Toe tappin’ and neck snappin’! While the PlayStation Network is down, the hosts find time to indulge one of their second-favorite loves: video game music. Rather than just talk about their faves, you’ll hear excerpts from classic scores and modern tracks with color commentary from the VGH crew.
In The Hangover this week, Randy and D.J. are having fun with science in Portal 2 and Paul has been platforming with Trine. Finally, in Video Game Community Theater, our reluctant thespians take on Dead Rising.
In the final moments of the show, listen closely for directions on how you can enter our newest contest and win a copy of the Video Games Live DVD. It’s “nüawesome”!
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Game Music, Part 1: 20:30
VGCT – Dead Rising: 49:30
Game Music, Part 2: 51:00
This week’s music:
Intro: “VGH #8 Radio” medley featuring Jonathan Coulton, John Keston, Hiroki Kikuta, Christopher Lennertz, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, Keichi Suzuki, and Akira Yamaoka
“Magnetman Stage” – Yasuaki Fujita
“Battle with Magus” – Yasunori Mitsuda
“Main Theme of Final Fantasy IV” – Nobuo Uematsu
“The Hall of Souls” – Nine Inch Nails
“Terran One” – Glenn Stafford, Derek Duke and Jason Hayes
“Propane Nightmares” – Pendulum
“Alden Strikes” – Amon Tobin and Jim Dooley
“A Despair-Filled Farewell” – Kow Otani
“Aria di Mezzo Carattere” – Nobuo Uematsu
“Adventure” – Koichi Sugiyama
“The Tragic Prince” – Michiru Yamane
“Sleepyhead” – Passion Pit
Outro: Hitoshi Sakimoto medley
Referenced in this week’s show:
Moog Cookbook – “More Than a Feeling”
LittleBigPlanet 2 trailer featuring “Sleepyhead” by Passion Pit
Play for Japan – A game music charity album for Japan relief efforts, organized by Akira Yamaoka and featuring Nobuo Uematsu, Yasunori Mitsuda, Bear McCreary, and others.
Songs for the Cure – Series of albums by game music composers and remixers. Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.
Jim Noir – “My Patch”