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Two-bit organ transformed into fantastic 8-bit 'chipophone'

Sweden's own Linus Åkesson, and now official Hero of Joystiq™, took a friend's old electronic organ, worked some dark hacking magicks on it and turned it into an 8-bit chiptunes instrument. We'll let Åkesson show off his "Chipophone" for you after the break, in the best video you'...

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The perfect companion for those long Light Cycle trips: the 'Tron Boy' mod

Yard sales are great for two things: laughing at the ridiculous stuff some people find and bargain-priced electronics from yesteryear. In this day and age, if you come upon a yard sale that isn't trying to unload at least one Game Boy, then those people probably weren't really into portable gaming. ...

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Datapop 3.0 tunes to soothe your soul

We're in the relative calm before the PAX East storm, and to tide over your insatiable hunger for gaming related news and whimsicalities, we present you with some of the sights and sounds of Datapop 3.0. The chiptunes-based concert played its third iteration at SXSW last week, and included acts lik...

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You should probably watch this Bit.Trip Runner trailer

Gaijin Games has released the first trailer for Bit.Trip Runner, the fourth game in the WiiWare Bit.Trip series. Now we can see what the developer means by calling it a "rhythm platformer." The layout of the stage, from enemies to terrain, is all designed in accord with the chiptune soundtrack, and ...

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If you only watch one 8-bit Lego animation today, make it 8-bit trip

Rymdreglage's 8-bit trip (see it after the break!) combines an original chiptune composition by Daniel Larsson with a ridiculously amazing Lego animation by Thomas Redigh to create a memorable tribute to the Commodore 64 and NES. The video is composed almost entirely of Lego pixel animation, with st...

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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 M...

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Watch the Blip Festival documentary free for one week

One of the most surprising films in the sort of "Holy crap? What the heck?! This is cool!" vein to come out of SXSW film festival earlier this year was Blip Festival: Reformat The Planet. It's all about chiptune music and the performers, and is beautifully shot. It's hard to imagine Nintendo thi...

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Alex Mauer's Vegavox album: Now available on NES

Go ahead and toss all your CD's in the garbage, along with your SACD's, audio DVD's, cassettes, LP's, EP's, 45's, 8-tracks, DAT's, Minidiscs, wax cylinders, and player piano rolls. Crush the pile down a little and throw your fancy MP3 player on top. All of that stuff just became embarrassingly obsol...

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Two free NES-style music albums released

Japanese netlabel 16 Dimensional Records has just released two free albums of chiptune songs. Gone Square and Go Square feature around a dozen tracks of old school-style NES music each. The songs are a re-release of artist Dong's work with a few new remixes and original work thrown in for good measu...

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