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(Krypton Radio)   The Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses, has new tour dates and may be playing in a city near you, proves 8-bit games still kick ass   (kryptonradio.com) divider line 26
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2013-04-23 09:39:11 AM
They got one in Austin, damn I wish I could go, such epic music.
 
2013-04-23 09:40:29 AM
I saw this when it played Wolf Trap in VA and was absolutely blown away by it. The next local one is in Baltimore, and while I'm hesitant about the BSO vs NSO, I'm still going to go see it again.
 
2013-04-23 09:46:30 AM

strangeluck: They got one in Austin, damn I wish I could go, such epic music.


there is also a groupon for the Austin show, making it pretty cheap.  I saw it last time around and it was really well done.

As for the headline, it's not that accurate.  Most of the music comes from the 3d Zelda games in the concert.
 
2013-04-23 09:47:29 AM
How does this prove 8-bit games still kick ass? Nearly all the footage is from Ocarina of Time and after.

Saw it in Austin last year with my 8yo. She loves the DS Zelda titles.
 
2013-04-23 09:52:05 AM
Atlanta... Why wont you go just a little south and allow me to go see this. Miami or Fort Lauderdale has some nice venues to go to.
 
2013-04-23 09:53:07 AM
I went to buy tickets for Toronto, figuring I'd score some of the upper balcony seats for the advertised $30. When I got to the seating map, I found out that price was only for the last 3 rows, off to the sides of the lighting booth, and the next row forward was $60. They couldn't have graduated the crappy seats a little better? I'd probably have shelled out an extra $15 to sit a couple rows closer, but flat out doubling the price is such a dick move.

I ragequit, but I think I'll check for rush tickets closer to the date. There are still a ton of seats left here.

I'd be willing to pay more, but I haven't actually played a Zelda game since Link's Awakening (though I do know that the newer music still kicks ass), and I already blew most of my budget on Book of Mormon tickets.
 
2013-04-23 10:15:01 AM
Yikes, I was going to buy tickets for the one in Atlanta.  Absolute nosebleed off to the side where you can't see shiat tickets started at $80.

No thanks.
 
2013-04-23 10:46:27 AM
Wouldn't a 8 bit CPU at 1GHz make for some pretty decent games?
 
2013-04-23 11:25:17 AM
When I saw Kotaku's article last week about Nintendo making a sequel to Triforce of the Gods, I was all like, "Shut up and take my money!".
 
2013-04-23 11:27:31 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqoJAyt4NQ4

Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of time done in Acapella...by one dude
 
2013-04-23 11:31:17 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: Wouldn't a 8 bit CPU at 1GHz make for some pretty decent games?


Well, an 8-bit CPU of a traditional design is impossible.  Processors up through the 16-bit era had no caching mechanisms; they read each instruction from memory right before executing it.  Even modern RAM is not fast enough to run in such a manner.

I suppose that you could have a 1-GHz Z80 or something if all its RAM were on-chip.  That would avoid the limitations imposed by the speed of electrons.
 
2013-04-23 11:33:22 AM

Edymnion: Yikes, I was going to buy tickets for the one in Atlanta.  Absolute nosebleed off to the side where you can't see shiat tickets started at $80.

No thanks.


Went to the last 2 Atlanta shows... first one, nosebleeds (which at the CEPAC ain't no joke) and felt like we were going to tumble down the balcony; second one, ponied up the big bucks and snagged some great seats, which was totally worth it.

Also, the wife picked up a shirt which has made her the darling of every fat bag-boy at our local Kroger.
 
2013-04-23 11:33:37 AM
No Uematsu FF music? No thanks.
 
2013-04-23 11:40:42 AM
Austin show? Score!

Here I am looking for an anniversary present and one just falls into my lap. Thanks, Fark!
 
2013-04-23 12:03:18 PM

LazarusLong42: No Uematsu FF music? No thanks.


That's what the Distant Worlds Concert series is for.

http://www.ffdistantworlds.com/

It's a great concert.  I've been twice already.

I would like to go to the Zelda concert series.  But last time I checked, the tickets were so expensive.  I could buy at least 2 distant world tickets for the price of one Symphony of the Goddesses ticket.
 
2013-04-23 01:25:50 PM

Gigantos: LazarusLong42: No Uematsu FF music? No thanks.

That's what the Distant Worlds Concert series is for.

http://www.ffdistantworlds.com/

It's a great concert.  I've been twice already.

I would like to go to the Zelda concert series.  But last time I checked, the tickets were so expensive.  I could buy at least 2 distant world tickets for the price of one Symphony of the Goddesses ticket.


If Distant Worlds came to Toronto, I'd shell out for the $100 seats without blinking. I like Zelda, but I love Final Fantasy.
 
2013-04-23 01:28:29 PM

Myria: I suppose that you could have a 1-GHz Z80 or something if all its RAM were on-chip. That would avoid the limitations imposed by the speed of electrons.


photons. The drift velocity of electrons is like meters per hour or something.
 
2013-04-23 01:42:24 PM
I'm going to the Austin show, Orchestra seats. Taking my video game hating wife too.
 
2013-04-23 01:52:30 PM

Edymnion: Yikes, I was going to buy tickets for the one in Atlanta.  Absolute nosebleed off to the side where you can't see shiat tickets started at $80.

No thanks.


In all fairness, seeing shiat isn't as important as hearing shiat at a concert. Nosebleed seats are never good, but any seat where you can hear the orchestra itself rather than a gigantic speaker aimed at your head is a good seat.

I'd check out the venue before you decide. I saw last year (LA) and it was good, but not spectacular. Part of that was that it was and is again at the Greek theater; an outdoor venue which is normally pretty cool but has atrocious acoustics for classical-ish music. If they're sticking you in a proper concert hall, then go for it.

It's definitely worth doing once if you've never seen it. A couple of the arrangements are a little weak (no one needs to hear an orchestrated version of the great fairy fountain theme), but overall it's pretty fun. Skyward sword came with a CD that has eight songs on it; I'd youtube it and if you like what you hear, then bite the bullet and go for it.
 
2013-04-23 02:34:11 PM
Saw the 30th Anniversary concert (which is the same exact thing, but was kind of the test market)

Holy cow, it was amazing...was more like a rock concert too, everyone was cheering and hollering.  It was fun hanging out in a giant nerdery conversion like that, and no one was all stinky from flop sweat of lugging around swag all day at a con.
 
2013-04-23 02:59:38 PM
So for someone who hasn't been to one of these...  Is it just an orchestra playing music from the games while gameplay footage is shown overhead?  Is there something more too it?  Or is this just for music nerds who are also video game nerds?
 
2013-04-23 03:35:09 PM

ShawnDoc: So for someone who hasn't been to one of these...  Is it just an orchestra playing music from the games while gameplay footage is shown overhead?  Is there something more too it?  Or is this just for music nerds who are also video game nerds?


As far as the performance, at least in Atlanta, they had a large screen that showed various bits from the games while they played, which was fun (although difficult to see from the cheap seats).  Of course, they were selling all kinds of merch like shirts and even sheet music.

But what was really great was the crowd, it reminded me of what a homeschool prom would look like if it was crashed by a bunch of D*C Zelda cosplayers.
 
2013-04-23 04:32:12 PM

Gigantos: LazarusLong42: No Uematsu FF music? No thanks.

That's what the Distant Worlds Concert series is for.

http://www.ffdistantworlds.com/

It's a great concert.  I've been twice already.


This. Treated two friends to a showing a couple of years ago. Good memories.
 
2013-04-23 09:47:17 PM
Saw the play at the Garden in NYC a few months ago. Was completely wonderful. At the time I thought it was over too quickly, never realized 2.5 hours went by.
 
2013-04-23 10:31:33 PM
I'm glad that more people in the West are finally starting to appreciate to the wonderful music produced for video games.
It's still the big names for now, with a focus on name recognition, but in time hopefully it will spread to other lesser known artists and the music itself will be the reason people are interested.
 
2013-04-24 11:02:26 AM
Hope it's better than the massive disappointment that was Video Games Live.
 
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