A couple of real life events you guys might be interested in.

    Blizzard’s showing off the Diablo 3 console at E3 this weekend. I’m not going, but the fact that a Diablo title is showing at that show gives me flashbacks to 1999-2001, when I attended to check out D2, in the days before Blizzcon. Check the blue post for maps and such, you can find the D3 console in both halls and the meeting rooms in between, thanks to the trifecta of major media companies pushing it.

    The Lord of Terror is at it again! Attendees of this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, being held at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 11-13, will be the first to try the multiplayer experience of Diablo III on PS3™ and Xbox 360. Brave E3-bound souls ready to battle the hordes of the Burning Hells can head over to the following booths to experience the fight first-hand (and be sure to bring a few of your buddies):

  • Activision Blizzard — #647, South Hall
  • Microsoft — # 4030/4100, West Hall
  • Sony Entertainment — #4522, West Hall

  • Also, the Video Games Live concert is returning to Irvine on July 17th, again featuring a full symphony orchestra playing tracks from classic and modern video games. Compositions from Blizzard games have been featured every year in this performance, and this year is no exception. The news and concert pages do not share a track listing that I can see, but it’s tagged with Diablo 3, so I assume something from the game’s theme will be included.

    Created and produced by industry veteran video game composer Tommy Tallarico, Pacific Symphony performs along with exclusive video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, special fx, solo performers, electronic percussion, live action and unique interactive segments to create an explosive one-of-a-kind entertainment experience.

    Video Games Live Concert

    Video Games Live Concert

    Special events surround the show, including a pre- and post-show festival. Guests will enjoy interactive game demos, prizes, a costume contest, game competitions and the very popular meet-and-greet with top game composers and designers.

    Tickets are on sale now, and as a part of the Blizzard community, you can get a 20% discount on your purchase by using the promo code “Blizzard.” Purchase your tickets today and and don’t miss out on the chance to hear all of your favorite video game music played live!

    You can find numerous crowd videos from past shows on YouTube. Click through for one from a great seat, showing the video screen and Russel Brower conducting the orchestra in the Diablo 3 theme. Looks fun, though I am unable to hear that music without expecting it to face out after 20 seconds when some guy welcomes me to a podcast.

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