Nostalgia is one hell of a drug! Today, during their Pokemon Presents Live Streaming Event, the Pokemon Company took me back to the year 1999 for one brief moment as they revealed a sequel to the much-beloved N64 game, Pokemon Snap. This sequel to the 'Pokemon photography' game was heavily requested by fans for over twenty years so, it was no surprise that the stream's live chat exploded during its reveal trailer.
Xbox die-hards will be tired of me referencing that horrible Xbox Series X event, but yesterday, PlayStation showed the world how's it's done. After a much understandable week delay, Sony finally unveiled its next-generation console, the PS5. Its design is debatable (it looks like your ISP router), but my attention was more fixated on the games. Speaking of, Sony revealed 26 games in a 1 hour+ period ranging from spirally open-world titles to smaller games where you hunt food bugs. It was a lot to process, but after sleeping on it here are the games that got me itching for the PS5's arrival:
Yesterday, the much-anticipated PS5 finally had its big coming-out party. But, that's the future, and Sony wants us to enjoy the now, starting with The Last of Us Part 2. Thanks to numerous delays and story leaks, one could argue that The Last of Us Part 2 has been Sony's most controversial first-party release in recent memory. The latter seemed to have caused many to rip up their pre-order slips in anger, but the recent Last of Us focused State of Play has done wonders in repairing the hype. Here's the review roundup:
You would be forgiven if you had forgotten about Disintegration since its E3 debut some time back. It has completely flown under the radar with and due for release this month without any major fanfare. The game is an "action-driven first-person shooter, set in near-future sci-fi universe created by V1 Interactive, a newly-assembled studio of industry veterans." With a small staff of 30 consisting of former Halo developers, expectations are mixed for this one. So, just how well did it fared? Here's the review roundup:
With there being a major push to support black content creators, and the black community as a whole on various social media platforms, we, of course, could not have forgotten about yaad. Jamaican content creator Mental Chung, is once again back in the spotlight, this time thanks to the premiere of a new season of his famed DuttyBwoy animated series. DuttyBwoy Lead episode 1 debut this past Friday, and once again, reintroduced fans to a unique slapstick comedy with a dash of Jamaican flavour.
There is no question that Sony Pictures Animation is on a roll these 2 years after copping two Oscar wins (for 2018’s feature Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and 2019’s short Hair Love). Not resting on their laurels, the studio was already hard at work on a new interesting project called Wish Dragon which sees them, partner, up with China’s Base Animation. With the famous Jackie Chan also having a hand in production, it was indeed a project that piques the curiosity. So, imagine our joy when the first trailer was released a couple of days ago.
Hey I am Marlon Mcfarlane the writer here at Blue Crescent Studio & a longtime lover of all things Animation & Gaming.