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Artist’s “Genesis 2014″ Turns Video Games Into Religious Frescoes

What would art from the late Middle Ages look like if the likes of Giotto and Duccio got their hands onto classic Sega Genesis games like Street Fighter 2 or Space Invaders? Dan Hernandez, the sole artist behind the “Genesis 2014″ exhibit, dares to find out. Hernandez blends old religious stylizations with pop culture to form “eccentric comparisons” between 2 mediums you wouldn’t expect to get along. The title of the collection references both the Book of Genesis, the biblical creation stories, [...]

Nate Wells, Lead Artist for Last of Us, Leaves Naughty Dog for Giant Sparrow

Seems like there’s more job hopping around the video game industry these days than a something something frog analogy. That lackluster metaphor’s going to have to cut it for now, because Nate Wells, lead artist for The Last of Us, has left Naughty Dog and joined Giant Sparrow as an art director. This information comes via Nate Wells’s twitter profile, updated with his new title. Wells’s credentials include art for Bioshock, System Shock 2, and games of the Thief series. He’s also voice acted for a [...]

 

New Trailer for Batman: Assault on Arkham

Troy Baker, we’ll never be shot of him. Gruff gnarly voice man plays a starring role as legendary villain The Joker in upcoming Batman animated film Batman: Assault on Arkham. As the name would suggest, this cartoon will be linked to the recent Arkham branch of the universe. It hasn’t got the most original premise – The Joker has a bomb rigged to go off somewhere in Gotham, will Batman save the day? – but heck, it’s a superhero movie, get to the punching [...]

Nintendo Brings Fitness Games to D.C. for White House Easter Egg Roll

Nintendo, along with the National Park Foundation, will be co-sponsoring this year’s White House Easter Egg Roll which will take place on Monday April 21st. Nintendo will be bringing along Wii Fit U and Wii Sports Club with them to the annual event where children hunt and race eggs with a spoon across the South Lawn of the White House.

“One Button to Rule Them All” – Square Enix Awarded Patent for Single-Button System

One distinctive characteristic of Square Enix RPGs such as Final Fantasy is their battle systems. With each installment comes a completely new or reworked system by which combat occurs. Even in titles that are not as well-received, Square Enix games regularly get praise for being able to keep this aspect of their games fresh. Yesterday, Square Enix was rewarded a US patent (seen here) for a single-button RPG battle system. It was submitted by Hajime Tabata, co-Director for the upcoming [...]

Sony Discounts 30 Games In Latest PSN Flash Sale

Sony has cut the price of thirty PSN titles to the low, low price of $0.99 in their latest PSN flash sale. Some of those titles include the critically acclaimed games like Johnathon Blow’s Braid and Backbone Entertainment’s Everyday Shooter. The sale starts today and will be running until Monday, April 21 at 7:00 a.m. Pacific. If you gotta spare dollar laying around be sure to check out the list below, or if you happen to have a super rare thirty-dollar bill laying around you can buy them [...]

New Bound by Flame Screenshots Show off Possible Heroes

Bound by Flame from Spiders Studio is set for release on May 9th for the PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. As we anxiously await this fantasy RPG with character choice, let’s let these new screenshots satiate our excitement. My excitement. Look, I’m really looking forward to Bound by Flame. How can you blame me when your decisions and actions affect the game’s story and even your character’s appearance? I can’t get enough of that. These screenshots showcase the many [...]

Bethesda Trademarks ‘Nuka-Cola,’ but Don’t Get Excited

Earlier today we learned that Bethesda’s parent company, Zenimax Media, filed three trademark applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the phrase “Nuka-Cola.” The slightly radioactive soft drink from the Fallout universe is almost synonymous with the franchise, and has become iconic among fans of the post-apocalyptic games. Naturally, this led many to speculate that a new Fallout (rumored to be in development) was on the horizon. Whether Bethesda is planning on announcing Fallout 4 any time [...]

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Not on Xbox One…Yet?

Are your spidey senses tingling at the thought of playing The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on your shiny new Xbox One? I hope not, because you’re in for some mighty disappointing news. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be available April 29 on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Wii U, and 3DS…but not the Xbox One. The first hint that something was amiss was when Activision pulled the Xbox One box art from the game’s site. Since then, Activision has commented, “We are [...]

 

Tropico 5 – New Gameplay Trailer, Special Edition, and More!

If you’ve been anxiously awaiting your chance to start a powerful empire and then possibly destroy it in one fel swoop, I’ve got great news for you. The Tropico 5 Limited Special Edition was announced today and includes an assortment of goodies that would make any Tropico fan swoon. If you want an express ticket to hop on the Tropico hype train, you should check out the gameplay trailer above for a full showcase of some of the new features you’ll be seeing in Tropico 5. The [...]

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