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Behold! The TtWaV videos, album, and contest ALL FOR YOU

4:00 PM on 01.04.2012

[Talking to Women about Videogames is a series where Jonathan Holmes talks to different people who are women about the biggest videogame news of the week for some reason.]

So here we go! Talking to Women about Videogames, that weird show I was doing every week for a while there, has given birth to not one but two music videos and double length albums of amazing music (available here). Contributing artists include Danny B (Super Meat Boy, HAWP), Dale North (The One-Ups, Dtoid EiC), Souleye (VVVVVV), Jesse Hopkins (Mount and Blade, Gratuitious Space Battles), Matt Harwood (Bit.Trip, Alien Hominid), and many many more. I know you're probably tempted to just jump to the artists you know, but I highly recommend that you also focus on the stuff from the album's up-and-comers. This track by Mike Pugliese is a perfect example. It chokes me up every time. So beautiful! 

A portion of the album's sales will go to charity, as quite a few of the artists who contributed music to the project have asked that their share of the profits go to a good cause. If you want to contribute to the album too, it's not too late! You wont get paid, but if you want to record something for it just for fun, let me know. The album never needs to stop growing. If you need help, see the attached sheet music via @FallenDux.

As for the videos, they are a labor of love and have already proven powerful enough to enrage some and enrapture others. The one seen above features the unplugged mix of the TtWaV theme, the one below features the XXX mix. Like the songs they represent, the videos share a lot of the same content but are still pretty different. If it weren't for the creative magic of Sir Tobbii, McNyers, Linzb0t, Captain Carrion, and McFlyGold, none of it could have happened. You guys nailed it. I love you.

Now, onto the potentially profitable stuff for you! It's contest time! Details below!

So yeah, if you can name everything I have in the case, and every videogame that's represented in one way or another in the two  TtWaV videos, then you'll win a bunch of stuff. To be frank, I don't think that will be possible for anyone to do. There is just too much stuff in the case that's partially obscured from view. You'd need to get into some serious "back and to the left" action to see it all. 

That said, it doesn't hurt to guess, and you can guess as many times as you want. U.S. adresses only though. Sorry! You have until Feb. 14th 2012!

Just PM me with your list of stuff that you've found, and whoever has the most right answers will win:

  • That giant Oshawott plushie seen in the video and the Skyward Sword review from the Dtoid show
  • Five Flynn's Arcade tokens
  • Something from "the briefcase"
  • A picture of E.T. and a giant phallis
  • A $20 3DS eShop points card
  • A VHS copy of Ed and his Dead Mother (starring Steve Buscemi's eyes)
  • This Roll model from Kotobukiya
  • Some Cooking Mama bling
  • An unopened copy of Urban Reign for the PS2 (featuring Tekken's Paul Phoenix and Marshall Law)
  • A Pokemon Black/White themed DS carrying case
  • A Wii Sports Resort frisbee
  • A shirt that I wore on the Dtoid show

Two runner-ups will get:

  • One of the Tetris wall stickers from this video
  • A drawing of anything you want

... and whatever other stuff I can find lying around the house that I think you might like (for both the winners and runner-ups). I'm also going to try to put together a special CD/DVD of the TtWaV series and album, but no promises on that. I'll do my best, though.

So that's that, the end of one era of TtWaV. Thanks again to everyone for watching and being involved with this thing. I love you all for real!

Behold! The TtWaV videos, album, and contest ALL FOR YOU photo
Behold! The TtWaV videos, album, and contest ALL FOR YOU photo

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8. General Conditions: In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Contest is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, or other technical problem, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Contest in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; or (b) award the prizes at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. The Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. In case of a dispute as to the owner of an entry, entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the screen name from which the entry is made. The authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

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