Kanye West announced a gorgeous video game about his mother ascending to Heaven

Kanye West announced a gorgeous video game about his mother ascending to Heaven
Kanye West is busy. He's so busy, it's hard to fathom how the man finds time to dedicate to worshipping his larger-than-life persona. Haters may argue that it's actually the other way around – that he's too busy loving himself to produce anything with integrity. But the latest ruckus around the rap star surely serves to prove them wrong.

Between introducing his brand new album, The Life of Pablo, and the next collection in his Yeezy clothing line – at the same time! – West also gave the world an early peak at an upcoming video game. And it's unlike anything your presumptions might lead you to think. Called "Only One: The Game" after the single (ft. Paul McCartney of The Beatles) of the same name, the game is about Kanye's deceased mother riding a pegasus among a flock of winged angels in Heaven. It looks positively gorgeous and seems like a genuine, inspired tribute to the woman that raised him.

West didn't reveal the release date and platforms for "Only One: The Game", but he was courteous enough to say that it's going to be out "soon". He also explained the gameplay concept as follows – "The idea is, it's my mother going through the gates of heaven and you have to bring her to the highest gates of heaven by holding her to the light." This definitely isn't your plain ol' Flappy Bird clone or hackneyed "superstar game" moneygrab, although we do expect the game to be monetized in some way. After all, Kanye has to keep stacking those millions while Jesus asks him "what's up, Yeezus?"

We don't know for sure whether "Only One: The Game" will hit app stores when it launches, but based on what we've seen in the footage below, the game looks like something destined to grace smartphone screens. Don't keep us waiting too long, Mr. West!


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23 Comments

1. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

How can a self-respecting person ever tolerate such BS is beyond me. I find absolutely nothing positive about such Page3 individuals. @PhoneArena: For articles like this, I am not going to whitelist you in adblocker(s). I have other websites like Anandtech whitelisted.

2. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

The general public is blind.... That's why the great country of the USA is going down hill... We care about people who should matter in the society more than our country's future.

3. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

I wish he would die and go with her. Heaven lol.

4. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

His mom should have raised a more humble boy

5. romeo1

Posts: 813; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

Kanye is just a little b**ch. That people adore him is beyond me.

6. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

If it is monetized, it better all go to charity. Also if it is monetized, he would be a hypocrite, because I remember a while back about how he complained about microtransactions for mobile games because their son rang up a bunch of them on their ipad or something.

7. Esteban4u

Posts: 75; Member since: Oct 15, 2013

The game looks nice but it's too bad it's coming from / inspired by Kanye West. I like some of his music but this just seems like another ploy to get attention from the media. And like his marriage to Kim Kardashian, another one who constantly craves attention from the media, most of what him and the wife do, is for the purpose of getting media attention. It's how they stay "relevant" and how they make their money, but its also shows the sad state of what their adoring public's "values" are. All the sheeple who follow / keep up with what goes on in the lives these "celebrities" just continue to make these celebrities richer. It's a matter of fact that because of Kris Jenner's adept prowess at working the media is that the Kardashians enjoy their celebrity status today. If the definition of celebrity is to be famous and the state of being celebrated, then why are these people celebrated? Other than the time-wasting garbage entertainment they provide, what meaningful contributions do they make to society? How do they make the average joe's life easier? What do they do to improve the lives of those who are impoverished, uneducated, and those that are denied the same opportunities that have made them the celebrities that they are today? Their fame and celebrity would be better used for raising public awareness of the ills that affect our society, for making our elected officials more accountable to their constituents instead of their corporate masters and for raising the standard of living for all Americans no matter what their color / race / ethnicity / sexual orientation / disability / social-economic status is.

8. Trakker

Posts: 283; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

He's made a few half decent songs but I just don't get what people like About that arrogant ass Kanye West. The same goes for Donald Trump and all I can guess is it's just this mainly American thing of people needing some kind of alpha male figure to look up to in the screwed up American culture.

10. Esteban4u

Posts: 75; Member since: Oct 15, 2013

The problem is what the public "values". They continue to put celebrities like this on a pedestal and wish that their lives could be more like these celebrities lives. They choose to "escape" their unfulfilling lives via all types of intoxicants and living vicariously through these celebrities all while they continue to live their unsatisfying lives, doing their unsatisfying jobs that ever encroach more and more into their personal time / family time, and believing that our politicians are watching out for best interests.

9. dmomintz

Posts: 68; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

#sleezyyeezy

12. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I see a lot of insecure commenters today. They shouldn't have posted this article though because there was no way the people on here bar me could appreciate it.

17. TerryTerius unregistered

100% agreed

13. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 652; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Ray J still hit it first.

14. Esteban4u

Posts: 75; Member since: Oct 15, 2013

Lol !

15. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Can they both ascending to Heaven ?

26. Kaiser2007

Posts: 173; Member since: Nov 16, 2013

Why Heaven? Why not Hell?

16. TerryTerius unregistered

I can understand not liking the guy, but being typical keyboard warriors and wishing death on someone is pretty damn extreme. I understand anonymity brings false bravado and magnifies the propensity for negative feelings to be openly talked about. But still. Keyboard thugging at its best.

18. MrMiyagi

Posts: 41; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

what people like about him is....he's one of the greatest musicians alive. why? The most grammys alive. 21 He's actually super creative. He's a lyrical genius acclaimed by even the greatest of the great. He's the only rapper with 3 albums in top 100 of all time. And he produced 7 of the albums on the list Every single album has gone platinum He's proven to be a money maker both fashion and music wise. He's been hired by more than 3 different fashion brands in less than 5 years He has given out his awards because he felt he didn't deserve them. And most of all, why you even care about his personal life? just hear his music and wear his yeezys, if you let hate cloud your judgement only you will loose. He and his wife raked in over 50mil last year alone. Think again, is there really anything to gain from hating this dude?

19. engineer-1701d unregistered

your a dipchit wish people like you and kanye would all go to hell. i would love to send all of you there but i dont believe in that crap

20. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

People like you need to stop typing out hateful stuff over the Internet that you know you wouldn't say in real life. As much as everyone yells about free speech and the tolerance, you sure can't tolerate people who have an opinion different from yours

22. Scott93274

Posts: 6031; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

What people like about him? He's only on every most hated musician list on the internet.

24. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

"The most grammys alive. 21" Too bad that doesnt mean s**t. Pac, Nas, Biggie, DMX and other much better rappers didnt get one.

23. MrMiyagi

Posts: 41; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

so that's your excuse for hating him, Because other people on the Internet hate him? How has that helped you in life? You don't make decisions based on other people's life opinions, especially when it sows unreasonable seeds of hate into your life. Wow Soo many people on here are just keyboard gangsters

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