Above, watch the illustrious JoCo play his best-known song, "Code Monkey". It's an anthem for the nerd proletariats stuck in dead-end IT jobs with managers who lack web savviness. Especially those of us who are too shy to talk to people we have crushes on. Also known as, almost everyone who attends PAX East.
The Video Game Orchestra opened their Saturday night concert with this medley of classic Super Mario tunes, and followed that up with some equally familiar Super Mario Galaxy. The rest of their set included songs from Chrono Cross, Chrono Trigger, a metal version of Castlevania's music, some Silent Hill, and more.
As I write this, I am waiting for the Video Game Orchestra to begin their set at Saturday night's concert – yes, this blog is as live as it gets, since I'm sitting on the theatre floor with my laptop out. The in-between set playlist included DJ Party Ben's “Galvanize the Empire,” a mash-up that any Star Wars fan would almost certainly enjoy, so props to the sound guys for seeing to it that the wait is no chore.
There’s only one month left before PAX East comes to Boston (March 26-28). That’s right: one month until Penny Arcade’s author and artist duo Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik cordially invite 60,000 gamers and all the major gaming industry players to the Hynes Convention Center?xml:namespace>
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