Reprint is on the way in December
The Mega Man Tribute artbook is a pretty wonderful little tome, and it's getting a reprint later this year. You can check out the awesome new cover art above, compliments of the amazing Hitoshi Ariga, and Jeffrey Cruz.
Look closely at the V
Check out this awesome Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain illustration from Yoji Shinkawa.
I think it'd make for excellent box art, but the piece would look good on a wall, too. AOJI has several other Metal Gear Solid illustrations for sale, including this Diamond Dogs group shot:
The bird one freaks me out
Cuphead artist, Jake Clark, has shared a selection of animations from the upcoming platformer.
The hand-drawn, pencil cartoons popped up on his Tumblr and they are both awesome and strangely hypnotic...
Blindly searching for pussy
If you know me, you know I yearn for diversity in games and new experiences in general, which is why I jumped at the chance to review Beyond Eyes. It has people of color, the main character is blind, and the art style is beautiful.
I just wish the devs would have done more, all this wasted potential.
Welcome to the Pixel Art Academy
There's no shortage of pixel art tutorials online, but I've never seen them housed within a point-and-click adventure game. That's Pixel Art Academy in a nutshell. It sounds really cool.
Your character is a bright-eyed studen...
Having photorealistic graphics doesn't inherently make a game good, but it sure is nice to look at. The Need for Speed development team shared these photos by way of an interview from Speedhunters, and they look pretty fantas...
Good on him for sticking with it
It's strangely reassuring to know that this isn't the first time we've covered a game-themed nursery and it almost certainly won't be the final. Builder and father Wes Swain decided on Mario Kart 8 as "there didn't seem to be...
From the mind of Matt Synowicz
While some people claim that the Metal Gear series is tied to realism, I always ask them -- hey do you remember the vampire guy who could run up walls, or the guy who spits out weaponized bees?
The series always felt lik...
Draw your best homage
If you're an artist, you may as well check out this new contest from Capcom, where you can win a copy of the upcoming Mega Man Legacy Collection. The gist is that the publisher wants you to "re-imagine" the covers o...
Buy a print before July 17 to support the Kickstarter appeal
Uncharted 4 and The Last of Us concept artist, John Sweeney, has produced an exclusive print to support the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter.
There are eight large prints (24H x 47W) and 100 smaller prints (16H x 31...
Splatfests change a kid
[Warning: The above video is not safe for life and features a large man only wearing booty shorts.]
Splatoon's Splatfest may be over, with those bastard dogs winning via popularity when cats are clearly better, but that didn't stop me from making a sequel to the critically acclaimed avant-garde short film Squid Now. Eat your hearts out David Cage, David Lynch, and David Duchovny.
A few years back, Udon put out a very cool artbook called Mega Man Tribute, which featured a ton of original art from creators all across the world. Right now used copies are going for roughly $45 online, but Udon is putting ...
The art of the Souls series always gets me excited. I mean, a lot of it is creepy as all hell and keeps me up at night, but there's a quiet beauty in nearly every single cel that's produced for this franchise. I generall...
The hardcover edition has an art gallery
The folks who created guides for the Metal Gear Solid series and Revengeance are working on the official guide book for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. It'll cover every mission, secret, and collectible, as well as the ...
This should kickstart your weekend
Happy Friday! Tell your boss you're going home now because Brett Makedonski said "By the power vested in me by the state of the R.O.B.O.T., the weekend starts now." He'll understand. He also does whatever strange people on th...
It's always either a gun or a sword
Amazon has unveiled the official box art for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and dang is it a stroke of artistic genius.
The way the light plays off of Drake’s back, making sure your eye is drawn directly to the litt...
By your favorite person alive, me!
"Better than anything David Cage has been making" - Edgar Velasco (MoonSpiderHugs)
"You've gotta be squidding me." - Zainré Fang
"So Nintendo hired David Lynch to create a Splatoon commercial?" - quetzalcoat...
Sega classics reimagined
Nothing like a jolt of awesome art to wake you up on a sleepy Friday.
Art dealer Cook & Becker has teamed up with Sega for a series of poster-sized prints based on some of our old favorites from Jet Set Radio to Phantasy ...
Sup Holmes every Sunday at 4pm EST!
[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 time on Sup Holmes, w...
Reprinted for posterity
Oh hell yes. Viz Media has reprinted the comic adaptation of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, and Amazon has it as a paperback for $13.89. Illustrated by Shotaro Ishinomori of Cyborg 009 fame, the art is as wonderful now as it was back in the Nintendo Power days.
I neglected to pre-order the book in January, so this is a pleasant surprise indeed.
[Via Tiny Cartridge]
Japan? Doing something cute?! Since when?!
Here’s something that really should be way too cute to exist. My Famicase Exhibition is an annual art show being run at the Meteor game shop in Kichijoji, Tokyo. The collection shows nearly 150 different fake Famic...
A quick look at the studio
While visiting with Treyarch for its upcoming release of Call of Duty: Black Ops III, I happened to notice some impressive artwork that ran across a few of the walls inside.
Done by iam8bit artist Dave Crosland, the pieces represent the entirety of Treyarch's contributions to the Call of Duty franchise. Here's a look at some of that art.
Limited edition print also unveiled
Journey is a beautiful game. And what better way to honor that beauty than with two separately artful tributes that will soon be up for sale -- the soundtrack on two vinyl LPs and a "very limited edition" screen print by arti...
In the face of evil
Danganronpa maker Spike Chunsoft is publishing Hotline Miami: Collected Edition, a localized bundle of the original gorefest and its thumping sequel Wrong Number, in Japan this year.
Ahead of its June 25 release for PS4 and PS Vita, here's the bundle's slick promo art and logo.
You've earned a new fan today, @b0neface.
[Via Shane Bettenhausen]
The Famous Chunkies by Alex Solis
Outside of occasional gags like Doughnut Drake in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, I tend to forget how generally fit most mainstream videogame characters are. Leave it to artist Alex Solis to remind me of that fact with his upcom...
The continuing adventures of Eileen the Crow
The first time I saw Eileen the Crow, I was startled and almost attacked her on the spot. That would've gone badly. She's a powerful hunter -- easily one of the coolest in Yharnam -- and turning against her even late into th...
Bengus, Reyyy, Alex Ahad, and Linzb0t join a massive talent pool
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...
Several weeks ago, I heard about Flyer Fever, an online archive of thousands of arcade game advertisements dating back to the 1970s, and the site has been clawing at my mind ever since.
I've finally succumbed. This is just to...
Preferably chicken bones, but whatever works
In this episode of Craft Lab, hosts Anna Akana and Greg Aronowitz craft a Sonic the Hedgehog statue partially out of chicken bones. It's cut down the middle to show his insides. Eww.
If I went into someone's home and saw one of these on display, I wouldn't expect to leave alive.
Would've been less creepy if they had kept Sonic's legs nice and lanky.
It doesn't go beyond the sea
I was all ready to freak out when I saw this homage to BioShock's opening sequence created in CryEngine 3. I figured, perhaps naively, that it would go beyond the lighthouse and deep into the ocean, all the way down to Raptu...