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Spyro the Dragon

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Spyro the Dragon Review

While Insomniac Games has become one of PlayStation’s most recognised developers, it cut its teeth with the little known PSone first-person shooter Disruptor, which launched in 1996. It was a DOOM clone among many others that populated the gaming landscape at the time, but there were aspects to it that made it stand out among the competition, such as the exciting weaponry of the main character, his collection of special abilities that could be implemented into guns, and FMV cutscenes…

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Academic Work, High Point University, Interviews, Personal

Influential Game Professional Dossier – An Interview with John Fiorito

This paper was written for my Games Industries and Organizations class at HPU, where I had the pleasure of interviewing Insomniac Games’ COO John Fiorito to figure out his history in game development. Definitely one of my favorite assignments I accomplished at HPU! The Man In The Moon: The Story Behind Insomniac Games’ COO John Fiorito Who comes to your mind when you think of the Seahawks NFL football team? The most probable guess would be Marshawn Lynch, due to…

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Articles, Lists, Personal

My Top 10 Nostalgic Game Franchises

“Nostalgia trips,” as I like to call them, are periods of time when I have an unexpected, sudden passion for remembering and immersing myself in something I adored in years past. For example, Lego’s “Bionicle” toy line was something I was a part of from its inception to its conclusion. I still reminisce on all the books, toys, comics, and communities I was a part of for so long…I’ll never forget Bionicle. Another more relevant and current example involves Spyro…

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