Video Games Live E3 Line-Up Revealed

May 30, 2011 -

Video Games Live will hold its 200th show during E3 in Los Angeles in early June. To celebrate this milestone organizers saying they are "pulling out all the stops" with some special performances from some of history's most popular games.

Video Games Live will feature the debut of "Invincible" from Warcraft: Cataclysm with Blizzard composer and audio director Russell Brower conducting; the world premiere of the music from Resident Evil 5 conducted and orchestrated by composer Wataru Hokoyama; music from Civilization IV conducted live for the first time by composer Christopher Tin and featuring PBS Special vocalist Kendrew Heriveaux; music from Red Dead Redemption featuring composer Bill Elm on guitar; music from Street Fighter II featuring Video Games Live creator and composer Tommy Tallarico on guitar; the music of Castlevania featuring original Castlevania composer Kinuyo Yamishita on organ; the music of Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross with composer Yasunori Mitsuda in attendance, on stage and taking part in the post show meet & greet; a Heroes of Might & Magic segment with composer Rob King including music from the yet-to-be-released Might & Magic Heroes VI; music from Halo: Reach by composers Marty O’Donnell and Mike Salvatori; music from film composer John Debney (The Passion of the Christ, Sin City, Iron Man 2, Spider-Man 2 & 3) conducting his music from Sony Computer Entertainments’ Lair; music from Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater featuring vocalist Laura “Flute Link” Intravia; Music from End of Nations featuring industry veteran composer Frank Klepecki (Command & Conquer) on guitar; and the music from the Tetris Opera featuring international vocal soloists.

Other Video Games Live highlights include a new Guitar Hero competition featuring the Foo Fighters Grammy Award winning song "The Pretender"; "Video Game Pianist" Martin Leung performing brand new solo piano arrangements from Final Fantasy, Zelda, and Mario; video game rock band The Megas performing their popular hits from Mega Man 2 & 3; and a performance of Jonathan Coultons' "Still Alive" from Portal.

For more information on Video Games Live, check out www.videogameslive.com. The 200th show takes place Wednesday, June 8th during E3 (right across the street) at the 7,000 seat Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live. Video Games Live is open to the general public and tickets start for under $25. Tickets can be purchased online at Ticket Master.

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E. Zachary KnightWonder, I know you can revise content and resubmit it, but I can't findany information about a formal appeals process.05/28/2015 - 7:27pm
Wonderkarpever wonder if there's an appeals process for AO?05/28/2015 - 6:55pm
Matthew WilsonDanny and Andy play the first couple of levels of the upcoming Hatred http://www.gamespot.com/videos/hatred-gamespot-plays/2300-6425016/ imho it does not look like it should be AO.05/28/2015 - 5:57pm
Andrew EisenHey, remember Kung Fury? That short film that was funded via Kickstarter a few years ago? You can watch it now. I suggest you do. It's fun! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS5P_LAqiVg05/28/2015 - 5:14pm
Goth_SkunkOriginally, yes. Some content was cut out in order to reduce its ratign from AO down to M, but PC users could work around that an unlock the full content by means of a patch. Which is what I did. :D05/28/2015 - 3:56pm
Andrew EisenKarp - Yes, for strong sexual content. Although the recent remaster contains all that content and was rated M.05/28/2015 - 3:54pm
Andrew EisenDepends on if you consider Hatred misrated. I haven't played the game or seen the ESRB's rating summary so I'm undecided.05/28/2015 - 3:53pm
WonderkarpDidnt Fahrenheit have an AO?05/28/2015 - 3:52pm
Matthew Wilson@AE that is why I said it seems more moral panic to me.05/28/2015 - 3:51pm
Andrew EisenMatthew - From what I've seen (just the trailers) the game is nowhere near as gory as many, many other games. But again, I'm guessing the AO rating comes from theme and tone rather than outright gore.05/28/2015 - 3:50pm
Andrew EisenKarp - It didn't show penetration or nudity.05/28/2015 - 3:50pm
WonderkarpI'd say Mortal Kombat X has more Gore and Violence than Hatred.05/28/2015 - 3:50pm
Matthew Wilsonwhat I mean by worse in this case its not more gory/violent than others.05/28/2015 - 3:48pm
WonderkarpI forget....did Hot Coffee actually show Penetration?05/28/2015 - 3:48pm
Andrew EisenKarp - The Skyrim mods are external mods. The Hot Coffee mod unlocked content on the disc. Big difference. Still, the content that was unlocked was still perfectly in line with an M rating in my opinion.05/28/2015 - 3:47pm
Andrew EisenThemes are factored into ratings, not just mechanics. Still waiting for ESRB's rating summary. Very curious to see what it has to say.05/28/2015 - 3:46pm
Matthew WilsonHatred is a top down shooter though, and isnt any worse than other top down shooters?05/28/2015 - 3:45pm
Wonderkarpyeah, San Andreases rerating was ridiculous. Why not rerate Skyrim with all its crazy sex mods out there? But yeah, ESRB is good as policing itself. 05/28/2015 - 3:45pm
Andrew EisenManhunt 2 and Hatred though? Eh, there's an argument to be made for the higher rating.05/28/2015 - 3:43pm
Andrew EisenRerating San Andreas was a mistake though. That seemed to be the result of kowtowing to public pressure.05/28/2015 - 3:42pm
 

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