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Where the bits keep comin!

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English


Episodes

Episode 23 – Boss Battles

4/17/2019
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Bosses: Those pesky creatures, monsters or people who stand in your way of reaching the next level or the end of the game. Some are considered pushovers and others are part of some of the most memorable moments in gaming. Today, Mike and Justin take a listen to some of those nail-biting, hair-pulling, controller throwing songs that you may end up hearing over and over again. From silly comparisons of songs to cartoon themes, to a pleasant mix of nostalgia and obscure bosses, this is Boss...

Duration:01:53:49

Episode 22 – Dolphin Blue

4/3/2019
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The Atomiswave, an arcade system based on the NAOMI hardware found in the Sega Dreamcast, had a string of stellar hits on it that were both exclusive, and non-exclusive. Today, we take a look at one of the titles that has never been ported outside of the Atomiswave and emulation: Dolphin Blue. Developed in 2003, this love letter to Metal Slug combines 16 bit 2D Run ‘n Gun action with breathtaking 3D visual backdrops. Take a dip in the sea with Royal Army heroes Erio and Anne to take on the...

Duration:01:22:09

Episode 21 – Classic vs. Covers w/ Lame Genie

3/20/2019
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Video game music cover bands have been going for decades now. It’s tough to stand out in a crowded genre, but we think Lame Genie pulls off something special. On this episode, we are joined by Lame Genie members Mike Costigan, Kyle Sawaia and Jeff McGowan for a not-so-serious discussion on their band, Taco Bell sponsorships, melting their brains with anagram knowledge, all while comparing 5 of their covers to the songs they’re based on! Get ready for some tracks that you don’t hear covered...

Duration:01:35:11

Episode 20 – Free Picks: Beginnings 始まり

3/6/2019
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Sometimes, tracks we pick for the show don’t quite fit a theme or we find something special we want to hold onto for a while, only to unleash it to the world along with a barrage of other ear-melting tracks. Such is the case with free picks. Every 20 episodes, we’ll be gathering up the stragglers that didn’t quite make it onto our themed shows, from games both popular and obscure. From Mike and Justin admitting embarrassing stories about certain tracks and knowing what RPGs are, to...

Duration:01:42:12

Episode 19 – No-Nostalgia Classics

2/20/2019
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Most video game music podcasts focus on bringing the nostalgia on hot and heavy. Normally, we partake in this ideology. After all, video games and specific VGM tracks are home to some of our warmest memories from childhood and on. Today, we’ll be diving into the unknown as we explore games we’re told are classics, and yet...we have little to no experience with the games or their soundtracks! Mike and Justin listen to tracks they may not necessarily agree on, compare one of the picks to the...

Duration:01:44:07

Episode 18 – Beat ’em ups!

2/6/2019
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Back in the 80s and 90s, the Beat ‘Em Up began to evolve into one of the most celebrated (and imitated) genres of all time. However, what was always constantly … Continue reading Episode 18 – Beat ’em ups!

Duration:01:53:54

Episode 18 – Beat 'em ups!

2/6/2019
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Back in the 80s and 90s, the Beat ‘Em Up began to evolve into one of the most celebrated (and imitated) genres of all time. However, what was always constantly refreshing were the tunes that arcade and console Beat ‘Em Ups were pumping out, while the quarters were being pumped in. Today on XVGM Radio, Justin and Mike explore the vast musical genres of Beat ‘Em Ups; Get ready to defeat the baddest of foes while these dudes take you through the illest of brawler tracks. From Mega Drive...

Duration:01:53:54

Episode 17 – GameBoy w/ Niko (WiiGuy309!)

1/23/2019
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Arguably the most popular handheld gaming system in history, the Game Boy was a smorgasbord of great games, all on the go. Thankfully, portability didn’t rule out having a stellar sound chip and this episode is just the tip of the iceberg. We enlist the help of Niko, better known as WiiGuy309 or simply Wii Guy, to help us sort through the entire Game Boy library to bring you some memorable tracks! Between Mike getting the details on the Jungle Book movie completely wrong, to an unofficial...

Duration:01:43:23

Episode 16 – The Audio History of Data East

1/9/2019
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Two video game music podcast hosts are here to talk about the soundtracks from Data East’s yesterday….Are you a BAD ENOUGH DUDE to listen all the way through?! Mike and Justin are revisting the glory of Data East’s arcade and home offerings, both from the developer themselves, or their affiliated hired developer. You’ll hear plenty of time travelling arcade bangers that’ll make you want to sink your lips onto the straw of an Ecto Cooler, but save room for chats about nuclear fallout, lyrical...

Duration:01:57:26

Episode 15 – Timespinner with Jeff Ball

12/26/2018
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Plenty of games nowadays have tried to emulate and pay tribute to Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. But few are able to pull it off utilizing the minute details, especially when it comes to the music of the Playstation era. Enter, Timespinner, 2018's indie darling. A game that tells the story of a blue-haired Time Messenger named Lunais, in a side scrolling, action-platforming adventure that will even send yourself time travelling: with a huge contribution to this feeling from composer...

Duration:02:15:29

Episode 14 – Justin’s Picks!

12/12/2018
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It’s co-host spotlight time! Justin takes center stage as he picks all the tracks for this episode! From Intellivision to Playstation 4, Justin takes the listener through a nostalgic and personal journey through his taste in video game music and shares his thoughts about some of the more iconic games that he’s enjoyed over the years. Hear the tale of how Justin arranged music for his very own wedding, as well as his thoughts on Final Fantasy, Sega Genesis, PC gaming, and of course, find out...

Duration:01:52:17

Episode 13 – Soul Calibur

11/28/2018
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A tale of swords and destinies, Soul Calibur has become a legendary series featuring some of the greatest fighting game advancements ever; and within those achievements are musical compositions that deserve vast amounts of recognition. Today we visit the stage of history and the world of Soul Calibur as we uncover some of the finer details about the lore, characters, gameplay mechanics, and of course the music. Join Mike and Justin as they try to define what makes Japanese harps “buttery”,...

Duration:02:02:06

Episode 12 – Capcom Disney with Rhythm & Pixels

11/14/2018
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Sometimes considered the greatest crossover of its time, when Capcom and Disney worked together, the results were a mixed bag of highs and lows regarding gaming. However, the music was always a treat; one that many gamers would possibly consider some of the best of its time. On this episode, Justin and Mike are joined by Rob and Pernell of Rhythm & Pixels, a fellow VGM podcast focused on friendship and awesome tunes. With Rob and Pernell picking the majority of the tracks this time around,...

Duration:01:34:00

Episode 11 – XVGM Radio Presents SPOOKYFEST 2018!

10/31/2018
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It's that SPOOOOOOOOKYYYY time of year again, and the XVGM Radio gentleghouls are here to host a radio festival styled show, live, called SPOOKYFEST 2018! Grab a Belmont's Wall Meat turkey leg and make a reservation for Boosette's bed and breakfast, because we've got tons of creepy, crawly tracks from a wide variety of games, all with that SPOOOOKYYY sound that's perfect for this time of the year.

Duration:01:52:13

Episode 10 – Survival Horror (ft. Avalanche Reviews)

10/17/2018
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Starting off the spooky season, the XVGM Radio boys are joined by Avalanche Reviews, aka Avalanche Jared, to showcase the survival horror genre of games and game music. Jared shares his history and experiences with various survival horror games, and the guys debate if Aya Brea is Christina Aguilera, along with defining the survival horror genre, all with a backdrop of some frighteningly good tracks! So grab your ink ribbons, Camera Obscuras, and Boomstick, and prepare for a wild ride!

Duration:02:01:12

Episode 9 – Ryu Umemoto, In Memory & Celebration

10/3/2018
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Though his life was short, Ryu Umemoto crafted some of the best music available on various Japanese computer system games. From Eroge visual novels to working with CAVE on their bullet hell shooters, Umemoto poured his heart and soul into creating music despite not being a classically trained musician. Today on XVGM Radio, Mike and Justin uncover some of his best work full of techno, blues rock, and more ambient electronic pieces, all while taking you on a fantastic journey about his life...

Duration:01:40:53

Episode 8 – Dat Sunsoft Bass

9/19/2018
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DAT SUNSOFT BASS! Sunsoft was arguably one of the best developers when it came to sound hardware on the Nintendo Entertainment System, and there's no better example than Mr. Gimmick. Better known as Gimmick in its native land, this game (which remained exclusive to Japan and Scandinavian territories) showcased what happened when composer Masashi Kageyama took inspiration from his fellow employees' taste in music, and injected it into this love letter to platform game fans. Despite never...

Duration:01:34:52

Episode 7 – C64 Downports vs. Originals

9/5/2018
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The late 1980s and early 1990s was an age full of change in video game music, and that shift into higher quality was arguable when it came to the Commodore 64. But do big budget titles from the silver age of gaming sound as good on The Little Computer That Could? Or were they even better than the originals? Mike and Justin take a listen to a list of tracks which may surprise listeners and will have you wondering...which one sounds better! From Double Dragon adult film discussion, to trying...

Duration:01:23:27

Episode 6 – PS1

8/22/2018
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U R NOT READY....er...E (some of you will see it and get it).....but you will be after listening to these blasts from the 32-bit past! The first Sony Playstation (Also known as the PSOne or PS1,) had some of the greatest games to have been released during its generation, and with those stellar titles came music that would capture our hearts and engage our senses into overload. Mike and Justin help you return to the mid to late 90s with 10 tracks full of well known as well as obscure PS1...

Duration:01:48:45

Episode 5 – An Evening with Coda

8/8/2018
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On today's episode, XVGM Radio ventures into unknown indie territory when we interview video game music and chiptune composer stalwart artist, Coda. We've hand picked some truly amazing tunes from his blossoming career and hear about his progressive rock interests, how his appreciation and friendship with Jake Kaufman inspires him, and try to figure out how many deli meats can fit into a cockpit. Wait, what?! Strap yourselves in and get ready to appreciate some truly fantastic compositions...

Duration:01:46:21