Video game endings back in the 80s and the early 90s were never really all that complicated. A short animation or a few screens, sometimes text only. But, hell, it still felt so rewarding when we were able to experience it for the first time after beating a hard game.
Which video game has the most gruesome death scenes? Surely Mortal Kombat 9 is a contender, in particular Noob Saibot's first fatality called "Make a Wish." It's so ridiculous it stands out despite Mortal Kombat's already high level of gore.
The influence of American action movies in Japan has been huge. Shortly after the success of all the 1980s Hollywood action flicks with dudes like Schwarzenegger, Stallone and Chuck Norris, Japanese gaming created an entire library of different action titles with one common feature: Kill everything on the screen. Oh,…
Cyborgs in fiction are always associated with free will, morality, the importance of being human or the limits of the human body.
Before its demise, gaming studio GRIN was working on new entries in the Bionic Commando and Strider series, Spanish gaming website Anait Games reported today.
The Nintendo Download ends the year on a high note with the release of Terry Cavanagh 's indie darling VVVVVV on the 3DS eShop, adding a 3D twist to the game's already twisted gravity platforming.
With classics like the original Tetris, Metroid II and Blaster Master released in recent weeks, Nintendo's eShop has been a retro cornucopia for 3DS owners. Capcom's announced that they're adding another old-school title to the download store with the impending debut of 1992's Game Boy version of Bionic Commando.…
Tony Holmsten, formerly of Sweden now living in Japan, has been working as a video game artist since 2002 at two of Sweden's biggest studio's, Battlefield developers DICE and the now-defunct Grin.
For some, the inclusion of DRM - "digital rights management" which prevents copying - is a provocative act. That makes requiring an online check-in for a game with no online component, like Bionic Commando: Rearmed 2, both perplexing and obnoxious.
Gametrailers got a three-minute look at Bionic Commando: Rearmed 2 due early next year from Capcom. Packed with gameplay, fans should get a good idea of the game's innovative new features which, of course, include jumping.
This is how you bring down the Megacopter in Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 - hang on its undercarriage, blast away at the engines and then - jump on a plunger so it shits out a clown car?
No sadly, not the monkey man. A photo from Capcom's office Halloween hijinks (above) shows Mike Haggar on a monitor. The Final Fight character looks like he's in a stage from the forthcoming Marvel vs. Capcom 3. .
Capcom, fresh off months of sluggish sales, is keen to make more video games. More video games might mean more sales!
After not one, but two Western-developed sales blunders, Capcom is planning to stick with its home turf.
Last year was a rough year. Just ask Osaka-based Capcom. The game company, which is best known for the Street Fighter series, sales profits down. Way down.
Jay Pavlina recently released a sensation of a video game, a remix called Super Mario Bros. Crossover that allows gamers to play Super Mario Bros. as the heroes of Mega Man, Metroid and Castlevania. Other legends almost made it in.
The man behind Mega Man is very busy these days.
The man behind some of Capcom's biggest video game creations is now in charge of personally assuring that all of the developer's titles are hits.
Yesterday 2K Games panicked some gamers with news that the turn-based tactics series X-Com will return as a first-person shooter. What other classic video game franchise have had their genres changed, and how did they weather the transformation?