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9:00 PM on 01.16.2013

Game Boy sex! Parallel Processing by Danimal Cannon & Zef

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,...

Tony Ponce

10:00 AM on 01.12.2013

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

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...

Tony Ponce

8:00 AM on 01.07.2013

Exclusive: Time and Space, Mega Ran's new fan-request EP

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...

Tony Ponce

5:30 PM on 12.02.2012

Mega Man 3 OST gets a VRC6 chiptune overhaul

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...

Tony Ponce

11:30 PM on 11.17.2012

PSA: Harmony of a Hunter: 101% Run is ready fo' yo ass

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...

Tony Ponce

10:00 AM on 11.11.2012

The return of The Adventures of Duane & BrandO!

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...

Tony Ponce

6:00 PM on 10.26.2012

Make Music, Throw Music: Brand new Yoshi's Island jams

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...

Tony Ponce

6:00 PM on 10.07.2012

Nice and easy with the Sonic medley by Super Guitar Bros.

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...

Tony Ponce

7:00 PM on 10.01.2012

The tipping point! Chiptunes = WIN gets an expansion pack

[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...

Tony Ponce

2:30 PM on 09.30.2012

Get equipped with the fan-made 'Mega Man 11' OST

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...

Tony Ponce

8:30 PM on 09.25.2012

River City Random has hot beats, won't make you 'Barf!'

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....

Tony Ponce

8:30 PM on 09.18.2012

Composer Kinuyo Yamashita plays MMX3 music on piano

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 ...

Tony Ponce

1:30 PM on 08.23.2012

I must be nuts to want to buy the Rockcan OST collection

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 ...

Tony Ponce

11:30 AM on 06.12.2012

Mega Ran 5th anniversary CD celebrates Blue Bomber's 25th

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 ...

Tony Ponce

2:00 PM on 03.11.2012

BEST DAY EVER! Dj CUTMAN made a Power Blade mix for me!

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...

Tony Ponce

10:00 PM on 03.07.2012

Did you remember to download virt's FX4 chiptune album?

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...

Tony Ponce