Genres

A new online tool provides detailed accessibility info for disabled gamers

A new online tool has launched today that provides detailed accessibility information on a growing list of modern games. The Accessible Games Database, created by games accessibility platform DAGERSystem, allows users to select the accessibility options they need and then view a list of games that include those features. Currently, …

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The New Era & Genre Of Hip Hop is Progressive Music

Violent song lyrics increase negative emotions and thoughts that can lead to aggression, according to a study published in the May issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (Vol. 84, No. 5).  The study challenges the ancient Greek “catharsis hypothesis” that claims that expressing aggressive emotion will later decrease aggressive behavior. …

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How bosses should write books

Oct 2nd 2021 CHIEF EXECUTIVES are not, it goes without saying, the world’s most natural writers. They do not rise to the top without laserlike ambition, a trait that rarely leads to literary reflection. To achieve success, they have to murder their straight-talking selves and master corporate twaddle instead. They …

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U.S. Genre Film Fests Plan Second Virtual NIGHTSTREAM Festival – The Hollywood Reporter

Four U.S. genre film festivals are set to host the second annual online-only festival, NIGHTSTREAM, to jointly screen films and other programming from their events amid the pandemic. The Boston Underground Film Festival, Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, North Bend Film Festival and Overlook Film Festival will stage the virtual festival …

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Smaller artists to keep an eye on this ACL

Illustrated by Andrea Gomez By Jacob Tate     9/28/21 10:26pm Three things are certain in life: death, taxes and Rice students trying to assemble groups of friends to trek to Austin for the Austin City Limits Festival. As we’ve somehow almost gotten to the start of the October, the Thresher …

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WRC (10) is the FIFA of the motorsport genre, but does this iterative step make for a definitive experience? – Big Boss Battle (B3)

For more than twenty years now, I’ve loved rally games. Whether I go back to the seminal experience of Colin McRae Rally, or consider the likes of Richard Burns Rally, Rallisport Challenge and the Dirt: Rally series, I’ve always been keen to see what was on offer. In recent years, …

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Darius Rucker says the ‘stigma’ of ‘racism’ attached to country music is ‘changing’: ‘I’m just glad’

Darius Rucker is hopeful for the future of country music. In recent years, the 55-year-old crooner has been outspoken about his experience in the country music industry as a Black man and the various difficulties he faced making headway in his second act despite previously striking with the band Hootie …

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Every Jake Gyllenhaal Crime Movie, Ranked From Worst To Best (Including The Guilty)

Jake Gyllenhaal has had prominent roles in an impressive number of cinematic gems, but here’s a ranking of his best crime genre films (including 2021’s The Guilty), from his worst to his best. The 40-year-old actor is a household name these days, but he was starring in films before he was …

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As the arena shooter returns, it’s still video games’ purest genre

One straightforward rule trumps all in the arena shooter: kill everything. This defining principle draws a line from the genre classics of the 1990s like the aptly-named Quake 3: Arena, to foundational shoot-em-ups of decades prior — games such as 1978’s Space Invaders where there was literally nothing to do …

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Indie music’s great, but what is it? – The Vanderbilt Hustler

I love indie music. But there’s no one way to define it. Is my indie the same as your indie? What about him over there; what does his indie sound like? Clearly, indie music has a standardization problem. So I took to the Vanderbilt community to find out what indie …

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