Website and Radio Server Upgrades

I have just completed some planned maintenance to update some software and upgrade our web servers. I have increased the available server memory, and installed some much needed upgrades to the back-end server software. I will monitor for bugs and glitches around the site, but so far it seems like it was a successful process.

Our forums unfortunately have become an unforeseen casualty in this process, as our old vBulletin license and version is now incompatible with the new updates. We are looking into alternative forum software options. For now, I will host the forums on an alternate server running the older software. I looked into the option of upgrading our vBulletin, however the current option to upgrade our license costs $209USD. The forums are just not active enough to find this upgrade cost worthwhile.

Posted in Site News by Locke Member on July 22nd 2016 at 8:49pm 2 Comments

Top Radio Requests for February to June 2016

A little late, but here are the top 25 radio requests for the past few months:

Top 25 Radio Requests for February 2016:
1. Undertale - Megalovania
2. Undertale - Bonetrousle
3. Undertale - Spider Dance
4. League of Legends - Jinx, the Loose Cannon (Get Jinxed)
5. Undertale - Undertale
6. Alan Wake - The Poet and the Muse
7. Bastion - Setting Sail, Coming Home
8. Undertale - Death by Glamour
9. Undertale - Hopes and Dreams
10. Undertale - Asgore
11. Portal - Still Alive
12. Undertale - Spear of Justice
13. Bastion - Build That Wall
14. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater - Snake Eater
15. Kingdom Hearts - Hikari (Kingdom Orchestra Instrumental Version)
16. Undertale - Battle Against a True Hero
17. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dragonborn
18. League of Legends - Warriors
19. Portal 2 - Want You Gone
20. Undertale - Dummy!
21. Sonic Adventure 2 - Escape From The City
22. Undertale - Save the World
23. Undertale - Finale
24. Legend of Dragoon - If You Still Believe
25. Chrono Cross - The Scars of Time

Top 25 Radio Requests for March 2016:
1. Undertale - Megalovania
2. Alan Wake - The Poet and the Muse
3. Undertale - Spider Dance
4. Undertale - Death by Glamour
5. Undertale - Bonetrousle
6. Bastion - Setting Sail, Coming Home
7. Undertale - Undertale
8. Undertale - Hopes and Dreams
9. Undertale - Asgore
10. League of Legends - Jinx, the Loose Cannon (Get Jinxed)
11. Left 4 Dead 2 - Re: Your Brains
12. Portal 2 - Want You Gone
13. Portal - Still Alive
14. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater - Snake Eater
15. Undertale - Battle Against a True Hero
16. Undertale - Spear of Justice
17. Bastion - Build That Wall
18. League of Legends - Vi, the Piltover Enforcer
19. Legend of Dragoon - If You Still Believe
20. Undertale - Finale
21. Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - Midna's Theme (Orchestral)
22. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dragonborn
23. Undertale - Dummy!
24. Undertale - Save the World
25. Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - Hyrule Field Main Theme (Orchestral)

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Posted in Site News by Marona Member on July 01st 2016 at 10:01am 2 Comments

Top Radio Requests for December 2015 and January 2016

Marona here, filling in for Locke! Here are our top radio requests for the past two months!

Top 25 Radio Requests for December 2015
1. Alan Wake - The Poet and the Muse
2. Undertale - Megalovania
3. Bastion - Build That Wall
4. Undertale - Bonetrousle
5. Bastion - Setting Sail, Coming Home
6. Undertale - Death by Glamour
7. Undertale - Spider Dance
8. Undertale - Battle Against a True Hero
9. Undertale - Hopes and Dreams
10. Portal - Still Alive
11. Undertale - Asgore
12. Undertale - Dummy!
13. Undertale - Spear of Justice
14. Final Fantasy XIV - Answers
15. Undertale - Undertale
16. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater - Snake Eater
17. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dragonborn
18. Portal 2 - Want You Gone
19. Undertale - Save the World
20. Super Mario 64 - Dire, Dire Docks
21. Undertale - Another Medium
22. Undertale - Heartache
23. Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth - Maze of Life
24. Undertale - Finale
25. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain - Sins of the Father

Top 25 Radio Requests for January 2016
1. Undertale - Megalovania
2. Undertale - Bonetrousle
3. Undertale - Death by Glamour
4. Undertale - Hopes and Dreams
5. Undertale - Battle Against a True Hero
6. Undertale - Spider Dance
7. Undertale - Undertale
8. Undertale - Asgore
9. Alan Wake - The Poet and the Muse
10. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dragonborn
11. League of Legends - Jinx, the Loose Cannon (Get Jinxed)
12. Undertale - Dummy!
13. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater - Snake Eater
14. Undertale - Spear of Justice
15. Undertale - Save the World
16. Undertale - Ngahhh!!
17. Undertale - Finale
18. Super Mario 64 - Dire, Dire Docks
19. Bastion - Build That Wall
20. Undertale - Can You Really Call This A Hotel, I Didn't Receive A Mint On My Pillow Or Anything
21. Kingdom Hearts - Hikari (Kingdom Orchestra Instrumental Version)
22. Sonic Adventure 2 - Escape From The City
23. Portal 2 - Want You Gone
24. Undertale - Core
25. Undertale - Ghost Fight

Huh...no wonder we had one guy storm into the chatroom and rage about being sick and tired of Undertale requests! Well, at least "Still Alive" isn't the top song for January...

Posted in Site News by Marona Member on February 02nd 2016 at 6:42pm 3 Comments

Top Radio Requests for October and November

Happy Holidays to all of our visitors! Our Christmas/winter theme has been revived from last year, complete with our random fly-by guest! If you watch long enough, you might even spot a surprise. We'll leave the site themed for the duration of December to keep everyone in the mood! I hope everyone is enjoying the radio, what better way to spice up your holiday season then to switch on some quality video game tunes!

Here are our most popular songs from the past two months:

Top Radio Requests for October 2015:
1. Alan Wake - The Poet and the Muse
2. Bastion - Build That Wall
3. Bastion - Setting Sail, Coming Home
4. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater - Snake Eater
5. Portal - Still Alive
6. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dragonborn
7. Portal 2 - Want You Gone
8. Final Fantasy X - At Zanarkand
9. Final Fantasy VII - One Winged Angel
10. Kingdom Hearts - Hikari (Kingdom Orchestra Instrumental Version)
11. Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core - SOLDIER Battle
12. Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth - Maze of Life
13. Castlevania II: Simon's Quest - Bloody Tears
14. Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - Hyrule Field Main Theme (Orchestral)
15. Legend of Dragoon - If You Still Believe
16. Chrono Cross - The Scars of Time
17. Sonic Adventure 2 - Escape From The City
18. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Gerudo Valley
19. Diablo II - The Deckard Cain Rap
20. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn - Fallen Angel (Garuda's Theme)
21. Mario Kart 64 - Rainbow Road
22. Touhou 8: Imperishable Night - Lunatic Princess
23. Cave Story - Cave Story Theme
24. Kingdom Hearts - Dearly Beloved
25. Kingdom Hearts II - The Other Promise

Top Radio Requests for November 2015:
1. Bastion - Build That Wall
2. Alan Wake - The Poet and the Muse
3. Portal - Still Alive
4. Super Mario 64 - Dire, Dire Docks
5. Portal 2 - Want You Gone
6. Final Fantasy X - At Zanarkand
7. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater - Snake Eater
8. Bravely Default - That Person's Name Is
9. Kingdom Hearts - Hikari (Kingdom Orchestra Instrumental Version)
10. Bastion - Setting Sail, Coming Home
11. Sonic Adventure 2 - Escape From The City
12. Final Fantasy XIV - Answers
13. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dragonborn
14. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn - Fallen Angel (Garuda's Theme)
15. League of Legends - Jinx, the Loose Cannon (Get Jinxed)
16. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain - Sins of the Father
17. Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth - Maze of Life
18. Final Fantasy XIII - Blinded By Light
19. Final Fantasy VII - One Winged Angel
20. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Gerudo Valley
21. Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core - The Price of Freedom
22. Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest - Stickerbrush Symphony
23. Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - Hyrule Field Main Theme (Orchestral)
24. 007 Tomorrow Never Dies - James Bond Theme
25. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker - Heavens Divide

Posted in Site News by Locke Member on December 01st 2015 at 6:40pm 1 Comment

Welcoming October With Some Spooky Treats!

I wanted to take a moment to wish all of our visitors a safe and happy October! We've updated our site theme this month to celebrate Halloween. Special thanks goes to Lavaheart for making the spooky boo-inspired background, and Pygmyowl for jazzing up the banner and adding some fly-by surprises!

Now head on over to the radio and request some scary tunes to go with the updates. Might I suggest some Haunty Hills Galaxy, Lavender Town (ha!), or maybe the Silent Hill theme? I'm sure you can come up with some more great choices.

As always, we welcome any feedback or suggestions for new songs, site features and radio skins! Feel free to post a comment or drop by the chatroom or forums.

Posted in Site News by Locke Member on October 02nd 2015 at 4:28pm 1 Comment

Top Radio Requests for August and September

Now that summer has ended, its time to get to work on the site. I've started getting back into the groove of adding new tunes to the database. You'll find about 100 new songs were added in September. I hope to get into a more regular pattern of adding songs, while trying to work my way through the amazing list of user's song suggestions. I was hoping to have a little surprise to go with today's update posting, but it will have to wait a few more days for everything to be tweaked and ready. I'll try to get it up on the weekend! While you wait, check out the top radio requests for the past two months.

Top Radio Requests for August 2015:
1. Alan Wake - The Poet and the Muse
2. Bastion - Build That Wall
3. Portal - Still Alive
4. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Gerudo Valley
5. Portal 2 - Want You Gone
6. Bastion - Setting Sail, Coming Home
7. Final Fantasy X - At Zanarkand
8. Sonic Adventure 2 - Escape From The City
9. Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth - Maze of Life
10. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dragonborn
11. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater - Snake Eater
12. Katamari Damacy - Lonely Rolling Star
13. Final Fantasy VII - J-E-N-O-V-A
14. Katamari Damacy - Katamari on the Rock (Main Theme)
15. Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker - Dragon Roost Island
16. Diablo II - The Deckard Cain Rap
17. 007 Tomorrow Never Dies - James Bond Theme
18. Final Fantasy VII - Aerith's Theme
19. Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - Midna's Theme (Orchestral)
20. Persona 4 - Backside of the TV
21. Command & Conquer: Red Alert - Hell March
22. Pokémon Black & White - Battle! Team Plasma
23. The Curse of Monkey Island - A Pirate I Was Meant To Be
24. Kingdom Hearts - Hikari (Kingdom Orchestra Instrumental Version)
25. Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - Hyrule Field Main Theme (Orchestral)

...and September 2015:
1. Alan Wake - The Poet and the Muse
2. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater - Snake Eater
3. Portal - Still Alive
4. Bastion - Build That Wall
5. Bastion - Setting Sail, Coming Home
6. Portal 2 - Want You Gone
7. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Gerudo Valley
8. Final Fantasy X - At Zanarkand
9. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dragonborn
10. Banjo-Kazooie - Click Clock Wood
11. 007 Tomorrow Never Dies - James Bond Theme
12. Sonic Adventure 2 - Escape From The City
13. Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth - Maze of Life
14. Kingdom Hearts - Hikari (Kingdom Orchestra Instrumental Version)
15. Final Fantasy VII - J-E-N-O-V-A
16. Left 4 Dead 2 - Re: Your Brains
17. Bastion - Spike in a Rail
18. Katamari Damacy - Katamari on the Rock (Main Theme)
19. Touhou 8: Imperishable Night - Lunatic Princess
20. Final Fantasy VII - One Winged Angel
21. Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker - Dragon Roost Island
22. Katamari Damacy - Lonely Rolling Star
23. F-Zero - Big Blue
24. Kingdom Hearts - Dearly Beloved
25. Pokémon Diamond & Pearl - Battle! Uxie, Mesprit & Azelf

Posted in Site News by Locke Member on October 01st 2015 at 8:05pm 1 Comment

Top Radio Requests for June and July

Greetings! I hope everyone has been having a lovely summer so far. Radio updates have slowed over the summer, as we take a breather to enjoy the nicer weather (and catch up on playing all of our new games from the summer sales!) This means we've only seen about 60 new tunes added recently, but that doesn't mean we have forgotten about our huge to-do list! Know someone good at graphic design or GIF animation? We are always on the look out for new radio skin creations!

Top Radio Requests for June 2015:
1. Alan Wake - The Poet and the Muse
2. Portal 2 - Want You Gone
3. Portal - Still Alive
4. Bastion - Build That Wall
5. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater - Snake Eater
6. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dragonborn
7. Diablo II - The Deckard Cain Rap
8. Bastion - Setting Sail, Coming Home
9. Persona 3 - Mass Destruction
10. Chrono Cross - The Scars of Time
11. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Gerudo Valley
12. Assassin's Creed II - Ezio's Family
13. 007 Tomorrow Never Dies - James Bond Theme
14. Kingdom Hearts - Hikari (Kingdom Orchestra Instrumental Version)
15. Katamari Damacy - Katamari on the Rock (Main Theme)
16. Fire Emblem: Awakening - Don't Speak Her Name!
17. Sonic Adventure 2 - Escape From The City
18. Mega Man 2 - Dr. Wily's Castle
19. Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker - Dragon Roost Island
20. Persona 4 - Backside of the TV
21. Xenoblade Chronicles - Gaur Plains
22. Legend of Dragoon - If You Still Believe
23. Left 4 Dead 2 - Re: Your Brains
24. Plants vs. Zombies - Zombies On Your Lawn
25. Kingdom Hearts - Dearly Beloved

...and July 2015:
1. Alan Wake - The Poet and the Muse
2. Portal 2 - Want You Gone
3. Portal - Still Alive
4. Bastion - Build That Wall
5. Left 4 Dead 2 - Re: Your Brains
6. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dragonborn
7. 007 Tomorrow Never Dies - James Bond Theme
8. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater - Snake Eater
9. Chrono Cross - The Scars of Time
10. Diablo II - The Deckard Cain Rap
11. Kingdom Hearts - Hikari (Kingdom Orchestra Instrumental Version)
12. Bastion - Setting Sail, Coming Home
13. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker - Heavens Divide
14. Sonic Adventure 2 - Escape From The City
15. Plants vs. Zombies - Zombies On Your Lawn
16. Persona 3 - The Battle for the Souls of Everyone
17. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Gerudo Valley
18. Katamari Damacy - Katamari on the Rock (Main Theme)
19. Assassin's Creed II - Ezio's Family
20. Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker - Dragon Roost Island
21. Persona 3 - Mass Destruction
22. Final Fantasy XIII - Blinded By Light
23. Xenoblade Chronicles - Gaur Plains
24. Final Fantasy IX - You're Not Alone
25. Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past - Dark World

Posted in Site News by Locke Member on August 01st 2015 at 9:56pm 0 Comments

Top Radio Requests for May

Time for the monthly update, however this one will be brief. I've been swamped at work and have not had much free time to spend working on the site and radio this month. My spare time has spent relaxing, but as summer approaches I am hoping I'll have more free time soon! Still, we've managed to increase the song selection with over 125 new tunes in May. The radio also hit a milestone: 100,000 listener requests have been served! Without further delay, here's the top radio requests for May 2015:

1. Portal 2 - Want You Gone
2. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dragonborn
3. Portal - Still Alive
4. Diablo II - The Deckard Cain Rap
5. Bastion - Build That Wall
6. Alan Wake - The Poet and the Muse
7. Bastion - Setting Sail, Coming Home
8. Fire Emblem: Awakening - Don't Speak Her Name!
9. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater - Snake Eater
10. Kingdom Hearts - Hikari (Kingdom Orchestra Instrumental Version)
11. Assassin's Creed II - Ezio's Family
12. Persona 3 - Mass Destruction
13. Command & Conquer: Red Alert - Hell March
14. Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth - Maze of Life
15. 007 Tomorrow Never Dies - James Bond Theme
16. Chrono Cross - The Scars of Time
17. Genso Suikoden III - Transcending Love
18. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Gerudo Valley
19. Sonic Adventure 2 - Escape From The City
20. Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - Midna's Theme (Orchestral)
21. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater - Way to Fall
22. Katamari Damacy - Katamari on the Rock (Main Theme)
23. The Curse of Monkey Island - A Pirate I Was Meant To Be
24. VVVVVV - Pushing Onwards
25. Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker - Dragon Roost Island

Posted in Site News by Locke Member on June 01st 2015 at 8:06pm 1 Comment

April Radio Update: Now Over 3000 songs!

I'm back for another radio update. Things have calmed down a bit in April after our viral spikes from Imgur and Tumblr, but those posts have brought the radio a healthy collection of fresh regulars and our overall user base has grown nicely. We've continued to work our way through the user request list, adding another 160+ songs to the collection this month. Our selection of songs has now grown to over 3,000! We've also brought on some extra help, a new volunteer to assist with reviewing new music. Serious is the latest member of our team, and he's to thank for some of the newest additions such as Aladdin and Zelda: Majora's Mask.

We've made some minor tweaks and bug fixes, nothing major to report on the development front. There are some changes in the works to how the request system restrictions work, to try and further expand on preventing songs from being played too often and to keep the radio fresh. The script that picks the random non-requested songs has been tweaked and now ensures the less played songs are brought forward and given some much deserved air time.

Let's shake up the request list for May, consider requesting some fresh new tunes! Here are our Top 25 requested tunes from April:

1. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dragonborn
2. Portal 2 - Want You Gone
3. Portal - Still Alive
4. Bastion - Build That Wall
5. Alan Wake - The Poet and the Muse
6. Bastion - Setting Sail, Coming Home
7. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater - Snake Eater
8. Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - Midna's Theme (Orchestral)
9. Final Fantasy VII - One Winged Angel
10. Diablo II - The Deckard Cain Rap
11. Kingdom Hearts - Hikari (Kingdom Orchestra Instrumental Version)
12. Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - Hyrule Field Main Theme (Orchestral)
13. Assassin's Creed II - Ezio's Family
14. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Gerudo Valley
15. Fire Emblem: Awakening - Don't Speak Her Name!
16. Sonic Adventure 2 - Escape From The City
17. Mass Effect 3 - Leaving Earth
18. Cave Story - Cave Story Theme
19. Kingdom Hearts - Dearly Beloved
20. Mass Effect 2 - Suicide Mission
21. Pokémon Red & Blue - Lavender Town
22. Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth - Maze of Life
23. Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker - Ocean
24. Genso Suikoden III - Transcending Love
25. Command & Conquer: Red Alert - Hell March

Posted in Site News by Locke Member on May 01st 2015 at 7:00pm 4 Comments

RPGN Radio Surges to New Records in March

It's time for the monthly update! March was a great month for us, with lots of new listeners discovering our site thanks to a post on Imgur that had over 500,000 views! The flood of new visitors caused some server distress at first, with our site slowing down to a crawl. I scrambled to adjust the server settings to handle the load of new traffic, and by mid-afternoon we were running smoothly and everything was more optimized for future bursts. This also caused the radio to smash previous records! At the busiest point there were 1961 concurrent listeners, and it remained well above our normal load for quite some time. The request queue had over 700 pending requests. Things have calmed down a bit, but we are still seeing many more daily listeners then previously, hooray! Over the course of the month, we streamed almost 5 million songs!

March also had us busy working on the never-ending list of user requests, with over 200 new songs added to the database this month. If that wasn't great enough, MrPink decided to bring to life a very memorable scene for our new animated Chrono Trigger radio skin! We hope to continue the busy trend into April, adding new songs and skins for everyone to enjoy. As always, your suggestions are welcomed on our forums or chatroom.

It seems our top requests for March also had a stir, seeing one of our most popular songs falling all the way to the bottom of the chart, still lots of familiar names on the list. Here's the top 25 requested songs for March:

1. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dragonborn
2. Portal - Still Alive
3. Portal 2 - Want You Gone
4. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Gerudo Valley
5. Kingdom Hearts - Hikari (Kingdom Orchestra Instrumental Version)
6. Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - Midna's Theme (Orchestral)
7. Bastion - Setting Sail, Coming Home
8. Bastion - Build That Wall
9. Kingdom Hearts - Dearly Beloved
10. Assassin's Creed II - Ezio's Family
11. Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - Hyrule Field Main Theme (Orchestral)
12. Final Fantasy VII - One Winged Angel
13. Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker - Dragon Roost Island
14. Persona 3 - Mass Destruction
15. Sonic Adventure 2 - Escape From The City
16. Kingdom Hearts II - The Other Promise
17. Chrono Cross - The Scars of Time
18. Kingdom Hearts - Traverse Town
19. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Far Horizons
20. Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword - Zelda's Lullaby
21. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Kokiri Forest
22. Plants vs. Zombies - Zombies On Your Lawn
23. Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword - Ballad of the Goddess
24. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater - Snake Eater
25. Alan Wake - The Poet and the Muse

Posted in Site News by Locke Member on April 01st 2015 at 7:40pm 4 Comments