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Episode 91: Sega Saturn Around the World

Download Episode 91: “Sega Saturn Around the World” here! The Sega Saturn was a very unique machine. Practically ill-fated from the start at its surprise North American launch in 1995, gamers chose to flock instead to the more affordable and … Continue reading

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Episode 90: Densetsu no Free Picks

  Download Episode 90: “Densetsu no Free Picks” here! On today’s show, Ed and Mike go freestyle and pick some tracks they’ve been listening to lately, and the result is a collection of really energetic and danceable tunes. Join them … Continue reading

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Episode 89: Same Song Different System: Undercover Cops

  Download Episode 89: “Same Song Different System: Undercover Cops” here! Today’s episode is a focus on Undercover Cops, an arcade beat ‘em up developed by Irem in 1992  that was later ported to the Super Famicom in 1995.  It … Continue reading

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Episode 88: Fan Favorites 3 with VGMJB

  Download Episode 88: “Fan Favorites 3 with VGMJB” here! On this extra special (and extra long) episode of PTR, Ed and Mike share yet another round of fan submissions. Joining them are the two co-hosts that perfected the craft … Continue reading

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Episode 87: Yoshi!

  Download Episode 87: “Yoshi!” here! Mario’s pal Yoshi has captured the hearts of Nintendo fans everywhere since his debut on the SNES back in 1991. The little green dino with the super long tongue and voracious appetite has become … Continue reading

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Episode 86: Adventure Games w/ Brian

  Download Episode 86: “Adventure Games w/ Brian” here! Adventure games have been seeing quite the revival lately, with titles like Broken Age and Thimbleweed Park calling back to the golden age of the genre, where games like The Secret of Monkey … Continue reading

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Episode 85: Wild West Hoedown!

  Download Episode 85: “Wild West Hoedown” here! Saddle up for our Wild West Hoedown! Rootin’ Tootin’ Shootin’ Mike and Cowpoke Ed round up some of their favorite western-themed VGM tracks in today’s show. There’s a lot of variety here, … Continue reading

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Episode 84: TurboGrafx-16 & PC Engine

  Download Episode 84: “TurboGrafx-16 & PC Engine” here! It was back in 1989 that NEC and Hudson Soft’s TurboGrafx-16 game console took North America by storm… well, maybe not by “storm.” It was more like a passing shower. But … Continue reading

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Episode 83: Cadillacs & Dinosaurs

  Download Episode 83: “Cadillacs & Dinosaurs” here! Imagine a world in which humans and dinosaurs coexist. Imagine that world is an amazing beat ‘em up arcade game from Capcom with rockin’ Q-Sound music. Now, imagine your favorite podcast hosts … Continue reading

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Episode 82: A Chat with Matt Furniss

  Download Episode 82: “A Chat with Matt Furniss” here! With soundtracks like Puggsy, Wiz ‘n Liz, and Alien 3 to his name, composer Matt Furniss has been recognized as one of the most unique and talented musicians to grace … Continue reading

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Episode Mini 1: Free Picks

Download Episode “Mini 1” here! Surprise! Mike and Ed were snowed in at their respective houses, so they decided to stave off the cabin fever with a PTR Mini; a short, 4-song podcast featuring some excellent free picks and all the … Continue reading

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Episode 81: Free Picks Monogatari

  Download Episode 81: “Free Picks Monogatari” here! It’s Free Pick time again!  Mike and Ed have dug deep this time around, sharing some of the best music they’ve discovered over the past few months. There’s a little of everything … Continue reading

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Episode 80: Fan Favorites 2

Download Episode 80: “Fan Favorites 2” here! It’s the PixelTunes Radio 3rd Anniversary Celebration! To kick off the next year of the show, Mike and Ed have taken VGM submissions from fans and friends and compiled one heck of a … Continue reading

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Episode 79: Talkin’ TMNT with Cygnus Destroyer

  Download Episode 79: “Talkin’ TMNT with Cygnus Destroyer” here! Let’s kick shell! Today’s theme revolves around the Heroes on the Half Shell — The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Joining Mike and Ed is fellow TMNT and video game fanatic … Continue reading

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Episode 78: Winter Special 3

  Download Episode 78: “Winter Special 3” here! It’s the most wonderful time of the year again! PixelTunes Radio is back for their 3rd annual winter special, sharing some songs that remind Mike and Ed of of the frosty weather … Continue reading

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Episode 77: Tough Tunes with Cameron Chiles

Download Episode 77: “Tough Tunes with Cameron Chiles” here! What makes video game music sound tough? How tough is TOO tough? Why do the toughest sounding VGM tunes always feature both guitar and keyboard?  These are all very tough questions. … Continue reading

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Episode 76: Software Serenade – Our Favorite Tunes with Vocals

  Download Episode 76: “Software Serenade – Our Favorite Tunes with Vocals” here! Video game music is predominantly instrumental. Sometimes though, a composer’s creative vision needs to be expressed through words, and that’s when vocalists are brought in to make … Continue reading

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Episode 75: Bad Games, Good Friends ft. Rhythm and Pixels

  Download Episode 75: “Bad Games, Good Friends ft. Rhythm and Pixels” here! Rob and Pernell from VGM podcast Rhythm and Pixels join the PTR guys for a show about bad games with great music. Hilarity ensues!  Jam out with … Continue reading

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Episode 74: SpookyTunes 3

  Download Episode 74: “SpookyTunes 3” here! Halloween is upon us, and that means it’s time for another episode of SpookyTunes! Join SpoOoOoOky Mike and the Edless Horseman as they shake the skeletons from their closets and drag out some … Continue reading

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Episode 73: The Sounds of Silent Hill with @AvalancheJared

Download Episode 73: “The Sounds of Silent Hill with @AvalancheJared” here! PTR’s spoooooky October festivities continue with a focus on one of the most disturbing series of the last decade: Silent Hill. Jared Smith from the YouTube channel Avalanche Reviews … Continue reading

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