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  • Blog Post: Flower, Halo 2600 Gain Entrance To Smithsonian American Art Museum

    The venerable home to paintings by Lichtenstein and Homer (not that Homer) now welcomes thatgamecompany and Ed Fries. Today the Smithsonian American Art Museum acquired two more video games for its permanent collection. Thatgamecompany's Flower and Ed Fries' retro demake of Bungie's famed... More
  • Blog Post: Flow Coming To PlayStation 4 And Vita In A Few Days

    Before Journey and Flower, Thatgamcompany released Flow, and it is coming to PlayStation 4 and Vita very soon. Flow originally released on PlayStation 3 in 2007, and much like the developer's follow-up games, it falls into the difficult to define genre of art-experiment video game. In the game, players... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Talks Vita 2013 Line-Up

    Kicking off its 2013 press conference, Sony discussed planned games for its mobile system. While we didn't see extensive trailers or demos, Jack Tretton mentioned several games that gamers can look forward to on the PlayStation Vita before the end of the year. The list includes Counterspy, Destiny... More
  • Blog Post: Thatgamecompany's Flower On Vita And The Dead Linger Headline E3 2013 Indiecade

    One of the treats at E3 each year is the collection of fantastic independent titles. Host Indiecade has swelled the number of titles represented this year, with over 30 present at the annual industry gathering in Los Angeles, set for June 11-13, 2013. This year's representatives include a new PlayStation... More
  • Blog Post: Former Journey And Flower Art Director Opens Own Studio

    Matt Nava, former thatgamecompany member and art director for Flower and Journey, recently left the critically acclaimed studio, and now we know why. Nava officially announced the formation of Giant Squid on Twitter with a link to the studio's website . Currently, the studio has no announced projects... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Continues Its Look Back By Examining Its Games

    Sony has released a number of video pieces examining the legacies of its hardware, which is great, but none of that matters without the games. In its latest video, Sony looks at its game library highlighting titles like Journey, Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, Flower, and the Unfinished Swan. Check out... More
  • Blog Post: Twisted Metal Creator Hinting At Collaboration With Journey Creator

    David Jaffe, the creator of God of War and Twisted Metal, tweeted this morning that he was on his way to get started on a secret project with the, "daddy," of Journey and Flower, presumably Jenova Chen. Jaffe Tweeted , "Backing out of garage,off2LA for top secret project w/the daddy of... More
  • Blog Post: Box Sets: A Missed Opportunity For Video Games

    I don’t stream movies. I collect them on Blu-ray. When I’m shopping for new films either online or in a retail shop, I often find myself tempted to buy collections and bundles – sometimes for the savings they offer, and other times to land a complete trilogy or set. I recently picked... More
  • Blog Post: Journey Collector's Edition Trailer

    The upcoming collection from thatgamecompany contains a bunch goodies. In addition to getting Journey, Flower, and Flow, you'll also get the original soundtrack for all three games, three exclusive mini-games, a 30-minute documentary about Journey, developer commentary play-throughs of all three... More
  • Blog Post: Journey Dev Gets $5.5M Investment

    thatgamecompany has secured $5.5M in funding from Benchmark Capital, and plans to use the money to expand its future indie game development beyond consoles. Founder Jenova Chen said the company, which is best known for its critically-acclaimed games flOw, Flower, and Journey , is looking into publishing... More
  • Blog Post: Thatgamecompany Co-Founder Leaves Studio

    Thatgamecompany president Kellee Santiago has left the studio she helped co-found six years ago. She says the move, which follows the recent release of the company's third game, Journey, was amicable. "After doing these three games, I think it was a really great opportunity for all of us to... More
  • Blog Post: Freddie Wong Harnesses Mario's Fire Flowers

    Freddie Wong, the internet video guru behind such shorts as the Man Versus Katamari and Red Faction Mr. Toots video , is at it again. This time he's on a quest to find Mario's Fire Flower. If we had this power, we'd set so many things on fire. More
  • Blog Post: Fox News Takes On Green Gaming

    Gamers don't expect too much from Fox "Mass Effect Is Hardcore Porn" News, but the station's recent coverage of environmentally conscious games is like jumping down a crazy rabbit hole. You can watch the segment for yourself below, but here's the short version: Games like SimCity... More
  • Blog Post: Roger Ebert’s Candid Admission

    The internet responded in full force to renowned movie critic Roger Ebert’s titular blog “ Video Games Can Never Be Art ,” which first circulated back in April. The opinion piece was a direct response to a speech given by developer Kellee Santiago’s at USC, in which she listed... More
  • Blog Post: Flower Soundtrack Coming To PSN

    The mesmerizing score of the hit downloadable game will soon be available for download on PlayStation Network. The soundtrack release will include eight distinct tracks totaling over an hour's worth of music – the whole set will cost $2.99 when it becomes available this Thursday, April 8th... More
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