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Tommy Tallarico's "Art In Disguise" Talk: We Stand Up And Cheer

So far in 2013, video games have come under heavy scrutiny. It hearkens back to the dark days of the Mortal Kombat controversy in the early '90s.

The Sandy Hook tragedy was reportedly the work of a "deranged gamer," and that has resulted in lawmakers and politicians asking for more studies involving violent games. They want to know the effects that games can have on people, specifically children.

And yet, amid the suspicion and outright accusations sits a glowing, pulsating little nugget of truth: Video games are still an art form, and can have profoundly positive effects on individuals. If you are a supporter of the artistic side of interactive entertainment, check out Tommy Tallarico's recent TED talk that is entitled "Art in Disguise." Tallarico is an icon in the industry, and one of the most accomplished game composers in history. Perhaps you are familiar with one of his most successful endeavors, Video Games Live.

Yes, we all love VGL. We also love the graph Tommy puts up at about the 5:30 mark in his talk. But is this the kind of fantastic, informed information that makes headlines in the Times? No. At least, not yet...give the true artists some time; let them create even more positive waves in this industry, and eventually, video games may finally receive some of the mainstream credit it so richly deserves.

Tags: video games live, tommy tallarico, ted

7/24/2013 9:22:13 PM Ben Dutka

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013 @ 10:44:15 PM

With all the violence I've been exposed to through comics, video games, cartoons, etc, I should have become a supervillain and taken over the world by now, Joker style. Care to guess why I haven't? Because it never affected me. My whole point of life is not to copy what I see fictitious people do, consequences be damned.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013 @ 10:50:41 PM

Yeah you won't catch that graph on any news station. It will really take grown lifelong gamers replacing the 110 year old men in the government and other positions of power (who have integrity of course) before we aren't profiled as criminals.

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j howlett
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 @ 11:09:09 PM

i miss tommy t on television. i use to catch his and vic's show on the science channel before there was g4tv. he's on to better things now though. now i have to hunt down his rant scoring a baseball game a zero.

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Thursday, July 25, 2013 @ 9:11:50 AM

That show was awesome.

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Thursday, July 25, 2013 @ 2:09:32 PM

Good to see videos like this, besides I haven't seen the Tallarico in a while. I think I'mma do a runthrough of Wild 9 for the memories now...

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