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Episode 59 – VGM in Motion

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Episode 59 – VGM in Motion

Do you feel the wind in your hair as you drive across that bridge everyday while headed to and from work? Is the sweat beating down your brow as you jog to the rhythm of your favorite VGM? Or are helmets, wheels and safety gear involved in your jams from game land? Well this episode of XVGM Radio is right up your alley, as we journey through 11 fantastic tracks involving motion in video games. Move through the neon future with four Ninja Turtles of the Teenage Mutant variety, Hop across tall buildings as Faith in Mirror’s Edge, and rocket through the various machs with your Wipeout arcade race car…and there’s plenty more where that came from! Mike and Justin return to close out the first 60 episodes with an exploration of motion in sound. Put the top down, close your eyes and put it in park as you turn the volume way up to the sound of…..i…is that a woodpecker?!

September Patreon Live Recording – 2020

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September Patreon Live Recording – 2020

Licensed music is…well…licensed. It’s tough to showcase it in a video game music podcast. However, we thought it would be perfect timing to cover Tony Hawk video game music! With Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1+2 Remake releasing recently, it’s not totally coincidental as to why this became the topic for this month’s episode. Bang your head and dance in your seat to the thrilling sounds of high profile artists like Goldfinger, Flogging Mollies and hear Mike’s tale on Crenshaw and Justin’s story about misheard lyrics, all on this extra special-only-possible-on-Patreon-live-episode of XVGM Radio! 

August Patreon Live Recording – 2020

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August Patreon Live Recording – 2020

It’s time to celebrate Patrons! August showcased a plethora of smashing tunes that are tracks we might not normally pick from, but they’re awesome nevertheless. We went into this one like a blind listen, and left riding Beetlejuice sandworms and playing air guitar. Lots of musical genre talks, what we were listening to in 1999, Discussion of Shepards, tower defense, Demon girl dating sims…and more! And all exclusive for Patrons! Huge thank you to those who won out during the random dice roll. And for those who didn’t get picked or some of the previous Patreon episode were left out, we’ll be sure to showcase your tunes next time around!

Check the episode out on our Patreon!

TRACK LISTING:

Intro – Chris Murray: The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV – The End of Saga (PS4, 2018) “Burning Throb” Hayato Sonoda, Takahiro Unisuga, Yukihiro Jindo, Mitsuo Singa

1 – Austin: Elemental Master (GEN, 1990) “Calling on the Dark Dragon King – Stage 5 Boss” Toshiharu Yamanishi, Naosuke Arai

2 – Jeremy Rutz: Tokyo Xtreme Racer (Shutokou Battle) (DC, 1999) “Haziness” T’s Music

3 – Nick Davis: Mass Effect (XB360, 2007) “Spectre Induction” Jack Wall (Lead), Sam Hulick

4 – Matt Hannola: Helltaker (PC, 2020) “Vitality” Mittsies

5 – Dan Laughton: Pawarumi (PC/Consoles, 2018/19) “The Dune Queen” Grégory Desmurs

6 – Muddled MADness: Duke of Defense (PC/Switch, 2019) “Shiver Shiver” Chris Anselmo

Episode 58 – Chrono Trigger 25 Years Later – An Epoch Journey

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Episode 58 – Chrono Trigger 25 Years Later – An Epoch Journey

It’s about time! Hailed as one of the greatest JRPG experiences of all time, and for good reason, Chrono Trigger’s the complete package for all gamers. Therefore, Justin and Mike bring in a special guest who not only is a huge fan of the game and it’s stellar soundtrack, but also named his podcast after a song title: Drew Mackie of Singing Mountain. Drew joins the XVGM Radio boys for a celebration of the ages, as they discuss the 25th anniversary of the game as of today (Yes, we’re breaking schedule to release on the official 25th birthday of Chrono Trigger!) What transpires is a nostalgic trip into the past full of name corrections, Mike sharing the track that made him cry, and of course our overlord Lavos screech discussions (Praise Lavos, of course.) Grab your Masamune, your bowls of Eyes Cream and prepare to howl with the Black Wind, as we celebrate 25 years of this milestone game!

Episode 57 – Zuntata

Episode 57 – Zuntata

What do Karaoke Machines, bizarre PCM voice samples and shamisens have in common? They’re all points of discussion on today’s episode where Mike and Justin do a deep dive on Zuntata, the in-house composers and live band for Taito! Formed in 1983, Zuntata was largely carried by composers like Hisayoshi Ogura, though there were over a dozen members over the years, all of which brought us some of the best video game music ever! We’re taking a deep dive into the back catalog of Zuntata’s music from all different genres of gaming. So get ready to test your burger, meditate…meditation and hang out with Daddy Mulk and his casino, because the XVGM Radio guys are ready to rock!

July Patreon Live Recording – 2020

July Patreon Live Recording – 2020

Sun’s out, Guns out, and buns out! The XVGM Radio boys get wet and wild on this month’s Patreon exclusive show, as they chat about even MORE Summer Trax than last year! Join in on the discussion regarding who would play the best live action Tifa Lockhart, The guys talk awkward fan service; Mike’s continued lack of Nostalgia for the Mana series, and Justin breaks down horrendous controls bit by bit! All while they sip on cold beverages and bask in the current weather! And Next Month: Patreon Picks for August! Send your submissions to XVGMRadio@gmail.com!

Episode 56 – VGM Homework

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Episode 56 – VGM Homework

School’s out and summer is all the rage…but that doesn’t stop Mike and Justin from challenging their minds when it comes to video game music! Back on Episode 54, Mike and Justin did an episode entirely on Continue themes in games, which was challenging to say the least. But now, they’re headed on a different part of their VGM studies by assigning each other some homework! Mike picks a game and Justin picks a track from that game, and vice versa. Each person also gives a brief explanation on why they picked the game they picked! The results are some engaging and exciting songs from games that the XVGM Radio guys would never typically pick for each other! Listen in as Mike shares his hatred of Axl from the Mega Man X series, Justin shares his love for Westerns, and Janine eats Triscuits from home since she has the night off! All on this educational yet entertaining episode of XVGM Radio!

Episode 55 – Mega Man Fan Game Music w/ MegaPhilX

Episode 55 – Mega Man Fan Game Music w/ MegaPhilX

Since the dawn of the internet, video game fans have gathered to celebrate their favorite franchises. One of the most dedicated fanbases is for Mega Man, specifically the classic series that started on the NES, and saw a resurgence on later generations like Mega Man 9 and 10 on the Wii, and more recently, Mega Man 11 on the Switch. But those classic 8-bit style games feature some of the best video game music ever; songs that we’ve all heard over and over again. So today, we wanted to spotlight some fan efforts, and boy did we find some fantastic tunes! We’re joined by Mega Man fan community member, co-composer, artist and creator of the Mega Man fan game juggernaut, Mega Man Unlimited, to showcase his game, and several others. Learn about his relationship with fellow composer and all star of the MM fan game universe, Kevin Phetsomphou and listen to Justin, Mike and Phil list their order of favorite classic MM games. Also hear some fascinating stories from Phil getting a paid trip to Hawaii on Capcom’s dime! All on this MEGA-powered up episode of XVGM Radio!

June Patreon Live Recording – 2020

June Patreon Live Recording – 2020

It’s Summertime, and our lawns are officially burnt. Time to grab a cool beverage and get into the air conditioning as Mike and Justin showcase some stellar fire/heat based games, levels and characters and the VGM that accompanies them. Conversations got heated quick, as the boys chat about Burt Reynolds and Tom Selleck’s moustaches, Steve from Full House, cheesecake art, and green and purple Mike and Ike candies?! This was a super silly episode, and it’s exclusive for Patreon members!

Episode 54 – Continue?

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Episode 54 – Continue?

Continue themes in video games: Essentially a step stool to repeat a failure. But are these tunes worth revisiting outside of the gaming experience? Mike and Justin think so, and so they challenged each other to come up with a large assortment of some unique continue tracks. From discussions about songs that either sound like adult films or Japanese Benny Hill skits, to discussions about memorable continue screen visuals, this episode offers some unique songs and discussions that makes diving deep worth the plunge. Get ready to hit start before the timer runs out, because this is the Continue Theme episode!

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