Alex Kane,

Alex Kane

Galesburg, IL, United States

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  • Forbes
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Past articles by Alex:

An oral history of The Matrix video games and their bonkers alternate ending

Lana and Lilly Wachowski worked with Shiny Entertainment to create two video games about The Matrix called Enter the Matrix (2003) and The Matrix: Path of Neo (2005). The games gave the directors the chance to retell Neo’s story and break the fourth wall. → Read More

How PUBG Mobile was made in four months

Tencent looks back on the game’s first couple years → Read More

‘Daggerfall’ Designer Ted Peterson On His New RPG Studio, OnceLost Games

Three Bethesda alums who worked on the earliest Elder Scrolls titles have gone and co-founded an all-new studio: OnceLost Games. → Read More

10 Essential Star Wars Games You Can Play Right Now lists 10 essential Star Wars games you can play right now in celebration of National Video Games Day, including Shadows of the Empire and more! → Read More

10 Luke Skywalker Quotes from the Star Wars Saga picks 10 of our favorite quotes from the beloved Jedi, pilot, rebel fighter, brother, and son. → Read More

5 Reasons to Take to the Skies with Star Wars Resistance Racer

Soar over the Castilon oceans in Star Wars Resistance Racer, the new mobile game based on the hit animated series Star Wars Resistance. → Read More

The making of Samurai Shodown (2019)

We talk with the team responsible for bringing back SNK’s classic weapons-based fighting game, which is coming out just in time for Evo 2019. Samurai Shodown will be released June 25 on PS4 and Xbox One. → Read More

Replaying the Classics: LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Revisit LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, TT Games’ 2016 adaptation of the film that kicked off the Star Wars sequel trilogy. → Read More

20 Years of LEGO Star Wars: Design Director Jens Kronvold Frederiksen Looks Back speaks with Design Director Jens Kronvold Frederiksen about the 20th anniversary of LEGO Star Wars, including the line's very first sets. → Read More

The long, hard road of creating Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was a challenging game to create, for any number of reasons. This excerpt from Boss Fight Books’ Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, which was released April 9, discusses a planet that was cut and how the development team survived crunch. → Read More

Morrowind: An oral history

In 2002, Bethesda released its third mainline Elder Scrolls game, Morrowind, and changed the role-playing genre forever. Polygon recently tracked down 10 former staffers including Howard, concept artist Michael Kirkbride, and lead designer Ken Rolston. We discussed the very conception of Vvardenfell, the strangest bits of Elder Scrolls lore, and the game’s challenging development and creation. → Read More

The state of BioWare: Anthem, Mass Effect, Dragon Age, and the future

With Anthem, a project over six years in the making, the storied game studio BioWare enters a new era. We dig into the company’s period of change and look forward to its future with franchises like Dragon Age and Mass Effect. EA’s Anthem will be released Feb. 22 on PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One. → Read More

Spending five years composing a game: The music from Below

Composer Jim Guthrie spent more than five years working on the soundtrack to Capybara’s dark and moody roguelike Below, then talked to Polygon about his process. → Read More

The Star Wars Archives Author Paul Duncan on George Lucas and the Making of a Universe

The scribe behind a massive new tome on Star Wars discusses crafting his book, how it all came back to The Maker himself, and shares rare photos from the original trilogy. → Read More

Droid Story: An Exclusive New Wave of Elite Series Figures Arrives at Disney Store talks with Jonathan Storey, vice president of Disney Store, about the all-droid and Gonk-powered wave of Elite Series figures. → Read More

Replaying the Classics: LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars looks back at LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars, a classic game based on the hit animated series, starring Ahsoka Tano and many more. → Read More

Darkness Rises and Light to Meet It in Po-Zu's New Sneaker Line

Po-Zu, the sustainable shoe manufacturer, unveils a new spring–summer collection featuring Star Wars characters Rey and Kylo Ren. → Read More

Replaying the Classics: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed looks back at Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, which put players in the role of Darth Vader’s secret apprentice, Galen Marek, codenamed “Starkiller." → Read More

A brief history of Spider-Man games

He’s a vigilante, a public menace and the star of more than three decades of absurd video games → Read More

Replaying the Classics: Knights of the Old Republic revisits Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, an RPG masterpiece that set a new bar for interactive storytelling in not just the Star Wars universe, but gaming at large. → Read More