With video game software now a $10 billion industry, video games are becoming central to entertainment culture, not to mention television and movies.
At the Nvision visual gaming conference in San Jose, Calif., CNET photographer James Martin met up with Tommy Tallarico, one of the most prolific video game music composers of all time. Along with co-producer and composer Jack Wall and their symphony orchestra, we join Video Games Live as they make a stop on their world tour.
Put down your controller for just a moment and take a historic audio tour through some of the most dynamic video game music written over the years.
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