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The ChipWIN Blog Hack: The Postmortem

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Last week on the CWB — the world was in disarray as nasty Russian porn spam assaulted the brave viewers of the mobile version of the blog.  President Hoodie made the decision to limit the spread of the pixelated and badly size-ratioed X-Rated images by halting blog operations for the week while ViridianForge and Chaney teamed up to figure out just what the heck had gone wrong. If you decide to jump past the fold, you’ll find out just what they discovered. This article is heavy on the technical detail for us, so before you dive in, take a look at these adorable kittens.


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Gettin’ ChipFit – Understanding Nutrition

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Happy New Year ChipWINation! There are two things that are innate to the start of another recognized turn of our giant ball of mostly molten metal about the sun.  The first is New Year’s health resolutions, and the second is motherfucking MAGFest. Now, as a reader, you’re probably thinking those two things have almost nothing in common, and frankly, you’d pretty much be right. In fact, after my first trip to MAGFest last year, I’d go so far as to say they’re negatively correlated. See, the key component to getting and staying fit is good nutrition. I’ll get into defining that below the fold, but I’m sure we can all agree you’ll be hard pressed to find it at MAGFest.

That’s okay. Get yourselves to MAG, party your asses off, and then come back to this article. Seriously, its on the Internet now. Its not going anywhere.

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Stokin’ the Forge: ‘Graces and Furies’ by Corset Lore

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A very merry December to one and all in the ChipWIN nation, and thank you for joining me for another outing at the Forge. This month marks three years since I began writing for Chiptunes = WIN with a review of Corset Lore’s baroque-tastic self-titled EP. With serendipitous timing, it just so happens that Corset Lore has just released a brand new EP on the storied 8bitpeoples netlabel entitled ‘Graces and Furies‘. This release brims with the stylistic elements that inspired me to pen that first review along with highlighting Corset Lore’s artist growth in the last three years.

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Amazing Album Art courtesy of Raquel Meyes

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Gettin’ ChipFIT — Exercising at Home on the Cheap

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Here there ChipWIN! I’ve got something a little different for you this month. Inspired by Hoodie’s exploration into the topic of mental health, I want to share with you one of my favorite fall-back tools for improving my mental state when I’m feeling down in the dumps.

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Just getting up, moving around, and cracking a sweat does wonders for me. In the short term, a good workout leaves me feeling relieved, refreshed and awake. In the long term, getting regular exercise has vastly improved both my physical health and my sense of self image. I’m hoping that it can do the same for more than a few of our regular readers.

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Stokin’ the Forge: ‘Red Ocean’ by KRVKT [Russian Translation!]

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[Editor’s note: This is a Russian translation of an original album review penned by ViridianForge found here. Thanks to BleepLove for making this magic happen! ♥]

Октябрь уже за окном и ChipWIN и KRVKT предлагают вам небольшую помощь, чтобы скрасить это самое жуткое время года. Выпущенный нашими хорошими друзьями BleepLove, «Red Ocean» наполнен как энергией, заставляющей сердце биться, так и расслабляющими нервы риффами. И вместе все это приносит уникальное веселье, порожденное ужасом, и волнение от противостояния неизвестному.

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Stokin’ the Forge: ‘Red Ocean’ by KRVKT

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October is upon us ChipWIN, and KRVKT has put together a little something to help welcome the spookiest time of the year. Released by our good friends at BleepLove, ‘Red Ocean‘ is rife both with heart throbbing energy and nerve chilling riffs. Together, these components produce a unique exhilaration borne of the terror and excitement of confronting the unknown. Join me past the fold as I explore just what about KRVKT’s latest release sunk its hooks into me.

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