In the summer of 2019, the musical instrument company Korg released an updated version of its Gadget application for the Nintendo Switch, which includes sound samples from the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive and Taito's arcade synthesizer. The brief announcement on the technology blog Engadget notes that the cost of the app would “be a small price to pay if you want to create chiptune-like compositions without resorting to exotic hardware.”1 Around the same time, a portable playback device was released—the MegaGRRL—that allows users to play old Sega Genesis soundtracks. The primary difference is that the latter boasts...

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