The first CD I ever bought was Pink Floyd‘s Dark Side Of The Moon, the classic prog rock album that has become a cultural icon. I had never listened to much Floyd but everyone kept going on and on about it so I just caved and gave it a listen. Yeah, let’s just say that it was one of the best decisions I ever made.
I also grew up in the era of 8-bit video games and the music that they held within. I will always have a fondness in my heart for beeps and boops that are turned into gloriously catchy tunes. That’s why I wanted to share with you the 8-bit chiptunes version of Dark Side Of The Moon as done by Brad Smith. Head on below for the full album! READ MORE
Forgive me if you’ve seen these already, but I haven’t, and they tickled me in the best way possible when I stumbled across them earlier today. These are 8-bit Fatalities created by Flickr user StevenLefcourt that merge old school games like Super Mario and Pac-Man with the hyper-violent finishing kills of the infamous Mortal Kombat franchise. They’re hilarious and definitely worth a look if you haven’t seen them yet.
Ever wonder what some of your favorite video game protagonists — or in the case of Slenderman, antagonists — would look like on an NES? Wonder no more, as Deviant Artist MelolzuGaming has taken it upon himself to answer that very own question. Among his gallery of 8-bitified video game characters are Isaac Clarke from Dead Space, Halo’s Master Chief, Street Fighter’s Ryu, a lone zombie, and Slenderman of… well, pretty much every indie horror game coming out in the near future, actually. I have only one complaint about the characters so far, but let’s take a look at them first before I get into that.
Dead Pixels you say? No, unfortunately it’s not us. It is however an awesome 8-bit zombie side scroller, previously released on Xbox Live, and now on Steam for download. The game wont break your wallet like most with its 3 dollar price point. What’s truly amazing is that CSR Studios who created the game is only made up of one man. Head past the break for game info and screens.
I’m one of those guys who wants his guitar to look relatively “normal”. I don’t go for the spiky, pointy, sharp guitars. Rather, I’m into guitars that show off the wood grain and are aesthetically pleasing to the eyes (maybe one of these days I’ll do a video of my guitar to show you what I’m into). But what you’re about to see below is some unholy abomination of Frankenstein-esque proportions.
cTrix is a musician that embraces the chiptune music style, limiting himself (according to his Facebook profile) to “4 channels, 512k memory, single command list”. In the video below, you can see cTrix explain his “Gatari”, an instrument that uses an actual Atari 2600 as the basis of each track. He pops in a chip that contains the song and then runs the Atari into a joystick to change tracks. Afterwards, the signal continues through three BOSS FX pedals (delay, flange, and EQ) so that he can distort and manipulate the tracks in realtime.
TL;DR – Watch the video for aural insanity. READ MORE