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#1 Djinnocide

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 09:19 PM

Just a heads up that Alex has decided to run a second batch of his albums Color Caves, and Vega Vox 1 and 2 in NES Cart form. For those not in the know, these are pretty much some of the finest chiptunes known to man, so don't miss out!

 

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More info can be found here...

 

http://alexmauer.ban...artridge-albums

 


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 09:27 PM

just out of curiosity, did the cost of the carts go up for any reason other than because people will pay that much? honestly curious.

how much did they go for recently, before this reprint?
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Posted 18 May 2013 - 10:53 PM

Those were my exact thoughts when I saw this on facebook. On the other hand, all the music can be bought in mp3 format on the cheap, so why not.
I think the original carts were like $35.
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Posted 19 May 2013 - 02:05 AM

Good question. I missed out on these the first time around and for the life of me I can't recall what he was asking for them. Seems pretty reasonable, though. I guess it's relative to what kind of collector you are.
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Posted 19 May 2013 - 10:54 AM

It was about $35. I have one.
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Posted 19 May 2013 - 11:03 AM

Here's my official statement on 2nd edition Vegavox carts:  I made carts from 2007-2010... investing tons of hours of hard work.  I stopped making copies of these carts in 2010 because I had a full time job and many soundtrack gigs on the side.  The interest in the carts was not high enough to raise the price much more... so it was no longer worth the time investment to continue making them.

 

My friends and fans often ask me to make "just one more copy" of the carts for their collections.  I am very busy and I am more interested in brand new projects than trying to keep an old one alive.  However, I found out it's not uncommon to see copies of my old carts sell on Nintendo Age for $110.  I also recently gave permission for LA Game Space to make new copies of my carts for Kick Starter rewards at $125 each.  Anamanaguchi also is making carts for their Kick Starter as a reward for the $250+ tier.

 

So, now all of the sudden it makes sense to make a second edition of carts with a new, higher price... where it's actually worth the invested time AND it fills the need for the fans who requested for me to make "just one more".  $100 is undercutting all of the competing prices right now... even the second hand price of my old carts.

 

Thanks for being interested in my music!

 

For the curious minds who want to know details about time and money invested in the carts projects read this:

http://alexmauer.com...ega_details.txt

 

Referrences:

http://la-game-space...artridge-albums

http://www.kickstart...more-than-album


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Posted 19 May 2013 - 03:25 PM

Thanks for clearing that up and bringing a little more insight into this release!

 

Now post here more often. :)


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Posted 19 May 2013 - 03:35 PM

Release it for 3DO and we'll have a deal.


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Posted 19 May 2013 - 04:31 PM

jean clause: im actually working on a gameboy cart next... more portable... more compatibility... and i plan to price it "for maximum number of sales" too


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Posted 21 May 2013 - 12:01 PM

I still have the Vegavox cart somewhere.  Very enjoyable!


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