Video Games Live in Vancouver

Comments 102 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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)
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  • 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).

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    1. HumphreyThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 9:13am PDT

      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. ShawnThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 9:14am PDT

      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.Thursday, April 7th, 2011 — 9:16am PDT

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

    4. EmmaThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 9:18am PDT

      Duck Hunt. The memories…

    5. SueThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 9:20am PDT

      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. TaigiThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 9:22am PDT

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

    7. RachelThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 9:23am PDT

      Super Mario Brothers

    8. LindsayThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 9:23am PDT

      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 🙂

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

    9. MichelleThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 9:27am PDT

      Kirby’s Dreamland – nothing beats being pink and insatiable

    10. Daniel SnyderThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 9:29am PDT

      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. pThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 9:37am PDT

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

    12. ZoeThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 9:51am PDT


    13. StvThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 9:54am PDT

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

    14. Jon JenningsThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 10:03am PDT

      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.

    15. John MahThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 10:18am PDT

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

    16. AmyThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 10:24am PDT

      Definitely Final Fantasy 7!

    17. ChristineThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 10:32am PDT

      Call of Duty!

    18. ChrisThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 10:58am PDT

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

    19. Justin FThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 11:01am PDT

      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.

    20. stephenThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 11:03am PDT

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

    21. AlakittenThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 11:06am PDT

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

    22. Dan UdeyThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 11:12am PDT

      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.

    23. PhyThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 11:39am PDT

      Streets of Rage, any of them!

    24. Eric BentleyThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 11:46am PDT

      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.

    25. MarthaThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 12:06pm PDT

      Super Mario Bros!

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

    26. JaseThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 12:20pm PDT

      Super Mario Kart!!

    27. JeremyThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 12:54pm PDT

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

    28. CeciThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 1:00pm PDT

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

    29. TrevorThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 1:05pm PDT

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

    30. TrevorThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 1:11pm PDT

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

    31. Tooth FairyThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 1:37pm PDT

      A fave is still Super Mario Brothers ☺

    32. JeffThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 3:14pm PDT

      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.

    33. JaypeeThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 3:55pm PDT

      the Final Fantasy Series! Specifically FF8.

    34. HayleyThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 4:06pm PDT

      My favourite video game is Dragon Age: Origins

    35. LindaThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 4:54pm PDT


    36. GabiThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 6:12pm PDT

      That’s awesome!

    37. matthew mThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 7:49pm PDT

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

    38. BradleyThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 8:17pm PDT

      BAD DUDES!

    39. StephanieThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 8:19pm PDT

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

    40. Dave RoyThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 9:12pm PDT

      Red Dead Redemption is my favourite game.

    41. MeganThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 9:15pm PDT

      My favourite video game is Super Mario Bros! Guitar Hero being a close second 🙂

    42. MikeThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 9:19pm PDT

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

    43. ErinThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 9:21pm PDT

      Super Mario Brothers Three

    44. samuelThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 9:25pm PDT

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

    45. rubaiThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 9:25pm PDT

      My favourite video game is Super Mario Brothers!

    46. JacobThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 9:45pm PDT

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

    47. KellyThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 9:56pm PDT

      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.

    48. MariaThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 10:23pm PDT

      Super Mario Brothers, I love it!

    49. GarrettThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 10:23pm PDT

      Hands down, favourite game is Metroid.

    50. LaurenThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 10:37pm PDT

      I love Katamari.

    51. JanetThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 10:39pm PDT

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

    52. JoyceThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 11:12pm PDT

      Simple old Streetfighter button-mashing baby!

    53. Camila NepomucenoThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 11:16pm PDT

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

    54. Stephanie IpThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 11:28pm PDT

      Tetris is a classic. Always!

    55. BrendaFriday, April 8th, 2011 — 12:22am PDT

      Mario Cart!

    56. AmiFriday, April 8th, 2011 — 12:28am PDT

      OH! Kingdom Hearts!

    57. RebeccaFriday, April 8th, 2011 — 12:49am PDT

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

    58. CristinaFriday, April 8th, 2011 — 6:03am PDT

      Anything of the Super Mario Bros games!

    59. Emily HFriday, April 8th, 2011 — 7:16am PDT

      I was a big Donkey Kong fan…

    60. Kyong SukFriday, April 8th, 2011 — 7:21am PDT

      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.

    61. JuliaFriday, April 8th, 2011 — 11:02am PDT

      Frogger :o)

    62. vincentFriday, April 8th, 2011 — 12:05pm PDT

      i favourite’s gotta be basara warriors. haha

    63. AmandaFriday, April 8th, 2011 — 2:24pm PDT

      My favourite game is Banjo and Kazooie!

    64. HiiroFriday, April 8th, 2011 — 2:30pm PDT

      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.

    65. BrendaFriday, April 8th, 2011 — 2:41pm PDT

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

    66. DeirdreFriday, April 8th, 2011 — 3:16pm PDT

      Legend of Zelda.

    67. Jessica SaraiFriday, April 8th, 2011 — 4:33pm PDT

      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

    68. AgaselFriday, April 8th, 2011 — 5:50pm PDT

      Super Mario Kart. BEST party game ever!

    69. FilaFriday, April 8th, 2011 — 6:13pm PDT

      Counter Strike

    70. CharleneFriday, April 8th, 2011 — 11:02pm PDT

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

    71. LyndsiFriday, April 8th, 2011 — 11:34pm PDT

      Fave video game has to be Fallout: New Vegas 🙂

    72. A.J.Saturday, April 9th, 2011 — 3:07am PDT

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

    73. pingSaturday, April 9th, 2011 — 8:07am PDT

      space invaders

    74. Michelle WilliamsonSaturday, April 9th, 2011 — 8:36am PDT

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

    75. TeresaSaturday, April 9th, 2011 — 11:10am PDT

      Mario Brothers

    76. DarleneSaturday, April 9th, 2011 — 11:39am PDT

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

    77. JenSaturday, April 9th, 2011 — 2:31pm PDT

      Super Mario Brothers!

    78. TracySaturday, April 9th, 2011 — 5:07pm PDT

      Super Mario Brothers!

    79. Nikki DohertySaturday, April 9th, 2011 — 8:17pm PDT

      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 🙂

    80. StephanieSunday, April 10th, 2011 — 11:22am PDT

      hey love love to win!!!!! thanks

    81. IsabellaSunday, April 10th, 2011 — 11:29am PDT

      mario bro. thanks!!!!!

    82. IsabellaSunday, April 10th, 2011 — 11:29am PDT

      mario bro. thanks!!!!!

    83. auSunday, April 10th, 2011 — 9:54pm PDT

      i still love Pangya!!♥

    84. RickSunday, April 10th, 2011 — 9:59pm PDT


    85. StephenSunday, April 10th, 2011 — 10:50pm PDT

      Would be great for my friend’s birthday!

    86. Jessica CoccimiglioMonday, April 11th, 2011 — 12:21am PDT

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

    87. JarrydMonday, April 11th, 2011 — 9:05am PDT

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

    88. NatMonday, April 11th, 2011 — 10:44am PDT

      Crazy taxi!

    89. TrudyMonday, April 11th, 2011 — 10:47am PDT

      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 🙂

    90. LauraMonday, April 11th, 2011 — 10:48am PDT

      Tetris – the classics are the best.

    91. Twisted MajicMonday, April 11th, 2011 — 10:49am PDT

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

    92. LindaMonday, April 11th, 2011 — 10:49am PDT

      super mario 3 all the way!!!

    93. DominicMonday, April 11th, 2011 — 10:55am PDT

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

    94. JannaMonday, April 11th, 2011 — 11:03am PDT

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

    95. VivianMonday, April 11th, 2011 — 11:36am PDT

      Would be a fantastic night out with video game enthusiasts!

    96. mjgalvaniMonday, April 11th, 2011 — 11:56am PDT

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

    97. JodiMonday, April 11th, 2011 — 11:57am PDT

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

    98. AndrewMonday, April 11th, 2011 — 2:18pm PDT

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

    99. HelaineMonday, April 11th, 2011 — 6:04pm PDT

      My favourite video game is Castlevania!

    100. AkemiMonday, April 11th, 2011 — 6:37pm PDT


    101. ScottTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 1:01am PDT

      This sounds amazing! Favorite game is Mario Kart SNES

    102. derrickyoungFriday, September 30th, 2011 — 5:11pm PDT

      Mario Kart was one of the greatest!

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