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Twitch to stream Video Games Live concert this Saturday

A live concert with music from more than a dozen video game series sounds like a perfect night out for a devoted gamer, other than that whole "night out" thing. But when Video Games Live performs at the San Diego Civic Theatre next week, both San Diego Comic Con attendees and music aficionados can enjoy thanks to a live stream from Twitch.

The event begins on July 20 at 6 p.m. PDT. Its orchestras and choirs will be led by guest conducting game composers like Austin Wintory of Journey as well as principal conductor Emmanuel Fratianni. Besides Journey, new music and accompanying video from Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Destiny, and Dota 2 will debut, and classics from Monkey Island, Final Fantasy, Street Fighter II, Chrono Trigger, Shadow of the Colossus, Skyrim, and more will round out the selection of more than 20 compositions.

Viewers can tune in remotely to see new cinematic snippets of the games and hear the performances on Twitch's own streaming channel. The concert itself will begin at 8 p.m. PDT and will conclude at 10:30 p.m.

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.