Video Game Music Culture
Video game music, with the help of the internet, has developed into its own culture with many extensions beyond existence as a body of musical work.
Fans of video game music have convened on the net and in person in various capacities. Many inspired communities have flourished as a result, despite not being directly involved with video games or game production. Fans have recorded human performances of game music, both in concert and in the studio. Some have also taken a more technical approach, such as the chiptune and mod communities that emulate the sound adapters from older computers and consoles. Other more technically focused cultures develop or use emulators to play back sound files from the original game data or archive them for others to use.
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