleague from work: “This song is sick!”

Download it from OCRemix.

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