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8-Bit Fm Internet Radio Offers Video Game Music 24x7x365 [Chiptunes]

by Paul Strauss

Can’t get enough of the retro beeps and blips of old-school video games? Then today must be your lucky day. There’s a new online radio station that’s just for you.


8-Bit FM is a new Internet radio station that plays everything from classic video game soundtracks to modern day electronic music played on old gaming hardware. The format includes everything from Earthworm Jim to Zelda and everything in between. But it’s the newly created chiptunes that really lead to discovery of new musical artists.

(Once they work out the kinks), the station (will be) online 24 x 7 x 365 with a web-based Flash player, Windows Media, WinAMP, and iTunes streams too. There’s also a live request system so I can once again listen to that damned Casino Night Zone music from Sonic the Hedgehog 2 that I couldn’t get out of my head for about 2 years of  my life. Yeah, I know the Genesis was a 16-bit system, but I think the guys at 8-Bit FM aren’t quite that literal with what they play.

Since 8-Bit FM got slammed with a ton of press this weekend, their site is struggling a bit to keep up with all of the traffic so you might have to check back if you don’t get through. Hopefully they’ll work out all the kinks so you can get your 8-, 16- or 32-bit groove on real soon. In the mean time, I guess I’ll have to settle for this:

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[8-Bit FM via Destructoid]

Comments (4):

  1. Closet Rat says:

    Or… you try this page:

  2. Enzero says:

    Holy crap!!!
    I miss Sonic!!!!

  3. Wiz says:

    I get a alert on the site for Malware..
    It seems that it is through some other website that has ads or something else on
    Can you contact the site about this?

    • technabob says:

      Hmm. I don’t have any contacts there. When I first wrote this article, the site was very much alive and well, so I’m not sure why Google thinks it’s a malware site. It looks like something bad happened on their domain that killed it for all of us. Bummer.

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