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  • Blog Post: Moments – Climbing To The Top Of The Tower In Shadow Of The Colossus

    Shadow of the Colossus released when I was in college and it commanded the attention of everyone both in and nearby my dorm room. I brought Shadow of the Colossus to the dorm shortly after release, and everybody was intrigued by it. People would come by to watch me play, putting off plans and classes... More
  • Blog Post: Traditional Wisdom: Mark Cerny And The Allure Of Japan

    While it didn't make the cut for the longer video interview covering Mark Cerny's career , I wanted to share this clip of Mark Cerny discussing his time in Japan. As the system architect for the PlayStation 4 and creative director on Knack , Mark Cerny's career in the gaming industry has... More
  • Blog Post: Afterwords – Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons

    Josef Fares never made a video game before Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, but you wouldn’t know that by playing the game. It feels like the veteran effort from a designer with a story that he is determined to tell. Fares’ history is in filmmaking, but he has always been fascinated by interactive... More
  • Blog Post: David Cage On Self-Doubt And Admiring Team Ico

    Whenever people talk about storytelling in games, the name David Cage isn't far away. As the director of Heavy Rain and the upcoming Beyond: Two Souls, Cage has spoken at length about the power of interactive stories and the need to advance the maturity of the medium. We sat down with him recently... More
  • Blog Post: The Other Side Of The Story: Swapping Playable Characters

    The idea of perspective is complex when it comes to video games. More often than not, the player sees the story through the eyes of one main character. Although the upcoming Grand Theft Auto V will have one of the highest profile instances of character switching, this concept has been around in video... More
  • Blog Post: Games Ripe For Animated Feature Film Adaptation

    With the announcement this morning of a Ratchet and Clank feature-length animated movie destined for theatres , it got us thinking about what other video games characters and franchise could work well with an animated movie treatment. Some of the items on this list have already received non-video game... More
  • Blog Post: Moments: Colossus #3

    The moment you encounter the third colossus (also called Gaius) is breathtaking, terrifying, and indelibly memorable. Imagine this: You have killed two creatures that are roughly the size of mountains and made your way through a desolate landscape on your way to do battle with the third colossal brute... More
  • Blog Post: The Great Debate: Are Games Art?

    [ Note: This article originally ran in issue 207 of Game Informer] Are games art? This question has been asked hundreds of times, and no one agrees on an answer. Legendary film critic Roger Ebert recently reignited the debate with a blog post he wrote in response to a speech on the subject given at USC... More
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