is an English electronic group that formed in 1987, and take their name from the Roland TR-808 drum machine and their shared state of mind
. As a trio, they produced their iconic track, Pacific
, which fused influences of house music, jazz fusion and exotica
. The group changed membership a bit over the years, but one way or another 808 State have released six albums
* to date, and a number of singles, EPs, and promotional discs
. 808state.com has a ton of information
, including an extensive visual discography
, a list of other productions and remixes
, and over a gig of demos, live tracks, and other non-album audio to download
. Given the group's 27 year-long history, there's a lot more to see and hear. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Aug 7, 2014 -
My Secret Life in Los Santos
: "On October 1, Rockstar released the online version of Grand Theft Auto V, the most popular video game in history. Unlike the “story mode” of the video game where players test their skills against computer generated cops and gangsters, in the online version of fictional Los Angeles we also get to kill and rob each other."
posted by Chocolate Pickle
on Nov 29, 2013 -
A contributor to the Gameological Society visits his local video game store in Nairobi to demonstrate the sort of games he found there, finding gems like "Guitar Hero: Beatles and Friends" (actually, mostly Bahasa pop music
), "Robocop" (with extra rainbow), and what might just be the ne plus ultra
of video game mods: Grand Theft Auto San Andreas: Kirk Douglas
posted by barnacles
on Feb 6, 2013 -
Both characters remained fully clothed and there were no genital shots. But this was still the most explicit sexual content Wildenborg had seen in a video game. “It was at this point I decided to release the patch to the public,” he says. “I tossed the name 'Hot Coffee' on the file, based on the fact that the girlfriends would ask CJ in for some 'coffee' as a euphemism for sex. Hot Coffee was the first modification for San Andreas.”
- The history of Grand Theft Auto's infamous "Hot Coffee" mod.
posted by Artw
on Dec 9, 2012 -
Game programmer and designer Mike Dailly has been making games since he was 14, back in 1984
. It was then that he met David Jones
, Russell Kay
and Steve Hammond
at the Kingsway Amateur Computer Club, a group that gathered at Kingsway Technical College in Dundee, Scotland. These four chaps would go on to form DMA Design
, home to Lemmings
and Grand Theft Auto
, amongst other games
. Dailly has been sharing stories and materials from the archives of DMA, including The Complete History of DMA Design
, The Complete History of Lemmings
), GTA prototypes
and early game design docs
(when it was called "Race 'n' Chase"), and more.... [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Mar 24, 2011 -
Two brothers pull off the heist of the century when they steal money from a criminal kingpin. The kingpin retaliates by abducting one brother's girlfriend. Now the brothers and their two close allies must team up and rescue her, deal out some pain, and get away with their lives. You may think this sounds vaguely familiar, but you've never seen Nintendo's classic Super Mario Bros.
depicted like this. Presenting The Brothers Mario
[SLYT; contains strong language and scenes of violence; rated M-for-Mature].
posted by Servo5678
on Dec 16, 2010 -
In light of being criticized as being too violent, there is a new version of Grand Theft Auto VI coming out. Previews: Video
posted by sir_rubixalot
on May 3, 2008 -
Back To The Future, Hill Valley
is a "from the ground up" conversion of the videogame Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, with the goal being to re-set the game in the world of Doc Brown, Marty McFly & Biff Tannen. Sample videos
of the progress
. Please note that Hoverboards don't work on water. Via
posted by jonson
on Jun 9, 2007 -
Here's an article
in the New York Post that initially looked like another bulletin on yet a new company being investigated by the SEC. But read the entire text. It has some very
strong words to say against the gaming industry and particularly this game
, calling it "10,000 times worse than the worst thing anybody thinks Michael Jackson ever did to a little boy". Via Penny-Arcade, their reaction is really worth a read.
posted by phyrewerx
on Jan 2, 2004 -
Steal cars and kill prostitutes for points The fourth instalment of the popular Grand Theft Auto video game has become the fastest selling title of all time in the UK. In its first five days on the U.S. market, GTA:VC sold 1.4 million copies of Grand Theft Auto. Entertainment Weekly rated it No. 1 on its 10-best-game list for 2002.
But unlike most video games, where the player represents a hero struggling against evil, Grand Theft Auto invites players to pose as a vicious criminal named Tommy Vercetti. Tommy earns money for his crimes, which include running over pedestrians, hiring and then murdering prostitutes, and killing other gangsters with guns, Uzis, swords and Molotov cocktails.
Unsurprisingly, the game has its critics and protestors. Real life crimes have been linked to it.
Well, MeFiers, is a society ever justified in banning something like this video game?
posted by orange swan
on Dec 24, 2002 -