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Tengami soundtrack by David Wise on Bandcamp

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-04-16 - comments
Indie developer Nyamyam Games, based in the United Kingdom, has published the soundtrack to pop-up book adventure game Tengami through Bandcamp. The 13-track album by Donkey Kong Country series composer David Wise incorporates traditional Japanese instruments to complement the game's visuals.
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Watch The Returners perform live at Pico Pico Cafe

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-04-07 - comments
The latest video from the Mega Ran Japan Tour is a seven-minute segment from March 25's The Returners show at Pico Pico Cafe in Kichijoji, Tokyo. Mega Ran, Phill Harmonix and DJ AAROCK perform "The Gift" and "Been A Long Time" from their self-titled EP, available through Bandcamp for "name your price."
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TORIENA, Mega Ran appearing on YMCK Family Radio

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-03-31 - comments
Game Boy musician TORIENA will appear as a special guest on today's episode of Takeshi Yokemura's YMCK Family Radio Show, airing at 10:00 pm JST, 9:00 AM EST on Ustream. The program is planned to debut a recording from Pico Pico Cafe of Mega Ran's improvisational rap performance to YMCK's Super Mario World remix.
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Ridge Racer 20th Anniversary Remix album announced

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-03-30 - comments
Tokyo-based music label Sweeprecord has announced plans to release the two-disc Ridge Racer 20th Anniversary Remix album, coinciding with May's Ridge Racer Night 2 club event. The album contains over thirty new renditions of themes from the Namco Bandai racing game series by Shinji Hosoe, Ayako Saso and Nobuyoshi Sano.
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Square Sounds Tokyo slated for September 27 and 28

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-03-29 - comments
Chip music festival Square Sounds Tokyo has been announced for Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28, 2014, one week following the Tokyo Game Show. The annual event taking place at the Koenji High venue features live performances by international chip musicians and game-inspired visual artists.
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Mega Ran Japan Tour CDs arrive in Tokyo and Kyoto

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-03-22 - comments
Mega Ran Japan Tour CDs have arrived in Tokyo and Kyoto at two exclusive locations. The LP is currently available for 1000 yen at Pico Pico Cafe and Cafe la Siesta, containing rap remixes of the hip-hop artist's Mega Man songs by DJ Master Kohta, TORIENA, NNNNNNNNNN, Itoki Hana, Kunio, Bun, BOKKADENcI and other artists.
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Oh, Deer! live and in concert March 25 in Kichijoji

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-03-20 - comments
Celebrated game designer Yu Suzuki, director of Shenmue 1 & 2, calls Oh, Deer! by Necrosoft Games, "not bad." Composer Motohiro Kawashima (Streets of Rage 3) will perform music from the hotly anticipated indie driving game on the afternoon of March 25 at Pico Pico Cafe in Kichijoji, Tokyo, Japan.
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A Realm Reborn: Final Fantasy XIV soundtrack samples

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-03-12 - comments
Square Enix has posted the first 50 music samples from A Realm Reborn: Final Fantasy XIV Original Soundtrack by Masayoshi Soken and other artists. The Blu-Ray disc, containing 119 music tracks from the massively multiplayer online game for PC, PS3 and PS4, is scheduled for release on March 26 in Japan.
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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call score samples

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-03-09 - comments
Square Enix has posted a twenty-minute video previewing featured Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call music tracks. The Nintendo 3DS rhythm game due out this Spring includes musical themes from Final Fantasy I through XIV, written by series composer Nobuo Uematsu, among other musicians.
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Pavilion Bit Summit music preview by Tony Gerber

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-03-04 - comments
Composer Tony Gerber has posted his first music preview from the upcoming 4th person PlayStation 4 puzzler Pavilion, streaming on SoundCloud. Created by Visiontrick Media, the independently developed title will be playable at this weekend's Bit Summit indie game festival at the Miyako Messe in Kyoto, Japan.
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Mega Ran Japan Tour CD debuts at Bit Summit

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-03-03 - comments
The Mega Ran Japan Tour LP will debut on compact disc at this weekend's Bit Summit indie games festival in Kyoto, Japan. The CD will go on sale at Professor Sakamoto's booth at the Miyako Messe for 1000 yen during the day, and at Cafe la Siesta during the evening's Mon Petit Arigato and 1H1D!!! vol.33 chiptune parties.
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Brave Wave releases In Flux studio album

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-03-03 - comments
Game-inspired record label Brave Wave has released In Flux, a twelve-track studio album containing original music by English and Japanese language game composers. Featuring the musicians behind Mega Man, Ninja Gaiden, Silent Hill, Panzer Dragoon Saga and Spelunky, the album is available to stream in full through Bandcamp.
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Bit Summit indie game festival timetable posted

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-03-03 - comments
The timetable for the 2014 Bit Summit indie game festival has been posted to the three-day Kyoto event's official website. The lineup includes live music performances by Manami Matsumae (Mega Man), Baiyon (PixelJunk Eden), Chipzel (Super Hexagon), Masaya Matsuura (PaRappa the Rapper) and keyboardist Prof.Sakamoto.
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Mega Ran Returns to Kichijoji, Tokyo on March 25

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-03-01 - comments
American nerdcore rapper Mega Ran will appear live at Pico Pico Cafe in Kichijoji, Tokyo on March 25 in an encore performance of the Mega Ran Japan Tour. Beginning at 2:00 pm, the show will include acts by Mega Ran, Asu Rock, Motohiro Kawashima, Kunio, Smallest and more. 1000 yen entrance fee includes multiple re-entry.
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Omodaka's Bridge Song samples on Amazon

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-02-28 - comments
Omodaka's new album Bridge Song, recorded in collaboration with Min'yō folk song vocalist Akiko Kanazawa, is now available through iTunes in all regions. Samples of all twelve songs produced by Ape Escape series composer Soichi Terada are currently available to stream on Amazon mp3, courtesy of Far East Recording.