♫ I’m gonna say the word and own you… Game mode: ARTPOP! ♫
Exactly a week ago, parts of my world collided in the most beautiful way possible: Lady Gaga + videogames!
Lady Gaga released her new music video of the song G.U.Y. (Girl Under You) from her ARTPOP album, bestowing upon the it title of An ARTPOP Film. As I was relishing due to the angelic visuals and beautiful choreography, I almost jumped out of my bed when all of the sudden SkyDoesMinecraft appeared on the screen! Just a tad of a back story, Adam Dahlberg (i.e., SkyDoesMincraft), is famous for his playthroughs of Minecraft Custom Maps which have granted him around 9.5 million subscribers. Yes, his appearance is only for a few seconds, but oh how wonderful and relevant those seconds were!
In G.U.Y., Lady Gaga comes to Sky’s aid. She needs Sky’s master skills in creation in order to revive certain iconic figures which will help her accomplish her revenge (I don’t want to spoil the story of the video – it’s worth watching). By typing /gamemode ARTPOP and utilizing Minecraft, Sky accomplishes to revive Jesus, Gandhi, and Michael Jackson! Impressed by his work, she is now able to commence her plans for sweet and brutal vengeance.
Lady Gaga has immortalized the power she believes videogaming has in society. Gaga is known for advocating in favor of being true to one’s self and uniqueness – which are EXACTLY two of the focal points that make the famous game so captivating to the masses. Moreover, Gaga always speaks to art being the ultimate form of expression. Again, Minecraft fits the niche perfectly. Her ability to cater to different forms of art and acknowledging them is remarkable. Genius, if you ask me. So as I watch this video for the 50th time, you go on ahead and rejoice on how one of the most influential people on Earth recognizes gaming culture can be a part of the superstardom world.
P.S. – I apologize for the lack of posting. There’s been a myriad of serious changes in my life, including moving! Once I’m settled (which I’m aiming to be in the next two weeks), expect me to give you a nice dose of gaming culture.
P.S.S. – If you haven’t heard, Google is now looking for a Pokémon Master! Read and watch how to play. The deadline to Catch ‘Em All is April 2nd. Good luck! Though I’ll be WAY ahead of you by the time you read this…