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Great music acts rocked Nerdapalooza 2012 so damn hard

Last weekend, August 3-5, a bunch of nerds made Central Florida our b*tch. I'm talking about Nerdapalooza, an annual celebration of geek music spanning nerdcore, hard rock, chiptunes, and other genres. Think MAGFest, only smaller and with a...

 
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The Megas return with MM3-themed History Repeating: Blue

During the four years since The Megas re-imagined Mega Man 2's soundtrack through the incredible Get Equipped, the band has been working on new material (as well as earning a very special reference in the Archie Mega Man comic series). Next...

 
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Crack the whip in Belmont, the Castlevania concept album

You like Castlevania, don't you? In November of last year, guitarist Ryan "Mega Beardo" Postlethwait released a concept album, Belmont, based on the original Castlevania. Similar to the works of The Protomen or The Megas, it is a rock opera...

 
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All hail Ken Masters with Psycho Crusher's rock cover

HOW Y'DO, KEN!? SURE YOU'RE KEN! I'D LIKE SOME POUND CAKE! Psycho Crusher has pumped out a new rock arrangement based on, of course, Ken's theme from Street Fighter II. Ken is clearly superior to Ryu in every way, while Ryu spends every wa...

 
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VGdrumming to Solar Inferno, the most metal Mega Man song

The music from Mega Man 10 is the strangest creature ever. On one hand, it assembles composers from each Classic Mega Man entry in an all-star jamboree. On the other hand, their contributions are perhaps some of the most boring tunes in th...

 
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Marble Madness remix album by Grant 'Stemage' Henry rocks

Okay, I never got through the second stage of Marble Madness. I think the NES/arcade classic is universally regarded as a hard ass game, but from what little I did experience, I loved the music. Grant "Stemage" Henry of Metroid Metal appare...

 
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Bullet For My Valentine headed to Rock Band this Tuesday

When I first saw that Bullet For My Valentine was coming to Rock Band 3, I somehow managed to confuse them with My Bloody Valentine (alt-rock darlings from the very early 90's). But then I saw the tracklist and thought, "Wait, 'Tears Don't ...

 
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Cory Johnson's post-rock Zelda album is complete

Back in December, I shared a demo of an upcoming Zelda tribute album by Cory Johnson. Several months later, the album is complete and ready to occupy your music library. The finished album consists of 23 tracks spanning the entire Zelda ser...

 
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Psycho Crusher's Lavender Town jam will forever haunt you

[Header image by AzakaChi-RD-17] Pokémon, like many children's properties, seems all sugary and innocent on the surface. But dig a little bit deeper and you'll find a wealth of freaky sh*t that was best left untouched. Cubone's wear...

 
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Got 9 minutes? Enjoy the Video Game Rock Medley!

The above full sequence of awesomeness comes courtesy of Swedish musician Fredrik Larsson, better known as FreddeGredde. Even if you don't know him by name, I guarantee you've heard this man's handiwork before. For one, he made this medley...

 
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How come no one told me the Minibosses had a new album!?

If you are a fan of videogame cover bands, you damn well better know who the Minibosses are. These guys are pioneers, going an tour with a set list of NES rock arrangements before pretty much anyone else. Hell, I was listening to these guys...

 
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You do not f**k with Goldeen

Goldeen -- just above Metapod and Magikarp on the list of Pokémon that are better off dead. "But they evolve into much more powerful creatures!" Yeah, they're still turds. But when you get between a Goldeen and its love for sh*tty c...

 
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And lo, the Dovahkiin raised his mighty axe...

The Dovahkiin of the modern era can do more than just speak funny words to make candy canes rain from the sky. He is also blessed with the face-melting gift of the Dragon Shred! Warialasky, the team behind the real-life GoldenEye 007 video...

 
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Earthworm Jim never rawked this hard

It's been a while since Kris Escobar last released a new Psycho Crusher track. Now he's back and badder than ever with a sick Earthworm Jim cover that will make children weep and panties drop. "Groovy Junk" is, of course, based on the New ...

 
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Zelda goes post-rock in this mellow collection of tunes

I never get tired of checking out Zelda music arrangements, so when reader Colin pointed us to this rough-cut album, I had to give it a listen. This currently untitled collection of Zelda tribute songs by Cory Johnson gives a post-rock spin...

 
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Psycho Crusher is bringing the VG metal with a new album

We shared with you the joy of Chilean VG metal band Psycho Crusher earlier this year. Live videos are cool and all, but wouldn't you enjoy some nice, clean recordings as well? Band member Cristián "Kris" Escobar is working on his ow...

 
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Who wants to buy a guitar with Sonic's foot on it?

Let's see... can I get away with one more Sonic post today? Have you ever been watching Sega music composer Jun Senoue absolutely tearin' it up on stage and thought, "Man, I wish I could be as righteous and tubular as him!" Well, now you ca...

 
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'We are ROCK-MEN!' CD keeps the Mega Man spirit alive

See? What did I tell ya? Though Mega Man games may very well have gone the way of the dodo, the merchandising train is just picking up steam! A few members of the Capcom Sound Team have joined forces to form a Mega Man cover band called RO...

 
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Powerglove tears the Batman theme a new one

Videogame power metal band Powerglove made Danny Elfman their b#tch with their cover of the 1989 Batman theme off last year's album Saturday Morning Apocalypse. In this new music video, they also teach an army of crabs and bats that it's n...

 
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New Destructoid Episode: Batman's Sworcery Buttons

Today's episode of The Destructoid Show burns hotter than a thousand barbecues in a million golden Hells, and it's all thanks to the valiant efforts of you, true believers! Sort of. We talked about some of the games people suggested l...

 
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[It's been a while since I've done a Monthly Musing, but I couldn't pass up an opportunity to gush about my favorite face-melters from the chiptune days! -- Tony] I love chiptunes, and not just because they awaken dormant emo...   read

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What the hell is InstantJam? The short answer: a Guitar Hero clone on Facebook. Nuff said. The long answer is a social game with serious new technology driving it: it's the first music title running on the  InstantActio...   read

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There are two paths a developer can take when making a music game. One, it can inch ever closer to recreating the music experience as closely as possible, sacrificing potential traditional videogame fun at the expense of...   read

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E3 10: Power Gig: Rise of the SixString enters the stage

Power Gig: Rise of the SixString is a coming at a very difficult time. With a launch date for October, the three-piece band music game, while containing some interesting ideas, will be facing the awesome wrath of Rock Band 3 and the next Gu...

 
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Super Meat Boy's second boss is an adorable nightmare

When I first saw the World 1 boss of Super Meat Boy, I just assumed that the game would have you to going up against one of Dr. Fetus's giant machines on a semi-regular basis. That's how Dr Wily and Dr Robotnik roll, so why would Dr Fetus b...

 
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J-rock hinted at for Rock Band, Japan version mostly dead

You know, it has been almost two years since Harmonix made the announcement of a Japanese version of Rock Band. Co-developed with Q-Entertainment, Rock Band: Japan was going to be the grand cash-in to the land of moonspeak. Since then, noth...

 
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Guitar Hero 6 set list possibly leaked, no surprises

When it come to Guitar Hero 6 I don't think most of the people picking it up are going to be trying to find a revolutionary new title that shakes things up. Rather, they want more of the same gameplay that has stayed with the franchise sinc...

 
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'Splosion Man's theme song now up on Rock Band Network

It's wild stuff like this that has me craving Rock Band Network so desperately. The theme song to Twisted Pixel's 'Splosion Man has been authored for RBN, which means we may potentially see it as a playable song in Rock Band down the road. ...

 
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I don't watch Late Night at all, so far be it from me to pass judgment on the quality of the show, but if this is how Fallon runs all his interviews it has to be the most awkward show in the world. When Tim Schafer is on your...   read

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EA Denmark lets Brutal Legend soundtrack slip (Update)

I don't know if the soundtrack for a game has every truly been "hotly anticipated," but if one had to choose the most "hotly anticipated" soundtrack to a game ever it might just be Brütal Legend's as the entire game...

 

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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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Distorted Reality (2012) - Originally written for a video game project I was working on back in the A relatively dark piece of music with a neat piano The version for AD Infinitum I has an added organ/vocal part as

 

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