There are few industry leaders that immediately come to mind when you talk about the gaming industry and the console wars in the 1990s. One of those leaders is Tommy Tallarico.

Tommy has been involved in almost every aspect of the gaming industry: development, advertising, television and, of course, music. He has seen the best and the worst of the console wars in the 1990s. Tommy is well known for his creation of Video Games Live. This classical concert covers a huge variety of soundtracks from well known video games. He covers all the Eras from the 1980s to today. The 1990s were a big era for video game music. The change from cartridges to CDs took on a whole new challenge for creating music on a video game.

A few of the big games he worked on in the 1990s were Earthworm Jim, Time Crisis and Metroid Prime. While working at Virgin Interactive, Tommy worked on several other titles, including The Terminator, Aladdin, Cool Spot, The 7th Guest and Global Gladiators. In 1997.

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Todd Friedman is heavily involved in the retro gaming community and has co-promoted the Video Game Summit in Chicago, IL for the past 16 years. He also has published 2 books and written for various different gaming magazines including Old School Gamer.