Thursday, 18 October 2012

Musician distributes his latest album in NES carts

Originally posted on Nintendo Gamer - 30 May 2012 | Written by

Fort Atlantic album

Turning an NES cartridge into a USB drive certainly isn’t a new idea but musician Fort Atlantic has decided to take the idea one step further and release a limited edition version of his first album this way.

“Dozens” of copies of the self-titled Fort Atlantic album are available as customised NES cartridges. These cartridges essentially have been bought from second-hand shops, had their labels replaced, have been cleaned up a bit, have been opened up and have had flash drives inserted into them.

These drives contain digital versions of the album in lossless and MP3 formats, various images and a little documentary video about why Fort Atlantic (real name Jon Black) decided to do this. But you don’t need to worry about that last bit, because we’ve provided the video for you below.

Some will turn their noses up at the idea of this chap defacing pieces of Nintendo history like this but, let’s face it, there are millions of abandoned NES cartridges in charity shops all over the world so it’s not like they’d be going in a museum or getting played otherwise.

Our only real concern is how much Mr Black actually cares about gaming. From the clip below we get the impression that he hasn’t played a Nintendo game since he was a sprog, meaning our suspicions (unfair though they may be) are that this might just be some sort of hispter promo looking for easy publicity. Which we’ve just given him. CUUUUUURSEEEEEEEES.