It’s one of the most powerful and versatile of musical instruments, and now the piano is getting its own featured show here on Battle Bards! The crew re-assembles, not to avenge, but to uplift beautiful, striking, and moving piano themes from MMORPGs. So tickle the ivories with Syl, Steff, and Syp as they listen to today’s signature tracks. Episode 140 show notes (show page, direct download) Intro (feat. “Breezewind Park” from Blade and Soul, “Main Theme” from The Secret World, and “Piano Works #1 Serendia” from Black Desert) “Theobomos Hotel” from Aion “Purple” from Worlds Adrift “Kaelar and Empyrean Freeholds” from Ashes of Creation “Tieve’s Theme” from Vindictus “Lullaby” from Chronicles of Spellborn “The Die is Cast” from Tree of Savior “Ancient City” from FFXIV Which one did we like best? Listener mail from Katriana and IronSalamander8 … [Read more...] about Battle Bards Episode 140: Piano piano!
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They might not have been the AAA-budget titles of the 1990s, but shareware games were perhaps even more well-known due to the proliferation of these demos. Studios such as id, Epic, and Apogee made their mark with these titles — and the simple but memorable tunes from each got lodged into our brains. Joining Syp today is Chaos Constant from Occasional Hero, who is a self-professed retro game music fan and has plenty to say about the shareware era! Show notes (episode download, episode page) Intro (feat. “Cruising with Stryker” from Major Stryker and “The City Streets” from Duke Nukem 3D) “Title Theme” from Halloween Harry “Toy Factory Table” from Epic Pinball “Main Theme” from Duke Nukem 3D “Welcome to a Kick in the Pants in Good Old Hillville” from Commander Keen 4 “Main Theme” from Mystic Towers “Spiders” from Jill of the Jungle “Shooting Star” from Major Stryker … [Read more...] about Retro Reprise Episode 17: The shareware show!
Warframe Nightwave series. The surprising bit is that the devs rolled out the update simultaneously on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. No more waiting for weeks or months for console players. “Tenno listening to Nightwave will experience the rebellious, smoky smooth allure of host Nora Night, the mysterious character whose rogue radio transmissions kick off the first series today with episode one of The Wolf of Saturn Six. Players will discover new enemies and backstory and earn unique rewards to upgrade their Arsenal as they rise through the Reward Tiers.” With the new update players can look forward to new challenges, catalysts, and forma bundles. The update also brings with it exclusive gear, cosmetics, and rewards. Meanwhile, Tennocon 2019 tickets will be going on sale later today at 2pm. FacebookTwitterReddit Related … [Read more...] about Warframe Rolls Out The Wolf Of Saturn Six Episode 1 On PC, Xbox One, And PS4
(Spoiler-free zone! I will not talk about the story in this post.) I’ve finished playing the first episode of Life is Strange: Before the Storm! I was a bit worried I could get spoilered, so I tried to play through it fast without rushing. I want to enjoy the game and its story, after all. Now, of course, I would love to continue playing, but episode 2 won’t be out for some time, apparently. I don’t think anything is known yet about its release date. I’d also been worried about the game’s content and my enjoyment. The game is not developed by the company that made the original “Life is Strange” as they are working on a sequel. Instead, Deck Nine made this prequel. Looking at their wikipedia page, I am glad I haven’t done so before. :p They’ve made games for Playstation, but apparently no Windows games yet. Apparently, people had been worried about the character of Chloe having a different voice. I hadn’t even noticed it! But … [Read more...] about Life is Strange: Before the Storm Ep. 1 (spoiler-free!)
A new episode of Battle Bards is up! Here’s a musical episode that you can really sink your teeth into! Your… ear teeth? In any case, the Battle Bards are evaluating our Dark Masters this Halloween season to see which has the best music: vampires or werewolves. It’s a sinister, gothic show with several first-time MMO appearances for the podcast, so check it out! LISTEN NOW Episode 108 show notes (show page, direct download) Intro (feat. “Gilneas” from World of Warcraft, “Werewolf Camp” from Forsaken World, and “Transylvanian Rain” from The Secret World) “Clan (Pride Theme)” from Wolfteam “Werewolf” from Neverwinter “Main Theme” from Requiem “Kindred Village” from Forsaken World “Palace of the Dead Floors” from Final Fantasy XIV “Concordia” from Dark Eden “Hunter’s … [Read more...] about Battle Bards Episode 108: Vampires & Werewolves