genoboost's Legend of Zelda a Link to the Past 25th Anniversary Retrospective

genoboost's Legend of Zelda a Link to the Past 25th Anniversary Retrospective

Everybody has to start somewhere, even if all that person is starting is a series of video games. For the Legend of Zelda series and I, it began with Link to the Past. Not the first Legend of Zelda game I played, but the first Zelda game I played to the very end. I didn't just finish the game either, I destroyed it. I lifted each rock, crashed into all the trees, and used the legendary Master Sword to anxiously poke at every inch of wall. This was all in a painstaking yet pathetic attempt to search out the many heart pieces and hidden treasures of Hyrule. I found those heart pieces though. All of them.

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Chipzel writes A Complete History of Chiptunes


"Music Made on Game Boys Is a Much Bigger Deal Than You'd Think."

It’s early summer in 2011 and I’m at a venue somewhere in New York’s Meatpacking District, about to perform to a crowd of at least a thousand people. I’m very much a newcomer to the scene at this point—19 and totally fan-girling, surrounded by people I’ve followed and idolized for years.

I look to the stage and see my humble little setup—two original Nintendo Game Boys connected to a DJ mixer, a common choice for your typical chiptune artist. Excitement builds as I accept the fact that I’m finally here (albeit completely shitting it) at Blip Festival, the most renowned event for chiptune enthusiasts in the world. What had seemed like a dream when I started out stared back at me two thousand-fold from the crowd...
Chipzel (for Vice)

Read the full article by clicking here. Chipzel covers tons of artists and ideas in the limited space provided, but as with any such project, there is a lot left on the cutting room floor. What do you think about the article? Who are some of the chiptune musicians and moments that have been most influential to you? Tell us in the comments below!