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Date: 08/07/06 02:30 AM

87 Responses to 8-Bit Orchestra Music

  1. Profile photo of NeoBatman
    NeoBatman Male 30-39
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    August 7, 2006 at 1:38 am
    Link: 8-Bit Orchestra Music - Classical 8-Bit music.
  2. Profile photo of Ajikan
    Ajikan Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 2:33 am
    i was more of an amiga fan. never liked the nintendo or whatever.
    ....amiga getts to little credit
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    sportsguy69 Male 13-17
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    August 7, 2006 at 2:40 am
    i cant believe i actually watched the whole thing. waste of time.
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    ffr_player Male 13-17
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    August 7, 2006 at 2:43 am
    i dont get wat that had to do with the games
    o.o
  5. Profile photo of dameloth
    dameloth Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 2:48 am
    that was pretty cool. i heard about that happening but it wasnt anywhere near me.. so.. cha.
  6. Profile photo of slaine
    slaine Male 13-17
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    August 7, 2006 at 3:00 am
    i really wanted to go to video games live. but it got cancelled for the colorado show...
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    M3ssenjah Male 13-17
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    August 7, 2006 at 3:01 am
    That had nothing to do with video games.
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    kenthegod Male 13-17
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    August 7, 2006 at 3:06 am
    that is so friggin cool
  9. Profile photo of geckosrock
    geckosrock Male 13-17
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    August 7, 2006 at 3:09 am
    can someone name the game with the elevators? I need the name!!!
  10. Profile photo of scott-13
    scott-13 Male 13-17
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    August 7, 2006 at 3:22 am
    lame
  11. Profile photo of Aqausixio
    Aqausixio Female 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 3:25 am
    Boooooooooooooooring.
  12. Profile photo of Eddy23
    Eddy23 Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 3:25 am
    It was cool, but it went on for a little too long.
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    70meters Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 3:34 am
    Ahhh i wish i could go to a VGL concert
  14. Profile photo of ViETCUTENESS
    ViETCUTENESS Female 13-17
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    August 7, 2006 at 3:41 am
    whoa.. thats awesome lol . :]
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    fodarexiii Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 3:47 am
    It ruled. For all of you who pose the question "what does it have to do with video games"... you`re morons. They were playing the themes from the games... why did you even click it if you don`t know what 8-bit is?
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    cannibal151 Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 4:25 am
    the sounds of Cs owns this 8-bit
  17. Profile photo of alexguest
    alexguest Male 13-17
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    August 7, 2006 at 4:59 am
    Hmm....is it me, or was tetris...not...really...that...russian sounding? During the concert i mean. Anyway. Yawn.
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    gingernut333 Female 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 6:17 am
    um yeah, i couldn`t be bothered to watch it all the way through but i watched a good 3-4 mins of it and that was pretty sweet! really clever.
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    madmax11 Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 6:20 am
    wiked
  20. Profile photo of TheShape
    TheShape Male 30-39
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    August 7, 2006 at 6:25 am
    On 8/7/2006 3:09:53 AM geckosrock wrote: can someone name the game with the elevators? I need the name!!!

    Elevator Action.

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    CluckCluck Male 13-17
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    August 7, 2006 at 7:56 am
    Can anyone name the game with the snakes coming down at about 1:10? I have happy memories of it :D and would appreciate it
  22. Profile photo of MrEman
    MrEman Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 7:58 am
    Not a bad vid, but I seriously had to stop watching after about 2 minutes because of that crowd. What the hell is wrong with them?
  23. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 9:19 am
    That was the single most awesome thing I have ever seen O_O;
  24. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 9:21 am
    Oh btw does anyone know the game with the like jet fighter taking off?
  25. Profile photo of dudeman1st
    dudeman1st Male 30-39
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    August 7, 2006 at 9:28 am
    That was the single most stupidest thing I have ever seen. And the music didn`t fit that well.
  26. Profile photo of videogamer
    videogamer Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 9:50 am
    The Tetris part sounded nothing like how I remember it. And I`m pretty sure some of those games were 16-bit.
  27. Profile photo of ciceRo_
    ciceRo_ Female 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 9:54 am
    That was pretty cool, i love 8-bits games :-D
  28. Profile photo of Guinstar
    Guinstar Female 13-17
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    August 7, 2006 at 10:03 am
    Why did the audience find it so funny every time a new game came up?
  29. Profile photo of turusfada
    turusfada Female 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 10:05 am
    pui it`s "Jetpac"

    And I only know that because I`ve played it on Donkey Kong 64 lol

  30. Profile photo of sertrbl
    sertrbl Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 10:12 am
    to me that didnt sound like 8-bit music... is sound like orchestra music... i mean it didnt sound like the sound from the actual games, but more like a bunch of insturments playing the same music,
  31. Profile photo of eth72
    eth72 Male 30-39
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    August 7, 2006 at 10:31 am
    My life in the late 70s and 80s revolved around video games so I can definitely appreciate their take on the soundtracks! Pong, DK, Gauntlet and Tetris were right on!
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    TheComposer Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 11:02 am
    All I can say is that some of you are clearly lying about your ages...

    Its amazing to me how many folks don`t GET this. Themes played by orchestra. Yes, an orchestra. Those big things with all the pretty instruments. The world of pop music has destroyed music as we know it. Weep for humanity.

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    gcxj220 Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 11:16 am
    I loved Rastan.
  34. Profile photo of FlyAngel
    FlyAngel Female 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 11:17 am
    That was awesome... All you idiots who can`t appreciate stuff like this... Go back to your porn. It takes more time and effort to create something that works perfectly. That`s what`s called a work of art.
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    IAmSophistry Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 11:19 am
    Hahahaha, the orchestra kind of suck. And the way the crowd have to whoop every time they see the next game is intensely annoying.
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    SlippySanta Male 13-17
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    August 7, 2006 at 11:31 am
    I watched the whole thing! Yay!
  37. Profile photo of dull_moore
    dull_moore Female 13-17
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    August 7, 2006 at 11:43 am
    uh
  38. Profile photo of -NeonCarrot-
    -NeonCarrot- Male 13-17
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    August 7, 2006 at 12:07 pm
    that wasn`t good at all.

    but then again i only knew tetris and space invaders.

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    shockthis06 Female 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 12:21 pm
    I was supposed to go this then like right as the tickets went on sale they cancelled the show. I was really ticked off. I love classical music and video games. Oh well.
  40. Profile photo of cjb1921987
    cjb1921987 Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 1:15 pm
    Well, I liked it!
  41. Profile photo of cjb1921987
    cjb1921987 Male 18-29
    36 posts
    August 7, 2006 at 1:24 pm
    I did not over half of them but liked it!
  42. Profile photo of cjb1921987
    cjb1921987 Male 18-29
    36 posts
    August 7, 2006 at 1:25 pm
    I did not know
  43. Profile photo of sporka
    sporka Female 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 1:26 pm
    It wasn`t all video game themes. The Ride of the Valkaries was right in the beginning. (I don`t know how to spell Valkaries.) So, um, yup.
  44. Profile photo of GrereX1
    GrereX1 Male 13-17
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    August 7, 2006 at 1:31 pm
    That was awesome, wanna go see their show...
  45. Profile photo of six13
    six13 Female 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 1:38 pm
    I loved that, even if I could only name a few games. Probably waay better in person.
  46. Profile photo of ryan14
    ryan14 Male 13-17
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    August 7, 2006 at 1:40 pm
    that was ok, the people are good musicians, but it was a really bad idea
  47. Profile photo of bronze_eye
    bronze_eye Male 13-17
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    August 7, 2006 at 1:55 pm
    i didn`t know have the games but i think one thing, WHERE THE HELL IS THE SUPER MARIO BROTHERS!!!!!!
  48. Profile photo of YourHoNess
    YourHoNess Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 2:04 pm
    I have to agree with Flyangel. I would like to take my son to one of these concerts, he is 6. I had to go to symphonies when I was younger, enjoyed them, but would have appreciated them more at that age had it been this type of format. I think Colton would enjoy i. Brilliant Idea!!!
  49. Profile photo of MystJake91
    MystJake91 Male 13-17
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    August 7, 2006 at 2:35 pm
    That was quite possibly the stupidest thing I`ve ever seen... I`m even a fan of 8-bit games, but this was just pointless. My time would`ve been better spent eating a sandwich.
  50. Profile photo of Pooptart19
    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 3:09 pm
    I really like the way the beginning of the Tetris theme sounded. Very slowed down but very cool. I thought this video was interesting. Does anyone know who the orchestra was? They sound great.
  51. Profile photo of Ojojoj
    Ojojoj Male 13-17
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    August 7, 2006 at 3:16 pm
    Lovely! Only wish you could see more of the screen...
  52. Profile photo of elgrapadora
    elgrapadora Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 3:31 pm
    Eh, what was with the two random cartoons in the middle? Also the tetris theme sounded nothing like the classic tetris. Plus some of those games were 16 bit, especially the one with the car that was near the end.
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    LKJSlain Female 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 3:57 pm
    I don`t understand why everyone`s saying that it had nothing to do with the video games... all of the music was FROM the video games :P
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    miss_fairy Female 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 5:42 pm
    Cooly, there was some awesome games in there... Go frogger!! Why the hell did the audienc cheer the loudest for tetris!?!
  55. Profile photo of Twist13
    Twist13 Male 70 & Over
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    August 7, 2006 at 6:02 pm
    On 8/7/2006 2:35:03 PM MystJake91 wrote: That was quite possibly the stupidest thing I`ve ever seen... I`m even a fan of 8-bit games, but this was just pointless. My time would`ve been better spent eating a sandwich.

    Our time would have been better spent if you would just choke to death on a sandwich.

  56. Profile photo of Twist13
    Twist13 Male 70 & Over
    607 posts
    August 7, 2006 at 6:06 pm
    Once again, I am amazed at the number of IDIOTS on this site.

    Nicely choreographed and entertaining… Wagner’s Ride of the Valkeries is one of my favorites.

    Rough List of the Games:

    Pong, Space Invaders, Astroids, Defender, Tempest, Centapedes, ??, Joust, ??, Donky Kong, Frogger, Elevator Action, Dragon`s Lair, Space Ace, Duck Hunt, Knockout, ??, ??, Rastain, Out Run, Tetris....

  57. Profile photo of TheShape
    TheShape Male 30-39
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    August 7, 2006 at 6:14 pm
    On 8/7/2006 7:56:48 AM CluckCluck wrote: Can anyone name the game with the snakes coming down at about 1:10? I have happy memories of it :D and would appreciate it

    Centipede

    On 8/7/2006 9:21:03 AM pui wrote: Oh btw does anyone know the game with the like jet fighter taking off?

    If your talking about the one at the beginning at about :51 sec. into the video, it`s called Defender.

    On 8/7/2006 3:31:17 PM elgrapadora wrote: Eh, what was with the two random cartoons in the middle? Also the tetris theme sounded nothing like the classic tetris. Plus some of those games were 16 bit, especially the one with the car that was near the end.

    Those two are not random cartoons, they actual games called Dragon`s Lair, and Space Ace. And yes, that`s what game play looked like. Also the car game "Outrun" was an eight-bit game.

  58. Profile photo of TheShape
    TheShape Male 30-39
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    August 7, 2006 at 6:37 pm
    On 8/7/2006 6:06:16 PM Twist13 wrote: Once again, I am amazed at the number of IDIOTS on this site. Nicely choreographed and entertaining… Wagner’s Ride of the Valkeries is one of my favorites. Rough List of the Games: Pong, Space Invaders, Astroids, Defender, Tempest, Centapedes, ??, Joust, ??, Donky Kong, Frogger, Elevator Action, Dragon`s Lair, Space Ace, Duck Hunt, Knockout, ??, ??, Rastain, Out Run, Tetris....

    Filling in your blanks.
    Pong, Space Invaders, Asteroids,Missile Command, Defender, Tempest, Centipede,Robotron 2084,Joust,Satan`s Hollow, Commando,Donky Kong, Frogger, Elevator Action, Dragon`s Lair, Space Ace, Duck Hunt, Punch Out,Ghosts `n Goblins, Gauntlet, Rastain, Outrun, and Tetris.

  59. Profile photo of BloodySpade
    BloodySpade Male 13-17
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    August 7, 2006 at 7:11 pm
    This was boring. I`ve tried watching it 2 times before this, and I just succeded. The crowd was annoying. I knew some of the games, frogger was the best there. The whole cartoon part was stupid. And I guess I`m just not a fan of orchestra.
  60. Profile photo of kakophony
    kakophony Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 7:51 pm
    That was pretty freaking awesome. I especially appreciated the Rastan/Outrun part of the medley, considering that I used to while away many an hour playing those exact two games at the local 7-11 when I was younger.

    If they`d included Bubble Bobble, this piece would`ve been absolute perfection.

  61. Profile photo of Tweetness
    Tweetness Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 8:02 pm
    didn`t know many of the games but it would have been cooler if the sound matched the music
  62. Profile photo of kakophony
    kakophony Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 8:02 pm
    By the way, the game wedged between Satan`s Hollow and Donkey Kong ain`t Commando, but the older and lesser-known Front Line.
  63. Profile photo of rickbub
    rickbub Male 40-49
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    August 7, 2006 at 8:42 pm
    Cool stuff! BTW, check the age group of all those who thought this was "lame" or "had nothing to do with video games". Damn kids! Get the hell off my lawn! When I was your age , I had to ride a bike with a BANANA seat, and no helmet to the video arcade, up hill in the friggin` snow just to play these games! We had no PSP`s or X box 360`s , but we were thankful for what we had!!! Punks. >-(
  64. Profile photo of Saignement
    Saignement Female 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 9:25 pm
    Argh, I`m so sick of old video game refrences. They were hardly cool then, theyre really not cool now, LET THEM GO!!
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    gibsonsga73 Male 13-17
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    August 7, 2006 at 9:25 pm
    that was sweet but no pacman no zelda no sonic no megaman no bomberman no mortal kombat they got pretty much everything else
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    xRockerx Female 13-17
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    August 7, 2006 at 9:30 pm
    wheres the mario and zelda??
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    mrwnt Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 10:15 pm
    those are really good musicians, do you know the kind of rhythym they have to keep to synchronize with that for 9 minutes???
  68. Profile photo of NeoBatman
    NeoBatman Male 30-39
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    August 7, 2006 at 10:54 pm
    For those that are interested they tour the US. Here`s the link
    http://www.videogameslive.com

    You can also play these games on your PC with the MAME emulator.


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    PeaceFrog71 Male 13-17
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    August 7, 2006 at 11:17 pm
    Whooooooooooooooooooo!
  70. Profile photo of QueueRsT
    QueueRsT Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 11:25 pm
    Yeah.. to sum this all up for the people who don`t "get it". MOST of the music you heard was from each of those games -- except for the few near the beginning (centipede, joust, etc) that was put to the "Ride of the valkyries".

    And why people were laughing -- i`d think it`s a normal reaction for people who are reminiscing about the games they forgot they played back in the day. Like Elevator Action, Dragon`s Lair... I remember playing them in the Arcade.

    I think these guys did a pretty decent job in recreating the music from those video games. (Yep, definitely would have been cool to hear Bubble Bobble in there :P)

    So to all you young ones who only recognize games like Tetris -- go get an emulator or something and try playing those other original games -- know your roots :)

  71. Profile photo of UKJess86
    UKJess86 Female 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 11:34 pm
    Yeh i saw this on Newsround... everyone saying they `don`t get it` or `it has nothing to do with video games` etc, firstly - it`s supposed to be more about the music. And following on, the idea of it is to get more people into classical music because it is seen as `boring` or only really for the `upper class` etc. Due to the popularity of video games someone decided that perhaps you could mix the two. This doesn`t seem to be the clip I saw, as the clip I saw had modern video games and wasn`t exactly the themes (but I don`t play many video games so wouldn`t know) - the games were just used as visual entertainment/stimulation. Couldn`t watch this all the way through, too tired, but it seems pretty fun.
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    JazzyPiano Female 18-29
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    August 8, 2006 at 12:54 am
    The Frogger bit won me over--a very interesting theme that probably won a lot of people over who don`t usually go to orchestra concerts!
    Adding visuals are always fun to portray the music more...I`ve never done a video game concert, but I`ve played along to silent movies. The reaction of the audience is always great.
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    gold_dust101 Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2006 at 7:53 am
    i thought it was great, the music was cool, i loved the pong at the start, shame about the cheering every 10 seconds, that kinda spoilt it, you don`t cheer at classical concerts, you just don`t, just listen to the music!!!
  74. Profile photo of Djeniek
    Djeniek Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2006 at 9:34 am
    Hearing that little intro music from DK, when the monkeys form a tower. (25m, 50m, 75m) again, gave me the creaps! How many times did I hearded it in my life, meaning I failed a level again!!!
    That`s what I call Nostalgic!!

    But that was not the tetris song!

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    damurfdog Female 13-17
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    August 8, 2006 at 10:14 am
    what about PacMan? |-(
  76. Profile photo of Monopoly4u
    Monopoly4u Male 13-17
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    August 8, 2006 at 3:16 pm
    i`ve actually played some of those games :P
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    AOD-ninja Female 13-17
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    August 8, 2006 at 4:20 pm
    wannabe of the last one, meh, not amused :P
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    FallxOutxBoy Female 13-17
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    August 8, 2006 at 4:35 pm
    No Mario?
  79. Profile photo of dragonrice
    dragonrice Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2006 at 5:32 pm
    I don`t get it..
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    camille123 Female 13-17
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    August 8, 2006 at 5:46 pm
    that was cool, that blue guy from space ace looked like the genie from alladen (i don`t know how to spell it)
  81. Profile photo of rat78
    rat78 Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2006 at 7:06 pm
    ii looove it. absolutly beautiful and i was kinda crying..;)
  82. Profile photo of rosie51391
    rosie51391 Female 13-17
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    August 8, 2006 at 11:02 pm
    i liked it although half the games i didnt recognize
  83. Profile photo of BigBonny
    BigBonny Male 18-29
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    August 9, 2006 at 5:09 am
    That was quite good! Would`ve liked to have seen a few others in there though.
  84. Profile photo of chaosgirl
    chaosgirl Female 13-17
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    August 9, 2006 at 5:12 pm
    Brilliant!
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    HiyashiChan Female 13-17
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    August 11, 2006 at 10:32 am
    I`ve played only a couple of those games ( Duck Hunt, Frogger, Tetris,Centipede...)but I really liked it!
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    crates Male 18-29
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    August 12, 2006 at 11:55 am
    Two stars. The people playing the instruments kicked ass, but the people playing the video games... it looked like it was their first time. F U C K I N sucked.
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    INFZ Female 13-17
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    October 15, 2006 at 2:02 am
    lmfao thats great.

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