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Former Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren died on April 8 at the age of 64, but the man had an influence on many things, including taking note early on of the influence of games and game music on culture.

According to a [URL=http://flavorwire.com/83069/death-of-a-hype-man-malcolm-mclarens-top-10-products]top 10 list on FlavorWire[/URL], McLaren has his hand in everything from art to politics, but it was #7 on the list that will make gamers take notice:

[INDENT][B]7. 8-bit culture[/B]
Never let it be said that Malcolm McLaren failed to embrace the new. In fact, in 2003, he contributed an article to [URL=http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/11.11/mclaren.html]Wired[/URL] praising the nascent genre of 8-bit video game-derived music as “a new kind of folk music for the digital age.” McLaren was so inspired that he designed a [URL=http://www.futuristicky.com/archive/2005_12_01_index.php]kids’ fashion line[/URL] and appeared in the machinima series [URL=http://www.machinima.com/series/view&id=8]This Spartan Life[/URL].[/INDENT] The Wired article is a particularly interesting read, while the clothing line is quite geek chic. And if you have time, check out the Halo series. It's definitely entertaining.


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