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RetroBeats RPG Tour Year 2 – Final Fantasy II

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Here we go Year 2 starts with the next Final Fantasy in the series, Squaresoft is now firmly settled in the Japanese video game space and Nobuo Uematsu is on a roll.

The game came out in 1988 but was never released outside of Japan sadly so we had to wait until the release of Final Fantasy Origins to enjoy it, along with an amazing remixed soundtrack.

Enjoy it on Retroware TV!

July 14, 2009 Posted by | retrobeats | , , , , | Leave a comment

RetroBeats RPG Tour Year 1 – Dragon Quest Out!

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This time I’m taking a look at the other great contender for the biggest RPG franchise: Dragon Quest (know as Dragon Warrior in the U.S.) which was released in 1986 by Enix.

The soundtrack was composed by Koichi Sugiyama. He worked almost only on this series including original versions and symphonic suites but has composed some scores for anime such as Gatchaman and Space Runaway Ideon.

Check it on Retroware TV.

May 19, 2009 Posted by | retrobeats | , , , , | Leave a comment

RetroBeats Special: Chris Hülsbeck!!

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Well guys it’s a big one!!! this we have a special RetroBeats on the amazing Chris Hulsbeck. A huge 17 track session to showcase the range and talent!!
Included are Turrican, Jim Power, Star Wars, Great Giana Sisters and many more.

This session was created to go along a great interview from Benzaie, of That Guy With the Glasses, of the German composer.

Be sure to go check it out on RetrowareTV.

April 30, 2009 Posted by | retrobeats | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

RetroBeats RPG Tour Year 1 – Phantasy Star Out!

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For the second session of the RPG tour we look at Phantasy Star, a pioneer in making a sci-fi RPG, using a female as a protagonist and having a bigger emphasis plot.

The soundtrack was composed by Tokuhiko Uwabo who also composed the soundtracks for Alex Kidd in Miracle World, Castle of Illusion and Zillion.

Check it out on Retroware TV.

April 14, 2009 Posted by | retrobeats | , , , | Leave a comment

RetroBeats RPG Tour Year 1 – Final Fantasy Out!

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Newest session of my new RPG Tour fromat on Retroware TV. I’ll be covering several RPGs over the next session to showcase the best music the genre has to offer… and it has a lot!

For this first round we are looking at the infamous Final Fantasy from Squaresoft by the Great Nobuo Uematsu. No introduction needed really so…

…check it out.

March 25, 2009 Posted by | retrobeats | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

RetroBeats Session 16-18!

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For those of you who missed them I’ve released 3 new sessions on Retroware TV. I’ve covered some more rock-oriented tracks, several arcade classics from our past and more recently a little special on Street Fighter IV.

For those interested for the next several sessions I’m going to change the formula just a tad and focus on RPGs in a somewhat chronological order. I hope you’ll enjoy.

In any case go check it out.

March 23, 2009 Posted by | retrobeats | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Love Letter to Video Game Magazines

Some of you may have heard of Retroware TV, an amazing website filled with quality content on older games. You may also know that I do the RetroBeats show on there which focuses on game soundtracks.

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But that’s not what we’re here to talk about. The new RWTV episode was released today and focuses on video game magazines from the past and also present. The video is a heartfelt look at something that touched us all before the Internet was born. Browsing through the pages and an old Nintendo Power gives to many the same feeling as plugging in our NES to play our favorite childhood games.

I won’t go on for pages but do yourself a favor and check out this video. You will most likely thank me.

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March 18, 2009 Posted by | Random Musings, retrobeats | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

RetroBeats Session 15 Out!

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This week I take a look at some spooky and moody tunes just in time for All Hallow’s Eve… Well not exactly just in time becaue it was a bit delayed in posting but one can still enjoy darker tunes all year long

So please head over to Retroware TV and enjoy this longer session featuring MediEvil, Alone in the Dark, Shadow of the Beast, Castlevania and more.

November 12, 2008 Posted by | retrobeats | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment