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May 10 // Jonathan Holmes

Nintendo talks region unlocking, no mobile games at E3, deal with Universal

A few interesting fan translations of a recent Nintendo Investor's Meeting hit the internet last night, but as always, we have to take them with a grain of salt until Nintendo's offical English transcriptions are released. Le...
May 04 // Jonathan Holmes

#GamerGate get-together sabotaged by threats

[Photo via Daddy_Warpig.] A recent #GamerGate-themed meetup organized by "critic of contemporary feminism" Christina Hoff Sommers and political pundit/wonk Milo Yiannopoulos was put to a disturbing and sudden e...
May 03 // Jonathan Holmes

Devs with Baltimore bundle includes The Yawhg, Sokobond and more

The Devs with Baltimore bundle is a limited time project organized in part by developer and essayist Merritt Kopas, co-orginizer of the Devs with Ferguson bundle from late last year. The bundle includes the award winning adve...
May 03 // Jonathan Holmes

Microsoft's age guessing app puts Dead or Alive fighter at 12 years old

First, a warning. Word has it that anyone who uses Microsoft's trendy new age guessing app gives the company full license to use whatever images it scans in any way they see fit, so watch out. Microsoft could own your face if...
May 03 // Jonathan Holmes

Underground Hangovers and hating your own game with Jordi de Paco

[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.] First, a word for our regu...
May 03 // Jonathan Holmes

Cryamore artist lends talent to Combat Core, a Power Stone inspired fighter

[Update: It turns out that Skullgirls co-creator Alex Ahad is also working on character designs for Combat Core. Is that a crossover I smell?] Most of the time when Destructoid posts something about the revival of a old Capc...
May 03 // Jonathan Holmes

Trailer for 3DS shmup asks 'is life meant to be shitty?'

Karous is a vertical shmup about two hugging sisters that was released by Korea-based developer Milestone Inc. back in 2006. It was later ported to the Dreamcast, and then again to the Wii as part of the Ultimate Shooting Co...
May 03 // Jonathan Holmes

Bullet Age developers' pitch for a WWE beat 'em up looks sublime

Not unlike that Black Steampunk Sherlock Holmes mock-up from a while back, the proposition of super deformed WWE beat 'em up is getting quite a bit of traction on Twitter at the moment. Sadly, the game isn't currently in...
Apr 26 // Jonathan Holmes

Shining, parenting, and peens with the unflappable Pippin Barr

[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.] [Update: Shows over folks!...
Apr 26 // Jonathan Holmes

Owlboy lead almost made Ducktales Remastered, wants to make Breath of Fire

[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.] A couple weeks ago on Sup ...
Apr 26 // Jonathan Holmes

Director del Toro says Silent Hills isn't going to happen

[Update: this has been confirmed by Norman Reedus, who was supposed to appear in the game.] Looks like the pending delisting of P.T. was a bad omen after all. According to a quote procured by photojournalist Matt Hackney...
Apr 22 // Jonathan Holmes

Mewtwo vs. Lucario: A beginner's guide to Smash Bros.

Educating yourself on how to play Super Smash Bros. isn't always easy. Those who know the most about Smash don't always use words that you can find in a dictionary when discussing the game. If you go to the experts for ...
Apr 21 // Jonathan Holmes

Duck Hunt turns 31 today and all it got was an Apple Watch clone

Duck Hunt was first released on April 21, 1984. That makes it 31 years old today, making it 9 years older than your average debuting porn star, and just 2 years older than McDonald's icon Mac Tonight. I really would hav...
Apr 19 // Jonathan Holmes

Gods will be watching Sup Holmes today with Jordi de Paco

Today on Sup Holmes, we're welcoming Jordi de Paco of Deconstruction Team to the program. Jordi is probably most well know for working on Gods Will Be Watching, the unofficial winner of the Most Feel-Bad game of 2014. We'll ...
Apr 19 // Jonathan Holmes

This horror movie fighting game would be more dream than nightmare

Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees are already in Mortal Kombat. The Predator will be joining them soon. It's clear that horror fans like the idea of seeing their favorite death-dealing icons duke it out in a fighting gam...
Apr 19 // Jonathan Holmes

Guy claims he StreetPassed someone playing Twilight Princess on 3DS

[Update: More shots of this screen are coming in from other attendees of the concert.] [Update #2: It's fake. While TaDavidID, the guy who generated the image above, has gone on to add video and more images to suppo...
Apr 19 // Jonathan Holmes

The Matrix Online, internet fury, and being an empathic robot with Eric Ford

[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.] Eric Ford was working in g...
Apr 19 // Jonathan Holmes

The next Rhythm Heaven has a story mode, woodcutting cat

When word got out that Rhythm Heaven/Tengoku music director Tsunko was diagnosed with laryngeal cancer, fans were sent into a state of fear for both the man and the series he co-created. Thankfully, he has reportedly re...
Apr 18 // Jonathan Holmes

Men's rights activism and 'GamerGate' group removed from Calgary Expo

The Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo is one of Canada's biggest gaming, film, television, gaming, comics and "geek culture" events, drawing celebrities, panelists, and events from all over the world. This year, it wa...
Apr 15 // Jonathan Holmes

Mewtwo in Smash Bros. for the Wii U and 3DS is on the juice

A new era of Smash Bros. has arrived. Speculation about who's going to be next icon to join the all-star roster can become a daily part of our lives again. Starting today with the original uber-Pokémon Mewtwo, the age ...
Apr 13 // Jonathan Holmes

What if the New 3DS is Nintendo's last 3D handheld?

I was there when Nintendo first announced the 3DS. It was back when the company did actual press conferences at E3. As its presentation wrapped up, Nintendo sent droves of models into the audience, each with a 3DS tethered to...
Apr 12 // Jonathan Holmes

Sup Holmes talks art, community, Wario, and Owlboy with Simon Anderson

[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.] [Update: Show's over folks...
Apr 12 // Jonathan Holmes

Save me Mr. Tako! gives the damsel trope an octopus twist

Save me Mr. Tako! is a upcoming action platformer for Steam and Wii U from Christophe Galati. The game wears its The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening inspirations on its sleeve, but that doesn't bother me a bit. Other ...
Apr 12 // Jonathan Holmes

Game journalism, development and Shinra with James Mielke

[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.] A couple of weeks ago on S...
Apr 12 // Jonathan Holmes

Udon's Capcom Fighting Tribute to feature amazing combination of artists

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...
Apr 11 // Jonathan Holmes

First look at Monster Hunter Stories for 3DS

In an announcement that apparently couldn't wait for E3 or TGS, Capcom unveiled a teaser trailer for Monster Hunter Stories, a new game in their hit Monster Hunter series, set for release on the 3DS in 2016. While I hig...
Apr 11 // Jonathan Holmes

King Dedede is your best new virtual pet friend

We all thought that Paperbeatsscissors had already conquered the Internet with this Hulk/Hulk designer t-shirt, but it turns out it was just getting warmed up. Now it has gone and made a new Tamagotchi-style virtual pet for y...
Apr 09 // Jonathan Holmes

Tyler Glaiel is the Doogie Howser of videogames

[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.] A few weeks ago on Sup Hol...
Apr 05 // Jonathan Holmes

'Hashtag activism' and other oxymorons with Social Justice Warriors' Eric Ford

[Update: Show's over folks! Thanks to everyone who tuned in. The rerun should be up soon. Here's a brief interview I did with Eric at PAX East 2015 to tied you over in the meantime.] Happy Easter everyone! Wait, was that off...
Apr 05 // Jonathan Holmes

First Ness, now his game? EarthBound 'sold out' on Club Nintendo reward list

[Please Give Us Strength art by Zarla] Pre-orders for the GameStop exclusive Ness amiibo went up last week, and it was pretty much a disaster. GameStop.com ended up being taken offline as a result, and in-store orders took up...






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