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A Music Concert for Gamers
Photographer: Lulie Taylor
So you like playing video games, huh? So do I. They're challenging, interactive, fun and a social experience to be shared amongst friends. But just imagine if the sound on your television wasn't working. Could you really imagine playing Mario without his catchy theme tune? Just like with a film or television programme, the score is extremely important to creating an atmosphere. We don't always notice it is there, but we certainly notice if it is gone. To some extent, music is even more important in video games, because it gives you a rhythm; turn the sound off and it is much harder to play.
Video Games Live is an annual festival that celebrates the marvellous music of some of our beloved video games. The immersive concert features top orchestras and choirs performing alongside video footage, and dramatic special effects, such as synchronized lighting, live action, interactive segments.
The concerts are a big hit with families, and enjoyed by gamers and non-gamers alike. It features music from video games such as Mario, Sonic, Halo, Kingdom Hearts, Earthworm Jim, Final Fantasy, World of Warcraft, Harry Potter, and many more.
Video Games Live tours around the world. The 2014 tour starts on the 8th May in America, but will make its way to London on the 2nd November. Tickets range from £28.60 (standing) to £139.95 (VIP).
The doors open at 7pm, and before the concert, the are pre-show festivities, including a costume contest, gaming competitions, a meet and greet with the composers, and a videotopia chronological history of video games.