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'Video Games Live' Concert At GDC 2006

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2006 @ 8:51 a.m. PST

The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is proud to present Video Games Live, an immersive concert featuring music from the biggest video games of all time, as its closing night performance.

At the GDC production, the renowned Symphony Silicon Valley and its full chorus will be accompanied by exclusive video footage and music arrangements, lasers, synchronized lighting, solo performers, electronic percussionists, live action and creative interactive segments to build an explosive one-of-a-kind entertainment experience.

The concert will take place at the San Jose Civic Auditorium on Friday, March 24 at 8 p.m. Tickets are now available through Ticketmaster.com.

Video Games Live will be the first time video game music has been performed in San Jose, the "birthplace of video games." Music from some of the top game franchises will be performed, including Mario?, Zelda®, Halo®, Metal Gear Solid®, Warrcraft®, Myst®, Castlevania®, Medal of Honor?, Sonic?, Kingdom Heartsrts, Tron, Final Fantasy®, Advent Rising, Beyond Good & Evil??, God of War? and a special retro Classic Arcade Medley featuringg over 20+ games from Pong® to Donkey Kong® including such classics as Dragon's Lair, Tetris, Frogger, Gauntlet, Space Invaders & Outrun.

“Video Games Live is a milestone in the evolution of games as an art form in world culture,” said GDC director Jamil Moledina. “Featuring VGL at GDC fits in perfectly with our goals of provoking innovation among game creators, and producing ideas that have dramatic reach into the greater entertainment audience.”

"Partnering with the GDC to present Video Games Live is an honor; not only will fans of video games be amazed at what we have in store for them, but presenting this performance in front of the entire industry will also prove to be very special," Tommy Tallarico, co-creator of Video Games Live and a leading game music composer, said. "Video games have become one of the most thrilling and electrifying forms of entertainment in the 21st century. Video Games Live will capture that same excitement level to help create the ultimate celebration of video games for everyone to enjoy."

Video Games Live? is a complete celebration of the video game indusstry which includes pre- and post-show festival activities including a costume contest and meet-and-greet with designers and composers. Tickets for the March 24 event are priced from $20 to $55, and are now available at Ticketmaster.com. You can also order tickets over the phone by calling 408-998-TIXS and 415-421-TIXS.

The GDC will take place March 20-24 at the San Jose Convention Center. To secure early rate pricing, be sure to register by February 15. Learn more at www.gdconf.com.

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