October is the Month of Music here on GameOn and we’re ready to celebrate!

Get ready for a great selection of songs from some of the greatest games in history.

We’ll also be hosting a number of musical guests related to the video game industry. You’ll have to tune in each week to find out who will be joining us.

We’re starting off the Month of Music with a bang. Tommy Tallarico, one of the creators behind Video Games Live, makes a return appearance on GameOn!

Tommy is here to talk about some highlights from his time working in the video game industry and what people can expect from Video Games Lives Canadian tour, coming up at the end of October.

GameOn Contributor Kyle Born is back for another go around this week. This time, Kyle is here to talk about how repetitive sports franchises can be and looks back at some ageless sports classics!

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

It’s Day 59 of the Fighting For Fitness program and we’ve got an update on Jeff Johnson’s fitness routine that’s long overdue. With only 31 days to go in the Fighting For Fitness program, can Jeff drop 60 pounds in three months?

And in week one of the Month of Music, we’re looking at your fan requests! Through a recent contest on GameOn, we received so many requests for songs that we are dedicating two episodes of the show to your favorite tracks!

Today’s episode features the following songs…

1. Super Mario Bros - Overworld Theme – Koji Kondo
2. Castlevania 2 – The Silence of Daylight – Kenichi Matsubara
3. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Arcade Game – Krang’s Theme – Mutsuhiko Izumi, Miki Higashino
4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: The Manhattan Project – Tatsujin (Shredder’s Theme) – Yuichi Sakakura, Tomoya Tomita, Keizo Nakamura
5. Quest for Glory: So You Want to be a Hero – Erana’s Peace – Mark Seibert
6. Chrono Trigger – Main Theme – Yasunori Mitsuda
7. Final Fantasy VI – Celes Theme (Aria De Mezzo Carattere) – Nobuo Uematsu
8. Donkey Kong Country 2 – Stickerbrush Symphony – David Wise
9. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time – Song of Storms – Koji Kondo
10. Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask – Oath to Order – Koji Kondo, Toru Minegishi
11. Metal Gear Solid – The Best is Yet to Come – Rika Muranaka, David Downes, Irish lyrics sung by Aoife Ni Fhearraigh
12. Vagrant Story – Staff Roll – Hitoshi Sakimoto
13. Final Fantasy VIII – Eyes on Me – Nobuo Uematsu
14. Halo 2 – Halo Theme (Mjolnir Mix) – Martin O’Donnell, Michael Salvatori
15. Sonic Adventure 2 – Radical Highway – Jun Senoue
16. Kingdom Hearts – Simple and Clean – Written and Performed by Hikaru Utada, Composed by Yoko Shimomura

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 – 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, Zelda 2, Double Dragon, Double Dragon Neon

Internet – Leeroy Jenkins, Rejected Cartoons, Cinemassacre.com, JamesNintendoNerd, Little Kuriboh (Yu-gi-oh! Abridged), The Abobo Bros: Episode 1,

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. Star Trek: The Next Generation, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

Music (Excluding those 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, Jake Kaufman – Dared to Dream (Double Dragon Neon)

Tommy Tallerico


A big thank you to our interview guest for this week’s episode, Tommy Tallarico! To find out more about Video Games Live, be sure to check out http://www.videogameslive.com or go to their Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Video-Games-Live/62865898389




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 to win one of four copies of Double Dragon Neon. There are two copies available for the XBox 360 and two copies available for the PlayStation 3. The contest closes on Friday, November 5th!  More info here – http://gamentrain.com/gamentrain-giveaway-win-a-copy-of-double-dragon-neon/

Thank you to our team of contributors for their constant support. Special thanks to our contributor Kyle Born for his involvement in the show. 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