King Kong Issue 13 featuring
Philip Liu for the SS22 Gaming Issue 13.
Let’s play a sex game. Life is a game and sex is life!
Bigger, better, harder, longer, boobalicious and delicious, art and artifice blown up to
Jon Rafman for the SS22 Gaming Issue 13.
Technology; bringing us together, or driving us further apart?
“Five corporations control our perception of reality. And their algorithms encourage polarization, create echo chambers, and sow division, partly because it drives engagement and earnings. Yet, they don’t fully understand the profound effects the algorithms have on the human psyche.”
100 Gecs for the SS22 Gaming Issue 13.
The duo of Dylan Brady and Laura Les who form the band 100 Gecs create visual promotional worlds which swing from the surreal to the hyperreal. Their layers of music, electronic programming, and flashes of dub step, pop punk and death metal, slash through musical definitions and boundaries.
In just a few months following the release of 1000 gecs, the band went from playing their first concert from inside the video game Minecraft to selling out shows across the country, proving that their rabid, rapidly multiplying fanbase doesn’t only exist in the far corners of the internet.
Kim Petras for the SS22 Gaming Issue 13.
Kim Petras is a wonder of her own world, a testament of strength and courage. Recognising her trans identity at an early age she fought to achieve the identity she wanted, and moved from Germany to Los Angeles to start her pop writing career. Her success is a triumph for all in and supporting of the trans communities.
“For me, it’s really about all queer and LGBTQIA+ kids fulfilling their dreams and living up to their fullest potential. The same way that someone like SOPHIE, for instance, made me feel so seen and like I could do anything I wanted, I also hope to be able to be as fearless and to do the same for other kids and artists. And I also hope that the way people will talk about my music and me as a person also goes beyond me being trans. A lot of the times, that has been the headline when people talk about me, and I realize it’s the shitty state of the world we live in, but in the end no matter what your gender or whatever
else is, it matters who you are as a person.”
We go over the concept behind Petras’ upcoming album, balancing self-criticism with having fun, a never-ending love for video games and her desire to
design and score her own game one day. Oh, and killing Paris Hilton.
CL for the SS22 Gaming Issue 13.
Global superstar and pride of South Korea, (CL) Lee Chae-rin exploded onto the k-pop scene at 17, the main character to the biggest k-pop girl group in the world, 2NE1 and has only leveled up since.
“I think a lot of the time that I’m a game character in a game that I created”
If life is like a game, then both are worth playing well, to the full, or neither is worth playing at all.
Playing the game by her own rules and battle-ready to slay any challenge.
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