From: Big Sis Prinny
Sent: Sat, Jul 11, 2009 at 5:35 PM
Subject: Video Games Live
The VGL show was pretty good. They changed the program up only a little bit from last time. They did away with the music from Advent Rising and instead included the music to Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross, which was cool. One of the highlights was, before the show they had a Guitar Hero contest. Then in the second half of the show, they brought the winner up on stage. They told him if he could score 200,000 points on "Sweet Emotion" on hard mode, he'd win a sweet AlienWare laptop. He insisted that they put it on expert mode, so they put his shit on expert. Tommy Tallarico goes, "Dude, are you sure? It's for the laptop" but the kid insisted. He then proceeded to get a 609 note streak---unlocking an XBL achievement in the process, which was hysterical---and went on to score 300k points (the previous high score for that song on the console was 257k), only missing 5 notes in the whole song. It was crazy. Also, there was a costume contest with a bunch of small kids dressed as Link, a Guile, a Naked Snake, and a chick dressed as the Scout from Team Fortress 2. Ultimately, a guy dressed as Pac-Man took the prize. There was also a Yuna and an Auron, but they weren't as impressive. I looked for Guile after the show because I wanted to get a picture, but I couldn't find him. It was a pretty full house, some seats under the roof were empty but the whole lawn was full of people.