The year 2016 was a bit terrible on some aspects, politically and personally speaking, but it seemed to be improving on some things for Video Games, especially with the increased amount of hype that led to the biggest announcement of Crash Bandicoot’s return since Crash’s last console debut, Crash Mind Over Mutant, with the remakes named Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, previously named Remastered at the announcement with Crash/Cortex adventuring through Thumpin’ Wumpa Islands in Skylanders Imaginators as a guest inclusion for the series (In addition, we got appearances for a mini-game of the Boulder’s Chase in Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and guest appearance in one and a half episodes (EP10/11) of Skylanders Academy). Crashy News got a bit of a kickstart with the news especially with the site getting more attention as we went through the news, rumors, events and fandom creations. Crashy News has reached a total of 174K total views, our most viewed post receiving 2,717 views (SIE Japan Rumor) and finally, 33,509 views for December 2016. Let’s go in details over what happened and what has Crashy News has achieved this year with the addition of having RK128 write some of the best retrospectives and articles around, including an exclusive Q&A with the Crash Twinsanity developer(s)!
Most Popular Posts of 2016
Throughout the year, we were constantly talking about the return of the franchise, moreso than the fangames themselves, it is incredible how dedicated and loving this fanbase is, so for this year, I award 5 of the most popular posts on the site in 2016 for:
- [RUMOR] Another new Crash Bandicoot game also coming? (SIE Japan)
- Single Crash Wumpa Adventure Pack confirmed for Skylanders Imaginators
- Really3D: Crash Bandicoot Xbox One & PS4 [PARODY]
- Crash Bandicoot Episode in Skylanders Academy Netflix Show (Crash Landing)
- A great simple Crash Costume + step by step from thatkidfromlondon.co.uk
Most Upvoted Posts of 2016
- Crash HD (Fangame) Canvas to The Karters Devs by Strangely Named’s CEO
- Crash Bandicoot 1 Intro Cutscene in N. Sane Trilogy
- Crash Bandicoot – Twinsanity
- Crash Twinsanity Retrospective updated with Developer Q&A!
- Crash Bandicoot: Timetwister – Tomb Wader
Best Day, Week and Month of 2016
Best Day in the entirety of 2016 goes to: December 3rd with 5,954 views
Best Week in the entirety of 2016 goes to: November 28th with 12,808 views
Best Month in the entirety of 2016 goes to: December 2016 with 33,509 views
In conclusion, Crashy News has done a tremendous job informing and sharing the best of the Crash Bandicoot franchise to fans all around the world, including me who is writing this article. As well as changing up things for the grand return of Crash Bandicoot, such as getting RK128, reporting things as they are breaking with the fanbase being informed about the series as we go through the year!
Let’s all hope that with the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy coming sometime this year, that the series, the fanbase and the site all work together beautifully around for 2017.