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  • Autumn Jam V: The Final Frontier

    Have you ever laid on your back at night, gazing at the many stars in the sky and wondering what mysteries lie beyond our solar system in the vast reaches of space? Do you ever dream of vast alien civilizations with their own unique cultures and biology? Or do you perhaps fantasize of exploring distant planets, and mapping their strange, alien geography? We’ve all had our own questions about what might be lurking out there, waiting to be discovered. In this new Chip Jam, we will answer those questions, and discover what lies beyond. For those asking “What’s a Chip Jam?”, they’re friendly comp…

  • Tim Follin: A Brief History

    Editor's Note: This article was written by Dr. Z and Marklincadet for Tim Follin's 50th birthday. He might not have the same fame as Koji Kondo or Rob Hubbard, but should you find yourself digging around for the best chiptunes of the 80s and 90s, you will hear the whispers of a legendary name whose work unlike any other caused buzz amongst not only video game fans, but his fellow composers as well. That man turns 50 today, and his name is Tim Follin. Born and raised in St. Helens, Merseyside along with brothers Mike and Geoff, Tim was always looking for something new to keep himself entertain…

  • Chiptune Night: Nightride FM's New Chiptune Radio Show Coming Tomorrow

    Online radio station Nightride FM is diverting from their usual synthwave showcasting tomorrow evening to try out something new: a chiptune focused radio show titled Chiptune Night. The show, hosted by Dan Butler of the explosive chiptune/synthwave/metal fusion band Techno Mage, will be primarily focused on showing off recent chiptune & chiptune inspired releases from a variety of different artists. Tomorrow’s premiere is set to include tracks from a plethora of different chiptune artists including the likes of Ansonix, Miles Matrix, and even longtime CC collaborators Tobikomi and SuperJet Sp…

  • OutRun 2019's Soundtrack Gets a Timely REDUX

    You know, one phenomenon we’re seeing more and more as the years roll by is that works of fiction that were previously set in the future are now taking place in today’s day and age. The best example I can think of for this is Back to the Future II, with the main characters travelling from 1985 to the then-future of 2015. Remember all the buzz back in 2015 when the Cubs almost broke the Curse of the Billy Goat and everyone was saying that Back to the Future predicted the future? Yeah, so much for that. A screencap of Outrun 2019 in-game. OutRun 2019: All the fun of strapping a jet engine to th…

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