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I was a tech journalist for more than 10 years. Now, I'm writing about the things I have built a passion for in that time.

Mega Ran to bring video game rap to The Abbey

Performing in Orlando will be nothing new to Raheem Jarbo, the Philly-born rapper who goes by the stage name “Mega Ran.” The 41-year-old has been spitting his video game-related rhymes to Central Florida audiences for nearly a decade.

During that time, he has seen the genre of so-called nerdcore music expand.

“We have an interesting thing going on,” Mega Ran said in an email interview with The OVG. “We’re too experienced to be called a new genre, yet not accepted or noticed by the mainstream, but I’m able to come to cities like Orlando and see packed houses for our concerts. It’s pretty amazing. (It’s) very special to return and see old and new faces rocking out.”

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DeSantis recalls video game playing days

Why the heck was Fla. Gov. Ron DeSantis talking about his video game playing days recently?

Apparently, Florida’s chief executive has spent some time with Electronic Arts’ “NCAA Football” video game.

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Magic Gaming’s summer tourney earns NBA recognition

The Orlando Magic’s esports outfit took home hardware in two of the league’s four categories of its end-of-season awards last month. The team received the Partnership of the Year award for its integration with Orlando Health and Local Activation of the Year for hosting one of the league’s major events at Full Sail University.

It was part of the league’s NBA 2K League Team Business Awards, handed out during the league’s NBA 2K League workshop in Indianapolis.

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