“I have a lot of self-esteem, which is amazing, because I’m probably somebody who wouldn’t necessarily have a lot of self esteem as I am considered a minority and if you are a woman, if you are a person of color, if you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, if you are a person of size, if you are person of intelligence, if you are a person of integrity, then you are considered a minority in this world. And it’s going to be really hard to find messages of self-love and support anywhere. … If you don’t have self-esteem, you will hesitate before you do anything in your life. You will hesitate to go for the job you want to go for. You will hesitate to ask for a raise. You will hesitate to call yourself an American. You will hesitate to report a rape. You will hesitate to defend yourself when you are discriminated against because of your race, your sexuality, your size, your gender. You will hesitate to vote; you will hesitate to dream. For us to have self-esteem is truly an act of revolution, and our revolution is long overdue.”—Margaret Cho, “Notorious C.H.O.”
Some tunes we often overlook in video games are the intro themes of publishing/developing companies, and the boot-up themes to various systems. Here is a medley of system boot-ups and company themes that can be recognized by gamers everywhere, and have special importance to me.
Composer — Various
In order of appearance:
Sony PlayStation 1
Sony PlayStation 2
Sony PlayStation 3 (before firmware 3.00)
Sony PlayStation Portable (system and game boot-up)
Microsoft XBox 360 (newest version)
Konami (newest version)
Konami (heard when playing Metal Gear Solid 1)
Capcom (newest version)
Capcom (older version)
Oh my, this is amazeballs. My favourite is, and always will be, the Gamecube jingle.