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Meow

Squid Now 2: Splatfest - A Splatoon avant-garde art film sequel


Splatfests change a kid
Jul 05
// Jed Whitaker
[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. 
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Mega Man Tribute

That kickass Mega Man Tribute artbook is getting a hardcover rendition


$59.99
Jun 30
// Chris Carter
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 ...
Dark Souls II photo
Dark Souls II

Prepare to draw: Dark Souls II: Design Works confirmed


Yes!
Jun 19
// Chris Carter
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...

Metal Gear Solid V photo
Metal Gear Solid V

The Phantom Pain's official guide sounds slick


The hardcover edition has an art gallery
Jun 08
// Jordan Devore
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 ...
Yooka-Laylee photo
Yooka-Laylee

Happy Friday! Here's some adorable Yooka-Laylee art


This should kickstart your weekend
Jun 05
// Brett Makedonski
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...
Uncharted 4 photo
Uncharted 4

The Uncharted 4 box art is inspired


It's always either a gun or a sword
Jun 03
// Joe Parlock
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...
Squid Now Art Film photo
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 posters photo
SEGA posters

This Jet Set Radio print is unreal


Sega classics reimagined
May 15
// Jordan Devore
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 ...
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Sup Holmes

Making The Shining funny and ordinary parenting scary with Pippin Barr


Sup Holmes every Sunday at 4pm EST!
May 10
// 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 time on Sup Holmes, w...
Zelda comic photo
Zelda comic

Nintendo Power's amazing A Link to the Past comic is back


Reprinted for posterity
May 05
// Jordan Devore
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]
Famicom photo
Famicom

'My Famicom Exhibition' is an art show of games that never were


Japan? Doing something cute?! Since when?!
May 04
// Joe Parlock
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...
Treyarch photo
Treyarch

The Call of Duty mural at Treyarch


A quick look at the studio
Apr 26
// Robert Summa
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.
Journey photo
Journey

It's a hipsters paradise: Journey soundtrack going vinyl


Limited edition print also unveiled
Apr 21
// Robert Summa
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...
Hotline Miami art photo
Hotline Miami art

This Japanese Hotline Miami art is sick as hell


In the face of evil
Apr 15
// Jordan Devore
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]
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iam8bit art show

Mario, Sonic, and other gaming icons have put on some weight


The Famous Chunkies by Alex Solis
Apr 15
// Jordan Devore
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...
Bloodborne demake photo
Bloodborne demake

I'd play this Bloodborne demake


The continuing adventures of Eileen the Crow
Apr 13
// Jordan Devore
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...
Capcom Art photo
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...
Flyer Fever photo
Flyer Fever

Let's revisit thousands of old arcade game flyers


Inspired!
Apr 08
// Jordan Devore
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...
Gross Sonic statue photo
Gross Sonic statue

Make an unholy shrine to Sonic out of bones


Preferably chicken bones, but whatever works
Apr 06
// Jordan Devore
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.
BioShock photo
BioShock

BioShock's opening moments recreated in CryEngine 3


It doesn't go beyond the sea
Apr 06
// Jordan Devore
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...
Dark Souls photo
Dark Souls

Prepare to scroll: This Dark Souls illustration captures the complexity of Lordran


It just keeps going
Mar 20
// Jordan Devore
Uncovering the mysterious, unforgiving, crazy-but-believably-crafted world of Lordran is one of the greatest pleasures experienced in not only Dark Souls, but in the last decade of videogames. I'm still wrapping my head aroun...
Amazing Ori art photo
Amazing Ori art

What a wonderful world: Ori and the Blind Forest


Best-looking game of 2015? Quite possibly
Mar 18
// Jordan Devore
After finishing Ori and the Blind Forest, a heartfelt Metroidvania-style adventure for PC and Xbox One, I wondered just how the hell I managed to know so little about it going in. What a thrill. There were moments -- not mere...
Mario x SotC photo
Mario x SotC

Mario meets Shadow of the Colossus again


And a bonus GameCube family piece
Mar 06
// Jordan Devore
Hooray! Illustrator Jason Lupas has come out with more Mario and Shadow of the Colossus mashups following the pieces we covered last month. I'd love to see a game follow this concept. There's a finished version of the prior Donkey Kong sketch, an underwater scene (shown above), and a cool four-legged reimagining of the Chain Chomp. Good stuff, Jason. Jason Lupas [Tumblr]
Mistaken sprites photo
Mistaken sprites

'Togekiss watching Doduo take a crap' and other mistaken sprites


I still struggle to see Emperor Gestahl correctly
Mar 02
// Jordan Devore
Instead of taking a proper lunch break away from my computer today, I got caught up in this funny, nostalgic NeoGAF thread about "sprites that look like things they're not supposed to." Older games allowed and even encouraged...
Shadow Mario photo
Shadow Mario

This Shadow of the Colossus and Mario mashup is very cool


Also, Donkey Kong
Feb 10
// Chris Carter
Artist Jason Lupas has posted a few updates on his Tumblr recently that are decidedly videogame related, and they're pretty awesome. They're both homages to Shadow of the Colossus, one of which features a Mario themed ma...
Pokeplate photo
Pokeplate

This Pokémon plate belongs in a museum (and is now in one)


Willow pixel
Feb 09
// Steven Hansen
Very dang good artist (and current Firewatch art director) Olly Moss, whose work we routinely enjoy, made these pixel art Willow plates a while back. These classically-inspired works are now on display at the Victoria and Alb...
The Simpsons photo
The Simpsons

Paul Robertson's Simpsons tribute is surprisingly safe for work


And unsurprisingly outstanding
Feb 02
// Jordan Devore
Paul Robertson, whose work you might have seen in games like Scott Pilgrim vs. The World or Mercenary Kings or in crazy-ass gifs like this, has teamed up with fellow animator Ivan Dixon and musician Jeremy Dower for a heartf...
Zelda comic photo
Zelda comic

Nostalgia blast! Viz Media reprinting Zelda: A Link to the Past Nintendo Power comic


Compilation coming May 5, 2015
Jan 27
// Jordan Devore
Shotaro Ishinomori's The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past comic for Nintendo Power (RIP) was a few years before my time. But, a quick Google image search later, I can confirm that it's as cool-looking and expressive as eve...
Custom amiibo photo
Custom amiibo

The Etsy crowd is making some great custom amiibo


Small soldiers
Jan 21
// Jordan Devore
We post a lot of amiibo stuff on Destructoid, and when I say we, I mean "not me." That ends today. I couldn't pass up this chance to highlight the custom amiibo scene on Etsy. The results are admittedly hit or miss -- this is Etsy -- but even the misses have a certain humorous charm to them. Let's take a look. [Header image: Alltheapplesdoubled]

Drawstructoid: Predicting Evolve's unknown DLC monsters

Jan 21 // Darren Nakamura
Darren Nakamura "This monster gets around by doing cartwheels everywhere. When it evolves, it grows extra appendages for more efficient cartwheels. Those are bellybuttons surrounding its luscious mouth. As it evolves, it actually loses bellybuttons, because that's where the new arms grow in." Steven Hansen "My Evolve monster design is actually from the '90s -- '90s kids will remember it. I apparently invented Shadow the Hedgehog, but lacked the means of global production to foist him on the world and Sega beat me to it. All these years later, I'm glad Evolve has paid me $600 and three buy-one-get-one-free Sizzler buffet vouchers to use my original design as part of their DLC scheme. It is similar to the Earthen 'bear,' different from Evolve's slimy, scaly, shiny aliens, but equally proficient as a bipedal. It has a horn for killing things and also a bomb." Brett Makedonski "I don't know anything about my monster. :((((((((((((((((((((" Jordan Devore "Often found in forests, eating leaves. It has a sharp venomous stinger on its head." Ben Davis "His special attack is hugging, and as he evolves he grows more arms for more powerful hugs." Bill Platt Brittany Vincent "Its name is Bahlgai and it's a ballsack monster. Acid rains down from the horn on its head. Tries to camouflage itself by looking like your waifu." Patrick Hancock "I call it Monster 2K. It grabs its victim and wrings them COMPLETELY dry until they just can't give anything anymore. And then it wrings them some more." Jonathan Holmes "Bullets just bounce off wow!!!!!!!" Occams Electric Toothbrush "She is essentially like Akira but is a white girl from Delaware named Tifanee. Her head is too big for her tiny little girl body!" Andy Dixon "It is a dick head with many dick teeth in its mouth."  Kyle MacGregor "Jordan Devore's hair is a fiery shade of red."
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Prognosticating the Destructoid way
Evolve is releasing with a few monsters and a handful of hunters, but more will be on the way through the magic of downloadable content. Some of the monsters are known entities, but others are complete mysteries. At least, to...


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