An update to Crashy News (Blog, Channel Changes)


Dear readers,

We’d like to inform you that after discussion and a poll on Twitter, we have decided to resume news posting to mostly like how it was before. However, it should be noted that some things will remain as before, and there’s the high probability that article publishing routine will change quickly depending on the situation.

Also read: Microsoft acquires Activision Blizzard

This update will detail what will resume, and what will still remain:

  • General news (Reveals, Interviews, Footage, etc.) about the franchise will resume
  • News about the lawsuit(s) and events going on with ABK and Microsoft will continue, and do so than just on Twitter.
    • Donation, support link(s) and a disclaimer will be added to posts talking about news or lawsuit updates. This does not necessarily apply to fan or community created posts, but it might still appear there.
  • News about upcoming games and merchandise will resume, but with the added catch of depending on the linking to product listing
    • Deals for both games and merchandise will not resume

We also still stand by what was said in the original update post, you can read the relevant bit below:

“In case you don’t know, Activision Blizzard, the group that owns the Crash Bandicoot intellectual property, has been sued by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing for gender-based discrimination and harassment, mainly within the head offices and the Blizzard Entertainment arm.

Regardless of whether or not this has spread towards other subsets of the ActiBlizz group, we’re still appalled that this “pervasive frat boy culture” has seemingly been validated by the top management at the company for so long, and we’d like to say we do not condone such heinous and inexcusable actions against women, people of color and other underrepresented groups.

As you may understand, following these revelations by the lawsuit, we had to question ourselves how we should approach this situation. And we still do at this moment.”

Again, stay tuned regarding how we will handle other news types going forward, and how we will proceed on our own endeavours for the fandom.

I’m also pleased to announce that we’ll not only resume video production on our YouTube channel, but that it will soon get restructured to also host non-Crash content under the branding of Crashy News’ sister website, 3WIREL!

And finally, let us know if there are any changes that still need to be done during these times, as the situation, again, is constantly changing.

Thank you for your attention.


Please note that Activision Blizzard is under fire for misconduct and workplace harassment under several lawsuits ongoing. The situation puts light in how serious the problems are in the gaming industry, and how it should be addressed.

In addition, if you liked this post, please consider following us, and also following @ABetterABK, as well as giving the strike a donation!

An important update to Crashy News


EDIT: Here’s a Twitter link to the list of demands by ABK employees, read it and help if you would like by spreading the word or donating.

Hello, dear readers.

We’d like to apologize for the lack of updates on the blog, particularly regarding process on our anniversary collabs, for the past few days, but we’re sure you’d already know why that’s the case.

In case you don’t know, Activision Blizzard, the group that owns the Crash Bandicoot intellectual property, has been sued by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing for gender-based discrimination and harassment, mainly within the head offices and the Blizzard Entertainment arm.

Regardless of whether or not this has spread towards other subsets of the ActiBlizz group, we’re still appalled that this “pervasive frat boy culture” has seemingly been validated by the top management at the company for so long, and we’d like to say we do not condone such heinous and inexcusable actions against women, people of color and other underrepresented groups.

As you may understand, following these revelations by the lawsuit, we had to question ourselves how we should approach this situation. And we still do at this moment.

For now, until further notice, we will no longer report any deals about any current or upcoming Crash Bandicoot games or media, and we will not report on any news regarding licensed merchandise either.

Please stay tuned, regarding how we will handle other news types going forward and how we will proceed on our own endeavors for the fandom.

And if you’ve ever been a game developer or been in the industry as a woman, POC or any other discriminated group, please reach out to us for advice on how we should be approaching things here at Crashy News.

Thank you for your attention.

[UPDATE] #WhereHaveTheyBeen story submissions reopened


[POLL] What new platforms will you be playing #Crash4 on? (Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time)


On Tuesday, Activision revealed that “Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time” will be coming to new platforms, such as PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Switch and PC. And with that huge news also comes other teasers of other “fun festivities” for the rest of the year to celebrate the 25th anniversary. We and the official social media account got one question in mind:

What new platforms will you be playing #Crash4 on? Let us know in the poll below! (or comments)

Crashy News: 2020 in Review


The year 2020 was pretty rough for everyone, despite the high mark of the release of Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time on October 2, 2020, which was the first brand-new game in 12 years, on PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, as well as the reveal for “Crash Bandicoot: On the Run!” by King. These are the following scores for each independent platform on Metacritic: 85 on PlayStation 4, 83 on Xbox One and scored 85 with an 92% recommendation average on OpenCritic. Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, there has been a more limited amount of merchandise that had come out in 2020, including the Numskull Crash 4 Lineup, Pyramid’s lineup of Crash merchandise, and more. Crash 4 did not receive DLC, but has been speculated that it could in some shape or form (like in a PVP game, if rumours are to be believed), and we could see more happen around this year with the 25th anniversary of the franchise.

Crashy News is now on its 9th year! (10th anniversary in 2022), in 2020, the performance was the strongest its ever been, even better than 2017’s performance!

This is thanks to the advent of news for the much-needed boost from the announcement of Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time and Crash Bandicoot: On the Run!, going through the news, leaks, rumours, events and fandom creations. Crashy News has reached a total of 366,245 total views for 2020. The most viewed post has received 5,857 views (First Look at Crash Bandicoot Mobile by King (Information, Screenshots and more))Let’s go in details over what happened and what has Crashy News has achieved this year.


Most Popular Posts

Throughout the year, we were constantly talking about Crash 4, CTR Nitro-Fueled and sometimes about N. Sane and Spyro Reignited Trilogy at the end of it, merchandise rolling out and all the memes, issues and other things surrounding Crash Bandicoot. The most popular posts on the site in 2020 were (Excluding Home/Archive):

Most Upvoted Posts

Best Performing periods

Conclusion

In conclusion, Crashy News has done a great job yet again informing, sharing the best of the Crash Bandicoot franchise to fans all around the world, including me who is writing this article and bringing out the fans all together while being the fan. Lets all hope for the best for 2021, when the new PVP game hopefully comes out around sooner or later, alongside the mobile game.

[POSTCARD] Happy new year! (2021)


The year 2020 was a mixed and negative year, despite the positives that has gotten. Still though, it hasn’t stopped the bandicoot from flourishing with the release of ‘Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time’, the first brand-new game in 12 years, which received with rave reviews and general fan praise and some mixed reception on a few aspects with the game. In addition, rumours of more projects on the way to make 2021 a more exciting year for the bandicoot, especially given the fact that it’s gonna mark the 25th anniversary for the series. This year sadly also marked the end of content update support for ‘Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled’ despite ending it on a high note with the Beenox Pack update back in March.

And finally, a brand-new mobile game is one of the first things that will launch globally on iOS and Android, ‘Crash Bandicoot: On the Run’ by King, finally putting Crash back on the map on mobile, since the debut of ‘Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 2’ in 2010, a sequel to CBNK 3D 😉.

Expect this year to bring the following things: Mobile game, PvP game, animated show, and Crash 4 ports for Nintendo Switch and PC. Maybe even joining Super Smash Bros Ultimate…

The new postcard features the Rude Awakening level from ‘Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time’.

It is now January 1, 2021, according to the Eastern Time Zone. Thank you, everyone, for believing in the bandicoot and continuing on this journey and hope to see you in 2021 with a much more positive outlook!