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The 8-bit Time Machine takes game music back to 1985

Modern game soundtracks are nice thanks to their full orchestras and high-definition sound, and chiptune music can be a fun trip down Nostalgia Lane. While it may seem like you'd have to choose one or the other, you can have your audio-flavored cake and eat it too thanks to "The 8-bit Time Machine,...

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Sega's 8-bit universe beats itself up in Master System Brawl

If the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo Wii U and 3DS has you jonesing for a similar arena fighter featuring Sega's classic characters, you'll want to check out Sega Master System Brawl (direct download link), a recently updated homebrew release for the Sega Genesis and Mega Drive. ...

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Next 33 1/3 volume to analyze Super Mario Bros' soundtrack

Publisher Bloomsbury announced that the next volume in its 33 1/3 book series will focus on Koji Kondo's iconic soundtrack for Nintendo's landmark 1985 platformer Super Mario Bros. Launched in 2003, the 33 1/3 series provides critical analysis of historically significant music albums, with past ...

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Happy Gilmore would have been one heck of a golf game

What if Happy Gilmore took place in River City? The CineFix folks might have an answer for that; their latest 8-bit Cinema video shows what the 1996 comedy starring Adam Sandler would look like as an 8-bit game, using sprites that look they've time-traveled straight out of 1989. All the cla...

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Pulp Fiction looks like a pretty #%&@ good arcade game

Pulp Fiction was never translated into video game format, but if it had been, maybe it would have looked something like what the folks over at CineFix have created. And boy, does it look like a doosy; there's street brawl beat-em-up stages, a car-cleaning button-mashing mini-game, a drug admini...

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The Joystiq Indie Pitch: Survival Horror Story: Catequesis

It's not that there are too many indie games; it's that there aren't enough hours in a day to play all of them. The Joystiq Indie Pitch curates the best indies to play now and watch out for in the future. What's your game called and what's it about? Survival Horror Story: Catequesis tells the sto...

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Street Fighter X Mega Man's chiptune soundtrack now on Bandcamp

Street Fighter X Mega Man's superb chiptune soundtrack is now available on Bandcamp, complimenting yesterday's release of the game. Composed by San Francisco-based electronic music producer A_Rival, the 22-track album fuses Mega Man's sonic sensibilities with classic pieces of orchestration from St...

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Street Fighter X Mega Man is a free PC 8-bit crossover, available Dec. 17

In celebration of 25 years of Street Fighter and Mega Man, Capcom will release an all-new crossover 8-bit Mega Man game on the PC December 17, Street Fighter X Mega Man. Street Fighter X Mega Man was announced during the 25th Anniversary finals today and pits the blue bomber up against eight popul...

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Obama, Romney get chiptuned in battle for presidential seat

The battle for the White House is an epic, intense drama to rival those of legend and myth, so of course it makes a great chiptune video game. The Gregory Brothers, creators of Autotune the News and all those viral videos about burgers and bed intruders, songified Barack Obama and Mitt Romney from ...

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8BitMMO, an indie sandbox MMO from Archive Entertainment

Sort of like a two dimensional Second Life, but without the thriving sex industry, 8BitMMO is a top-down, java-based sandbox construction game currently under development at Archive Entertainment. Its world, built entirely from scratch by users, supports up to 250 concurrent players in a persisten...

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