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Capcom Art

Udon's Capcom Fighting Tribute to feature amazing combination of artists


Bengus, Reyyy, Alex Ahad, and Linzb0t join a massive talent pool
Apr 12
// Jonathan Holmes
At this point in Udon's history, it's tough for them to top themselves. They've already published so many amazing books, containing work from both official production art from AAA videogame publishers and original work from t...
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Monster Hunter Stories

First look at Monster Hunter Stories for 3DS


A new direction for the Japanese hit series
Apr 11
// Jonathan Holmes
In an announcement that apparently couldn't wait for E3 or TGS, Capcom unveiled a teaser trailer for Monster Hunter Stories, a new game in their hit Monster Hunter series, set for release on the 3DS in 2016. While I hig...
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King Dedede

King Dedede is your best new virtual pet friend


Poop, sleep, eat, life: This is Dedede
Apr 11
// Jonathan Holmes
We all thought that Paperbeatsscissors had already conquered the Internet with this Hulk/Hulk designer t-shirt, but it turns out it was just getting warmed up. Now it has gone and made a new Tamagotchi-style virtual pet for y...
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Sup Holmes

Tyler Glaiel is the Doogie Howser of videogames


Get to know the people who make great videogames
Apr 09
// Jonathan Holmes
[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great videogames. It airs live every Sunday at 4pm EST on YouTube, and can be found in Podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] A few weeks ago on Sup Hol...
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Sup Holmes

'Hashtag activism' and other oxymorons with Social Justice Warriors' Eric Ford


Get to know the people who make great videogames
Apr 05
// Jonathan Holmes
[Update: Show's over folks! Thanks to everyone who tuned in. The rerun should be up soon. Here's a brief interview I did with Eric at PAX East 2015 to tied you over in the meantime.] Happy Easter everyone! Wait, was that off...
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EarthBound

First Ness, now his game? EarthBound 'sold out' on Club Nintendo reward list


Sad-Ness
Apr 05
// Jonathan Holmes
[Please Give Us Strength art by Zarla] Pre-orders for the GameStop exclusive Ness amiibo went up last week, and it was pretty much a disaster. GameStop.com ended up being taken offline as a result, and in-store orders took up...
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Zak McKracken

Zak McKracken fan film feels alien in all the right ways


'If you've recently been feeling stupid, trust me, you're not the only one'
Apr 05
// Jonathan Holmes
In my mind, Zak McKracken is the unsung hero of the classic LucasArt point-and-click line up. If the Monkey Island series is analogous to a crowd-pleaser like Back to the Future, then Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders ...
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Retro City Rampage

Retro City Rampage DX gets a boxed edition for PS Vita


Time to rise from your grave, Player
Apr 05
// Jonathan Holmes
When Retro City Rampage was earlier in development, its creator Brian Provinciano printed up some promotional materials that looked like Sega Master System and Nintendo Entertainment System boxes. That wasn't just a cute mark...
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'Ah-merr-ica you're gettin' burger hungry'
[Samus and the burger by Evazhou] If you live in the Northeastern United States, you are well aware of the historical snowfall we endured this winter. Everyday existence in Boston this past February was like living inside of...

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Chungus

Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures Miiverse loses screenshot sharing


Please, hold the chungus
Apr 04
// Jonathan Holmes
[Update: Comment from the game's developer on the situation can be found here.] Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures is not just for fans of the Angry Video Game Nerd. I know this from personal experience. I'm completely lukewarm...
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Lovers

Exclusive: Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime lets you Rollo on Orion


A walk through this beautiful co-op strategy shooter
Apr 02
// Jonathan Holmes
We first heard about Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime back in 2012, the day after Hotline Miami first turned the world on with its neosmile, and well before Microsoft's latest home console was anywhere on the h...

Who would you elect to be the next Smash Bros. DLC character?

Apr 02 // Jonathan Holmes
Chris: Waluigi C'mon now, this villain (anti-hero) is due for the spotlight. He hasn't even had his own debut game yet -- despite the fact that New Super Mario Bros. 2 totally should have starred Wario and Waluigi -- and he's just wacky enough to fit as an eccentric DLC character while fitting the Mario theme of many other existing cast members. His signature tennis racket could serve as the basis for his Smash attacks, his taunt could be a rose pose, and his air-dashes could be something wacky like swimming in the air like Faust from Guilty Gear X. The sky is the limit for Waluigi. Laura: Captain Toad and Ghirahim I'm personally throwing my votes in for Captain Toad from Captain Toad's Treasure Tracker and Ghirahim from Skyward Sword. Why Captain Toad? He's cute, he's adventurous and I'd be fascinated by the idea of a character who couldn't jump. Would he use a jumping item? Would he be land locked? How would that work with certain stage hazards? I want to see Nintendo tackle that challenge. Why Ghirahim? I know Smash Bros. needs more sword fighters like I need a hole in the head, but I've always been a fan of his presentation as well as his combat fluidity. He's fast, agile, magical and able to constantly misrepresent his location. Mix that in with fast aerial-sword combat and I'm totally on board. Oh, and his Final Smash transformation form is already sorted. Brittany: Bayonetta Honestly, the only character I've been waiting to see in Smash Bros. will probably never find a home there, but a girl has to keep up hope. My darling Bayonetta, as deadly as she is lovely, is practically begging for inclusion. With plentiful combos and deadly Wicked Weave attacks, she'd string up the competition as the mane event. I'd love to wrap my fingers around my controller and untangle a victory with her. Plus, there's the potential of seeing an amiibo figure released in tandem with making her available, and I live for the thrill of chasing those things. Then I could finally put Cereza on a shelf and call her mine forever. That's not creepy, right?  Jed: Birdo, Jason from Blaster Master, Mark from Monster Party Why Birdo? You know why, because I'm a dinosexual. Jason from Blaster Master -- one of my favorite NES titles, and one of the best Metroidvania games, would work great in Smash too. In his home series, Jason can travel on foot or in a tank, which could make him play like a mix between Bowser Jr. and Wario's motorcycle in Smash. The only big difference being that he could shoot projectiles while in or out of his tank. That's the "Jason difference." He also likes frogs. Mark, the boy hero from the cruelly overlooked Monster Party, was the first character that I'd ever seen reflect projectiles with a baseball bat. Ness is a wannabe poser next to him. Mark also turns into a flying dinosaur-like demon bat that breathes fire. Who cares about Ridley when you could be playing as Mark! Ben: Dillon, Mallo, and Sakura Samurai Nintendo had a ton of new IPs on the 3DS, and I'd like to see them have a bit more faith in their new ideas. In particular, Dillon's Rolling Western, Pushmo, and Sakura Samurai were all really neat, creative games with fun characters who would fit well in Super Smash Bros. Dillon is already in Smash as an assist trophy, but I still think he'd make a great fighter. Some of his moveset could be similar to Sonic's, but there's plenty of other unique attacks they could give him. Perhaps he could even set up gun towers around the map that other players could destroy. Sakura Samurai would easily work as another swordsman fighter, and Mallo from Pushmo could be really interesting. I'm not sure what his attacks would be, but I'm sure Nintendo could think of something fun. They made the Duck Hunt dog into a fighter, after all! [embed]289889:58026:0[/embed] Holmes: Star Man (from Pro Wrestling), Tingle, Chorus Men, The Wonderful 101 Like Ben pointed out, the Duck Hunt dog's appearance in Super Smash Bros. of the 3DS and Wii U tells me that anything is possible for the game's future cast. That said, out of my four picks, the only one that I think has a fighting chance is Chorus Men. Tingle is amazing, but he's something of a one-note tune in most people's eyes. Star Man is the greatest wrestler in videogame history, but Sakurai made it pretty clear that he doesn't want to add new characters to Smash unless they are part of an actively running Nintendo franchise. That's rule will probably doom The Wonderful 101 to exclusion as well. On the other hand, Rhythm Heaven is a hugely popular series in Japan, with a new release in the franchise coming up this year. The games haven't done half bad in the rest of the world either, especially if you count memes as a badge of success. I've already voted for Chorus Men once today on the Smash Bros. site, and I plan to continue to do so for the rest of my life, or until Nintendo closes the polls.  Summa: Bo Jackson (Tecmo Bowl) Before our sports games got all fancy with their simulation stat packing, I was filling out notebooks of game results and meaningless numbers that my best friend and I use to produce after weekend-long dual tournaments played out on Tecmo Bowl. If you played this legendary game, then you know that nobody dominated more than Bo Jackson. Want a move list? How about a spiked football to the head? How about an up-the-gut rush that knocks your opponent unconscious and utterly useless? If Nintendo wants to play with my nostalgia heart, then introduce this virtual God amongst men. Patrick: Snake There is only one answer to this seemingly limitless question: Snake. I'm not even a Metal Gear Solid fanatic (the only game I've played is Ground Zeroes), but his Brawl incarnation is so unique and freaking satisfying that I find myself missing Snake every time I look at the character selection screen. His play style is nothing like anyone else's; people said Duck Hunt Dog would play similarly, but he just doesn't. His move set doesn't need any changes, just make an HD model for him and boom! He's back. Kyle: Chun-Li "Nintendo vs. Capcom" isn't an actual thing, but it really should be. It really, really should be. You see, I have this strong desire to spinning bird kick Diddy Kong in the face. Or kikoken Diddy Kong in the face. Or lightning kick Diddy Kong in the face. The point is, Chun-Li is awesome and Diddy Kong deserves to die in a fire. Make my wildest dreams come true, Nintendo/Capcom. Darren: Bubsy April Fools!
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Don't say Shrek...
Nintendo's April Fools Nintendo Direct was no joke. While there wasn't a whole lot there that would interest people who aren't existing fans of the publisher, there was something for just about everyone who already enjoys Nin...

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1001 Spikes

Am I going to be in 1001 Spikes?


Maybe...
Apr 02
// Jonathan Holmes
[Update: Nicalis also confirmed that the game is definitely coming to Europe.] It's no secret that 1001 Spikes was one of my favorite games of 2014. It's also one of my most anticipated games of 2015. There's been an update i...
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Senran Kagura

Fake VR boob goggles showed me that 'two party politics' are no good for gaming


Maybe it was inevitable
Mar 31
// Jonathan Holmes
Last week, Steven Hansen did a news story about some fake boob-infused videogame consoles that Marvelous made up to promote the next Senran Kagura game. I did a video about those videos for our YouTube channel, and it w...
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Sherlock Holmes

A lot of people want a game about Black Steampunk Sherlock Holmes


If Lucy Liu can be Watson, why can't Sherlock be brown?
Mar 30
// Jonathan Holmes
This concept art for a new Sherlock Holmes game isn't new. Former Starr Mazer artist Christina Antoinette threw it together a while ago, but for whatever reason, it's found new life on Twitter over the past few days...
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BitSummit

Japan's premiere indie game festival teams with Indie Megabooth


BitSummit returns this July with big announcements
Mar 30
// Jonathan Holmes
Just yesterday, James Mielke appeared on Sup Holmes to talk about his work at Shinra Technologies. EGM, 1up, Q Games, Q Entertainment, and (you guessed it), BitSummit, the little Kyoto indie games convention that has altered ...
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Sup Holmes

Milky Holmes is finally a reality with James Mielke


Get to know the people who make great videogames
Mar 29
// Jonathan Holmes
Today Sup Holmes we welcome James Mielke, formerly of 1UP, EGM, Q Entertainment, Q Games and now of Shinra Technologies. We're going to be talking all about his long and illustrious career. Get to know us!~
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Playboy

Do you consider Playboy to be a 'legitimate gaming news outlet?'


Is this the future of 'buying it for the articles'?
Mar 25
// Jonathan Holmes
As I was editing a video recap of Steven's news post about fake VR boob goggles, it struck me how deeply breasts have ingrained themselves into the world of videogames. How many arguments about sexual objectification vs. sex...
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Daisy's Quest

Daisy swings a mean bat in this fan game mock-up


Casey would be proud
Mar 24
// Jonathan Holmes
People want more Daisy. The Iconoclasts' Joakim Sandberg already showed us his plans for an adventure starring Sarasaland's finest. One particularly passionate fan even wrote a lengthy article in first person about why Daisy...
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Sup Holmes

Dave Oshry, one of gaming's biggest charmers, wants to be less like Saul Goodman


Get to know the people who make great videogames
Mar 23
// Jonathan Holmes
[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great videogames. It airs live every Sunday at 4pm EST on YouTube, and can be found in Podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] Last  Sunday on Sup H...
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Sup Holmes

Sup Holmes explodes into Aether with Tyler Glaiel


Get to know the people who make great videogames
Mar 22
// Jonathan Holmes
[Update: Show's over folks! Thanks again to Tyler for hanging out with this. The rerun should be up this week. In the meantime, here is a cute Bombernauts trailer.] Today on Sup Holmes we welcome Tyler Glaiel to the program....
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Samba de Amiibo

I tried to recreate the Attack on Titan intro with amiibo


A Samba de Amiibo special event
Mar 22
// Jonathan Holmes
Thanks to my incredible skills with Windows Movie Maker and the volunteer help of a few shirtless hunks, I present to you the grand finale of Samba de Amiibo season one. It's an almost shot-for-shot recreation of the intro t...
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Sup Holmes

Sup Holmes rises for charity with Dave Oshry


Get to know the people who make great videogames
Mar 15
// Jonathan Holmes
[Update: Thanks to Dave for being on the show! We'll have the rerun stitched together for you soon. In the meantime, he's a trailer for Super Galaxy Squadron.] Sup Holmes is going live with David Oshry (Rise of the Triad...
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Dropsy

Did a clown who farts in a Porta Potty win PAX East?


Dropsy like it's hot
Mar 15
// Jonathan Holmes
Last week on Sup Holmes, I ranted to David Fox about how his game Zak McKracken is the greatest point and click adventure about subversion of corporate power structures, empathy,  and opening your eyes to the world...
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Final Fantasy Type-0

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD features school girls Vs. dragons on ice


Off-screen fun for the whole family
Mar 15
// Jonathan Holmes
Our full review of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is coming up tomorrow, but in the meantime, here is some off-screen footage of the game to get you thinking. As a lapsed fan of the series (the last main series Final Fantasy game I...
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Sup Holmes

David Fox on forming LucasArts with George, writing with Douglas Adams and more


Get to know the people who make great videogames
Mar 15
// Jonathan Holmes
[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great videogames. It airs live every Sunday at 4pm EST on YouTube, and can be found in Podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] Last Sunday's Sup Holmes i...

Samus asks Nintendo for a new game

Mar 14 // Jonathan Holmes
Nintendo and Metroid photo
...but she'll settle for a hug
Nintendo is famous for frustrating some of their diehard fans. The irony is, those fans are only frustrated because Nintendo is doing a lot of things right. It may not let us buy a lot of their products, and it often ta...

What Samus Wants photo
If she did, her game would probably look a lot like Axiom Verge
Dan Adelman worked for Nintendo for many years, and was one of their unsung heroes for much of that time. While he has consistently voiced affection and respect for the company, he did end up resigning last year, in part bec...

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Social Justice Warriors

Did Social Justice Warriors Win PAX East?


Hard to tell the SJWs from the trolls sometimes...
Mar 11
// Jonathan Holmes
Mere seconds ago, I discovered that I am on the original list that inspired the development of a game called Social Justice Warriors. There is even an attack in the game based on some of the specific wording found ...

Samus wants to be in Shovel Knight

Mar 11 // Jonathan Holmes
What Samus Wants photo
Like Stella, Samus wants her groove back
When we last checked in with Samus, she was trying to score an interview with Tim Rogers, co-creator of Videoball. Despite the fact that she's been appearing in videogames for over 25 years, he still didn't know who she was....


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