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Link's Friendlist is an art collaboration where 30 Legend of Zelda Protagonists and Allies of Link were illustrated by over 50 artists

Current and upcoming Art Collaborations on Game-Art-HQ:

KOF 20th Anniversary Tribute: 25th August 2014

Mario's Blacklist!: 30 September 2014

PSX 20th Anniversary Tribute: 03.12.2014
Tekken 20th Anniversary Tribute: 09.12.2014

About me:

Reinhold Hoffmann is my name..i am German am born in 1980. Played thousands of video games, especially Fighting Games.

I like to write about video games and their characters and organize art collaborations and tributes and sometimes art contests via my Website / Community Game-Art-HQ

In March 2014 I started working to add a video game character database to Game-Art-HQ.

It is still small but it is possible now (May 2014) to see when and where around 250 different game characters made their debut and some other details from them as well. About 10-20 more characters are added per week including articles about them with official illustrations as well as fanart and cosplays.
You can find this growing database here

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So lets talk about my favourite game.....yes.




Nice to see that the editor has more or less all important features now blogging might be much more fun here,thanks to all the new options which make it easier to includes tables and whatnot.

Tomorrow there will be a real blog from me again, sorry but I could not resist since well..the Cardigans and that video were awesome, and I really don't have one favourite game..there are too many awesome games to pick one from for me. So i rather list 15 of them.

 1. Tetris, simple and complex at the same time but always challenging. This game is a timeless masterpiece.

 2. Super Mario World, pure fun from the start to the end and replayable every couple of years.

 3. Final Fantasy VIII, my favourite FF game, loving the story, characters, battle system, everything..and the awesome Tetra Master Card Game.

4. Killer Instinct (Original Arcade Version) - One of the best 2D fighting games ever, fun even after 20 years.

5. Actraiser, this game has one of the best soudntracks ever in a video game and is hack n slash platformer action at its best, combined with a nice story and the sim city like stages.

6. Disgaea D2, the most advanced and biggest of the Disgaea games. If only the AI would be a ton more strategical.

7. Mortal Kombat 9, one of the best lastgen fighting games, the best MK so far. All mistakes of the MK developers in the past were erased with this title.

8. King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match, because KOF is awesome and this game is giantic big.

9. Fatal Fury Real Bout, loving its combo system till today, wish there would have been a FF RB3.

 10. Darkstalkers 3, also one of the best 2D fighting games out there forever.

11. Secret of Mana, an unforgettable experience back in the mid nineties. Fuck you Square for changing this series so much.

12. Xenogears, best story ever seen in a jrpg.

13. Ridge Racer, this might be totally outdated but I still have fun to play the game and listen to Rotterdam Nation'94

14. Parodius Deluxe, had so many good hours with this arcade shoot'em up that it belongs in this list.

15. Twisted Metal 2, the best car combat game till today. 'nuff said.


Bonus Video, because its time to play THE GAME!






Okay no its Friday and this looks like the tinymce editor I recommend the dtoid staff multiple times before. Such a surprise!


Hey YO dis is good, I use ze exact same editor  on my own projects!


There are a lot more features which could be included though, but I bet whoever works on it, is still testing and just installed the raw version without looking around the settings.


It can look like this there in the image and it would be awesome to have most of ze features here as well!


http://www.destructoid.com//ul/user/2/213501-280706-examplejpg-620x.jpg <fullsize


Some bugs I saw on first sight, the blog appears unformatted there on the c-blog community page.

The white screen above of the text editor which is around two full screens big still appears.

There is no bar to scroll from left to right it seems.

Nekrosys mentioned that trying to edit older blogs REMOVES the whole formatting of them.



The most of the important parts of the editor are still missing, that can be changed easily though. If it stays like right now, the complaints will open the gates of hell in no time.
Happy Tuesday everyone!

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I myself tend to listen to 30-90 minute long mixes of Hardstyle from the Netherlands lately or to "workout motivation" music videos on youtube...they are fast, upbeat and completely senseless, a good background noise while writing and sometimes get myself motivated since I work at this PC often for 10+ hours on a day.

Thought I share some of this stuff with you, you are welcome to post some musicvideos as well, I prefer long ones or playlists.

Okay..there in the Netherlands they are still like in the nineties and listen to techno, rave and the harder variations like gabber and hardcore, only that they changed it a bit now and call it "Hardstyle".

In that video you see jumping girls, fist waving people everywhere and young dj's which do basically the same all the time. This is wonderful! I need to visit those festivals called Rebirth or Defcon-1 there too!
The tracks have lyrics like "We are.....the weekend..warriors!"

Yes..this is amazing!

"Workout Motivation Music"

Sport and Fitness is only for those who need that shit, but the music there is really good to type fast all day long! The tracks in this mix are very varied but have that pumping bass most of the time and most of them have funny lyrics too..except those by Brooklyn Bounce. Those tracks suck because the guy talks all the time about how they still make music and its their destiny and crap. FU. Shut up already with that. But the other stuff in this video/rtemix is really good..give it a chance.

Dubstep. But weird one for the most part. This is not that bro'step stuff you hear in many video game trailers today, its a lot more complex in this peticular remix ..you have even some weird/scary sounding parts there which could almost fit in horror movies or games other parts sound almost sad. Great stuff ..ps: did I ever mention that I am a great dancer? Yes!

Have fun listening to these videos, hope some of you might like one or more of them!

Over and out, we have Wednesday.

Welcome back..to the third edition of the blog edition where I talk about video games which were released years ago on the same date as today...the 2nd September.

This is was the releasedate of games like Live a Live, Wild Arms 2, Front Mission 3 and Total War: Rome 2† MWUUHAHAHAHAHAR ..but for me...it was just Tuesday!

So lets start with a small celebration of a really great game and its 20th Anniversary.

Live a Live for the Super Nintendo..released on the 2nd September 1994 of course.

This is one of those legendary Squaresoft RPG's which tried out new stuff but never made it into a real series and were released during the 16-32 bit eras.

The game tells basically seven different stories, depending on the chosen protagonists, has a great soundtrack (Typical Square) and had very different settings which were a big difference to the standard fantasy worlds and character-designs† we saw often.

As mentioned, this gem was sadly never released outside Japan. There is a pretty good translation by fans though. If you have no problem with 16bit graphics and you know how to use an emulator...try it out!

Wild Arms 2, 15 Years ago in Japan....

Wild Arms 2 was released, the sequel to the pretty successful early Playstation RPG with the 3D Models in Battles but 2D Sprites everywhere else.

This game was a bit weird for me and I was never able to play it through while I bet it is absolutely worth it. Like the first part it is set in a kind of Wild West Fantasy World with many really fun characters, especially the enemy and boss designs in this game were superb! A nice game which could be great to see it again through a remake similar as how the first game was re-imagined with Wild Arms Alter Code F for the Playstation 2.

There are rumors that a new Wild Arms would be in the early development for Playstation 4 btw.

At the same day, the 2nd September 1999, Square released a nice game too...

Front Mission 3!

Another awesome gem by Square(Soft) in the list today. I remember playing it for at least 100 hours back in the day. Damn the first two Playstations really had great games of ever genre and a lot of these games were pretty unique.

Front Mission 3 is a strategical RPG, like FF Tactics or Disgaea as example but again very different from those through the setting and the "Wanzer" Mechs alone already.

I think this is one of the first video games with an "Internet" ..you can even visit different "websites" in the game while it has no real online features.

And was happend last year?

Total War: Rome II was released worldwide via Steam in digital form. Never played it and thats all. Is there something interesting to say about this game?


Hope at least the first three games bring back some good memories to you or motivate you to try out the games. Live A Live and Wild Arms 2 are really great RPG's and Front Mission 3 is lovely in every regard but the graphics still.

Speaking about something lovely......!


You will click to see a blog with wonderful formed asses, Bison asses by beautiful cosplayers and you believe you will see a lot of these wonderful asses here. Yes..YES Psycho Power!

But instead you are dissapointed now. No asses for you...its not even tuesday.

ps: good start in ze new week everyone!

Dtoid is a damn fine video game news-blog with some nice original content but obviously it can't covering everything, and that is why I believe you should know these 5 websites below.

Hardcore Gaming 101, Unseen64, Game-Rave, DwellingofDuels and last but not least Game-Art-HQ..my own little baby represent sides of the gaming community you rarely read about on dtoid and the other big gaming blogs and sites like Gamespot etc.


HC101 means detailed descriptions of video games and sometimes complete series including character profiles, trivia, music of the games sometimes, a deep look into the development and history of some game cof the game companies and interviews with developers. Be it the King of Fighters, MegaMan GameBoy games and much much more. This site beats even the Wikipedia often if you want to really know a lot about a game.
Build up by a very enthusiastic gamer and big fan of video game music. A decade ago we shared a lot of it online with each other. Heh. Back when torrents where not even a thing.


Unseen64 is a long running blog about cancelled video games, demos and beta versions of games which were leaked and showed how a game changed during development.
This is the website where you can read that a Contra for Nintendo 64 was once planned, why Lobo for the SNES and PSX was cancelled and see concept art for cancelled games.

I find stuff like that super interesting, missed any Info about the just recently cancelled Crash Bandicoot game on any of the big websites as example.


GR is a website which helped me often in the past to get informations about different versions of Playstation games but Jason Dvorak, the maker of the site also reviews games there. The core there are the crazy many informations about different versions of packages of games though. Did you know that some Playstation games had around 10 different covers like Alundra? There on Game-Rave you can see 'em all!


First I wanted to write about Overclocked.Remix but than I thought almost everyone of us here knows that website and its awesome community already anyway. But do you also know Dwelling of Duels?

The community there does some kind of contest every month where musicans can submit their covers (yes music made with real instruments and not fruityloops etc.) related to Konami, Nintendo etc. depending on the theme of the month.

They exist since around a decade now and damn..you can download a lot of awesome video game music there, a lot is rock and metal bur they also have some jazz etc genre submissions there. If you like arrangements of VG Music..this is a Must-Know Site for you. And from tomorrow the 1st September also powered up with Cover Art for the Monthly Contests by Artists from Game-Art-HQ.


Like mentioned this is my own web-project. Since around 3 years I am building up a mix of a blog where I feature awesome video game related art made by fans, including cosplays as well as drawn art. It is also the showcase for art collaborations I organize at our deviantART Group which is around 7000 members strong now with around 400 of them who created illustrations for the projects like Link's Blacklist, the King of Fighters Anniversary last week or the upcoming Playstation 1 Tribute in December.

The site is also a growing database of video game characters with an overview about them and a much bigger focus related to both official art of the characters as well as the fan made art.

I think all five websites are totally bookmark worthy, even my own one. They are not as super professional as dtoid and more about a niche, but really deliver.

You are welcome to share other gaming related websites which are not just news-blogs, I am always interested to know more smaller gaming related projects dedicated to something niche!
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