How Gaming Has Influenced Our Taste in Music (with Ryan Juengling - List Off! and Jon Haig)


May 15th, 2024

1 hr 33 mins 59 secs

Season 1

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About this Episode

Video games have the power to connect with players to tell stories, but have you ever considered the role that video games had in shaping your taste in music? From sports games like Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, Madden and FIFA to rhythm games like Guitar Hero, Rock Band and Fuser, and even non-licensed soundtracks like Mega Man, The Last of Us and Final games have had a big role in shaping the type of music we like. That's what this discussion episode is all about!

My guests for this episode were Ryan Juengling from List Off!, where you can get measured and informed takes on the latest gaming news, and Jon Haig, formerly of Video Game Lounge podcast. You can find List Off! and Video Game Lounge by searching on your favorite podcast apps or by following those links.

Intros/Guitar Hero/Rock Band 1:26
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater/Sports Games 25:56
Chiptunes/Orchestrated Music/Others 54:23

Music used in this episode:
-Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Main Menu (Brian Bight)
-"Hey You" (The Exies cover - performed by WaveGroup Sound)
-Gamebreaker 1 from NBA Street Vol 2 (Jeff Mair)
-Metal Man from Mega Man 2 (Takashi Tateishi)
-WVBA Champion from Punch-Out!! (Koji Kondo)

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