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2:30 PM on 02.07.2012

Dj CUTMAN makes ladies wet with newest games remix album

Two months ago, Dj CUTMAN collaborated with SPAMTROM on Bagu and the Riverman, a chip-tastic collection of Zelda II arrangments. CUTMAN then moved on to produce GameChops Vol. 2, a grand remix album that spreads the love beyo...

Tony Ponce





10:30 AM on 02.02.2012

Mutant Mudds composer delivers a fresh chiptune remix

How are you enjoying the Mutant Mudds soundtrack? Shower any and all praise on the game's composer, Troupe Gammage, who totally nailed that pure 8-bit sound. Troupe is also the front man for a Texas indie rock group called SP...

Tony Ponce



Jam to some alien chiptune sex with C-jeff's Preschtale photo
Jam to some alien chiptune sex with C-jeff's Preschtale
by Tony Ponce

Ubiktune is a musical collective that focuses on chiptunes and videogame sounds and has been kickin' it since 2006. On January 1, Ubiktune's C-jeff released his latest concept album Preschtale on Bandcamp, so you might want to scoot on over and give it a sampling.

Preschtale is some trippy business, drawing influences from progressive rock and metal artists such as Pink Floyd and Dream Theater. It's a seven-track, 40-minute chiptune journey through an alien world, switching from mellow and groovy one second to head-banging and foreboding the next. As a bonus, guitarist Danimal Cannon (Armcannon, Metroid Metal Live) makes a guest appearance.

C-jeff is offering the album for however much you wish to pay for it. How can you pass up that opportunity? If you need just a little more encouragement, I've embedded the second track after the break for your ear canal's pleasure.

Preschtale [Bandcamp]

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6:45 PM on 01.12.2012

Destructoid joins PIPA/SOPA Blackout Protest on 18th

When your kids say "Where were you when the government made the internet lame?" you'll hopefully respond with unflinching certainty: "raising hell." On January 18th members of the House Committee will be discussing PIPA/SOPA ...

Niero Gonzalez

8:00 PM on 01.11.2012

Bit Brigade's Mega Man 2 concert / speedrun is my JAM

MAGFest is the gift that keeps on giving, apparently. Why wasn't I there? Because reasons. So there's this band, Bit Brigade, whose members I will now consider my close, personal friends for life despite never having met the...

Tony Ponce

8:30 PM on 11.21.2011

Flyrule is a trippy, beatastic album of Zelda remixes

I thought I was done sharing Zelda music for the rest of the year. Then someone on NeoGAF posts this thing called Flyrule, and I'm pulled back into the cycle. Beatsmith Shag took a few tracks from Ocarina of Time, switched up...

Tony Ponce

2:00 PM on 04.05.2011

Review: Bio Force Ape

On April 1, 2011, a prototype of Bio Force Ape, a 20-year-old canceled NES game, was made available online. It is a game in which you play a genetically altered chimpanzee in a diaper as he puts the hurt on various man-animal...

Tony Ponce

6:00 PM on 02.01.2011

Live show: Chill Bros play Guitar Hero pro gamer Ecstacy

Want to see how a Guinness World record holder plays Guitar Hero?  Tune in! Put your Guitar Hero thrashing skills to the test against one of the world champions, Annie "Ecstacy" Leung. She joins us today on Jus...

Pico Mause

1:45 PM on 01.29.2011

Mindjack contest winners and gallery

Last week we held a contest where readers altered photos of Mindjack for a chance to win the game.  After careful deliberation and kicking in various groins, our panel of editors picked out g4torturedsoul's animated Donk...

Niero Gonzalez

12:00 PM on 01.24.2011

Destructoid Live is done, how'd we do?

Update: And that's a wrap!  We hope you enjoyed our first ever YouTube live stream of the Destructoid show! Max and I talked about some of 2011's most anticipated games like Dead Space 2, Bulletstorm, Portal 2, Duke Nuk...

Tara Long

1:40 PM on 01.05.2011

Destructoid's MAGFest 9 Iron Chef team

Destructoid, I present to you your MAGFest 9 Gamer Iron Chef team. Changston: Master of slicing, dicing and wearing sunglasses inside. Founder of Destructoid's Iron Chef Kickass Superteam (D.I.C.K.S.) 2011. Evil Cheese: Hands...

Matthew Razak

11:40 AM on 07.21.2010

This Solid Snake GameBoy Color graffiti is sick

I'm not normally a fan of even "artistic" graffiti, but I have to confess that this random discovery of Solid Snake's GameBoy Color sprite plastered to a wall is pretty damn fabulous. You might have caught this image on the I...

Jim Sterling





2:20 PM on 07.16.2010

Z.H.P. trailer might be greatest trailer in the universe

Just...just watch the trailer above. It's for the latest game from the team behind Disgaea: Z.H.P. ~Unlosing Ranger VS DarkDeath Evilman~. Damn skippy. See that? SEE THAT? That's the effing title of the game. It's stunning, ...

Ben Perlee

2:00 PM on 06.21.2010

BloodRayne: The Shroud coming to 3DS!

This is one of those stories that got buried under the slew of news that tumbled from E3, but I am nevertheless kicking myself for not hearing about it sooner. As a huge fan of BloodRayne, it gives me great pleasure to declar...

Jim Sterling

7:00 AM on 06.18.2010

E3 10: E3 is over, thanks for joining us, more to come

Well, it's done. E3 has come and gone another year, and what a year it was. Some crazy ass stuff went on at E3 this year, and while we'll be bringing you content for days to come thanks to it, it is time to move on and look f...

Matthew Razak



Bungie explains the
Bungie explains the "What the hell?" Activision partnership
by Nick Chester

It's no surprise that Bungie has wanted to branch off and away from the Halo universe. Despite its strong support of the franchise, red flags were raised from the studio gained independence from Microsoft in 2007. Rumblings that the Seattle-based developer were itching to develop a new IP, possibly multi-platform, have been going around for years.

So yesterday's shock didn't come from the fact that Bungie had finally announced that it would be moving on, developing a new IP across multiple platforms. No, the shock came from who it had signed a ten-year deal with… Activision.

Arguably, the announcement couldn't have come at a worse time, with a very public and legal battle coming to a head between Activision and Modern Warfare developer Infinity Ward. And when I woke up yesterday to find a the Activision/Bungie announcement sitting in my inbox, I did a double take, and these words came out of my mouth:

"What, what the hell?"

Not long after the announcement was made, I spoke with Joseph Staten, design director at Bungie, and one of the key players involved in this partnership to bring a new Bungie universe to gamers. My first question, because I'm a professional: "No really, what the hell?"

Staten explains, talks in vague details about its new IP and universe, and more, after the break.

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