Rob and Pernell turn the tables on the podcast and listen to random suggestions from their listeners! There's some great rock music alongside some soothing new-age sounds from some surprising games. Early in the episode we play our own game: Occupational Hazards! Name the job of the video game character! Let us know how well you did in the comments 🙂
Episode 23-5 Rental Reflections
This week's podcast is extra-retro with classic game music and classic stories of renting games in the 90's! We discuss the difficulty of completing games before returning them to the store, not to mention the fate of our save games while battling through long RPGs! Go microwave-up some popcorn and Google those instruction manuals, it's time to reflect on some classic game rental moments!
Episode 22-5 Optimism
We can all use some good vibes right now so Rob and Pernell get optimistic in this week's episode, focusing on one thing: feeling good! The sun is out and we are safely inside with our VGM boom-boxes turned up! Rob also quizzes Pernell on his knowledge of tennis-pro Andre Agassi and the MANY games they SHOULD have made for this ultimate sports-star! Remember, if you're going to get funky to this week's episode, get funky responsibly!
Episode 22-2 Superfund
The environmental activists in us come out in this week's podcast. Well, it definitely comes out of Pernell. Rob was confused and got creative with his music picks for this week. There are some great tunes in this episode, so enjoy!
Episode 22-1 Stankface Jams with Bruce Irons of The Mad Gear
Did you ever hear a bassline so funky that your face just squished up? A horn section that hits so hard you're smelling rotten cheese and have to share it with the world? Then you know what's up! Our podcast this week is all about video game music with the FUNKIEST and the STANKIEST and the TASTIEST jams we could find! Joining us on this adventure is Bruce Irons of The Mad Gear Band! He's here to rock-out to some great tunes and spread the word about his latest project: Turbo City Gaiden! TURBO CITY GAIDEN is an animated series chronicling the adventures of the Baddest Band on the Planet The Mad Gear. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/themadgear/turbo-city-gaiden
Episode 21-8 Influential Classics with Blake Edwards and AJ Wash
This week on the podcast we're joined by a pair of indie game developers to talk about the classics that influenced all of video games. Some of our choices are a little more obvious than others, but that's what makes it fun! Blake Edwards (Nomppie) is developing Ways Lost, a deck building RPG with rogue-like elements! AJ Wash is a composer working with Blake, helping him bring the world of Ways Lost to life!
Episode 20-6 Super NEStalgia with Michael Martin
Relive some memories with the sounds of the Super Nintendo! We're joined by friend and funny-man Michael (@home_halfway) to chat about our favorite games, hot peppers, and the Ellen show. Check out Michael's comedy show Spitfire Comedy at the iO Theater in Chicago every month! https://www.spitfirecomedyshow.com/
Episode 19-7 Workout Music
Did you ever want your local gym to stop playing the same classic rock anthems all day long? Is it your dream to pump iron with your gym-mates to some sweet SNES tunes? Finally hit your dead-lift PR while screaming the melodies from your favorite Falcom Sound Team songs? We talk all about that, and answer your questions from Facebook on this episode!
Episode 17-9 Our Favorite RPGs
Pernell loves RPG games and starts more than he could ever finish, and Rob likes them okay. And that's okay! All this month we're being a little selfish and only looking at our favorite games within specific genres. Pernell's music gets heavy and stressful at times, while Rob's music picks are jazzy and are designed to keep you cool under pressure. Enjoy the selections!
Episode 17-2 Disney Games with XVGM Radio
Disney and video games go together like peanut butter and chocolate. And you've got to love the old-school Capcom disney games, but what about games outside of Capcom? What about games that aren't about specific characters or shows, but just "Princesses" who knows! Rob and Pernell are joined by Mike and Justin from XVGM Radio to take a deep dive into the world of Disney, music, and absolute silliness!