Chipcore is the original name for the genre ""Nintendocore"" that features sound chips used in Chiptune music and fuses them with Hardcore Punk and Heavy Metal. The genre features a whole range of sounds, from the simple inclusion of 8/16 bit sounds and synthesizers in a Heavy Metal song to being largely based around hard hitting Chiptune in the style of Hardcore Punk with screaming vocals.

In the late 2000s, the name was changed to Nintendocore by outsiders (because of a joke made by Nathan Winneke of Horse the Band) and some of the genre's community did not like the new name. Adding a company's name to the genre made it seem like a sell-out genre that was only made as a joke and poorly represented the sound of the music. The genre has gained a reputation for being filled with video game music cover bands and slowed in popularity near the end of the 2000s.
Woah, Horse the Band is the best Nintendocore band ever
No stupid, the genre is called Chipcore
by Michael Washboard December 20, 2021
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