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4:30 PM on 01.06.2013

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 a...

Jayson Napolitano

3:30 PM on 01.06.2013

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 bee...

Jayson Napolitano

6:00 AM on 01.05.2013

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 ...

Jayson Napolitano

9:30 PM on 01.04.2013

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, including the group photo shown above. Thanks to everyone who made it out, and be sure to catch the rest of our coverage from MAGFest 11.

Jayson Napolitano

9:00 AM on 01.04.2013

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 m...

Chris Carter

6:00 AM on 01.04.2013

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 ...

Jayson Napolitano





1:00 PM on 01.02.2013

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.&nbs...

Dale North

8:30 PM on 12.21.2012

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 fr...

Tony Ponce



Five reasons you need to go to MAGFest 11 photo
Five reasons you need to go to MAGFest 11
by Jayson Napolitano

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 mentioned that Kinuyo Yamashita and Yuzo Koshiro will be attending, as well as listed all the bands performing this year, but that's just the beginning. Join us for five reasons you need to be in National Harbor, Maryland, for four days of madness starting Thursday, January 3, 2013.

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12:30 PM on 12.21.2012

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 ...

Tony Ponce

1:00 PM on 10.31.2012

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...

Dale North

2:30 PM on 10.04.2012

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 a...

Tony Ponce

3:30 PM on 08.15.2012

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 a...

Tony Ponce

11:30 AM on 06.13.2012

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, Mar...

Tony Ponce

8:00 PM on 01.16.2012

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...

Tony Ponce

8:00 PM on 01.11.2012

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 the...

Tony Ponce