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Konami opens Los Angeles studio for Metal Gear Solid

Kojima Productions is getting a Los Angeles, California-based office, and it's looking swanky. Can you picture yourself working in an environment like that? What a lovely patio view. The team will assist with development on M...   more

Konami opens Los Angeles studio for Metal Gear Solid photo


Konami opens Los Angeles studio for Metal Gear Solid photo
Konami opens Los Angeles studio for Metal Gear Solid photo
Konami opens Los Angeles studio for Metal Gear Solid photo
Konami opens Los Angeles studio for Metal Gear Solid photo
Konami opens Los Angeles studio for Metal Gear Solid photo
Konami opens Los Angeles studio for Metal Gear Solid photo



You can remove the outlines in Smash Bros. 3DS

Two major things distinguish the 3DS and Wii U versions of Smash 4: the levels, of which there will be a different set for each platform, and the bold outlines on the 3DS character models. The logic behind the latter design c...   more

You can remove the outlines in Smash Bros. 3DS photo

Pore over Shantae's original design sketches

The release of EarthBound on the Wii U unfortunately overshadowed the equally long-awaited arrival of WayForward's Game Boy Color gem Shantae on the 3DS. But I'm not about to sit by and allow our spunky little gal pal to be i...   more

Pore over Shantae's original design sketches photo


Pore over Shantae's original design sketches photo
Pore over Shantae's original design sketches photo
Pore over Shantae's original design sketches photo
Pore over Shantae's original design sketches photo
Pore over Shantae's original design sketches photo
Pore over Shantae's original design sketches photo



Review: The History of Sonic The Hedgehog

Despite the Sonic series' many missteps over the past decade, I remain a huge fan. I remember the first time I played Sonic The Hedgehog at my cousins' house into the wee hours of the night. I remember long school field trips...   more

Review: The History of Sonic The Hedgehog photo


Review: The History of Sonic The Hedgehog photo
Review: The History of Sonic The Hedgehog photo
Review: The History of Sonic The Hedgehog photo
Review: The History of Sonic The Hedgehog photo
Review: The History of Sonic The Hedgehog photo
Review: The History of Sonic The Hedgehog photo



Blow's The Witness will be a timed exclusive on PS4

Apparently Sony is wanting the PlayStation 4 to drown in indie titles, and with this in mind they are letting indie developers self-publish on PSN. To emphasize this, Braid designer Johnathan Blow was brought on st...   more

Blow's The Witness will be a timed exclusive on PS4 photo


Blow's The Witness will be a timed exclusive on PS4 photo
Blow's The Witness will be a timed exclusive on PS4 photo
Blow's The Witness will be a timed exclusive on PS4 photo
Blow's The Witness will be a timed exclusive on PS4 photo
Blow's The Witness will be a timed exclusive on PS4 photo
Blow's The Witness will be a timed exclusive on PS4 photo



Link's Awakening was supposed to have co-op?

The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia is an incredible book. So incredible, in fact, that at least one unscrupulous person tried to capitalize on demand by scalping numerous copies of the book's Limited Edition -- that guy wis...   more

Link's Awakening was supposed to have co-op? photo

Demo reel discovered for Ubisoft's unannounced 'Osiris'

Straight from NeoGAF is this rough demo video of Ubisoft Montreal's latest project, "Osiris." The news was discovered shortly after it was revealed that Ubisoft is putting the Prince of Persia series on the back burner....   more

Demo reel discovered for Ubisoft's unannounced 'Osiris' photo


Demo reel discovered for Ubisoft's unannounced 'Osiris' photo
Demo reel discovered for Ubisoft's unannounced 'Osiris' photo
Demo reel discovered for Ubisoft's unannounced 'Osiris' photo
Demo reel discovered for Ubisoft's unannounced 'Osiris' photo
Demo reel discovered for Ubisoft's unannounced 'Osiris' photo
Demo reel discovered for Ubisoft's unannounced 'Osiris' photo



LOTRO dev diary shows off the landscape of Rohan

A new developer diary from Turbine shows the landscapes and scenery from Riders of Rohan, the upcoming expansion pack for Lord of the Rings Online. There are also some screenshots which feature some level-85 characters and endgame content. Riders of Rohan was planned to be released this month, but it was pushed back to October 15, 2012.   more

LOTRO dev diary shows off the landscape of Rohan photo


LOTRO dev diary shows off the landscape of Rohan photo
LOTRO dev diary shows off the landscape of Rohan photo
LOTRO dev diary shows off the landscape of Rohan photo
LOTRO dev diary shows off the landscape of Rohan photo
LOTRO dev diary shows off the landscape of Rohan photo
LOTRO dev diary shows off the landscape of Rohan photo



Let's look at the Elephantaur from God of War: Ascension

The team behind God of War: Ascension continues their behind-the-scenes look at Kratos's next adventure by showing us how Lead Concept Artist Izzy brought the Elephantuar to life. Izzy worked on a ton of different animal Mino...   more

Let's look at the Elephantaur from God of War: Ascension photo

A 4-week-old Bastion looked ugly but played beautifully

Videogame development is an iterative process, and games undergo countless changes along the way. In many cases, the final product bears little resemblance to earlier versions, as developers refine their vision and excise fea...   more

A 4-week-old Bastion looked ugly but played beautifully photo

These prototype screenshots of 0x10c are oddly charming

Since we last checked in with 0x10c, the new space game from Mojang, Notch shared an early screenshot that shows how flashlights currently look. He also scratched off the part on the official site that briefly mentions this b...   more

These prototype screenshots of 0x10c are oddly charming photo


These prototype screenshots of 0x10c are oddly charming photo
These prototype screenshots of 0x10c are oddly charming photo
These prototype screenshots of 0x10c are oddly charming photo
These prototype screenshots of 0x10c are oddly charming photo
These prototype screenshots of 0x10c are oddly charming photo
These prototype screenshots of 0x10c are oddly charming photo



GDC: Quantic Dream shows off new prototype video 'Kara'

Yesterday at a Quantic Dream's GDC session about motion capture called, "Virtual Actors and Emotion in Games," David Cage revealed a new prototype video in the vein of 2000's "Casting Call" for the future of motion capturing....   more

GDC: Quantic Dream shows off new prototype video 'Kara' photo


GDC: Quantic Dream shows off new prototype video 'Kara' photo
GDC: Quantic Dream shows off new prototype video 'Kara' photo
GDC: Quantic Dream shows off new prototype video 'Kara' photo
GDC: Quantic Dream shows off new prototype video 'Kara' photo
GDC: Quantic Dream shows off new prototype video 'Kara' photo
GDC: Quantic Dream shows off new prototype video 'Kara' photo



Retro City Rampage out in May, also on PSN, Vita, and PC

Retro City Rampage creator Brian Provinciano promised a development update for February 20, so here it is. Is he not a man of his word? The most important bit of news is that, in addition to WiiWare and Xbox Live Arcade, Ret...   more

Retro City Rampage out in May, also on PSN, Vita, and PC photo


Retro City Rampage out in May, also on PSN, Vita, and PC photo
Retro City Rampage out in May, also on PSN, Vita, and PC photo
Retro City Rampage out in May, also on PSN, Vita, and PC photo
Retro City Rampage out in May, also on PSN, Vita, and PC photo
Retro City Rampage out in May, also on PSN, Vita, and PC photo
Retro City Rampage out in May, also on PSN, Vita, and PC photo



Devolver Digital wants to publish more indie games

I really dug the premise of the Serious Sam Indie Series. Presumably, that initiative was successful, because Devolver Digital wants to hear independent developers pitch games at GDC 2012. Apparently, hopefuls will have as mu...   more

Devolver Digital wants to publish more indie games photo

Bit.Trip Runner is getting a strange-looking HD sequel

The Bit.Trip series proper may be over, but there is more in store for CommanderVideo. Taking a page out of the Square Enix playbook, Gaijin Games is prepping a direct sequel to the fourth installment, Runner, and it will be...   more

Bit.Trip Runner is getting a strange-looking HD sequel photo

Producer Takashi Iizuka has a nice long chat about Sonic

Since Sonic Generations was first announced back in April, the heartstrings of many fans have yet again been pulled one way or another, as they hope that Sega doesn't screw up yet another Sonic game. Even our very own Jim i...   more

Producer Takashi Iizuka has a nice long chat about Sonic photo


Producer Takashi Iizuka has a nice long chat about Sonic photo
Producer Takashi Iizuka has a nice long chat about Sonic photo
Producer Takashi Iizuka has a nice long chat about Sonic photo
Producer Takashi Iizuka has a nice long chat about Sonic photo
Producer Takashi Iizuka has a nice long chat about Sonic photo
Producer Takashi Iizuka has a nice long chat about Sonic photo



Halfbrick explodes with Machine Gun Jetpack dev diary

Not a group to rest on their Fruit Ninja laurels, Brisbane-based studio Halfbrick is launching a series of developer diaries leading up to their next game, Machine Gun Jetpack. The game is set to release for iOS and sees t...   more

Halfbrick explodes with Machine Gun Jetpack dev diary photo

New RAGE screens are full of 'virtual texturing'

id Software has been in New Orleans for SIGGRAPH 2009, discussing graphics and all the technical stuff that you and I like to ignore because we prefer to assume that videogames just magically happen inside our television sets...   more

New RAGE screens are full of 'virtual texturing' photo