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Pixelated Audio is a bi-weekly podcast and official podcast of VGMrips.net that focuses on video game music & retro games that span across multiple platforms in an attempt to bring music, history, awareness and some of the gaming culture to people that share a similar passion. The primary goal is to have fun, talk about old games, sit back and enjoy the magical sound shower.

Pixelated Audio is a bi-weekly podcast and official podcast of VGMrips.net that focuses on video game music & retro games that span across multiple platforms in an attempt to bring music, history, awareness and some of the gaming culture to people that share a similar passion. The primary goal is to have fun, talk about old games, sit back and enjoy the magical sound shower.
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Pixelated Audio is a bi-weekly podcast and official podcast of VGMrips.net that focuses on video game music & retro games that span across multiple platforms in an attempt to bring music, history, awareness and some of the gaming culture to people that share a similar passion. The primary goal is to have fun, talk about old games, sit back and enjoy the magical sound shower.

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English


Episodes

EVE burst error – PA119

9/4/2019
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EVE burst error is an adult-oriented visual novel originally released for the PC-98 in 1995 by C’s Ware with additional ports to Saturn and Windows. In EVE you follow the interconnected stories of Marina and Kojiroh as they avoid death and danger at every turn in order to discover the truth behind their respective missions. Combine… Read More »

Duration:01:41:23

ExP XXIV: Celebrity Sports Games – PA118

8/6/2019
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What could be better than more sports games? Celebrity tie-in sports games! We dug deep in the archives (and the bargain bins) and found some wonderful and obscure games with celebrity athletes representing sports from snooker to soccer (or football for those outside the US). Whether you like sports or not, we hope you enjoy… Read More »

Duration:01:45:06

Basted – PA117

7/9/2019
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Basted (バステッド) is a Japanese exclusive PC-Engine CD game released in 1994 developed and published by NEC Avenue. The game is a very lightweight action RPG. Over the course of its rather short 3 hour playtime, you’ll see over 30 minutes of beautiful (and sometimes risque) cutscenes from AIC Spirits with the voice acting and… Read More »

Duration:01:13:39

Gyruss – PA116

6/21/2019
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Inspired by our talk at the Library of Congress, we have a shorter show covering the music of Gyruss over about 25 years of releases. Gyruss was originally developed by Konami with ports developed and published by many companies over its history. We even find the game showing up in a few unexpected places. The… Read More »

Duration:00:54:49

Quartet with Norm – PA115

6/7/2019
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Today we’re joined by long time listener and friend to the show Norm as we cover the classic soundtrack of Quartet. Originally developed and published by Sega in 1986, Quartet is a futuristic 4-player arcade platformer with elements borrowed from Gauntlet. Quartet only saw one major wave of releases in arcades and home consoles plus… Read More »

Duration:01:21:27

PA Music Disk Vol. 4 – PA114

5/21/2019
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After a long break we’re back with another Music Disk volume for more FM synth. This episode’s music comes from a disk titled Imagical Musion Depot Vol. 3 by the group Active Gamers, led by NT-3 for the PC-8801. The disk was released in 1996 and uses PMD ver3.9 (by KAJA). Get ready for another round of… Read More »

Duration:01:07:59

Rackets & Rivals – PA113

5/9/2019
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After the Library of Congress we’re kicking off a new short episode format and making a return to the wellspring of great VGM with another sports title. This time we’re listening to the music of tennis game Rackets & Rivals released on the NES in 1993 only in… Europe? Developed and published by Konami or… Read More »

Duration:00:37:28

LIVE: Library of Congress: A Brief History of Game Audio – PA112

5/1/2019
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We’re back from the Library of Congress and what a rare honor it was to be included in their inaugural weekend long event celebrating the music of games. Our talk, which you’ll hear today, covered the early history of video game audio with a few detours into film and pop culture for context. In addition… Read More »

Duration:00:58:28

Gabriel Knight with Robert Holmes – PA110

3/7/2019
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Gabriel Knight was developed and published by Sierra On-Line on December 17, 1993 for DOS/Windows/Macintosh. Join Gabriel, a bookstore owner, would-be author, and a man with a love for the ladies as he follows the “Voodoo Murders”. With the help of his trusty assistant Grace and longtime friend Detective Mosely, what starts off as searching… Read More »

Duration:02:21:18

Japan Pro Golf Tour 64 – PA109

2/21/2019
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Japan Pro Golf Tour 64 is a golf simulator developed and released by SETA and Media Factory in May of 2000 for the failed Japanese only N64 add on, the 64DD. Featuring Japanese pro golfers and official golf courses, it’s a fairly conventional golf sim with the the unique distinction of being the only 64DD game… Read More »

Duration:01:40:58

Dangerous Seed – PA108

2/7/2019
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Dangerous Seed is a vertical shooter released by Namco in arcades in 1989 and adapted by TOSE in 1990 for the Mega Drive, both released only in Japan. While not a groundbreaking shooter, it does feature an inventive tri-ship mechanic, allowing players to switch up their shot mid-game and introduces a bit of strategy in managing the… Read More »

Duration:01:05:21

GRIS with Berlinist – PA107

1/21/2019
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GRIS was developed by Nomada Studio and published by the hitmaker Devolver Digital in December of 2018 for Nintendo Switch/Mac/Windows. Gris is a hopeful young girl lost in her own world, dealing with a painful experience in her life. As the story unfolds, Gris will grow emotionally and see her world in a different way, revealing new paths to explore… Read More »

Duration:02:13:20

ExP XXII: Sounds of the Season – PA106

12/22/2018
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Seasons greetings! We’ve got a new Expansion Pack with music, both new and old, fitting of the holiday season. With bright synths, bells and occasionally familiar melodies join us as we get ready to ring in the new year. Track List: 0:00:00 Icicle Mines – Stardew Valley (Switch/PS4/XB1 and others) Eric Barone 0:12:18 Winter – Story… Read More »

Duration:00:54:42

Illusion City – PA105

12/12/2018
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Illusion City is a cyberpunk JRPG from Microcabin, originally released for the MSX Turbo R in 1991, only in Japan. It was later ported to a number of other systems including the PC98, X68000 and Mega CD over the next few years. The game mechanics are fairly traditional RPG fare of the era, but the graphics, animations and music… Read More »

Duration:01:14:31

Micro Maniacs – PA104

11/14/2018
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Micro Maniacs is an isometric racing game (based on the Micro Machines franchise) for the Game Boy Color, released only in the UK and Australia in 2001. This offshoot originally began on the PlayStation, by Codemasters, but given the popularity of Nintendo’s handhelds, it ended up making a transition to the portable market shortly after.… Read More »

Duration:01:04:45

Dropsy with Jay Tholen and Chris Schlarb – PA103

10/1/2018
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Developed by Tendershoot and A Jolly Corpse and published by Devolver Digital in 2015, Dropsy: A Point and Click Hugventure is the story of one clown’s journey to make the world a better place. Take a mellow journey through various locales with your animal buddies and a fittingly chilled out soundtrack. We’re thrilled to have both the creator Jay Tholen and lead composer Chris… Read More »

Duration:02:25:02

LIVE: MAGWest 2 Panel – PA102

9/19/2018
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Another year, another MAGWest, the West Coast Music and Gaming Festival (MAGFest) in Santa Clara, California (August 10-12, 2018). MAGWest brings it – with the bands, games and an awesome community of VGM fans! This time we’re joined by a whole slew of performers from this year and last year as they talk about their childhood gaming… Read More »

Duration:01:40:40

Staff Roll: Manabu Saito – PA101

8/30/2018
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We begin a new chapter of Pixelated Audio with our first solo show, and our first tribute episode, this time honoring Manabu Saito. Saito was a prolific composer for System Sacom from 1987 to 1991, composing and arranging the music for over 15 games. You may have heard his music in Yuurei-kun on Episode 91,… Read More »

Duration:01:48:36

Crash Bandicoot with Josh Mancell – PA100

7/26/2018
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The original Crash Bandicoot games were developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. Crash answers the question of “What would Donkey Kong Country be like in 3D?” The first Crash title debuted in September of 1996 on the Sony PlayStation and became an almost instant success, spawning numerous sequels and additions over the years. Although… Read More »

Duration:02:13:12