VCONCERT 2014 Game Music Line-Up to Stream Live on Twitch

Composers of Silent Hill, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Minecraft, Hotline Miami, Far Cry 3, and more to take to the stage in Mexico on November 8, 2014

Press Release below:

Monterrey, Mexico - November 5, 2014 - Mariachi Games is proud to announce that the entireVCONCERT 2014 line-up will be streamed live on Twitch for game music fans around the globe to take part in the festivities. There's approximately ten hours of performances planned, and this is the first time that the event will be streamed online. The third annual VCONCERT event will take place in Monterrey, Mexico at the Escena Hall on November 8, 2014, and can be streamed live starting at 4:00pm CST:

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VCONCERT 2014 on Twitch

The complete line-up of acclaimed composers and performers are as follows:

Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill, Lollipop Chainsaw)
Michiru Yamane (Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Skullgirls)
The Megas (Megaman tribute band)
C418 (Minecraft)
El Huervo (Hotline Miami)
M.O.O.N. (Hotline Miami)
Power Glove (Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon)
Brian Cubría: Chip Damage (Nintendo jazz band)
Mortal Konga (Videogame cumbia)

VCONCERT is the definitive game music event in Mexico, with past performers including Disasterpeace (FEZ), Baiyon (PixelJunk Eden), and The OneUps for its inaugural event in 2012, and Jim Guthrie (Superbrothers: Swords & Sworcery EP) and Jake "virt" Kaufman (Shovel Knight) in 2013 along with others who are returning the 2014 event.

"VCONCERT got its start after our friend, Akira Yamaoka, visited Mexico for a special show where he performed with a mariachi band," reflects Mariachi Games Creative Director Mariano Latapi di Carlo. "This experience got us thinking about doing a proper show with Akira, and VCONCERT was born. It's been a difficult ride financially, but our passion for games and game music has seen us through to our third annual concert, and we couldn't be more happy to know that fans who can't join us here in Mexico will also get to enjoy the show via the Twitch stream."

In addition to ten hours of live musical performances, those who attend the event in Monterrey, Mexico, will also be able to enjoy an art exhibit celebrating 25 years of the Game Boy with 25 different hand-painted Game Boy units that pay homage to 25 different Game Boy titles, retro game shops, a vendor space, and a PlayStation demo area with titles including Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, Minecraft(Vita), Little Big Planet 3, Driveclub, The Last of Us Remastered, Infamous: First Light, and Hohokum.

Purchase tickets and learn more about the event and the performers on the official VCONCERT 2014 website:

VCONCERT 2014 Official Website 

Learn more about VCONCERT: http://www.vconcert.mx/
Connect with VCONCERT on Twitter: https://twitter.com/VCONMX

Week in Video Game Inspired Music 12/07 - 12/13

Awakening by MOOMANiBE

Another week ended in VGIM and we find ourselves with over 10 new OCReMix tracks to celebrate ten years online. One of which is from good friend XMark who appeared on our second mixtape. Also with the release of Silent Hill: Shattered Memories (which is awesome by the way) for the Wii this week, news comes that Akira Yamaoka has left Konami, making this possibly the final SH soundtrack by him. Finally, up above we have some interesting FF6 (or 3) artwork called Awakening by MOOMANiBE which looks at one part of the game from another perspective. You can check out more of his work on his DeviantArt. Along with last week's picture these may be getting a tad risque, but this is just the awesome stuff I come across. We shall see if next week continues this streak or not.

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VIDEO This week we have an awesome video of a performance by Random, AKA Mega Ran. This was from a show I was lucky enough to attend in Los Angeles this past November 27th. Mega Ran put on a great performance, and this is my particular favorite. This was recorded by Jeriaska of Nobuooo.com and you can see the rest of the concert through here. Although if last weeks live chiptunes footage is more up your alley, then check out BOSTON8BIT's youtube page for more footage from that concert!

Mega Ran in LA - Splash Woman from Jeriaska on Vimeo.

Also, thanks to Doc Pop for linking some news to me last week! Remember to leave a comment with awesome articles, songs, videos, art, etc. for next weeks round up as well!

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