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9:00 AM on 03.04.2014

New East/West game composer collaboration In Flux available

You might remember last year's World 1-2, the big game music collaboration featuring artists from both sides of the Pacific. If you aren't familiar, you may want to take some time now to catch up. The production group respons...

Darren Nakamura


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7:00 AM on 01.10.2014

MAGFest = WIN is chiptuney goodness for your ears

This past weekend in Maryland's National Harbor, several thoudand like-minded individuals gathered for the 12th annual Music and Gaming Festival, AKA MAGFest. This was only my second year attending, but man it was a blast. To...

Ian Bonds

7:30 PM on 01.02.2014

MAGFest is coming! Here's our panel info!

MAGFest is just TWO DAYS AWAY! We've been keeping you updated with announcements thus far, with news about the MAG Prom, DJ line-up, Mega Manathon, Main Stage line-up, and special guests. Now that the schedule has been releas...

ConorElsea.com

6:00 PM on 12.30.2013

The real world is '80s inspired chiptunes, apparently

I have been a part of the "real world" for a few years now, and I can say from experience that it certainly is not as glamorous as William "WillRock" Harby's new album Welcome to the Real World. We have previously seen a snip...

Darren Nakamura

9:00 PM on 12.12.2013

ULTIONUS is out now, features music by Jake Kaufman

Not long ago, Andrew "DarkFalzX" Bado ran a Kickstarter campaign for the pixel art Metroidvania Legend of Iya, which just barely reached its funding goal in the final hours of its run. Though he has been putting his time int...

Darren Nakamura

10:00 AM on 12.08.2013

Here it is, the MAGFest main stage line-up

In 24 days I'll be piling into a car with some other Midwest Destructoid members and heading to MAGFest! Now that we have the full line-up, I don't even know where I want to start when I get there. Wait, with booze. I'll star...

ConorElsea.com

10:00 PM on 11.28.2013

MAGFest's 'MAG Prom' and stage 2 line-up announced

MAGFest 12 is slowly inching its way toward us as I rip the pages off my word-a-day calendar (today's word is "gluttony"). Next year's event goes down January 2nd through 5th, and the second stage and MAG Prom line-ups have just been announced! Here's what's in store:

Mr Andy Dixon

11:00 PM on 11.14.2013

Download a free track from C-jeff's Big Steel Wheels

Ubiktune has impressed us in the past with its chiptune bundles and its various other published albums. As it turns out, the founder of Ubiktune Dmitry "C-jeff" Zhemkov is not just the Ubiktune founder; he's also a membe...

Darren Nakamura

11:00 PM on 11.12.2013

MAGFest chiptunes showcase and DJ line-up

MAGFest is less than two months away! The yearly event takes place January 2nd - 5th at the Gaylord Convention Center in National Harbor Maryland, and some of the acts have just been announced. Personally, I can't wait for Be...

ConorElsea.com

3:15 PM on 11.01.2013

Zantilla's Encounters is a chiptune journey through space

Need some good, inexpensive chiptune rock? You may want to check out Adrian "Zantilla" Shegstad's recently released debut album, Encounters. Its hard, fast sound is inspired by UFOs, videogame music composer Jake "virt" Kaufm...

Darren Nakamura

11:00 PM on 10.31.2013

Boss Battles for the Soul emulates SNES boss themes

Retro game inspired music speaks to me (as I'm sure it does for many of you), and while I do enjoy a good remix/remake/remaster here and there, a lot of my favorite pieces are original compositions. Electronic music creator ...

Darren Nakamura





2:00 AM on 09.23.2013

Composer Hip Tanaka honors Yamauchi with Nintendo remixes

Hiroshi Yamauchi, the man who made Nintendo a gaming empire, passed away last week. Though he may have been a cutthroat codger while at the company's helm, his influence cannot be denied. His former employees have no doubt fo...

Tony Ponce

1:00 PM on 09.15.2013

World 1-2: Encore offers more world-class game arranges

World 1-2 was pretty amazing. If you didn't snatch it up when it was first released, do realize that you have been missing out on a masterful collaboration of professional game composers and enthusiast arrangers, with contrib...

Tony Ponce

1:00 AM on 09.07.2013

Link's Awakening's jams get chopped for MeowMeow & BowWow

While some of us were attending PAX and getting all the ladies, others were back home, hard at work in the studio. My buddy Dj CUTMAN produced a brand new Zelda EP through his net label GameChops, and it's ready for mass cons...

Tony Ponce



The magic returns! Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 2 in yo' FACE! photo
The magic returns! Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 2 in yo' FACE!
by Tony Ponce

Last year, chiptune aficionado Brandon Hood organized "Chiptunes = WIN" to promote the best of super happy rainbow sunshine chip music, starting with a mind-blowing 51-track album. Over the next few months, a number of ChipWIN expansion packs kept the fun train rolling.

And now, here comes Volume 2, 51 more tracks of aural magic available for whatever you are willing to shell out. You know you want it!

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You still here? GO! Get to downloadin'! Fill that hole in your life!

Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 2 [Bandcamp]

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6:00 AM on 06.21.2013

Savor the international flavor of the Mega Man 6 OST

["Rockman Rockman 6" by Kinniku] After being denied a release on Wii's Virtual Console, the final NES Mega Man has at long last made it to the American 3DS eShop. Before we graduate to the synth goodness of the SNES, let's en...

Tony Ponce