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Video Games Live in Vancouver 2012

Friday, August 3rd, 2012 — 11:47am PDT
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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!

Current contests on


  1. Mark says:

    My son would love this!

  2. Brenda says:

    Super Mario Brothers!

  3. Stephen says:

    SquareEnix’s ‘Dragon Warrior 4’ on NES!
    It made me fall in love with the RPG genre, my longest lasting relationship to date. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Brenda says:

    The original Super Mario Brothers!

  5. Ray Maddly says:

    Like everyone else: Super Mario series.

  6. tim says:

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

  7. Abby says:

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

  8. lindawwww says:

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

  9. rob says:

    Starcraft 2!

  10. Michael Kwan says:

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

  11. Geoff Nelson says:

    Grand Theft Auto San Andreas

  12. A.J. says:

    Resident Evil 5

  13. luc says:

    Fight Night Champion!

  14. Ian says:

    Mass Effect!!

  15. Amoura says:

    World of Warcraft! =DD

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

  16. Lauren says:

    Favorite video game is Baldur’s Gate!

  17. Nancy says:

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

  18. Ryan Bird says:

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

  19. Dana says:

    Diablo! clickclickclickclickclickclickclickclickclickclickclickclick

  20. Garrett says:

    Katamari Damacy is the best.

  21. Rachel says:

    Super Mario Brothers!

  22. Amber Dawn says:

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

  23. Shari I. says:

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

  24. icitea says:

    The Halo franchise, for sure! ๐Ÿ˜€

  25. Tricia says:


  26. Jennifer T says:

    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)

  27. Michelle W says:

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

  28. I like the original Donkey Kong.

  29. Rebecca says:

    Katamari Damacy – so cool and crazy!

  30. bev says:

    Legend of zelda

  31. Mary says:

    Sonic the Hedgehog

  32. Jeff says:

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

  33. Linda says:

    Super Mario Brothers

  34. Carole M says:

    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.

  35. Gary says:

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

  36. Linda says:

    The Final Fantasy series.

  37. Gigi says:

    Super Mario Bros!!

  38. Sam says:

    Mass Effect Series

  39. Tracy says:


  40. Rnady Walberg says:

    Favourite of all time is Morrowind

  41. Sundoro says:

    The Legend of Zelda!

  42. Vince says:

    Mario Cart!

  43. Julia says:

    Legend of Zelda!

  44. Anna says:

    Mario games – love them all!

  45. Ro says:

    Mario Kart!

  46. Deidre says:

    The Legend of Zelda

  47. Stotes says:

    So You Want To Be A Hero

  48. Hardev says:

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

  49. Susan says:


  50. Teresa says:

    Super Mario Brothers… hours of fun!

  51. Chelle says:

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

  52. Bonnie M says:

    Super Mario Brothers. A classic.

  53. Greg Gurd says:


  54. Julie says:

    Final Fantasy

  55. Ilona says:

    Mass Effect!

  56. Al says:

    Sounds Great. Pac Man!!!

  57. Matthew M says:

    Shank 2.

  58. Jonathan says:

    My favourite video game of all time? Star Control II

  59. tazim says:

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

  60. Sean Hagen says:

    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! ).

  61. Brittany says:

    Super Mario & Dance Central & Dead or Alive 4 ๐Ÿ˜‰

  62. K says:

    Hard to pick! Metal Gear Solid 3!

  63. Yay says:

    final fantasy xii is awesome! i love it!

  64. Rico says:

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

  65. Jack says:

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

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

  67. Aaron B. says:

    BioShock, hands down.

  68. waterboy99troop says:

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

  69. Marda says:

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

  70. Von says:

    Mario Kart

  71. Jon Warne says:

    Resident Evil!

  72. Kar says:

    The original Mario Bros. game.

  73. James says:

    Super Mario Bros. 3, of course.

  74. Miguel says:

    Any Mario Bros. games

  75. Christina says:

    Legend of Zelda!!!

  76. Dee says:

    My favourite of all time is Legend of Zelda!

  77. Michelle W. says:

    Dr. Mario!

  78. Ginger Leah Gervais says:

    mario ๐Ÿ™‚

  79. Wingka says:

    Bubble Bobble!

  80. courtney zeilstra says:

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

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