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Composer Tommy Tallarico may owe his career to a t-shirt

Chances are if you've played a video game, composer Tommy Tallarico helped with the music in some form or another. Earthworm Jim, Cool Spot, MDK, Advent Rising, and the original Prince of Persia are just a few of the titles he dipped h...

 
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Video Games Live: Level 3 album funded

Hearing Video Games Live's take on Super Mario World got me all excited for its new album, which has thankfully been successfully funded on Kickstarter as of this week. (Here's hoping for approval from Nintendo.) Just over $285,000 was rais...

 
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This Super Mario World orchestral arrangement is glorious

Video Games Live is making a final push for its Kickstarter campaign, unveiling a fantastic arrangement from Super Mario World (which you can hear below) that it hopes to take to Nintendo and get on the upcoming Video Games Live: LEVEL...

 
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Video Games Live takes to Kickstarter to fund third album

Maybe you've been to a Video Games Live concert. Maybe, like me, you loved it, and sought out past CD and DVD releases. The show has only gotten better with time as they incorporate more and more music into the program, and as it is now, th...

 
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Watch Video Games Live on Twitch this weekend

For all of the positive buzz I've heard surrounding Video Games Live, I have yet to see the concert. About as good of an opportunity as we're going to get has presented itself: the latest show will be streamable for free via Twitch on July ...

 
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The voice of the Twin Cities

While pretty much everyone these days games, it still seems that most of the best events always hit the bigger cities. When I was growing up I longed to visit the Pokemon Center in New York or E3 in Los Angeles. There were no museums, no la...

 
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Psycho Crusher tears it up with Mass Effect's map theme

Cristián "Psycho Crusher" Escobar, fresh off his Ken Masters arrangement, has left the past behind and entered the world of contemporary software, where a blue-skinned lady / man / thinger will have sex with you if you select the co...

 
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Video Games Live will be in LA during the week of E3

Not to be ousted by The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddess stopping in Los Angeles during E3, Video Games Live will also be in LA for the the convention. In fact, it'll be the same night at the exact same time as the aforementioned co...

 
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Video Games Live concert coming to small towns

Game music concert series Video Games Live says that they're going "off the grid" to bring their orchestral performances to smaller towns starting this week. They've done the big city thing for about a decade now, but it's nice to hear that...

 
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Video Games Live's 200th show in LA during E3

I hope I can make it out to what sounds like it's going to be an awesome show. Video Games Live always puts on a great show, but they have some big stuff planned for their 200th, which is set to go down during E3 week next month.  On J...

 
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Live Show: Dtoid Chill Bros rap festival for the kids

Remember, our Nintendo 3DS contest is still going on!  Follow our channel for a chance to win. Yo, what up chill bros? Today we are gonna get crunk and rap it up like we don't want another baby. On this special edition of Destructoid C...

 
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Castlevania composer performing at Video Games Live

[Publisher's note: For you children of the 80's that beat the game, this woman is THE James Banana] Kinuyo Yamashita, better known as the original composer for Castlevania on the original Nintendo, will be performing at Video Games Live on...

 
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Video Games Live adds Might & Magic to their set

Touring game music concert Video Games Live is now adding music from Might & Magic to their line up. The Paris, France show on December 17 will be the debut for this addition. Tracks from Might & Magic II, IV, V and even the new Mig...

 
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Video Games Live: Level 2 on CD, DVD and Blu-ray

Popular videogame concert series Video Games Live is best seen...well, live, but if you can't make it to a show, this upcoming disc release should work quite nicely. Video Games Live: Level 2 brings the concert to video for the first time, ...

 
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Video Games Live's PBS special is going to be amazing

Fans of game music will want to check out PBS on July 31st to see a special presentation of the Video Games Live concerts. The station is going to feature a 90-minute special that will show new, live performances of music from our favorite...

 
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Video Games Live finally makes its way to Japan

We here at Destructoid love us some Video Games Live. However, so far our Japanese readers (could you raise your hands, we'd like to do a head count) haven't been able to experience the awesome as the concert series has never arrived in Jap...

 
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Video Games Live adds 30 shows to their world tour

I'm so pleased to hear that a series of game music concerts is blowing up. It's literally a worldwide success now, and I hope it continues. Tommy, Jack and the gang: we here at Destructoid wish you the best in the future. You guys are kicki...

 
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Video Games Live pre-loaded MP3 player looks sexy

Do you like Video Games Live? Of course you do, unless you're an idiot. The chaps behind the critically acclaimed videogame concert know they're hot sh*t, and have partnered with VIVO to produce a special VGL-branded MP3 player that comes p...

 
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E3 09: High Voltage interview part one: The Grinder

Jesus Christ, The Grinder looks awesome.I'm not a big fan of the FPS genre, but when a game brings this much to the table, it doesn't matter what genre it's in. The Grinder combines the knowingly over-the-top horror/comedy of House of the D...

 
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Video Games Live to close out E3 2009 with a bang

Tommy Tallarico's and Jack Wall's killer concert series, Video Games Live, is set to rock Los Angeles on the last day of this year's E3 expo. On June 4, Video Games Live will perform at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, as part of the ...

 
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Video Games Live announces 45 more tour dates

Video Games Live is a damned good show. If you frequent this page, you'll know that we say that often here. Tommy Tallirico and friends have a great thing going on with this show, and I wish them great success. If you're a geek down to the ...

 
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Tommy Does Taiwan: Video Games Live plays Taiwan International Music Festival

It's like Debbie Does Dallas ... if you took out the busty blonde and replaced it with a short, Italian games music mastermind. Okay, so it's not even close. But we'll get our pom-poms out and cheer for Tommy Tallarico, as he will be taking...

 
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Video Games Live performances now in CD and mp3 form

If you have ever made it out to a Video Games Live show, you would know that it can leave you wanting more. Well, to continue the constant cycle of "first evers" VGL is giving you the option to purchase the "First video game ...

 
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VGL to perform first video game concert in Mexico this weekend

Video Games Live will be making its way to Mexicali, Mexico this weekend for the first ever video game concert in the country. That may be cool alone, but what will really make this show special? It's in a 7000 seat bullring! Check out the ...

 
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Video Games Live announce 40 shows for 2008

If you haven't had a chance to check out Video Games Live, you're doing yourself a disservice. The peanut butter and jelly mix of  live musicians and a stunning, cutting-edge visual experience is unlike anything you'll ever see (althou...

 
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Video Games Live heads north in 2008

Video Games Live was so well received in the Great White North that they're heading back for a second helping of beaver tails, Tim Horton's coffee and the CFL.Starting in February 8th, 2008, VGL will be kicking off its tour of Canada in Mon...

 
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Video Games Live to perform at Spike Video Game Awards

Wow. The Spike Video Game Awards are the place to be this year. If the newly announced host Sammy J. wasn't enough to excite you, then maybe the addition of a full-blown videogame orchestral concert would be. Touring game music concert Vid...

 
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Video Games Live, London: simply staggering

Video Games Live is one of those things that sounds like a cool idea until you get there. Upon experiencing it however, you realize that far from being merely cool, the show is actually one of the most enjoyable, stirring, moving and utterl...

 
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E for All Video Games Live special guests revealed

A few days ago we told you about the addition of new musical content (BioShock, Halo 3, and more) to the E for All session of the Video Games Live concert which will take place on October 19th at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. At that ti...

 
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E for All Video Games Live concert invites special guests

You can't blame ups for talking about the upcoming E for All Expo session of Video Games Live -- we're big fans! If the updated set containing songs from Halo 3, Conan, BioShock, Contra, Chrono Cross, Pac-Man, Tetris, and Final Fantasy wasn...

 

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