We are seeing so many great new games recently with a retro-aesthetic, and we love it! Whether it’s pixelized 16-bit style artwork, or classic gameplay mechanics, it’s something that we’re drawn to immediately. The music is no different, borrowing from the sounds of past hardware and putting an original spin on it. Continue reading Episode 12-2 Retro Tributes
When I think of shmups, I think of grazing bullets, exploding pop-corn, 1CC’s, and the STG bible: The Full Extend of the Jam. But let’s get into the music! We’re joined by VGM rock-MASTER Chris Baines to share our favorite 2D shooter music! He shares his love of all things Gradius, and we get into how there’s so many awesome jazz-licks in these games. Wait are you waiting for? ENEMY APPROACHING! Continue reading Episode 12-1 Shmups with Chris Baines Music
For those who are about to Rockman, we salute you! This is the podcast’s second dive into video game rock music, and this time it’s personal. Pernell gives blood just before recording, so you’re in for an extra special treat. Rob sings his favorite fighting game moves, and Pernell reminisces about childhood games played in his neighborhood. (it’s amazing we survived our childhood) Continue reading Episode 11-9 Rock Music 2
It’s been (ITS BEEN) TWO YEARS of the podcast, so it’s time for another celebration! But didn’t you just celebrate 100 episodes? We did! Who cares!
Rob and Pernell pick their top 5 songs of the past year, pop bottles, laugh uncontrollably at Pernell’s fake curse-words, and discover that Andore is the Sorting-Hat of the Mad Gear gang. Thanks to a gift from a special listener, things go a little off the rails. Continue reading Episode 11-4 Podcastiversary 2!
Rob and Pernell leave the safety and protection of their studio so they can present awesome video game music to a crowd of unsuspecting cosplayers! This week is a live a recording from the weekend-long anime/video games/cosplay festival known as Thy Geekdom Con! Pernell brings the crowd-pleasers, but Rob just wants to fight with good-old battle music! Continue reading Episode 11-1: Live at Thy Geekdom Con!
In the words of Kool & The Gang: Celebrate Podcasts! Okay I know that’s not what they said, but it’s what they meant. This episode marks 100 episodes of Rhtyhm and Pixels! That’s 100 MP3 files of great music, remixes, and friendship.
We celebrate by revisiting our favorite topics from each “podcast world”, and choosing new tracks! Why did we do this funky episode numbering in the first place? Don’t worry about it! Continue reading Episode 10-10 100th Episode Celebration!
Deep bass, deep grooves, and mountains of lush synthesizer sounds. This week we look for the perfect driving music, and end up finding the best synthwave ever composed for video games. Continue reading Episode 10-7 Music For Driving
What a weekend! Rob and Pernell present the show to a live audience at Too Many Games! Too Many Games is a 3 day long classic video game convention featuring panels, concerts, and a huge arcade. Enjoy the fun! Continue reading Episode 9-2 Live @ Too Many Games 2017
Last night a DJ saved my life with a 1-up! Our next two episodes will “club music” focused, with this episode being dance music. We’re talking four-to-the-floor beats, massive sub-woofers, and all the glow-sticks you can eat! We also talk about dancing at weddings (which we love to do) and fall in love with Yuzo Koshiro all over again. Continue reading Episode 8-2: Dance Music
This week on the show we focus on something familiar. We want Zelda games, but don’t want Zelda games, you know what I mean? These are games similar to the classic “Link To The Past” or “Link’s Awakening” styles, but not featuring our iconic hero. Enjoy this week’s adventure games that are not Zelda! Continue reading Episode 8-1 Zelda-alikes
Boo! It’s that time of the year to thinking about spooky-scary things. Things like ghosts and goblins, draculas, wolfmen, and mad-mad-mad-mad-scientists! Let Rob and Pernell be your guides into the haunted house of video game music! Happy Halloween everyone! Continue reading Episode 5-9 Scary Music
Rob and Pernell choose great video game music RNG style this week, but not really. This week it’s all about picking those tracks that just haven’t fit in other topics. These are the tracks they’ve been sitting on, waiting for them to hatch into the perfect podcast. This is that podcast! Also there’s a huge tangent about Back To The Future 2 for some reason, so look out for that 🙂 Continue reading Episode 4-10 Wildcard