Future Shop Announces its Exclusive Canadian Sponsorship of Video Games Live



    The groundbreaking events in Montreal, Toronto, and Edmonton celebrate
    the music of video games

    BURNABY, BC, Feb. 5 /CNW/ - Future Shop is pleased to announce its
national sponsorship of Video Games Live. These live interactive shows bring
the music of contemporary and classic video games to another dimension through
their performance by a full symphony orchestra and choir, while the game play
and video footage is featured on a big screen in the background.
    "This is a really fantastic alliance for everyone," said prolific video
game composer and Video Games Live co-creator Tommy Tallarico. "We've had
great success with Future Shop helping us to raise awareness in the past and
they add a very exciting interactive element to our show which helps to
celebrate the entire video game industry."
    Future Shop first became involved in Video Games Live in 2007 before
becoming the presenting sponsor for 2008.
    "Video Games Live is a very cool and successful event," said Mary Ann
McKenzie, Entertainment Marketing Manager Future Shop. "Participating in Video
Games Live lets us connect with a highly targeted group of gamers, and it also
provides us with the opportunity to show those gamers how HD technology can
enhance their experience through on-site demos of the Ultimate Gaming Home
Theatre. Similar to Video Games Live, Future Shop takes gaming to the next
level."

    
    Scheduled shows include:

    -   Montreal: Thur. Feb 7 & Fri. Feb 8 at 8pm at Theatre St-Denis. Pre-
        show festival starts at 7pm. Tickets available at geg.ca or
        514-790-1111.

    -   Toronto: Sat, Feb 9 at 8pm at Massey Hall. Pre-show festival starts
        at 7pm. Tickets available at Ticketmaster, Roy Thomson box office,
        Masseyhall.com or LiveNation.com.

    -   Edmonton: Sun. Feb 17 at 8pm at Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.
        Pre-show festival starts at 5:30pm. This new show for 2008 includes
        world premiere music from BioWare's Mass Effect. Tickets available at
        Ticketmaster.
    

    More Canadian dates are expected to be announced in the near future.

    VIDEO GAMES LIVE is a multimedia concert experience featuring the best
music and exclusive synchronized video clips from the most popular games from
the beginning of video gaming to the present. Performed by top orchestras and
choirs, the show combines exclusive video footage and music arrangements with
synchronized lighting, solo performers, special FX, electronic percussionists
and unique interactive segments. A show created and produced by actual video
game composers, Tommy Tallarico & Jack Wall (creators & executive producers)
are personally involved in every show. The video game music of today is just
as significant and notable as any movie score. The show features audience
participation with special interactive segments where people are randomly
picked from the audience to come up and compete while the orchestra plays the
music in perfect synchronization with the visuals on screen. For more
information, visit: www.videogameslive.com.

    About Future Shop

    With 131 stores across the country and the nation's premier web store
(www.futureshop.ca), Burnaby, BC-based Future Shop is Canada's largest,
national retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics. For more information
about Future Shop, including store locations, visit www.futureshop.ca.





For further information:

For further information: visit videogameslive.com or contact: Cheryl
Grant, Communications Specialist, Future Shop, (604) 412-1008, or
chgrant@futureshop.com

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