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31 Days - Day 6: Unknown Frequency


Hello everyone and welcome to another installment of 31 days. Today’s song is a track that is often overshadowed by its predecessor.

Ruins of Alph

As a child this always unnerved me just a bit, certainly not as much as lavender town but just enough to make me play the radio if I was going to stay in there for a while. Unfortunately there was another super creepy tune on the radio that only spawned in 2 areas and that was one of them.


The plus side is you can find unknowns you don't own while playing this creepy tune... no thanks I think I'm good. 


That aside the area was very interesting at the time as it was still quite mysterious. Crystal version expanded on the ruins a bit with secret rooms containing a bit of story about an ancient race that used to live there. With the release of HG/SS the purpose of the ruins and their history was defined in greater detail. Unfortunately much of this lore and a hidden area are locked behind an event that you can’t get to without hacking the game, which is a shame. If I had a complaint about Pokémon games it would be the needless locking of content that ultimately never gets used for no reason at all. This is by no means the only time this has happened. Pokémon has had a lot of unused events that are just left there and never used, which is often a shame. That said however I still love the idea of the ruins and I hope to see something like this come back in a future Pokémon game.

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About Agent9one of us since 12:45 PM on 04.13.2010

Who is Agent9? The not so secret agent of the destructoid community.

A Few things about me

- I'm almost finished with my degree in computer science and I plan on going into independent development and freelancing once I'm done.

- I can be very cynical, but I do try to be positive or curb my negativity. In spite of this I'm actually very jovial in person and I don't get mad often. I would dare say I'm quite happy, even when things seem bleak. I simply don't like industry Bullshit and I'm not one to stand for it, even if it's a game I like.

- I host a series annually called 31 Days where I post 1 horror related or themed video game song a day for the month of october. During this time I also provide keys for games (free of course) to any reader observant enough to find them.

- I've been a member of destructoid since 2010, and a lurker long before then. As such I've seen many people both come and go. Such is the natural order of things.

- I enjoy Art and draw in my spare time

- I also enjoy theatre and films. I especially like Horror movies (both good and bad ones).

- I go camping once or twice a year. I would go out more but my allergies tend to get in the way.

- I don't drink, which may be a surprise to some. I might make a joke or two about it but I stay away from alcohol for my own personal reasons, though you can feel free to drink a pint on my behalf any time you'd like.

My Top 20 Games (By the ever Illustrious Dango


This is a commission I had done for me by Inquisitive Ravenclaw. You should check out his site if you like the following piece

Link: https://theunknown1-arts.tumblr.com

I also got a musical piece made for me by the incredible Alphadeus. A little history behind this:

My musical piece came as part of the Songs for Gamers album DLC pack 02. Alphadeus has been making songs for the members of the destructoid community for years already. This past year he opened submissions and I applied. For my meagre efforts I received this lovely piece:

You can find him on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFs2UhJYPVITYWCiqMk-z3w

He also has other venues listed on his profile here, take a look if you are so inclined:

The community is full of people with all kinds of talent and I'm very pleased to be a part of it along with all of you (yes, you too fair reader).