A new Pokemon game means new Pokemon monsters. Last night, Game Freak unveiled three new critters: Clauncher, the blue lobster-like Pokemon, Talonflame, the fire bird Pokemon and Skrelp, the…uh, actually, I don't know what the hell that Pokemon resembles. You decide.
Ah Mario; the Superman of video games. He’s the modest, iconic, do-gooder everyone loves. He's wholesome — a video game character you can bring home to mom for the holidays.
Ah, Uncharted's Nathan Drake — The everyman's adventurer. In a gaming landscape populated with neckless, 'roid-filled space marines and cyborg ninjas, you're here to remind us that being a regular joe on a mystical adventure is its own kind of cool.
In a world where we're constantly bombarded with gross, tacky box art, a well designed cover can be a breath of fresh air. To that end, how does the newly revealed, gunless box art for Beyond: Two Souls fit in?
There are times when an expressive character design works the best. That's how I've always felt about the art of the Metal Gear series — it's emotional, dramatic and implies so much about its characters simply by how it's drawn.
There's something to be said about simplicity in design. Some of the most compelling, memorable character designs are those without filigrees our flourishes; characters that are timeless in their simplicity.
Character design is a thankless job — So many tiny, invisible decisions go into creating game characters we spend the rest of our lives with. But that doesn't mean we can't have a little fun with it.