What oozes neon, smells of decaying bugs and gives you a neck injury? Why, it’s Valfaris, of course! Released in 2019, Valfaris brought a 1980’s Heavy Metal Magazine aesthetic to the run-n-gun genre, and along with it came an equally brutal, tranquil, and exciting soundtrack by Ex-Celtic Frost member, Curt Victor Bryant. It’s not everyday you get certified rock stars on the podcast, so Mike and Justin talked up a storm with the composer! From his beginning days in Switzerland at the jukebox, to his time in Celtic Frost, Curt lays it all on the line in this tell all episode that is currently our longest to date! We talk Energy Babes, heavy metal references, his injection of world and new age music into this thrash/groove/extreme metal soundtrack that will get the blood pumping!
Japanese computer systems and consoles rarely coincide, but when it comes to Fujitsu, the two go hand in hand. Meet the FM Towns Computer System and the FM Towns Marty Console. Two systems with similar audio components that take the best of the 16 bit era (FM Synth, Redbook Audio, and PCM Sample-based music) and combines them all into one. Today’s episode, the XVGM Radio hosts are digging deep into the world of Fujitsu’s Towns systems to uncover some absolutely stellar music. Hear Mike showcase his love of Freestyle. Listen to Justin intentionally mispronounce a game title for the first time and rock out to the sounds...of the FM Towns.
Mike and Justin close out the year with a selection of even more winter/holiday music! Feast your ears on these tracks which all close out the festive holiday time of year, and introduce everyone to a new year, and a new decade! Congrats to all the winners of the Patreon exclusive Shakedown Hawaii contest!
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.
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!
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!
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!