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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!

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!

May Patreon Live Recording – 2020

May Patreon Live Recording – 2020

Tonight’s episode was a ton of fun and we were so fortunate to have on one of Mike’s longtime chiptuner and game composer friends, Michael “NEStrogen” Raisner! Michael was a ton of fun to talk to and we learned all about his soundtrack and composition style for Super Hyperactive Ninja, a game he did the music for. We ask him about his history with chiptune, Little Sound DJ, Famitracker, and what instruments he can play. Plus, sidebars about Kelly Kapowski, jokes about NESticles, corpse paint and Black Metal influences (Blast Beats in the soundtrack?!) and more! Plus, we even get a live performance out of him via guitar!

Thanks again to Michael Raisner (NEStrogen) for being on the show! You can buy Super Hyperactive Ninja on Nintendo Switch, Microsoft XBOX One, Sony Playstation 4 and STEAM right NOW!

NEStrogen’s Bandcamp is a great way to check him out, support his hard work and download or stream his music. Find it here:  https://nestrogen.bandcamp.com/

Special thanks to Jordan Davis, Alex Messenger and Scott Mcelhone for joining us in the chat for the live show! Make sure to stay in touch on Patreon and Discord for our live show announcements!

Check the episode out on our Patreon!

TRACK LISTING:

Intro – Maniac mansion (NES, 1988) “Jeff’s Theme” – David Warhol
1 – Super Hyperactive Ninja (PS4, Switch, XBONE, Steam, 2018) “Main Boss Theme”
2 – Super Hyperactive Ninja (PS4, Switch, XBONE, Steam, 2018) “Tower 2 (Hyperactive)”
3 – Super Hyperactive Ninja (PS4, Switch, XBONE, Steam, 2018) “Tower 4 (Main)”
4 – Super Hyperactive Ninja (PS4, Switch, XBONE, Steam, 2018) “Tower 5 (Hyperactive)”
5 – Super Hyperactive Ninja (PS4, Switch, XBONE, Steam, 2018) “Tower 4 (Hyperactive)”
6 – Super Hyperactive Ninja (PS4, Switch, XBONE, Steam, 2018) “Final Boss Theme”

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April Patreon Live Recording – 2020

We miss baseball. So much. Really, we just miss normalcy. But baseball was part of that. The season would’ve been in it’s first month of playing, so what better way to enjoy the sport than to jam out to some absolutely KILLER Baseball VGM?! With Justin not being able to make the recording of this episode, Mike brought in long time collaborator on PixelTunes Radio and current host of VGMbassy, Ed Wilson to pinch-co-host for Justin! Hear Mike and Ed talk about balls (not necessarily getting wrecked though…) as well as tiny cats record scratching, lots of N64 talk (both good and bad) and….eggs?! Swing batta, batta, SWING into this episode for a home run!

March Patreon Live Recording – 2020

Since everyone is up in arms (and for good reason) about the Coronavirus, we thought we’d do an episode on: FOR YOUR HEALTH! Join Mike and Justin as they reveal ghastly personal medical stories (both funny and gross,) share never-before-heard outtakes from Episodes 43 and 45, and chat about the pandemic that’s sweeping the globe, all during this Patreon-exclusive live show! 

February Patreon Live Recording – 2020

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Mike and Justin decided it was time to celebrate their favorite ladies of the video game world…and what better way to do that then to showcase some of their music! The boys wax nostalgia for their favorite women in games and the music that represented them. Listen as Mike shares an intimate story about his awkward high school years, Justin educates everyone on Dizzy’s questionable adulthood, plus plenty of side tracked stories about fighting games, Marvel VS Capcom Ultimate’s horrific face models on the early build of the game, the Double Dragon Cartoon theme song, Mike’s dad running into a composer featured in this episode…and….of course…ONE DONG. Join us for a late celebration of Valentines day as we pay respects to some of our favorite women in video game fandom and play some amazing tracks!

November Patreon Live Recording – 2019

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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!

October Patreon Live Recording – 2019

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It’s that Spooky time of year again! Mike and Justin gather at the Halloween church of VGM to showcase some somber, creepy, and downright eerie tunes while talking about things that are special to them about this time of year. From chatting about Halloween non-VGM traditions to talk of Halloween treats, what a “hot dog storm” would actually look like, and all things SpoOoOoOoOoOoky, it’s a pre-game for SpookyFest 2019 like you’ll NEVER forget! The guys also mention a VERY special contest exclusive to Patreon members that YOU can win in a future main episode! All Treat, No Tricks! 

Episode 35 – Super Nintendo Jams vs. Sega Genesis Grooves (Retro World Expo Live Panel)

Mike and Justin Hosted their first ever panel together, and they did it at Retro World Expo in Hartford, CT on September 28th, 2019! The guys wanted to do something to attract a big audience, and what better way to do that then to have the ultimate retro battle when it comes to VGM: Super NES versus Sega Genesis! After cultivating a wide range of tunage, the guys got the audience to participate in a cheering contest to determine which song was liked better. The categories of Best comparison, Capabilities, and a favorite from each of the guys for every console.

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