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TO LOOK THIS BUFF TAKES AGES

Richard Jacques went ‘totally custom’ with his t-shirt for his performance at the weekend’s Game City event. He’s also not the most natural in front of a camera.

...ages of sitting down

More photos from Game City.

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HEAR THE ACTUAL VOICE OF RICHARD JACQUES

Dave, from Snackspot, met Richard Jacques. Which is JUST NOT FAIR because his stupid web site is about sweets and crisps and what does HE KNOW about Richard Jacques? That’s like us meeting the CEO of Nestle and getting him to say something into a microphone about limited edition Kit Kats.

Still, Dave got Richard to say something into a microphone just for us:

THE ACTUAL VOICE OF RICHARD JACQUES [400k MP3]

In this short ‘sound file broadcast’ Rich plugs his upcoming show and acknowledges our existence. It’s like we’re proper and matter.

THINGS WE HAVE DONE:
  • Seen him
  • Heard him

    THINGS WE ARE YET TO DO:

  • Touch him
  • Smell him

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    WHERE WILL RICHARD JACQUES BE ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, AT PRECISELY 2.00PM?

    We know! He will be here! We will be approximately ten metres away from him in the same room, signalling our sexual availability by dangling a red handkerchief from our back pocket.

    Two birds, one stone

    THE PROPER PRESS RELEASE, SO THIS UPDATE LOOKS A BIT LESS WEIRD AND FRIGHTENING:

    5th September 2006. GameCity is beside itself with excitement in announcing the confirmation of game music legend Richard Jacques, who will performing an exclusive live set at GameCity this October. Performing principally on pianoforte, Jacques will be treating the audience to a series of specially arranged renditions, forming a retrospective of some of the most loved SEGA classics.

    Following his appearance at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Richard is delighted to be back performing in the UK. He says, “I’m really excited to be appearing at GameCity and highlight the role of music in videogames. It’s a rare event that makes game culture truly accessible to the public, but it’s so important that it’s done. I can’t wait.”

    This unique concert event will take place at 2pm on Saturday 28th October, in the majestic setting of St Mary’s Church in the Lace Market, Nottingham – which will be candle-lit for the event. Whilst the precise contents of the set-list must remain undisclosed, we are able to reveal that “Sonic the Hedgehog Medley”, “Shenmue Improvisations” and “Outrun” WILL be being performed.

    Phil Lamb, UK Product Manager at SEGA, commented: “Richard Jacques is a talented musician who has produced some fantastic music for SEGA over the years. Richard’s many contributions have complimented the games perfectly and have really enhanced the experience for the players. Having most recently worked with us on some cracking remixes on the soundtrack for OutRun2, Richard has proved to be a real hit with SEGA fans everywhere.”

    In 2005, Jacques’ game music was performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl for “Video Games Live” to more than 11, 000 fans of video games and orchestral and choral music. Not only was Jacques’ music selected for the world’s largest video game music symphony concert, accompanied by cinematics on the big screen and laser light show, but given his expertise and knowledge of live orchestra Jacques was also invited to arrange and orchestrate the special retro Classic Arcade Medley featuring over 20 games from Pong to Donkey Kong including such classics as Dragon’s Lair, Tetris, Frogger, Gauntlet, Space Invaders and Outrun. In addition, having scored games in the multi-million selling Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, Jacques was selected to arrange and orchestrate the Sonic medley, prompting high praise from Sonic creator Yuji Naka himself.

    With the supporting bill yet to be disclosed, Jacques is already providing one of the hottest tickets for GameCity 2006.

    NOTE:
    “Performing principally on pianoforte” means Richard Jacques will be playing SEGA songs on a piano! We will be performing principally on our penises as Rich soothes us away into a candlelit dream world filled with SEGA music.

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    WE GOT AN ACTUAL EMAIL OFF RICHARD JACQUES

    He said that people who weren’t into his ‘breakbeat’ style might like to try his Starship Troopers medley from the PC game instead.

    He also said some personal things just to us. And his mobile phone number was in his email signature, probably because he wants us to text him photos of our genitals (we’ll do it tomorrow, as we’ll have to shave our pubes off tonight to make it look bigger).

    The Richard Jacques Starship Troopers Medley [8.7MB]

    It’s posh orchestral music, so don’t download it if you don’t like orchestral music. It’s 8.7MB which is a lot to download if you’re only going to disinterestedly listen to the first 20 seconds and think to yourself “this is shit” and then skip to Franz Ferdinand or Akon.

    NOTES FOR AMERICAN READERS:
    Orchestral music is stuff like the theme to Star Wars. You know, with violins and trumpets and shit. There are no rap words in it, so don’t bother.

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