Best Video Game Music podcasts — Music from your favorite video games (Updated July 2018; image)
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A podcast which shares, discusses and analyzes the best in video game music from all different generations. Topics of discussion include: composition, melody, harmony, chords and rhythm, as well as technical aspects, such as hardware limitations and production. Enjoy a new episode every Monday!
 
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Top Score
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Some of the scores for video games are incredibly intricate and deserve recognition, which is why we've created Top Score: a series of podcasts dedicated to the music that accompanies soldiers through battle, sorcerers through forests and aliens through space.
 
Join Rob and Pernell as they listen to great video game music!
 
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Battle Bards
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A musical journey through MMO soundscapes, Battle Bards reviews and discusses the soundtrack of MMORPGs with a trio of engaging hosts. The Battle Bards podcast alternates with Retro Reprise, a half-hour podcast showcasing classic VGM from the ’80s and ’90s.
 
The KNGI Network is the home of radio shows and podcasts dedicated to the promotion and preservation of video game music, independent music communities, and gaming culture.
 
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High Scores
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A weekly show about Video Game music where we cover all the bases. From retro 8-bit tunes to orchestral medleys, covers and even remixes, along with weekly discussion from your three hosts, Jackson, Mateo and Miqueas.
 
KNGI podcasts are dedicated to the promotion and preservation of video game music, independent music communities, and gaming culture.
 
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VGM Tracker
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Video game mixtapes.
 
Gaming podcast with a flip side. Over the hill best mates nerd-out about video games and then flip sides to recommend great music you may have otherwise missed. Podcast is delivered in a casual, conversational style by positive-minded co-hosts while enjoying a couple of craft beers together. They share what's in their pint glasses between the two sides.
 
The Virtualosos podcast.
 
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E-sports made better with beers, pickles, onions and experimental hip hop. 0:03:21 Side A Video Games News International Olympics Committee to host an e-sports forum Nintendo wants to help developers with cross-play aspirations Rocket League is now available in XBOX Game Pass Vids Fortnite Season 5 Doom (XBOX One) The Crew 2 (PS4) Easy PlayStat ...…
 
In this very exciting episode, Karl & Will present a dual spotlight on two incredible scores from a beloved series: Final Fantasy 8 & 9! The guys discuss the elements that Nobuo Uematsu brought to these scores to make them so captivating, eclectic and emotional. Enjoy!By supermarcatobros@gmail.com (Karl & Will Brueggemann).
 
It's a catch-all, catch-up episode for the Battle Bards as they dig through new soundtrack releases from MMORPGs that they've covered in the past! You may be prepared for an eclectic and enjoyable mix of music -- but there is no way that you can steel yourself for the raw and heartfelt confessions that take place on this show. Episode 124 show ...…
 
Your face will be rocked this week with new tracks from GaMetal and insaneintherainmusic, Thennecan, ToxicxEternity, and many more! 1. WillRock – Nitroglycerin Injection (Theme of KNGI :: Bandcamp) 2. GaMetal, insaneintherainmusic – Hydrocity Act 2 (Sonic the Hedgehog 3 [GEN] :: YouTube) 3. DSC – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Theme (Super Smash Br ...…
 
On this episode, Ian and Kyle get into the long and short of it concerning the latest Marvel movie: Ant-Man and The Wasp. Spoiler warning is given before we get into the finer details. Support the show on Patreon! Check out BumbleKast Gaming on Twitch! Shop the BumbleStore! Show Information Subscribe and listen on YouTube, ... Continue reading ...…
 
Whether you love to go camping, or chill-out at the beach, vacation is a time to relax and take your mind off responsibilities for a short time. Rob and Pernell pick tunes perfect for your road-trip, or for sitting in the perfect chair reading a good book!
 
In this exciting Season 14 Premiere, Karl & Will explore the many elements that coalesce to make up the classic and unmistakable video game music sound. Enjoy this unique look at what separates VGM as an art form!By supermarcatobros@gmail.com (Karl & Will Brueggemann).
 
This week’s show is dedicated to all you bandits out there. I played some oldschool VGMixes and netlabel tracks, I also had a little trance mix around the midpoint of the show this time, then played a selection of tracks from Michael Weber’s “Back in Business!” album (Bandcamp, $5.50+). Read on for the full playlist: ... Continue reading ‘Radio ...…
 
Another show with a little bit of everything. I decided my show hasn’t had enough screamo and metal so I fixed that. Also I played a new release from Ujico*/Snail’s House that was very chill & nice called Snö (Bandcamp, ¥1,200). Read on for the full playlist: SanderVidNL – Working as a waitress in a cocktailbar ... Continue reading ‘Radio OverC ...…
 
How could we be so cruel? 23:52 – Pirates pirate pirates so pirates can’t pirate pirates! 30:22 – PUBG drops lawsuit against Fortnite 33:54 – Sony drops ball on cross-platform play, Nintendo and Microsoft run with it 47:09 – PQube cancels western localization of Omega Labrynth Z, seemingly at behest of Sony If you missed ... Continue reading ‘M ...…
 
00:01 Earnest Evans - Stage 5 - SEGA 02:46 Doom - Intermission - Andrew Hulshult 08:00 Devil's Crush - Main Theme - Toshinori Hiramatsu 12:43 Ghost 'n Goblins - MASTER BOOT RECORD 15:35 Tiasu - Unstoppable Hosted by Ramtin Gomer Deyhim Contact trackerpodcast@gmail.com VGM Shows YoutubeBy trackerpodcast@gmail.com (Ramtin Gomer Deyhim).
 
An entire show dedicated to the 35th anniversary of a Japanese computer standard that’s fairly obscure to most of the western world? That’s how we roll here on Nitro Game Injection! Of course, we’ve got your Konami classics like Metal Gear and Gradius, your Falcom hits like Ys and Sorcerian, and tons more! PLAYLIST: 1. ... Continue reading ‘Nit ...…
 
Sony's handling of cross-platform play with Fortnite reminds Joel of their former arrogance, Shane doesn't like free games and Karl thinks Oatmeal Man is the worst superhero ever. 0:06:35 Side A Video Games News Sony blocking Fortnite cross-play between PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch The red label is back with Greatest Hits on PlayStation 4 ...…
 
EZK and Andrew announce the winners of their super-prestigious E3 awards! If you missed Saturday’s live broadcast of Molehill Mountain, you can watch the video replay on YouTube. Alternatively, you can catch audio versions of the show on iTunes. Molehill Mountain streams live at 7p PST every Saturday night on RandomTower! Credits: Molehill Moun ...…
 
Yeeeee-haw! Rob and Pernell ride again! This week it's all about games and music focused on the American Old-West! Don't let the topic full you though, we've pulled some seriously smooth tunes on this one. Enjoy!
 
In this relaxing and fun Season 13 finale episode, Karl & Will sit back and enjoy some great video game music, answer listener questions, play Name That Tune, and ask each other questions about their experiences and memories of over 6 years of doing the podcast. Enjoy!By supermarcatobros@gmail.com (Karl & Will Brueggemann).
 
With eagerness in their hearts, the Battle Bards rush toward another Guild Wars 2 soundtrack, ready to bask in the aural glory of this MMO that's known for its incredible music. But hark! What is this Path of Fire? Join us for a listen through a soundtrack that one unnamed soundtrack reviewer has termed "bland and generic." If that isn't a back ...…
 
It’s the 25th anniversary of Link’s Awakening, so enjoy 10 remixes of ‘Tal Tal Heights’ along with arrangements from other June game anniversaries and some new stuff from OverClocked ReMix and KWED! 1. WillRock – Nitroglycerin Injection (Theme of KNGI :: Bandcamp) 2. ArnyUnderCover – Fatalize (Tales of Symphonia [GCN] :: YouTube) 3. Ivan Hakšto ...…
 
Ian and Kyle review the highlights of this year’s HeroesCon and E3. Support the show on Patreon! Check out BumbleKast Gaming on Twitch! Shop the BumbleStore! Show Information Subscribe and listen on YouTube, iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play RSS Feed for podcast apps and readers Check out BumbleKing Comics and the KNGI Network Like BumbleKing .. ...…
 
That's right. Rob and Pernell are back. And this time it's personal....lly one of the greatest podcast episodes ever recorded... about space inspired video game music! Still with us? Good! Pernell is back from E3 with some fun stories, and Rob has been playing more video games! Like, two of them! Astounding! Enjoy the riiiiiiide!…
 
It's time for another installment of Original Showcase! These episodes, done once a season, are when the guys share their own original music they have composed for various projects and albums. Enjoy an eclectic mix of music by the Super Marcato Bros!By supermarcatobros@gmail.com (Karl & Will Brueggemann).
 
In this exciting Bonus Episode, Karl shares his brand-new FM Synth chiptune album "High Flyer" in its entirety! Enjoy! You can download the album here: https://supermarcatobros.bandcamp.com/album/high-flyerBy supermarcatobros@gmail.com (Karl & Will Brueggemann).
 
Last Saturday’s attempt at NGI may have been plagued with technical problems that made it near-unlistenable, but this week we’re back and stronger than ever! There are already Super Smash Bros. Ultimate remixes, so Kyle grabs a few for this week’s Source Tune Spectrum, as well as shining the spotlight on the excellent talent of ... Continue rea ...…
 
EZK and Andrew spend a few hours talking E3 2018! (We talked about EA’s conference on last week’s show.) 4:53 – Microsoft 53:28 – Bethesda 1:20:30 – Square-Enix 1:42:11 – Ubisoft 2:17:06 – PC 2:47:32 – Devolver Digital 2:54:12 – Sony 3:30:19 – Nintendo If you missed Saturday’s live broadcast of Molehill Mountain, you can ... Continue reading ‘M ...…
 
Devil worshippers love their kitties, game developers take copious amounts of acid and E3 is duller than dull. The world is flipped upside down yet the guys still attempt to give it a glass is half full chat. A full run through of all the pressers and games announced during E3 and a Side B jammed full of new bands to discover from recent gigs t ...…
 
This week, in the second of a two-parter, Karl & Will spotlight on the incredible soundtrack to Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge! Composed by "The Dream Team," this was the most dynamic and interactive Lucasarts adventure game score ever made. Enjoy!By supermarcatobros@gmail.com (Karl & Will Brueggemann).
 
E3 is off to a rough start. On the other hand, we weren’t expecting anything different from EA’s press conference. 0:15 – We discuss EA’s tepid E3 press conference 1:02:41 – Valve is not interested in quality control or curation for Steam 1:28:04 – We discuss the cool movie trailers we saw this week If ... Continue reading ‘Molehill Mountain Ep ...…
 
In peaceful villages and bubbly burgs, you just know that there's bound to be an abundance of happy music! Whenever the Battle Bards regroup to lick their wounds and drink the terrors away, they often find that happy town music is perfect to soothe jangled nerves and re-center one's heroism. There's plenty of those tunes in today's episode, so ...…
 
On this episode Ian and Kyle speculate on what’s to come for E3 2018. Support the show on Patreon! Check out BumbleKast Gaming on Twitch! Shop the BumbleStore! Show Information Subscribe and listen on YouTube, iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play RSS Feed for podcast apps and readers Check out BumbleKing Comics and the KNGI Network ... Continue rea ...…
 
Turn the lights down low, and put your phone on Do Not Disturb. It's time for slow jams. Romantic grooves. Smooth, and sexy music from video games is the topic for the week! We talk about how to describe the feeling of music, the problem with fan service in video games, and of course, free love-advice from the love gurus: Rhythm and Pixels.Join ...…
 
In this very swashbuckling episode, Karl & Will focus on one of their favorite and most nostalgic video game soundtracks: The Secret of Monkey Island! Composed by Michael Land, this score deftly combined elements of reggae, calypso and classical music into something timeless and wonderful. Enjoy!By supermarcatobros@gmail.com (Karl & Will Brueggemann).
 
We’re back to the regular format! 17:12 – Three new Pokemon games announced! 49:28 – Active Shooter removed from Steam but not for the reason you may think 1:01:25 – PUBG dev sues Fortnite for copyright infringement If you missed Saturday’s live broadcast of Molehill Mountain, you can watch the video replay on YouTube. Alternatively, ... Contin ...…
 
Everyone’s got a game character that they hate. Some of them deserve it, some of them don’t, some of them transcend awfulness and gain a cult following, but all of them are worth celebrating on this episode of Nitro Game Injection! PLAYLIST: 1. GaMetal – Waluigi Pinball (Mario Kart DS [DS] :: YouTube) [Waluigi] 2. ... Continue reading ‘Nitro Ga ...…
 
00:01 Wolfenstein 3D - Get Them Before They Get You - PC 01:18 Wolfenstein 3D - P.O.W. - PC 02:23 Wolfenstein 3D - Nazi Anthem - PC 03:22 Wolfenstein 3D - Pounding Headache - PC 04:24 Wolfenstein 3D SoD - Evil Incarnate - PC 05:40 Thunder Force IV - Metal Squad - S.S.H. 10:36 Doom - Untitled - Andrew Hulshult 13:51 Doom - Deep Into the Code - A ...…
 
Joel risks relationships and loses time to Pixel Junk Monsters 2. Shane demonstrates his skills by going underneath the beat in Sound Shapes. Karl finds usefulness in an old pair of socks and embarks on a cynical adventure. 0:01:55 Side A Video Games Pulse (biggest news and games) Best Buy ends Gamers Club Unlocked Dark Souls: Remastered Street ...…
 
Josh and Keyglyph from The VGM Jukebox podcast have lost their Haunted Jukebox! The only way to find The Haunted Jukebox? With jazz-club inspired video game music!They travel from their Overworld and into Rob and Pernell's listening room! It's a mystery of Scooby-Doo levels, and a cross-over more awesome than when The Flintstones met The Jetson ...…
 
Featuring an Exclusive Interview! In this incredibly exciting episode, Karl & Will focus on one of the most legendary figures in video game music: Tim Follin! The guys get a rare chance to sit down and talk with Tim about his career and his unique approach to video game music. This is truly an episode you will not want to miss!…
 
The world's first, best, and only MMORPG music podcast is back to venture into a rather obscure title, Myst Online! The Battle Bards delve into this odd, atmospheric soundtrack that isn't quite like what we're used to hearing in online games. There's some love, some hate, some snark, and some indigestion. Also, we discover several of Syl's grea ...…
 
This week, NGI celebrates May’s gaming anniversaries, the release of a new album from metal masters Powerglove, and more! Also, be sure to check out Mix Challenge, a community of musicians to to share critique and ideas! 1. WillRock – Nitroglycerin Injection (Theme of KNGI :: Bandcamp) 2. Powerglove – MegaMan 3 Intro (Mega Man 3 ... Continue re ...…
 
EZK and Andrew celebrate the 100th episode of Molehill Mountain by building a farm together in Stardew Valley. If you missed Saturday’s live broadcast of Molehill Mountain, you can watch the video replay on YouTube. Alternatively, you can catch audio versions of the show on iTunes. Molehill Mountain streams live at 7p PST every Saturday ... Con ...…
 
Ian and Kyle tackle that latest cinematic sensation sweeping the nation, Deadpool 2! Support the show on Patreon! Check out BumbleKast Gaming on Twitch! Shop the BumbleStore! Patreon Perk – Jump to the Q&A: 29:40 Priority Q&A Eric F. – How do I get the IDW Sonic comics that are sold out? Where can I ... Continue reading ‘BumbleKast #69 – Deadpo ...…
 
It's raining outside! That means we need to stay inside all day and play video games! Darn! Rob and Pernell share their favorite rainy-day themed music! Rain used in games as back-drops to set the mood and create a unique atmosphere, so the music is composed accordingly. Pernell shares his thoughts on his panels at Anime Central, and they both ...…
 
In this episode, Karl & Will explore the beautiful and unique music of the Professor Layton series! The guys discuss how series composer Tomohito Nishiura carved out a perfect musical tone to fit the inquisitive, calm but emotional nature of these puzzle games.By supermarcatobros@gmail.com (Karl & Will Brueggemann).
 
Brittany Ferrendi has returned to chat with us about her first year directing the SPJ’s Kunkel Awards, which recognize excellence in video game journalism. Check out this year’s winners here. If you missed Saturday’s live broadcast of Molehill Mountain, you can watch the video replay on YouTube. Alternatively, you can catch audio versions of th ...…
 
The sounds of silence can be dramatic. Enjoy a raw episode (no edits) covering the latest in gaming news and impressions including Nintendo's plans for the Switch online, Pinball Arcade loses a few tables and God of War. Thereafter a full does of indies with Raging Justice, Super Mega Baseball 2, wireless controller for Shane's 23 SNES Minis an ...…
 
We're on a diet this week, eating nothing but salads! We have no topic this week, just excellent listener-suggested music! We give a preference to our Patreon subscribers, as this recording was streamed live for all of our supporters! We talk about our favorite racing games, Rob mispronounces MANY names, and there's a ton of singing. So much si ...…
 
In this episode, Karl & Will present a playlist of music from the biggest and most beloved video game composers. However, these are tracks from titles that are very obscure and in many cases from before these talented people broke big in the industry. Enjoy some amazing music that you may not have heard, from composers you have!…
 
In this podcast I spend a good portion of the show kickin’ it oldschool. Like, really oldschool. The first quarter of the show is all about the modscene and demoscene, which by the way, most of those songs are available at The Mod Archive for free! Then I play some super relaxing sounds of the ... Continue reading ‘Radio OverCoat #253 (2018-3-1 ...…
 
I was on call last weekend and spent most of the podcast on the phone but EZK was there to pick up my slack! 11:30 – Nintendo updates warranty after FTC warning 24:07 – Nintendo reveals online service details 43:53 – Shane Black is making a new Predator movie and we’ve seen the first trailer ... Continue reading ‘Molehill Mountain Episode 98 – ...…
 
After an incredibly long absence, Retro Reprise is back for a kind of weird episode -- but aren't those the best? On this week's show, Syp listens to many video game studio logos and fanfares from the 1990s. These jingles may be short, but we heard them so many times they became burned into our brains! Which one was your favorite? Show notes In ...…
 
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