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Doing It Together: Remembering PlayStation’s Net Yaroze Console

The homemade Yaroze games felt like outsider art, their spirit evident in some of the modern indie titles that PlayStation has acquired.<p>In 1993, it took only four people to make <i>Doom</i>. Fast-forward to 1999, and on games like <i>Syphon Filter</i>, <i>Medal of Honor</i> and <i>Spider-Man</i> you had a staff of around 20 or …

Troy Baker: Gaming's most recognizable voice is only getting started

The star of The Last of Us and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor talks about where he's been and where he's going<p>"A long time ago, a friend of mine told me, 'Your life is a three-legged stool,'" Troy Baker says. "'You have your personal life, your professional life and your spiritual life. And if one …

What does it really cost to open an indie studio? All your money, most of your life

It is common to hear about game companies having crushing financial woes in the games press.<p>It can be observed in companies of all sizes, from THQ going under to 38 Studios defaulting on millions of debts to the recent <i>Yogsventure</i> project fiasco.<p>I've seen the people behind these projects judged very …

Miyamoto: "Creativity Is Still Immature" In Games

According to famous video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, who was responsible for the creation of beloved franchises like Mario and Zelda, "creativity is still immature" in gaming. During Nintendo's recent shareholder meeting, Miyamoto said there wasn't a "wide variety" of games on display at E3, …

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The Slums Of Liberia Spring To Life In These Animated GIFs

François Beaurain explores life in the capitol of Liberia through a series of beautiful GIFs.<p>What makes an animated GIF so compelling isn’t just that it’s an image in motion; it’s that it’s cyclical. It loops, and anything caught within it becomes like a gear. In a way, what makes a GIF so …