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See Ya, GDC. Hello, PAX East

I’m still not fully recovered from all of the rad stuff that went on last week at GDC in San Francisco (see some of my coverage , and ), but nevertheless, I’m headed to Boston this weekend for...   more

See Ya, GDC. Hello, PAX East


Babycastles: Where Punk Rock & Homemade Videogames Live In Sweet Harmony

In New York City, there’s a new arcade in town. But don’t expect to find anything you could purchase at your local Gamestop here. Instead, the homemade titles that fill the ramshackle cabinets ...   more



Pulsewave 3.20.2010 - Minusbaby, Zen Albatross, Active Knowledge & Mike Goodman

Hello, Destructo-friends. It's Self-Promotion Time: I'm going to be playing , New York's largest monthly chipmusic event next weekend with my pals Minusbaby of 8bitpeoples and Active Knowledg...   more

Pulsewave 3.20.2010 - Minusbaby, Zen Albatross, Active Knowledge & Mike Goodman


Indie Love Bundle: Machinarium, And Yet It Moves, Osmos and more for only $20

Flowers, chocolates and poetry are all well and good, but nothing says ‘I love you’ quite like a bouquet of award-winning indie games. Fortunately for all you shortchanged cassanovas out there,...   more

Indie Love Bundle: Machinarium, And Yet It Moves, Osmos and more for only $20


Giant Mega-NARP this weekend at MAGFest!

If you were planning on spending another New Year’s Eve trolling NeoGAF while downing leftover egg nog, please first reconsider your life, then head down to Alexandria, Virginia to celebrate th...   more

Giant Mega-NARP this weekend at MAGFest!


Merry Chipmas: Four Holiday-themed Chiptune Albums

Everyone knows that the holidays are meant to be a time for selflessness, love and celebration. And no one embodies the spirit of the season quite like the international chipmusic community, who ...   more

Merry Chipmas: Four Holiday-themed Chiptune Albums


Countdown to Blip Festival 2009

It’s spreading. Slowly but surely, it’s infecting all of us. Can you feel it? No, not that weird rash on your inner thigh. That’s gross. In fact, you should probably get that checked out. I’m t...   more

Countdown to Blip Festival 2009


Free 'Autumntunes' chip compo now available on Ubiktune

The holidays are almost upon us, but before you deck the halls and bust out the egg nog, why not spend the last few days of Autumn reflecting on brisk winds and golden brown falling leaves with...   more

Free 'Autumntunes' chip compo now available on Ubiktune


Twitter-trending for fun and profit: #stackyourgadgets for great justice

Earlier today, I started an experiment of sorts. I wanted to see what all the gadgets I carry around look like when they're stacked on top of each other. It looked like this: From top to botto...   more

Twitter-trending for fun and profit: #stackyourgadgets for great justice


Get to know your Blip Fest '09 performers, hear free samples

New York’s Blip Festival is bringing us one heck of a lineup this year. But if you’re new to 8-bit music (or even if you aren’t), you might be feeling a bit lost at this point. Just who are the...   more

Get to know your Blip Fest '09 performers, hear free samples


8STATIC show this weekend in Philly | Trash80 • glomag • Animal Style • enso

Philadelphia’s premiere chipmusic showcase, 8static returns to Studio 34 tomorrow night with one heck of a lineup: From New York City, the bardic melodies of will rock your soul and warm your...   more

8STATIC show this weekend in Philly | Trash80 • glomag • Animal Style • enso


Hidden Gems: The Best Undiscovered Game Boy/GBC Games

The Game Boy version of this arcade classic is not something to be overlooked. Originally released on the Atari ST back in 1987, Bubble Ghost is a simple and addictive game that gives players ...   more

Hidden Gems: The Best Undiscovered Game Boy/GBC Games


Indie Quickie: 'How Many Stars' was made in a day

is a game made by intrepid programmer and Destructoid community member (High Strangeness, STFUAJPGM) in 24 hours. The music is by Rich Vreeland (aka ), and was written within the same timefra...   more

Indie Quickie: 'How Many Stars' was made in a day


Quite possibly the best Amazon customer review ever (Borderlands)

And just like that, any remaining doubt you once had about purchasing Borderlands is gone. Thank you and good night.   more



Giant Robot & Attract Mode hosting West Coast Chiptunes Micro Tour

Evidence found on ancient stones suggests that the rivalry between the East and West Coast chipmusic scenes dates back to primordial days, when Game Boys were made of rocks and used as weapons ...   more

Giant Robot & Attract Mode hosting West Coast Chiptunes Micro Tour


Happy Halloween! OCRemix releases Castlevania: Sonata of the Damned

Since everyone I know had their awesome Halloween parties yesterday, I'm currently cooped up in my quaint Brooklyn apartment, still hung over from last night, watching horror movies and slowly ...   more

Happy Halloween! OCRemix releases Castlevania: Sonata of the Damned


Machinima series This Spartan Life needs your help!

Created in 2005 by Chris Burke (also known by his chipmusic alias Glomag), This Spartan Life is a talk show set inside an unpredictable (and generally explodey) game of Halo. TSL regularly host...   more

Machinima series This Spartan Life needs your help!


Xenogears remix album 'Humans + Gears' now available

The good ol' folks at OverClocked ReMix are at it again, and this time they're paying tribute to one of the industry's greatest composers, Yasunori Mitsuda, with this fantastic re-envisioning o...   more

Xenogears remix album 'Humans + Gears' now available


I Wanna Hold Your Handheld: Beatles chiptune tribute album released

Since the Beatles-hating Hamza neglected to post anything about this, I'm taking control to make sure you folks are aware of this amazing compilation by chipmusic collective 8-bit Operators. ''...   more



UK’ers rejoice: Chiptune Alliance Tour 2009 is underway

In addition to The IT Crowd and calling pants ‘trousers’, UK residents have one more thing to be proud of this week: The Chiptune Alliance Tour is officially underway, bringing with it an onsla...   more

UK’ers rejoice: Chiptune Alliance Tour 2009 is underway


Magical Game Boys: Full video recap of Lo-Tek Resistance at PAX ‘09

While at this year's Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle, Aaron Campion of captured a ton of footage from the streetside chiptune jam session known as Lo-Tek Resistance. There were a record-shatterin...   more

Magical Game Boys: Full video recap of Lo-Tek Resistance at PAX ‘09


PAX Indie Spotlight: What is Bothering Carl?

Despite the enormous number of games exhibited earlier this month at Seattle’s Penny Arcade Expo, only one of them could claim the description of interactive children’s storybook. Created by to...   more

PAX Indie Spotlight: What is Bothering Carl?


Attract Mode’s gaming culture shop opens

Super-rad videogame culture blog Attract Mode has finally opened its online shop, offering an abundance of quality game-related art, apparel, music and other assorted sundries. Some items of n...   more

Attract Mode’s gaming culture shop opens


MAGFest announces partial lineup: Armcannon, Metroid Metal confirmed

There is no doubt in my mind that if you are attending Northern Virginia’s Music & Games Festival this year, your face will be thoroughly rocked off. Of course, having already attended two MAGF...   more

MAGFest announces partial lineup: Armcannon, Metroid Metal confirmed


Super-special PULSEWAVE show this weekend

The folks over at The Tank and 8bitpeoples have one hell of a show planned for New York chipmusic fans this weekend. This Saturday, an onslaught of international chiptune talent will converge i...   more

Super-special PULSEWAVE show this weekend


High Strangeness soundtrack preview is free on Pause Music

In anticipation of the upcoming indie adventure game ‘High Strangeness’, Pause Music has released a free sampler of the game’s soundtrack composed by Rich Vreeland (). Thanks to its financial b...   more

High Strangeness soundtrack preview is free on Pause Music


Chiptune artists dig on Miles, discover a different ‘Kind of Blue’

Miles Davis’ was a landmark achievement in the history of recorded sound. It not only pioneered modern Jazz as we know it, but also refined the art of recording and completely changed the way ...   more

Chiptune artists dig on Miles, discover a different ‘Kind of Blue’


Shark Week Tribute: The Singing Shark, Pixelstyle

It's Shark Week, motherfuckers. Time for shit to get REAL. Here's my pixel art tribute to 'The Singing Shark': If you're following me on , you may have noticed that I've been making one p...   more

Shark Week Tribute: The Singing Shark, Pixelstyle


Zen Albatross: CONFIRMED FOR PAX

Dear Seattle, I'm going to be in you. Please enjoy this postcard from the future: Love, Zen 3   more

Zen Albatross: CONFIRMED FOR PAX


Music Monday: Happy 20th, Earthbound!

It's hard to believe that it's been 20 years since Mother, the game that started Shigesato Itoi's quirky RPG trilogy debuted on the Japanese Famicom. When I first played Earthbound (Mother 2) ...   more

Music Monday: Happy 20th, Earthbound!





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