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Game Boy sex! Parallel Processing by Danimal Cannon & Zef


They made a beautiful chiptune baby
Jan 16
// Tony Ponce
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,...
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NESteryears, killer NES remix album by OC ReMix's bLiNd


bLiNd's debut solo remix album
Jan 12
// Tony Ponce
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...

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

Jan 07 // Tony Ponce
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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...

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Mega Man 3 OST gets a VRC6 chiptune overhaul


Chiptune artist RushJet1 makes a great soundtrack even better
Dec 02
// Tony Ponce
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...
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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
// Tony Ponce
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...
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The return of The Adventures of Duane & BrandO!


MAH BAWLS!
Nov 11
// Tony Ponce
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...
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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
// Tony Ponce
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...
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Nice and easy with the Sonic medley by Super Guitar Bros.


Oct 07
// Tony Ponce
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...
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The tipping point! Chiptunes = WIN gets an expansion pack


Oct 01
// Tony Ponce
[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...
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Get equipped with the fan-made 'Mega Man 11' OST


Sep 30
// Tony Ponce
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...
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River City Random has hot beats, won't make you 'Barf!'


Sep 25
// Tony Ponce
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....
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Composer Kinuyo Yamashita plays MMX3 music on piano


Sep 18
// Tony Ponce
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 ...
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I must be nuts to want to buy the Rockcan OST collection


Aug 23
// Tony Ponce
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 ...
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Mega Ran 5th anniversary CD celebrates Blue Bomber's 25th


Jun 12
// Tony Ponce
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 ...
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BEST DAY EVER! Dj CUTMAN made a Power Blade mix for me!


Mar 11
// Tony Ponce
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...
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Did you remember to download virt's FX4 chiptune album?


Mar 07
// Tony Ponce
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...
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Good People Die renamed, confirmed for Vita in NA as well


Feb 28
// Tony Ponce
Last week, Aksys made dreams come true by announcing that the 999 sequel Good People Die will be arriving in North America later this year. Today, Aksys follows up with an official press release that dishes a whole mess of ne...
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Dj CUTMAN makes ladies wet with newest games remix album


Feb 07
// Tony Ponce
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...
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Mutant Mudds composer delivers a fresh chiptune remix


Feb 02
// Tony Ponce
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...
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Jam to some alien chiptune sex with C-jeff's Preschtale


Jan 24
// 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 t...
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Destructoid joins PIPA/SOPA Blackout Protest on 18th


Jan 12
// Niero Desu
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 ...
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Bit Brigade's Mega Man 2 concert / speedrun is my JAM


Jan 11
// Tony Ponce
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...
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Flyrule is a trippy, beatastic album of Zelda remixes


Nov 21
// Tony Ponce
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...
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Review: Bio Force Ape


Apr 05
// Tony Ponce
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...
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Live show: Chill Bros play Guitar Hero pro gamer Ecstacy


Feb 01
// Pico Mause
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...
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Mindjack contest winners and gallery


Jan 29
// Niero Desu
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...
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Destructoid Live is done, how'd we do?


Jan 24
// Tara Long
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...
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Destructoid's MAGFest 9 Iron Chef team


Jan 05
// Matthew Razak
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...
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This Solid Snake GameBoy Color graffiti is sick


Jul 21
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Z.H.P. trailer might be greatest trailer in the universe


Jul 16
// Ben Perlee
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, ...

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