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This week special guest Brent Weinbach, co-host of the classic game music blog The Legacy Music Hour, shares some of his favorite 8- and 16-bit music with the GI Show. We also break down Madden 13 and Guild Wars 2.
If you have any interest at all in game music, this podcast is required listening. Brent is an expert in the field and stops by to play some of his favorites -- many of them from extremely rare and Japanese-only games. Also stick around for Matt Kato and Matt Bertz's talking about some of the sweeping changes EA Sports instituted in the new Madden, as well as Matt Miller and GI's new editor Kimberly Wallace waxing enthusiastic about the stellar new MMO Guild Wars 2.
Note: Due to some technical difficulties, the podcast is late this week. We weren't able to upload it to the server for some reason. Big thanks to Joey Guerra at our corporate HQ for helping get this up! Sorry for the inconvenience.
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Was wondering why this was late, but better late than never! Always exciting to get a new GI show.
How dare you make us wait, we demand consistency in our media. Joking of course. I didn't expect one since I thought the Army of Two podcast counted for one this week.
Now I have something to listen to while I unload truck:) Thank you:)
Anyone have a time for when the second segment starts? I just can't listen to Brent anymore.
Great podcast, loved the 16 bit music segment! You guys even somehow made talk of madden bearable!
Tim you are 100% correct on the amon amarth referance, that sounded so familiar to me, it sounded metal. The song is "Cry of the Black Birds" and the intro is near identical to that song LOVE IT!
What's that song at the end of the podcast?
This was a pretty good podcast I liked a lot of the music and I appreciated the info on madden 13.
Great GI Show this week! I love the Legacy Music Hour, and it was great having Brent on the show. Also nice coverage of both Madden 13 and Guild Wars 2.
Play them Japanese beats!
Sakimoto's an amazing composer. One of those guys that has his own style that's immediately recognizable. Vagrant Story had a wonderful soundtrack, and his aggressive, epic style fit very well with Final Fantasy XII. One of my favorite music men.
I see what you're saying about the players limbs looking wild in Madden 13. I haven't actually played it but I've seen trailers and their legs just flail about all over the place.
I've played gw2 for maybe 2 hours on my friends account because I was really curious about mmorpgs and the only prior experience i had with them was just about a week of playing wow. I have to say i'm amazed the game is doing so well because to me it really had nothing to offer. It made massive assumptions that I was already heavily invested in the game and was already interested in the story/world and frankly I wasn't. The combat felt very empty and unrewarding and every quest seemed less interesting than the last. The event system is a cool idea but in many of the quests I played it didn't seem like it would even be that much fun as a single player experience let alone sharing it with 50 other players. Maybe I'm too picky but for a game that takes such an investment of time and offers so much I would have expected the very basics of the game to feel great and for me it did not.