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7:30 PM on 09.17.2013

Inti Creates contributing art to both new Shantae games

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...

Tony Ponce

1:00 PM on 09.14.2013

This is the big one, guys: Orioto's Mega Man fresco

I knew it would happen eventually. It was inevitable. Now my wallet is starting to get very antsy. To bring you up to speed, digital artist Mikaël "Orioto" Aguirre has been whipping up tasteful spreads of games like Fina...

Tony Ponce

2:15 PM on 09.12.2013

Lovely, huge art book: The Art of God of War: Ascension

Here's a quick look at a brand new art book titled The Art of God of War: Ascension. It weighs in at 400 gold trimmed pages and is packed with tons of work from Ascension, including concepts, renders, details and more. ...

Dale North

9:30 AM on 08.28.2013

Fangamer X Attract Mode: Art, indie games, music, drinks

After the success of last year's Fangamer VERSUS Attract Mode party, they're returning with the bigger and better version, set for this weekend during PAX in Seattle. Fangamer X Attract Mode will feature hot new games from 17...

Dale North

9:00 AM on 08.25.2013

Have your Zelda art displayed at Legend of Zelda concert

Nintendo has a cool contest on their Facebook page that will have the work of the best artists displayed at the currently touring The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddess concert.  Submit Zelda fan art to the contest...

Dale North

7:00 AM on 08.23.2013

Next-level art magic: The Super Mario Bros. 3 fresco

Last month, digital artist Mikaël "Orioto" Aguirre made this happen. Now this is happening. Orioto is a classy fellow, and a classy game deserves to be treated like a classy lady. His Super Mario Bros. 3 fresco gives you...

Tony Ponce

3:00 PM on 08.14.2013

Early thoughts on the ukiyo-e fighting game Edo Superstar

Last week, I guided your gaze towards a Kickstarter for Edo Superstar, a mobile fighter with a Japanese woodblock carving aesthetic. It is the brainchild of Jed Henry, who hopes to translate his Ukiyo-e Heroes style into an a...

Tony Ponce

9:00 AM on 08.13.2013

This fan made Super Metroid animation is amazing

If there's one Nintendo franchise that I could never get tired of, it's Metroid. Although the series is fairly popular (especially if you include Metroid Prime in the equation), there actually haven't been a whole lot of gam...

Chris Carter

7:00 PM on 08.12.2013

Wily and Mega Man team up in Mega Man #32

This month's Archie Mega Man issue ends with all technology on the planet shutting down. Planes in mid-flight plummet towards Earth, hospital monitoring equipment ceases to function -- we're talking an apocalyptic scenario he...

Tony Ponce





4:30 PM on 08.08.2013

VG woodblock artist is now making a ukiyo-e fighting game

Last year, illustrator Jed Henry produced a line of fan art that re-imagined Nintendo characters as samurai, all rendered in the Japanese woodblock print style. His Ukiyo-e Heroes series proved incredibly popular, leading to...

Tony Ponce

8:30 AM on 08.08.2013

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified devs discuss art style

2K Games has released another developer diary for The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, and it talks about about the general tone of the game, including the visual style, and how other forms of media influenced it. Specific influen...

Chris Carter

9:30 PM on 07.31.2013

SDCC-exclusive UDON books up for pre-order August 1

San Diego Comic-Con came and went, and despite my best efforts to use the Dtoid team to my own ends, I was unable to score the coveted hardcover edition of MM25. Thanks a lot, DALE! But no worries! UDON promised that all its ...

Tony Ponce

5:00 AM on 07.31.2013

The tale of Final Fantasy VI in kickass fresco form

If you love videogame art, it would be criminal not to know who Mikaël "Orioto" Aguirre is. He is a French digital artist known for his spectacular renderings of notable videogame scenes painted using the brush of the go...

Tony Ponce

8:00 PM on 07.29.2013

SOE opens up item creation in PlanetSide 2

While item creation doesn't necessarily fit with every game, I look forward to a future where more online games adopt the Team Fortress 2 model or some approximation of it. Let users create assets that can be sold in a market...

Jordan Devore

9:00 PM on 07.18.2013

These winning community-made Dark Souls II shields rock

From Software has narrowed down the fan-made shields for the Dark Souls II design contest and a few of them are spectacular. The six winning artists will get their design put into the game, their name in the credits, and a si...

Jordan Devore

2:01 AM on 07.18.2013

Awesome Plants vs. Zombies 18" Munny auction for charity

PopCap and EA had many of these really funky 18-inch Mega Munny custom pieces on display at their booth here at San Diego Comic-Con today. Many folks from the game development community took one of Kidrobot's big-headed blank...

Dale North