It’s easiest to let the clip do the talking; besides, Mass Effect 2 just decrypted on Steam (speaking of Steam – Psychonauts! $2!)
I am a great fan of the Video Games Live concert. I’ve seen it three times and would cheerfully see it another ten, and I’m always recommending that people go and check it out. While I think the cosplay contest is probably ill-advised given that we’re trying to attract a non-Otaku audience as well, the rest is worth anyone’s time. But it’ll most affect those who remember the tunes from the days of their youth. Some of them bring a tear to my eye.
This isn’t Video Games Live, but it’s a nice stand-in while we wait for the PBS special. Enjoy!
Let it be known: me and the missus went to London to watch Video Games Live last year and it was brilliant. None of my gaming friends wanted to come. Losers.
One of the most memorable moments was the Guitar Hero competition where the winner had an Aerosmith face off with Tommy. The Guitar Hero competition winner was incredibly cocky and -gulp- good at Guitar Hero. Also the Video Game Pianist came on and did one of his medleys, he even did the famous Mario music blind folded. The Metroid composition had just been added as well which was nice.
Incidentally, I was sat next to a guy who looked just like Link from Zelda. The scary thing was that he wasn’t part of the cosplay…
EDIT: PSYCHONAUTS FOR £1!? I bought a sofa for 99p once and I thought THAT was a bargain…
I’d also like to say in addition to the cosplay madness some of the show can get a little icky even to hardened gamers like myself. At certain points I wondered what the non-gamers felt like as the room erupted into Mario chanting…
Finally got round to watching the video above and that’s a tight medley of old school tunes. I was always amazed at how great the music was for games like Mario and Sonic back in the day because the single tracks were usually no longer than a minute and never drove you mad. Each piece would stay in your head until the next level came along. All short and all brilliant. I’ve a particular soft spot for Turrican I and II’s soundtrack and the music for many of The Bitmap Brothers games.
The music for the video above reminded me of xoc’s stuff. If you haven’t already heard his reimagining of the Super Mario World soundtrack then go and check it out. It really is amazing. P-Block Special is insane.
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