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Video Games Live in Vancouver

Thursday, April 7th, 2011 — 9:10am PDT
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Video Games Live is coming to Vancouver for two performances next week presenting music from popular video games with choir performers, orchestras, exclusive video footage, and live action.

The world’s biggest video game concert (that set a Guinness World Record in 2008 for most video game performances in a single year) will be at the Centre for Performing Arts April 13th and 14th. This is the first stop on their Canadian tour and tickets are still available.

If you would like to attend, I have 3 pairs of tickets to give away to each of Wednesday and Thursday’s shows. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post listing your favourite video game (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
  • I entered to win 1 of 6 pairs of tickets to @VideoGames_Live from @Miss604

    I will draw all 6 winners (3 for each date) at 12:00pm Monday, April 11th, 2011.

    Update The winners are @bradpittlike, Stephen, Jon Jennings, Megan, Chris, Jessica Sarai (April 13th), and @brittriddell, @stv, Lyndsi (April 14th).

    Current contests on


    1. Humphrey says:

      I’ve been wanting to go for years!

      Some of my favourite video-games are: Final Fantasy Series (VI, X, XI, VII particular), Chrono Trigger, Uncharted, Sims and more…

    2. Shawn says:

      I’d love to tell you my favourite video game but it’s damn near impossible! I’ve got all 3 major consoles (Wii, 360, PS#) and I’ve owned all their predecessors. I have well over 100 games in my library and have what could be called a sickening compulsion to own more… haha. I guess if I attempted to name a favourite it would have to be Mass Effect 2 just because of the engrossing story line and the advancements from the previous version which was a masterpiece in it’s own right.

    3. Cameron W. says:

      Has to be Legend of Zelda. I loved every incarnation of that game.

    4. Emma says:

      Duck Hunt. The memories…

    5. Sue says:

      My girl is a gamer ( 25yrs old) she has everything & then some! She would love this & we could spend some more time 2gether,bonus!

    6. Taigi says:

      Uhh… Fav. Video game? Hmmm…Recently it would be Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

    7. Rachel says:

      Super Mario Brothers

    8. Lindsay says:

      Favourite video game? It’s a tough one, but I have to go with the classic Final Fantasy VII. The storyline is phenomenal, and the music is utterly fantastic – I still listen to it from time to time! This game has definitely inspired me in my art more than once πŸ™‚

      To be able to go to Video Games Live… man oh man, that’d make my life!

    9. Michelle says:

      Kirby’s Dreamland – nothing beats being pink and insatiable

    10. Nothing will ever beat Super Mario Bros. 3 for the original nintendo. How many MONTHS did I spend on that? 20+ years later and I still have the music to world 6 stuck in my head.

    11. marisa. p says:

      Zelda!!! Ocarina of Time….Legends of Zelda!!

    12. Stv says:

      I think this shows my age, but I think Zork might be my favourite. Of more recent games, Civilization – any one in the series.

    13. Jon Jennings says:

      Favourite… hmmm… probably System Shock 2. That game showed that you could have a genuine plot in a video game – with twists, turns and suspense. Plus all the extreme levels of personalization available, the careful planning required to conserve resources… and of course blasting the hell out of countless enemies.

    14. John Mah says:

      Tough choice..but would have to be final fantasy 7

    15. Amy says:

      Definitely Final Fantasy 7!

    16. Christine says:

      Call of Duty!

    17. Chris says:

      Definitely Final Fantasy 4. I try to play it through every few years, and know all the music and plot lines by heart.

    18. Justin F says:

      Every time someone asks this question it always stumps me as there are so many to choose from across all genres and consoles. But if I had to choose one specific one it would probably have to be The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

    19. stephen says:

      The Final Fantasy series and Star Ocean are one of my favorites.

    20. Alakitten says:

      um….Bonk’s Adventure. Turbo Grafix 16 !!!!

    21. Dan Udey says:

      If I had to pick a favorite, I’d probably have to say the Zelda series. I remember spending long nights playing Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Hmm, maybe I’ll go play some later today.

    22. Phy says:

      Streets of Rage, any of them!

    23. Eric Bentley says:

      If we’re talking about the music in the game, it can’t get any better than Mirror’s Edge. The music was just so fantastic, I haven’t met anybody that didn’t like it. Can’t wait for the sequel.

      But if we’re talking about favorite game of all time, then that’s a tough one. I’d probably have to say either Team Fortress 2, Sonic Adventure 2, or Borderlands. I say this reluctantly however; it’s really hard to pick one (or even a few) game in particular. They’re all so good in their own ways.

    24. Martha says:

      Super Mario Bros!

      PS. if i win, i can only go on the 14th! i have to exams on the 13th =( thank you Rebecca!

    25. Jase says:

      Super Mario Kart!!

    26. Jeremy says:

      I’m going to have to say Super Mario Brothers 3. I spent hours playing that growing up.

    27. Ceci says:

      I have so many favorites Chrono Trigger, Kingdom Hearts, Dragon Quest, Legend of Zelda, Professor Layton series. . .!!

    28. Trevor says:

      Can’t decide between Mario Kart, Gran Turismo, or Goldeneye 64

    29. Trevor says:

      I can’t decide between Mario Kart, Gran Turismo, or Goldeneye 64

    30. Tooth Fairy says:

      A fave is still Super Mario Brothers Ò˜º

    31. Jeff says:

      I am a very longtime video game fan. currently my favourite video game is Dragon Age II as I’m playing through it and another favourite is the Mass Effect series as they both have incredible story lines. Bioware is often credited with the best storylines in gaming and, as these are both made by them, they follow their tradition. This, of course, is played on PC however I also have a Wii and an Xbox 360 with about 100 games between the both of them.

    32. Jaypee says:

      the Final Fantasy Series! Specifically FF8.

    33. Hayley says:

      My favourite video game is Dragon Age: Origins

    34. Linda says:


    35. Gabi says:

      That’s awesome!

    36. matthew m says:

      Latest would be Swarm from local’s Hothead Games. It helps I did a bunch of the sounds in the game.

    37. Bradley says:

      BAD DUDES!

    38. Stephanie says:

      All time faves come from the old sierra – kings quest, police quest, etc.

    39. Dave Roy says:

      Red Dead Redemption is my favourite game.

    40. Megan says:

      My favourite video game is Super Mario Bros! Guitar Hero being a close second πŸ™‚

    41. Mike says:

      Im a big fan of Metal Gear Solid 4 and the entire series in general

    42. Erin says:

      Super Mario Brothers Three

    43. samuel says:

      definitely final fantasy, never really played the games, but as a pianist i LOVE the music!

    44. rubai says:

      My favourite video game is Super Mario Brothers!

    45. Jacob says:

      Just downloaded Final Fantasy 7 on to the PS3 and remembering how amazing that game was the first time around!

    46. Kelly says:

      I don’t have a favourite game, but my favourite series is anything from Shin Megami Tensei. Been gaming since I was 9, so I also have a soft spot for Sonic the Hedgehog and Final Fantasy VI.

    47. Maria says:

      Super Mario Brothers, I love it!

    48. Garrett says:

      Hands down, favourite game is Metroid.

    49. Lauren says:

      I love Katamari.

    50. Janet says:

      My favourite is Street Fighter II on the Super Nintendo…so old school!

    51. Joyce says:

      Simple old Streetfighter button-mashing baby!

    52. Camila Nepomuceno says:

      My favourite is Halo Reach (Xbox 360)! It’s awesome!

    53. Stephanie Ip says:

      Tetris is a classic. Always!

    54. Brenda says:

      Mario Cart!

    55. Ami says:

      OH! Kingdom Hearts!

    56. Rebecca says:

      I am a Katamari Damacy addict -must roll up the world!

    57. Cristina says:

      Anything of the Super Mario Bros games!

    58. Emily H says:

      I was a big Donkey Kong fan…

    59. Kyong Suk says:

      I loved the classics like Ms. PacMan, Donkey Kong, Tetris and Mario Brothers (yes I am that old), but I have to say Wii Super Mario Galaxy is beautiful to look at, beautiful to listen to, and retains the simple classic elements that I love.

    60. Julia says:

      Frogger :o)

    61. vincent says:

      i favourite’s gotta be basara warriors. haha

    62. Amanda says:

      My favourite game is Banjo and Kazooie!

    63. Hiiro says:

      Ive been regretting not going a few years back and want to make sure I can go this time. I’ve been a gamer since birth.

    64. Brenda says:

      Classic Mario Brothers! And of course good ol’ Bubble Bobble.

    65. Deirdre says:

      Legend of Zelda.

    66. This would be an awesome date night for me and my boyfriend! My favourite games are old school Mario and Zelda games, while my boyfriend loves Goldeneye

    67. Agasel says:

      Super Mario Kart. BEST party game ever!

    68. Fila says:

      Counter Strike

    69. Charlene says:

      I loved Dr. Mario. Now I want to play it again!!!

    70. Lyndsi says:

      Fave video game has to be Fallout: New Vegas πŸ™‚

    71. A.J. says:

      Best multiplayer game? Mariokart or Contra for SNES! Loving Final Fantasy 7 too!

    72. ping says:

      space invaders

    73. Michelle Williamson says:

      It will forever and always be….. Dr. Mario!

    74. Teresa says:

      Mario Brothers

    75. Darlene says:

      I have loved Zelda since I was 8, and I still play them on all my Nintendo consoles!

    76. Jen says:

      Super Mario Brothers!

    77. Tracy says:

      Super Mario Brothers!

    78. Nikki Doherty says:

      So many games to choose from. My current obsession is the Assassin’s Creed series, but I have to go old school and admit that I met my husband on a Neverwinter Nights server 5 years ago πŸ™‚

    79. Stephanie says:

      hey love love to win!!!!! thanks

    80. Isabella says:

      mario bro. thanks!!!!!

    81. Isabella says:

      mario bro. thanks!!!!!

    82. au says:

      i still love Pangya!!Γ’β„’Β₯

    83. Rick says:


    84. Stephen says:

      Would be great for my friend’s birthday!

    85. Jessica Coccimiglio says:

      Paper Mario, for it’s great plot, writing, unique gameplay, and cute graphics.

    86. Jarryd says:

      The original Monkey Island by Lucasarts! Look behind you, a three-headed monkey!

    87. Nat says:

      Crazy taxi!

    88. Trudy says:

      My friends have always told me how amazing this show is and I’ve never had time to see it. Hopefully i’ll get to go this time! My fave video game is Final Fantasy 10 πŸ™‚

    89. Laura says:

      Tetris – the classics are the best.

    90. Twisted Majic says:

      My favorite game right now is SWARM and it was made here in vancouver!

    91. Linda says:

      super mario 3 all the way!!!

    92. Dominic says:

      I’m partial to Gears of War and Left 4 Dead, and any game with Samus. I really love Bioshock!

    93. Janna says:

      My favourite game of all time is definitely still the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time! Just doesn’t get any better than that!

    94. Vivian says:

      Would be a fantastic night out with video game enthusiasts!

    95. mjgalvani says:

      Cutting it close with only 4 minutes left in the contest! My fave game..? Portal for sure! πŸ™‚

    96. Jodi says:

      Hmm so many to choose from..i’m going with one of the most popular rpg call of duty (mostly for it’s addictiveness)

    97. Andrew says:

      There aren’t enough good things that I can say about “Metroid Prime”, so I won’t but there’s your answer.

    98. Helaine says:

      My favourite video game is Castlevania!

    99. Akemi says:


    100. Scott says:

      This sounds amazing! Favorite game is Mario Kart SNES

    101. derrickyoung says:

      Mario Kart was one of the greatest!

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