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New Dj CUTMAN album of remixed videogame music out now


33 excellent songs for your earholes
Mar 01
// Ben Davis
Web musician Dj CUTMAN has created a ton of awesome remixes of videogame music over the years. Today, he released his newest album, Volume III, compiling selected works from 2012-2015. There's a lot of great stuff in here, re...
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SNES Chiptunes

Chiptuner team elix make the Super Nintendo do things I never thought it could


All I can think about now is Johnny Mnemonic
Feb 23
// Jason Faulkner
There's nothing that quite replicates the gritty '90s synth of the Super Nintendo's Sony SPC700 sound chip. Electronic dance music team elix, consisting of cTrix and ferris, have developed a music track creator, so that chip...
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Spectra

Race through ten Chipzel songs on a laser track in Spectra


Billed as 'F-Zero meets Audiosurf'
Feb 18
// Darren Nakamura
"F-Zero meets Audiosurf" brings some vivid imagery to mind, but after watching the above trailer, I'm not sure I agree with that tagline for the indie racer Spectra. Sure, it's set to some bumpin' Chipzel tracks, but it look...
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Five copies up for grabs
Originally a commission by a hardcore fan, Mega Ran Com: Mission, was recently unlocked for the general public, and we've got five digital copies to hand out to lucky readers! To enter to win, just leave a comment in the...

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Gambi

Scritch, scratch, and remix your favorite chiptunes with Gambi


Oh, my, chiptune-eyed surprise
Jul 08
// Brittany Vincent
Gambi is an interesting app that allows you to remix and play around with chiptunes. It includes a free track that you can mess about with, though the actual app itself is $7, if you want to take the plunge. The layout is qu...
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Weekend Playlist: Anamanaguchi


Chiptune Heroes
Jun 21
// GRIMECRAFT
This Sunday I get the chance to play with one of my favorite bands of all time, Anamanaguchi. This chiptune band has been rocking my ipod since forever, and It's almost hard to believe I have been listening to these guys for...
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Year of the Yoshi is the definitive tribute to Nintendo's green dinosaur


Featuring MegaRan, Dj CUTMAN, Ben Briggs, and more!
Jun 01
// GRIMECRAFT
Year of the Yoshi is the definitive musical tribute to Nintendo's green dinosaur. The 11-track album features remixes from games likes Yoshi’s Island, Mario Kart, Super Mario Galaxy, and the original Yoshi for NES.&nbs...
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Weekend Playlist: Watch Dogs Kart


KK Slidin'
May 31
// GRIMECRAFT
This week two of the most anticipated games of the year released. I was personally baffled by the mess of licensed music included in Watch Dogs, so much so that I decided to just turn the radio off for good. Mario Kart 8&nbs...
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Remix Default was produced on a 3DS


Time to make some pocket bangers
May 23
// GRIMECRAFT
Last week saw the release of Ralfington and Dj CUTMAN's Bravely Default remix album featuring four tracks that pay homage to the characters of the critically acclaimed Nintendo 3DS game. Using Korg-DS10+, Rytm...
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This Week in Chiptune features a Bravely Default remix album


Weekly chips to tune into
May 14
// GRIMECRAFT
This Week in Chiptune is a live broadcast and podcast of new and noteworthy chiptunes. Hosted by Dj CUTMAN, TWiC is a diverse program showcasing everything from chiptune-infused EDM to minimal videogame music. Each night is ...
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Chiptune artist Shael Riley wants to train your ears with new game


String's Theory is looking for the Greenlight
Apr 29
// Ian Bonds
Shael Riley (of The Double Ice Backfire) and his pals at ThaSauce Games want to bring music game fans something fresh and unique to the genre, in the hopes it will be picked up by Steam Greenlight. Riley tackled the art, sou...
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In Flux

New East/West game composer collaboration In Flux available


Featuring Chipzel, Lifeformed, Manami Matsumae, and more
Mar 04
// Darren Nakamura
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...
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Chiptunes

MAGFest = WIN is chiptuney goodness for your ears


12 tracks from 12 artists featured at this year's event
Jan 10
// Ian Bonds
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...
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MAGFest is coming! Here's our panel info!


Spoiler: I'll be drunk.
Jan 02
// Conor Elsea
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...
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Chiptunes

The real world is '80s inspired chiptunes, apparently


WillRock eats the red mushrooms
Dec 30
// Darren Nakamura
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...
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ULTIONUS

ULTIONUS is out now, features music by Jake Kaufman


Rad music, eyeroll-inducing character design
Dec 12
// Darren Nakamura
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...
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Here it is, the MAGFest main stage line-up


Including North American debuts of Machinae Supremacy and MegaDriver
Dec 08
// Conor Elsea
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...
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MAGFest line-up

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


Featuring music from The OneUps and Love Canon!
Nov 28
// mrandydixon
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:
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Big Steel Wheels

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


C-jeff's 'A Thousand Bridges' coming through your CB radio
Nov 14
// Darren Nakamura
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...
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MAGFest line-up

MAGFest chiptunes showcase and DJ line-up


More than 40 acts over 4 days
Nov 12
// Conor Elsea
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...
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Chiptunes

Zantilla's Encounters is a chiptune journey through space


Only $2 on Bandcamp
Nov 01
// Darren Nakamura
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...
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Boss Battles for the Soul

Boss Battles for the Soul emulates SNES boss themes


Original music in the style of 16-bit boss battles
Oct 31
// Darren Nakamura
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 ...
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Hip Tanaka

Composer Hip Tanaka honors Yamauchi with Nintendo remixes


Famed Nintendo musician pays respect to his old boss
Sep 23
// Tony Ponce
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...
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World 1-2: Encore

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


Follow-up to the amazing composer collab World 1-2
Sep 15
// Tony Ponce
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...
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Link's Awakening

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


A fresh Zelda remix EP straight out of GameChops
Sep 07
// Tony Ponce
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...
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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
// 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 ChipWI...
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Mega Man 6 OST

Savor the international flavor of the Mega Man 6 OST


Fighting robots 'round the world
Jun 21
// Tony Ponce
["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...
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Mega Man remixed

Mega Ran and JP chip artists to remix Mega Man once more


Contributers include composers of Street Fighter IV, Streets of Rage 3, and Ape Escape
Jun 10
// Tony Ponce
Mega Man rapper Mega Ran may have recently dropped a stellar Castlevania hip hopera album, but he'll never forget the little blue dude who propelled his music career, resulting in his decision to leave his teaching gig and fo...
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Anamanaguchi

Latest Anamanaguchi music video sends pizza into space


Endless fantasy or endless pizza?
May 25
// Tony Ponce
You may have heard that chip rockers Anamanaguchi have a new album, Endless Fantasy, in the works. The musical neon riders previously uploaded a video for the song "Meow" off the album, and now they follow up with one for th...






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