We have a winner for the Video Games Live Contest!

The Video Games Live contest has ended, and the winner is none other than Anthony Barnes. Congratulations! We'll be in touch with you to get you some more information on claiming your two tickets.

To the rest of you who entered, don't feel too bad-- there are still plenty of tickets for Video Games Live performances in Chicago, and a myriad of other areas. You can see a full list of them here!

Video Games Live Contest!

Video Games Live is a musical project that needs no introduction-- Tommy Tallarico and others have given it more than enough of a reputation as one of the biggest live orchestrated game music concerts touring to date. And with those tours, comes contests!

November 6th is a big date for Chicago. Video Games Live will be hosting a performance at the Chicago Theatre, and GM4A will be playing host to a ticket giveaway of sorts. Simply send in an email to gm4acontest@gmail.com with the subject "Video Games Live contest" with your first and last name, and an email address we can reach you at, by October 31st. The winner will be notified by email on November 1st to receive their prize of ~two tickets~ to the Video Games Live show on November 6th in Chicago.

If you don't live in the Chicago area, don't feel too left out. Video Games Live has tour dates across the nation and through until 2010. A highly recommended performance for any orchestral or game music fan, you can see all of their tour dates listed here.

"Distant Worlds" Tokyo/Toronto Ticket Sweepstakes!

That's right! Enter into this contest and possibly win 2 tickets to either the magnificent Final Fantasy concert in Toronto, Canada or Tokyo, Japan. In Toronto, you get 2 tickets and a meet n greet pass so you can meet both Arnie Roth and Nobuo Uematsu himself! For Tokyo, you just win 2 tickets to the concert...in Japan! So it's truly a win win situation. Don't pass it up! For those of you who have no idea what I am talking about you can check out my last year post on my personal experience on going and check out Kyle Mistry's photos he took when he went as well.

This contest is happening up until Sept. 30th.  The Toronto concert is on Nov. 27th, 2010 and Tokyo is on Nov. 6th and 7th, 2010.  It's an amazing concert filled with all your favorite pieces from one of the greatest video games of all time, the Final Fantasy series! Here's the contest, enter it and experience one of the best concerts you'll ever lay eyes on!

8-bit Weapon - Chip On Your Shoulder remix contest

Los Angeles based chiptune duo 8 Bit Weapon are at it again! Right on the heels of their OCReMix contest, they are now working with Sony for another such contest, This time to remix a song off their newest release, the Electric High EP. Head over to the official remix page or read below for the contest info straight from Seth and Michelle of 8bW.

Sony has launched a remix contest over at their Acid Planet site! The contest is to find the best remix of our tune "Chip On Your Shoulder" off our new "Electric High EP". You can download a zip file of the songs chiptune loops/sound fx and an Acid project file format here:

http://www.acidplanet.com/8bitweapon

If you dont have any software or even any gear to make the remix, NO PROBLEM! Sony has provided a FREE copy of ACID for PC computers on the remix site for you to use. Mac users can download the loop zip file and use the loops to make a remix as well in programs like Garage band, etc. However Mac users wont be able to use the acid project file.

There are NO restrictions on how the remix is made! You can use all chip related devices, modern softsynths, or anything else that tickles your fancy. Also, you do not have to use ACID software to enter! You can make your remix any way you like. :)

The Grand Prize winner will receive: A Commodore 64, 1541 drive, cables, a Prophet 64 Cart, ACID Pro software, Five Standard Collection Libraries, as well as a copy of our "Electric High EP" & an 8bw T-shirt!

Contest End Date: Thursday, August 13, 2009

Nerdapalooza 2009 Official Trailer

I know I just posted about Nerdapalooza, but that was before this gem surfaced online. Check out the video below for the official trailer for Nerdapalooza 2009 in Orlando Florida, and for more details check out the official site or the Nerdapalooza blog!

This is also a good time to mention the big Nerdapalooza raffle. If you plan on attending Nerdapalooza 09 check out the raffle at gamemusic4all.com/npfund. Entering the raffle is $10 for the first ticket and $5 for each additional ticket and you can win albums from performing artists, art, computer parts and more!

OCReMix and 8-bit Weapon Reset Generation remixing contest

Recently OCReMix and 8-bit Weapon contacted me with news of a remix contest for folks in the VG Remix and Arrangement community! Check out the full thread about the contest at this OCR thread or read the info below from 8-bit Weapon themselves.

We're teaming up with Overclocked Remix AND Nokia to hook up the artist who can do the best job of remixing and interpreting our Reset Generation Soundtrack! The Reset Generation soundtrack was composed using primarily a Commodore 64 and a Nintendo NES. There are 21 Tracks to remix and there are midi files available for each track!

Besides getting their ReMix posted to OCR as our first N-Gage mix, we have delivered an amazing phone hookup courtesy of Nokia.

WHAT CAN I WIN?!? (Winning collaborators will be responsible for divvying up their prizes)

1st place!

* The Nokia N81 phone (a US$399 value) w/ 8GB memory and Reset Generation installed!
* An 8 Bit Weapon t-shirt, to show your chiptune love!
* A signed limited edition of 8 Bit Weapon's latest EP, Electric High, in a real 5.25" floppy disk!
* Your choice of an OCR t-shirt along with a pair of OCR stickers, so you can fly the colors!
* Your choice of 1 more prize out of the OCR prize pool below!

* Cakewalk SONAR 7 Producer Edition (NFR)
* Sony ACID Pro 6 (NFR)
* Sony Sound Forge 9 (NFR)
* Novation V-Station Virtual Instrument
* SONiVOX Playa Hip-Hop Virtual Instrument
* A bundle of loops by M-Audio
* Project Gotham Racing (Microsoft, Xbox 360)
* Unreal Anthology (Midway, Windows)

2nd place!

* An 8 Bit Weapon t-shirt, to show your chiptune love!
* A signed limited edition of 8 Bit Weapon's latest EP, Electric High, in a real 5.25" floppy disk!
* Your choice of an OCR t-shirt along with a pair of OCR stickers, so you can fly the colors!
* A limited physical edition of OC ReMix's Final Fantasy VII album, Voices of the Lifestream!

3rd place!

* An 8 Bit Weapon t-shirt, to show your chiptune love!
* A signed limited edition of 8 Bit Weapon's latest EP, Electric High, in a real 5.25" floppy disk!
* Your choice of an OCR t-shirt along with a pair of OCR stickers, so you can fly the colors!

If you want to win a badass free Nokia N81 phone, the limited edition of 8 Bit Weapon's latest album signed, some fashionable gear and MOAR, you've gotta get crackin' on your ReMix! Let's get it on!

You have from now until the middle of July to complete as many entries as you want. But once we hit 11:59PM EST on Friday, July 10th, 2009, we're done accepting contest entries! All contest entries need to be emailed to admin@ocremix.org, subject "Nokia & 8 Bit Weapon!" Be sure to mention who was involved & what songs are being ReMixed!

Official Remix Contest Page:
http://www.ocremix.org/forums/showthread.php?t=23912


So what are you waiting for? There isn't much time left!