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#1 Posted by Hampe (178 posts) -

@wemibelec90 said:

Oh boy, my hate-love relationship wit FEMM is so strong. Each time I watch their videos I just sit there being frustrated. The direction is top-notch, the music is (often, not always) great but the lack of personality from the two singers is just so dumb. think a big reason to why I come to like certain artists and bands are because of their personality, and since FEMM is supposed to be this android/cyborg/robot-something, they totally miss out on this. Never going to be sure how I feel about them.

Well, might as well write something about jpop as well.

Koda Kumi - HOTEL (seriously tho' fuck AVEX for just putting out half of their MV's like wtf)

Koda Kumi's latest is so goddamn catchy. The beat is great and Koda Kumi's voice still has such a cool range. It's really rad to see how far she's come.

How to Count Planets - Hishou

This little Japanese indie band makes some really nice music. Their latest album is full of tunes that's perfect for a rainy day or when you just want to relax to something.

piana - In Silence

From piana's latest album. I'd rather recommend you listen to the whole album, but this song is one of the better ones on the album. It really made me sway at home at least.

TEMPURA KIDZ vs Charisma.com - ミイラキラー

I know everyone on this site loves Charisma.com by now, but I hope you've all heard this collab. Also the music video is just goddamn fantastic.

#2 Posted by Hampe (178 posts) -

I thought I would add stuff to this thread to those who missed out the livestream.

Trailer:


Gameplay Walkthrough:

Both in so-so quality, but until the real deal is out, this is pretty good.

Also I'm so incredibly excited about Phantom Pain. I'm kind of thinking that I should revisit Ground Zeroes tonight.

#3 Posted by Hampe (178 posts) -

Yeah, the biggest easter egg for me was finding out that THE GODDAMN RADIO SPEAKS SWEDISH AT ONE POINT?!

I'm from Sweden, so hearing it was really freaky. I've subtitled it in English as well.

#4 Posted by Hampe (178 posts) -

Thanks Ryan.

We miss you.

#5 Posted by Hampe (178 posts) -

Remember when video games used to be about video games, and not people blowing up and crying about every footnote?

Hey, I think this isn't the way to think about things. You know, considering the media has changed and we're supposed to move forward as the world progresses, we need to discuss and talk about things such as who's going to represent the stuff we love. It's good to question decisions and talk about them.

Video games has become a medium that more and more people embrace, and by such we should allow the medium to evolve by bringing in even more opinions from people that might not get seen that often compared to others.

Video games is fun and cool, but at the same time we're starting to talk about video games being art we need to talk about what video games is in context to todays society. And I do think that games journalism lacks that at times.

#6 Posted by Hampe (178 posts) -

Uppsala, Sweden

#7 Posted by Hampe (178 posts) -

I'm guessing most of the things that you weren't able to solve in this act will be confronted in the second one, like the snake for example! 8-bit mode is achieved by setting the game to the lowest resolution possible :)

Anyway, great way to end the game. I'm super-stoked to play the next part. The big reveal in the end really made me a bit shocked. I actually thought that it was the Dead Eye God that was Shay, but man, was I fooled! Do the have any connection though? He spoke about Project Dandelion.

And on the note of thinking that you're someone else. I thought it was really clever to portray "mom" as Vella as well, when you hear her talking about sacrificing. I'd think at this point that the computer and Merrick are both part of the problem, so to speak.

Well, I enjoyed it very much! Can't wait to see how they wrap it up.

#8 Posted by Hampe (178 posts) -

#9 Posted by Hampe (178 posts) -

@aurahack I'm with you with what you're saying. Most of the kpop I listen to as well is something that probably would be called somewhat mass-produced by people. I know a lot of Swedish people produce big kpop-hits nowadays, when they earlier worked with Britney Spears and such artists. So it's understandable that you want to give some other albums a bit more appreciation. Thanks for the explanation though, I got extremely curious when you put that comment in there!

And now you're making me want to make my own list of albums...

Also man, thanks for introducing me to Charisma.com! I ordered their album of amazon.jp now, looking forward to seeing it arrive here in Sweden :)

#10 Posted by Hampe (178 posts) -

Great list! Although I have to admit, very curious about your "no K-pop"-rule. Why did that thought come up?

I have a totally different opinion on CAPS LOCK however. I got really disappointed by the release and I think Perfume's LEVEL3 delivered the Yasutaka Nakata experience I wanted. But I have to admit that listening to his productions has started to getting harder and harder, since it's sounding more and more the same. Which is why CAPS LOCK was kind of a neat addition to his library, since it didn't.

I'm going to make a pretty "wild" suggestion, but you should look into the Mitchie M feat Hatsune Miku-album that came out this year. Yes, the syntethic voice is there, but since he's using the more natural sounding VOCALOID2 synthesizer it sounds aaaaaamazing! FREELY TOMORROW for example here.