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MegaRan Announces Kickstarter to get Mega-Lo-Mania: Director’s Cut on Netflix + Redbox #RealGamerMusic

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Mega-Lo-Mania (our review coming soon) is a documentary from Random AKA MegaRan which was debuted by Glasswork Media at FilmBar the award winning wine bar and movie theater in Phoenix, AZ where a snapshot of the heavily touring indie musician’s life and what it’s like to be MegaRan for a few crazy shows hitting Arizona, Cali, and Vegas with a few unexpected turns of events causing Ran to think on the fly in order to give the fans what they want as he’s done worldwide now with albums covering everything from MegaMan to Final Fantasy and also speaks on life experiences growing up in this modern society us gamers know about all too well.

The original documentary has been released physically and is available digitally still HERE but would be much more accessible to all of MegaRan’s many, many fans around the world who use Netflix, iTunes, Redbox, Amazon, and more. In addition to breaking down the cost of distributing to all of these platforms, Big Ran let’s us know there will be an added bonus to fans getting this Kickstarter achieved. The entire project will be reworked as the longer, second polish release Mega Lo Mania Director’s Cut. Take a look at the following excerpt from the Kickstarter below:

Mega Lo Mania Director’s Cut DVD

“We put in the man-hours to create the content and put it out, out of our own pockets, but when it came time to figure out distribution and promotion, we were quite frankly out of money. Additionally, most retailers and festivals require a film to be 60 minutes, and ours is currently at 40. This requires reshooting, repackaging and re-releasing the video, as Mega Lo Mania: The Director’s Cut.

This Director’s Cut will feature:

  • more performance footage
  • interviews with legendary and influential musicians about me and our work
  • more history of chiptunes, VGM and hip-hop
  • much more!

Here’s a breakdown of costs:

  • Getting a movie on Netflix (HD)= $999
  • Getting a movie on iTunes= $1500 + yearly fees
  • Getting a movie into Redbox =$1395
  • Getting a movie into Amazon= $150
  • Getting your movie into just HALF of the hundreds of film festivals all over the world= over $1000 in submission fees

total= over $5000… to distribute a film…AFTER making it. Whoa.

So, here we are, back at Kickstarter to figure out how the heck to get the most out of the time and effort we’ve already put in. Tough stuff.”

There’s also a ton of great stuff for just pledging what you can towards this release!

Including:

  • Copies of the Director’s Cut DVD as well as MegaRan’s 2015 Album “Wouldn’t Miss It For The World”
  • Digi Packs of everything being released with Free Bonus Live MP3 for those cyber ballers out there.
  • USB Drives and/or CDs full of MegaRan tracks (retail + unreleased)
  • Signed 8 Bit Ties – Ran is literally selling the tie off his neck to make this happen! (3 available)
  • Video w/ MegaRan!!! Yup, this one will cost a bit but totally worth it and more in value. (3 available)
  • MegaRan’s Modded Famicom for playing your own chip tunes on stage!
  • Musical or Video Collaborations – but please, check yourself before you wreck yourself.
  • Much More, click the link below to see all pledge options and rewards listed by MegaRan:

Donate to MegaRan’s Mega-Lo-Mania: Director’s Cut DVD / Netflix Kickstarter HERE

Check out the Official Mega-Lo-Mania trailer below:

 

Update w/ Disclosure: I decided to back the Kickstarter for MegaRan’s Documentary to hit Netflix and other distributors. As according to our new RGN Public Ethics Policy, I will no longer be reporting on MegaRan’s work in an Evaluative Manner (i.e. Reviews) and will have another author Reviewing the work whereas I will be allowed to continue Informative Reporting (non-evaluative, i.e. News). If you have any feedback on this Ethics Policy, please comment on this article below or on our Policy itself and we’ll be sure to take your feedback into high regard. – Jon Ireson, Editor-In-Chief at RealGamerNewz.com

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Get a Sneak Preview of the New #Mirandom UK EP!

MegaRan

The Otherworld EP

by Random and Mr. Miranda

Pre-order of The Otherworld EP. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released. Releases 03, September 2014
A special recording commemorating the UK/EU Tour. All proceeds go toward tour costs. This will release on the moment of Random’s birthday, September 3.The gang is also offering rewards for financial support on the road, check out the FundRazr campaign athttps://fundrazr.com/campaigns/aoiJ2/ab/5FuTe?

Tour Dates:

Sept 4 and 5 – ALCON, Leicester

Sept 6 – Centre for Computing History, Cambridge

Sept 7 – The Roxy 171, Glasgow

Sept 9 – Surya, London

Sept 10 – Kawaii Cafe, Paris

Sept 11-13 – Superbyte Festival, Manchester

credits:

releases 03 September 2014. Recorded by Raheem Jarbo at Random House Studios, Phoenix, AZ. Production by Lynx Kinetic of The Gentlemen Ether, Pac0Naut, M_Slago, DJ DN3 and Awkward.

  $5 USD  or more

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In Case You Missed Bit Gen 9 Gamer Fest, Watch MegaRan, K Murdock, Skyblew, and Soultron of D&D Sluggers Perform Live in 1080P

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Nerdcore, Hip Hop, Chiptune, call it what you want to call it but at the end of the day aren’t we all just fans of music that’s great and makes us feel something? If you weren’t fortunate enough to see the live performance that capped off the Odds N Ends Tour then check out this replay video from Down In Front Productions who were kind enough to capture this moment for the world in High Definition 1080P quality.

Some real classics were performed live at this show as well as fresh material, unexpected moments, and a completely random (no pun intended) freestyle from Random AKA MegaRan which really enforce the talent and fun-loving nature of this headlining artist who has come from a gamer no one knew to a world touring musician all thanks to his dedication to the blue bomber also known as MegaMan. Enjoy and stay tuned for more updates on gaming related music right here at RealGamerNewz.

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MegaRan Music News – Operation 250 Pre-Orders + Bootleg Mixtapes

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As many of you may be aware, The Call: 8 Bit Anniversary Edition has been announced by Random AKA MegaRan and will re-invent his original hip hop debut album with the sounds of 8 Bit Chip Hop instrumentals behind it. So far, one track has been released in order to whet the appetite and the Digital version of the album has been made available for pre-order. If 250 pre-orders are successfully obtained by the end of the month then Random will also create and distribute Vinyl copies of the album.

Pre-Order The Call: 8 Bit Anniversary Here

Excerpt From Random AKA MegaRan’s Mailing List:

“So what type of vinyl should we press? __I’ve been thinking about colored vinyl… blue is cool.. clear is cool… blue/black swirl? let me know by shooting me a reply here or tweet at me and use the hashtag #TheCall8Bit.

This was weird but it was dropped on my forum (by the way, you guys should come back over there and hang out, exclusive things happen there) — but someone created a Mega Ran mixtape called “Symphony of Darkness” and It’s weird, a little dark — especially the cover– but there are some of my favorite jams on there, all with incorrect titles, and some spooky skits, haha. truly a bootleg– but I’m honored! I do appreciate the effort someone went through to put it together, so I will share and let you decide if ya like it:”

1. Intro
2. Doubt Me (ft Lefty, Futuristic)
3. Flash Man
4. Darkness
5. Black Bags
6. Knowledge
7. Wisdom (ft Writer’s Guild)
8. Make A Killing
9. I Gotta Push
10. Random Beats
11. Pain, Justice, Peace
12. Losses (ft Joell Ortiz, Murs)
13. Ask Hova (ft Freeway)
14. Kill Count
15. Zombie Apocalypse (ft Richie Branson)
16. Stop Listening To Rap Music
17. I Had A Dream
18. Welcome To Robot City (ft Storyville, YT Cracker)
19. Can’t Be Fake
20. Get Involved
21. Drugs 4 School
22. Hip Hop PHDs (ft Naledge)
23. Teach From The Heart, Not The Book
24. A Very Dangerous Game
25. Bonus Track

Download Available On DatPiff

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Swerdmurd: NESsenger2014 (Infected Mushroom – Messenger 2012 NES Remix)

Nessenger 2014 NES REMIX REALGAMERNEWZ VINTAGE GAMES

The NESsenger2014 (Infected Mushroom – Messenger 2014 NES Remix) is presented below with a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the song below that as well. This track was created by Swerdmurd also known for more music that can be found various places including in the soundtracks to games made by Vintage Games such as Barzeef’s Conquest (RGN Review Coming Soon).

 

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Castlevania: The Nocturnal Cantata Review

Castlevania- The Nocturnal Cantata by MegaRan and Sammus

Castlevania: The Nocturnal Cantata is an incredible experience from start to finish. Similar to the video games, this full fledged hip hop album feels like a journey inside the inner minds of Dracula, Alucard, the Belmonts, Maria, and by the time you’re done listening you’ve not only spent a day in the universe of Castlevania but grown a greater understanding for the deep themes created within one of gaming’s most well-known franchises of all time.

Tracks ‘Aria of the Bloodline’ and ‘100 Years’ provide the introduction and set the stage for the experience that is The Nocturnal Cantata. Each track shows the two different sides of the vampire bloodline that rampages against mankind. As many of you probably remember from Symphony of the Night, Alucard is faced with the difficulty of stopping his own father Dracula from pursuing the destruction of mankind and torturing of all human souls in revenge for what happened to his wife who was burned at the stake for being accused of witchcraft. Dracula of course rises every 100 years, and is ready to get his hands dirty each time resuming his place as dark lord.

MegaRan’s raw talent and obsessive polish paired with incredible production, mainly by Sammus, are the main reasons why Castlevania: The Nocturnal Cantata flow so well. The Ranger makes his first appearance on this album with a slightly monotone chorus on ‘Richter’ but makes up for it with slick verses that have a lot to say and delivery that is on point solid, especially on the later jam ‘Chasing Fate’. MegaRan’s interludes and Finale personify Alucard even further completely rounding out this experience. Sammus out-does herself with the features on ‘Young Girl’ and ‘Sweet Sorrow’ which feel like the most impressive tracks on the album by far. The chemistry between Sammus as Maria Renard and MegaRan as Alucard allow for total immersion. Every lyric selected rings true to the hip hop format as well as the Castlevania franchise.

I’ll have to admit, when I first heard MegaRan was working on a Castlevania album next I worried about how interesting the game would sound as a music piece. Those doubts have been crushed and now I feel foolish for ever doubting MegaRan and the crew he’s assembled on this project. Mastering is done by K-Murdock for Neosonic Productions with mixing by Brian Gigerich @ Hand Krafted Studios and leaves Castlevania: The Nocturnal Cantata sounding as crisp and clear as n multi-million dollar production.

Thanks to the complexity of the Castlevania: Symphony of the Night video game MegaRan, Sammus, and The Ranger managed to present one of the most compelling hip hop albums released this year. ‘Sweet Sorrow’ is the final culmination of these themes and sounds and wraps The Nocturnal Cantata into a complete package nicely. MegaRan even gave us an awesome bonus track ‘Dance of Pales (No Sleep)’ which helps give us another glimpse into the life of the teacher turned rapper and encourages a positive outlook with a dedicated grind to achieve anything you want in life.

Final Verdict: If you’re a gamer, or just enjoy storytelling hip hop with a message, meaningful and professionally crafted flows, and ridiculously good production, mixing, and mastering then you NEED to listen to Castlevania: The Nocturnal Cantata now. This album receives a 9 out of 10 from RealGamerNewz and although this is our first music review, rest assured it will not be our last.

Overall Score: 9/10

Album Info: Castlevania: The Nocturnal Cantata by MegaRan and Sammus

Listen/Buy it Now: at MegaRanMusic.com

Review Copy Info: A copy of this album was purchased by RealGamerNewz for the purposes of this review.

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