Video Games Live in NYT

By Hans Wuerflein


Video game music got a bit more recognition earlier this week when the Video Games Live concert series was featured on the New York Times‘ arts section.

My favorite part has to be what video game music composer and Video Games Live co-creator Tommy Tallarico had to say:

“I’m 41 years old, and we’re the first generation to grow up with video games and computers and MTV and the Internet,” he said. “And just because we turned 40 we didn’t stop playing video games, and now we’re having children and in the next 20 years we’ll be becoming grandparents, and then we’ll be all through the culture.”

Sure it’s a little nerdy, but did anyone question the big Star Wars concerts going around?  Not really, because everyone who has seen the films knows they have amazing orchestral scores.

Overall I think the writer does a good job describing the show, but it’s obvious that he had no idea what he was walking into and was kind of confused as to why it existed in the first place.

Also, why is it listed under the television tab in the Web site?  Have they really not moved into the year 1998 and acknowledged that video games are a mainstream form of entertainment yet?

(Thanks to James of U-out and O’Colly Forum editing fame for the tip.)


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