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SXSW 2009: Datapop tuneage for your Tuesday

While we're scampering around GDC in the hunt for gaming goodness, we thought we'd drop a bootleg tune from last week's Datapop concert party at SXSW, which went exceedingly well. The venue was packed with sweaty chiptune lovers, and it actually rocked a lot more than we thought it would. Check out...

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SXSW 2009: Free Datapop Gameboy chiptunes party open to the public

If you're interested in all 8-bit music and chiptunes, then you'll want to get yourself to the free Datapop party in Austin this Wednesday night, March 18th. It's free, open to everyone, and will be full of Gameboy music from people like Bit Shifter, Nullsleep, IAYD, Anamanaguchi, 8Bk OK, Graffiti...

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i am 8-bit returns with a new show in Los Angeles

If you've been able to make it out to any of the i am 8-bit exhibitions in the past, then you've seen some incredibly cool artwork from the 8-bit movement. If you haven't, then just check out the scads of pictures from their past two shows, or pick up their book featuring high-quality photos of the...

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Zelda bedding: perfect for those cold Hyrule nights

It's official: not only is Wii Fanboy the web's leading resource for all things Wii, we're also the number one online source of Zelda bedding. This is the third Zelda quilt we've featured on the site, and it also happens to be the cheapest so far -- a mere $135 will buy you this queen-sized...

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Mama Mia! Mario gets stitched up

As we have seen on previous occasions, patchwork quilts are perfect for recreating scenes from NES-era games. However, the Mario depicted on this quilt is a little more modern, and the results are no less spectacular. Crafted by the wife of BoingBoing reader Brian (a.k.a bishmasterb), this work...

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You got The Quilt of Power!

Look, it's all well and good stomping off to rescue princesses and reassemble golden triangular relics, but at least remember that it's a cold, unforgiving world out there, and you'll need something warm to wrap around yourself at some point. As the only other Zelda quilt we've posted about was...

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Blip Festival returns to New York with 8-bit music, workshops, and more

Last year, the Blip Festival brought together a plethora of chiptune musical artists, visual artists, and filmmakers to relish in the aeshtetics of an 8-bit lifestyle. This Thursday, Blip Festival 2007 kicks off with an even more ambitious roster of international chiptune musicians, artists, and...

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Remembering the 8-bit sunsets

We've spent the week regaling releases of yore, celebrating the intricacies and conventions that made them so memorable, but if there's one trait about some of these retro titles that we don't remember fondly, it's trudging through waves of enemies and uninteresting levels only to find our efforts...

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Shrinky Dinks + 8 bit gaming = BitKits

Since the 8 Bit phenom continues to steamroll through current culture, it seems like it was only a matter of time before someone made a DIY kit available to the masses screaming for koopas, goombahs, and shyguys. These kits let you assemble the characters, iron them out to melt the pieces...

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I am 8-Bit opening night festivities!

I am 8-Bit, the generally brilliant art show focusing on classic video games, is opening tonight at Gallery Nineteen Eighty Eight, and looks like it's going to be quite the event. Among the neat stuff to see and do: a giant 2600 controller, with a custom-designed 2600 Mega Man game to play on it;...

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