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Dates Announced for Minibosses 2012 Bay Area Tour

Calling all Bay Area residents, the Minibosses are comin’ at you fast this June! With a broad range of instrumental covers of 8-bit NES songs, the Minibosses will rip into your soul with hard-hitting video game metal. The Minibosses will embark on what they call a mini-tour this June, travelling through various locations in the San Francisco Bay Area with their instruments in tow — dates and locations have just been announced.

Submit Your Work for the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Music Tribute

Chun-Li’s killer thighs. Finally performing your first super combo. Quarter-circle forward, punch. Whether you’re a fan of Street Fighter or not, there’s no denying how influential this series has been in all of our lives. To kick off the commemoration of one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time, Capcom is opening up submissions to showcase fan music all year long. Details inside.

Blip Festival 2012 in New York City Presented by 8bitpeoples

We’ve just received word about Blip Festival 2012, taking place in NYC on Friday, May 25 – 27. Presented by VGM collective/record label 8bitpeoples, Blip Festival 2012 promises an explosive round-up of the world’s chipmusic talent, with top-notch performances by Burnkit2600, Danimal Cannon, CHiKA, Graffiti Monsters, Pulselooper, Wizwars, and many more.

GDC Vault Adds Free GDC 2012 Videos Online

Following this year’s Game Developers Conference, GDC Vault, a service that hosts a variety of audio, video, and PowerPoint presentations of previous Game Developers Conferences, has just added free video content from last March’s show, featuring talks from the legendary Civilization creator Sid Meier, iWin VP Laralyn McWilliams on the importance of metrics, and White House analyst Constance Steinkuehler Squire.

Attend T-MODE, Acquire Skills from Inverse Phase & Dj CUTMAN

T-MODE, also known as Tournament Mode, is a anime and gaming convention in the Washington, DC metro area that celebrates the fusion of anime, gaming, music, cosplay, and all things otaku. Chiptune wunderkind Inverse Phase and video game DJ mastermind Dj CUTMAN are scheduled to appear at T-MODE 2012 this weekend. From learning how to spot fake chiptunes to being educated on the art of laptop DJing, these dudes have you covered.

Jeremy Soule and Nobuo Uematsu on Classic FM’s 2012 Hall of Fame

Classic FM and NS&I have partnered together to host Classic FM’s 2012 Hall of Fame, touted as “the ultimate chart in classical works” that ranges from 300 of the best sonatas, symphonies, concertos and choral works of the year by public vote. Marking avid success for the video game vote-campaign,Jeremy Soule and Nobuo Uematsu have respectively reached positions in year’s Hall of Fame, along with notable classical composers such as Beethoven and Schubert.

Shnabubula Releases NES Jams, Brains Melt

A lot of people around the community know the name of Shnabubula. His virtuosic piano skills coupled with his talent for chiptunes have been explored in the past, as in his Free Play and Game Genie albums, respectively. Now the two come together in what has been called, “face melting in its finest form,” by Metroid Metal, and other compliments that are probably too vulgar and/or obscene to mention here. Suffice it to say, NES Jams is probably the best album Shnabubula has released so far, and it’ll probably only get better from here.