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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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IT'S ON: D.I.C.K.S. to compete in MAGFest's Iron Chef

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 rundown of the t...   read

 
 
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MAGFest is sold out, awesome guaranteed

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 at MAGFest have ...   read

 
 
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How to get down with Destructoid at MAGFest

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 should totally ...   read

 
 
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Destructoid's MAGFest 9 Iron Chef team

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: Handsome, debonair, ...   read

 
 
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Can't come to MAGFest? Follow it

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 education so that on...   read

 
 
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Come to MAGFest, everyone else is

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 MAGFest, so stop...   read

 
 
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MAGFest 9 has killer guest lineup, includes HAWP cast

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 laugh and do s...   read

 
 
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MAGFest Cometh, you should too

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 for years now a...   read

 
 
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