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Dark Souls

Fan-made Dark Souls II shields look great in-game


I quite like the Wicked Eye Greatshield
Jan 27
From Software is incorporating the six winning community-made shield designs from that contest into Dark Souls II and here's a look at two of them all finished up. How seamless. Not only are the winners going to receive a cop... read

Colossal Shadow of the Colossus fan art is just that


Everything to scale means big things are big
Dec 09
DeviantArt member Andrew McGee has visualized each of the various Colossi from Shadow of the Colossus into one image, showing exactly how they compare to one another in scale. It's a breathtaking image, especially when you co... read
Arma

Bohemia is giving out €500,000 to Arma 3 modders


Big plans for next year
Dec 06
"Make Arma Not War" is the name of an upcoming Bohemia Interactive contest which should greatly help incentivize community-led content creation for Arma 3. The studio is giving out €500,000 in prize money and here's the ... read
Mass Effect

Life-sized papercraft Mass Effect characters creep me out


Mesmerizing recreations of EDI and Jack
Nov 30
Papercraft is cool. Giant, human-sized papercraft, on the other hand, gives me the heebie-jeebies. That said, DeviantArt member Tankball has crafted two eerily realistic papercraft recreations of Mass Effect 3 characters... read
TF2

Here are the year's best Team Fortress 2 shorts


The third annual Saxxy Awards
Nov 27
The votes are in for the 2013 Saxxy Awards and, thank goodness, the phenomenal short Patrick recently posted, "Lil' Guardian Pyro," took top honors. It's embedded above and I urge you to make time today to see it. I'm fighti... read

Hotline Miami co-creator got badass ink of his own game


An impressive tattoo based on fanart no less
Nov 20
The first time I met Dennis Wedin, co-creator of Hotline Miami, I could not stop looking at his arms. His body is adorned by awesome unique tattoos, and his latest piece takes the cake. Dennis got a new tattoo on his chest ba... read
Pokemon X/Y

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


Manga artist Hitoshi Ariga
Nov 15
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... read
Comictoid

Check out these crazy comics from Dtoider BeatBeat


"Comictoid"
Nov 10
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... read
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 ... read feature

Wallpapers

Weekend Wallpapers: New and Improved Ninja Gaiden Z style


Set your desktop loose
Nov 10
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... read
LoZ 3DS Concept Art

A Link Between Worlds concept art is so pretty it hurts


So many colors!
Nov 04
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... read
Mega Man

Roll gets a new costume every day until Halloween


A whole lot of Rolls
Oct 27
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... read

You have something in your eye, Dr. Robotnik


I refuse to call him by his other name
Oct 18
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... read
Pokemon

The Pokemon creation process sounds brutal


But if this is the end result, it's worth it
Oct 11
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 ... read
Marble Mario sculpture

Peach mourns Mario in this styrofoam chainsaw sculpture


Game Over
Oct 09
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... read
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
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 ... read
Indie Game Showcase

Arizona indie game developers show off their stuff


Valley of the Sun? More like Valley of the Fun, right?
Sep 30
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... read

It's the Super Miyamoto Show!


It'll haunt your dreams
Sep 19
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! read
Shantae

Inti Creates contributing art to both new Shantae games


Pirate's Curse and Half-Genie Hero receive a 'mighty' touch
Sep 17
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... read
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
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... read

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


Almost 400 pages
Sep 12
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. ... read
Fangamer X Attract Mode

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


The PAX party you'll want to be at
Aug 28
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... read

Have your Zelda art displayed at Legend of Zelda concert


Set to Zelda music!
Aug 25
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... read
Super Mario Bros. 3

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


VERY YES
Aug 23
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... read
Edo Superstar

Early thoughts on the ukiyo-e fighting game Edo Superstar


Monkey steals the peach!
Aug 14
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... read
Super Metroid

This fan made Super Metroid animation is amazing


But y can't Metroid crawl?
Aug 13
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... read
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
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... read
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
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... read
XCOM Declassified

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified devs discuss art style


New developer diary focuses on tone and visuals
Aug 08
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... read
Sweet UDON books

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


MM25 will be MINE, I say! MINE!
Jul 31
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 ... read
Final Fantasy VI

The tale of Final Fantasy VI in kickass fresco form


Orioto is an art GOD
Jul 31
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... read
PlanetSide 2

SOE opens up item creation in PlanetSide 2


Look for user-made items in the marketplace
Jul 29
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... read






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