1995 saw the PlayStation launch title from Pygnosis that launched the combination of futuristic anti-gravity racing and 90s rave music – complete with music by legendary Welsh game composer CoLD SToRAGE that holds up alongside later editions with Leftfield, The Chemical Brothers, and Orbital. And now it’s in a browser port of a source code leak – and it’s a fascinating technical portrait while it lasts.Read more
Video killed the radio star, then reality TV killed MTV, then social media killed the Internet. Well, it’s back, all of it. Sort of. The Game Boy Advance will save us. And that brings us back to some retro Asheville chillwave from the more innocent age of 2012.
Let’s not get sucked into any mention of the “metaverse” – from the standpoint of pure graphics power on mere-mortal PCs, Unreal is one of the tools that is now seriously accessible for artists, even on a budget. And that’s worth celebrating, given it previously required getting a rare gig in a Hollywood VFX company.
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