Video Games Live in Vancouver 2012

Comments 87 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Video Games Live, the world’s largest and most successful video game concert, is returning to Vancouver this fall. It’s a symphonic orchestral experience, mixing music from some of the greatest video games of all time.

Photo courtesy of Video Games Live

Creator and producer Tommy Tallarico (world-famous video game composer) has put together segments that range from Final Fantasy and Zelda to Pokemon and Warcraft. His music evokes memories from first Nintendo box to tickling your ears with today’s modern sounds — from Earthworm Jim to Mass Effect.

This all-ages show has been described as: “All of the power and emotion of a symphony orchestra, combined the energy and excitement of a rock concert, mixed together with all of the cutting edge visuals, technology and fun that video games provide.”

The Video Games Live tour will start off in Toronto on October 25th and makes its way across the country, stopping at the Orpheum in Vancouver for one night only on November 6, 2012. Tickets are currently on sale starting at about $40.

I have a pair of tickets to give away as well, here’s how you can enter to win your way into this unique experience:

  • Leave a comment naming your favourite video game of all time (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win tickets to @VideoGames_Live from @PMconcerts & @Miss604

Follow Video Games live on Twitter for more information. I will draw one winner at random from all entries next Friday, August 10, 2012 at 10:00am. Update The winner is Sean Hagen!

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87 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. MarkFriday, August 3rd, 2012 — 11:55am PDT

    My son would love this!

  2. BrendaFriday, August 3rd, 2012 — 12:06pm PDT

    Super Mario Brothers!

  3. CliffFriday, August 3rd, 2012 — 12:07pm PDT


  4. StephenFriday, August 3rd, 2012 — 12:19pm PDT

    SquareEnix’s ‘Dragon Warrior 4’ on NES!
    It made me fall in love with the RPG genre, my longest lasting relationship to date. 🙂

  5. BrendaFriday, August 3rd, 2012 — 12:25pm PDT

    The original Super Mario Brothers!

  6. Ray MaddlyFriday, August 3rd, 2012 — 12:26pm PDT

    Like everyone else: Super Mario series.

  7. timFriday, August 3rd, 2012 — 12:35pm PDT

    my fav video game of all time…… ROCK BAND.

  8. AbbyFriday, August 3rd, 2012 — 12:50pm PDT

    I’m not a video game person, but I like watching my fiance play Skyrim.

  9. lindawwwwFriday, August 3rd, 2012 — 1:20pm PDT

    From years ago – Intelivision – Astrosmash. I loved that game!

  10. robFriday, August 3rd, 2012 — 2:00pm PDT

    Starcraft 2!

  11. Michael KwanFriday, August 3rd, 2012 — 2:22pm PDT

    All time? That’s a tough call… I think I’ll have to go with Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting.

  12. Geoff NelsonFriday, August 3rd, 2012 — 2:46pm PDT

    Grand Theft Auto San Andreas

  13. A.J.Friday, August 3rd, 2012 — 2:55pm PDT

    Resident Evil 5

  14. lucFriday, August 3rd, 2012 — 3:00pm PDT

    Fight Night Champion!

  15. IanFriday, August 3rd, 2012 — 3:22pm PDT

    Mass Effect!!

  16. AmouraFriday, August 3rd, 2012 — 3:29pm PDT

    World of Warcraft! =DD

    (I’ve seen online videos of the VGL concerts before; they look lovely!)

  17. LaurenFriday, August 3rd, 2012 — 4:19pm PDT

    Favorite video game is Baldur’s Gate!

  18. NancyFriday, August 3rd, 2012 — 4:26pm PDT

    Mario Kart Racing….it’s the only one I’m any good at!

  19. Ryan BirdFriday, August 3rd, 2012 — 4:38pm PDT

    The Legend of Zelda. I put so many hours into that game.

  20. DanaFriday, August 3rd, 2012 — 4:50pm PDT

    Diablo! clickclickclickclickclickclickclickclickclickclickclickclick

  21. GarrettFriday, August 3rd, 2012 — 5:08pm PDT

    Katamari Damacy is the best.

  22. JennyFriday, August 3rd, 2012 — 5:43pm PDT


  23. RachelFriday, August 3rd, 2012 — 5:47pm PDT

    Super Mario Brothers!

  24. Amber DawnFriday, August 3rd, 2012 — 5:53pm PDT

    My favourite game ever? That’s hard, I’d have to say Final Fantasy VII, for the nostalgia.

  25. Shari I.Friday, August 3rd, 2012 — 5:57pm PDT

    That’s a tough one… in terms of most times played, I’ll go with Tetris n___n

  26. iciteaSaturday, August 4th, 2012 — 2:20am PDT

    The Halo franchise, for sure! 😀

  27. TriciaSaturday, August 4th, 2012 — 7:49am PDT


  28. Jennifer TSaturday, August 4th, 2012 — 8:10am PDT

    I have to pick just one?!

    I guess my all-time favourite is Super Mario 3. I do like my MMOs though (EQ2 and WoW)

  29. Michelle WSaturday, August 4th, 2012 — 8:55am PDT

    I can’t just pick one.. because all Super Mario games are awesome!!

  30. Anibal IbarraSaturday, August 4th, 2012 — 8:59am PDT

    I like the original Donkey Kong.

  31. RebeccaSaturday, August 4th, 2012 — 10:01am PDT

    Katamari Damacy – so cool and crazy!

  32. bevSaturday, August 4th, 2012 — 12:36pm PDT

    Legend of zelda

  33. LeeSaturday, August 4th, 2012 — 3:53pm PDT

    Fallout 2

  34. MarySunday, August 5th, 2012 — 3:28am PDT

    Sonic the Hedgehog

  35. JeffSunday, August 5th, 2012 — 9:10am PDT

    Favorite game of all time? probably Stunts, an old DOS-based racing game! That sucked up my childhood years…

  36. LindaSunday, August 5th, 2012 — 11:05pm PDT

    Super Mario Brothers

  37. Carole MMonday, August 6th, 2012 — 8:11am PDT

    Although we have some really neat games, I think I’ve enjoyed the Final Fantasy series the most. We had a lot of fun with Gauntlet Legends, and the old Mario Tennis.

  38. GaryMonday, August 6th, 2012 — 8:41am PDT

    I used to spend hours with my best friend playing “Contra” on the original Nintendo

  39. LindaMonday, August 6th, 2012 — 10:06am PDT

    The Final Fantasy series.

  40. GigiMonday, August 6th, 2012 — 10:47am PDT

    Super Mario Bros!!

  41. SamMonday, August 6th, 2012 — 11:09am PDT

    Mass Effect Series

  42. TracyMonday, August 6th, 2012 — 2:13pm PDT


  43. CFMonday, August 6th, 2012 — 3:03pm PDT


  44. Rnady WalbergMonday, August 6th, 2012 — 7:07pm PDT

    Favourite of all time is Morrowind

  45. SundoroTuesday, August 7th, 2012 — 12:53am PDT

    The Legend of Zelda!

  46. VinceTuesday, August 7th, 2012 — 9:04am PDT

    Mario Cart!

  47. JuliaTuesday, August 7th, 2012 — 9:07am PDT

    Legend of Zelda!

  48. AnnaTuesday, August 7th, 2012 — 9:12am PDT

    Mario games – love them all!

  49. RoTuesday, August 7th, 2012 — 9:21am PDT

    Mario Kart!

  50. DeidreTuesday, August 7th, 2012 — 9:24am PDT

    The Legend of Zelda

  51. StotesTuesday, August 7th, 2012 — 9:26am PDT

    So You Want To Be A Hero

  52. HardevTuesday, August 7th, 2012 — 9:51am PDT

    I kick it old school, my favourite game of all time is and always will be Super Mario Brothers 3!

  53. SusanTuesday, August 7th, 2012 — 10:32am PDT


  54. Andi MortensonTuesday, August 7th, 2012 — 10:51am PDT

    Super Mario 3!

  55. TeresaTuesday, August 7th, 2012 — 12:07pm PDT

    Super Mario Brothers… hours of fun!

  56. ChelleTuesday, August 7th, 2012 — 12:13pm PDT

    No one else will probably remember these, and they were PC games, but Sam & Max Hit the Road tying with Day of the Tentacle.

  57. Bonnie MTuesday, August 7th, 2012 — 1:24pm PDT

    Super Mario Brothers. A classic.

  58. Steve Zussino – Grocery AlertsTuesday, August 7th, 2012 — 2:27pm PDT


  59. Greg GurdTuesday, August 7th, 2012 — 2:48pm PDT


  60. JulieTuesday, August 7th, 2012 — 4:39pm PDT

    Final Fantasy

  61. IlonaTuesday, August 7th, 2012 — 7:59pm PDT

    Mass Effect!

  62. AlWednesday, August 8th, 2012 — 7:08am PDT

    Sounds Great. Pac Man!!!

  63. Matthew MWednesday, August 8th, 2012 — 10:08am PDT

    Shank 2.

  64. JonathanWednesday, August 8th, 2012 — 11:01am PDT

    My favourite video game of all time? Star Control II

  65. tazimWednesday, August 8th, 2012 — 11:45am PDT

    Hard choice to make – Final Fantasy. . .though I can’t narrow down which one specifically!

  66. Sean HagenWednesday, August 8th, 2012 — 1:35pm PDT

    I’d have to go with Advent Rising. A great game with an amazing soundtrack ( it was in one of the first Video Game Live concerts — which I was lucky enough to go to! ).

  67. BrittanyWednesday, August 8th, 2012 — 2:12pm PDT

    Super Mario & Dance Central & Dead or Alive 4 😉

  68. KWednesday, August 8th, 2012 — 9:19pm PDT

    Hard to pick! Metal Gear Solid 3!

  69. YayWednesday, August 8th, 2012 — 9:29pm PDT

    final fantasy xii is awesome! i love it!

  70. RicoWednesday, August 8th, 2012 — 10:58pm PDT

    First game I ever played on the original NES was Zelda 2 the adventure of Link.

  71. JackThursday, August 9th, 2012 — 1:42am PDT

    My favourite videogame of all time is and will always be Final Fantasy 9. It really touched my heart.

  72. sher boudreauThursday, August 9th, 2012 — 4:31pm PDT

    Dragon’s Lair by far is still my all time favorite video game!

  73. Aaron B.Thursday, August 9th, 2012 — 4:32pm PDT

    BioShock, hands down.

  74. waterboy99troopThursday, August 9th, 2012 — 4:34pm PDT

    Final Fantasy IV. I’m probably the only person who would pick that.

  75. MardaThursday, August 9th, 2012 — 4:36pm PDT

    Best music is from Zelda. However, Mario Bros. wins for the nostalgia factor.

  76. VonThursday, August 9th, 2012 — 4:37pm PDT

    Mario Kart

  77. Jon WarneThursday, August 9th, 2012 — 4:41pm PDT

    Resident Evil!

  78. KarThursday, August 9th, 2012 — 4:46pm PDT

    The original Mario Bros. game.

  79. JamesThursday, August 9th, 2012 — 5:03pm PDT

    Super Mario Bros. 3, of course.

  80. DeniseThursday, August 9th, 2012 — 10:59pm PDT

    Pac Man

  81. MiguelThursday, August 9th, 2012 — 11:08pm PDT

    Any Mario Bros. games

  82. ChristinaFriday, August 10th, 2012 — 12:07am PDT

    Legend of Zelda!!!

  83. DeeFriday, August 10th, 2012 — 9:24am PDT

    My favourite of all time is Legend of Zelda!

  84. Michelle W.Friday, August 10th, 2012 — 1:25pm PDT

    Dr. Mario!

  85. Ginger Leah GervaisFriday, August 10th, 2012 — 1:30pm PDT

    mario 🙂

  86. WingkaMonday, August 13th, 2012 — 1:36pm PDT

    Bubble Bobble!

  87. courtney zeilstraTuesday, October 23rd, 2012 — 10:31pm PDT

    Super Mario or Zelda for sure. Oh my god this looks awesome

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