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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, for a man as h...   read

 
 
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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 last week's bi...   read

 
 
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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 by "Sock Hop" of...   read

 
 
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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 Western Castlevan...   read

 
 
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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 over to the down...   read

 
 
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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 fun, from "Cheeta...   read

 
 
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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 completely original tun...   read

 
 
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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 the Hedgehog m...   read

 
 
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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 compelled to r...   read

 
 
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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 sensible folks, has ...   read

 
 
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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. Philadelphia-g...   read

 
 
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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 heard on such t...   read

 
 
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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 own. I went ont...   read

 
 
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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 imagine Ran's m...   read

 
 
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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 offer! He asked me...   read

 
 
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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 give everyone a fr...   read

 
 
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Good People Die renamed, confirmed for Vita in NA as well

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 new details as we...   read

 
 
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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 beyond a single gam...   read

 
 
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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 SPEAK. Amazingly,...   read

 
 
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Jam to some alien chiptune sex with C-jeff's Preschtale

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...   read

 
 
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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 in Washington, ...   read

 
 
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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 them, and they per...   read

 
 
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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 the tempo and ...   read

 
 
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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 hybrids using ...   read

 
 
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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 Justin.tv/Destruct...   read

 
 
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I noticed that some people were asking who I am so here's the short. I've been working with Dtoid since sometime in 2009 doing off cam video work. I moved into the HQ in November 2010 and started...

 


 


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I finally beat the last boss of Megaman Battle Network It took at least 6 or 7 tries, with me memorizing its attack patterns and changing up my chips/programs, but I did it! A fun game, and well worth the time it took to make that contest

 

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