8 Bit Weapon

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8 Bit Weapon is a chiptune music band formed by Seth and Michelle Sternberger. 8 Bit Weapon was originally created by Seth Sternberger around 1999. The instrument set of 8 Bit Weapon consists primarily of old 8-bit and 16-bit computers (with 8 bit audio output) such as the Commodore VIC-20, Commodore 64, Commodore 128, Commodore Amiga 500, and the Apple II, as well as game consoles such as the Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy, Atari 2600, and an Intellivision synthesizer.

8 Bit Weapon started around 1999 by remixing Commodore 64 SID tunes like Crazy Comets, M.U.L.E., and some Nintendo N.E.S. game music such as Super Mario Bros 2, and Metroid. Both the SID remixes can be heard on the album titled "Confidential 1.0" and the Nintendo remixes on the official 8 Bit Weapon website. Later on, 8 Bit weapon began writing original music using the Commodore 64, Nintendo Game Boy, and N.E.S., as well as other 8 bit consoles and computers.

8 Bit Weapon has become well known recently after favorable coverage in the Los Angeles Times, A live performance on G4's Attack of the Show, and performances at E3 2004, 2005, and 2006. The project with Nokia is the soundtrack for Reset Generation (previously known under the code name "Project White Rock"), a game by RedLynx for N-Gage 2.0 and PCs.

Xbox’s exclusive Halo 2 E3 2004 preview event had its own soundtrack written and produced by 8 Bit Weapon. The score was 15 minutes long and was played continuously in the gaming area of the party.

8 Bit Weapon has also remixed music for Erasure, Information Society, and Kraftwerk.

In July 2007, 8 Bit Weapon was hired to perform at Commodore's 25th anniversary party for the Commodore 64 computer.

On March 16th, 2012 the Smithsonian American Art Museum's "The Art of Video Games" exhibit opened featuring a chipmusic soundtrack at the entrance by artists 8 Bit Weapon & ComputeHer. 8 Bit Weapon also created a track called "The Art of Video Games Anthem" for the exhibit as well.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Confidential 8 Bit Weapon 1
2004 Official Bootleg 8 Bit Weapon 1
2005 Vaporware Soundtracks 8 Bit Weapon 3
2007 MeanTime 8 Bit Weapon 1
2009 It's a Chiptune Holiday! 8 Bit Weapon & ComputeHer 1
2010 Silo 64 Soundtrack 8 Bit Weapon 1
2012 Bits With Byte 8 Bit Weapon 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 Chiptopia: The Best of 8 Bit Weapon & ComputeHer 8 Bit Weapon & ComputeHer 4 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 Reset Generation 8 Bit Weapon 1

EP

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 The EP 8 Bit Weapon 1
2009 Electric High 8 Bit Weapon 1
2010 Tron Tribute 8 Bit Weapon 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 Confidential 2.0 8 Bit Weapon 1
MeanTime 8 Bit Weapon 1

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