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.
Remember that golden PS1 that was given out as a VIP gift at E3? A Kotaku reader managed to get one of his own, and found that while it doesn't play games, it still does something pretty cool.
Daniel "Abysswolf" Oliver's pixel art reminds me of the Metal Slug games, especially Barret's look in the Final Fantasy VII piece above. But he's mostly into JRPGs and recently, he remade the cast of a couple of classic games as detailed, colorful 2D sprites.
In response to my article yesterday, in which Sony had nothing to say about their plans to put PS1 and PS2 games on the streaming service PlayStation Now, the publisher sent over some additional clarification:
Way back in February 2013, when Sony first announced the PlayStation 4, they talked a bit about their partnership with the streaming company Gaikai. With the power of the cloud, Sony said, we'd all be able to stream PS1, PS2, and PS3 games.
Forget your fancy arcade sticks. The breakout player during this year's EVO fighting game tournament used a gamepad to beat down all comers. Not just any gamepad, either. Luffy won the top spot with a controller from the original PlayStation.