With nearly 2,000 games in its arsenal, the PlayStation has one of the largest libraries in gaming history.
The graphics would be simpler, but the aesthetics, boss tactics and the overall experience would be similarly painful.
Dick Smith, formerly a major electronics retailer in Australia, recently decided to close every single one of its bricks-and-mortar stores. They’re selling off everything in their warehouses that can be sold, and I mean everything.
Masaya Matsuura, of Parappa the Rapper fame, uploaded a video yesterday of the launch party—complete with live performances—for PS1 rhythm game UmJammer Lammy. It’s from 1999. It’s awesome.
Track: You’re Not Alone | Artist: Nobuo Uematsu | Album: Final Fantasy IX Original Soundtrack
Track: Stupid Lullabies | Artist: Swingin Utters | Album: Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX Original Soundtrack
We won’t see a new Crash Bandicoot from Naughty Dog anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean the series is losing its popularity. LEGO builder Martin Stipkovic paid tribute with this set featuring multiple levels of Crash Bandicoot 2.
The flowery home of Final Fantasy VII’s Aeris, a tiny, fragile island of peace in the middle of the Sector 5 Slums, now has a fan-made Unreal Engine 4 version.
Artist ZedEdge’s making a series of Final Fantasy VII character redesigns, mostly inspired by Big Hero 6 and other recent animated movies.
Pretty cool stuff from concept artist Lap Pun Cheung, who’s currently redrawing all the key moments from Metal Gear Solid, in the form of speed paintings.
Final Fantasy VII’s Cosmo Canyon, the home of Red XIII and his tribe, has been redrawn beautifully by Tumblr user hot-fish. Here’s the full pic below, with Bugenhagen’s observatory on top of the staircase labyrinth looking at the moon in the distance.
Artist Lap Pun Cheung created a speed painting series featuring Final Fantasy VII’s most memorable moments. It was a 6-month-long project and he only finished it recently with Cloud & Co. finally facing Sepiroth. You can check all 130 paintings here. It’s quite the ride.
Well, that's one way to play the classic JRPG: With a miniature version of Final Fantasy VII's capital city on top of the console.
This could have been superb even with just the clothes and the makeup, but cosplayers Malindachan and Ex-Shadow didn't stop there once they learned there's an abandoned church near their home. It became the famous Sector 5 church of Midgar from Final Fantasy VII, the perfect location for their cosplay shoot.
These speed paintings are the work of concept artist Lap Pun Cheung and they pretty much sum up the first few hours of Final Fantasy VII. The bombing mission, Rufus, meeting with Aeris, Tifa and the promise, all here.
With its TNT crates and colorful jungle environment, the second level "Jungle Rollers" and even the entire first island is one of the most memorable ones in Naughty Dog's classic. Belgian modding veteran Vadu Amka recently made a custom PS1 based on all the level's features, and it looks really neat.
Ian Beckman's recreation of Warlords of Draenor's intro takes not just the game's story, but also its graphics and sound back in time to the simpler, late PS1 era. A perfect fit for Draenor in the alternate timeline.
Fist of the North Star is a classic 80's anime about machismo and martial arts. So, obviously, glitching out the PS1 game based on it is going to have some pretty awesome consequences.
Making an Oddworld-themed custom PS1 might feel unexpected at first, but both Abe's Odyssey and Abe's Exodus were big on the first Playstation, so Vadu Amka's amazing custom work is absolutely fitting.