We are living in an age of mistrust, pure and simple.
Well, here we are again. As part of a charmingly minimalist Sony conference at this year’s E3, Sony confirmed that they’re working with Activision to bring the 20-year-old Crash Bandicoot back to PlayStation.
When you think of the term “open world”, most times I bet you’d imagine either an action sandbox like GTA V or an emergent realm like Minecraft. But despite the compelling nature of these games, neither of them have a crucial element: the feeling of a circular world.
Hey again! It’s been three months since Valve officially announced Source 2 at GDC, and roughly three years since I first started this journey of making it all relevant to you, the gaming public... and especially those who, like me, have sought answers to all the frustrations of Source once and for all.
Earlier this week, I elaborated on the rise and fall of Crash Bandicoot as foreshadowed by its third installment. But in the wake of a certain recent Kickstarter, I’ve decided make this an occasional column to use 1998 as a pivot for discuss game design and development history. And what better place to start than with…
Hiya! I’m J*Rod, silent catalyst and media generalist. I’ve dropped onto TAY to provide whatever insight I can into relevant topics by putting them into perspective with the history that’s come before them.
With a multi-generational gap in gaming today, it’s easy to get up in arms about a series you like or are at least nostalgic for. Today, those in college are old enough to remember 1998, a milestone year of video games that began tons of classic franchises including Unreal, Banjo-Kazooie, Half-Life, Thief, and Spyro,…
Mods are an integral part of the video game community. Always have, always will. Especially these days, when most games today run off of engines licensed from someone else.
Many of you may remember the controversy behind the crashed-and-burned GAME_JAM project undertaken by Polaris barely a month ago. Lives were changed, careers were ruined, and many involved swore never to drink Mountain Dew again.
It's hard to imagine that just over five years ago, an unassuming prospective animator from Georgia would team up with a rising game industry activist to spark what would become a highly influential web series that has run on four gaming sites and helped jump-start a new generation of eager, young designers.
This past semester, the Digital Video department of the University of Advancing Technology embarked on well-tread ground with Bohemian Rhapsody: Star Wars Edition. Today, it has finally been released on their YouTube channel, and it is a sight to see.