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BeatNiks

Harmonix just released a music-powered virtual pet called BeatNiks

Harmonix sure has diversified in the past five years. Sure, the studio just released Rock Band 4 and it focuses on interacting with music in all of its games, but with stuff like Chroma and A City Sleeps, it has gone further than just "hit ...   read

 
 
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MAGFest 12

This is what MAGFest 12 looks like

Destructoid is at MAGFest 12, and in addition to our "Community First" panel, we're also roaming the halls looking for trouble. For those of you who haven't attended before, there's a large dealer room to peruse and purchase games and art (...   read

 
 
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Fangamer X Attract Mode

Fangamer X Attract Mode: Art, indie games, music, drinks

After the success of last year's Fangamer VERSUS Attract Mode party, they're returning with the bigger and better version, set for this weekend during PAX in Seattle. Fangamer X Attract Mode will feature hot new games from 17-BIT (GALAK-Z) ...   read

 
 
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Big Fest

Big Fest on Vita lets you deal with real unsigned bands

At its gamescom press conference, Sony unveiled a new IP for PlayStation Vita called Big Fest. In the free-to-play simulator, players manage a music festival with the aim to become the world's greatest music promoter. The really unique elem...   read

 
 
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eJay Pure lets you easily build your own chiptunes

Not everyone can make chiptunes. Look, I'm a classically trained musician and I have trouble making them. My last creation sounded like a TurboGrafx-16 farted and then poured acid on itself.  iOS and Android app eJay Pure hopes to mak...   read

 
 
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Ecco the Dolphin's music was never this bizarre

Have you ever been playing Ecco the Dolphin and thought to yourself, "This music is great, but I really wish it sounded as trippy as how the end of 2001: A Space Odyssey looked"? Well then have I got a gift for you! Last year, I brought to ...   read

 
 
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MAGFest Presents...

Mini-MAGFest! Game Over Austin on February 3

MAGFest 11 has come and gone, but as James Hetfield once said, the memory remains. Why should we have to wait a whole year for the next event, though? Why can't MAGFest be every day, or at least every few weeks? MAGFest organizers have begu...   read

 
 
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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"...   read

 
 
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Metroid fan arrange album 101% Run out on November 17

Last year, Metroid fan site Shinesparkers assembled a massive team of musicians for Harmony of a Hunter, a two-disc explosion of Metroid tunage. It was so incredible that even original Metroid composer Hip Tanaka was digging the groove! Th...   read

 
 
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There's always room for Final Fantasy cover music!

In the span of a couple of months, three very different Final Fantasy cover bands released their first full albums. Is that too much? Well, if you had read the headline of this article, you would already know the answer to that question! Bo...   read

 
 


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Tons of Mega Man music albums en route, no game in sight

You would think with the deluge of Mega Man merchandise in recent months that the franchise was celebrating some kind of anniversary or whatever. Bandai is poised to release Classic Mega Man in its D-Arts figurine line, an expanded edition ...   read

 
 
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Sneak peak at the Fangamer VERSUS Attract Mode PAX party

You ready for PAX? It's just a few short days away! I wish I could go, but The Fates have conspired against me. I'll be missing out on many things, such as the Fangamer VERSUS Attract Mode party going down on Saturday night at 1927 Events s...   read

 
 
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I must be nuts to want to buy the Rockcan OST collection

This will be the third time we discuss this Mega Man soundtrack collection. There must be something wrong with me, because I already own pretty much all the music available in this collection. And by "own," I mean physically own. I went ont...   read

 
 
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Ecco the Dolphin celebrates 20 years of aquatic majesty!

[Header by Ashley Davis] Every other videogame franchise seems to be celebrating a major anniversary lately. However, there's one little series that seems to have slipped everyone's mind. Everyone except Dtoider TheManchild, whose retrospec...   read

 
 
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Exclusive: Akira Yamaoka's Sine Mora soundtrack preview

With just a week left until the release of Grasshopper Manufacture/Digital Reality's gorgeous schmup Sine Mora on the Xbox Live Arcade on March 21st, I can barely wait, and now I have an even bigger reason to be excited about the game....   read

 
 
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Save the music! Stop Sigma now!

[Update: The target has been reached! The album is now available here!] Years in the making, OverClocked ReMix's massive Mega Man X project, Maverick Rising, is just around the corner. I've been waiting for this mother like you wouldn't bel...   read

 
 
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Dance Central Dance*Cam is available now for free

As if dancing in front of a camera in the comfort of your own home didn't make you look silly enough already, Harmonix has released an app for iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices today to take the humiliation to the next level. Called D...   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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Cute Mega Man copycat Rokko Chan gets OST and art book

Last week, I shared Rokko Chan, a most adorable Mega Man clone that swapped the Blue Bomber for the Blue Bombette. It's a great game in its own right, sporting the same high polish, incredible pixel art, and catchy jams as its NES cousin. I...   read

 
 
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Mighty Switch Force! Exclusive Patricia art, free OST

We told you yesterday that you should check out WayForward's new eShop 3DS title Mighty Switch Force! And that wasn't the first time we told you how great this game is. It's platforming and puzzles, with delicious artwork, topped with ...   read

 
 
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25YEARLEGEND: Indie game composers take on Zelda

The Zelda anniversary train keeps on a-rollin', this time with a gift care of OverClocked ReMix. 25YEARLEGEND is a particularly special album of Zelda arrangements in that each contributing artist is a notable composer from the indie game ...   read

 
 
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Go listen to Mega Ran 10 right NOW!

The release of Skyrim may have kicked off the holidays for some of you fine folks, but for me, November 11 was Mega Ran Day! After months of waiting, nerdcore rapper Random has unleashed the final album in his Mega Man tribute series, Mega ...   read

 
 
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Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure announced for 3DS

Sega's Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure is a title that we've seen a bit of from Japan recently, but now it has been announced exclusively for the 3DS. Set in a 3D Paris, players go on a rhythmic adventure as Raphael, a...   read

 
 
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Dance Central's prettiest pictures rock the dancefloor

Oh hey, check it out! In addition to the announcement of brand new songs for Dance Central, Harmonix sent over a positive slurry of brand new screenshots and character art for the game. There's a little something for everyone, and you can s...   read

 
 
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New Pop'n Music Portable screens hint at story mode

In case you haven't heard the good news, Pop'n Music Portable is on its way to the PSP, complete with 9-button mode and the classic art style fans have come to love. Now according to these screenshots spotted on Andriasang, this version als...   read

 
 



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