Episode 42 – Sierra, an Audio History

Sierra Games is heralded as one of the premiere adventure game developers and publishers that existed. Deep care went into the development of the games they created, thanks to a husband and wife creative partnership between Ken and Roberta Williams. Together, they formed Sierra Games, a developer and publisher which created some of the most memorable adventure games ever made. But what about the soundtracks to these sprawling titles? Today on XVGM Radio, Justin and Mike are joined by fellow podcaster and long time personal friend, Brian Siecienski,who is part of the Pixel Stories Podcast. Together, these three share personal stories about their nostalgic experiences with Sierra Games and the soundtracks from the past, all while covering a good chunk of Sierra Games’ legacy.

Episode 41 – Winter Trax

The XVGM Radio boys get into the festive spirit by choosing tons of awesomely epic winter and/or holiday themed tracks to get you in the mood, no matter what you celebrate! Listen in as Mike and Justin chat about the mysterious “Furniss Flare”. Hear the guys determine if there’s too many Xenos….and of course, Nermel gender lore on Garfield. It’s all on this snowball-throwing, ice-level slidin’, mountain climbin’ episode of XVGM Radio!

Episode 40 – Free Picks Again 再び

It’s time for another roll of the dice because XVGM Radio is back for their second round of free picks! We’re choosing songs from all across the VGM spectrum and bringing you a surprising mix of music. From new to old, from licensed games to obscure MAC-Exclusive shooters, to back-to-back mech based games, the VGM we’ve chosen here is going to surprise everyone! Hear Justin talk about an Exclusive Exclusive game (Not a typo!), Hear a possibly familiar voice for PixelTunes Radio listeners, and see if you have THE POWER OF STEVEN! It’s XVGM Radio at its wackiest!

November Patreon Live Recording – 2019

Black Friday is upon us, and because of it, Mike and Justin picked tracks that are all about the main sporting event of the holiday: SHOPPING! Join the guys as they pick tracks from a variety of generations with shop themes that will either make you bob your head or relax. From Muzak to funk to 8-bit rock, this episode’s got a fresh vibe, all for the low, low price of only $1 minimum!

Episode 39 – REMIXXX!

An episode that’s been a year in the making, Justin and Mike finally sit down and pick some of their favorite remixes! From nostalgic classics dating back to the beginnings of OCREMIX, to some more contemporary stuff from labels like Gamechops and even Youtube, this episode is a musical variety the likes of which ONLY XVGM Radio can deliver! Plus, hear the guys stumble onto a hidden treasure trove of a once-thought lost remixer, discussions on Phil Collins...and BUTTS! All on this RE-RE-REMIXXXXX episode of XVGM Radio!

Episode 38 – Shakedown Hawaii w/ Norrin Radd/Matt Creamer

Grit your teeth as you plow through innocent bystanders, hold up stores for insurance protection, and burn forests down with your flamethrower...it’s your world in Shakedown Hawaii. The successor to Retro City Rampage had a lot to live up to, and thankfully it doesn’t suffer from sequelitis, as it’s one of the best indie games this year. Take on the role of an aging 1980’s CEO, or his spoiled rotten to the core son, and even a hired mercenary to do the dirty work. All three are at your disposal here as you steal cars, burn down parking lots, and crush anything in your way: including pesky consumer rights! Take on the role of CEO as you figure out the best way to ruin customer’s lives and make cash doing it. Despite the slimy premise, the game is tons of fun and backed by an incredible 80s synthwave soundtrack by Norrin Radd aka Matt Creamer. Matt takes us through the ups and downs he faced getting the official soundtrack released, and answers all the hard-hitting questions all while providing fantastic insight into his compositions.