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Video Game Music Featured in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

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Across the world the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade is a tradition since 1924, and this year we’ve discovered there will be a treat for Video Game Music fans!
A dance routine to feature nearly 500 dancers from across the United States will feature a choreographed dance to video game music!! Some game titles announced were Mario Kart and Pac-Man, and the dance will take place in front of Macy’s store during the parade.

Historical Significance

This is a landmark moment for Video Game Music. While video game characters have been featured in the form of Sonic (1993),  Pikachu (2001), and this year’s debut of Eruptor from Skylanders, video game music itself has never been a feature in the parade. As halftime shows at college football games have shown, these routines have mainstream appeal, and the organization of 500 dancers from all over the country should prove to be a wonderful moment for us VGM fans.

8bitX Thanksgiving Programming

While you are out and about 8bitX will be featuring blocks of music from Tecmo Bowl to celebrate Thanksgiving!
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VALKYRIE III: Queens Road, MegaRan releases Philadelphia Way, Excellence Pro Wrestling Update

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Nobuo Uematsu rocks our shirt, you can too!

8bitX Appearance at Excellence Pro Wrestling November 8th

8bitX’s next appearance will be at Excellence Pro Wrestling’s “Turkey Tumble” on November 8th. Will Strouse will be calling the action alongside Tim Taylor, and there will be 8bitX Tshirts for sale during intermission!

 

VALKYRIE III: QUEENS ROAD NOW AVAILABLE

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VALKYRIE III: Queens Road VOD available now!

In more wrestling news, 8bitX is proud to help bring one of the hottest professional wrestling promotions direct to you! VALKYRIE Women’s Professional Wrestling has featured international superstars in an effort to demonstrate that women’s wrestling is much more than what you see on Monday nights. Queens Road is the third show put on by this rising promotion, and this show his hard-hitting from beginning to end.

My favorite match in this event is what VALKYRIE has billed as the Battle of Honor: “The Baddest Woman on the Planet” Bonesaw Jessie Brooks vs. Mia Yim. These two have a match that left me stunned. Such high impact action, each one of these athletes wanted to prove to not only themselves, but to the sport what they were made of. You want to see a smash-mouth wrestling match, these two brought would not be denied the honor of giving it all they had, and left me cheering in the end in for one of the best matches I’ve seen in quite some time in any promotion on the planet.

Megaran Free Music

Finally, MegaRan has been KILLING IT on Kickstarter, as of this writing it’s at $7,592, which is $2,592 OVER the $5,000 asked for the Director’s Cut of Mega-Lo-Mania. Do yourself a favor and check out our interview with MegaRan from when the Kickstarter was released last week!

MegaRan never lets us down on the music-tip since his Kickstarter is doing so well we get a free track! This one hits REALLY close to home. I’m a Philadelphia sports fanatic. I grew up right outside of West Philly, suburb called Darby, no not the Upper Darby Tina Fey is from that is up the road…. I’m from Darby, and have loved sports all my life.

Certain 610WIP shows have influenced my radio style when I’m hosting my shows, and the love runs so deep it’s hard to bring into words. Enter MegaRan.  Take a listen, it’s something that resonates with me so I thought you guys will like it too. I’m still mad he included the call from the 93 World Series. I think that was Mustin‘s call though…

MegaFlare Takes on Castlevania, DJ Cutman Hand Selected Halloween Party Mix

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The double song release is highly addictive and will haunt your eardrums until they surrender to the sinister beats of MegaFlare.

Earlier this week we featured MegaRan, with an interview and also an update on his show in Philly last night, and his tireless efforts to create music and new concepts to the artform. The other person that comes to mind as one of the hardest working people in VGM is DJ Cutman.

This week alone Cutman released a comprehensive guide to busking at conventions you aren’t booked at, released MegaFlare’s Hunter on Gamechops, and put together a KICK-ASS mix for your Halloween parties on YouTube.

MegaFlare’s Hunter

This may be a strange release of only 2 tracks for a release, but the way this album was created, the resulting sounds will have you repeating these tracks for days/weeks to come.

From Gamechops: “This time, he collaborated with Dj CUTMAN to record each channel of the Gameboy’s sound-chip separately to mix them using Ableton Live. The result are two larger-than-life chiptune tracks with driving basslines and crisp clean leads. You can hear the influence of Baltimore’s clubs in Mega Flare’s drum patterns and arrangement.”

These songs are ADDICTIVE to say the least.  You can listen to both songs on the Gamechops Hunter album page:

Official Site: http://www.gamechops.com/hunter/

Cutman’s Monster Mix

Who wouldn’t want their haunted party over the next few days DJ’d by one of the best? I personally am going to a party tonight hosted by 8bitX’s own MrCultural, you may know him from the 8bit Extravaganza days as the Master of the Creepy Craigslist. That party will need some music, and DJ Cutman has come through in a big way.

48 Tracks long, all remixed and with the Gamechops touch, various artists on some of the spookiest songs throughout gaming history. The best part??  It starts with Ghosts N’ Goblins, a personal favorite game for me expecially this time of year! Oh yeah and it’s completely…FREE!

 

Decendents of Erdrick Halloween double shot in Austin, MAGFest announces featured performers, MegaRan Interview available

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Descendants of Erdrick Halloween Double Shot

From the Decendants of Erdrick Newsletter, they announced two shows on Halloween! They will unveil their rendition of “Dance of the Holyman (Simon’s Theme)” from Super Castlevania IV, and based on this lineup’s version of the FFVII classic “Shinra’s Oppression” I expect it to freaking ROCK!
Show Listing
10/31 – Game Over Videogames
Annual Halloween Extravaganza
911 W. Anderson Ln, Austin, TX
Event starts at 6:30, we play at 7pm
FREE, and all ages!
RSVP on Facebook
10/31 – Hole in the Wall
2538 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX
Doors at 9pm, we play after midnight
$5, ages 21+
RSVP on Facebook
Advent is the new album from the new Decendants of Erdrick, and all indications the album is going to be amazing.  From the re-imagined lineup to the laser focus on the RPG genre, Advent is shaping up to be a RPG fans dream come true.
Here is the tracklist:
  1. Seven Maidens
  2. Advent (The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past)
  3. Beneath the Forest of Mushrooms (Super Mario RPG)
  4. War of the Magitek (Final Fantasy VI)
  5. Fortune Smiles Upon Thee (Dragon Warrior)
  6. Divine Intervention
  7. Act of Birth and Sacrifice (Actraiser)
  8. Stones (Ultima V)
  9. The Dark Prophecy (Secret of Mana)
  10. Shinra Oppression (Final Fantasy VII)
  11. Lavos: Bringer of War (Chrono Trigger)
Dethlehem, Super Guitar Bros, & MegaRan are featured performers @MAGFest 13

Dethlehem, Super Guitar Bros, & MegaRan are featured performers @MAGFest 13

MAGFEST Music Announcement

Super Guitar Bros, Dethlehem, and MegaRan are set to perform at MAGFest 13!

We just came off of a great interview with MegaRan on Tuesday, available for download here, and we went over The Regiment & MegaRan new album, A Gamer’s Anthem and the Mega-Lo-Mania Director’s Cut Kickstarter.

Two days later he is announced as a featured performer for MAGFest 13, and I cannot think of anyone who will rock the crowd better than a performer who has toured the world honing his craft and the artform of lyrical dominance.

Super Guitar Bros are a change of pace for most of the MAGFest acts. Two “Bros”, not brothers, combine to cover songs with only two guitars, great humor, and amazing guitar talent. You have to check them out if you haven’t already.

Dethlehem, OMFG Dethlehem. Dethlehem. DETHLEHEM.

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