Episode 76: The Human Touch

On the Season 4 Premiere, Karl & Will explore the significance of the human element in video game music. Starting back from the days of the NES, through the dawn of CD quality audio, all the way to the modern day. The guys also share a concept called "The Uncanny Valley" and talk about how it relates to video game music. Enjoy a very insightful discussion on the ways in which game composers have captured human expression throughout the years! Listen to Episode 76

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Gremlins 2: The New Batch - Nobuyuki Hara, Shinichi Seya, Naoki Kodaka - Sunsoft - NES - 1990 -Ventilation Shafts Minnesota Fats: Pool Legend - Shogo Sakai, Masaaki Iwasaki & Seiji Momoi - Data East - Genesis - 1995 -Solitude Sam & Max Hit the Road - Peter McConnell - Lucasarts - PC - 1993 -Doug the Moleman Super Adventure Island 2 - Akihiro Akamatsu, Sachiko Oita, Shinji Nakaya - Hudson - SNES - 1995 -Fair Tina The Terminator - Tommy Tallarico - Virgin - Sega CD - 1995 -Future Shock Outlaws - Clint Bajakian - Lucasarts - PC - 1995 -The Last Gunfight The Curse of Monkey Island - Michael Land - Lucasarts - PC - 1997 -Mocking the Voodoo Lady & Voodoo Jazz Castlevania: Symphony of the Night - Michiru Yamane - Konami - Playstation - 1997 -Prologue Spyro the Dragon - Stewart Copeland - Sony - Playstation - 1998 -Sunny Flight Grim Fandango - Peter McConnell - Lucasarts - PC - 1998 -Companeros Final Fantasy IX - Nobou Uematsu & Emiko Shiratori - Square - Playstation - 2000 -Melodies of Life Shenmue - Osamu Murata - Sega - Dreamcast - 1999 -Nozomi's Confession Unlimited Saga - Masashi Hamauzu - Square - PS2 - 2002 -Battle Theme 1 Voodoo Vince - Steve Kirk - Microsoft Game Studios - Xbox - 2003 -Back Stoop World of Warcraft - David Arkenstone - Blizzard - PC - 2004 -Shady Rest de Blob - John Guscott - THQ - Wii - 2008 -The Funky Blob Journey - Austin Wintory - Thatgamecompany - PS3 - 2012 -Nascence

Play In: Assasin's Creed II - Jesper Kyd - Ubisoft - Xbox 360/PS3 - 2009 -Florence Tarantella Play Out: The Last of Us - Gustavo Santaolalla - Naughty Dog - PS3 - 2013 -The Last of Us