When a company like Sony or Nintendo or Microsoft designs a console (or handheld), they have a few things to worry about, like keeping prices as low as possible while ensuring everything still works. But what if that wasn’t an obstacle for games hardware? What if they could be as beautiful as any other piece of… »
One artist brings Fallout to life using photo manipulation, and the results are fantastic—if not a little scary. »
Here’s a colored tattoo commission done by professional artist Jayson Hotchkiss. It’s a Mario-Indiana Jones mashup titled “The Temple of Shroom,” and it is gorgeous. The crappy GIF doesn’t do it justice, so make sure to look at the full-res version below—and here for more of Hotchkiss’ work. (via XombieDIRGE)
Steam games are digital. They exist entirely on your PC or servers. But they don’t always have to. »
No Man’s Sky looks glorious. It’s a space exploration game that gives you a galaxy teeming with planets waiting to be visited. While the surface of each planet will be different, your means of getting there stays the same: a trusty single-seater spaceship. »
When Combine posters pop up in your apartment building, you should think about moving. 3D artist Liam Tart, who’s worked as an environment artist on Alien: Isolation, is remaking a small, familiar section of Half-Life 2 in Unreal Engine 4 to get out of his “usual sci-fi comfort zone.” You can follow his progress here.
Planet Minecraft’s “Under The Sea” contest was won by BlockWorks and their amazing “Deep Sea” map, which we featured last month. Meanwhile, Pandora’s Blocks’ “Xephira” nabbed 2nd place, and MysticAbsents’ “Echoes from The Deep” placed 3rd. Check out their (and the other top entries’) pages for more undersea goodness.
Comics are a visual medium—but most comics still rely heavily on narration and dialogue. Once in a while, though, a series, a single issue, or even one great scene in a comic will forgo text, or keep it at a minimum, to tell a gorgeous story with just images. Here are 10 pieces of comic art that don’t need words to… »
As a bonus, this huge-ass shark also happens to be a flying monstrosity armed with a metric crapton of guns. Pretty neat, unless you’re the enemy. »
The Last of Us has an incredible soundtrack. Gustavo Santaolalla’s score really gets to the heart of the game: it’s not about zombies and scares, it’s about horses and the road, and the music reflects that. »
Every day, I share some of the amazing work done by video game concept artists, and every day, I read comments from readers saying “wow, I wish I could draw like that”. The story of Noah Bradley will make you realise that hey, maybe you can. »
Not every part of Tokyo is flashy. Many parts are anything but. Artist Ryota Hayashi not only shows the cityscape, but parts of Tokyo that are away from the crowds and chaos. »