They're called chiptunes, and there is an entire community revolved around them. People remix old tracks like the ones above (like DJ Cutman: http://soundcloud.com/djcutman). Others remix and rap over game music (like Random http://megaran.com/ and YT Cracker http://www.ytcracker.com/v2012/). Some do mash-ups of old game music and current music (http://tkrmx.blogspot.com/). People can make their own chiptunes by hacking old consoles or using software (like Little Sound DJ). There have been chiptune covers of Weezer http://weezerthe8bitalbum.blogspot.com/, Daft Punk (http://soundcloud.com/dachip) and other artists. This weekend, in New York City, there is a chiptune music festival called Blipfest http://www.8bitpeoples.com/.
Memory Lane: Best 8-Bit Game Music
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