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The Amiga 500 - also known as the A500 (or its code name "Rock Lobster") - was the first "low-end" Commodore Amiga 16/32-bit multimedia home/personal computer.
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The Apple II (styled as apple.
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The Apple IIc, the fourth model in the Apple II series of personal computers, is Apple Computer’s first endeavor to produce a portable computer.
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The Apple IIe (styled as Apple //e, or sometimes Apple.
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Astralwerks is an American-based record label primarily focused on electronic and dance music.
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The Atari 2600, or Atari VCS before 1982, is a home video game console released on September 11, 1977 by Atari, Inc.
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Bitpop is a type of electronic music and subgenre of chiptune music, where at least part of the music is made using the sound chips of old 8-bit (or 16-bit) computers and video game consoles.
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A chiptune, also known as chip music or 8-bit music, is synthesized electronic music which is 1) made for PSG sound chips (real or emulated) used in vintage computers, consoles, and arcade machines or 2) tracker format music which intentionally sounds similar to old PSG chip music or 3) music that combines PSG sounds and modern electronica/EDM music styles. In the early 1980s, personal computers became less expensive and more accessible than they had previously been. This led to a proliferation of outdated personal computers and game consoles that had been abandoned by consumers as they upgraded to newer machines. They were in low demand by consumers as a whole, and not difficult to find, making them a highly accessible and affordable method of creating sound or art. While it has been a mostly underground genre, chiptune has had periods of moderate popularity in the 1980s and 21st century, and has influenced the development of electronic dance music.
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A code name or cryptonym is a word or name used, sometimes clandestinely, to refer to another name, word, project or person.
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The Commodore 128, also known as the C128, C-128, C.
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The Commodore 64, also known as the C64, C-64, C.
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Commodore International (or Commodore International Limited) was a North American home computer and electronics manufacturer.
The VIC-20 (Germany: VC-20; Japan: VIC-1001) is an 8-bit home computer which was sold by Commodore Business Machines.
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ComputeHer is a band created by Michelle Sternberger in 2005, making music using 8-bit computers and video game console sound chips.
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A computer is a general-purpose device that can be programmed to carry out a set of arithmetic or logical operations automatically.
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Devo (originally) is an American rock band formed in 1972, consisting of members from Kent and Akron, Ohio.
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Electronic Entertainment Expo, commonly known as E3, is an annual trade fair for the video game industry, presented by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA).
Electronic music is music that employs electronic musical instruments and electronic music technology in its production, an electronic musician being a musician who composes and/or performs such music.
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Erasure are an English synthpop duo, consisting of singer and songwriter Andy Bell and songwriter and keyboardist Vince Clarke.
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Foundation 9 Entertainment (sometimes abbreviated as F9E) is an American entertainment media company that develops video games, comic books, film and television series.
Freezepop is an American electronic music band from Boston, Massachusetts, formed in 1999 by Liz Enthusiasm, Sean T. Drinkwater, and The Duke of Pannekoeken, an alias for composer Kasson Crooker.
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The is an 8-bit handheld video game device developed and manufactured by Nintendo.
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Game Boy music is a type of chip music produced using a portable gaming device from the Game Boy line of consoles.
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Halo 2 is a 2004 first-person shooter video game developed by Bungie Studios.
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iam8bit is a production company, creative think tank and art exhibition based in Los Angeles, California.
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Information Society (also known as InSoc) is an American band originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, initially active from 1982 to 1997, primarily consisting of Kurt Harland, Paul Robb, and James Cassidy; the latter two reconvened the band in 2006, initially with Christopher Anton as lead vocalist, then with Harland rejoining them as lead vocalist by 2008.
The Intellivision is a home video game console released by Mattel in 1979.
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Kraftwerk ("power station") is a German electronic music band formed by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider in 1970 in Düsseldorf, and fronted by them until Schneider's departure in 2008.
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The Los Angeles Times, commonly referred to as the Times, is a paid daily newspaper published in Los Angeles, California, since 1881.
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M.U.L.E. is a seminal multiplayer video game by Ozark Softscape.
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Mark Allen Mothersbaugh (born May 18, 1950) is an American singer, songwriter, composer, record producer and visual artist.
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is a series of science fiction action-adventure video games by Nintendo.
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Microsoft Corporation (commonly referred to as Microsoft) is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services.
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The MOS Technology 6581/8580 SID (Sound Interface Device) is the built-in Programmable Sound Generator chip of Commodore's CBM-II, Commodore 64, Commodore 128 and Commodore MAX Machine home computers.
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The N-Gage service (also referred to as N-Gage 2.0) was Nokia's mobile gaming platform that is available for several Symbian S60 smartphones from Nokia.
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is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics company headquartered in Kyoto, Japan.
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The Nintendo Entertainment System (also abbreviated as NES) is an 8-bit home video game console that was developed and manufactured by Nintendo.
Nintendocore (also known as Nintendo rock, video rock, and nerdcore) is a music genre that fuses aggressive styles of modern rock with chiptune and video game music.
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Nokia Corporation (Nokia Oyj) is a Finnish multinational communications and information technology company.
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A personal computer is a general-purpose computer whose size, capabilities and original sale price make it useful for individuals, and is intended to be operated directly by an end-user with no intervening computer operator.
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RedLynx Ltd. is a multi-platform Finnish video game developer and publisher based in Helsinki, Finland.
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Reset Generation (formerly known under the code name Project White Rock) is a cross-platform action-puzzle video game by RedLynx for Windows and N-Gage 2.0 compatible devices.
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is a Japanese company that designs, licenses and produces products focusing on the kawaii (cute) segment of Japanese popular culture.
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The Smithsonian American Art Museum (commonly known as SAAM, and formerly the National Museum of American Art) is a museum in Washington, D.C. which has one of the world's largest and most inclusive collections of art, from the colonial period to the present, made in the United States.
The Smithsonian Institution, established in 1846 "for the increase and diffusion of knowledge," is a group of museums and research centers administered by the Government of the United States.
Sony Creative Software is a developer of various media software suites.
Super Mario Bros.
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Synthpop (also known as technopop) is a genre of popular music that first became prominent in the 1980s, features the synthesizer as the dominant musical instrument.
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The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters is a 2007 American documentary film.
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The Wall Street Journal is a business-focused, English-language international daily newspaper based in New York City.
Tron is a 1982 American science fiction film written and directed by Steven Lisberger, based on a story by Lisberger and Bonnie MacBird, and produced by Walt Disney Productions.
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The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major territories and various possessions.
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Ventura County is a county in the southern part of the U.S. state of California.
A video game is an electronic game that involves human interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a video device such as a TV screen or computer monitor.
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A video game console is a device that outputs a video signal or visual image to display a video game.
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The Xbox is a home video game console and the first installment in the Xbox series of consoles manufactured by Microsoft.
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16-bit is also a term given to a generation of microcomputers in which 16-bit microprocessors were the norm.
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8-bit is also a term given to a generation of microcomputers in which 8-bit microprocessors were the norm.
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