The Most Gruesome Video Game Deaths

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. » 5/08/13 7:00pm 5/08/13 7:00pm

Japanese Video Games Where You Can Play As A Badass American

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,… » 3/27/13 8:08am 3/27/13 8:08am

Game Boy Version of Bionic Commando Coming to Nintendo eShop on Dec. 29

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.… » 12/22/11 3:40pm 12/22/11 3:40pm

Tony Holmsten's Video Game Art Is a Final Fantasy

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. » 6/29/11 7:00am 6/29/11 7:00am

Why Would a Game With No Online Play Require an Online Connection?

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. » 2/03/11 6:00pm 2/03/11 6:00pm