Hello @Eurobeat, regarding your post on the last page. That's interesting, I actually wasn't aware of the the name Eurobeat, but I have heard that style before. This is definitely popular in Japan, and is similar to J-pop which is a tad slower.
Regarding video game music, there is actually a sub-genre called 8-bit; this is a more primitive type of electronic music in which at least part of it is made with vintage technology like modded video game consoles or synths that make an 8-bit type of sound, and some of it is still made (although I'm not a fan of this style). Here are some 8-bit mashups I found from the '8-bit universe' channel on Youtube:
All About That Shake (8 Bit Cover MASHUP Version) [Taylor Swift vs Meghan Trainor]
There are also several dozen online streams (commercial free online radio stations) for video game music, that you can find by searching "video game" on www.shoutcast.com. My favorite is:
http://www.slayradio.org/home.php (listen links on the left)
Yup there is "Eurobeat" " Para Para" "Jpop" "Kpop" "Eurowave," etc that fits into that style.
8-bit music is the music that had to be produced for older gaming systems due to hardware limitations. The music is very popular, still exists and is created today. 8-bit has a set of rules under it to actually be deemed "8-bit," however there is another sub-genre called "Chiptunes" which is labeled after "8-bit" sounds, but might not necessarily be 8-bit or fall under that "Rule" of 8-bit.
Thanks for the links, but I normally get my music direct from the artists or from "Overclocked Remix," which is most likely the biggest resource for VGM remixes.
Also Mr. Eurobeat, that's a totally relevant question on which headphones are good for electronic music.
Personally my favorites are Senn. HD 650 and Beyerdynamic DT 770. Although I haven't tried it much, I would definitely recommend AKG K712 for those electro tunes also - it seems to have the perfect tonality and treble presentation with a just right soundstage. As far as in-ears, I have found that it's more difficult to find earphones that sound good with electronic music... maybe 1 out of 6. But I would definitely recommend the above more than the Oppo's, like PM-1, 2 or 3 which have a somewhat overall muddy/dark sound and lacking detail (referring to the PM-3's at least which I've also tried)
Thanks for the headphone rec, I've gotten a few Audio Technica recs from MRS7, to 50x, to 900x. I've gotten the Senn rec a few times, and I think the AKG once or twice before.
Thanks for the comments.
I also wanted to mention I like more "chaotic" type VGM, which would be stuff like this with a lot of sounds
I also enjoy a lot of songs from the user "WillRock"
tons of good synth.
And because we were just talking about 8-bit...
and a billion other Mega Man and similar songs....
MegaMan is definitely tops when it comes to VGM.