Posts Tagged ‘Hunty’

ChipWIN-tern Spotlight: The Yamaha YM2612 & You!

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If we’re really honest with ourselves, there are certain kinds of chiptune that are more visible than others. If I walked up to a random Joe at MAGFest and asked who their favorite chiptune musician was, I’ll bet dollars to donuts that they’d bring up an artist known for either Game Boy or NES music, or if they’re over the age of 30 they might mention some demoscene artists and their love of the Commodore 64.  But unless you really go looking for it, it seems like it’s hard to find anyone making music on the venerable Sega Genesis, or at the very least made with the YM2612 soundchip. It seems that way – but nothing could be farther from the truth. I’d like to take a few minutes and bring to light some real gems out there of an under appreciated console and, if you’re inspired by the end of it, give you the tools you’ll need to make your own original content to take to the club.

[3/18/16 Edit: Thank you to the community for reaching out to help with a few missing points/bad links in the article – these have been amended/added.]

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ChipWIN-tern Spotlight: ‘Nexus Genesis’ by Hunty

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Imagine, if you will, a world where Cease and Desist orders don’t exist. Independent game developers make their own fan projects, and are able to share these homages to their favorite classic games without fear of the original company taking them down or threatening lawsuits. A place where talented fans work together to keep the fandoms alive when they’ve been abandoned by the original game creators. We call this place… The Twilight Zone, Act 1.

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Was that a hidden level in the game? YOU’LL NEVER KNOW NOW!

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