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Uematsu and Hamauzu sits down with y'all tomorrow


Final Symphony warms up with a webstream
May 28
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... read
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Uematsu and Hamauzu livestream Q&A on May 29th


Final Fantasy maestros takes to the web for a Q&A
May 16
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... read
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Giana Sisters

Giana Sisters leaps onto XBLA today, big plans ahead


XBLA's first Kickstarter-funded game
Mar 20
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... read
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Phantasy Star

Phantasy Star celebrates 25 years with a symphony


Sega will honor the series with the Sympathy concert
Mar 16
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... read
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Turrican

New Turrican title in the works


The classic Amiga game is set to be reborn
Mar 10
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 ... read
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Game Boy never sounded better than with this Spanish gold


Dive into the treasure chest of Alberto Gonzalez
Mar 04
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... read
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Daytona USA

Daytona USA composer celebrates his career a third time


Takenobu Mitsuyoshi releasing From Loud 2 Low SUN (3)
Mar 01
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 ... read
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Creator of D and Enemy Zero passes away


Kenji Eno dies at the age of 42
Feb 21
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... read
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Giana Sisters

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams gets physical, physical


bitComposer to publish boxed and digital console versions
Dec 23
It's not been that long since Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams saw release, thanks to the massive support it gained, through the Steam Greenlight system. The good word keeps rolling in for the German indie title, while it enjoys... read
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Pro Wrestling X: Uprising makes a surprise release


10 years of development and more to come
Dec 21
Pro Wrestling X has been a distant dream for Dave Wishnowski, the independent game developer who wanted more out of his wrestling videogame experience than what the big-budget titles were offering. Inspired by games like AKI'... read
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The GamesMaster sadly passed away


Sir Patrick Moore dead at age 89
Dec 09
For those growing up in Europe and old enough to remember, GamesMaster was an absolutely awesome show with cheesy screen effects and crazy kids being dealt gaming challenges in order to get their hands on the coveted golden j... read
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Journey gets nominated for a Grammy and seven VGAs


Journey takes on Tintin, Hugo and Batman
Dec 06
Journey composer Austin Wintory is a busy man these days. He recently spoke at SC9.0 in Germany to great success and media attention where he was able to share that Journey had received seven nominations for the ten... read
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Final Symphony brings Final Fantasy to London in 2013


Final concert in Thomas Böcker's "Symphonic" series
Nov 26
Final Symphony, the latest and last grand Final Fantasy concert in German producer Thomas Böcker's critically acclaimed series, has received a second show date. Two weeks after the premiere in Germany, the second stop wi... read
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Turrican Soundtrack Anthology delayed to spring 2013


It should be well worth the wait
Nov 26
Germany's own Chris Hülsbeck was honored by fans and colleagues at Soundtrack Cologne 9.0, with the 25-year veteran being the guest of honor at the conference event and concert celebrations. But with his presentation did... read
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Final Fantasy XIII composer reflects on career and future


More concerts are ahead for Masashi Hamauzu
Nov 23
Masashi Hamauzu is not only one of the most popular videogame composers, he is also one of the most unique. His work on Final Fantasy XIII is regarded as one of the finest in the series, though I personally hold a soft spot f... read
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Catch East meets West concert stream on November 24


Legend of Zelda, Turrican, Unlimited SaGa and Journey on radio
Nov 21
The WDR Radio Orchestra performed the newest concert from producer Thomas Böcker and his team at Merregnon Studios on just last week on November 16. Being in attendance, I can tell you it was a truly fantastic show, feat... read
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The original creators return to Castle Shadowgate
Man, there was nothing more nerve-wracking than getting stuck in Shadowgate on the NES and seeing those torches fade one after another. It's one of my most vivid gaming memories, though I got stuck mostly due to the quite con... read feature

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Take a ride with Ubiktune's Motorway and Interlude


Ubiktune's newest fantastic fusions
Nov 19
Fancy a swing on the funky road of chiptunes this week? Ubiktune's got you covered with another excellent set of releases on their never-ending chiptune label. Motorway is a jazz-funk chiptune album composed with changing tim... read
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Project Giana finally realized
Giana Sisters is a game that generally incites one response: plagiarism of Super Mario Bros. When Black Forest Games launched its Kickstarter campaign for Project Giana back in July, the intention was to provide gamers the ... read feature

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Chibi-tech releases the insane 8-bit Moe Moe Kyunstep


Chiptunes, ponies and Japan
Nov 03
Some might be familiar with chibi-tech from prior projects such as Chiptuned Rockman where the ever-impressive chiptuner offered a spotless melodic arrangement of "Roll's Theme" that included dialogue constructed entirel... read
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Epidemic Deluxe rises from the grave


Jay Tholen casts his epidemic on Halloween
Nov 01
Jay Tholen released an album in 2008 called Epidemic which featured an homage to classic horror movie soundtracks by combining eerie atmosphere and sudden chiptune interactions. But feeling the experience was a bit incom... read
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Soundtrack Cologne bringing the VGM party to Germany


To health and game music, prost!
Oct 28
You can be sure a lot of beer will be consumed as Soundtrack Cologne 9.0 is preparing to bring some esteemed videogame music legends together for a round of panels and an exclusive concert over the weekend of November 15-18 a... read
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Shadowgate opens the castle gates once again


The classic adventure returns with Kickstarter
Oct 24
It's not the first time, nor the second, but a timeless adventure such as Shadowgate is always welcome to be remade again and again. At the helm of this new version is Zojoi, a company founded by Dave Marsh and Karl Roelofs w... read
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NYCC: The samurai bunny returns in new Usagi Yojimbo game


Happy Giant brings back the ronin warrior
Oct 13
Most people know him from his cameos in TMNT, but Miyamoto Usagi has been the star of his own comic book series for a long time. His first and only game, Samurai Warrior: The Battles of Usagi Yojimbo, came out in 1988 for the... read
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Project Giana gets official name and release date


Oct 02
We detailed six reasons to support the Project Giana Kickstarter just over a month ago, and it seems many agreed as Black Forest Games raised nearly $200,000 for the game, well over the goal set by the company. Those wh... read
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One of the greatest things about all these crossover titles and all-stars games is the chance to revisit some of the most memorable pieces of game music history and have it presented in a new light (nobody mention Turtles in ... read feature

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Pick up seven chiptune albums from Ubiktune for just $1


Sep 22
We've mentioned the Ubiktune netlabel a few times over the past year when discussing virt's FX4, the FM synth super compilation SOUNDSHOCK 2, and coda's retrotastic tracer. The netlabel has become well known fo... read
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Hailing from Norway, Audun Sorlie is passionate about game music as an editor on OSV and writer for various magazines around the world. Following up on his post earlier this month about Project Giana, Audun's been able to spe... read feature

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Spelunky's soundtrack of death and red noses released


Aug 06
There comes a day when we must all pass away, but it just so happens that in Spelunky you die every day, all the time. The homicidal dungeon crawler has enjoyed success this summer on the Xbox Live Arcade service even th... read
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Two girls, one Kickstarter: Project Giana Sisters


Aug 03
At the tender age of four I sat in my best friend's basement playing her brother's Commodore 64. My friend, a girl, enjoyed watching me play, and offered me a challenge: beat any game, and she'd kiss me. My game of choice wa... read
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[Editor's note: Hailing from Norway, Audun Sorlie is not only passionate about game music as an editor on OSV and writer for various magazines around the world, but he's also a big Kingdom Hearts fan. To commemorate the relea... read feature







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