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Videogame concert in London

Video Games Live in November.

Video Games Live is coming to London in November, organisers AEG Live have announced, with tickets on sale now.

VGL, better known to those in the States, is a concert celebrating game music throughout the ages - covering everything from Pong and Duck Hunt to Metal Gear Solid and Final Fantasy.

The first UK show is taking place on 25th November at the Hammersmith Apollo, with tickets on sale now for GBP 25 plus a booking fee. You can snaffle them up by phoning 0870 405 0448 or going to

The event will see a live orchestra and choir recreating a huge range of game music. Mario, Zelda, Halo, Warcraft, Myst, Castlevania, Kingdom Hearts, Sonic, OutRun, Tomb Raider - the list goes on and on and on.

There'll also be exclusive video footage with the musical arrangements, cinema surround sound and interactive segments - not to mention some playable games, prizes to win, and the chance to meet some of the designers and composers.

For the moment the event's only taking place in London, but with 11,000 people having gone to the one in the US last year, it's safe to bet that organisers AEG will keep it going if it proves a success here.