When future generations excavate the buried ruins of these primitive times, they will undoubtably draw many amusing conclusions about what lilfe was really like in our society – the gods we worshipped, the food we ate, the games we played, and the music we listened to.
What will they make of the theme song for The Legend of Zelda or Sonic the Hedgehog? I’d like to think that those enlightened future beings will find the simple melodies familiar simply because they’ve lasted that long. In the past four years, video games have become so mainstream even your girlfriend plays them (well, mine does), and I challenge you to find one person who doesn’t know the first seven notes of the Super Mario Bros. music.
Video Games Live is proof of just how far gamer culture has come. From their press release:
Video Games Live is an immersive concert event featuring music from the most popular video games of all time. Top orchestras & choirs perform along with exclusive video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, solo performers, electronic percussionists, live action and unique interactive segments to create an explosive entertainment experience!
Tunes from Metroid, Pac-Man, TRON, Final Fantasy, Halo, and Monkey Island, will be performed, plus there’s gonna be a sweet Classic Arcade Medley “featuring over twenty games from Pong to Donkey Kong, including such classics as Dragon’s Lair, Tetris, Frogger, Ghosts ‘n Goblins, Gauntlet, Space Invaders, Outrun and more.”
Guys, if you’ve been wanting to ask out that girl you keep seeing at the coffee shop or at work, now’s the time.
Ladies, this is your chance to show your man you’ve got class but aren’t afraid to admit that short Italian plumbers who run around stomping on mushrooms are cool.
You can buy your tickets here, or if you want to go for FREE you can answer this question:
If you could turn your LA experience into a video game, what would it be?
For instance: Mine would be Road Bike Rush Hour. You get points based on how many waiting cars you pass in traffic while riding your bike down Sunset Boulevard!
Post your replies in the comments section. I have one pair of tix to give away, and on Wednesday I’ll pick the winning idea!