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Chiptune or chip music and 8-bit music is a genre music that uses the sound chips from vintage computers, video game consoles and arcade machines, as well as other methods such as emulation to produce synthesized electronic music.


Chiptune music first originated from the video games, with the first video game to have a continuous background soundtrack being Tomohiro Nishikado's 1978 release Space invaders, which had four descending bass notes repeating in a loop. Rally xwas released in 1980 and it was the first game to have a continuous melodic Soundtrack.


In the last few years more and more games have begun to return to chiptune music these include games such as Super Meat Boy, Fez, VVVVVV, and Super Hexagon

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