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July Patreon Live Recording – 2021

July Patreon Live Recording – 2021

Ice Cream is a lovely treat any time of the year, but especially during the summer. Since it’s the end of July, we’re celebrating by…playing tracks having to do with Ice Cream….while eating ice cream. From Mike’s embarrassing story about Queen Leene’s Ice Cream in Chrono Trigger, to Justin wanting to be buried in an Ice Cream Hole, this episode is packed full of nostalgia, dad jokes and frozen love. 

Episode 79 – The Music of Blaster Master

Episode 79 – The Music of Blaster Master

The original Blaster Master on the Nintendo Entertainment System was host to plenty of nostalgic memories for those of us who grew up during that era. But there’s a surprising amount of games that have been released for the game-turned-franchise and on this episode, Justin and Mike dive deep into the legacy of the series and how Naoki Kodaka helped shape the roots of what would become an explosive success in the hands of developer Inticreates. Taking you on a trip from the surprising origins of the first official game of the series (which has its history with an entirely different company!) all the way up to chatting about the upcoming Blaster Master Zero 3: the finale of a riveting revisit to the Blaster Master games. Join Mike as he tries to stump Justin with a soundalike from another Sunsoft game. Plus, how the Worlds of Power book fits into all this…wait, what?! Hop in your Sophia tank and let’s get rolling into Episode 79, on XVGM Radio!

Episode 78 – Super Smash Bros. Music w/ The VGMbassy

Episode 78 – Super Smash Bros. Music w/ The VGMbassy

It’s a teamup of EPIC PROPORTIONS! Mike and Ed of XVGM Radio join forces with VGM Podcast minister and community mastermind, Ed Wilson (current host of The VGMbassy and previously co-host with Mike on PixelTunes Radio) to listen to some truly smash-tastic tunes. The guys pick their favorites from the Super Smash Bros. franchise, songs that recapture their memories of some of their favorite games and rebundles the tunes into incredible arrangements! The jokes soar high on this episode when the innuendo dial gets turned up to 11! Plus, a special 4 minute and change commercial featuring some of VGM Podcasting’s best voices! Don’t miss this episode!

June Patreon Live Recording – 2021

June Patreon Live Recording – 2021

Thanks to our Patreon members, the votes were in and you wanted to hear Capcom Handheld Game Music: We’re happy to give it to you! Justin and Mike picked some nostalgic but also intriguing tracks that go the distance. From the funky vibe of Mega Man Xtreme 2’s Launch octopus to the Tim Follin-ish Mega Man ZX track “Rockin’ On”, the guys brought some tracks which truly showcased the power of handheld VGM when it comes to Capcom’s franchises!

Episode 77 – Only in PAL

Episode 77 – Only in PAL

Plenty of video games have only had certain releases in exclusive territories but PAL territories are home to some pretty oddball selections of games; some of which we’ve chosen here to highlight their amazing music. Who let a bunch of Yanks in to chat about PAL exclusives, anyways?! No idea, but you’ll soon forget about all that when you tune in to this episode of XVGM Radio. From chats about what Smurfing as a verb REALLY means, chats about censored European games box art and..being too cute to ball. It’ll all make sense after you give a listen to these PAL exclusives!

Episode 76 – The Wonderswan & Wonderswan Color

Episode 76 – The Wonderswan & Wonderswan Color

We’re no strangers to covering obscure stuff on XVGM Radio…but this might be the most obscure thing we’ve chat about: Bandai’s Wonderswan family of handhelds. Going after the Game Boy was a lofty goal, one which made the Wonderswan succumb. But today, we dig up the grave of Bandai’s Wonderswan, the Wonderswan Color and the SwanCrystal, to delve into some video game music that we just can’t put our finger on. Does it sound like Game Boy? Master System? Something else? We talk about the rise and fall of the little Japan-only handheld along with Mike’s confusion over this system and the Neo Geo Pocket, Comparisons to adult film concepts (just how many times Chou Aniki can get stuck in a washing machine, super big bro?!) The legacy of Gunpei Yokoi and his tragic end, plus we get super nerdy about the life and death of the Bandai Wonderswan: All on Episode 76!

May Patreon Live Recording – 2021

May Patreon Live Recording – 2021

They say April showers cause may flowers to bloom….well our patreon members bloomed into the beautiful game music butterflies we all knew they were! Our live shows are a chance for us to celebrate even more VGM that we pick, but a few times a year, YOU are the ones providing us with amazing video game music that blows us away, and this month’s live episode was really stellar stuff! Patreon members got to pick their favorite tracks on this exclusive episode and the end result is filled with memorable tunes, hilarious riffs and jokes and our regular live show tomfoolery. You guys made this one really special and to those who couldn’t tune in, the episode is here in all it’s glory for you! To those who chose a track that didn’t get played, never fear: it’ll be added to the next episode.

Episode 75 – Adventure Island vs. Wonder Boy (feat. Rhythm & Pixels)

Episode 75 – Adventure Island vs. Wonder Boy (feat. Rhythm & Pixels)

In an epic battle for Justin’s soul, Mike and Justin teamed up with Rhythm & Pixels to discuss the wild, wacky world of Adventure Island and Wonder Boy games and their funky fresh music! From heavy metal chiptune boss bangers to Dorabian Night arabic themes (yes, you read that right), the guys showcased some absolutely killer tunes this time around! From hilarious chats about Rob being an 80 year old unknown Japanese VGM composer (I gotchu-chan!) to creating a fake VGM band called Master Wiggins, Rhythm & Pixels plus XVGM Radio ALWAYS is a chaotic sea of fun and information and in this case, you get to learn about the backstory of how Adventure Island ripped off Wonder Boy. How did the series come full circle in the end? Why is Pernell so obsessed with Turbo Grafx? Does Justin’s Soul ever get claimed? Is Rob running composer conspiracies?! Find out on this action-packed episode of XVGM Radio…and make sure to grab enough fruit along the way!

Episode 74 – Spy Games

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Episode 74 – Spy Games

What do didgeridoos, surf rock and discussions on bellbottoms have in common? Well, they’re all featured bits of conversation taking place in Episode 74 of XVGM Radio, where the XVGM guys are chatting about spy and espionage games and their video game music! Listen to Mike and Justin get super nostalgic for the Get Smart TV series, the debate about two different types of listeners in regards to the Jazzpunk track that Justin picked and of course, a deep dive into the allure of spy and espionage games and their music!

April Patreon Live Recording – 2021

April Patreon Live Recording – 2021

Everybody loves to talk about the Sunsoft 8-bit music era, aka DAT SUNSOFT BASS. But there’s a whole world to explore outside of the NES and Game Boy tunes, and Mike and Justin are giving you a teaser sample in this live episode where we talk about Mike’s love (and abuse) of PCM-sample heavy tracks, Justin and Mike buy Blaster Master stuff on ebay while talking about Blaster Master and…Ryu from Street Fighter?! All on this Patreon exclusive live episode for April 2021!

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