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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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Five reasons you need to go to MAGFest 11

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 Kinuy...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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 ...   read

 
 
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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. ...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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. ...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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Destructoid dominates Windjammers at MAGFest

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 had you worried ...   read

 
 
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D.I.C.K.S. comes in second, still first in our hearts

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 battle was rigged...   read

 
 
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REMINDER: Destructoid's photo at MAGFest

(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 Destructoid's presenc...   read

 
 


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