Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Alienware Arena: Jazz Jackrabbit 2 Review


The following is an excerpt from an article I have had published on gaming PC manufacturer Alienware's community site Alienware Arena. The article is a review of a retro PC game titled Jazz Jackrabbit 2 and can be found though this link.

Gaming in the 90's will be remembered for many reasons, and although optical media, online gaming, and other such revolutionary technologies, have incredibly major and lasting effects on modern gaming, many of us who grew up gaming through the 90's are likely to remember something far more appealing: the rise to power of game developer mascots.

While Sonic and Mario dominated the console markets, and Sub-Zero and Ryu fought it out in the arcades, PC users had their own unique character in Jazz Jackrabbit, which was the official mascot of a small PC game development studio known as Epic MegaGames. In fact, Jazz Jackrabbit's creator was none other than Cliff Bleszinski who, along with Epic MegaGames, would go onto creating the extremely popular Unreal Tournament and Gears of War series.

Read the full article here.

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