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Mega Ran

'Sock Hop,' Destructoid's unofficial MAGFest 11 anthem

As I mentioned earlier during Mega Ran's exclusive album premier, Niero and Dale North fell in love with "Sock Hop" when Ran performed it during his MAGFest set. They loved it so much that they downloaded the song from Bandcamp right away ...

 
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I <3 Kinuyo Yamashita

My greatest MAGFest 11 moment

This was my first MAGFest, and damn, it did not disappoint. So much hotness everywhere. For most people, it would be impossible to narrow down the greatest moment of the show. For me, it was simple. I'm at the main concert stage listening t...

 
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MAGFest 11

MAGFest: Day three with virt, Yuzo Koshiro, and A_Rival

As previously mentioned, the Saturday's schedule at MAGFest was incredibly compact. There were tons of great acts scheduled as well as several impromptu performances that turned out to be some of the best of the show. As always, Jake "virt"...

 
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Streets of Rage

MAGFest: Streets of Rage 4 prototype rejected by Sega

You probably know by now that composer Yuzo Koshiro was one of several special guests at MAGFest 11 this weekend. While his DJ set last night was amazing, we did get the chance to talk to him before the show and immediately asked him about ...

 
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EarthBound

MAGFest: Bad Dudes to tackle EarthBound for next album

Despite numerous scheduling conflicts yesterday at MAGFest, we did get the chance to pop in on the Bad Dudes panel where they announced that their next project will be a physical remix album dedicated to EarthBound. We've been told to expec...

 
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MAGFest 2013

MAGFest: Day two, Video Game Orchestra and bLiNd win

It's another sleepless night here at MAGFest. Our panel went well today, and we were treated to some amazing acts on Friday night here in National Harbor, MD. Stage two featured the Descendants of Erdrick, one of my favorite bands, who play...

 
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MAGFest 11

MAGFest: Destructoid Live panel was awesome

Did you make it out to the Destructoid Live panel today at MAGFest? We had a great time filled with photos of corgis, name that tune, and a music video that you must absolutely see, "Fatty Boom Boom."We have a few photos from the panel, inc...

 
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The Mega Manathon is running at MAGFest right now

MAGFest is a convention of many awesome things, and this year, they've combined two of my favorite things ever: Mega Man, and Child's Play. The fine folks at Half Empty Energy Tank are now running a 72-hour Mega Man charity marathon to bene...

 
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MAGFest 2013

MAGFest: Night one is over, you should be here

Destructoid is here at MAGFest. Are you? We had a blast today listening to the amazing rap stylings of Random (AKA Mega Ran), who impressed us with a freestyle session based on items that members of the audience held up. The funktacular One...

 
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Destructoid Live! panel at MAGFest this weekend

Are you going to MAGFest this weekend? You should. We gave you five very good reasons to go. The music alone should be good enough, and bonuses like table flipping should round out what's sure to be an incredible weekend.  More importa...

 
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Lords of Thunder

New VGM supergroup Lords of Thunder to debut at MAGFest

You won't just find old faves performing at MAGFest. Sometimes, new bands will take to the stage! Lords of Thunder is a supergroup that consists of Mike Villalobos and John Pike from Descendants of Erdrick, Mateo Marshall from Those Who Fi...

 
MAGFest
MAGFest is hands down my favorite event of the year. The music and gaming festival not only features an endless buffet of both these things, it also has a lot more on offer as it grows each and every year. We've already menti...   read

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MAGFest

Flip tables at MAGFest: Best Child's Play fundraiser EVER

Who says you can't combine charitable giving with righteous anger? During next month's MAGFest at the Gaylord National Hotel in Maryland, you can take part in a very special fundraising activity. By donating a few bucks, you can set up a ta...

 
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MAGFest 11 full musician and band lineup announced

MAGFest, The Music And Gaming Festival, is an annual event held in the Washington D.C, and it's easily one of my favorite events of the year. This year, set for January 3 - 6,  is their eleventh event, and they have a HUGE musicia...

 
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Sonic fan film to premier at MAGFest 11

[Header image by Beau-Skunk] Blue Core Studios, which produced the live-action Mega Man fan film two years back, is putting the finishing touches on its take on Sonic the Hedgehog. As with Mega Man, Sonic will be premiered at the upcoming ...

 
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Legendary game composer Yuzo Koshiro to attend MAGFest

As if I needed any more reasons to go to MAGFest! We already knew that Kinuyo Yamashita, composer of the original Castlevania as well as Mega Man X3, will be in attendance, but now it's been announced that Yuzo Koshiro will appear as well. ...

 
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Registrations for MAGFest 11 are go, go, go!

Got your New Year's plans squared away? Well nuts to that! Go to MAGFest instead! From January 3-6, the Music And Gaming Festival will once again be tearing down the walls of the Gaylord National Hotel in National Harbor, Maryland. Those wh...

 
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The AVGN's MAGFest Q&A covers the upcoming film and more

MAGFest may already be a distant memory for some, but for losers such as me who didn't have the privilege of attending, every new video and detail from that glorious weekend is news to us. James Rolfe, a.k.a. the Angry Video Game Nerd, hel...

 
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Bit Brigade's Mega Man 2 concert / speedrun is my JAM

MAGFest is the gift that keeps on giving, apparently. Why wasn't I there? Because reasons. So there's this band, Bit Brigade, whose members I will now consider my close, personal friends for life despite never having met them, and they per...

 
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MAGFest: Nobuo Uematsu reflects on the event

I think Dale pretty much summed it up regarding MAGFest X which wrapped up yesterday: it was definitely the best yet, and neither of us want to wait for next year.  The highlight was Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu's band, the Ear...

 
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MAGFest X: The best one yet

Today wraps up the 10th annual Music and Gaming Festival, and I'm really sad that it's all over. MAGFest has always been fun for me, as many of my closest friends have been coming to the event every year since its first year. I've watched i...

 
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MAGFest: How a NES power adapter saved the main concert

I heard a great story today from MAGFest director Dominic Cerquetti about how a Nintendo Entertainment System power adapter and a bit of technical knowledge saved the headlining concert last night.  Special guests Nobuo Uematsu and his...

 
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Nobuo Uematsu and Earthbound Papas rocked MAGFest hard

Face? Rocked off. Heart? Still beating.  Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu and his band, Earthbound Papas, headlined the concert Saturday night at the 10th MAGFest (Music and Gaming Festival), held this year at National Harbor, MD. ...

 
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Destructoid Live! panel at MAGFest X this weekend

Destructoid is hosting a panel at MAGFest X this weekend, and it will be stupid. So stupid. It hasn't even happened yet and I'm already embarrassed for myself and my co-hosts. I think it's funny that we'll be in the same panel roo...

 
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From our community  

This is what MAGFest is all about

[Editor's note: Community member Nekobun interviewed MAGFest's Nick Marinelli to get the lowdown on what MAGFest is all about. -- Hamza CTZ Aziz] MAGFest X looms nigh on the horizon, and with only less than a month left, I made the discov...

 
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MAGFest expands musical offerings with second stage

MAGFest is already jam packed with great musical guests. Nobuo Uematsu will be there with his new band, Earthbound Papas. Plus Armcannon, The Megas, Metroid Metal, Brentalfloss, The OneUps, Minibosses, This Place is Haunted and more will al...

 
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MAGFest pre-registration deadline is coming up!

Are you all set for MAGFest yet?! December 16 is the last day you can pre-register for the expo. What happens if you miss the deadline? I DON'T KNOW. But I do know Destructoid will be at MAGFest en masse once again. From January 5 to 8, the...

 
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MAGFest X: Nobuo Uematsu's Earthbound Papas are coming

For those who haven't checked out MAGFest in the past, you've been sorely missing out.  Many here at Destructoid will attest to the fact that it's easily one of the best events of the year with its four days of games, music, and friend...

 
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Zen Albatross rocks us all at MAGFest

I'm a bit late at getting this up, but I had to bring everyone's attention to Zen Albatross's set at MAGFest. MAGFest had a huge Chiptunes component to it and not only did Zen (that's him above) perform in the show, but he also opened up th...

 
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MAGFest photos are one tenth as awesome as being there

Every time Destructoid gets together it is awesome. I haven't had a bad time when I've gotten to hang out with this awesome and totally amazing community. However, MAFest 9 was seriously epic to an extent I couldn't even fathom. From the mo...

 

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Monday reviews aren't on Monday. It's old school, trust me. OK, so I've been and editor for a while now. I probably should fill this part in a bit more fully. I've been here a while. In most a...

 

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Pocket Card Jockey"Think of them as big greyhounds"

 

Bazaar"No, not that Magic Carpet"

 

Thrustmaster TMX Force Feedback Wheel"Basically the T150, but for Xbox One and PC"

 

Fragments of Him"Great writing and performances, terrible pacing and gameplay"

 

Push Me Pull You"Playing Nightcrawlers"

 

Chronos"I keep getting older, but they stay the same age"

 
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The Forza Beta is the first PC game of which I know that uses the vibration for the triggers on the Xbox One The future is

 
LinkSlayer64

I keep trying to convince people I talk to offline to play Rhythm Thief, and none of them have been Its driving me Its so good, I havent had a game just click with me like this since Undertale! PLUS IT HAS AN ADORABLE ROMANCE SUBPLOT

 
Samsneeze

Birthright Chapter I wonder what my object- Oh route the enemy? Who could have fucking guessed? This game is just so full of At least this map isnt just an open field like the last ten or Save me Reina, youre my only

 
Dr Mel

Because some folks seem to really enjoy this: More Etymology! Weird has taken many meanings, but today simply means The Weird Sisters in Macbeth influenced the modern meaning of oddness and witchery but the word originally meant to

 
Oridan

Son of a I commented that first! Those likes should be mine, goddammit!

 
King Kaiser

Finals Mood:

 
KnickKnackMyWack

So is Sony never going to finish putting their PSOne Classics on the Vita or what?

 
Amna Umen

Exactly one month until Hearts of Iron I am become Senor Erwin

 
Rico the Penguin

sort of news is why you see investors looking towards phones instead of consoles and Which is a shame for me, since phone games tend to be ok at best, awful

 
Snorlaxowns

So I hear Nintendo isnt going to talk about the NX at E3 or in their Nintendo Direct next Havent they learned anything from the Wii U? But I guess its ok, the only people buying it are people who already know it exists

 
Dr Mel

Etymology Fun Facts #2! The word nice was once a negative Meaning mostly dumb it comes from the Latin nescious (ne- not and scious- cut, the root of our modern word It became a positive through favoring timidity in

 
SpielerDad

Today, a Lizard Person pretending to be a human that is my coworker attempted to tell me a They have discovered the human concept of THEY ARE EVOLVING!

 
SpielerDad

So Battlefield 5 is actually going to be called Battlefield 1? That doesnt make any Who did EA consult with before making this decision?

 
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In fairness, we dont act like fools *all* the :p

 
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I MAY have made Mazinger Z an unstoppable tank for early game SRW Oops?

 
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Battlefield 1 is a violently fucktarded

 
YoeriB

god I hope the rumors for Battlefield 5 are true, alternate WW1? Yes please!

 
LinkSlayer64

Hellfighter DLC items for Battlefield comments for something additional

 
CJ Andriessen

Attempting to play Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse on my Kindle Fire tablet makes me hope and pray none of the big three abandon actual buttons on their

 
KingSigy

Battlefield 5 is Battlefield 1!!!!!

 
CoilWhine

The new Battlefield is called Battlefield 1, and takes place in an alternate history World War 1

 
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When your opponent Rage Quits your Gold Promotion match in Killer Instinct and it be like:

 
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So, Ive just finished the first version of the first of my Persona 3 covers for my upcoming SMT/Persona fan album! And, of all songs, its probably P3s most hit or As a result, its probably my most hit or Feedback, pls! Link in

 
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Just got a 25 Kill Streak as Hanzo in the Overwatch I dont even play these types of What madness is this?!

 
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Evangelion movies are on sale at Rightstuf for Mothers I guess they figure the purest form of love between a mother and son is a good old fashioned Oedipus

 
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Watching Uncharted 4 commercials before buying a Neo like

 

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