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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...


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...


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'...


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 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 ...


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 Nation...


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...


[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 ma...


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 a...


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 Janu...


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, mu...


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 al...


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 fath...


I'm waiting for an influx of amazing photos to really show you how awesome MAGFest was this year, but while I'm doing that let me tell you how Destructoid rolls. Our second place finish at the Iron Chef competition may have h...


This past Thursday was a sad day, for it is a day that we discovered that MAGFest's Gamer Iron Chef was rigged! How else can you explain Destructoid's Iron Chef Kickass Superteam (D.I.C.K.S.) coming in second!? Clearly the ba...


(Hey everyone at MAGFest. Hope last night was awesome as it was for me. Remember to roll up for the Destructoid photo. Here the previously posted details.) As it is with all great, history-making events throughout time Destru...


That's right, bitches! It's game time. Destructoid's Iron Chef Kickass Superteam (D.I.C.K.S.) has been selected as one of the three teams to compete in MAGFest 9's Gamer Iron Chef competition. In case you missed it here's a r...


Well, if my constant prompting didn't motivate you to pre-register for MAGFest this year I'm sad to say you are now SOL for hanging out with everyone (unless you're cool with standing outside a hotel in the cold). The guys a...


Let's say your headed to MAGFest (because you're a totally amazing person). Where will all the cool kids (Destructoid people) be at? Well, if you check out the handy, not-so-final schedule for MAGFest's events right here it ...


Destructoid, I present to you your MAGFest 9 Gamer Iron Chef team. Changston: Master of slicing, dicing and wearing sunglasses inside. Founder of Destructoid's Iron Chef Kickass Superteam (D.I.C.K.S.) 2011. Evil Cheese: Hands...


Look, we realize that some of you are going to be missing out on one of the best gaming/community/music experiences of the year because you can't make it to MAGFest for reasons like "having money to eat" and "getting an educa...


So what's your New Years Resolution? Lose 20 pounds? Learn a foreign language? Find your significant other? Good luck with that. In all likelihood, you will probably derail two weeks in. Coincidentally, that coincides with M...


MAGFest is probably my favorite convention/gaming event ever. Where else can you play games for days on end, only to stop to get your face rocked off by multiple game music concerts. All my friends are there, we all drink and...


Have you been to MAGFest yet? It's like PAX except closer to my house since it takes place just outside of Washington, DC. Actually, MAGFest came first so PAX is like it -- but I digress. Destructoid has been rocking MAGFest ...


Or alternately, Why MAGfest is Blatantly Better Than PAX. The 8th annual Music and Gaming Festival wrapped up this week, and while some of us have still not fully recovered, I thought I'd give you a look at a few of the thing...


As you may (should) know by now, MAGfest 8 is this weekend. The 8th annual Music and Gaming festival starts rocking Alexandria, Virginia on January 1st, with 4 days of non-stop gaming and live music, and the festivities start...


Destructoid attends all of the major gaming events around the globe, but we think there's also room for the little guys. One of the best examples is MAGFest, the music and gaming festival that takes place in in the Washington...


Like we've said before, MAGFest is one of those things you'd just have to see for and experience yourself. And while video isn't as good as being there, it's definitely better than nothing. MAGFest is games, more games, and ...


A couple of months ago, we pointed you to a trailer for the Mega Man movie, a live-action fan made film retelling of the first Mega Man game. Destructoid's impressions were positive, and we said that we were looking forward ...


"I've worked on some sh*tty-assed games," said game music composer Tommy Tallarico. Tallarico attended game festival MAGFest this past weekend, hosting both a panel on game music composition as well as a more perso...


We've told you about gaming festival MAGFest before, but it's really hard to convey the true experience. The event, held this past weekend in Alexandria, Virginia, is really one of those you have to be there to get it events....


The videogame cover band The Smash Brothers have finally launched a slick-looking GameBoy-themed Web site, and along with this launch comes the announcement of a new EP.Titled Bacon EP, this limited run collection will be lau...


MAGFest, the Music and Gaming Festival, is one of my favorite events of the year. Last year we had a blast there, and our own community members can attest to the good times that can be had there. For those not in the know, i...


MAGFest is a unique event. Somehow, over the past six years it has managed to perfect its blend videogames, tournaments, live game music and chiptunes, and a weekend-long partying into an festival that manages to continue to ...






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