How Changes to YouTube Brand Safety Led to the Rise of 90’s Nostalgia

90s’ mascots have seen a resurgence in the last few years. Seemingly dead series’ like Crash Bandicoot have found themselves back amongst the top sellers. Now you may think enough time has passed for nostalgia to set in hence the influx of titles.  And whilst it’s true people cling to throwbacks to their childhood, there may be something else at play here. Namely marketing. Like many aspects of gaming, marketing has changed significantly with the emergence of the internet.  Pop culture juggernaut YouTube has emerged as a key cornerstone to video game marketing. To the point where YouTube can practically single-handedly launch […]

Crash Team Racing: The Remake We’ve Been Waiting For or Another Sony Cash Grab?

‘90s kids have been hit hard in the nostalgia glands this past couple of years. Many platforming mascots left behind in that era have enjoyed a resurgence of late. Sonic Mania, Crash N’Sane Trilogy and more recently Spyro: Reignited Trilogy to name a few. On top of that, we’ve been privy to a SNES mini and an upcoming PS1 classic as a compendium of other greats. There was one series that seemed an unfortunate omission though, particularly with the success of the Crash N’Sane Trilogy, Crash Team Racing. That is until recently when Sony announced a re-release is indeed on […]