August 01, 2014
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Final Fantasy VI smartphone reveal trailer

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-12-23 - comments
The first trailer for Final Fantasy VI for smartphones debuted at this weekend's Jump Festa event, previewing the revised visual design of this upcoming port. Piano arrangements of the role-playing game score and other themes overseen by composer Nobuo Uematsu will be performed live at Yomiuri Otemachi Hall in Tokyo in May.
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David Kanaga uploads Dyad Cuts

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-12-22 - comments
Proteus composer David Kanaga has released his second album through Bandcamp based on the interactive score to Dyad, the PlayStation Network and Steam racer by Shawn McGrath. The full set of audio components used in the independently developed game are available to download via the musician's website.
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GameChops posts Boss Beats by ABSRDST

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-12-17 - comments
Game-inspired netlabel GameChops has published Boss Beats by ABSRDST, a seven-track electronic music remix album arranging themes from Mega Man 2, 9, 10 & X6. Original compositions found in the Capcom action game series are by Takashi Tateishi, Naoto Tanaka, Manami Matsumae and Yu Shimoda.
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Knight of the Round releases Onward Dissension

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-12-16 - comments
Onward Dissension, the second full-length polyrhythmic thrash album by Knight of the Round, is now available to stream in full on Bandcamp. Inspired by Nobuo Uematsu's compositions for the Final Fantasy series of role-playing games, the album also adapts two themes by Hitoshi Sakimoto and Masaharu Iwata of Basiscape.
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Foilverb's Sleeping Worlds debuts at C85

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-12-16 - comments
Kyoto-based chip music composer Foilverb will release his follow up to the original album Final Cartridge at the Comic Market 85 hobbyist convention on December 31 in Tokyo. The fifteen track album, featuring a remix by Tower of Heaven composer Flashygoodness, can be sampled in a ten-minute preview uploaded to SoundCloud.
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Game Music Prayer benefits Philippines relief

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-12-14 - comments
The album Game Music Prayer will go on sale at Tokyo's Comic Market 85 on December 31, with proceeds benefiting Philippines relief through the Japan Red Cross. Keyboard cover artist Professor Sakamoto is contributing an arrangement of his song "Samurai," available to sample in an 11-minute crossfade track on SoundCloud.
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Fallout 1, 2, Tactics free during winter sale

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-12-13 - comments
GOG.com, formerly Good Old Games, has launched their DRM-free winter sale, offering Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics for free download for Windows and Mac OS X. The digital role-playing game titles include all three soundtrack albums, featuring music composed by Mark Morgan and Inon Zur.
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CoLD SToRAGE's Strix Memoria revisits Psygnosis

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-12-12 - comments
Strix Memoria by Tim Wright, aka. CoLD SToRAGE, recreates 25 of the composer's personal favorite Commodore Amiga tracks in full CD audio, with added instrumentation. The album can be streamed in full through Bandcamp, featuring music from the Shadow of the Beast series and Psygnosis owl logo cover art.
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Ultionus: A Soundtrack of Petty Revenge by Virt

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-12-12 - comments
Ultionus: A Soundtrack of Petty Revenge by Double Dragon Neon composer Virt (Jake Kaufman) is now available to download in your file format of choice through Bandcamp for "name your price." The album includes the track "Credits (Wandering)" from Truthcannon by A_Rival, performed by vocalist Helen Eugene.
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FAMI-MODE 2014 slated for January 25 in Tokyo

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-12-11 - comments
Kichijoji's annual FAMI-MODE festival, celebrating the lasting cultural impact of 8-bit NES games, has been announced for January 25, 2014 just before midnight. Star Pine's Cafe all-night event, organized by Meteor, will be host to performances by music groups YMCK, Kplecraft, SEXY-SYNTHESIZER, CLACHIP and Omodaka.
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Siddhartha Barnhoorn releases Out There score

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-12-05 - comments
Antichamber composer Siddhartha Barnhoorn has released the atmospheric soundtrack to Out There, a science fiction resource management title by independent developer Mi-Clos Studio. The mobile game for iOS and Android is due out early 2014, with hand-drawn 2D graphics by French artist FibreTigre.
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Chrono Trigger Symphony Volume 3 previewed

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-12-04 - comments
Blake Robinson's Synthetic Orchestra has released the first music excerpt from Chrono Trigger Symphony Volume 3, the concluding edition of the arranged album series. Featuring orchestral renditions of the Super Nitnendo score by Yasunori Mitsuda and Nobuo Uematsu, prior volume samples are streaming on SoundCloud.
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Hyde209 shares Strider Fall of the Grandmaster

Source submitted by Hyde209 on 2013-12-03 - comments
Radio drama arrange album Strider: Fall of the Grandmaster, available today for "name your price" on Bandcamp, is a tribute to project organizer Hyde209's favorite game. Incorporating multiple-language dialog and a 1989 musical flavor, the project seeks to recapture the sound of Capcom's classic arcade title.
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Turrican Soundtrack Anthology on Bandcamp

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-12-02 - comments
Game composer Chris Huelsbeck has published the Turrican Soundtrack Anthology through Bandcamp, representing the entirety of the Turrican series music scores, newly recorded and arranged, in addition to three orchestral performances. Selected tracks from the music collection funded through Kickstarter are available online.
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Mutherpluckin' B Mushroom Variety Show previewed

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-12-01 - comments
Game arranger guitarist Mutherpluckin' B (Henrik Lidbjörk) based in Uppsala, Sweden has posted a full-length rock cover arranging music from NES action game Blaster Master, composed by Naoki Kodaka. The musician's upcoming album The Mushroom Variety Show will be previewed on SoundCloud.