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Action Swirls Around Video Games Live

Orchestrations meet animated adventure at the Nokia.

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    Action Swirls Around Video Games Live
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    Video Games Live is at the Nokia Theatre on Thursday, June 17.

    Put famous games on the big screen -- think Guitar Hero, Mario, Sonic, Zelda -- and create stirring sounds, courtesy of a full orchestra, to set the score. It's an immersive, appropriately epic experience, it is happening E3-adjacent, and it is at the Nokia Theatre on Thursday, June 17.

    Which brings us to the other two things happening downtown Thursday night. Namely, Game 7 of the NBA Finals at Staples Center, and the opening of the Los Angeles Film Festival. The huge, huge crowds are being talked about. The releases from various downtown venues are going out, asking attendees to leave hours in advance of an event. Here are the details on closures and parking tips.

    Once you reach Nokia, you'll find more to do beyond basking in the pictures and sounds from top games. The show has announced that several composers and developers will be on hand to meet the fans, including Jason Hayes of World of Warcraft and Julien Merceron of Tomb Raider.

    No joystick required.