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Metal VVVVVV soundtrack photo
Metal VVVVVV soundtrack

Here's your jam for today: VVVVVV soundtrack, but metal


MMMMMM good
Jun 16
Terry Cavanagh's gravity-flipping platformer VVVVVV is beloved for many reasons, and for a lot of fans, one of those reasons is Magnus "Souleye" Pålsson's kicking electronic soundtrack, PPPPPP. I know I have spent after... read
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Documentary

I have a good feeling about the documentary series Super Game Jam


It follows five separate 48-hour game jams
Mar 17
Filmmakers Daniel Oliveira Carneiro and Bram Ruiter are teaming up with publisher Devolver Digital for Super Game Jam, a monthly documentary series which pairs up notable independent designers for 48 hours of game making bas... read
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The Adventures of DnB

Duane & BrandO's remastered LP is ready for yo' bawls


NES all up in this beast with LP of Devastation [Remastered]
Sep 30
It's been almost a year since the comedy rock-rap duo of "8-Bit Duane " Zuwala and "The Amazing BrandO" Lackey made peace with each other following a very intense falling out. Back in the studio as The Adventures of Duane &a... read
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Buttload of chiptunes

The magic returns! Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 2 in yo' FACE!


51 excellent free chip tracks to life your spirits!
Jul 16
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 ChipWI... read
Archie Sonic / Mega Man photo
Archie Sonic / Mega Man

Eggman and Wily feel the heat in Worlds Collide Part 8


Sonic Universe #53 brings Act Two to a gripping close
Jun 18
With the Archie Sonic / Mega Man crossover, "Worlds Collide," I've been doing impressions posts every set of three issues. What I have to say about these works simply cannot be condensed into short three-paragraph news posts ... read
VG a cappellas photo
VG a cappellas

The ecstacy of Smooth McGroove's VG a cappellas


Two months of Sonic, Chrono Trigger, DuckTales, and more
May 25
I've tried my very best to avoid sharing too much of Smooth McGroove's kickass a cappella arrangements. Not because I think he's lost his Midas touch, but because I didn't want to be held responsible for making heads explode... read
Regular Show 3DS photo
Regular Show 3DS

Regular Show for 3DS appears on GameFly


This is so much better than setting up the chairs
May 13
Mad Man Mordo and the Mysterious Mr. R are gonna take you down, and I'm not talkin' downtown, I'm talkin' six feet underground! ARRRRRG! As we learned early last month, D3 will be publishing a Regular Show videogame, though n... read
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WTFLOL

Chiptunes = WTFLOL!? Non-chip covers of chip jams


Six videogame music arrangers make rockin' covers of original chiptunes
May 06
[Update: The album is live! Hit up the Bandcamp page to get your free jams!] If you are a big chiptune nut, you've probably heard me make mention of "Chiptunes = WIN," a chip appreciation group that has released three free co... read
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YO HATERS! STEP OFF!
In what may very well be the greatest news of 2013 thus far, D3Publisher has announced a partnership with Cartoon Network to publish games based on the greatest television program about a pair of retro-gaming slackers who sti... read feature

Spark Mandrill a cappella photo
Spark Mandrill a cappella

Bearded angel returns with Mega Man X a cappella


B-E-A-UTIFUL
Apr 03
Remember our old pal Smooth McGroove, the man with a beard that could stop tsunamis and with a voice that could bring color back to a decaying forest? I recently discovered him and his amazing, amazing, AMAZING Zelda a cappe... read
Fan-requested VG raps photo
Fan-requested VG raps

Castlevania and Zelda get Mega Ran's nerdcore treatment


Simon Belmont, Alucard, and Link nod their heads to these tracks
Mar 11
Mega Ran, everyone's favorite Philly rapper not named Will Smith, started a new project earlier this year called Time and Space. On the second Tuesday of each month, he will release a short EP of hip hop arrangements that sam... read
SpellTower photo
SpellTower

Word puzzler SpellTower arrives on Android this Thursday


Boggle + Panel de Pon is like peanut butter + Nutella
Mar 05
Corgi King and Captain of the Destructoid Army, Dale North, is all about SpellTower. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't fond of the little guy myself. The manic word search puzzler is so hot that it was even able to breathe down... read
Zelda a cappella photo
Zelda a cappella

Bearded dude performs amazing Zelda a cappellas


And his beard ain't half bad either!
Mar 03
First thing you'll notice about YouTuber Smooth McGroove is that his beard is legendary. Combined with his already long hair, he is a dead ringer for Cousin Itt from the Addams Family. Also, he looks a lot like my college ro... read
Majora's Mask remixed photo
Majora's Mask remixed

These Majora's Mask remixes are hot 'n ready


Flyrule: A Terrible Fate is another awesome collection of instrumentals
Feb 26
In the fall of 2011, a young beatsmith known as Shag produced Flyrule, which sampled the iconic tracks of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and mixed them up for your head-nodding pleasure. Simple yet sweet, Flyrule struck... read
Fan-requested VG raps photo
Fan-requested VG raps

More free fan-requested VG raps by Mega Ran


Samples Super Mario RPG, Illusion of Gaia, and Beyond Good & Evil
Feb 11
Just after MAGFest ended last month, nerdcore rapper Mega Ran unloaded a new EP on the Destructoid doorsteps. A collection of tunes from games like Battletoads and Earthworm Jim with original lyrics added, Time and Space was ... read
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FREE game remixes

FREE compilation of game remixes! Yeah, I said FREE!


Choice selection of GameChop tracks from 2012
Feb 07
Man, videogame remixer Dj CUTMAN is a showman indeed. Look at that sick armor he wears to his shows! Never seen him perform live? Check out this recording of his MAGFest 11 set -- nothing like being there in the room, but you... read
Chiptunes photo
Chiptunes

Game Boy sex! Parallel Processing by Danimal Cannon & Zef


They made a beautiful chiptune baby
Jan 16
I had a chance to meet the bald and beautiful Danimal Cannon (Roots, Armcannon, Metroid Metal) at MAGFest this year, and I've gotta say, he's one chill dude -- lounging at the merch table in a night robe, what a rebel! Still,... read
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NESteryears

NESteryears, killer NES remix album by OC ReMix's bLiNd


bLiNd's debut solo remix album
Jan 12
MAGFest is the gift that keeps on giving! There was the new Armcannon album, and now we've got a full-length remix album by OverClocked ReMix legend Jordan "bLiNd" Aguirre. Will the magic and music ever stop? Just in time for... read
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Samples Battletoads, Gitaroo Man, Mega Man X, and more
My boy Random a.k.a. Mega Ran was performing at MAGFest, so of course I had to swing by his set and show some love. Those who had never seen a Mega Ran performance were in for a treat. Even Niero and Dale North were floored b... read feature

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Mega Man 3 OST gets a VRC6 chiptune overhaul


Chiptune artist RushJet1 makes a great soundtrack even better
Dec 02
I've said it before, but Konami's VRC6 Memory Management Controller chip was quite magical. Applied to a Famicom cartridge, it added three extra sound channels, allowing for richer audio. Just compare "Beginning" from the We... read
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PSA: Harmony of a Hunter: 101% Run is ready fo' yo ass


Download and drink that sweet, free nectar
Nov 17
Guys. Guys. It's out. Shinesparkers' arrange album Harmony of a Hunter: 101% Run, which we reminded you about a mere two days ago, went live earlier today. If you haven't snagged the free three-disc release already, head on o... read
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The return of The Adventures of Duane & BrandO!


MAH BAWLS!
Nov 11
The first "game music with lyrics" group I remember falling in love with was The Adventures of Duane & BrandO, the white boy nerdcore tag team of Duane Zuwala and Brandon Lackey. Their curse-laden rhymes were loads of fu... read
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Make Music, Throw Music: Brand new Yoshi's Island jams


A Yoshi's Island tribute by sleepytimejesse and various other artists
Oct 26
Do you love Yoshi's Island? Shut up. Trick question. Of course you do. If you don't, I have nothing more to say to you. Get out! Make Music, Throw Music takes the soundfont from the SNES classic and uses it to craft complete... read
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Nice and easy with the Sonic medley by Super Guitar Bros.


Oct 07
Sometimes, you gotta take it nice and slow. You don't have to speed through life all the time. No stress, my friends. No stress. Soothe your weary joints by drawing a warm bath, lighting some incense, then playing this Sonic... read
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The tipping point! Chiptunes = WIN gets an expansion pack


Oct 01
[Header image from "Nyan Caxx"] A few months ago, Brandon Hood of the "Chiptunes = WIN" movement organized an orgasmic three-hour, 51-track chiptune album that was as incredible as it was grossly excessive. Naturally, he felt... read
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Get equipped with the fan-made 'Mega Man 11' OST


Sep 30
No, you didn't miss any surprise announcement of a new Classic Mega Man sequel. Yes, Capcom is just as thick-headed as ever. But a fan can dream, can't he? Xavier "mv" Dang is a professional game composer who, like all sensi... read
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River City Random has hot beats, won't make you 'Barf!'


Sep 25
A rapper named Random chops up NES sounds to make his music. One of the most popular brawlers on the NES was River City Ransom. "Random" and "Ransom" are just one letter apart. It's pretty much the most inevitable thing ever.... read
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Composer Kinuyo Yamashita plays MMX3 music on piano


Sep 18
One of the people I'm most looking forward to meeting at this year's MAGFest is Kinuyo Yamashita, the legendary game composer we all have to thank for making the original Castlevania sound so damn good. Her work can also be ... read
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I must be nuts to want to buy the Rockcan OST collection


Aug 23
This will be the third time we discuss this Mega Man soundtrack collection. There must be something wrong with me, because I already own pretty much all the music available in this collection. And by "own," I mean physically ... read
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Mega Ran 5th anniversary CD celebrates Blue Bomber's 25th


Jun 12
What a lying son of a gun. When rapper Random dropped Mega Ran 10 last year, he also announced his desire to move away from Mega Man-themed projects aside from the odd single here and there. But like Michael Corleone, I can ... read
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BEST DAY EVER! Dj CUTMAN made a Power Blade mix for me!


Mar 11
Ever since I started posting Dj CUTMAN's chiptune mixes, the man has been wanting to express his appreciation for my help, so he offered to remix a game track for me. What was I going to say? No? Naturally, I accepted his off... read
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Did you remember to download virt's FX4 chiptune album?


Mar 07
A couple weeks back, we gave you guys a heads-up in regards to Jake "virt" Kaufman's latest chiptune album. Unfortunately, it wasn't available for download at the time. Now that it's been out for a few days, I thought I'd giv... read






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