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November 21st 2007
« on: November 21, 2007, 10:37:17 AM »

We're already about to send out a newsletter about this but for all of you who aren't subscribers (lamers! Tongue), we're posting the news here on the board as well.

This Saturday Wire was interviewed for a Swedish podcast: Spelradion. The show was posted today and here's the direct link to the episode she was in, in case you're late reading this post and have difficulties finding it. She talks about Game Over in particular and discusses new games in general with the two hosts.
We recommend you to continue tuning in to this show in the future as it's updated once a week.

Also, it is now settled: Wire is going to MAGFest. Alone, sadly. But she's looking forward to a great time - perhaps with you? If you're a fan of videogames and videogame music you should really consider attending this event. It will be held at a Hilton hotel in Washington DC on January 3-6 2008 and there will be videogame rock concerts, seminars and competitions among other things. Not to mention mingling and partying with nerds as awesome as yourself! Go to their official homepage at magfest.org to find out more.


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« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2007, 12:11:23 PM »

A very interesting show indeed. But now I'm forced to ask you; the guy who accused you of seeking profit in your sale of demos, who is it? Someone from the community?

And please explain the deal about you thinking the Kondo is overrated. Really, what the hell could possibly make you (or anyone) think that?
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« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2007, 12:40:40 PM »

A very interesting show indeed. But now I'm forced to ask you; the guy who accused you of seeking profit in your sale of demos, who is it? Someone from the community?

I'm sorry, but I can't tell you the name of that guy on a public forum. Game Over has a policy to never badmouth or point out specific individuals no matter how much shit they throw at us. And recently he's actually become a friend of mine, so no more grudge!

And please explain the deal about you thinking the Kondo is overrated. Really, what the hell could possibly make you (or anyone) think that?

Koji Kondo definitely made a few good tunes in the past, but think about it, he's reused those tunes over and over again since then. He's hardly composed anything new in over a decade. And with all due respect to the music in Zelda and Super Mario, in my opinion it still isn't as good as many of the other soundtracks out there (Faxanadu, anyone?). Still it's more loved and has attracted a lot more attention, possibly because of the fact that it happens to be in some of the biggest games.
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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2007, 03:57:43 PM »

Man, I'd really love to go to MAGFest.  Only if I had the extra cash, and if it were not during school....

Well, have fun Wire!  And if Game Over plays at a future MAGFest and you're still looking for another guitarist, you know who to call!  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2007, 12:57:53 AM »

Koji Kondo definitely made a few good tunes in the past, but think about it, he's reused those tunes over and over again since then. He's hardly composed anything new in over a decade. And with all due respect to the music in Zelda and Super Mario, in my opinion it still isn't as good as many of the other soundtracks out there (Faxanadu, anyone?). Still it's more loved and has attracted a lot more attention, possibly because of the fact that it happens to be in some of the biggest games.
Hey, I don't think reusing the music is his idea, it's more likely that the big heads at Nintendo wants to use music from past games to attract more gamers.
And besides, he's done some great stuff after Lylat, just look at the Zeldas and Galaxy.
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Re: November 21st 2007
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2007, 01:29:08 PM »

Hey, I don't think reusing the music is his idea, it's more likely that the big heads at Nintendo wants to use music from past games to attract more gamers.
Well, other people's opinions weren't his idea either, that's the whole meaning of the word overrated. Wink
Nevermind btw, those guys asked me whom I found to be the most overrated composer so I said Koji Kondo, I guess their goal was to stir up a debate like this one.
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« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2007, 02:20:49 PM »

Koji Kondo being overrated... I can swallow that, I think. But Adventures of Lolo having the worst soundtrack in context: THAT´S controversal! Those cheeky songs are just wonderful! Duu-duttu dutturu duttu duturu dutu-rutu-ru...  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2007, 06:25:32 PM »

Haaaa, see, this is just what they wanted! They asked me some controversial questions and expected me to say something that would upset people. It's not like I felt the need to talk shit about these things, I just gave my answers to their obligatory questions.
I might need some interview practice... "How to deal with sneaky journalists, course 1"  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2007, 02:31:11 AM »

Koji Kondo being overrated... I can swallow that, I think. But Adventures of Lolo having the worst soundtrack in context: THAT´S controversal! Those cheeky songs are just wonderful! Duu-duttu dutturu duttu duturu dutu-rutu-ru...  Grin
I couldn't agree with you more, way to positive, but then again i can never remember me ever being tired on that tune. Even though it is like a 1minute stretch that is repeated over and over again for more than 100 levels. Now doing that takes some serious skills!

And what with the whole overrated part, i think everyone is entitled to their opinion. So just take the discussion as it comes and don't overanalyse this.
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Re: November 21st 2007
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2007, 06:09:10 AM »

I couldn't agree with you more, way to positive, but then again i can never remember me ever being tired on that tune. Even though it is like a 1minute stretch that is repeated over and over again for more than 100 levels. Now doing that takes some serious skills!
Ok, here's the deal: I bet you didn't have a mom who would be singing this tune over and over for hours even after you stopped playing. Despite my lousy childhood, I grew up to be a pretty decent human being.  :'(
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« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2007, 09:13:55 AM »

Your MOM sang videogametunes for you?! Now I´m envious! My mom´s always hated videogamemusic (as, I guess, most parents do). But I get your point, perhaps a happy little NES-song can be completely ruined when your parents sing it for hours on end...
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« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2007, 02:37:24 PM »

I couldn't agree with you more, way to positive, but then again i can never remember me ever being tired on that tune. Even though it is like a 1minute stretch that is repeated over and over again for more than 100 levels. Now doing that takes some serious skills!
Ok, here's the deal: I bet you didn't have a mom who would be singing this tune over and over for hours even after you stopped playing. Despite my lousy childhood, I grew up to be a pretty decent human being.  :'(
I think in my case it was the other way around, besides my mom used to help me with the more difficult puzzles in lolo when i was a kid. I think we were all pretty damaged by that tune. Smiley  In a good way of course.
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Re: November 21st 2007
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2007, 06:09:49 PM »

Your MOM sang videogametunes for you?! Now I´m envious!

My mom used to play Nintendo after me and my bro had gone to bed. Also, when we had the stomach flu and needed help with the throwing up part every two hours or so, she would watch porn on the movie channel as that was the only thing that could make her go back to sleep fast enough. She also refers to videogames and heavy metal t-shirts as beautiful. I guess she's just plain awesome!

MrBear: That's pretty awesome too!
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« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2007, 07:21:25 AM »

Wow. You two can blame your mothers for what you´ve become. I can but blame myself Smiley
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Re: November 21st 2007
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2007, 11:31:29 PM »

Wow.  Wire's mom is awesome.
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