Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Video Game Tunes Induce Tears

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Hearing a full concerto play the theme from Tetris really brings a tear to a person’s eye.

Video Games Live is a massive live concert being performed in more than 60 cities around the world where music from classic video games is played by a symphonic orchestra.

Co-creator Tommy Tallarico, who’s composed the music for games like Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, wants to prove how “culturally significant and artistic” video game music is.

He doesn’t have to convince anyone too hard, since hearing an orchestra play the tunes from people’s favorite games can be quite emotional.

Tallarico explains, “When a new song starts, the crowd goes nuts. They recognize it immediately. People cry during Zelda and are bawling over Mario. They say it reminds them of being a little kid and playing with their dad who is now dead. It’s special to a lot of people.”

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