Friday, November 18, 2011
I recently interviewed Jeremy Blaustein for a top secret article (I'll put scans up in December), and along with some fascinating discussion about various things (such as the potential future of Snatcher), he mentioned he was also featured in the final print issue of 1UP magazine. I didn't actually realise they did a print version, until discovering this final issue, but it seems like a hard-hitting release which tackles a difficult subject: Our final print issue looks at how Japan's earthquake changed developers, the man who created Street Fighter, Fumito Ueda, and more (plus 40+ original sketches from industry artists). I'm especially impressed that they rounded up numerous artists to produce original artwork for earthquake relief - not only will it make a beautiful coffee table, but it's the kind of thing you can feel good supporting. Jeremty's interview is alongside Akira Yamaoka's for a discussion on Silent Hill 2's risky design. Sounds like a fantastic issue.