Date: 2010 June 04 17:19
Posted by Joe
US fans of video games and the great music behind it rejoice. The nice folks at Videos Games Live have sent us details about the PBS Special DVD/Blu-ray and CD. The Bay Area will also receive a sneak peak on June 7th. The 90 minute Video Games Live special will be broadcast nationally across the USA. It premieres on July 31 and will air throughout August 2010 on PBS stations, so check your local listings.
Press as follows:
VIDEO GAMES LIVE™ ANNOUNCES UNPRECEDENTED LINE UP FOR PBS SPECIAL, DVD/BLU-RAY & CD, INCLUDING MARIO™, ZELDA®, SONIC™, HALO®, WARCRAFT®, CHRONO CROSS®, CASTLEVANIA®, GUITAR HERO®, MEGAMAN®, FINAL FANTASY® AND MORE!!
PBS RELEASES 4-MINUTE TRAILER FOR JULY AND AUGUST NATIONAL BROADCAST
Bay Area to Receive Special Sneak Peek on June 7th
LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 4, 2010 – Video Games Live is proud to announce an absolutely unprecedented line-up of the world's most beloved video game franchises coming together for the first time in history to celebrate gaming culture and the incredible music surrounding it. A 90-minute Video Games Live special, consisting of never before televised live musical performances from the Mario, Zelda, Sonic, Halo, Warcraft, Final Fantasy, Castlevania, God of War, Civilization, Chrono Cross, StarCraft and Guitar Hero franchises, including a musical journey through Classic Gaming, will make its national premiere on July 31 and air throughout August 2010 on PBS stations (check local listings). The CD and DVD/Blu-Ray release will coincide with the nationally televised special and will be available in North America exclusively through PBS until November 1, 2010. The CD features 16 musical performances and the DVD/Blu-Ray includes over three hours of bonus material, including additional and extended music segments, composer and game developer interviews, exclusive game trailers, "making the game" documentaries, behind-the-scenes footage and composer commentary.
"I'm hoping that this project will have a very positive impact on the perception of video games by the non-gaming world," said veteran video game composer and Video Games Live CEO/Executive Producer Tommy Tallarico. "The reason we created Video Games Live over eight years ago was to prove to the world how culturally significant and artistic video games have become. The goal was to create a show for everyone whether they play games or not. The fact that all of the game publishers have come on board with this project to help our mission says a lot about the future of gaming and how much they believe in Video Games Live."
Today PBS released a four-minute promotional trailer featuring nine brief segments from the upcoming special. The trailer can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzHLeDBKprA
As an exclusive sneak peek, viewers in the Bay Area and Northern California will be able to experience the Video Games Live PBS Special almost two full months in advance. PBS station KQED Public Television 9 will be debuting the Video Games Live special in its entirety on Monday, June 7th, 2010 at 7:30pm and Tuesday, June 8th at 1:30am. Video Games Live encourages people to e-mail, call or write their local PBS stations to ensure the broadcast will be available in your market.
More information can be found on the KQED website which includes a function to set up an e-mail reminder about the show.
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