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Journey composer facing $50,000 fine from Musicians Union

If you've played the likes of Journey, Monaco, or The Banner Saga, then you'll have heard the wonderful music composed by Austin Wintory. Unfortunately, the Grammy-nominated composer is under fire from his union, the American Federation of...   read

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Pixel Heart is a documentary/game featuring talents from Rez, Journey, more

This is confusing, but cool. Pixel Heart is going to be a documentary that visits a bunch of talented, global folks in videogames -- Tetsuya Mizuguchi (Rez), Robin Hunicke (Sims, Journey), Edmundo Bordeu (Zeno Clash), Mark Healey (Little B...   read

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Interview: Austin Wintory
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Austin Wintory: Everyone has the potential to make music

We managed to catch up to composer Austin Wintory (Journey, The Banner Saga, Monaco) following his D.I.C.E. Summit talk on how technology has changed music making, and how this impacts videogame scores. As a fellow musician and a budding ga...   read


Journey was composed on a $50 crappy Casio keyboard

We recently had a chance to chat with Journey and The Banner Saga composer Austin Wintory, and as a fellow musician I took the opportunity to talk shop. Curious about which tools he uses to create music with, I asked about his studio s...   read

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The Last of Us leads D.I.C.E. Awards with 13 nominations

The 17th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards take place in Las Vegas from February 4 to February 7 and the nominations have been announced by The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. Last year the Sony exclusive Journey was up for 11 awards, and...   read

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Journey, Unfinished Swan might be coming to PS4 (Update)

[Update: "Lots of people asking so I'll clarify. Was nostalgic playing the PS4 versions of the games so I busted out the PS3 to replay some others," Gary said in a follow-up on Twitter, adding he believes Journey and The Unfi...   read

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'No one is doing what we're doing,' says thatgamecompany

In a New Yorker piece covering Journey, Flower, and Flow developer thatgamecompany, the publication got a few more tidbits out of co-founder Jenova Chen regarding the team's next game. In line with his prior comments about it being a "natur...   read

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PS All-Stars' lost stage

Images of cut Gravity Rush/Journey PS All-Stars stage

Some pictures of a seemingly cut Journey cross Gravity Rush stage of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale hit the web courtesy of designer Ky Bui's website. They were quickly taken down, but the internet is all-seeing, without end, so you ca...   read

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New thatgamecompany title will relate to a wider audience

Ah, Journey. I thought I was a total latecomer, having picked it up during a holiday sale late last year -- but thatgamecompany's thoughtful PlayStation 3 game continues to sell well. "We made the money back last year, then this year we ...   read

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thatgamecompany on post-Journey problems & the future

The practically perfect Journey has received no shortage of compliments, awards and cold, hard sales. The latter, one might expect, should have ensured smooth sailing going forward at thatgamecompany, but according to thatgamecompany co-fou...   read

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Keita Takahashi

Katamari creator goes indie, joins former Journey devs

Kamatari creator Keita Takahashi is working a new game with Funomena, a fledgling indie studio founded earlier this year by former thatgamecompany developers. Announced at the Horizon conference in Los Angeles yesterday, the team also inclu...   read

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Apparently people don't like Journey cosplay

Mega64's latest parody sees them taking on Journey as they simply go about town looking for friendship. Sadly no one wants to be friends with a well-dressed armless creature.   read

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Eminent fail

Embracing failure: We're all losers and that's OK

As I was knee deep in the glorious Persona 4: Golden, something curious happened. A heavy 50 hours into the game after something resembling a climax, the game ended. It was an ending that felt hollow, strangely devoid of resolution. Somethi...   read

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Journey CE

Journey Collector's Edition makes its way to Europe

Journey was the little game that could -- the indie David that took on the triple-A blockbuster Goliaths of the gaming world...and won. It was critically acclaimed, won a plethora of awards, and perhaps most importantly, gave many...   read

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Journey devs cave with 'Rocket Death Match' DLC

On this fine April day, Journey developer thatgamecompany has uploaded an announcement video for a new add-on that seeks to please everyone who didn't enjoy the experimental game. Too little gameplay, you say? Not enough fights to the deat...   read

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Phantom Pain, Destiny, & A Total Eclipse of Battlefield 4

Holy moly, you guys, it's been a long week, and we had lots of news out of GDC to cover on today's Destructoid Show. For starters, EA showed off seventeen full minutes of Battlefield 4, which looks very pretty, albeit exactly how you'd exp...   read

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Chen speaks, you listen

Journey inspired by World of Warcraft, loneliness

thatgamecompany founder Jenova Chen delivered a talk on Journey, right on the heels of a sweep of the Game Developer’s Choice Awards the night prior. Naturally, the room was packed full, and Chen received a lovely standing ovation at ...   read

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Game of the Year et al.

Journey kills at the Game Developers Choice Awards

Game of the Year, Innovation Award, Best Audio, Best Game Design, Best Visual Arts, Best Downloadable Game. That’s 6 out of 11 total awards, and the game was ineligible for two of them (and I’m still not sure why it didn’t...   read

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BioMom Infinite

BioShock Infinite and my mom don't get along

It’s ironic that I once wanted games to be validated by my mom so badly, since now I give her worrisome glances as she cycles through her reality TV programming. I think we all have that one game that we think will be the game whic...   read

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Journey wins big at the BAFTA Game Awards

Looks like the folks at thatgamecompany might need a new trophy cabinet after Journey picked up five BAFTA Game Awards last night at the ceremony in London. The PlayStation Network title won awards for Artistic Achievement, Audio Achievemen...   read

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Journey composer shares a text commentary on his score

Leave annotations on for this one, folks. Journey composer Austin Wintory uploaded the entire Journey score filled with official and unofficial art, all with text based commentary popping up throughout this hour long listen. Journey was on...   read

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A brand new indie studio

Journey art director opens new studio, Giant Squid

Ask people the first thing they like about thatgamecompany's Flower and Journey and they'll likely respond: the art direction. But, maybe not anymore. Thatgamecompany art director Matt Nava left the acclaimed studio and formed his own, Gian...   read

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Latest Sony retrospective video is all about the games

The latest and perhaps final video in Sony's Evolution of PlayStation series is specifically about games rather than the hardware they were designed to run on. Hitting on the divide between games being viewed as toys and games being seen a...   read


New GDC talks on Dishonored, Journey, and...NASA?

This year's Game Developer's Conference, which takes place in late March in San Francisco, keeps filling up with more interesting talks and sessions. New ones announced this week are all interesting enough that I'm already trying to find wa...   read

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David Cage is right: Violence is not essential

Earlier this week, Allistair suggested that violence is integral to immersion, that it could draw us into games that lack it even more. This was in response to a presentation given by serial pompous twit and occasional truth-sayer...   read

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