It is Episode 29 of GameOn and the third week of the Month of Music!

In week three of the Month of Music, we’ve played all of your fan requests, so now we are taking a stroll down memory lane!

We go through GameNTrain’s choices of some of the top songs of all time, with our focus this week on the Nintendo Years!

We’ve also got more great interviews in this week’s show.

We’re joined by Aaron Burke of the Minibosses. Aaron talks about what led to the formation of the Minibosses and his thoughts on the influence his band has had on other video game rock bands.

We’re also joined by Raychul Moore, a full-time video game correspondant! Raychul talks about what led to her choosing video game journalism as a career and some of her more memorable events she’s covered over the years!

We also take a look at Minecraft for the XBox 360. Recently, Minecraft received Update 1.8.2 on the XBox 360, making for some great additions to the game. Before your host Jeff Johnson starts a new game file, he takes a look at some of the awesome accomplishments he’s made in Minecraft so far!

Fighting for Fitness continues on GameOn this week. Fighting For Fitness is brought to you by Pro Fitness and Independent Isagenix Consultant Rick Voisey!

This week, we have another Top 5 list, as Jeff looks at the some of the top lessons he’s learned through his fitness program. These are the highlights of Fighting For Fitness, be it schools of thought in nutrition and fitness or new exercises along the way.

And in week three of the Month of Music, we’re looking at the 8-bit wonders! Today’s episode features the following songs…

1. Castlevania – Vampire Killer – Composed by Kinuyo Yamashita, Satoe Terashima
2. Legend of Zelda – Main Theme – Composed by Koji Kondo
3. Punch-Out – Bicycle Training – Composed by Keiji Yamagichi, Yukio Kaneoka
4. Contra – Jungle
5. Gun.Smoke – Welcome to Hicksville
6. Double Dragon – Title Theme
7. Bionic Commando – Area 1
8. Zelda 2: The Adventures of Link – Dungeon Theme – Composed by Akito Nakatsuka
9. Ninja Gaiden – Stage 4 – Composed by Keiji Yamagichi
10. Mega Man 2 – Dr. Wily’s Castle – Composed by Takashi Tateishi, Manami Matsumae
11. Duck Tales – The Moon – Composed by Hiroshige Toromura
12. Batman – Stage 1
13. Super Mario Bros 3 – Overworld 2 – Composed by Koji Kondo
14. Mega Man 3 – Intro Theme
15. Dr. Mario – Chill – Composed by Hirokazu Tanaka
16. Silver Surfer – Stage 1 – Composed by Tim Follin, Geoff Follin

Thanks for listening! Join us every Thursday for another exciting episode of GameOn!

 
 

Audio was used for this podcast from the following sources;

Video games – Contra, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Mario 64, Mortal Kombat II, Metal Gear Solid, Super Mario Bros 3,  Star Fox 64, Super Mario Bros, Mass Effect 2, Chrono Trigger, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Super Mario Bros 2, Dr. Mario, Red Dead Redemption, Darkwing Duck, Zelda 2,

Internet – Leeroy Jenkins, Rejected Cartoons, Cinemassacre.com, JamesNintendoNerd, Little Kuriboh (Yu-gi-oh! Abridged)

Movies – Mortal Kombat, Wayne’s World, SpaceBalls, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Back to the Future, Zoolander, Super Mario Bros: The Movie, Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail, Rocky

TV series – Spongebob Squarepants, Futurama, Family Guy, World Wrestling Entertainment, Dragon Ball Z, G Gundam, The Simpsons, Super Mario Bros. Super Show, Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Sat AM, Family Matters, WWE, WCW.

Music (Excluding the songs listed above) – The Easton Ellises – Liquorstore, Motorhead – The Game, Disturbed – The Game, Drowning Pool – The  Game, Cindy Lauper – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Gamestage Music #1 – Smashes Cupcakes, Wreck – Jim Johnston,  Yacht – Utopia (Instrumental), Stephen Millis – Luigi’s Haunted Travel Theme (There Will Be Brawl soundtrack), Waterflame – Run!, Stage 3-1 – Mike Tyson’s Punch-out Medley, Giuseppe Cilfone – Crazy Experiment, You’re the Best Around – Joe Esposito, Don Henley – Dirty Laundry

A big thank you to our interview guests for this week’s episode, Aaron Burke from the Minibosses and Video Game Correspondant Raychul Moore!

 

 

 

 

For more info on Aaron Burke and the Minibosses, check out http://minibosses.com/.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the latest updates on Raychul Moore, you can check out her website, http://www.raychul.com/

 

 

 

 

Thank you to Pro Fitness and Independent Isagenix consultant Rick Voisey for their support in Fighting for Fitness.

For more info about Pro Fitness in Cranbrook, check out their website, http://www.pro-fitness.ca/

For more info about Isagenix from Cranbrook local Derrick Voisey, check out http://derrickvoisey.isagenix.com/ca/en/landing_toxic.html#

Also, be sure to check out our contest on GameNTrain to win 2800 Microsoft Points to use on XBox Live Arcade! Contest closes on Thursday, November 1st. For more details, join the GameNTrain Fan Club!

Thank you to our team of contributors for their constant support. Our team will continue to grow and prosper as we go forward!

Thanks to Natalie Hoover for providing the new voice for the GameOn intro. Visit Natalie for your voiceover needs at http://www.nataliehoover.com/

Thanks once again to the Easton Ellises. They are the band that contributed GameOn’s theme song, Liquorstore.  Be sure to check them out at their website. http://www.theeastonellises.com/

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Jeff Johnson is a Canadian journalist and the host of GameOn here at GameNTrain. He was born in Ontario, but moved to British Columbia to learn what it's like to be attacked by deer on a regular basis. If you've got an idea for a feature story on GameOn or would like to be featured as a contibutor, simply e-mail gameongamentrain@gmail.com. You can also find Jeff on Google+ at http://www.gplus.to/jeffjohnsongnt