Robert Magnus discussed the history and future of music in video games. Robert exhorted his listeners not to turn off the music while they play their video games, for he said it constitutes the parts of the game that are the most atmospheric and enjoyable. Robert Magnus is an eighth grade student who lives in New York City. He has hiked Mt. Washington, participated in a New York City regional science bowl, and is a key member on his school’s green team. In terms of video games, he has played many Pok√©mon games from generations 4-7, two Mariokart games, two Super Smash bros. games, three Legend of Zelda games, and Splatoon as well as other games for Nintendo consoles. He has also watched several videos on other gaming franchises like Sonic the hedgehog, Banjo-Kazooie, and Final Fantasy. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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