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Rhyphte Reviews: Game Over Richmond

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The MAGFest: Game Over series is a more intermittent offshoot of the greater MAGFest umbrella of events that fills some of the gaps between larger and more prominent episodes. Game Over: Richmond took place at Fallout in — well, Richmond — on Saturday, October 6th from 7pm to… Whenever it was we funneled out of there. I don’t remember. It was very late.

I’m in Hampton for work at the moment, so I figured I’d drop by and check it out. I wasn’t expecting much going in, but it was a total blast and I was inspired to share my experience when I saw that The ChipWIN Blog team was looking for new hands. Before we even got in the building, I noticed several #chipmoms there supporting their adult children, which was very sweet but also somewhat alarming, given the aura of the venue.

The event catered mostly to the local nerdcore scene, featuring popular “brand-name” regional acts and aspiring local artists in a (Bethesda) Fallout-themed barcade that moonlights as an exclusive BDSM club! CLEARLY the venue had a lot of different stuff going on, and it was extremely refreshing to see members of so many different subculture groups coming together to jam out to some retro tunes. If nothing else, it was (what I’d imagine is) a relatively unique opportunity to see a model cosplaying Bowsette rave-hopping her heart out to Castlevania remixes. So, I can cross that off my list of things that I didn’t know I needed to see.

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ChipWIN Presents: ‘Chips = FLIPPED’

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COMP IS LIVE! GO GETS IT HERE –> https://chiptuneswin.bandcamp.com/album/chips-flipped

That’s right, ChipWINners! We’re blindsiding you with a brand spankin’ new ChipWIN compilation titled ‘Chips = FLIPPED‘, and pretty darn soon at that; on Tuesday, March 13th to be exact! Although this one features very, very little chiptune on it. A near chiptune-less ChipWIN comp; have we gone completely mad? Read on past the break to find out….

Nate Horsfall being awesome AF with album artwork once again.

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Hoodie Highlights… Stemage [again]!

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Sup y’all? =) In an attempt to actually keep my interview column the monthly affair it’s supposed to be, I return to you with the latest edition of Hoodie Highlights! As with last month’s edition, the primary talking point is once again mental health, a topic that’s likely going to be my focus for a good while now. If for no other reason that I want to keep talking about it, and think that maybe we should!

Today’s guest thinks similarly, so much so that he’s returning as an interviewee here for a second time! The poor soul…

Everyone, once again, welcome Grant “Stemage” Henry to the blog!

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Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you Grant “Stemage” Henry & his luscious (not real) locks.

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Hoodie Highlights… Christian Blunda of Groupees!

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Sup y’all? =) President Hoodie here with the final 2015 edition of my interview column, Hoodie Highlights! Wrapping up what has been a really fun series of discussions throughout the year, I’m chatting with another do-er of all the things, Christian Blunda of Groupees! Read on to learn a bit about the organization behind all of the magical music & gaming bundles. Enjoy!

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MAGFest Presents: PAX East Jamspace 2015

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For you PAX East 2015 attendees wondering where to find the awesome chiptune, VGM & nerdcore shows this year, hot diggity dawg do I have some news for you!

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MAGFest Presents the PAX East Jamspace 2015! As always, this year will be a mix of open jam time aka your typical Jamspace awesomeness (starting around 10am all three days!) + some fantastic scheduled shows featuring 25+ artists from all around the VGM, chiptune, and nerdcore communities! (more…)