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Soundtrack Saturday: Nov.06

Ypx here—today we’re going to be listening to “Harv’s Island (Day)” from Animal Crossing New Horizons. We’ve covered New Horizons on this weekly listening session at least a couple times, but over the past couple days I have been spending time listening to this music. While I was certainly a fan of the tambourine and […]

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Soundtrack Saturday: Oct.31

Ypx here—today we’re going to be listening to “Title Theme” from The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. I think this game has been discussed before, and we have definitely covered the series on this panel, but I thought we’d listen to something from this game for a couple reasons. First, the game celebrated an anniversary […]

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Soundtrack Saturday: Oct.23

Ypx here—today we’re going to be listening to “2AM (Rain)” from Animal Crossing New Horizons. I’ve covered the game’s history before (around when it came out), but with a new expansion and final free update on the horizon, I thought we’d listen to some more music from the game again. The series has had different […]

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Soundtrack Saturday: Oct.16

Ypx here—today we’re going to be listening to “Ossuary” from Dead Cells. Dead Cells spent a year in early access on Steam before being released on PC, OSX, and consoles in 2018, with mobile releases following in subsequent years. The game is a mix of the rouge-like and metroidvania games, mixing procedural world generation and […]

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Soundtrack Saturday: Oct.9

Ypx here—today we’re going to be listening to “Biome Fest” from Minecraft. This was added to the game in the Music Update in late 2013. Unlike many modern games that feature expansions, updates, and other downloadable content, Minecraft has long had free updates to the basic game itself, as its creator believed it to be […]

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Soundtrack Saturday: Oct.2

Ypx here—today we’re going to be listening to “Fairy Fountain” from The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass. We just missed the NA anniversary of the game yesterday (October 1), and the AU and EU anniversaries come later this month (11 and 19 respectively). Released in 2007 (or ’08 for South Korea) and included in several […]

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Soundtrack Saturday: Sep.25

Ypx here—today we’re going to be listening to “Forest Glade” from Kameo: Elements of Power. Released in 2005 for the Xbox 360, Rare’s action-adventure game is about controlling the titular character and elemental abilities by transforming into ten elemental warriors. The game was visually bright, received fairly well by critics, and was praised for its […]

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Soundtrack Saturday: Sep.18

Ypx here—today we’re going to be listening to “Stickerbush Symphony” from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest. A direct sequel to Donkey Kong Country 1995’s platformer is widely hailed as one of the greatest games of the genre, and is often praised for its graphics, gameplay, and soundtrack. It was the second best-selling game […]

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Soundtrack Saturday: Sep.11

Ypx here—today we’re going to be listening to “Ephemeral Memory” from Chrono Cross. Released as a sort-of sequel to Chrono Trigger released in 1999 for the PlayStation by Square (before -Enix). Unlike its predecessor, this game is mostly in 3D, though the sprite-based aspects of the game are from different vantage points than top-down to […]

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Soundtrack Saturday: Jul.3

Ypx here—back for another weekly Soundtrack Saturday. We’re on a Saturday again! It doesn’t really feel much different for me, but maybe it’s more convenient for you? Released in 2006 for the Nintendo DS, these three games are being remade into 2021’s Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl (Platinum is not being remade). I’m excited to […]