Articles tagged hipsters, hardcore, video games

14 Nov 2016 // 2:24 AM

Super Unison: Auto

Poetic justice at once ferocious and dreamy, Auto sees Super Unison as a voice that takes you and grabs your attention.

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To Live and Die in Pixelation

Death by Video Game is a must read not only for gamers, but for anyone interested in learning about well researched and supported argumentation.

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From Rust Belt to Brain Belt: ‘The Smartest Places on Earth’

An economist and a journalist report on how advances in technology and communication are helping once moribund industrial cities become hotspots for global innovation.

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The Dangers of Playing in Unfinished Houses: Considering Early Access Video Games

Playing a game in its alpha or beta form is like living in an unfinished house; it's habitable, but some things seem off or don't work or might get better (or worse).

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‘Hardcore Henry’ Tells Gamers Sorry, There Is No Princess

Hardcore Henry questions gamers' instinctual need to fulfill a particular role within the context of a presumed masculine identity.

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25 Feb 2016 // 2:30 AM

How Do Video Games Force Us to Gain Perspective?

Sometimes “hard” in a video game isn't just a difficulty setting.

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‘Dying Light’, ‘Evolve’ and ‘Battlefield’ Deserve a Replay

These three 2015 early releases are maligned and misunderstood -- and worthy of reconsideration.

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Muscle Beach - “Pressure Kills” (audio) (premiere)

The Denver trio churn out some first-rate hardcore on their new track.

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3 Nov 2015 // 1:15 AM

Blacklisters: Adult

Blacklisters are strong when their brand of noise rock resembles sludge metal. They aren't nearly so good when they do hardcore.

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Destruction Unit: Negative Feedback Resistor

As metal and punk, hardcore and thrash, this space invasion storms over you.

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14 Sep 2015 // 1:15 AM

Defeater: Abandoned

Continuing their narrative of a family caught in the throes of poverty and violence after World War II, Defeater scripts a plot twist with their most pummeling album to date.

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Why the Arcade Matters

The arcade snatched video games from the rarefied spaces of industry and academia, making playing video games into a truly populist pastime.

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Gaytheist + Rabbits - ‘GAY*BITS’ (album stream) (premiere)

Two of Portland's best underground bands join forces for a raucous and highly enjoyable split album.

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‘The 100 Greatest Console Video Games’ Chooses Style Over Substance

This is an accessible boilerplate encyclopedia of vintage game history that eschews analysis for rudimentary information and attractive presentation.

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Gaming Against Sexual Assault, with ‘Decisions That Matter’ and Other Video Games

The game tackles sexual assault, and it asks players to witness disturbing situations that test their moral fortitude.

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Fucked Up: Year of the Hare

Can a 23-minute long track with acoustic interludes be the best punk song of the decade?

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The Art of the Game and the Game of Art

John Sharp's Works of Game: On the Aesthetics Games and Art doesn't argue whether games are art or not, but instead looks at the intersection where games and art meet.

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Name That Tune: ‘Koji Kondo’s Super Mario Bros. Soundtrack’

Thirty years after the release of his most famous work, there are likely still many who don’t know the name Koji Kondo -- yet they know they've heard his music, somewhere.

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29 Jun 2015 // 1:30 AM

Refused: Freedom

On their first studio album in 16 years legendary Swedish hardcore band don’t lose a step in their mission to hybridize punk with anything they can.

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Old Wounds - ‘The Suffering Spirit’ (album stream) (premiere)

The young New Jersey hardcore band make a significant creative leap on their scorching new album.

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Here Comes the Bloom: Timothy Bloom Takes Hip-Hop to the Sock-Hop

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"More sock-hop than hip-hop, soulster Timothy Bloom does a stunning '50s revamp on contemporary R&B.

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