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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 time, London S...

 
 
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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 10th anniversa...

 
 
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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 imagination and technica...

 
 
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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 of this new adve...

 
 
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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 be releasing al...

 
 
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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 R4, aka the be...

 
 
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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 years have often r...

 
 
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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 Nakama to talk ...

 
 
 

Final Symphony Report

Originally posted at Original Sound Version. Throughout the years that I have written here, the one thing that became synonymous with my entries onto Original Sound Version was my many reports from concerts across Europe, most notably t...

 
 
 
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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...

 
 


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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