This is some excellent Pokémon fan-art by digital artist Orioto. It would be cool to play a version with graphics and colors like this.
It’s taken over three years, but Persona 3's excellent big screen adaptation has finally reached its end.
Track: Memories | Artist: Man with a Mission | Album: The World’s on Fire
These are amazing days in which we live.
This is Sam Clovis. He is Donald Trump’s political advisor. Forget what you think of Trump or his politics, this guy totally looks like the coach from iconic Japanese manga Slam Dunk.
Torrents-Time is an interesting little browser plugin that lets you stream torrents without needing to download a whole separate client. It’s a boon for anyone who needs a simple way to torrent, but as a few people are pointing out, it’s also horribly insecure.
During a recent Street Fighter event in Japan, a handful of Chun-Li cosplayers were assembled for the Miss Chun-Li Contest. And the winner? The dude who was dressed like Zangief.
I’ve just wrapped up Rise of the Tomb Raider, and I will most likely write up some grander thoughts in the near future. Before I do that, however, I wanted to make mention of a small, seemingly inconsequential touch that stuck with me due to its near non-existence in most other games.
Slurping, biting, chewing. Here’s scene after scene of Dragon Ball characters stuffing their faces.
From Across the Sumida River. Tokyo, Japan. By Stefanus Christofan.
Twitch released their look back on 2015 tonight, and amongst all the “total hours viewed” stuff was something genuinely interesting: the top ten games streamed on the service for the year. Number one will shock you! (OK no it won’t).
This had all the makings of a memorable dinner party. Good friends, good food, some wine...if only these were real people, and not Sims.
Eastshade is so pretty that I want to paint it. Fortunately, that’s exactly what I’ll be doing in the game. You play as a traveling painter on a massive Morrowind-looking island where you can compose paintings anywhere. Characters will give you items and secrets in exchange for them. I’m intrigued.
Rostyslav Zagornov is an artist who works at 4A games, the studio behind the Metro series.
Firewatch is a first-person video game where you’re constantly reminded of your character’s feet, arms, torso and legs. That all looks very cool in the intended first-person, but pan the camera out a little and oh my god.
I got done reading The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers Volume 2 the other day, and it was awesome, full of stories like yakuza links to 80s studios, a video game kidnapping and a ton of fascinating interviews with Japanese developers. You can take a look here (or get it in a rad bundle here).
Track: The Mothers’ Suite III: Ritual Of Take | Album: From The Vine | Artist: Fresh Cut Orchestra
Since Albert Einstein first predicted their existence a century ago, physicists have been on the hunt for gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of spacetime. That hunt is now over. Gravitational waves exist, and we’ve found them.