Martin Leung, also known as the Video Game Pianist, gained worldwide recognition for playing video game themes on the piano. He’s best known for the 2004 video of him playing the theme to Super Mario Bros. blindfolded. In this episode of The Reboot, Leung performs a tribute to perhaps the most famous Role Playing Game, Final Fantasy, at a Video Games Live show in San Francisco.
Video Games Live is a festival highlighting some of the most popular video game music soundtracks performed by top orchestras and choirs. Super Mario Brothers, Sonic the Hedgehog, Halo, Mass Effect, Bioshock and Metal Gear Solid are just a few of the games featured at every show. The Reboot was at the Video Games Live event in San Francisco, which featured pianist Martin Leung and a rare rendition of the “Metroid” theme. In this episode, host Rio Pesino speaks with co-creator Tommy Tallarico about how Video Games Live was created, what makes it different than your typical symphony and why the event is for all music lovers, not just gamers.
In this episode of The Reboot, Sonic the Hedgehog fans went nuts after several screenshots and a video trailer of the blue-haired hero’s latest adventure, Sonic Unleashed, were leaked online. SEGA Europe later confirmed that the game will come out this year. In other gaming news, Sony and Harmonix were hit with lawsuits this week and a Super Famicom console signed by Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto fetches thousands of dollars on Ebay.
From www.rebootshow****: Downloadable games were the focus of Capcom’s Digital Day. During the press-only event, Capcom did not talk about Street Fighter IV or Resident Evil 5. Instead, the game developer showed off an updated version of and several other games that will soon be available on Xbox Live Arcade and the Playstation Network. In this episode of The Reboot, host Rio Pesino gives you a preview of HD Remix and other gaming news for the week, including Super Smash Bros. Brawl Disc Issues, another Xbox 360 price drop and the results of a survey that says gaming is more popular than sex. In fact, in honor of that last item, we’ve put together a little treat for viewers, featuring some interesting moments from Dead or Alive, Rumble Roses, Ms. Pac Man and Dixie Kong….