Armenian police forces have begun a concentrated effort to single out alleged “emo kids,” according to this report. The efforts came about after the recent suicides of two teenagers rumored to be fans of emo music and according to the report, officers have visited schools, searched the belongings of kids wearing distinctive clothing that might be classified as “emo,” set up surveillance where young people gather and even have detained some teenagers for questioning despite a lack of evidence or legislation for doing so.
In a recent newspaper interview, Armenian Chief of Police Alik Sarkisian made the claim that emo could “damage our gene pool.” Sarkasian went on to say, “We should fight against such phenomena because they are morally harmful to our people.”
Footage of a recent acoustic set from Saves The Day frontman Chris Conley was recently uploaded to YouTube. The set runs for an hour (!) and is split up into two videos, both of which can be seen by clicking below.
Worthing, UK’s Architects (not to be confused with the Kansas City, MO-based band of the same name) have posted a new track. “Learn to Live” will appear on the group’s upcoming full-length The Here And Now, due out January 25, 2011 via Century Media.
It might be the slowest news week of the year, but not even a flurry of inactivity in the world of Punknews can deter your trusty editors from unplugging their mics and shutting up for the sake of everyone’s sanity. No, sir! This week, news editor Bryne Yancey is joined on the roundtable by managing editor Adam White and social media editor Justin August to discuss Paramore‘s lineup changes, the upcoming LP from Rise Against and the band’s relevance in the scene, and in what has to be a Punknews Podcast first, we break the fourth wall and talk a bit about the ethos of year-end lists and the sometimes puzzling reactions they provoke, hopefully in a manner that isn’t too ham-handed.
Updates to APOX Beta have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:
Fixed bug with sniper unit deploying his rifle when he was told to stay in prone. Fixed AI bug causing bot players to inappropriately make cars without drivers. Fixed AI bug where mortar soldier would sometimes run into enemy bunker’s cone-of-fire. Fixed crash that prevented players from playing with non-Latin characters in their Windows user name (Russian names for example). Fixed a common crash with systems using a low-end video card. Added some graphics optimizations for higher FPS. Merged Co-Op and PvP channels into one lobby channel that has two rooms (so you can quickly see who’s online). Fixed many other crashes and several other small bugs.
Fans of Dungeons & Dragons rejoice! Dreams do come true, as Neverwinter Nights 2 finally makes its way onto Steam as Neverwinter Nights 2: Platinum Edition. To celebrate its launch, the game will be available at 50% off during today’s Daily Deal offer. Don’t miss it!
Platinum edition includes Neverwinter Nights™ 2 and two official expansion packs: Mask of the Betrayer and Storm of Zehir.