Desktop Madness Vol. 78

The 78th episode of Desktop Madness has a little bit of retro Pac-Man/Tron style wallpaper, for your enjoyment (and nostalgia).

I just really like this wallpaper – I think it’s the style. Think: Pac-Man meets Tron (the light-cycle bit).

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Still, really neat.

Desktop Madness Vol. 77

The 77th Desktop Madness features a Space Invaders-themed wallpaper.

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Well, you have to figure, even alien space invaders need to go to school to learn things, right?

Desktop Madness Vol. 71

This wallpaper makes fun of both the X-Box’s “Red Ring of Death” and HAL 9000. What more could you ask for?

If you have ever experienced the X-Box’s “Red Ring of Death,” today’s wallpaper might make you laugh – or cry.

xbox red ring - hal - parody

The Beauty of (Remixed) Game Music

Lately I’ve been listening to a lot of game music on my computer (rather than streaming it from places such as Radio GOSU). I still find myself amazed at the quality of music that I find there – just really, really good stuff, made with (obvious) passion, and a lot of technical skill.

Lately I’ve been listening to a lot of game music on my computer (rather than streaming it from places such as Radio GOSU). Most of the music I have comes from that wonderful site, OC Remix.

I still find myself amazed at the quality of music that I find there – just really, really good stuff, made with (obvious) passion, and a lot of technical skill. Quite often I’ll stop work for a little while during the day when a really good song comes on and just turn it up nice & loud – I often get goosebumps or chills when the really good bits come on.

No matter how I might be feeling – tired, worn out, depressed, or just un-motivated – good music always cheers me right up.

Driving with Game Music

Suffice to say, I enjoy game music. I also enjoy making mix CDs for driving, and when I say “driving” I usually mean “driving fast.”

One of my most recent mashups was particularly good, so I figured I’d share the components here so everyone can enjoy.

  1. Metroid Cranial Syphon [Kay-raid] OC ReMix
  2. Ducktales Harden the Duck Up! OC ReMix
  3. Chrono Trigger Time Management OC ReMix
  4. Chrono Trigger Jethro and Vash at the Fair OC ReMix
  5. Chrono Trigger Forever Until Tomorrow OC ReMix
  6. Chrono Trigger Far Away Memories OC ReMix
  7. Final Fantasy 7 CidSendsaDreamtotheUnderseaPalace OC ReMix
  8. Shenmue Dreaming While I Wake OC ReMix
  9. Minibosses – Kraid-Metroid
  10. The Black Mages – Dancing Mad (Final Fantasy VI)
  11. Minibosses – Castlevania
  12. Duck Tales Duck Blur OC ReMix

You may notice a slight bias in the game music I listen to, but trust me, it’s for a reason. This is good stuff here, people.

Enjoy.