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Artists sure have gotten good at customizing the original Game Boy

I hadn't connected the dots until now, but artist Vadu Amka is responsible for a number of cool custom game system projects I've seen online, some more practical than others. This latest one, a Pokemon-themed Game Boy, makes great use of Ke...   read

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Farts 'N' Crafts: a Lil' Gundam

Today for Farts 'N' Crafts, I got a little artsier than usual, and decided to "dabble" in watercolor to draw a fairly hot topic: a certain Japanese robot of the Gundam variety. Probably not my best, but watercolor, mecha, and talking at th...   read

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Farts 'N' Crafts: Max Loves Boba Fett!

Sorry for the delay! Here's this week's episode of Farts 'N' Crafts, in which I draw something I've drawn rather compulsively since I was ten years old -- Boba Fett. Also, I show off some of the pictures you guys drew of Pokémon and...   read

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Interstellar Selfie Station is what happens when you keep the best part of a scrapped project

Christine Love (Analogue: A Hate Story) was making an FMV game and decided that it wasn't fun, but the development tools were. Because of this insight, we can all take 2 bit selfies for days. I wonder how long before my browser's built in ...   read

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Farts 'N' Crafts: 'C.O.D-a Catch 'Em All!'

In an effort to make myself relevant to teenagers everywhere, today's episode of Farts 'N' Crafts combines Pokémon and Call of Duty: Ghosts.Am I relevant now, teens? Hm?  *Puts on Kanye West™shutter-shades*   read

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Old Dtoid Story Time: Destructoid Cards

[Dtoid community blogger Char Aznable takes us on a journey to 2008 when something unique and wonderful happened on Destructoid. Stay awhile and listen! --Occams Electric Toothbrush] Gather 'round, young Dtoiders, and sit on Papa Char's lap...   read

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Farts 'N' Crafts: Teens fighting an Angry, Flappy Bird

Here's this week's Farts 'N' Crafts! I'm a little burnt-out following GDC, so today's topic involves children attacking a goose with a broom. If you'd like to hang this on your wall, you can buy a print here. If you'd like to make your own...   read

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Farts 'N' Crafts: Sonic hates his new design so much he's barfing

Hey gang! Here's a hot and messy GDC edition of Farts 'N' Crafts, brought to you by liquor and cocktail napkins, and also cocktails, made with liquor. Sonic The Hedgehog is covered in bandages and scarves in Sonic Boom, so I drew him barfi...   read

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Farts 'N' Crafts: Big Boss Vs. Godzilla

Today on Fart's 'N' Crafts, I'm drawing Godzilla and Big Boss fighting! Or hanging out. Or something. This suggestion comes by way of Nicholas Layne on YouTube, thanks Nick!  If you'd like to buy a print of this drawing, you can pick ...   read

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Awesome art

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, Final Fantasy VI, K...   read

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Leave None Behind wants to celebrate many forms of art

At first glance, Leave None Behind might not seem like an entirely new idea. It aims to be a puzzle platformer, featuring three characters with distinct abilities that the player can switch between in order to progress, a la The Lost Vikin...   read

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Amazing FF fan art

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 amazing poster...   read

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Farts 'N' Crafts: Batman's Giant Robot

Hey everybody! Here's the second episode of Farts 'N' Crafts, the show where I draw pictures of stuff related to what's going on in gaming. Today, there's a lot of buzz about a new Batman game from Rocksteady, and Titanfall continues to be...   read

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Farts N Crafts: Duke Nukem's Turdy Dogfight

Following up Friday's debut of "Dumb Idiot Ideas," here's the first episode of another weekly series: "Farts 'N' Crafts." On this show, I draw horrible pictures of things vaguely related to what's going on in the world of video games. Today...   read

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Destructoid: MS Paint Edition! Round 2: More game covers!

[Here's part two of Dtoid Cblogger AboveUp's fun new MS Paint project for the community! --Mr Andy Dixon] Two weeks ago I asked the people of Destructoid to open up MS Paint and draw their favorite game covers. I have to say, you guys are a...   read

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The new female Orc for WoW puts the old design to shame

I may not play World of Warcraft but as someone who occasionally writes about it and, as a result, has to find not-terrible-looking images to accompany my words, I'm all for a good character model redesign. Blizzard has shared an in-progres...   read

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Destructoid: MS Paint edition! Round 1: Game covers!

[Dtoid community blogger AboveUp posted a fun new MS Paint project for the community. You should join! --Mr Andy Dixon] Drawing is fun. Especially if you're not very good at it. Personally, I'm decent at drawing at best; the moment it becom...   read


Mario and friends get a Sonic Boom redesign too

Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy and Dr. Eggman all just got a major redesign for the new Sonic Boom game. It sure is ... something. Artist Andrew Dickman imagines what Mario, Luigi, Toad, and Peach would look like if they got the same redesign ...   read

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Soul Calibur

Volpin Props has another slick Soul Calibur IV replica

I've been following the work of Volpin Props for years and haven't lost interest yet. The end result is frequently terrific, sure, but it's the step-by-step photos and explanations of the building process that keep me coming back for more t...   read

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Dark Souls

Fan-made Dark Souls II shields look great in-game

From Software is incorporating the six winning community-made shield designs from that contest into Dark Souls II and here's a look at two of them all finished up. How seamless. Not only are the winners going to receive a copy of the collec...   read


Colossal Shadow of the Colossus fan art is just that

DeviantArt member Andrew McGee has visualized each of the various Colossi from Shadow of the Colossus into one image, showing exactly how they compare to one another in scale. It's a breathtaking image, especially when you consider how larg...   read

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Bohemia is giving out 500,000 to Arma 3 modders

"Make Arma Not War" is the name of an upcoming Bohemia Interactive contest which should greatly help incentivize community-led content creation for Arma 3. The studio is giving out €500,000 in prize money and here's the kicker: "Projec...   read

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Mass Effect

Life-sized papercraft Mass Effect characters creep me out

Papercraft is cool. Giant, human-sized papercraft, on the other hand, gives me the heebie-jeebies. That said, DeviantArt member Tankball has crafted two eerily realistic papercraft recreations of Mass Effect 3 characters EDI and Jack. ...   read

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Here are the year's best Team Fortress 2 shorts

The votes are in for the 2013 Saxxy Awards and, thank goodness, the phenomenal short Patrick recently posted, "Lil' Guardian Pyro," took top honors. It's embedded above and I urge you to make time today to see it. I'm fighting the urge to ...   read


Hotline Miami co-creator got badass ink of his own game

The first time I met Dennis Wedin, co-creator of Hotline Miami, I could not stop looking at his arms. His body is adorned by awesome unique tattoos, and his latest piece takes the cake. Dennis got a new tattoo on his chest based on this won...   read

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