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Irish Lafayette

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    I love video game music, particularly that of Castlevania, Metroid Prime and the Deus Ex series (of which I would love to make remixes to.

    I collect Venetian Carnival Masks, I have one yay for me.
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    Peter
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    Ramin 123

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  1. oops, my bad. I thought this would of been in more off-topic
  2. Hi my names Peter, I mainly joined for appreciation of music rather than making it even though I would love to. I am very musically centred so it's no wonder I'm here. Shout out to all you guys at OCR, loving the idea, maybe one day I will be able to make a mix of my own (Deus Ex FTW).
  3. As I listen to the soundtrack of Tomb Raider, Castlevania and various other game soundtracks, it just made me wonder something; what is it about video games that seem to affect so many people in similar ways? If you look at the comments on these soundtracks, many express the same feelings of nostalgia, happiness, relaxation or whatever positive energy that can be felt as such thanks to that particular soundtrack. The other thing that struck me as odd is how listening to these soundtracks takes us back to the very first moment when these soundtracks entered our lives and how they give us such vivid and clear memories of what was happening in our lives at that point, I most certainly do for one. Now of course the same could be said about films, books, video and so on. However I do believe that there is something magical about video games that very few other mediums can touch in terms of having a certain impact with the player. Certainly when I look back all the games I have played and loved adoringly they all of one common trait, that have an amazing soundtrack. I do not wish to sound like I am romanticising the medium of video games, as I personally believe they are currently going down a very dark road in which it is accompanied by companies like Activision and Microsoft where creativity is a thing of the past and profits should be the main concern. The appreciation of sound and music is something that I do not see in any reviews that we read or watch from a lot of sites/magazines. I'm glad there are sites like this where the appreciation of music is taken to the next level where it alter that of which it listens to for a fresh approach and angle. I can only hope that in the future more will respect the power and serenity that soundtracks bring to games as well as the enjoyment that can be had by listening to them.
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