Replay (2014): A Metal Tribute to the History of Video Games

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  • Published on:  Thursday, May 29, 2014
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    Ending a 3 year project is nothing to go lightly on. I knew that if I were to do something big for the end of this year, it would have to literally be beyond me and my potential and this medley was just that. This medley was begun a week and a day before it was released. I made this during the same week as my last year of college finals and during hell weeks for numerous other projects rendering me very little possible time to work on it. Still the time restraint gave me One day for arranging, one day for drum programming, one day for doing all of the mixing and mastering and one day to edit this beast of a video. This was because recording all of the audio took 4 days of straight recording to finish. Things didn't go to plan, namely I wish I had had more time to practice with the green screen and make sure all the shots would work with it and I wish I had more time to mix and master.

    Why would I do that, you may ask. Why would I give myself a week to produce a 17 minute medley with 38 songs and also incorporate techniques like green screening I've never even practiced for video before? Because if there's anything I've tried to do in these past 4 years of being on YouTube and not just with video game covers, it's push myself to my absolute potential. What you're watching is literally the best I can do given a week to put a video together and I'm not sure I can ever top this in that amount of time. Hence why I will be stopping weekly cover thus far. I'll be touching up on that in the update video coming soon.

    That out of the way, I had a ridiculously fun time making this. The covers in the style I was doing them started to drain on me and I had to do something different. I've been planning something like this since the very beginning of my YouTube videos as I was greatly inspired by the Mario Paint video Evolution of Video Gaming, not to mention people like Fredde Gredde who put countless songs in one video and still made it enjoyable regardless of the length. I hope this video does everything I hoped it would for you and really take you on a journey through the amazing short life video gaming has had since 1972.

    These past 4 years have been a journey for me and this was the best way to repay you guys in my eyes. Because of your support, I have had opportunities to do things I couldn't have ever dreamed of and even when I was worried this video wouldn't get done, or spending countless minutes I didn't have nailing a riff, I knew that this video would be my greatest thank you possible to the worlds most amazing fan base.

    There are no words that can possibly express my gratitude so I'll leave it just as I left this video.

    Thank you for playing. I'll see you guys sooner than you think. :)

    Arranged and Performed: FamilyJules7x
    Composed by: Too many to name here. These composers are all brilliant musicians and you should look them all up and listen to their other work.

    Rhythm Guitars: Gibson Explorer
    Clean Guitars: PRS SE Custom 7 String
    Lead Guitars: Schecter Damien FR
    Bass Guitar: Ibanez Soundgear SR405QM
    Classical Guitar: Cordoba C7
    Ocarina: STL Zelda Tenor
    Drums: Toontrack Superior Drummer

    Interface: Line 6 Pod HD Pro
    Guitar Strap: Viper Strapz
    Guitar Pick: CSGuitar89 Custom 1.14mm
    Mixer: Yamaha MG102c
    Audio Software: Mixcraft 6.1
    Mastering Software: Izotope Ozone 5
    Video Software: Adobe Premiere Pro
    Video Camera: Canon Eos Rebel T3i

    Song List:

    0:07 Pong
    0:17 Gunfight
    0:21 Space Invaders
    0:30 Pac-man
    0:37 Frogger
    0:46 Dig Dug
    1:01 Phozon
    1:10 Tetris
    1:34 Super Mario Bros
    2:01 Legend of Zelda
    2:32 Punch-Out!!
    2:55 Super Mario Bros. 2 - Character Select
    3:11 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    3:36 Super Mario World - Athletic Theme
    4:04 Sonic - Scrap Brain Zone
    4:20 Street Fighter II - Vega's Theme
    4:45 Mortal Kombat
    5:17 Star Fox
    5:52 Donkey Kong Country - Gang-Plank Galleon
    6:04 Donkey Kong Country 2 - Snakey Chantey
    6:24 Pokémon - Gym
    6:48 Goldeneye
    7:26 Ocarina of Time - Intro
    8:08 Medal of Honor
    8:39 The Sims
    9:10 Animal Crossing
    9:42 Battlefield 1942
    10:14 Wind Waker
    10:39 World of Warcraft - Song of Elune
    11:05 Civilization IV - Baba Yetu
    11:41 Twilight Princess - Hyrule Field
    12:29 Super Mario Galaxy - Gusty Garden Galaxy
    12:54 Fallout 3
    13:23 Braid - Downstream
    13:43 Mass Effect 2 - Suicide Mission
    14:11 Skyrim - Sons of Skyrim
    14:41 Super Hexagon - Focus
    15:00 Last of Us
    15:21 Dark Souls II - Longing

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