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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...

 
 
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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 ...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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,...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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, ...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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 ...

 
 
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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 ...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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Mindjack contest winners and gallery

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 Donkey Kong tribute...

 
 
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Destructoid Live is done, how'd we do?

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 Nukem Forever, L.A...

 
 
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Destructoid's MAGFest 9 Iron Chef team

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: Handsome, debonair, ...

 
 
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This Solid Snake GameBoy Color graffiti is sick

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 Internets alread...

 
 
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Z.H.P. trailer might be greatest trailer in the universe

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, and you should ...

 
 
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BloodRayne: The Shroud coming to 3DS!

This is one of those stories that got buried under the slew of news that tumbled from E3, but I am nevertheless kicking myself for not hearing about it sooner. As a huge fan of BloodRayne, it gives me great pleasure to declare that the fran...

 
 
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E3 10: E3 is over, thanks for joining us, more to come

Well, it's done. E3 has come and gone another year, and what a year it was. Some crazy ass stuff went on at E3 this year, and while we'll be bringing you content for days to come thanks to it, it is time to move on and look forward. Forward...

 
 
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Bungie explains the "What the hell?" Activision partnership

It's no surprise that Bungie has wanted to branch off and away from the Halo universe. Despite its strong support of the franchise, red flags were raised from the studio gained independence from Microsoft in 2007. Rumblings that the Seattle...

 
 




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