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Are video games art? That question may still be a cause of debate for some, but there is little question that there is artistry in video games -- like the music, which often doesn't receive the attention it deserves. Game music composers Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall have been doing their best to c...

June 7th 2010 at 8:35pm 0 Comments
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You wouldn't castigate us for saying that many classic video games are loved and remembered not just for their gameplay and characters, but their memorable music. Why, just think of The Legend of Zelda's dum dum, da da da dadum, da da da da daaa da da da da da dadum! Or Sonic the Hedgehog's dada da...

June 4th 2008 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Video Games Live has announced approximately 40 shows to take place across the globe over the next year. Full details aren't available on some locations, but there will be special concerts at GDC, Comic-Con, Leipzig and a bullring in Mexico (full list of locations after the break). There's really n...

January 17th 2008 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Video Games Live, composer Tommy Tallarico's gaming-centric orchestra concert event, is making its national television debut next Sunday, December 9, on Spike TV's Video Game Awards. The performance will be recorded along with the awards show, hosted again this year by Samuel L. Jackson, December 7...

November 30th 2007 at 5:20pm 0 Comments
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Video game concert series Video Games Live announced 25 new shows across the US today, with a couple in Canada and one in London, England. Tickets are on sale now for most of the shows. The newly designed concert now includes music from Halo 3, BioShock, Conan, and StarCraft II.A list of venues can...

October 10th 2007 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Find yourself a CD player, yet? An album of epic, gaming proportions is coming October 15 when EMI Classics releases Video Games Live: Greatest Hits -- Volume One. Although it's not a live recording (according to the press release, it was mixed and recorded at London's Abbey Road studios), the coll...

September 6th 2007 at 5:55pm 0 Comments
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In an effort to bring the Video Games Live concert series to the worldwide masses, Microsoft and the Xbox 360 will be sponsoring a London VGL concert. The London concert will take place at the The Royal Festival Hall on October 22nd and feature the normal video game music lineup plus a special Halo...

August 28th 2007 at 3:45pm 0 Comments
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We're glad to see Video Games Live getting some attention from National Public Radio, and it's nice to hear some of VGL on their broadcast. But we have to admit to being a little bit perturbed by the tone of the reporter, who appears to be mystified by the idea that anyone would be in the seats. "Wh...

August 6th 2007 at 11:56am 0 Comments
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Each week, Robin Torres contributes Azeroth Interrupted, a column about balancing real life with WoW.Well, I'm back home from BlizzCon and am reunited with my family. I feel that aside from the WoW info I absorbed there, that I have also learned some valuable Real Life lessons -- and I hope that oth...

August 6th 2007 at 2:30am 0 Comments
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This might be the closest thing we've heard to news about the next expansion yet-- an anonymous tipster sent us a note that the Video Games Live orchestra, scheduled to play in the final concert at BlizzCon, has received their sheet music for the show, and hidden within the pages is three pieces cal...

July 29th 2007 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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And you do have a CD or DVD player, right? If not, you've probably made a slight typing error in your efforts to visit Koistiq.com, the world's most popular fish enthusiast blog. As for the rest of you, please note the following: Video Games Live has finally announced that a CD and DVD recording of...

June 22nd 2007 at 3:58pm 0 Comments