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3D Monster Maze Was The Very First Horror Game

Long-running video game franchises and genres all have to start somewhere, and it’s not always pretty. Looking back to that origin point can show us not just how the greats began, but how far they’ve come since. Today we unearth the very first horror video game.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Everybody Fine After Giant British WWII ‘Tallboy’ Bomb Finally Blew Up In Poland

Going by what I know from Hollywood, the bomb-disposal community has a firm definition for the strategic technique of blowing up a bomb you can’t defuse: a controlled explosion. A Polish bomb squad just demonstrated what an uncontrolled explosion looks like, but thanks to them, nobody was hurt.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Calvin Harris slams UK government for lack of music industry funding

When Calvin Harris speaks, people listen. The superstar DJ took to social media to express his frustrations with the UK government, lambasting British officials for their treatment of the country’s troubled music industry throughout 2020. Harris’ claim that the UK music industry contributes upwards of £5 billion pounds (approximately 6,450,650,000 USD) to Britain’s economy is […]

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Michigan Lawmakers Hate Rivian, I Guess

Carvana has turned its founders into billionaires selling cars online. Tesla has fought tooth and nail to let you sidestep dealers. Now Michigan… wants to keep startups like Rivian from doing the same. All that and more in The Morning Shift for September 25, 2020.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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DJing is now recognized as a GCSE certification in the UK

After recognizing CDJs as an instrument in for the music General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) in 2016, the British have gone one step further by now formally recognizing DJing as a music qualification. FutureDJs along with the London College of Music Examiners advocated for the inclusion of CDJs in qualifications, publishing a syllabus that […]

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DJing is now recognized as a GCSE certification in the UK

After recognizing CDJs as an instrument in for the music General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) in 2016, the British have gone one step further by now formally recognizing DJing as a music qualification. FutureDJs along with the London College of Music Examiners advocated for the inclusion of CDJs in qualifications, publishing a syllabus that […]

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McLaren Wants To Sell Its Iconic £200 Million Bond Villain Headquarters Amid Restructuring

Churning out endless high-powered, well-engineered supercars for two decades hasn’t been enough to secure McLaren from hardship amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of a new restructuring plan, McLaren plans to sell its iconic McLaren Technology Centre headquarters in the U.K.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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New BBC podcast explores origins of acid house and ecstasy

BBC will release a new, 12-part podcast centered on the story of rave and ecstasy in the UK. Titled Ecstasy: The Battle of Rave, the upcoming series stars BBC Radio presenter Chris Warburton, who investigates the emergence of the rave scene in the late ’80s and early ’90s. Combining factual and dramatized episodes, the half-documentary, […]

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New BBC podcast explores origins of acid house and ecstasy

BBC will release a new, 12-part podcast centered on the story of rave and ecstasy in the UK. Titled Ecstasy: The Battle of Rave, the upcoming series stars BBC Radio presenter Chris Warburton, who investigates the emergence of the rave scene in the late ’80s and early ’90s. Combining factual and dramatized episodes, the half-documentary, […]

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England announces reopening of music venues

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that music venues in England may reopen with reduced audiences beginning August 15. Additionally, several other “leisure, sport, and cultural activities” are set to reopen, including indoor sports events and business conferences. The reopening comes on the heels of the Red Alert movement and #WeMakeEvents protests that have been […]

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England announces reopening of music venues

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that music venues in England may reopen with reduced audiences beginning August 15. Additionally, several other “leisure, sport, and cultural activities” are set to reopen, including indoor sports events and business conferences. The reopening comes on the heels of the Red Alert movement and #WeMakeEvents protests that have been […]

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UK government postpones plan to bring back live music events

The UK government has delayed its plans to resume live music events. In July, government officials announced that the ban on outdoor music events would cease, and followed this news with a declaration that, starting August 1, indoor performances would be allowed with the understanding that strict social distancing measures were to be followed. Theater […]

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The Auto Industry Has Borrowed An Absurd Amount Of Money To Get Through COVID

Automakers have borrowed a ton of money to get through the pandemic, FCA and GM salaried employees are getting their full paychecks, FCA and Mazda are struggling, and the UK is discussing EV mandates. All that and more in The Morning Shift for July 31, 2020.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Auto Industry Has Borrowed An Absurd Amount Of Money To Get Through COVID

Automakers have borrowed a ton of money to get through the pandemic, FCA and GM salaried employees are getting their full paychecks, FCA and Mazda are struggling, and the UK is discussing EV mandates. All that and more in The Morning Shift for July 31, 2020.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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England Government to allow indoor concerts to resume in August

More good news is here for residents of England. The week of July 13, the government ended the COVID-19–related ban on outdoor music events. Now, in moving forward with stage four of the plan to resume music and culture industry events, UK culture secretary Oliver Dowden tweeted that starting August 1, “Socially distanced audiences can […]

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UK government ends ban on outdoor music events

Summer 2020 can still be saved—if you happen to be a resident of the United Kingdom, that is. The UK government recently confirmed that starting July 11, outdoor festivals, gigs, and theatre events are allowed to resume if organizers adhere to preventive COVID-19 restrictions. In a press release, Culture secretary Oliver Dowden said outdoor events […]

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Carl Cox says, ‘illegal parties are basically done out of frustration’

Following a series of illegal raves in the UK, Carl Cox has given his perspective on the transpiring events. As parties across the country have been shut down, some have led to dangerous consequences, including two Manchester raves that resulted in one fatality, three stabbings, and a sexual assault. The famed DJ has attributed the […]

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Glastonbury could face bankruptcy as festival’s 2021 fate remains uncertain

With the lights turned out on Glastonbury 2020 and growing uncertainty regarding next year’s festival season, organizers Michael and Emily Eavis worry that the iconic UK festival could face bankruptcy. In a recent interview with The Guardian, Michael Eavis bluntly stated, “[2021] has to happen for us, we have to carry on. Otherwise it will […]

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Calvin Harris’ ‘Giant’ was the UK’s most played song in 2019

The most streamed song in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2019 belonged to Calvin Harris, according to data from licensing company, PPL, which tracks radio broadcast and TV station activity. New figures recently released by PPL indicate that Harris’ collaboration with Rag’n’Bone Man, “Giant,” had the heaviest rotation in the UK, followed by Mark Ronson‘s […]

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