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September Patreon Live Recording – 2022

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The XVGM Radio boys had to plan this live show VERY late, so the theme here is….FREE PICKS! Mike went with stuff he’s been playing and Justin grabbed an assortment of songs he’d been wanting to play for a while. What follows is an exciting conversation about mobile gaming, digital vs physical purchases, how season passes could be affected in the next 15 years, paid content versus DLC, along with some absolute BANGERS. We even threw in a last minute outro after conversing about the song during the episode! Hold onto your steering wheels, we’re going full speed ahead into September’s Patreon Live Show!

Episode 93 – X-Men Game Music w/ Carlos from Heroes Three

Episode 93 – X-Men Game Music w/ Carlos from Heroes Three

Marvel Comics’ X-Men series is a franchise that means a lot to millions all over the planet. In the 90s, it was the pinnacle of X-citing, engaging storytelling coupled with a major media boost thanks to the comics, collectible cards, Saturday morning cartoons and of course, video games. On today’s episode of XVGM Radio, Mike and Justin invite fellow X-Men fan Carlos from the Heroes Three Podcast to share some nostalgic memories on how the gaming experiences featuring the mighty Mutants changed their lives forever. Choosing from mostly the 90s era of X-related games and their music, the boys dish the dirt on 10 awesome songs from that era. Listen to tales of Mike piddling around with ZSNES’ emulator to make music remixes of Cyclops’ theme. Hear how the X-Men changed Carlos’ life when it came to becoming an artist. Revel in Justin’s tale on how his appreciation for Genesis music has flipped the switch. They share their favorite X-heroes, open up about their pre-pubescent love of Psylocke and try to figure out what’s up with people who are anti-Capcom guitar tones. The guys discuss the deeper meanings of the X-Men metaphor and how it relates to real life in this personal, fulfilling episode that features songs you love AND some you might discover for the first time!
Big thank you to Carlos from The Heroes Three Podcast! Follow him on Twitter and check out his podcast!
Heroes Three Podcast Site
Carlos’ Twitter
What’d you think of our X-Men episode? Favorite track? Who are YOUR Top 5 Favorite X-characters?  Shoot us an email at XVGMRadio@gmail.com or join in on the discussion at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/XVGMradio
Also, we have a Discord Channel! Join us and chat about the show, share a random or obscure VGM song you love, or just chit chat with Mike and Justin about tacos! Join for free here: https://discord.gg/zWxDYfn
Thanks to all of our wonderful Patrons: Alex Messenger, Cam Werme, Chris Murray, Chris Myers, Chris Hart, Scott McElhone, Jordan & Anson Davis, Rayjkayj, Llama Adam, Kung Fu Carlito, Nick Davis, Bedroth, Ryan McPherson, Marques Stewart, Scott Brackett, and Brad Austin. Become a Patron, get cool rewards, and more at http://www.Patreon.com/XVGMRadio
Our Twitter and Instagram are great ways to interact with us! Find us on there under our handle @XVGMRadio
If you’re an Apple Podcasts listener, please consider leaving a rating and a review to let us know how we’re doing! It also helps with getting the show to show up when others are searching for VGM!

TRACK LISTING:

Intro – X-Men (ARC – 1992) “Here Comes the Hero” Seichi Fukami, Yuji Takenouchi, Junya Nakano, Ayako Nishigaki
1 – Marvel Super Heroes (ARC – 1995) – “Wolverine Stage” Takayuki Iwai, Yuki Iwai, Tatsuro Suzuki
2 – X-Men (GEN – 1993) “Final Boss” Fletcher Beasley
3 – X-Men Mutant Apocalypse (SNES – 1994) “Theme of Cyclops” Setsuo Yamamoto
4 – The Uncanny X-Men (NES, 1989) – “Level 3 – Search and Destroy the Robofactory” Unknown Composer
5 – Patreon Pick: Rayjkayj – X-Men: Children of the Atom (ARC – 1994, SAT -1995, DOS – 1997, PS1 – 1998) “Moon Night – Psylocke’s Theme” – Shun Nishigaki
6 – X2: Wolverine’s Revenge (GBA – 2003) “Boss” Shin’en (Manfred Linzner)
7 – Spider-Man and the X-Men (SNES – 1992) – “Gambit” Geoff Follin, Tim Follin
8 – X-Men vs. Street Fighter (ARC – 1996) “Magneto Stage” Yuki Iwai, Yūko Takehara
9 – X-Men Mutant Wars (GBC – 2000) “Sewers” Kazuo Sawa

 

 

August Patreon Live Recording – 2022

August Patreon Live Recording – 2022

Super Mario Bros. Legend of Zelda. Streets of Rage. Mega Man. Everyone loves to celebrate the songs known to the general public in video game music’s fandom. But what about the songs that reach deep into the farthest netherrealms of VGM? Join a collaboration between three different video game music podcasts (Mike Levy/Justin Schneider from XVGM Radio, Ed Wilson from The VGMbassy and Rob Nichols/Pernell Vaughan from Rhythm & Pixels) as they take a trip into the far reaches of game soundtracks to unearth some of the most obscure stuff you’ve ever heard from your favorite composers. These are songs that only the hardest of hardcore video game music fans know about and now it’s your turn to learn and jam out to the legacy of game music legends.

Episode 92 – Nicole Marie T Composer Interview

Episode 92 – Nicole Marie T Composer Interview

Indie composers of video games are leading the way with their creativity, ingenuity and hunger to create the next wave of classics. One such composer is Nicole Marie T, who we had the pleasure of interviewing. From her love and appreciation of Sega to her evolution into a Sony fan, Nicole’s video game upbringing shines through her music as she churns out tons of tunes that we showcased in this interview. From hearing about her reaction to seeing her name in the credits of her first game to her excitement over orchestral tunes, you’ll get to hear a prime example of the next generation of VGM composers in this very episode. Justin and Mike are stoked for you to hear the sounds of Ghoulboy, Robozarro and beyond in this composer interview!

July Patreon Live Recording – 2022

July Patreon Live Recording – 2022

It’s a brave new world out there in the land of video games…and Virtual Reality is leading the innovation pack! Justin recently got a VR headset, so the two of them set off on a journey to discover some truly fantastic VR based VGM. In this episode, the two dive into many topics about VR games, including a casual history lesson about VR from the 90s like those big, bulky VR experiences at fairs, Virtual Boy, 3DS and the current PS VR and Oculus. Other topics include praise over Stranger Things Season 4, regrets about not listening to everyone’s VGM podcasts, confusion about the Sam & Max cartoon, discussions about up and coming podcasts and of course Moss on Ross. Don’t miss this one, it was a blast!

Episode 91 – Masters of VGM

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Episode 91 – Masters of VGM

If you had to pick four legendary composers that best represents you…as well as all of video game music, who would you pick? Well, that’s the question that our pal Bedroth from VGMVGM (Very Good Music Video Game Music) Podcast asked the community of VGM podcasters…and we broke the rules and picked a bonus one, because we’re rule breakers. Yeah, that’s right. Your boys from XVGM Radio are here to break down all the barriers. All jokes aside though, Mike and Justin pick their heaviest of hitters in their VGM opinions. From discussions on the impressive echo of Iku Mizutani’s NES bangers, to the sentimental tears Justin shed over Final Fantasy 9’s ending, XVGM Radio takes you through some of their favorite composers and the tracks they feel best represent them. Get ready to climb VGM mountain and see the masters of video game music!

June Patreon Live Recording – 2022

June Patreon Live Recording – 2022

Welcome to our June 2022 live show, where we picked three themes that YOU voted on! Today’s episode features video game music based on Arnold Schwarzenegger games! That’s right, ol’ Arnie’s showing up in lots of retro titles…and even a newer one that we feature! We talk about our thoughts on the movies as well as the games, with some conflicting opinions about the True Lies game, defending Terminator 2, sharing our favorite Arnold lines, getting nostalgic for Arnold sound boards from the early 2000s, and of course, an insane amount of bad Arnold impressions (and even some Sly Stallone ones!) Grab your rocket launchers and headphones and get ready for AHHHHNOLD!

Episode 90 – Nostalgic Themes

Episode 90 – Nostalgic Themes

Nostalgia can be a powerful thing. Growing up in the 80s and 90s, there was plenty of stuff Mike and Justin reflected on in this episode from their youth. Though as always when they pick a topic, sometimes they approach the idea differently for fun results. Episode 90 is a perfect representation of this method of madness. Listen to the guys wax nostalgia when talking about retro television, cartoons and how the theme songs converted to video games. They also go over the composers on the original theme songs and their thoughts on comparing them. Mike gets goofy with the best anime ever (courtesy of the internet meme about Corey in the House), Justin shares his take on Dragon Ball Z’s music, Mike talks about college drinking games involving Power Rangers, and the guys collectively discuss sick days with Bob Barker, all on this memory-filled episode of XVGM Radio!
Big thank you to Candice of Candi’s Game Shrine for reprising her Jill Valentine role in this episode’s commercial! Check out her youtube and twitter here:
Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/c/CandisClassicGameShrine
Twitter – https://twitter.com/Candi_CGS
Special thanks to Patreon members Jordan and Anson Davis for their Patreon pick this episode! What was your favorite track? Your least favorite? What theme songs are YOU nostalgic for?  Shoot us an email at XVGMRadio@gmail.com or join in on the discussion at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/XVGMradio
Also, we have a Discord Channel! Join us and chat about the show, share a random or obscure VGM song you love, or just chit chat with Mike and Justin about tacos! Join for free here: https://discord.gg/zWxDYfn
Thanks to all of our wonderful Patrons: Alex Messenger, Cam Werme, Chris Murray, Chris Myers, Chris Hart, Scott McElhone, Jordan & Anson Davis, Rayjkayj, Llama Adam, Kung Fu Carlito, Nick Davis, Ryan McPherson, Marques Stewart, and Brad Austin. Become a Patron, get cool rewards, and more at http://www.Patreon.com/XVGMRadio
Our Twitter and Instagram are great ways to interact with us! Find us on there under our handle @XVGMRadio
If you’re an Apple Podcasts listener, please consider leaving a rating and a review to let us know how we’re doing! It also helps with getting the show to show up when others are searching for VGM!

TRACK LISTING:

Intro – Tiny Toon Adventures – Buster Busts Loose (SNES – 1992) “Theme of Tiny Toon Adventures” Kazuhiko Uehara, Yukie Morimoto, Bruce Broughton (original)
1 – Batman The Animated Series (GB, 1993) “Title” Yoshiyuki Hagiwara, Yuko Kurahashi (Music Image) Danny Elfman (original)
2 – Aaahh! Real Monsters (GEN – 1995) “Title, Score” Greg Turner, Eric Swanson, Drew Neumann (original)
3 – Choujin Sentai Jetman (FC, 1991) “Title Screen” Hiroyuki Iwatsuki, Hironobu Kageyama (original)
4 – Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (GB – 1994) “Title Screen & Boss Theme” Ron Wasserman (orig comp) Keisuke Nishino
5 – Zillion (SMS, 1987) “Pure Stone (Title Theme)” Tokuhiko Uwabo, Jun Irie(original)
6 – Dragon Ball Z – Supersonic Warriors (GBA – 2004) “Cha-La Head-Cha-La (Short)” Studio PJ Co. Ltd Hironobu Kageyama (original)
7 – Patreon Pick – Jordan/Anson Davis – The Price is Right (APL2, 1990) “The Price is Right Theme” Wayne K. Hoy, Kevin Kruse (Programmers), Edd Kalehoff (original)
8 – Stone Protectors (SNES – 1994) “Main Theme” Steve Duckworth, Steve Zuckerman (original)
9 – Cory in the House (DS, 2008) “Main Theme” Chris Alan Lee and Scott Clausen (original composer) David Jaeden Conley (arranger)
10 – Disney’s Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers 2 (NES – 1993) “Title” Mark Mueller (Orig Comp), Jeff Pescetto (TV version), The JETS (extended version), Sachiko Oita, Akihiro Akamatsu, Minae Fujii

May Patreon Live Recording – 2022

May Patreon Live Recording – 2022

It’s time, once again, to listen to YOUR PICKS! That’s right! You call the shots in this special Patreon request episode! We had to fill the gap with a few of our own…extra special guests, but we’re excited to listen to some extremely awesome music from our Patrons! Thanks for bringing the thunder on this one! We’re joined by our pal Ed Wilson from The VGMbassy where we share some stories from the PTR days regarding the John Baker composer interview, get confused on how to pronounce Live A Live (despite our Patreon member Ryan McPherson telling us how) and get weird, wild and wacky on some uber awesome PCM sample based tunes, all on an exciting live show for XVGM Radio!

Episode 89 – The Best & Worst of Gems Driver Songs (w/ specia guest Dya)

Episode 89 – The Best & Worst of Gems Driver Songs (w/ specia guest Dya)

The Sega Genesis GEMS Driver is often considered one of the worst drivers created for video game music. However, we are optimists when it comes to most chips, so today, we’re taking a deep look into the GEMS driver. Who created it, why it was important to Western composers, the benefits of it and the downfalls. Justin and Mike aim to examine the good AND bad parts of it, to unearth some game music that you might not have known about. Aaron Hickman of the Genesis Gems podcast is also known as chiptune and VGM composer DYA. He joins us on this episode to help explain some of the nitty gritty details regarding GEMS and the Sega sound in general. From bad Sylvester Stallone impressions, to Mike absolutely losing it whenever Captain Salty is discussed….to a surprise phone call from someone claiming to be Tommy Tallarico, this episode of XVGM Radio has it all!

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