It’s hard to remember there was a time before you could just google anything and find factual information and opinions on things. Before there was was Wikipedia and forum stories, there were urban legends. And a few of them were about video games. Back then, games and game companies would come and go with very little notice. Even today, there are games that the internet has basically forgotten. A local company might manage to get their home brew game sold in a local store and never get any further than that. This environment lead to lots of urban legends about games. Here’s three video game urban legends that persist until today as well as some facts about them.
Let’s take a look at an oldie but a goodie. Back in 2009, Chiptune rock band 8 Bit Instrumental released their first EP–Extended Pixels: More Music From Lobei.
Atari Vault, a bundle of 100 classic Atari games available on Steam for PC, was unveiled to play at PAX East this year. The download includes iconic games like Centipede, Warlords, Mission Control and Asteroids.
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The Amiga is one of the most enduring computer platforms out there. Although its been around as long as the NES, its often overlooked as a source of amazing games and awesome chiptunes. This might be due to the fact that its not a console but more of a computer. Which, at that time, had a higher price and more technical delivery, many people have forgotten a whole generation of amazing artists who’ve created music for this awesome machine. Here’s four artists you need to check out.
The Amiga definitely has a smoother sound than the NES or Gameboy and its ability to load samples and manipulate them really helps push the limits of what it sounds like. We’ll look at some straight-up music makers and 2 killer game soundtrack composers that bring out the best in the Amiga.