Chip-In: Japan Fundraiser Compilation


The situation in Japan is dire. Being absorbed fully by the vortex of PAX East for three days, it wasn’t until I was on the bus ride home from Boston that I really had a chance to watch the news and soak up the exact nature of what is happening over there. I was floored by the devastation and horrible loss of life. What’s awesome is that so many people across the globe are rising to the occasion to offer aid and donations to help out in Japans recovery efforts…which will be ongoing for a very long time.

Led by Pixelh8 and True Chip Till Death‘s Peter Swimm, the international chip music community is rallying together with its own fundraiser to gather funds for the Red Cross to support Japan. By donating money via a secure page setup through Firstgiving, you’ll gain access to a link to download a massive, multi-volume  chip music compilation. Volume One comes out today and features  over 35 tracks from a huge range of chip music artists. One of my new tunes is featured on the first volume alongside awesome artists like 8bitweapon, Little-Scale, ComputeHer, Pixelh8, br1ght pr1mate, and more. I suspect a second volume is in the works too, and I know they’re looking for more donations and chip music artists to contribute songs for the project.

As of this writing, the comp has raised $1,000 of its $5,000 goal, so please take a moment to donate funds, spread the word, and contribute in any way you can. All proceeds go to the Red Cross for Japan relief efforts.

You can find out more about the project and how to donate RIGHT HERE.

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Review: Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble


“There’s not much that brightens the day quite like getting schooled in the fine art of Badassitude. The world is full of Banchos (RE: extreme kickers of major ass), but being the dude with the most Banchosity means you have to let your manliness spill out, deliver some well-placed Pimp Hands when it’s called for, and brazenly Smash Talk your way into the most foolish of brawls. Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble doesn’t take itself too seriously, which is why being a cocky bastard and kicking people’s teeth in up and down the streets of Japan is a fun as it is funny.”

Check out the full review here at GamePro.

Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces – Hands-On Preview

Skycrawlers1--article_image“Imagine living in a society so accustomed to war that its citizens simply can’t cope with not killing each other en-masse for any extended period of time. Unsettled by lasting peace, the restless populace in The Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces craves constant bloodshed, smoldering wreckage, and destruction. Hopping into the cockpit for a test-run of Project Aces’ upcoming anime aerial combat sim, we gave the people what they asked for.”

Check out the full story here.