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Epic video alert! See Mega Man II completed while a live band slams out its soundtrack

Well, this is a bit special. A speedrun of Mega Man II would be awesome enough in itself, especially in front of a live audience. But to do it while a band plays the game's soundtrack with guitars, drums and bass? That's just something else. This is the wonderful reality of Bit Brigade (the band) and Noah McCarthy (the man) performing live. And, as luck would have it, it's been captured on video for your eyes and ears to enjoy:

There isn't much to say aside from congratulations to all involved. Moments like this don't happen very often. Check out Bit Brigade's website here.

Above: Encore! No, really - the tape wasn't recording. Can you do it again, please?

Source: Capcom-Europe

19 comments

  • ProfessorChief - January 11, 2012 10:07 p.m.

    That was amazing. Epic indeed.
  • killagreg - January 11, 2012 10:10 a.m.

    I was at magfest and I had no idea this was going on. FML
  • gondarpwns - January 11, 2012 11:15 a.m.

    suck about that man
  • ithurtstopoop - January 11, 2012 8:58 a.m.

    An Epic of Epic Epicness
  • oryanbelt - January 11, 2012 8:55 a.m.

    So awesome, just so very awesome...
  • Squander - January 11, 2012 8:11 a.m.

    AW MY GAWD!!! when the first level kicks in...fuuuuu**!!! too awesome, thx for sharing Justin!!
  • Maverik770 - January 11, 2012 8:05 a.m.

    "Holy Sh!t, Holy Sh!t, Holy Sh!t!" And no I'm not just swearing, I was chanting along with the end of the video, hehe. But seriously now, as a die hard MegaMan fan, especially MegaMan 2, that is by far one of the koolest things I've ever seen. Best concert ever. ;D
  • Pytor - January 11, 2012 8:05 a.m.

    So fuckin cool!!!
  • LOZ4EVAH - January 11, 2012 7:50 a.m.

    Anyone else besides me watch the whole thing? hahaha. Awesome
  • Squander - January 11, 2012 8:20 a.m.

    haha mate, had it running in the background while having the most epic shower ever! \m/(XoX)\m/ rock'n roll!
  • jars - January 11, 2012 7:10 a.m.

    makes me feel old. this is some impressive work.
  • The_Ouroboros - January 11, 2012 6:22 a.m.

    A terrible camera angle, but truly a testament to how great this game was, and still is to this day. I replayed through the first six a couple of years ago on the Wii to prepare myself for 9(and then 10) and 2 is still my resounding favorite.
  • oddprophet - January 11, 2012 5:54 a.m.

    I call shennanigans! He beat all 13 stages without losing a single life while playing on a tiny T.V with a live band playing to the side of him and a live audience watching him the whole way through. With that kinda pressure I'd probably get a game over on the first screen, or just a heart attack... I didn't even know air man's stage was beatable. I thought it was a joke stage designed to see how many people would try it.
  • Redeater - January 11, 2012 6:04 a.m.

    9 year old me would call you a wuss. Adult me would agree completely!
  • n8dogg - January 11, 2012 7:59 a.m.

    no shenanigans at all. I've seen them do it with mine own eyes! Well, I saw them beat the NES Ninja Gaiden once, and then I saw Noah and a buddy fail in their try to beat NES Contra (WITHOUT the up up down down etc. code!) Truly amazing.
  • 8bitBaby - January 11, 2012 5:28 a.m.

    i always have a live band playing the soundtracks to the video games i play. doesn't everyone?
  • Redeater - January 11, 2012 4:59 a.m.

    Still one of the greatest games ever made. I'm still scared to go back to it because I'm not sure if I will be able to finish it anymore as an adult.
  • Redeater - January 11, 2012 5:05 a.m.

    Can I also point out that you will probably never see this done with Battlefield or COD? I'm not trolling, just saying that I think a different kind of love exists for the good ol NES games. (You know, the kind that doesn't require people to question your race and sexuality over a mic) :)
  • rxb - January 11, 2012 6:14 a.m.

    I agree, I think the yearly nature of games and the fact most games on average are easier mean the games of today will never generate this sort of love. Epic video, I need to swap my 5.1 systm for a band though.

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