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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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MAGFest 13: Chipspace & More!!

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Sup y’all? =) President Hoodie here, ready and willing to give y’all the full skinny on…

MAGFest 13 Chiptune Shenanigans!

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ARE YOU READY FOR IT?!?!?!?

Probably not, but here goes anyway!
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MAGFest 13 Chiptune Showcase 1 of 2:
FACEMELTING EDITION

When: Saturday, Jan 24th, 3 – 6pm

Where: MAGFest Main Stage

Who:

Visualists

Soundcloud Teaser #1:

Why: BECAUSE PROGILICIOUS CHIPTUNE, THAT’S WHY. 8-)

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BADASS flyer by Adam Shub aka Squarepainter. www.facebook.com/squarepainter.

Full info via the official MAGFest 13 announcement HERE & full performers page HERE.
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MAGFest 13 Chiptune Showcase 2 of 2:
RAVE RAVE PARTY PARTY EDITION

When: Sunday, Jan 25th, 11pm – 2am

Where: MAGFest Main Stage

Who:

Visualists

Soundcloud Teaser #2:

Why: BECAUSE DANCETASTIC CHIPTUNE, THAT’S WHY. 8-)

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AMAZEBALLS flyer by Drip Viola aka ohhinaifu. www.facebook.com/ohhinaifu

Full info via the official MAGFest 13 announcement HERE & full performers page HERE.
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Also, CHIPSPACE IS BACK, JACK!!!

Finished M13 Chipspace flyer (both - half rez)

AWESOMESAUCE posters by pixie druid (formerly Pixel Pixie Apparel & Promotions). www.facebook.com/pixiedruid

What’s Chipspace you ask? Simple!

Chipspace is MAGFest’s chiptune open mic stage, which is available to any and all MAGFest attendees interested in & capable of performing chipmusic at MAG.
(tl;dr – It’s a Jamspace for chiptunes yo!).

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Marshall Art being the epitome of amazeballs at MAG 12 Chipspace.

In other words, if you’re coming to MAGFest 13 and want to perform some chiptunes,
Chipspace is the place for you. This year we’ll even be setup for visualists to hook up and jam along as wellIT’S A CHIP PARTY FOR EVERYONE.

Also, HOT DAMN! LOOK AT THESE CURATED CHIPSPACE SHOWCASES:

M13 Chipspace Showcases Flyer

HELLA AWESOME flyer by Jason Rosa and Justin Franco of Play It Loud/Kawaii 8 Bit.

Also, WORKSHOPS:

  • LSDJ Masterclass w/Storm Blooper: Turning Your Old Game Boy Into a Musical InstrumentSat, 1/24 1:30pm – 2:30pm
  • Others TBA (or not; we may just drink beer instead lulz)

CHIPSPACE IS GOOD. CHIPSPACE IS FUN. CHIPSPACE IS MASTER OF ALL.
& stuff.

More info on Chipspace HERE. Chipspace guidelines HERE.
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Welp, I reckon that covers pretty much everything M13 chiptune this time around.

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HYPE TRAIN IS GO.

Also: HAVE A RANDOM HILARIOUS M13 PROMO VID BY “VP” SWACKHAMER:

As always, only one thing left to say….

SEE Y’ALL AT MOTHERFUCKING MAGFEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Much \m||m/,
President Hoodie
Founder & Project Manager of Chiptunes = WIN

MAGFest:
MAGFest.org | Twitter | Facebook | M13 Fb Event | M13 Schedule

MAGFest 13 Chiptune Showcases:
Announcement #1 | Announcement #2

Chipspace:
General Information | Guidelines

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