Rocker Gamers

September 25, 2009 -

Joystiq has an interview with Trent Reznor talking with the Nine Inch Nails front man about the games he grew up on, how much he sucks at Rock Band and the game character he most identifies with (Link).

Reznor also discussed his experience with pitching a videogame to publishers:

And as first time people in a pitch meeting, it was kind of depressing. Depressing to see that the people in control of those studios and publishers are much the same as the people sitting at record companies.


When asked about any similarities between the indie videogame and indie music industries, Reznor called the iPhone platform “inspiring,” and added that he likes what he sees from the Xbox, noting, “they're providing a place to get indie games and you don't have to hack your system or fight updates to get those games on it."

Indie musician Ryan Adams has also been active lately on the videogame front, writing for The Awl website over the past month. His rambling posts center on videogame titles and systems from the past, while interjecting plenty of obscenities and pop culture references.

A take from Adams on Q*bert:

Anyway, there are two ways I am thinking about Q-Bert now, either if videogames were around when making Exile on Main Street maybe it would have been a single album or that maybe it would have been longer.


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Re: Rocker Gamers

Personally I think the Quake 1 soundtrack did exatly what it was supposed to do.  Add some kind of ambient tone to the background.  While I would have to say that yes, the sound track was forgettable, I will say that this guy is pretty amazing at mixing and creating original stuff.  And who could complain that ID software got to use the NIN logo on thier nail crates for the nailgun weapon.  Nothing like gunning down somone with some Nine inch nails!

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Nothing like it to make the experience lamer and more pointless than it already was certainly.

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I LIKE the fence. I get 2 groups to laugh at then.

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Re: Rocker Gamers

I would have loved to get Stevie Ray Vaughn's opinion on stuff like this.

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Isn't this guy a boss in Super Mario World?

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Believe in something! Even if it's wrong, believe in it.

GET OFF MY PHONE!

-Glenn Beck

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Re: Rocker Gamers

Can anybody here translate Adams's quote into English?  Zippy, maybe?

"De minimus non curat lex"

"De minimus non curat lex"

Re: Rocker Gamers

Ok, aside form those writing this entire thing off sicne they odn't like a man's music, I can understand what he's saying about executives. He's likely had too much experiences with such people.

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I read this the other day and thought it was a great interview. But then I'm a fan of NIN/Trent Reznor, so YMMV.

NIN Creative Director Rob Sheridan is the one who identified w/ Link, Trent didn't give an answer.

Re: Rocker Gamers

One shouldn't forget that he composed the entire Quake 1 soundtrack.

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Which, in all fairness, was very forgettable.

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I LIKE the fence. I get 2 groups to laugh at then.

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Who the hell is Ryan Adams (Unless it;s the "One and Only" Ryan Adams, in which case megalol, you aint a musician!), and what the f**k is that quote talking about? It's gibberish!

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I LIKE the fence. I get 2 groups to laugh at then.

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I find it hard to care what Trent Reznor has to say about anything, as his music is astonishingly bland to me, and the only thing he's done that I didn't dislike was allow Johnny Cash's to perform his take on 'Hurt'.  Which Cash performed better than Trent.

And who the hell cares what Ryan Adams has to say?  The man is all kinds of mediocre.  Jesus, why don't we call Unknown Hinson and see what he has to say about the Xbox and Iphone, at least THAT will be interesting, and the man's actually a great musician.

 
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Technogeek"It also doesn't mean you're obligated to stop harassment from all gamers that are doing so." I'd say you're certainly obligated to call them out when you see it happening.09/20/2014 - 5:17pm
SleakerNow if you disagree with anything in my last 2 posts then we obviously have a difference in world view, and wont come to any sort of agreement. I'm fine with that, maybe some people aren't?09/20/2014 - 5:09pm
SleakerIt also doesn't mean that just because a news outlet says that Gamers are the problem and you self-identify as a Gamer, you're immediately the problem. It also doesn't mean you're obligated to stop harassment from all gamers that are doing so.09/20/2014 - 4:59pm
SleakerJust to re-iterate: People getting harassed is wrong. Just because someone is harassed by so called 'gamers' doesn't mean that all gamers are bad. nor does it mean that you need to pass laws or judgement on all gamers.09/20/2014 - 4:56pm
SleakerAnd furthermore just because someone doesn't 'crusade against the evil' that doesn't make them the problem. You can have discussion with those around you. There's a thing called sphere of influence.09/20/2014 - 4:54pm
Sleaker@Conster - one person getting harassed is a 'problem' only so far as the harassee's are doing it. Just because a select few people choose to act like this doesn't make it widespread. Nor does it immediately make everyone responsible to put an end to it.09/20/2014 - 4:54pm
james_fudgeno worries09/20/2014 - 4:15pm
TechnogeekI misread james' comment as "we can't have a debate without threatening" there at first. Actually wound up posting a shout about death threats and "kill yourself" not technically being the same thing before I realized.09/20/2014 - 3:59pm
james_fudgeDon't hit me *cowers behind Andrew*09/20/2014 - 3:20pm
ConsterYou take that back right now, james, or else. *shakes fist menacingly*09/20/2014 - 3:00pm
james_fudgeOur community is awesome. We can have a debate without threatening to kill each other.09/20/2014 - 2:50pm
Andrew EisenNo one's crossed a line but I just want to remind you all to keep discussions civil.09/20/2014 - 1:54pm
Craig R.tldr: I'm a gamer, and imo those who support GamerGate should feel free to take a flying leap off a cliff.09/20/2014 - 1:27pm
Craig R.Not only that, I'm pretty sure that if actual studies were done, you'd still deny them, Sleaker. After all, it's not what you'd want to hear to support your rose-colored view of GamerGate.09/20/2014 - 1:18pm
Craig R.There IS an issue. Nor do we need a study to show that if you deny it then you're part of the problem.09/20/2014 - 1:17pm
Sleakersimply oust people that do harass others.09/20/2014 - 11:34am
Sleaker@Conster - I can say the same thing if you think there's been more than a handful. Until there's an actual study on rates no one can claim to know how widespread the incidence of harassment is. Thus the best we can do is 'there might be an issue' and...09/20/2014 - 11:33am
ConsterSleaker: if you think there's only been "a handful of" incidents, you have your head stuck *somewhere* - I'm assuming it's sand.09/20/2014 - 5:38am
prh99Most of it's agitprop clickbait anyway.09/20/2014 - 5:27am
 

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