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3:00 AM on 04.16.2014

Not-a-Cammy-alt Decapre gets an alternative Ultra SFIV costume

Well, Decapre's altternate costume (via Udon artwork, not the final in-game model) at least distances her some from Cammy. And brings her closer to The Man in the Iron Mask. That is, Leonardo DeCapreo. Decapre's alternative costume in Ultra Street Fighter 4 revealed [Event Hubs]

Steven Hansen


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9:00 PM on 04.07.2014

Final Fantasy artist Yoshitaka Amano paints Child of Light art

I am endlessly excited for the old school JRPG-inspired Child of Light, which comes out April 30. PC and PlayStation (PS3/PS4 are Cross-Buy) players will also be able to buy a physical, deluxe edition of the game (currently only available for pre-order in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa), which comes with DLC, artwork, and a poster of Yoshitaka Amano's work, shown in the neat video above.

Steven Hansen



Art Hawk: Tetris photo
Art Hawk: Tetris
by Jonathan Holmes

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I had the opportunity to interview with the creator of Tetris a few years ago about the research on his game's ability to help curb the kind of intrusive thoughts and flashbacks commonly associated with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. More recent studies have show that it can also help with cravings for food and alcohol. Ever since then I've wondered what Tetris does to the brain that helps prevent it from getting stuck in fight or flight mode, obsession with potential threats, or unwanted thoughts in general. It's certainly not the most relaxing game ever made, though there is something oddly comforting about its cold, methodical, relentless demands for optimal spacial organization.

What is it about the repetitive analysis and processing of new blocks into a collection of old blocks that helps us to remain in control of our feeling/thought patterns? As always, Art Hawk has the answer!

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7:00 PM on 03.23.2014

Animal Crossing Drawing Challenge reaps creepy magic

Animal Crossing: New Leaf was a lot of people's game of the year for 2013, but that doesn't mean that passion for the title has cooled now that we're well into 2014. Oh heck no. Kiseki Kokoro has challenged the Animal Crossin...

Jonathan Holmes



Review: The Art of Titanfall photo
Review: The Art of Titanfall
by Ian Bonds

When you create a new IP from scratch, it's pretty much a given that you'll have to go through a lot of the design phase until you land on an idea that jumps out at you. The developers at Respawn Entertainment had no idea what their new title would be, and the concept art they designed shaped what would eventually become Titanfall.

Thankfully, Titan Books has seen fit to share these designs with us. If you enjoy behind-the-scenes looks at the design aspect of game development, this is prime example of how to showcase it right.

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6:00 PM on 03.15.2014

Another artist speaks about having her work used by Feminist Frequency

Tamara "Cowkitty" Gray Smith made some noise last week about her artwork being used by video blogger Feminist Frequency without her permission. It turns out this wasn't an entirely unique situation. Artist Heather "Dinobot" S...

Jonathan Holmes

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

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



Art Hawk: Twitch Plays Pokemon photo
Art Hawk: Twitch Plays Pokemon
by Jonathan Holmes

Against all odds, Art Hawk perceives. Born from talking to women about videogames, he's strived to show the world that Grand Theft Auto, Dead Rising, Gears of War, and Flappy Bird are all important works of art. Some say he's was annoying, others call him a genius. None of that matters. All that he wants is to let you know about the art. He's never going to stop.

His latest query is Twitch Plays Pokemon, a game that has taken the internet by storm. What is it about this exercise in disorganization and delusion that fascinates people so? Artemis gets to the art of the matter like only he can. Visuals by Tobiichi Karlsson  

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6:15 PM on 02.19.2014

So there's a blog on videogame foliage

The good folks at Giant Bomb linked us to this fascinating blog on game foliage. Alex Swaim's Video Game Foliage is my newest Tumblr follow because it's so weird and specific that I'll always want to hear what ...

Dale North

12:00 PM on 02.17.2014

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls fan art contest is on now

Are you an artist? And a Diablo fan? Well, you might be just the right person to get in on the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls fan art contest. They have more than $9,000 in prizes lined up, including a trip to Blizzard HQ to mee...

Dale North







Art Hawk: Flappy Bird photo
Art Hawk: Flappy Bird
by Jonathan Holmes

Rumor has it that people are sick of Flappy Bert. Like your Kardash-a-Hilton, the game has become famous for being famous, and as such, has started to get on people's nerves. To many it entered the public eye as a pariah, but by the time it left this world, it was a martyr. Now it's got its own Space Program. Cthulhu's even gotten in the mix. 

The game may not deserve the amount of press it's received, but that doesn't change the fact that there is undoubtedly something about Flappy Balt which has caused it to capture the interest of millions. What it is about this simple little game that has caused it to resonate with so many? As always, Art Hawk has the answers. 

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The sexiest, stupidest, stretchiest Sonic Boom fan art photo
The sexiest, stupidest, stretchiest Sonic Boom fan art
by Steven Hansen

The Mario and company Sonic Boom redesign was great, but it was one of many wondrous fan compositions inspired by the redesign.

Please post more in the comments. Please.

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10:00 PM on 02.03.2014

Can you work out the Glitchspace?

I really like the idea of glitches as a form of artistic exprestion, especially in videogames. Whether it's the opening of Fez or the memory glitches in Remember Me, there's something about our supposedly perfect digital uni...

Alasdair Duncan

5:30 PM on 02.02.2014

Do you want to more Art Hawk?

As many of you Dtoid Huge Subscribers already know, Caitlin Cooke and I have ended our Huge exclusive show Destructoid Huge News of the Week due to geographical differences. That puts us in a tricky situation. DH Not W was m...

Jonathan Holmes

11:00 AM on 01.25.2014

Ride to Hell in this amazing Dead Space motorcycle helmet

I'm pretty sure I'd never ride a motorcycle, but if I had this custom made Dead Space helmet I might have to reconsider.  Crafted by Xtreme Kreations, the attention to detail on this one of a kind piece is quit...

Wesley Ruscher