Naughty Dog has come a long way since its early days of terrible games like Way of the Warrior. They’re now a gaming industry powerhouse, responsible for some of Playstation’s most beloved mascots such as Crash Bandicoot and recent experiences such as The Last of Us.
This month they celebrate their 30th anniversary, so to commemorate, Sony released this special reflective video.
On September 9th, Apple is expected to unveil the much-anticipated annual refresh of their treasured iPhone. With the help of a Russian insider, the internet has gotten an early glimpse of what it looks like (4+ million views later and it’s a bit shocking the video is still up).
For those having issues because of the language barrier, be sure to click the Subtitles/Closed Captions icon.
Hard to believe, but it’s been 20 years since Nas popped on the scene with Illmatic in 1994. With that, he’s set to release a commemorative documentary about the creative process that went into the making of the project. Select theaters will be showing it on Oct 1st, while many Video On Demand services will have it available for rent/purchase on Oct 3rd.
Here’s the video’s full description:
"Twenty years after the release of Nas’s groundbreaking debut album ‘Illmatic,’ NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC takes us into the heart of his creative process. Returning to his childhood home in Queensbridge, Nas shares stories of his upbringing, his influences — from the music of his jazz musician father Olu Dara to the burgeoning hip-hop scene in New York City — and the obstacles he faced before his major label signing at age 20. Featuring interviews with his ‘Illmatic’ producers (Large Professor, Pete Rock, Q-Tip, L.E.S., and DJ Premier) and musical peers (including Pharrell Williams and Alicia Keys), NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC is a thrilling account of Nas’s evolution from a young street poet to a visionary MC."
Video: Pro Skater Eli Reed x Playboy “Lost Paradise” Short Film
We recently saw trials biker Danny MacAskill riding his bike through the Playboy Mansion and busting tricks, but now pro skater Eli Reed does something similar. As you’d expect, there’s girls everywhere as Eli does his thing throughout the landscape.
What did we learn about this year’s version of NBA 2K based on this new trailer? Well, the version for the new consoles will bring back mascots and dancers, which were oddly absent in last year’s next-gen version of 2K14. Ernie and Shaq providing halftime studio updates is a nice change from the voice-only updates we’ve had for years. Other than that, it looks like the typical 2K trailer experience with a bunch of dunks.
Video: Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff perform “Summertime”
This is something we haven’t seen in a long time: Will Smith performing one of his record classics in front of a crowd. While attending a pool party in Vegas this past week where Jeff was DJ’ing, Will got a crazy ovation when he hit the stage. After a little talking and commenting on the weather (which probably was just a cover to buy time so Jeff could find “Summertime” to play), Will took off his shirt and went in.
Gotta shed a tear for the nostalgia. Summer is almost over, guys. Better enjoy it while you still can.
Video: Madden NFL 15: Madden Season (starring Kevin Hart and Dave Franco)
As the NFL preseason rolls on and Madden NFL 15’s release draws closer, EA Sports unleashes an ad which proves to be one of the week’s best highlights (especially in what will end up being one of the gloomiest weeks of the year).
Comedy ‘it’ guy Kevin Hart links up with James Franco’s younger brother for what proves to be an incredible must-see video.
Caucasians doing rap isn’t new but it shouldn’t be confused with “the art of Caucasians pretending to be rappers,” which is experiencing something of a resurgence lately with promos from several companies. With NFL preseason going on and the regular season weeks away, DirecTV enlists the aid of both Peyton Manning and Eli Manning for a music video-slash-promo-slash-guaranteed viral hit.
Expect to hear a lot about this over the course of the week.
Nicki’s had unexpected (well, maybe a little expected) buzz popping for her “Anaconda” single ever since that now-legendary cover art was revealed (and became a artsy meme along the way). With the single now out, eyes are anticipating the video. Her latest vlog provides a look into it, as well a snippet she posted on Instagram.