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5:30 PM on 03.06.2014

More beautiful game-inspired woodblock prints you can buy

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...

Steven Hansen


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10:00 AM on 03.05.2014

Fan art poster of over 200 Final Fantasy characters is AMAZING

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...

Steven Hansen



FPS-RPG-rhythm-Pokemon pixel art music video mindsplosion photo
FPS-RPG-rhythm-Pokemon pixel art music video mindsplosion
by Steven Hansen

Usually we embed videos for you directly. You don't even have to leave the article. This time, you'll have to click right in this spot and watch the video on the website. It's worth it. Mobile users might want to wait until they get to a computer.

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8:00 PM on 02.05.2014

A day in the life of Rain World's adorable slugcat

Rain World has met its Kickstarter funding goal and, with a week left, is close to its first stretch goal that would increase the likelihood of the game being ported to other platforms. Namely, Linux, but Wii U, Vita, and ju...

Steven Hansen

6:30 PM on 01.13.2014

Rain World looks AMAZING, stars a slugcat

Look at that art. That animation. That slugcat. I saw glimpses of Rain World long enough ago that I had forgotten about it. How did I forget about this!? The liquidity of cats is a common joke as we watch internet videos of...

Steven Hansen

1:00 AM on 11.05.2013

Do you like good things? Enjoy this rad Jazzpunk trailer

Remember forever ago when I previewed trippy cyberpunk comedy spy thriller Jazzpunk? Let me just quote myself: "Jazzpunk is hilarious. I laughed, out loud and on the regular, while playing. It's goofy, it's surreal, it...

Steven Hansen



Pokemon Reorchestrated will double team your ear holes photo
Pokemon Reorchestrated will double team your ear holes
by Jayson Napolitano



I know there are a lot of fans of Pokemon Reorchestrated's Kanto Symphony and Lost Diaries albums out there. The team is now looking to release a new project titled Double Team, which will cover music from the first five generations of the Pokemon franchise and feature a live string ensemble.

But they can't do it without your help.They're running a 21-day Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the recording session with only three days remaining and nearly $5,000 to go. In the final days of the campaign, they're releasing a special Halloween arrangement, and backer rewards include their previous albums and the ability to watch or attend the live recording session.

Pokemon Reorchestrated has done some excellent work in the past, so I'd like to see this project succeed. And they've said that there's a chance that the wildly popular Pokemon X/Y may be featured as well.

So, are you sold on more orchestrated Pokemon music? Do you think the live recording will make it even sweeter? 

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9:00 AM on 10.09.2013

Gamers: The Official Picture

Screenshot taken of the comment section of BF4Central.com, in a post about the upcoming Battlefield 4 Battle Packs.  As you can see, it manages to capture absolutely everything about the modern gamer in just two short statements.

Jim Sterling

9:00 PM on 09.30.2013

Pokemon grave stone fills me with all the feels

Among the readers here, I'm sure there are a few who are so engaged in videogames that they've effectively become your identity. Will your game-playing habits be what you are remembered for long after you've passed on? A man ...

Tony Ponce

11:00 PM on 08.24.2013

Luigi, the parkour legend

When Nintendo actually puts forth an effort, it can achieve some amazing feats of marketing magic. You remember the live-action commercials for the Wii version of Punch-Out!!, right? Here's the next level: a documentary about the parkour legend Luigi in honor of New Super Luigi U. That goddamn Nabbit, though, I swear... Finding Luigi - Legend of Parkour [YouTube]

Tony Ponce



Trippy cyberpunk comedy spy thriller Jazzpunk is my jam photo
Trippy cyberpunk comedy spy thriller Jazzpunk is my jam
by Steven Hansen

I'd be convinced Jazzpunk was made by some actually-talented, alternate universe me, for me, if I didn't meet and chat with one half of its creative team, Necrophone Games' Luis Hernandez, for myself.

It's a first-person joke box riffing on some of my favorite themes. An-Airplane styled goof that delivers its jokes with both panache and clinical deadpan. It's smart, clever, and zany, but not above putting a whoopee cushion on your chair. Literally. 

Even in the games I've seen that have managed humor well, few as there are, I'm not sure I've ever played anything quite like this. It's hard to codify my feelings on the game because I have so many different feelings on so many disparate elements of it, albeit all of them resolutely positive. The colorful, cartoonish cyberpunk affair is the weirdest amalgam of some of my favorite things: noir, jazz, Blade Runner. The over-arching spy theme feels appropriately like secret agent parody Get Smart, given the comedic parallels between Jazzpunk and the indelible Mel Brooks. 

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9:30 PM on 06.23.2013

Mega Man Unlimited is done! Beams down in July!

It's been a long road, but Philippe "MegaPhilX" Poulin's Mega Man Unlimited is finished a ready for release on July 14, 2013. Oh my... Quick recap: Shortly after Mega Man 9's release, Phil whipped up a video of what he imagi...

Tony Ponce

9:55 PM on 06.10.2013

Sony details EXACTLY how to share games on PS4

Riding high off its announcement that the PlayStation 4 will have no DRM, no anti-used game policy, and will support game ownership, Sony has released a video detailing its incredibly deep and nuanced system for sharing physical copies of games.  This, right here, is the great video of E3 so far. Bar none.  Oh my GOD, is this stuff glorious.  Xbox Owned. 

Jim Sterling

2:30 PM on 05.28.2013

Conker's Bad Fur Day director's commentary is glorious

I said DAMN! Nintendo 64-era Rare is on a roll lately! I may be tempted to go buy an N64 off eBay right now and have a week-long Rare session. Three big shots from Conker's Bad Fur Day's dev staff have decided to knock back ...

Tony Ponce

9:30 PM on 05.27.2013

A new Final Fantasy IX side quest was discovered

Our Lord of Lords Jim Sterling considers Final Fantasy IX to be his favorite game in the series. I wish I could share in his exuberance -- though I own a physical copy of FFIX, I've yet to actually play it. This newest disco...

Tony Ponce

8:00 PM on 05.27.2013

eBay Germany supports Wii U's lack of restrictions

Whoever manages eBay Germany's Facebook page must be a huge Nintendo fan -- or at least is a master at capitalizing on current gamer worries and frustrations. It's apparent that Xbox One is charting a dark path, and the jury'...

Tony Ponce