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Episode 71: Iku Mizutani: The Man Behind the Music

Download Episode 71: “Iku Mizutani: The Man Behind the Music” here! Iku Mizutani is well known for his fast-paced NES and Game Boy music on games like Shatterhand, Shadow of the Ninja, and Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. He’s Mike’s favorite … Continue reading

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Episode 70: Return of the Free Picks

Download Episode 70: “Return of the Free Picks” here! It’s episode 70, so that means it’s time for a free pick show! Mike and Ed play some tunes that don’t really fit into any particular theme, but are still completely … Continue reading

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Episode 69: Follin Back in Time

Download Episode 69: “Follin Back in Time” here! Tim Follin may be remembered for writing amazing soundtracks to titles like Silver Surfer (NES) and Rock ‘n Roll Racing (SNES), but his career as one of the most celebrated western VGM composers … Continue reading

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Episode 68: Taito Arcade with Bryan

  Download Episode 68: “Taito Arcade with Bryan” here! This week, Ed tags his Impulse Project co-host Bryan into the ring to chat about video game music! The theme of the day is Taito; specifically the history of the company … Continue reading

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Episode 67: Industrial Strength VGM

  Download Episode 67: “Industrial Strength VGM” here! Sure, everyone knows that Nine Inch Nails wrote the soundtrack for Quake, right? You may not know, however, that it wasn’t the first time an industrial artist has written music for a … Continue reading

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Episode 66: DOOM

  Download Episode 66: “DOOM” here! Hot on the heels of the new DOOM release, PTR is back with a scorching collection of songs from the franchise. Marvel at how far video game music has come in the last 20 … Continue reading

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Episode 65: Run n Gun Fun

  Download Episode 65: “Run ‘n Gun Fun” here! Today’s theme is all about running and gunning as Mike and Ed grab their rocket launchers and head towards the enemy’s base. The playlist is exceptionally rockin’ this time around, with … Continue reading

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Episode 64: Summer Jamz

  Download Episode 64: “Summer Jamz” here! Summer is here, and the PTR boys are spraying you down with some cool summer jams. Rap, jazz, funk, rock… it’s all in here! Hop in the car, roll down the windows, and head … Continue reading

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Episode 63: Battle Clash Crescendo

  Download Episode 63: “Battle Clash Crescendo” here! While the SNES Super Scope went largely ignored by the gaming community in the mid-nineties, those who owned one were treated to two of the best light-gun based games on the market. … Continue reading

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Episode 62: Mega Man X-travaganza

Download Episode 62: “Mega Man X-travaganza” here! In 1994, Capcom unleashed Mega Man X on the SNES, revitalizing the Mega Man series and spawning an entirely new set of sequels. Keiji Inafune was at the helm, and upgraded every aspect … Continue reading

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Episode 61: PTR Retro-spective

Download Episode 61: “PTR Retro-spective” here! Join the PTR guys as they take a look back at the last 60 episodes! Mike and Ed each choose their tracks from the OTHER host’s selections from past shows, and they play some of … Continue reading

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Episode 60: Free Picks Gaiden

  Download Episode 60: “Free Picks Gaiden” here! It’s Episode 60, and that means it’s time for a “free pick” show! Mike and Ed both make some Sonic Mayhem (literally!) with tracks from Wild 9 and Quake 2! They picked … Continue reading

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Episode 59: Star Fox

  Download Episode 59: “Star Fox” here! It’s a Star Fox PTR, just in time for the much-anticipated release of Star Fox Zero on the Wii U! Mike and Ed take a stroll through the Lylat System, visiting all of … Continue reading

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Episode 58: CORE Design

  Download Episode 58: “CORE Design” here! The game development company known as CORE Design humbly began in a small Victorian house in Derby, England back in 1988. They may be best known for creating the eponymous Tomb Raider franchise, … Continue reading

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Episode 57: Sega CD Sounds

Download Episode 57: “Sega CD” here! The Sega CD (known as the Mega CD in Japan and Europe) was a device that attached to the Genesis/ Mega Drive console, and added extra processing power and huge CD-ROM storage capacity. Developers … Continue reading

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Episode 56: Elemental Master

  Download Episode 56: “Elemental Master” Here! TecnoSoft released Elemental Master to North American audiences in 1993 with very little fanfare. The unassuming vertical shoot ’em up wasn’t destined for retail greatness,  but that doesn’t mean it was a bad … Continue reading

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Episode 55: SNK vs Capcom with Pixelated Audio!

  Download Episode 55: “Capcom vs SNK” Here! It’s the Matchup of the Century!  The PTR boys were guests on episode 49 of VGM podcast Pixelated Audio to discuss SNK vs Capcom: SVC Chaos. Now Bryan and James have joined … Continue reading

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Episode 54: The Music of Final Fantasy

  Download Episode 54: The Music of Final Fantasy” Here! The Final Fantasy series is celebrated not only for it’s engaging characters, powerful storylines, and impressive graphics, but it’s wonderful music as well. Composers like Kenji Ito and Ryuji Sasai … Continue reading

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Episode 53: Sweatin’ With the Indies Mixtape Edition

  Download Episode 53: “Sweatin’ With the Indies Mixtape Edition” Here! This is “Episode 53: Sweatin’ with the Indies” with all the fat cut out! By popular demand, we’ve trimmed down our show into a music-only mix! So hit the … Continue reading

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Episode 53: Sweatin’ With the Indies

  Download Episode 53: “Sweatin’ With the Indies” Here! Happy New Year!  Ed and Mike are pumped for what PTR has in store for 2016, and they’re starting it off with a bang. This show is a collection of fantastic … Continue reading

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