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Pokemon X/Y

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

Manga artist Hitoshi Ariga
Nov 15
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Check out these crazy comics from Dtoider BeatBeat

Nov 10
// mrandydixon
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...

Hideo Kojima asked for it and he has received

Nov 10 // Wesley Ruscher
Photos: Sebastian MatthewsCosplay: Kelly Jean
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There's nothing 'Quiet' about this MGS V cosplay
Back in September, Hideo Kojima tweeted that he was making Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain's Quiet "more erotic" to entice cosplay. He shared designs of the character's backside and almost seemed to taunt ...

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Weekend Wallpapers: New and Improved Ninja Gaiden Z style

Set your desktop loose
Nov 10
// Wesley Ruscher
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 photo
LoZ 3DS Concept Art

A Link Between Worlds concept art is so pretty it hurts

So many colors!
Nov 04
// Brett Zeidler
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 photo
Mega Man

Roll gets a new costume every day until Halloween

A whole lot of Rolls
Oct 27
// Jonathan Holmes
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
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
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...
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The Pokemon creation process sounds brutal

But if this is the end result, it's worth it
Oct 11
// Jordan Devore
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 photo
Marble Mario sculpture

Peach mourns Mario in this styrofoam chainsaw sculpture

Game Over
Oct 09
// Darren Nakamura
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 photo
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
// Chris Carter
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 ...
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Indie Game Showcase

Arizona indie game developers show off their stuff

Valley of the Sun? More like Valley of the Fun, right?
Sep 30
// Darren Nakamura
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
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
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!
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Inti Creates contributing art to both new Shantae games

Pirate's Curse and Half-Genie Hero receive a 'mighty' touch
Sep 17
// Tony Ponce
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...
Mega Man art photo
Mega Man art

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

It's like it was made just for me
Sep 14
// Tony Ponce
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...

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

Almost 400 pages
Sep 12
// Dale North
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. ...
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Fangamer X Attract Mode

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

The PAX party you'll want to be at
Aug 28
// Dale North
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...

Have your Zelda art displayed at Legend of Zelda concert

Set to Zelda music!
Aug 25
// Dale North
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...
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Super Mario Bros. 3

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

Aug 23
// Tony Ponce
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...
Edo Superstar photo
Edo Superstar

Early thoughts on the ukiyo-e fighting game Edo Superstar

Monkey steals the peach!
Aug 14
// Tony Ponce
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...
Super Metroid photo
Super Metroid

This fan made Super Metroid animation is amazing

But y can't Metroid crawl?
Aug 13
// Chris Carter
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...
Archie Mega Man photo
Archie Mega Man

Wily and Mega Man team up in Mega Man #32

Cover art for the last issue of the Super Adventure Rockman arc
Aug 12
// Tony Ponce
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...
Edo Superstar photo
Edo Superstar

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

Kickstarter campaign helps both the game and the Japanese art community
Aug 08
// Tony Ponce
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...
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XCOM Declassified

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified devs discuss art style

New developer diary focuses on tone and visuals
Aug 08
// Chris Carter
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...
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Sweet UDON books

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

MM25 will be MINE, I say! MINE!
Jul 31
// Tony Ponce
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 ...
Final Fantasy VI photo
Final Fantasy VI

The tale of Final Fantasy VI in kickass fresco form

Orioto is an art GOD
Jul 31
// Tony Ponce
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...
PlanetSide 2 photo
PlanetSide 2

SOE opens up item creation in PlanetSide 2

Look for user-made items in the marketplace
Jul 29
// Jordan Devore
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...
Dark Souls photo
Dark Souls

These winning community-made Dark Souls II shields rock

Look for them in the final game
Jul 18
// Jordan Devore
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...

Awesome Plants vs. Zombies 18" Munny auction for charity

Child's Play to benefit from these cool pieces
Jul 18
// Dale North
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...
MM25 art book photo
MM25 art book

SDCC-exclusive Mega Man 25 art book looks sexy

Check out that hundred-dollar sheen
Jul 10
// Tony Ponce
San Diego Comic-Con kicks off next week, and UDON will be there with a mountain of convention-exclusive tomes. Being the guy I am, I only have eyes for MM25: Mega Man & Mega Man X Official Complete Works, the 432-page fol...
Art Books photo
Art Books

Dark Horse is tackling Final Fantasy, Halo, Tomb Raider

Lots of news planned for San Diego Comic Con
Jul 08
// Jayson Napolitano
You're likely familiar with Dark Horse's recent Hyrule Historia book, which did amazingly well for the company. At Anime Expo, however, it was all about their upcoming Yoshitaka Amano box set, The Sky, featuring three volumes...

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