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Comic Con 08: Video Games Live Rocks, Plus Tommy’s ‘Precious’

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While the show’s special guests are still sitting through the meet and greet after tonight’s VGL performance in San Diego, I’m at home with my feet propped up, writing about it. It was a good performance, and the cool San Diego weather was definitely welcome after the Las Vegas performance last month. The much-anticipated VGL CD also went on sale for the first time in a physical form, so there are lucky people out there tonight enjoying the show even on their way home.

So what was new? They added an awesome Guitar Hero segment which was actually the highlight of the evening. The winner from the Guitar Hero: Aerosmith contest held during the pre-show festival was invited on-stage to perform Aerosmith’s “Sweet Emotion” on hard for the chance to win prizes including a new laptop. The orchestra provided a musical backing while the choir took care of the vocals, and “Joe R.” became a hero to every one of us in the audience as he performed almost flawlessly. He accepted the challenge, but opted to play on expert. He had everyone on the edge of their seats, and the crowd went wild when he passed the 200,000 point mark he needed to claim victory.

Aside from that, there was a funny bit near the end of the show where Tommy decided he needed to switch out guitars to something more appropriate for Comic Con. “Bring me my Spiderman guitar!” he called out to a stagehand. He then proceeded to reach his arms out into the air, making grasping motions and following with, “Bring it to me! Bring me my Spiderman guitar!” I thought he was going to start calling it his precious!

Okay, well, at least I thought it was funny. Anyone fans of past VGL performances? Will you be entering these pre-show festivals for the chance to rock out on stage at future shows?

Check out the full set list after the jump.

Act I
1. Classic Gaming Medley
2. Metal Gear Solid
3. God of War
4. Final Fantasy Piano Medley
5. Metroid
6. Civilization IV
7. Interactive Segment – Space Invaders
8. Tron
9. The Legend of Zelda

Act II
10. Dee Baker – Gears of War
11. Kingdom Hearts
12. World of Warcraft
13. StarCraft II
14. Super Mario Bros.
15. Super Mario Bros. Piano
16. Interactive Segment – Guitar Hero: Aerosmith
17. Halo

18. Final Fantasy VII – One Winged Angel
19. Castlevania

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