Archive for February, 2015

Hoodie Highlights… Marshall Art!

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Sup y’all? =) President Hoodie here. After taking a month off for MAGFest craziness, I’m back with a brand new edition of my interview column, Hoodie Highlights! This one features a fun & informative chat with a lovely couple of bracketheads who just rocked faces at MAGFest 13 & released a killer new album!

Of course I’m talking about the dynamic duo of jmr & streifig of Marshall ArtEnjoy!

Marshall Art at MAG 13. Photo by GTX Media.

Marshall Art & Pixelseed at MAG 13. Photo by GTX Media.


Chip…WIN-tern’s Kitchen?: Cookies To Stop Your Heart(ache)

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What, you were expecting maybe Erin? No no, this Valentine’s Day, this is all me, and you and me are gonna have ourselves a good time with some cookies. Some chocolate chip cookies, and a bottle of Jack, and then I’ll get the bacon, and –

Alright, y’know, that’s just getting too weird. A master of seduction, I ain’t. Now, a master of cooking with liquor, well, that’s an entirely different story. Today, I’d like to bring you one of my absolute favorite recipes, one cobbled together from the internet and my own mind and one that I’ve kept a secret from all of my friends until this very day – my


Chris Considers: ‘Ember’ by Kubbi

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It’s hard to believe that it’s already been over two years since Kubbi (Vegard Kummen) released his last full-length album, ‘Circuithead’and just over a year since his legendary late-night live performance at MAGFest 12. Time sure does fly, and so does Kubbi. During the interim, the dynamic dragon whisperer has descended upon the Norwegian landscape in order to drop his most dramatic album to date, ‘Ember’.

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Stokin’ the Forge: ‘Forever Online’ by Balloonbear

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A happy February to one and all in the ChipWIN Nation! This month, I have the distinct pleasure of Stokin’ the Forge with the smooth jams of Moscow’s own Balloonbear. His latest album, ‘Forever Online’ is a great mix of new tracks and friendly remixes thereof.

a1690631152_2Balloonbear began work on the album a little over a year ago. He had released his previous album, Prime, in July of 2012, and his friends in the Russian chiptune community were encouraging him to release something new. ‘Forever Online’ began to be compiled from a series of tracks Balloonbear had previously only played live.

Come the summer and the completion of ‘Datagoth’, Balloonbear felt that ‘Forever Online’ was complete. While finding a label that would take the album initially proved frustrating for Balloonbear, Barcelona’s independent netlabel Lowtoy saw the promise that’s plainly evident in the album.


The Post-MAG MAG-packed MAGFest 13 Post

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The UK may have Superbyte, the Netherlands may have EINDBAAS, but here near the United States’ capital, we have a little thing called MAGFest, and we like to think it does alright.  While many of you came out and attended MAGFest with us from all over the globe (attendance surpassed 17,000 people this year!), I know there are many of you who were not able to. And if I’m honest with you, even those of us who DID go couldn’t have gone to everything that there was to do there unless the Ministry of Magic had given out Time Turners to the lot of us. That’s where this post comes in – I’ve done my best to assemble all the links, videos and pictures of the most happening happenings to have happened. Those of you who remember my Post-PAX PAX Post should be familiar with how I’m going to format this: As this was the Music and Gaming Festival, we’re going to have a #Music and a #Gaming section as well as a #Closing Thoughts, tagged as such for easy navigation within the post.

Pictured: Adam Martinez, Hot 'n Ready for MAGFest

Are you Hot ‘n Ready for this? Kuma is.