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What Is MegaRan’s Big Secret? 3 Days Left On Kickstarter Stretch Goal Or We’ll Never Know

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MegaRan Mega Man blowing up in your face with an incredibly successful and fan-loving Kickstarter that has seen everything from the sale of MegaRan’s own Famicom to the reveal of crazy tracks like The Philadelphia Way (Click Here) to hear that and listen to a newer one below to even MegaRan selling the tie off his neck – all in the noble and global pursuit of getting The Mega Ran Documentary – Mega Lo Mania: The Director’s Cut published on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, iTunes, Redbox, Film Festivals, and likely anywhere else MegaRan and his team of international PR ninjas can get their foot into a door. This is the type of moment that fans live for, to see an artist who was once completely underground having their story told in front of the world. MegaRan is responsible for some of the best pairings of Video Games and Hip Hop ever created, and even hosts a panel on Video Games And Hip Hop in our home town Boston, MA every PAX East. I was originally going to make this post about the next Mega Man album that’s hitting, the excitement of which I think is going to rise greatly as the wrap up of the year approaches and fans have time to catch up with all of the great flood of excellent Nerdcore news this holiday season.

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But now I just need to know…

MegaRan Stretch Goals

What is MegaRan’s Big SECRET???

We have only 3 days left to find out. I can see the money adding up every second from people who might be fans of Black Materia: Final Fantasy VII Hip Hop Album, Forever Famicom, Blur Bomber, MegaRan and his Solo Missions like MegaRan 9, TeacherRapperHero Series, Language Arts Vol. 1, 2, 3, The Call: 8 Bit Anniversary Edition and the dual mind albums like Mirandom – Memorandum,

All backers names are on the back of the Nintendo NES cartridge album, many backers are getting MegaRan’s 2015 album in Vinyl, Audio CD, digital MP3, and more. It’s time for everyone to pull out the stops on making sure every MegaRan fan at least knows about this and has the option to get some of these crazy goodies – because at this point Mega Ran is raising up Stretch Goals upon Stretch Goals including GETTING A TATTOO, dropping A NEW MEGA MAN ALBUM AND A 2015 ALBUM and more. But at $20,000 a “Secret Project” that Random House is teasing will be unlocked. We have no idea what this project is all about, but MegaRan has been playing an awful lot of awesome retro games lately, working with a lot of Nerdcore and Hip Hop Artists, and it could literally be anything. We’ve come this far, So back now! 3 Days Left!

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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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MegaRan The Philadelphia Way – New Song Released As Netflix Documentary Kickstarter 153% Funded

MegaRan The Philly Way

WOW! We have surpassed the goal in under a week! Thank you so much! I’ve set up TWO stretch goals and even dropped some new music to celebrate. read on for that.

So here’s the deal: I’d like to get vinyl going for the new album next year, and so with a stretch goal of $8000, we can do that.

THANK YOU for $7000 on Kickstarter!!

Music Arrangement of “Gonna Fly Now” from the Rocky (1976) Film
Lyrics Written and Performed by Mega Ran
Trumpet Performed by David Cholley
Artwork by Chris Flocco (flocco.deviantart.com)
PRODUCED BY MUSTIN™

As anyone who’s lived in Philly long enough knows, life as a fan of Philadelphia sports teams is full of ups and downs, and mostly downs. With the 76ers tanking, the Phillies and Flyers going nowhere for a while, and recent key injuries to a few Eagles, despite a great start, this season may shape up to be similar to most.

Philly born former teacher Raheem Jarbo, who records hip-hop under the name Mega Ran, perhaps best known for his “Jeremy Lin Rap” that hit scored viral success plus ESPN, USA Today coverage in 2012, is back with a new track that’s less celebratory, but just as heartfelt.

With references to The Curse of Billy Penn, Allen Iverson’s famous “Practice” rant, the demolition of Veterans Stadium and the 2008 Phillies World Series team, and a backing beat comprised of Bill Conti’s famous “Gonna Fly Now,” this rap song is sure to make the average Philly sports fan feel good, or maybe want to fight.

I ALSO have plans to release a new MEGAMAN album on Christmas Day for you guys, if and only if we hit $9000!

Mega Ran’s Director’s Cut DVD and a New Album for 2015

Hit up the kickstarter and either back, or share, I appreciate it greatly!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/megaran/mega-lo-mania-directors-cut-dvd-and-a-new-album-fo

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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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MegaRan Documentary Premiere Event Footage in Phoenix Filmbar [FAMEAZ.TV] Sold Out Mega-Lo-Mania Debut [HD 1080P]

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Check out the MegaRan Documentary Premiere Event footage published recently by FAMEAZ.TV which took place in Phoenix, AZ at Phoenix Filmbar and grab your own copy of Mega-Lo-Mania today on DVD HERE.

Phoenix Filmbar Event – Mega Ran’s Documentary World Premiere:

Official Mega-Lo-Mania MegaRan Documentary Trailer:

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Mega-Lo-Mania – Mega Ran Documentary – World Premiere Trailer

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Teacher, Rapper, Hero, these things all describe Mega Ran and inspire countless amounts of fans across the globe. Ran is teaming up with director Michael Cardoza and indie band “The Lo Classics” for Mega-Lo-Mania, a 35 minute documentary detailing the life of the Chip-Hop Emcee as well as following him through three cities on one of his most recent tours. Check out the trailer below and be sure to check back RGN for more info on the film and all things Mega Ran.

August 22, 2014 Random AKA MegaRan and his company Random Beats Productions will team up with The Film Bar and DJ DN³ to debut Mega-Lo Mania, a documentary about the nerdcore artist the world knows as MegaRan. This will take place in Phoenix Arizona and you can find details in the flyer below this documentary’s fresh world premiere trailer. Beyond that, The Opposite Of War Tour is still on track featuring K Murdock, Tribe One, and Doug Funnie (details here).

Mega-Lo Mania chronicles a weekend in the life of nerdcore artist MegaRan as he makes some noise with a live band touring through Phoenix, Los Angeles, and Vegas. Take a look at the World Premiere Trailer above.

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Orlando Nerd Fest MegaRan

Check out the new MegaRan USB keys as well with up to 4GB of custom, pre-loaded nerdcore music available upon request.

And for perfect Ying and Yang balance, old school and / or audiophiles can grab the Vinyl of The Call: 8 Bit Anniversary instead.

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MegaRan Vinyl

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Watch the Game Jam, Play the Games – SUPER GAME JAM Released on Steam

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As my associate tells me, Thank Cthulhu it’s Friday! But not too loudly, he might hear you. Super Game Jam is an experience comprised of five game jam short films and the 5 short games that were produced within them. Today that experience has hit the Steam marketplace and is available at an introductory 20% off until June 28, 2014. Some good folks are behind this project, including Bram Ruiter, Daniel Oliveira Carneiro, and the almighty Devolver Digital. In each episode a game is made in 48 hours. Of course, these are not totally spit shine polished titles yet, but the main point here is to watch a game jam that you actually get to play the title of afterwards. If you’re interested in seeing what indie developers can do in such a short amount of time, dive in!

Available Now On Steam

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Episode #1 Trailer:

Episode #2 Trailer:

Episode #3 Trailer:

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Devolver Digital Presents Super Game Jam – Episode 1 #GameDev Trailer (Premieres This Month)

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For those who have been living under several hoarded collections of rocks for the past decade plus, Devolver Digital is a growing indie video game publishing studio (among other things) which empowers creative designers to bring titles like Hotline Miami, Not A Hero, and countless others to the mainstream high-end peak levels of popularity.

By focusing on Gameplay and Fun Factor above all else, the many indie video game development studios involved with Devolver Digital have displayed excellence in many genres, to put it simply. That’s why it is with our great pleasure that we announce Devolver Digital’s Super Game Jam Documentary Series which will debut monthly episodes each month starting May 2014 (this month!!!).

Check out the trailer below for the upcoming first episode (the entire series is planned @ five 30-40 minute shows and centers around a Super Game Jam!!! Brilliant.

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Iverson – Documentary Trailer

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Check out the trailer for “Iverson” detailing the life and times of Allen Iverson, one of the greatest NBA players of all time on and off the court.

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Xbox Un-Earthing Stockpile Of The Worst Game Ever Made

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Microsoft has announced earlier this week that a new exclusive documentary will air on the Xbox LIVE Network for Xbox 360 and Xbox ONE next year. Described as “one of the most controversial mysteries of gaming lore”, the documentary is actually a legit investigation and excavation of what is rumored to be a massive stockpile of E.T.: The Extraterrestrial Atari 2600 carts which the world refused to hold on to and either returned for a refund or never bought in the first place. The title is being recorded January 2014 and will be released some time later in that year with Zak Penn directing and Simon Chinn alongside Jonathan Chinn producing. This is the first in a string of exclusive documentaries being published by Xbox Entertainment for the Xbox LIVE platform so expect more announcements as we roll forwards into the new year.

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Dark Souls II Armor Created in Real Life Format

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FromSoftware’s Dark Souls II is dropping on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 as well as Windows PC during March 2014 but while you’re waiting you should really check out this intense visual documentary of a real life blacksmith creating the Dark Souls II suite of armor and weaponry in real life authenticity. Presented by Namco Bandai Games, you can find the full video below in High Definition simply by pressing play.

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Disney’s DuckTales Remastered News Recap

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Disney’s DuckTales is one of the company’s biggest Television hits as well as one of its most highest selling games to date. Capcom who worked on the the original NES and Gameboy games decided to give remaster the game release it later this month on PSN and XBLA. Here is the trailer and the first two episodes in the Duckumentary (the making of the game).

Check out the DuckTales Remastered Official Reveal Trailer, Official Gameplay Video and even a Duckumentary as well as Art Design Duckumentary here if you missed them, which were all released by Capcom themselves.

The following video is my personal reaction to the news of this announcement and my feelings toward the OG game and the cartoon series:

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Minecraft Biography Among 6 Kindle E-Books Released Today by Paradox Interactive

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The publisher behind titles like Knights of Pen & Paper and the Victoria series has announced today that they have made 6 E-Books available for Amazon’s Kindle device through the Amazon Market. You can find all six of these at their official Amazon page HERE. Among the books include a narrative guide for Crusader Kings II, serving as strategic literature for gamers and actually benefiting them in-game. There’s also ‘A Year With Mojang: Behind the Scenes of Minecraft’ by Tomas Arnroth and Mattias Johnsson which serves as the biography of UGC/Voxel-Genre spawning cult classic and mainstream-to-indie crossover success story Minecraft. If you’re a gamer and you like reading E-Books, Paradox Interactive may just have what you need covered in today’s announcement.

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New Hitman 5: Absolution Videos Released

Check out these new videos released by Square Enix and IO Interactive for the upcoming Hitman Absolution, which will be released on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows PC some time this year (2012 if you’re watching this from the underground bases and mayan caverns).

 

 

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