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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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How to WIN at Chiptune!

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Episode 0: A little about me

Hello! Auracle here, and this is How To WIN At Chiptune, my first contribution to The ChipWIN Blog! I’ve been helping out around the Facebook group as a moderator for a while, so it’s great to increase my responsibilities a little further! The goal of this weekly series is to equip you to become a more active and involved part of your local chiptune community, and to help bring chiptune out of tiny basement clubs and niche conventions.  To be clear, “win” doesn’t mean global fame and fortune; it means the ability to realise your vision and do the things that make you happy! I’m proud of the part I’ve played in the growth of my city’s scene (Manchester, UK) along with my friends at GameFace and I’d like to share some of that useful experience with you. Before we jump in, let me tell you a little about myself and how I got to this point. Context! ⊂((・▽・))⊃

Courtesy of Chiptography.com

Photo courtesy of Chiptography: Auracle @ Superbyte 2014

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ChipWIN & Forest Presents: ‘Forest = ВИН (WIN)’!

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It’s been over a month since ‘Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 5‘ successfully released to the intertrons, and we all know what that means at this point, right?

THAT’S RIGHT! IT’S V.5 EXPANSION RELEASE TIME, BBY! (•_•) ( •_•)>⌐■-■ (⌐■_■)b

Album art by Anatoly Sazonov.

Spectacular album art by Anatoly Sazonov.

This year our collaborating partners for the expansion release are none of than • Forest • , fronted by Vegard Kummen aka Kubbi & Alexander Agri of Norway! Appropriately named ‘Forest = ВИН (WIN)’, this compilation features 10 V.5 subs + 3 bonus tracks for your earholes to enjoy as soon as Monday, August 29th!

Soundcloud Teaser:

To hear ’em first, join us at on the 29th at 7pm Eastern on geekbeatradio.com for the release party with chat in chiptuneswin.com/chat. Should feature some interesting & entertaining chatter between the organizers as well as the excellent musics! Invite & share with your friends via the Fb event here!

CATCH YA THEN! ヾ(^∇^)

Much \m||m/,
Brandon L Hood aka “President Hoodie”
Founder & Project Manager of Chiptunes = WIN

Forest:
vk.com | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube | Bandcamp

geekbeatradio:
geekbeatradio.com | Facebook | Twitter

Forest & ChipWIN

The time is nigh… FOR CHIPTUNES = WIN: VOLUME 5!!!!!

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[[[Edit: album RELEASED! Check out the embed at the bottom of the article or just click here!]]]

That’s right, folks! Today is the day. The day that we release ‘Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 5’ into the wilds of Bandcamp!

ARE YOU READY?!?!?

You’re not, but that’s okay. We’ve got you. ヾ(^∇^)

Volume 5 Album Artwork

Album artwork by Nate Horsfall of lightningarts.com.

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Volume 5 Progress Report

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Sup y’all? =) President Hoodie here with a quick update to the progress of ‘Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 5′ along with some interesting thoughts from this year’s judging panel.

First up, as you’ve all probably noticed by now (what with our daily reminders and all〜(꒪꒳꒪)〜), the V.5 submission deadline has been extended from June 12th to June 19th. As of this publication, there’s a little less than a week remaining for all tracks to be finalized and submitted. So everyone, get ’em done and get ’em in! Once that’s wrapped up, we’ll begin the judging period of the project, which’ll likely take a couple of weeks to lock in. Don’t worry, I’ll entertain you with some quality #JudgesTweets during that process. ಠ‿↼

Regarding album artwork, how about a blurry sneak peek of the work in progress?

V.5 album preview

Rest easy, Nate Horsfall is proving himself a badass *YET AGAIN*.

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