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A Norwegian journalist and published author, specializing in video game music and salami. Having lived in Brazil, United States, and Europe, he has been featured in many magazines around the world and has also worked with the prestigious German production company Merregnon Studios, and acquired a large pong collection from Persian royalty.
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London Symphony Orchestra to perform Zelda in July

Big news coming from Nintendo today. With the excellent Wind Waker HD and A Link Between Worlds currently keeping the Zelda name red hot, the guys at Nintendo have another surprise in store before the year ends. For the first...   more

London Symphony Orchestra to perform Zelda in July photo

Final Symphony announces 2014 Denmark event

This year, the very first live orchestrated game music concert by the London Symphony Orchestra took place in the form of Final Symphony. The concert is the latest critically acclaimed concert by the Merregnon Studios and the...   more

Final Symphony announces 2014 Denmark event photo

Final Fantasy VII NES restoration sees release

It’s always impressive to see crafty modders making enhancements to fan-favorite games or allowing us to go zombie hunting in Russia, but I myself am more intrigued with the world of retro hacking. The endless imaginati...   more

Final Fantasy VII NES restoration sees release photo

Shadowgate appears on Steam Greenlight

It looks like Zojoi's upcoming Shadowgate reimagining is shaping up to be something real special. It's not every day you see a true point-and-click adventure, and certainly not one that looks as pretty as this. At the helm o...   more

Shadowgate appears on Steam Greenlight photo

Mitsuyoshi and Kaida team up for PiNEd

Sega's Takenobu Mitsuyoshi, the man whose legendary vocal chords gave us the world anthem of Daytona USA, has teamed up with none other than Breath of Fire and Okami composer Akari Kaida for a new joint venture. The duo will ...   more

Mitsuyoshi and Kaida team up for PiNEd photo

Ridge Racer composer releases new original album

Kohta Takahashi has been one of Namco's more prolific composers over the years, having a hand in crafting the sugary sweet yet catchy Klonoa soundtracks as well as being lead composer for the Ridge Racer series beginning with...   more

Ridge Racer composer releases new original album photo

Symphonic Selections bringing the finest VGM together

Today, tickets go on sale for the newest addition to the long-running line of videogame music concerts from German production company Merregnon Studios, titled Symphonic Selections. While the previous concerts in last few yea...   more

Symphonic Selections bringing the finest VGM together photo

Hamauzu and VGO dicuss FF: Lightning Returns soundtrack

Square's lineup at this E3 has been among the best in show, with Final Fantasy XV, Kingdom Hearts III and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII tearing up the show floor. We managed to sit down with Masashi Hamauzu and Shota ...   more

Hamauzu and VGO dicuss FF: Lightning Returns soundtrack photo

Uematsu and Hamauzu sits down with y'all tomorrow

A little while ago, the London Symphony Orchestra asked all of you to send in your questions for Nobuo Uematsu and Masashi Hamauzu, and tomorrow all the answers will be revealed. Well at least the answers you most wanted. Thi...   more

Uematsu and Hamauzu sits down with y'all tomorrow photo

Uematsu and Hamauzu livestream Q&A on May 29th

London Symphony Orchestra is gearing up to their very first live video game music concert as Final Symphony takes place in the Barbican hall on May 30th. The concert had its world premiere this last weekend in Germany to a 10...   more

Uematsu and Hamauzu livestream Q&A on May 29th photo

Giana Sisters leaps onto XBLA today, big plans ahead

Platforming fans, rejoice! Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams finally arrives on consoles where it firmly belongs! The game, which also happens to be the first Kickstarter-funded game to actually appear on XBLA, goes straight back...   more

Giana Sisters leaps onto XBLA today, big plans ahead photo

Phantasy Star celebrates 25 years with a symphony

Looks like Sega is back to being awesome again. On March 30th they will be holding a very special one night symphonic tribute to the Phantasy Star series, promising special guests and music pieces from nearly all major Phanta...   more

Phantasy Star celebrates 25 years with a symphony photo

New Turrican title in the works

In the newest edition of the German "Retro Gamer" magazine, a complete retrospective of the legendary Turrican game series also delivers some very exciting news for fans of the long lost silver-armored hero. According to the ...   more

New Turrican title in the works photo

Game Boy never sounded better than with this Spanish gold

Euros did crazy sh*t with videogame music; this is a well established point by now with legendary folks such as Chris Hülsbeck, Rob Hubbard, Reyn Ouwehand and Tim Follin walking this fine earth and crunching out the...   more

Game Boy never sounded better than with this Spanish gold photo

Daytona USA composer celebrates his career a third time

Well we all know Takenobu Mitsuyoshi is great, but just how great is he? So great he now has a third compilation album featuring his works lined up for release. His album series From Loud 2 Low started in 2003 including some ...   more

Daytona USA composer celebrates his career a third time photo

Creator of D and Enemy Zero passes away

In the midst of all the PS4 announcements and excitement, there was a bit of sad news to come out of Japan to put a damper on the hearts of longtime gamers. Kenji Eno, the eccentric and highly unusual game director and musici...   more

Creator of D and Enemy Zero passes away photo