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The Early History of Naughty Dog

We’re all – more or less – familiar with several of the classic Naughty Dog titles: perhaps the original Crash Bandicoot or, years later, Uncharted or even The Last of…

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Ghost of Tsushima: The Magic of Ilan Eshkeri and Shigeru Umebayashi’s Score

The‌ ‌components‌ ‌that‌ ‌build‌ ‌a‌ ‌compelling‌ ‌game‌ ‌are‌ ‌not‌ ‌just‌ ‌visual‌ ‌nor‌ ‌mechanical.‌ ‌Sound‌ ‌design‌ ‌drives‌ ‌gameplay‌ ‌into‌ ‌realism,‌ ‌and‌ ‌jingles‌ ‌that‌ ‌signifying‌ ‌the‌ ‌collection‌ ‌of‌ ‌an‌ ‌item‌ ‌are‌ ‌always‌ ‌welcomed.‌ ‌However,‌…

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Crash Bandicoot – Harder Than You Remember

Based on its premise, Naughty Dog’s Crash Bandicoot trilogy should’ve been a breeze. Playing as the eponymous bandicoot, those original PlayStation 1 games pit players against platforming marathons, perplexing boss battles, and a unique…

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The Healing Power of Bloodborne

Self-doubt has played a large part in my life. In some way or another, it has affected me since secondary school, which in turn had an effect on my self-confidence….