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December 2012

OverClocked ReMix Releases Donkey Kong Country 3 Album

Double the Trouble!Video game music remix community OverClocked ReMix has already turned its attention to Nintendo's classic Donkey Kong Country and Donkey Kong Country 2 in the form of albums Kong In Concert and Serious Monkey Business, and now the trilogy has been completed with the release of a Donkey Kong Country 3 tribute album, Double The TroubleMore than a year in the making, sixty-nine talented artists have come together to create this remix project which features new takes on both the original Super NES soundtrack from 1996 and the new soundtrack composed for 2005's Game Boy Advance re-release.  That's seventy-seven songs for your enjoyment spread over five discs.  Original Kong composer David Wise even lent a hand!  Check out the announcement trailer for a preview and head over to the Double The Trouble subsite at OC ReMix to download the album for free in either MP3 or FLAC formats.  It's definitely worth adding to your media collection.

Amazon Has Video Gaming Deals Again All Day Long

Buy somethin' will ya!Tis the season to buy lots of video games as holds another of its Lightning Deal and Gold Box events that focus solely on games and gaming accessories.  Just Dance 4 is the big deal of the day selling for $22.99 across a variety of platforms, but you may be more interested in sales on items such as Zumba Fitness, Zumba Fitness 2, Zumba Fitness Rush... alright, so there's a lot of Zumba in there, but there's also Need For Speed: Most Wanted, Epic Mickey 2, sound bars, headsets, fightsticks, and more.  Every purchase you make via the green link here (including non-Zumba purchases) goes to help support Press The Buttons which, as always, I greatly appreciate.

If There Was A New Super Mario 64, It Would Sound Like This

Nintendo's New series of Super Mario Bros. games have drawn plenty of critical acclaim and criticism, and one element that tends to draw heated discussions on both sides of the fence is the soundtrack.  All of the games in the New series feature a distinctive "wah! wah!" vocal-type chant mixed in with the peppy melodies.  Some find it charming, while others find it distracting.  So far the wahs have remained confined to the New series, but what if they branched out into other titles in the Mario franchise?  Satirical gaming website Play4Real has put together a little sample of what a supposed New Super Mario 64 might sound like, wahs and all.  If nothing else, this proves that a little wah goes a very long way.