Articles tagged hipsters, hardcore, video games

10 Apr 2015 // 1:20 AM

Backwards Compatibility is the Only Way Forward

Every generation has attempted to preserve the most important pieces of its art. It should be just the same with computer games, but often it is not.

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Fawn Spots: From Safer Place

Moments of calm within the hurricane rush of massed vocals and guitars, from a young York, England, punk trio.

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1 Oct 2014 // 12:17 PM

Pinterest Hit, ‘Quinoa’, Now a Book Lampooning Hipster Culture

She’s more in-the-know than you, more fashion-forward than you and she’s no taller than half a Heidi Klum (with heels, of course). Her

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Sheer Terror: Standing Up for Falling Down

Hate Core is alive and well! Sheer Terror, New York hardcore hate-mongers, return with a new record, new line-up, and their same old abhorrence for, well… everything.

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‘Console Wars’ Is a Deeply Flawed Telling of a Great Story about Videogames

A book on the origins of Sega, a gaming industry giant of great historical importance, could have been great.

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Priests: Bodies and Control and Money and Power EP

The newest EP from these DC punks is heavy on rage and passion, but the notes they hit are all too familiar.

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Moving Pixels Podcast: Exploring the Rituals and Riddles of ‘Year Walk’

While Device 6 is a game about exploring textuality. Simogo's other game of exploration, Year Walk, explores the ritual and folklore of an equally unusual but seemingly more mundane landscape.

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Sex and Inelegance in the City

If Sex in the City had been based on reality, it would have been more like the The Harm in Asking: My Clumsy Encounters with the Human Race.

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It’s Not Hip to Be Hip Anymore

The Cool School reminds us why sometimes it’s better not to be cool because if being cool means being as unbearable as some of these hopheads, what’s the point?

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25 Sep 2013 // 2:01 AM

Oathbreaker: Eros|Anteros

Oathbreaker's decision to exhibit more range on its sophomore album, Eros|Anteros, isn't a unique artistic statement in metallic hardcore. But it's one that many bands of its ilk ignore in favour of "stamping on a human face, forever".

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All Pigs Must Die: Nothing Violates This Nature

All Pigs Must Die do what a hardcore band is supposed to do: fill you with fear, anxiety and the threat of impending violence.

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Night Birds: Born to Die in Suburbia

Night Birds prove that they’re among the best punk bands mining the circuit at the moment, and this record should open the group up to a new audience.

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The Black Dhalia Murder: Into the Everblack

The remarkable quality of the sounds coming out of these disparate personalities is so cleanly divided that each song seems to benefit from the sonic quality of two entirely different lead singers as opposed to the reality of one, who is obviously possessed.

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E3 2013: Exhilarating Electronic Entertainment Expo

While usually being a bustling and entertaining experience, E3 hasn’t really felt a much needed air of excitement for a while, but things have finally changed.

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E3 2013 Press Conferences: This is Just the Beginning

The first day of E3 was reserved for an all-day marathon of press conferences, with Microsoft, Sony, EA and Ubisoft all showing off their latest wares in a glitzy spectacle.

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The Moving Pixels Podcast Explores Minimalism in Video Games

This week, it's minimalism. It's video games. What more can we say?

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22 Apr 2013 // 10:04 PM

VHÖL: VHÖL

There's abundant studded-belt and back-patch rhythmic chaos to be found on VHÖL, of both the 10-inch Mohawk and greasy mullet varieties.

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Enter the Posthuman: ‘Alien Phenomenology’

In a world overrun by objects, everything's a 'thing' from another world.

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The Mute Generation: How Gen-X Lost Its Voice

The whole “voice of a generation” concept is pretty ridiculous to begin with, but in the case of my cohort, the so-called Generation X, it’s downright laughable.

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Feeling ‘80s Spirit: Post-Hardcore Punk for the Plastic Generation

Moss Icon and Jason Farrell still sizzle in the present tense, despite years of obscurity.

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