Rap music is now one of the most listened-to musical genres in the world. Yet it wasn't always that way. As this documentary produced by Le Monde reminds us, it took 1991 for everything to change in the United States. Because Billboard, the magazine that posted the charts, was not representative of what was really being sold. Then, the computerization of sales allowed us to have a real portrait of the preferences of music lovers. Suddenly, rap, a marginalized genre, was at the top.
And even though the record industry suffered in the early 2000s with illegal downloading, the musical style would be reborn thanks to digital. First of all, streaming services are totally changing the game. From now on, listening time surpasses sales. Thus, young people listening to rap music over and over again will increase these statistics.
In fact, some even talk about a slight overrepresentation of the genre on Deezer or Spotify. YouTube has also helped rappers go through a less heavy production mode than in pop or rock. No need to promote an upcoming album. Just release clips regularly (even weekly for some) to stay in the hearts of music fans.
Video games designed for people with disabilities are already a rare resource. An experience that allows multiple players is even rarer. Yet this latest creation from "Ludociels for All" challenges players to light up an entire maze by walking balls of light.
Food is a daily concern. A series of 6 games proposed by the Alimentarium museum reminds us of the importance of a balanced diet, to know the organs of the digestive tract in order to better understand the digestion of food and other food-related topics. An initiative all the more interesting because there are not many serious games related to food.
Many serious games address the topic of sustainable development. Yet before such solutions were proposed, innovative people had to go against the social grain and fight to improve their environment. A humorous adventure game, hosted by the National Film Board, teaches children the attitudes they need to adopt to make a difference.
In the past, video game controls were as varied as the titles themselves. Then, around 2000, PlayStation came along with a controller design that is still being replicated today. Could the Japanese company have found the perfect formula and why this one more than others?