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About PixelTunesRadio

PixelTunes Radio is a celebration of video game music in an hour long (give or take a few minutes) podcast format. Created by Ed (Ruiner9) Wilson and Michael (Miketendo) Levy, the concept is simple: every two weeks a new episode with a different theme is released. There’s tons of colorful commentary, awesome video game music and of course, hilarious gamer-related fake commercials to enjoy. Please make sure to also download our podcast on iTunes and also on Youtube.com/dongled for a video-streaming option.

PixelTunes Radio VGM Podcast – Episode 79: Talking TMNT w/ Cygnus Destroyer

  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 Matt Ezero, from the YouTube channel Cygnus Destroyer 20XX. …

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PixelTunes Radio VGM Podcast – Episode 77: Tough Tunes

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. So tough in fact, that Ed and Mike needed …

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PixelTunes Radio VGM Podcast – Episode 76: Software Serenade (VGM w/Vocals)

  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 some VGM magic. Join Mike and Ed as they explore some of …

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PixelTunes Radio VGM Podcast – Episode 75: Bad Games, Good Friends!

  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 the fantastic foursome as they spin tracks from Barry Leitch, Alberto Jose …

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PixelTunes Radio VGM Podcast – Episode 74: SPOOKYTUNES 3!

  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 of the ghastliest video game music …

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PixelTunes Radio VGM Podcast – Episode 73: The Sounds of Silent Hill With Avalanche Jared

  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 joins Mike and Ed for an in-depth look at the …

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PixelTunes Radio VGM Podcast – Episode 72

****PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of how this episode is mixed, it may create phase cancellation. We suggest listening via stereo and not mono for the best sound performance possible. **** Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, known as Akumajō Densetsu …

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PixelTunes Radio VGM Podcast – Episode 71: Iku Mizutani – The Man Behind The Music

  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 composer, and so he was thrilled when he agreed to …

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PixelTunes Radio VGM Podcast – Episode 66: DOOM

  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 years with direct comparisons of …

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PixelTunes Radio VGM Podcast – Episode 64: Summer Jamz

  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 down the freeway with this …

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PixelTunes Radio Podcast Hour: Episode 9 – Racing Trax!

  Finger perched on the accelerator button… wind in your hair… clock ticking down at the top of the screen… Racing games are always a thrilling experience, and racing soundtracks are equally intense. Join us, and our guest host Scott, …

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PixelTunes Radio Podcast Show – Episode 8: Mike’s Picks

  Ed finally breaks down and lets Mike pick all of the tracks this time. The result is one fine collection of tunes! From obscure consoles like the Sharp X68000, to the old familiar NES, there’s a little bit of …

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PixelTunes Radio Podcast Show – Episode 7: Shmup Trax

    Shmups. Shooters. Shoot ‘em ups. No matter what you call them, one fact is true: They showcase some of the best music that their consoles have to offer. In this episode, we find out that Mike compares everything …

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PixelTunes Radio Podcast Show – Episode 6: Beyond Chiptunes

PixelTunes Radio is back for their sixth episode and this time, Ed and Mike’s theme is non-chiptune video game music! Ed talks about his wedding cake topper, Mike shares details about meeting Tommy Tallarico, and our commercials teach you how …

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PixelTunes Radio Podcast Show Episode 5 – Brian’s Picks

We’re back with Episode 5! This time out, our buddy Brian (who designed our awesome logo) plays a bunch of rad tunes for us. We talk about how everything is Zelda to Brian, Mike has a stroke, and Ed over-explains …

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PixelTunes Radio Podcast Show Episode 4 – Pop Music Soundalikes

  Have you ever played a video game and thought, “Hey, that song sounds familiar?” You’re not alone! In this episode, Ed and Mike pick some tunes that sound suspiciously like songs you’d hear on the radio! Visit PixelTunesRadio.com or …

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PixelTunes Radio Podcast Show: Episode 3 – Todd’s Picks

  Our friend Todd stops by and gives us 10 tracks for your earholes to listen to and boy are his picks solid! Plus, Todd and Mike team up against Ed to argue over the pronunciation of Faxanadu.Tons of Sunsoft …

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PixelTunes Radio Podcast Show: Episode 2 – Beat ‘Em Ups

PixelTunes Radio is back this week with Episode 2 and this time around we’ll be focusing on Beat ‘Em Ups! Loving plowing your fists and feet through street thugs, robots and monsters? Well open up those ears to the smooth …

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PixelTunes Radio Podcast Show: Episode 1 – Composer Showcase

In our first episode, we delve into a showcase of composers. We wanted to share songs that some might be unfamiliar with, and then play a song that is more popular. We cover a wide variety of styles in this …

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