Can't make it to a Video Games Live performance in person? PBS has got your back.
The Public Broadcasting System (PBS) is known for airing educational and cultural programming that you generally won't find on other networks here in America. It seems that Video Games Live, the orchestral performance created and produced by industry composers Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall, is classy enough to get a 90-minute airing on the channel.
The channel has put together a four minute trailer (at right) to promote the event, and it certainly does a great job of making the performance look appealing for viewers of all ages. Of course, getting someone like Jamie Lee Curtis to provide testimony about the show certainly helps, too.
According to PBS, the performance will, "[consist] 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."
Officially, PBS is going to start airing the show on July 31 and will be selling CD/DVD/Blu-Ray packages of the performance through November. The DVD sounds like it could make for some pretty entertaining viewing, with over three hours of bonus material being included.
If you live in Northern California, though, you're in for a treat: a sneak preview of the performance almost two months in advance. PBS's KQED Public Television 9 will debut the event tonight, June 7th, at 7:30 PM and will repeat the airing at 1:30 AM on June 8th.