RIP Ralph Baer
I really, really hate writing obits. I really do. But I take it as a personal honor to be able to say good things about the men and women I respect, whether in this industry or just in my life, and Ralph Baer is the reason all of this exists in the first...
Naughty Dog took the gaming world by storm when it launched Uncharted 2. The studio's ability to blend non-interactive cutscenes with unbelievable set piece moments was unprecedented. The opening train sequence you see above is the game's crowning achievement. Many other developers have tried to recapture Naughty Dog's magic, but very few have come close. There's no doubt that the team behind this game was composed of some incredible storytellers, and it really shows.
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