Whenever I create these amazing posts for MakeSandcastlesNotWar, I gotta have some fantastic music blasting. Blasting some music gives me that creative energy surging through me during my writing. Whether it’s the soulful jazz music from Weather Report or an adventurous folk-indie album that puts me into a mysterious new world, having that music blasting gave wonders to what has become the MakeSandcastlesNotWar blog. A new topic, or a new path rather, places readers into the exciting journey today (and in most cases, stories that foreshadow another major event in the future!).
Rather than dig deep into how to harvest that creative energy into writing ideas (those stories will be unlocked at a later time!), it’s time to dive into the music on YouTube. YouTube has tons of albums up and are absolutely FREE to play. Rock, jazz, metal, country, blues, and even ambiance music are easy to discover on this social media site. As someone who loves video game music every now and then, I enjoy the video game playlists that are around.
I’ve stumbled onto some crazy music playlists that introduced me to some original video games I didn’t get into as a kid. Nintendo was always my favorite video game brand and I always choose to play their games every year. Their games were so much fun, but it was also their nostalgic music that really tugged at my heartstrings. It’s always cool running into music playlists catered only to the Nintendo series. Discovering Nintendo music playlists was awesome, but then I found a video showcasing a live streaming service STRICTLY for Nintendo music!
A 24/7 live streaming service featuring Nintendo music ACTUALLY exists on YouTube! YouTube user Dystifyzer started streaming on August 23rd and has been streaming tracks from the Nintendo series. Various users can listen in and chat with others about their favorite songs. Dystifyzer’s unique channel has favored well with the audience and has been subscribed by over 16,000 users.
The unique aspect of Dystifyzer’s live stream is the interactivity happening between the users. Users can simply chat with others, request for songs to be played, ask for rupees (which can be cashed in for things like donating for new album drops!), and even hold mini marathons themselves. There are over 10,000 tracks from hundreds of games to choose from. You can complete these commands by entering key codes into the chat using the exclamation point. Typing !rupees will provide the users rupees based on the number of hours they have watch. If you want to request a song, simply type !songrequest and choose the song from which game it came from. The more hours you watched, the more rupees you will have to use.
Users can also rank up by watching the stream service more often. As you rank higher up, more features will be unlocked to use. Some awesome features include holding a mini marathon based on your picks or purchasing new album for the stream. Ranking up is one of those interesting interactive features that provide users more than just free music (did I happen to mention that it’s also COMMERCIAL-FREE as well?).
With that, Dystifyzer’s live Nintendo stream is definitely worth checking out. Dystifyzer combined users’ love of nostalgic Nintendo games with a chatroom full of interactive features. It’s a great stream to kick back with some awesome music from Nintendo and talk amongst others about your favorite games.
This is the kind of unique idea that pushes the boundaries of what YouTube can offer for its users. Providing users the ability to share music albums around with other listeners is one thing, but creating a live stream service based on a unique theme is a whole other ballgame. Its users like Dystifyzer that help build upon YouTube’s social community.
Thanks to Dystifyzer, we now have a unique interactive live streaming service featuring some of the most timeless music from Nintendo series. Hopefully other users will branch out from his unique idea and provide other video game streaming services (like for Sony or other video game brands!).
If you’re looking for an easy playlist, check out Dystifyzer’s 24/7 Nintendo Music Live Stream on Youtube!