Take a musical summer vacation with our playlist of video game summer jams, plus some extras! Featuring songs from Animal Crossing, Final Fantasy, Monster Hunter,…
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We interrupt your holiday relaxation with a relentless onslaught of boss battle songs. Listen and Subscribe: Download | Stitcher | RSS Connect and Interact: This…
Take an extended listen to our favorite game music of 2019! Listen and Subscribe: Download | Stitcher | RSS Connect and Interact: This Week’s Music:…
We’re wrapping up the summer with an episode full of our favorite game music, plus selections chosen by you, the listeners! Put your headphones on!…
We take a look back at 2018 in game music and everything was Ben Prunty or Yakuza.
Beat the summer heat with some cool, red-hot game music, or something! We share our favorite Sega hits, favorite tropical Animal Crossing jams, and favorite… Antonio Vivaldi?
D.J. made a special playlist just for you.
Put your blippers on: It’s time for our spotlight on the year’s best video game music, with selections from Super Mario Odyssey, Persona 5, Night in the Woods, Yakuza 0, Prey, Nier: Automata, Steamworld Dig 2, Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood, and more!
D.J. and Paul listen to how one classic Final Fantasy song has evolved over the series’ 30-year history.
Put on your headphones and join us as we listen to the greatest video game music from this terrible year.
BGM Mode is back with volume 2 of the best game music of 2012. Today, we’ve got Paul’s picks.
It may already be February, but 2012 lives on thanks to my iPod filled with last year’s best game soundtracks. Put on some headphones and listen to a quick sampling of ten of my favorites below.
Are you ready for the 2012 apocalypse? We’ve got a list of the games you should play, plus a few suggestions for every gamer’s bucket list that will ensure you’ve lived a rich and fulfilled life, even away from your consoles. (OK, maybe not too far away.) In the Hangover, we’ve been playing Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation on the Vita, Adventure Time on the 3DS, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, and a little more Nintendo Land. And, as always, you answer our questions (and this week, we answer yours!) in Viewer Mail.
It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of RPGs. Right now I’ve been playing a metric ass ton of Xenoblade Chronicles and the absolutely gorgeous soundtrack got me thinking of some of my favourite Overworld themes from games of yesteryear. Near the end of Episode #20 of VGH Randy asked me what an Overworld theme was, and of course I didn’t answer him because I’m a jerk! But seriously, an Overworld theme is just the music plays while your adventurers (usually in an rpg) traverse the world (map)!
(Note for Randy, the song that plays in DQ9 when you’re running around between cities would fit this criteria)
Xenoblade doesn’t really have a traditional rpg “Overworld” per se but the music is simply incredible and inspired this weeks BGM Mode. So it may or may not get two slots this week. Plus it doesn’t hurt that the game currently has my soul in its grasp.
But lets kick things off with what I consider to be the greatest/quintessential Overworld theme of all time, and it doesn’t even come from a traditional RPG!
The Legend of Zelda – Overworld Theme – Koji Kondo
You may have heard this song before. Over 20 years later and Koji Kondo’s masterpiece still resonates with gamers. Nothing more needs to be said.