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MAGFest 13

I attended my first MAGFest, a music and gaming festival, this weekend and had a blast. A few friends have gone for several years, but I always skipped it. This year, I’m glad I finally decided to go.

Bit Brigade playing through Metroid while rocking out at MAGFest 13
Bit Brigade playing through Metroid while rocking out at MAGFest 13.

I played Super Mario Brothers and Tecmo Super Bowl on the old-school Nintendo and enjoyed listening to The Megas and Bit Brigade live. Watching Bit Brigade’s lead singer plow through Metroid while they played a set was epic.

Playing Fútbol Forever with four players at MAGFest 13
Playing Fútbol Forever with four players at MAGFest 13.

I had the most fun playing Fútbol Forever, a table top space soccer arcade game still in development. It’s frustratingly hard, but so satisfying, fun as hell and will make you yell at the screen in anger and elation all in the same match. So good!

I’m already excited for next year’s MAGFest – I think I’m hooked.

The Meaning of Life

Neil deGrasse Tyson answers the question, “What’s the meaning of life?” Asked by a six-year-old boy, here’s the heart of his response:

“You manufacture it for yourself and for others. So when I think of ‘meaning’ in life, I ask, ‘Did I learn something today that I didn’t know yesterday, bringing me a little closer to knowing all that can be known in the universe?’”