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In what way are MS video-game related?
« on: September 14, 2004, 10:00:09 am »
In what way are MS video-game related? Or game related?

Is it something with the SID-chip? that they created music with it or... ?

can someone make this clear for me. i want to know.

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Re:In what way are MS video-game related?
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2004, 10:09:58 am »
Try to interpret the lyrics on the album. I found tons of references to the world of gaming.

Some free song names should tell you something too, Arcade?

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Re:In what way are MS video-game related?
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2004, 12:34:23 pm »
Here are some ways Machinae Supremacy might be considered game related:

1. Several of the songs' lyrics are related to games.
Arcade:     "I'll blast you all to nothing anyway."
Hero:       "They try to beat me, But they will not ever defeat me"
Nemesis:    "A tour de force, a rabid face Behind the weapon kept in place"
Player One: "Welcome to a world Where you always get the girl.
             You may loose a fight or two, But you'll win if you get through."
Missing Link: Recently discussed on the message board, the entire song is a reference to a Zelda game.

2. Some of their instrumental tracks are covers of video game music:
Great Gianna Sisters
Sidology episode 1 - Sid Evolution
Sidology episode 3 - Apex Ultima
Chuck Rock

3. They use the SID chip in their music. This chip was the sound chip for the Commodore 64. Its musical capablilities were throughly investigated, tweaked, and utilized by video game music composers of that era.

4. They have made the soundtrack for the Jets 'n' Guns video game.


In general, games and game music are a big influence in Machinae's style. But they don't restrict themselves to game themes or game covers. I think their attitude is best described on the official About page:

"Machinae Supremacy is a [...] band with a love for games and
game music and that's reflected in their music. [...] The lyrics and the mood of the songs carry a vibe of self-confidence and enlightenment as well as an encouragement for people to take control of their own lives. After all, everybody wants to be a winner, right?"

See also:

Re: I guess I'm not a gamer. I like Machinae Supremacy anyway.
"Machinae [...] is not about gaming... It's just something we share with our listeners and the general youth community of today and it does sometimes enter into our lyrics ... What is it they say? "Write about what you know?" ... We _DO_ love the particular SID sound and that was something we had and used a long time before we ever did anything game related..."

Unofficial Machinae Supremacy Advocacy FAQ
More thoughts about their style/genre and info about the SID chip.


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Re:In what way are MS video-game related?
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2004, 06:46:05 pm »
Bavi_H... Have some +karma for writing such an in-depth reply!

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Re:In what way are MS video-game related?
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2004, 07:50:00 pm »
Damn, I was reading that at work today and wanted to be the first one to applaud...

Anyway, a great and FAQesque piece of machinae related information. Applauds!

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Re:In what way are MS video-game related?
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2004, 12:54:14 am »
I don't believe in applauds, but mad props to you, Bavi.
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Re:In what way are MS video-game related?
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2004, 02:33:49 am »
look at how many he got ive been posting all summer and i got +4 hes at plus 20! after 100 posts or so! thats crazy!!!!! (mental note: make long explanations of htings in future)
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Re:In what way are MS video-game related?
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2004, 03:16:35 am »
bavi has been knockin around here for a long time tho

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Re:In what way are MS video-game related?
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2004, 06:31:46 pm »
karma.  whats the point?
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Re:In what way are MS video-game related?
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2004, 08:49:21 pm »
bavi is liek an intellectual ninja. He lurks in the shadows, waits for the right moment, does some cool acrobatics. And in the right moment, BANG, he throws a flash grenade and slits our throats with endless wisdom.
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Re:In what way are MS video-game related?
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2004, 10:23:14 pm »
bavi is liek an intellectual ninja. He lurks in the shadows, waits for the right moment, does some cool acrobatics. And in the right moment, BANG, he throws a flash grenade and slits our throats with endless wisdom.
oooooo throat sliting with endless wisdom!
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Re:In what way are MS video-game related?
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2004, 11:00:38 pm »
hey i didn't an applaud till i was on about 500 posts so quit complaining :P

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Re:In what way are MS video-game related?
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2004, 11:03:07 pm »
karma.  whats the point?

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Re:In what way are MS video-game related?
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2004, 11:07:59 pm »
i thought that was luck? karma is a mark of how good or bad someone is, and you get good ratings if it's high and bad if it's low....


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Re:In what way are MS video-game related?
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2004, 01:10:55 am »
well smeagol ur double the good than ur bad ;D
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