October 25, 2014
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Square Enix publishes Military Tune: The Album

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-29 - comments
The Military Tune series of dance music EPs by Square Enix, which began by treating high intensity battle themes to electronic music arrangements, has culminated in a full-length album. The LP's Halloween-themed YouTube launch trailer includes music excerpts by Thomas Schumacher, Wata Igarashi, Takuya Yamashita and The KAH.
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X'mas Music from Bravely Default album announced

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-19 - comments
Square Enix has announced yuletide arrange album X'mas Collections: Music from Bravely Default, scheduled for release on November 19 in Japan. In the tradition of the X'mas Collections series, the CD will include holiday-themed arrangements of Revo's score for Nintendo 3DS role-playing game Bravely Default.
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Rekcahdam launches Band Saga Kickstarter campaign

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-09 - comments
Independent developer and game composer Rekcahdam (Roger Hicks) has launched his Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund Band Saga, an action roguelike where every element of the game is generated by music. Backer rewards, including DRM-free copies and digital comics, are available through October 2.
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MOtOLOiD Chiptune Festival 2014 live on Ustream

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-29 - comments
The 2014 MOtOLOiD Chiptune Festival is currently streaming live on Ustream. The annual chip music show is broadcasting from studio 2.5D at the Shibuya PARCO department store in Tokyo, featuring live performances by Hige Driver (chip-style), U-ji, 黒魔, Kyohei Fujita and Task, along with VJs m7kenji and Kuroyuki.
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Hohokum Music Spectacular streaming on Twitch.tv

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-15 - comments
Sony is streaming the Hohokum Music Spectacular live concert, broadcasting from Echo Park in Los Angeles through the PlayStation channel of the Twitch.tv video streaming website. Ghostly netlabel artists performing today include Michna, Heathered Pearls and Shigeto.
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FAMICOM MADNES 4 streaming live on Ustream

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-08 - comments
Annual chip music event FAMICOM MADNES is streaming live on Ustream, broadcast from Club Tsukiyume in Kawasaki, Japan. Participating musicians and visualists include Robokabuto, KPLECRAFT, TORIENA, Suesett, Xinon, Yokemura from YMCK, m7kenji and Lazerbeat, among other artists.
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Austin Wintory scores ABZÛ by Giant Squid

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-18 - comments
Austin Wintory is composing the music score to ABZÛ, an indpendently developed PlayStation 4 title by art director Matt Nava of Journey, now at developer Giant Squid. Hear the E3 announcement trailer's music theme "To Know, Water," streaming on the PlayStation SoundCloud channel.
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Distant Worlds E3 2014 streaming on YouTube

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-11 - comments
Square Enix Presents' YouTube channel has posted a series of Final Fantasy music-related videos, aired during Day Two of the E3 Expo in Los Angeles. Composer Yoko Shimomura discusses music for Kingdom Hearts, followed by a Final Fantasy piano recital and Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy concert.

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Nanaa Mihgo's E3 2014 performance on YouTube

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-10 - comments
Square Enix Presents has posted a recorded performance of Final Fantasy XI acoustic cover band Nanaa Mihgo's, uploaded to YouTube to coincide with E3. A mix of previously seen and unseen footage thirty minutes in length, music is by Naoshi Mizuta on bass, Machi Okabe on violin and Takuro Iga on piano.
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PlayStation's E3 2014 press conference highlights

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-09 - comments

Sony has posted video highlights from the 2014 PlayStation E3 press conference, taking place prior to the Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center.  Footage of LittleBigPlanet 3, No Man's Sky, Grim Fandango, The Last of Us Remastered and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End can be viewed on YouTube player.  

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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call E3 trailer

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-05 - comments
Square Enix has posted the E3 trailer for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call in anticipation of the press event in Los Angeles, featuring music compositions by series composer Nobuo Uematsu. The Nintendo 3DS rhythm game is due for release on September 16 in North America, including 221 music tracks.
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Anamanaguchi and JP Friends live, today on Ustream

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-02 - comments
Studio 2.5D broadcast their third anniversary party today at 7:35 pm Japan time, 6:35 am Eastern Standard. Taking place at the Shibuya Parco department store in Tokyo, Anamanaguchi and JP Friends streamed live on Ustream, featuring performances by Anamanaguchi, Professor Sakamoto and other artists.
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Jamestown Plus for PS4 receiving remastered score

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-05-10 - comments
Final Form Games has announced their sci-fi shoot-em-up Jamestown is receiving an upgraded port for PlayStation 4, featuring a remastered music score by Francisco Cerda. Jamestown Plus, says the composer, will have its own soundtrack album release, including additional tracks for new stages.
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Hige Driver scores Magic Gunners smartphone RPG

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-05-04 - comments
Tokyo-based chip musician Hige Driver has scored the soundtrack to smartphone role-playing game Magic Gunners, available for iPhone and Android smartphone devices in Japan. The musician's Kiss Me EP, a collaboration with the MOtOLOiD collective, debuted last week and can be sampled online.
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1H1D!!! vs FAMICOM MADNES live on Ustream

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-05-01 - comments
1H1D!!! vs FAMICOM MADNES is streaming live on Ustream today. The Kyoto chiptune party has brought together Gion's Cafe la Siesta's 1H1D!!! crew to do no-chips-barred battle against Tokyo's Famicom Mad NES 8-bit music gang. Who will emerge victorious in this lo-fi rumble? Tune in to Ustream to find out.