Thursday, April 9, 2009

BS Zelda ROM hacks update.

Please excuse me for posting here -after- I announced moving plans, but I figured I'd put this up to make sure everyone knows.

Obviously I plug here often.
Now, though, I'd like to say that somewhere between the Music Hack and the Save Menu hack, the Sekiban ROMs can now boot on my ROM copier - real hardware compatibility ahoy!

I assume most of you folks who are used to playing these on emulators anyway won't find this too exciting, but a nerd like me just loves it when he can pop his favorite ROM hack on the actual system. I could rant more about this, but this is not the place.


Monday, April 6, 2009

Note on the blog's status: Moving plans.

I'm planning to have the blog moved to a new space and domain by the 20th, the blog's first birthday.

I have a few reasons for this - first off, my sloppiness is starting to get more and more apparent as I've updated this blog. I'm hoping moving things around will also help me reorganize the content.

The second issue I got is webspace - I'll need more of it, as lately I've been struggling to clean my old webspace out due to how much content I have. (Or at least, how large the content is.)

I hope to have most of the old content moved (Nothing that has been rendered obsolete, though.)
Stay tuned for any more tidbits.


Saturday, April 4, 2009

Looking more into St. Giga.

As a Satellaview researcher I've wondered about the nature of St. Giga - and how they got involved in an ambitous Nintendo project - for a while. Even as I've looked up Satellaview content, I've also looked into researching St. Giga as a whole.

For a while I've tried entering search terms with their title on NicoNicoDouga - and recently I've been getting results. You can check some of them after the snip.

More importantly though, the English Wikipedia has been doing articles based on translations of the Japanese Wikipedia.
I'd like to thank anyone who helped on that. :)
It's very helpful, and it gives me context into some of my search results, too.

Whether it be the experimental New-Age music, or the just-as-experimental yet radically different Satellaview, St. Giga's history was innovation in the music business - which may have been why Nintendo sought them out for this project.

Apparently Nintendo invested stock in them in 93? Funny, wasn't that around the year the Super Famicom CD projects fell under?

Anyway, here are the most recent NicoNicoDouga uploads, an episode of "RADIO STAR" which is very ambient in nature, and some episode's of Yuuki Nae's show, "Tomorrow, If..."

(Oh, yeah, hit that "Read More" button now.)

セント・ギガ 裕木奈江 『明日になれば』
裕木奈江 『明日になれば』(1996年3月)
裕木奈江 『明日になれば』(平成8年)


Friday, April 3, 2009

Nintendo's finally feeding. :)

I'd like to give thanks to Serenes Forest once again for the heads-up that inspired this update.

Nintendo has been putting up audio snippets of their Fire Emblem games on their site.

You might ask, "What's so special about that?"

Well, check out that last Monsho song - "WIND". It's a BS Fire Emblem-exclusive song (Apparently the song called "WIND" which was used in the Thracia albums is not the same...? BS F-Zero was confusing enough!)

This is the closest Nintendo has gone yet to re-release anything Satellaview-related since the add-on device's demise in mid-2000.

For ease of the English speaker, I've pulled said MP3 from their site and put it up on my blog. (actually I did it more for my collection - the uploading's just me being nice. But aw, well!)

BS Fire Emblem - WIND

Yeah, so it's just some cheesy J-Pop - but first, J-Pop, tomorrow a full game remake!... hopefully!


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