Behind the Sinister Sounds

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There was something unsettling about being in an empty playground with a bunch of camera equipment, waiting for a guy in a mask. It was the day before Halloween, and we had the perfect ingredients for a low-budget slasher movie. Scattle had suggested the area simply because it was quiet, but the image of motionless swings and disused apparatus left an eerie impression. His arrival didn’t exactly settle my nerves. Despite texting, “I’m here”, at the time when we had arranged to meet, it took another ten minutes for his shadowy form to materialise from the car park. With a mask that conveys as much character as the plug socket it imitates, Scattle clearly enjoys toying with the mysterious, and our situation only reinforced this observation. As it turns out, the music he makes has a similar effect.

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North America #1 | £12

Five video game fans from South East London take a trip along the west coast of North America, visiting people and places connected to the medium. From founding figures and academics, to journalists, museums and new frontiers, this issue looks at video games in their variety of manifestations and reaching influences.

Featuring

  • Nolan Bushnell
  • Richard Lemarchand
  • The Romeros
  • Raychul Moore
  • Scattle
  • The Made
  • IGN Entertainment
  • John Warner
  • Shape of the World
  • The Northways

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