Tommy Tallarico: the man, the myth, the music

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Tommy Tallarico, the legendary pioneer behind music in video games, stops by to talk about some of his Advent Rising tunes and how technology has changed in the video game industry. He'll also give us the scoop on Video Games Live, the innovative video game music concert that rocks out to Halo, Final Fantasy, and hundreds of others.

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      akaBigWurm

      Homeless to doing video game soundtracks.

      I need some luck like that

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      akaBigWurm

      Homeless to doing video game soundtracks.

      I need some luck like that

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      Michael

      I had no idea this show was going on. I´ll check up on it now!
      BTW I love the Halo soundtrack.

      Oh, and congartulations to Tommy for his achievements and for giving so much to the video game industry.

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      Michael

      I had no idea this show was going on. I´ll check up on it now!
      BTW I love the Halo soundtrack.

      Oh, and congartulations to Tommy for his achievements and for giving so much to the video game industry.

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      Matthew Mushall

      I have been a huge fan of Tommy since I started watching the Electric Playground years ago!  After that, I followed him through Judgemnt Day on G4 and was thrilled to seem him cohosting G4tv.com beside you and Laura for the short time he did...I actually liked him better than Geoff.

      Anyway, I've been planing on going to a Videogames Live concert for a while, so I'm glad it's coming to Philadelphia shortly.  I get goosebumps anytime I hear the Legend of Zelda theme or anything from...TRON!

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      Matthew Mushall

      I have been a huge fan of Tommy since I started watching the Electric Playground years ago!  After that, I followed him through Judgemnt Day on G4 and was thrilled to seem him cohosting G4tv.com beside you and Laura for the short time he did...I actually liked him better than Geoff.

      Anyway, I've been planing on going to a Videogames Live concert for a while, so I'm glad it's coming to Philadelphia shortly.  I get goosebumps anytime I hear the Legend of Zelda theme or anything from...TRON!

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      Dengin

      Ugh, I think that's the first time I've ever used ftw. I promise not to do so again. Tommy is definitely da man though. And always there for his fans. It's great that he was able to turn his fortune around, and build on his creativity and the ability to explore new avenues to bring his passion across to the rest of the US. I'd love to see some of the other G4 former hosts stop by. Kevin R could do a piece on how to make a million bucks doing podcasts, for example...

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      Dengin

      Ugh, I think that's the first time I've ever used ftw. I promise not to do so again. Tommy is definitely da man though. And always there for his fans. It's great that he was able to turn his fortune around, and build on his creativity and the ability to explore new avenues to bring his passion across to the rest of the US. I'd love to see some of the other G4 former hosts stop by. Kevin R could do a piece on how to make a million bucks doing podcasts, for example...

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      Chris Allen

      Ah, don't we all!  Having the talent to back it up is probably a requirement as well... Wink

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      Chris Allen

      Ah, don't we all!  Having the talent to back it up is probably a requirement as well... Wink

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      Griff

      Awesome interview, very cool nice to hear it from Tommy.

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      Griff

      Awesome interview, very cool nice to hear it from Tommy.

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      Laci Ratzer

      Video Games Live?  Dweezil Zappa?  How could this not be the best interview ever?!!  Tommy T is so totally amazing.  His music and his ideas are striking!  I'm so into the Video Games Live idea.  It's something that a family could really come together with.

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      Laci Ratzer

      Video Games Live?  Dweezil Zappa?  How could this not be the best interview ever?!!  Tommy T is so totally amazing.  His music and his ideas are striking!  I'm so into the Video Games Live idea.  It's something that a family could really come together with.

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      Gregg "The Fooch"

      I got free stuff from Tommy a couple week ago for being a huge help with helping promote VGL. It was awesome.

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      Gregg "The Fooch"

      I got free stuff from Tommy a couple week ago for being a huge help with helping promote VGL. It was awesome.

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      Steven Welsh

      Tommy Tallarico rocks the party that rocks the body!

      Seriously though, this man is like the godfather of video game music.  Crazy thinking this man we love so much now for his amazing music was sleeping under a pier once homeless.  Just goes to show you what you can accomplish no matter what life has thrown your way.  As for Advent Rising, you know it's bad when the music is the best part about the game.  Sorry it couldn't be better to help out our man Tommy.  I so, SOOOO badly want to see Video Games live but I live in the midde of nowhere in northern Michigan, BAH!!  Audioly, visually, it's a full experience and looks absolutely incredible!  Hats off to the genius that is Tommy Tallarico!

      I'm proud to have him as a friend on myspace, lol.

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      Steven Welsh

      Tommy Tallarico rocks the party that rocks the body!

      Seriously though, this man is like the godfather of video game music.  Crazy thinking this man we love so much now for his amazing music was sleeping under a pier once homeless.  Just goes to show you what you can accomplish no matter what life has thrown your way.  As for Advent Rising, you know it's bad when the music is the best part about the game.  Sorry it couldn't be better to help out our man Tommy.  I so, SOOOO badly want to see Video Games live but I live in the midde of nowhere in northern Michigan, BAH!!  Audioly, visually, it's a full experience and looks absolutely incredible!  Hats off to the genius that is Tommy Tallarico!

      I'm proud to have him as a friend on myspace, lol.

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      Rick

      Tommy writes some great stuff.  But you can tell that no one loves Tommy's music as much as Tommy.

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      Rick

      Tommy writes some great stuff.  But you can tell that no one loves Tommy's music as much as Tommy.

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      ratbear

      Tommy Tallarico is hilarious, Electric Playground was such a great show. G4 is a shell of its former self, completely unwatchable. I wonder, what is Vic doing these days?

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      ratbear

      Tommy Tallarico is hilarious, Electric Playground was such a great show. G4 is a shell of its former self, completely unwatchable. I wonder, what is Vic doing these days?

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      Stephen Glynn Collins

      i had no idea he was into music.  i just knew him from that game rating show on G4.  (what was the name...?  it had that head-to-head thing at the end of every show...)

      w/e.

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      Stephen Glynn Collins

      i had no idea he was into music.  i just knew him from that game rating show on G4.  (what was the name...?  it had that head-to-head thing at the end of every show...)

      w/e.

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