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"(Re)Arranged: An OC ReMix Q&A", Julian Dasgupta, Dec. 21
Nintendo World Report
Electronic Gaming Monthly
"Press Start: Caught in the Net: Freshly Remixed", Issue 156 (Volume 15, Issue 7), page 30, July
EGM magazine! I remember buying the very first issues of this, the largest video game mag in the U.S., a VERY long time ago - back when it was 'Sega Genesis vs. NEC TurboGrafx-16 - who will win?' Quite cool to have one of their editors mail me about being included in an upcoming issue, and even cooler to see it happen. This was directly responsible for many new faces showing up in our forums, and also for getting SgtRama, whose Kirby mix was mentioned, completely stoked. It should be noted that both now and at time of press not all mixes are "handpicked" by me - many go through our judges panel - but the screenshot came out pretty well and is our current, permanent logo as well.
"Site of the Night: OverClocked ReMix", Martin Sargent, Apr. 30
"Saturday, February 28: Site of the Night: OverClocked ReMix", Leo Laporte's 2004 Technology Almanac, Martin Sargent, Sep. 8, ISBN-13: 978-0735713697
"Choose Your Own Adventure", Jerry "Tycho Brahe" Holkins, Apr. 12
Tycho and Gabe rule. 'Nuff said.
"OverClocked ReMixes", John Romero, Mar. 23
Love him or hate him, prominent game industry figure John Romero gives us a nice mention, and you gotta give him some respect no matter who you are for singling out "Team Gato" in his post.
"Hot salsa Tetris", Katharine Mieszkowski, Mar. 18
The first in-depth article specifically on game ReMixes, which covered OCR as well as other game remix and arrangement sites, and did an excellent & eloquent job of summing up what it's all about. There's some minor issues, but overall this is equitable & solid journalism, and is probably the first to acknowledge what has essentially become a musical subculture on the net. And I'm not just saying that because they gave me the closing quote.
TechTV (The Screen Savers)
"Site of the Night: remix.overclocked.org", Martin Sargent, exact date unknown
First known mention of OCR on television. VERY cool spot where they actually played two Super Mario Bros. ReMixes ("Jazz Plumber Trio" - which they seemed to like, I might add and "The Italian Plumber") side by side and also the original, to illustrate the concept. The online mention is of course shorter and disses the popup ads, but the TV spot was really pretty cool.
exact date unknown
Some amusing typos ("DR Pretzel") notwithstanding, a nice + favorable write-up as site of the month. However, they certainly didn't dig my Super Mario Bros. "Jazz Plumber Trio" ReMix, and specifically cited it as essentially sucking. Oh well.
Left Overs: Do the Twist, Volume #1, Issue #1, page 62, Eric C. Mylonas, June 2001
"Video Game music remixes", Mar. 17, 2001
"If it was a videogame tune in the 1980s or 1990s, there is likely an awesome, professional remix of it here. Keeping your childhood alive, one game at a time", Dec. 18, 2004
"the shift list", Volume 8, Number 8, page 98, Shift Multimedia Inc., Oct.
"Arcade Remixes and the Six Million Dollar Cabinet", July 14
A casual mention on Slashdot brought in a flood of visits and many new eyes and ears seeing OCR for the first time. Amazingly, the site survives and doesn't suffer the dreaded "/. effect". Comments range from very positive to somewhat dismissive, and of course OCR is more than just arcade ReMixes as the topic title suggests, but still pretty cool.
"Sunday, December 12th 1999", Dec. 12