SONIC ADVENTURE 2 and SUPER MARIO 64 – Original Soundchat – Episode 17

Peter reminisces about the rocking guitar tunes in his favorite game while growing up in Sonic Adventure 2 and Joe pays tribute to the game that brought an industry into the third dimension alongside Koji Kondo’s work in Super Mario 64

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Early Third-Party E3 2019 Predictions | The PowerSwitch

Early third-party E3 2019 predictions, Microsoft and Sony to join forces on streaming tech, Ubisoft’s roller-coaster week of delays and teases, Nintendo releases a Super Mario Maker 2 Direct, Call of Duty’s 2020 game may be Black Ops 5, the NCAA may open the door for video game likenesses, and playing Rakuen

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JET SET RADIO and DOOM (2016) – Original Soundchat – Episode 16

Joe presents a funky mix of beats with aged voice sampling in Jet Set Radio & Jet Set Radio Future and Peter analyzes the channeling of corrupted audio energy through a created synth instrument in Mick Gordon’s work on DOOM (2016).

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Early Microsoft E3 2019 Predictions | The PowerSwitch

Early Microsoft E3 2019 predictions, Final Fantasy VII Remake highlights a new State of Play, a U.S. senator introduces a lootbox ban bill, EA Access arrives on PS4 in July, the E3 2019 press conference schedule appears to be set, and playing Monster Prom

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METAL GEAR SOLID 2 and DONKEY KONG 64 – Original Soundchat – Episode 15

Peter presents a game ahead of its time with a Hollywood-inspired score in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Joe reminisces about the anxiety-inducing apes from the first game of his youth in Grant Kirkhope’s work on Donkey Kong 64.

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Early Nintendo E3 2019 Predictions | The PowerSwitch

Early Nintendo E3 2019 predictions, Epic buys Rocket League developer Psyonix, the first Sonic the Hedgehog movie trailer draws criticism, PS Plus and Xbox Live Gold free games for May 2019, a new Earthworm Jim game announced as an Intellivision Amico exclusive, a new Tom Clancy game may be revealed this week, and playing Resident Evil 2

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THOMAS WAS ALONE and THE MESSENGER – Original Soundchat – Episode 14

Joe explores the tensions between instruments and synths in the quadrilateral-filled world of Thomas Was Alone and Peter studies the way of the ninja with the 8- and 16-bit chiptune dance melodies of Eric Brown’s work in The Messenger.

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Persona 5’s Royal Scramble | The PowerSwitch

The long-awaited Persona concert event shows a new trailer for Persona 5 Royal, Persona 5 Scramble is officially revealed, Nintendo and Sony detail their financial results, Square-Enix will return to present a digital event at E3 2019, the next Call of Duty may be Modern Warfare 4, and playing Assassin’s Creed Odyssey: The Fate of Atlantis – Episode 1

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THE LAST OF US and THE WORLD ENDS WITH YOU – Original Soundchat – Episode 13

Peter takes a look at an Academy Award-winning composer applying a cinematic score to The Last of Us and Joe analyzes the many-styled vocal compression of Takeharu Ishimoto’s work in The World Ends With You.

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PlayStation 5 and the Tech Tease | The PowerSwitch

Sony drops an early tech exclusive about PlayStation 5, Inside Xbox confirms recent Microsoft reports, a Switch Pro model may be pushed back as a next-gen concept, Reggie Fils-Aimé teases a Retro Studios character in his Twitter debut, Gamescom will feature a Geoff Keighley opening night show, Assassin’s Creed Unity is free for a limited time for Notre-Dame de Paris awareness, and playing Resident Evil 2

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