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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. This marks the ver...

 
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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 minute standin...

 
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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 to the roots o...

 
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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 Phantasy Star titles ...

 
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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 article, a bran...

 
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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 most insane mu...

 
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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 of his best son...

 
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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 musician, died at the...

 
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Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams gets physical, physical

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 a successful C...

 
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Pro Wrestling X: Uprising makes a surprise release

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's WWF No Mercy ...

 
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The GamesMaster sadly passed away

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 joystick prize. ...

 
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Journey gets nominated for a Grammy and seven VGAs

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 tenth anniversary&...

 
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Final Symphony brings Final Fantasy to London in 2013

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 will take place i...

 
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Turrican Soundtrack Anthology delayed to spring 2013

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 come the news ...

 
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Final Fantasy XIII composer reflects on career and future

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 for SaGa Frontie...

 
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Catch East meets West concert stream on November 24

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, featuring a wide mi...

 
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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

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Take a ride with Ubiktune's Motorway and Interlude

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 times and new adve...

 
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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

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

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 entirely out of NES so...

 
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Epidemic Deluxe rises from the grave

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 incomplete, Tholen d...

 
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Soundtrack Cologne bringing the VGM party to Germany

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 along with Next ...

 
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Shadowgate opens the castle gates once again

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 who coincidental...

 
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NYCC: The samurai bunny returns in new Usagi Yojimbo game

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 Commodore 64, ...

 
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Project Giana gets official name and release date

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 who pledged will ...

 
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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

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Pick up seven chiptune albums from Ubiktune for just $1

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 for releasing som...

 
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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

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Spelunky's soundtrack of death and red noses released

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 though it’s...

 
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Two girls, one Kickstarter: Project Giana Sisters

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 was Great Giana S...

 

About Audun Sorlieone of us since 2:39 PM on 07.24.2012

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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