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


Thank you, TurboGrafx
Jul 27
// Zack Furniss
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 tit...
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Video Games Live: Level 3 album funded


Over a quarter of a million raised
Sep 13
// Jordan Devore
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 $2...
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Super Mario World

This Super Mario World orchestral arrangement is glorious


Might be included on Video Games Live: LEVEL 3
Sep 09
// Jayson Napolitano
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 Ga...
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Video Games Live takes to Kickstarter to fund third album


Because music publishers still don't get game music
Aug 13
// Jayson Napolitano
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 a...
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Watch Video Games Live on Twitch this weekend


Music from Dota 2, Destiny, Final Fantasy, Castlevania, and more
Jul 15
// Jordan Devore
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 ...
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The voice of the Twin Cities


Sep 30
// Daniel Starkey
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...
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Psycho Crusher tears it up with Mass Effect's map theme


Sep 12
// Tony Ponce
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 yo...
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Video Games Live will be in LA during the week of E3


May 30
// Brett Zeidler
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 af...
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Video Games Live concert coming to small towns


Mar 20
// Dale North
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 ni...
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Video Games Live's 200th show in LA during E3


May 27
// Dale North
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 mo...
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Live Show: Dtoid Chill Bros rap festival for the kids


Jan 25
// Neranjan 'Venom' Bissoon
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 o...
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Castlevania composer performing at Video Games Live


Dec 29
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
[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 Vide...
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Video Games Live adds Might & Magic to their set


Dec 15
// Dale North
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 e...
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Video Games Live: Level 2 on CD, DVD and Blu-ray


Sep 07
// Dale North
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 t...
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Video Games Live's PBS special is going to be amazing


Jun 04
// Dale North
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 fr...
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Video Games Live finally makes its way to Japan


Sep 20
// Matthew Razak
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...
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Video Games Live adds 30 shows to their world tour


Aug 28
// Dale North
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...
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Video Games Live pre-loaded MP3 player looks sexy


Jun 11
// Jim Sterling
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 play...
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E3 09: High Voltage interview part one: The Grinder


Jun 11
// Jonathan Holmes
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...
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Video Games Live to close out E3 2009 with a bang


Apr 13
// Nick Chester
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, ...
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Video Games Live announces 45 more tour dates


Feb 27
// Dale North
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 ge...
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Tommy Does Taiwan: Video Games Live plays Taiwan International Music Festival


Feb 18
// Dale North
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...
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Video Games Live performances now in CD and mp3 form


Jul 08
// NO LONGER WORKS AT DESTRUCTOID
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 "Fi...
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VGL to perform first video game concert in Mexico this weekend


Mar 14
// NO LONGER WORKS AT DESTRUCTOID
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!...
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Video Games Live announce 40 shows for 2008


Jan 17
// Nick Chester
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 e...
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Video Games Live heads north in 2008


Dec 10
// Faith
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 o...
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Video Games Live to perform at Spike Video Game Awards


Nov 30
// Dale North
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 mu...
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Video Games Live, London: simply staggering


Oct 25
// David Houghton
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, mo...
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E for All Video Games Live special guests revealed


Oct 16
// Dale North
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 Ange...
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E for All Video Games Live concert invites special guests


Oct 11
// Dale North
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 Fin...

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