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Van Hemlock Episode 33
Wed, 31 Dec 2008 02:09:00 GMT [download/play]



This week we've got our first annual year end music show, where we let you listen to music from games that you do know and maybe some that you don't.

This time the music comes from these games:

Warhammer Online
Guild Wars
Neocron 2
Morrowind
Planescape Torment
Mass Effect
Darwinia
Halo 3
Overlord
Mirror's Edge
Portal
Tron 2.0
Bioshock
Homeworld 1
Gears of War 1 & 2
Summoner
Evil Genius
Crackdown
Fallout 3
Tone Rebellion
Lord of the Rings Online
Civilization 4

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Episode 33 Discussion Thread

'o/' by FarSpace
Submitted on 2008-12-31 06:39:25 CST
I really enjoyed listening to you guys talk about the songs too, It was interesting & nice to hear what you had to say. "Smiles" :)

The guild Wars song sounded Epic and Adventurous it was like listening to a battle seen and then the adventuring between. I just started playing Guild Wars & I was thinking the music was really turning out to be one of my favorites, it fits with the world nicely & I like it too anyways. Yippee for Guild Wars!

I bought Unreal again once because it had a CD of the Unreal sound Track included. I'm going to look for games music tracks on I-tunes I think.

I"śm glad you did this, thanks, it was a nice show to listen too :) In fact I for one would love hear this type of podcast any time anyone wanted to do it.



'Happy New Year!' by Elsyth
Submitted on 2008-12-31 19:37:09 CST
Happy New Year guys! Hope the New Year brings you some delightful new surprises :)


'Very nice' by Sente
Submitted on 2009-01-01 03:09:43 CST
Great idea with the game music podcast!

If you have not seen it yet, there is a symphony orchestra performance that plays game music (PLAY! - http://www.play-symphony.com/) which plays all over the world.




'Awesome' by robg
Submitted on 2009-01-02 04:03:42 CST
Thanks guys, I really enjoyed the show. I often tune into Radio Rivendell while grinding away in whatever game. The Darwinia track brought back some memories...I miss the good ol' 8-bit days :)


'Great idea for a show.' by welshtroll
Submitted on 2009-01-02 20:38:37 CST
The 8 bit classic was awesome and had me all inspired to get my emulator out once again. R-type to the rescue!

As you mentioned the Halo 3 music and how it altered by story, I've always admired the Planetside music, it was well designed to fade between track each planetside ave it's own theme. Additionally once you were familiar with the game you would notice the music change indicating how the battle was going, all rather neat.

The Homeworld piece was great, I have played in the last 6 months and the music is creepy at time when you are all alone in space.

Another recent piece I enjoyed was the chase music in Assassins creed, got the blood pumping.



'Assassins Creed' by Jon
Submitted on 2009-01-02 21:37:07 CST
I only have a few pieces from Assassin's Creed (the WAVs they put out), I'm still looking for the others. I'll play some next year :)


'o/ :)' by FarSpace
Submitted on 2009-01-04 23:42:42 CST
You guys inspired me to find my Unreal, HOMEWORLD & cyberwar music CD's


'Nice work' by Sinaea
Submitted on 2009-01-05 07:40:55 CST
I liked your first music show some months ago, and enjoyed this one as well. A lot of Guild Wars music still brings tears to my eyes (yeah, I'm a sap). Good show, and hope to hear more music episodes in the future.


'Great music!' by FraidOfTheLight
Submitted on 2009-01-10 14:45:59 CST
Hi guys, and a happy new year.

I'm a big fan of film and game soundtracks, so this podcast was just my kind of thing.

Just wanted to list some of my favourite game music, which includes:

- Myst (now available on CD)
- Deus Ex (particularly the music from the Hong Kong section)
- World of Warcraft (sorry) (but the music in Ashenvale really creeped me out the first time I heard it, and some of the new WotLK soundtracks are really evocative)
- And of course, Super Mario Brothers! (check out http://www.videogamepianist.com/).

Anyway, great podcast!