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Metroid

Let's celebrate 20 years of Super Metroid with fan art


Someone's got to
Mar 19
If you're counting the game's original Japanese release, it's Super Metroid's 20th birthday today! As much as I'd be content to mope around given that Nintendo isn't doing much to please series fans right now, we should inste...


Awesome art

More beautiful game-inspired woodblock prints you can buy


I want to wad the Katamari Damacy print up into my life
Mar 06
We've shown off Jed Henry's Japanese woodblock renditions of game characters before. I'm still in love with that original Samus one. But Henry's catalog is growing, to my wallet's growing concern. Shadow of the Colossus, Fina...
Leave None Behind

Leave None Behind wants to celebrate many forms of art


It is also a game, too
Mar 05
At first glance, Leave None Behind might not seem like an entirely new idea. It aims to be a puzzle platformer, featuring three characters with distinct abilities that the player can switch between in order to progress, a la...
Amazing FF fan art

Fan art poster of over 200 Final Fantasy characters is AMAZING


It is too big to show you in full
Mar 05
Artist Edgar Recinos put together an art jam wherein a couple hundred artists each picked a Final Fantasy character to draw. Recinos then did the painstaking work of aligning and numerically ordering over 200 characters in an...


Destructoid: MS Paint Edition! Round 2: More game covers!


Promoted from our Community Blogs!
Feb 22
[Here's part two of Dtoid Cblogger AboveUp's fun new MS Paint project for the community! --Mr Andy Dixon] Two weeks ago I asked the people of Destructoid to open up MS Paint and draw their favorite game covers. I have to say, you guys are amazing! Like seriously, this is a thing we should do more often! In fact... let's do round 2 right now! See if you can guess the games!
WoW

The new female Orc for WoW puts the old design to shame


Warlords of Draenor
Feb 19
I may not play World of Warcraft but as someone who occasionally writes about it and, as a result, has to find not-terrible-looking images to accompany my words, I'm all for a good character model redesign. Blizzard has share...

Destructoid: MS Paint edition! Round 1: Game covers!


Promoted from our Community Blogs!
Feb 08
[Dtoid community blogger AboveUp posted a fun new MS Paint project for the community. You should join! --Mr Andy Dixon] Drawing is fun. Especially if you're not very good at it. Personally, I'm decent at drawing at best; the ...

Mario and friends get a Sonic Boom redesign too


So much tape
Feb 06
Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy and Dr. Eggman all just got a major redesign for the new Sonic Boom game. It sure is ... something. Artist Andrew Dickman imagines what Mario, Luigi, Toad, and Peach would look like if they got the same redesign treatment too. There's been some hilarious reactions to what Sega has done with the Sonic franchise all over the net. Post your favorites in the comments below.
Soul Calibur

Volpin Props has another slick Soul Calibur IV replica


The Omega Sword and Elk Shield, together again
Jan 28
I've been following the work of Volpin Props for years and haven't lost interest yet. The end result is frequently terrific, sure, but it's the step-by-step photos and explanations of the building process that keep me coming ...
Dark Souls

Fan-made Dark Souls II shields look great in-game


I quite like the Wicked Eye Greatshield
Jan 27
From Software is incorporating the six winning community-made shield designs from that contest into Dark Souls II and here's a look at two of them all finished up. How seamless. Not only are the winners going to receive a cop...

Colossal Shadow of the Colossus fan art is just that


Everything to scale means big things are big
Dec 09
DeviantArt member Andrew McGee has visualized each of the various Colossi from Shadow of the Colossus into one image, showing exactly how they compare to one another in scale. It's a breathtaking image, especially when you co...
Arma

Bohemia is giving out €500,000 to Arma 3 modders


Big plans for next year
Dec 06
"Make Arma Not War" is the name of an upcoming Bohemia Interactive contest which should greatly help incentivize community-led content creation for Arma 3. The studio is giving out €500,000 in prize money and here's the ...
Mass Effect

Life-sized papercraft Mass Effect characters creep me out


Mesmerizing recreations of EDI and Jack
Nov 30
Papercraft is cool. Giant, human-sized papercraft, on the other hand, gives me the heebie-jeebies. That said, DeviantArt member Tankball has crafted two eerily realistic papercraft recreations of Mass Effect 3 characters...
TF2

Here are the year's best Team Fortress 2 shorts


The third annual Saxxy Awards
Nov 27
The votes are in for the 2013 Saxxy Awards and, thank goodness, the phenomenal short Patrick recently posted, "Lil' Guardian Pyro," took top honors. It's embedded above and I urge you to make time today to see it. I'm fighti...

Hotline Miami co-creator got badass ink of his own game


An impressive tattoo based on fanart no less
Nov 20
The first time I met Dennis Wedin, co-creator of Hotline Miami, I could not stop looking at his arms. His body is adorned by awesome unique tattoos, and his latest piece takes the cake. Dennis got a new tattoo on his chest ba...
Pokemon X/Y

Here's the guy to thank for some of the best new Pokemon


Manga artist Hitoshi Ariga
Nov 15
This was too neat not to share. The artist behind Mega Man Megamix, Hitoshi Ariga, contributed designs to Pokemon X and Y. And, looking at the list of Pokemon he worked on, I think it's safe to say he had a substantial impact...
Comictoid

Check out these crazy comics from Dtoider BeatBeat


"Comictoid"
Nov 10
Dtoid Cblogger BeatBeat has been creating awesome art for the community for a while now -- including this piece inspired by an episode of Communitoid -- but his latest efforts really take the cake. I'm not even going to spoil...

Wallpapers

Weekend Wallpapers: New and Improved Ninja Gaiden Z style


Set your desktop loose
Nov 10
I'm not even sure when the last time we had such a lovely gathering of eye-exploding 2560x1600 renderings to decorate your desktops with, but here you go anyways. Ten new backgrounds that include: The Joker, World of Pla...
LoZ 3DS Concept Art

A Link Between Worlds concept art is so pretty it hurts


So many colors!
Nov 04
Nintendo has rounded up a new handful of concept art from the upcoming (just a few more weeks!) The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds to give all of us a peek into the vision behind the game. Yet again, we're presented w...
Mega Man

Roll gets a new costume every day until Halloween


A whole lot of Rolls
Oct 27
It's almost the end of the year and it seems like everyone's doing more for Mega Man's 25th birthday than Capcom. We've seen the announcement of the Mega Man Legends 3 Demake, the Mega Man board game, the Mega Man c...

You have something in your eye, Dr. Robotnik


I refuse to call him by his other name
Oct 18
Oh yeah, we just found your new wallpaper thanks to Ian Wilding. Dr. Robotnik looks quite menacing here, if not a little annoyed thanks to Sonic the Hedgehog. What's that? You don't see Sonic? Look closer. Closer! Ian's art h...
Pokemon

The Pokemon creation process sounds brutal


But if this is the end result, it's worth it
Oct 11
Speaking to Gamasutra, Game Freak designer Hironobu Yoshida has given insight into the Pokemon creation process. As we approach the 700s on the Pokedex with Pokemon X and Y, one can only imagine how much of a challenge it is ...
Marble Mario sculpture

Peach mourns Mario in this styrofoam chainsaw sculpture


Game Over
Oct 09
In videogames, and Mario games especially, we rarely think of death in the same way we would in a real world context. Touching goombas may be hazardous to an Italian plumber's health, but even after all lives are lost and the...
Zelda 3DS art

This Zelda: Link Between Two Worlds art is beautiful


I'm loving the new take on the Master Sword clearing
Oct 02
A Link to the Past is my favorite Zelda game, so I'm pretty excited for the direct follow-up coming next month -- A Link Between Worlds. After the announcement that the game will allow you to "rent" items to play dungeons in ...
Indie Game Showcase

Arizona indie game developers show off their stuff


Valley of the Sun? More like Valley of the Fun, right?
Sep 30
The Smithsonian's Art of Video Games exhibit enjoyed its last day at the Phoenix Art Museum yesterday. It will move on to the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York late next month. As a send off for the exhibit, the Ari...

It's the Super Miyamoto Show!


It'll haunt your dreams
Sep 19
What happens when Shigeru Miyamoto's face is applied to various Nintendo characters he's created? THIS. All of the drawings by Ian Brooks are equally amazing as they are terrifying. Check them all out!
Shantae

Inti Creates contributing art to both new Shantae games


Pirate's Curse and Half-Genie Hero receive a 'mighty' touch
Sep 17
We all owe WayForward an apology. We haven't been paying the Kickstarter for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero much attention because Mighty No. 9 gobbled up everyone's focus. I knew weeks in advance that WayForward was planning to la...






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