Some Of The World's Best Cartoons Are Hidden Inside Video Games

Quantic Dream, the studio behind Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls, are about as polarising as a developer gets. Some people hate their games. Some people love them! I'd like to think there's one aspect of their output we can all get behind, though: the way they include some of the world's best animation shorts in their … » 10/21/13 11:00pm 10/21/13 11:00pm

Dildos, Sex Shops And Nintendo In The 1990s...One Man's Tale

Time for another tale—albeit unconfirmed—of the inside workings of Nintendo, though this one's a little saucier than the last. Because of Europeans and sex shops. Read it here via a 2011 translation of an account that originally appeared on fan site Classic-Zone. A fascinating read about what it might be like to be in… » 9/30/13 11:00pm 9/30/13 11:00pm

A Million More Reasons Why Blanka Sucks

I’m sure it’s a familiar story. You or your friend gets a Super Nintendo with Street Fighter II. A horde of friends bumrush your house to play. One little bastard always figured out how Blanka’s electricity move didn’t he? And proceeded to dominate everyone before we figured out how to Hadouken. Screw that kid. Ever… » 6/18/13 11:30pm 6/18/13 11:30pm

French Court Says Prisoner Can't Have a PS3, but Could Use Xbox 360

The latest Xbox 360 exclusive? French prisons. An inmate recently lost his appeal to have his PlayStation 3, and the privilege of playing it, restored to him, and it seems the PS3's on-board WiFi connection is the problem. Good ol' Xbox 360, remember, didn't have that feature on the Elite or the Arcade models. » 4/09/13 10:00am 4/09/13 10:00am

Islamic Extremists Made This Video Game

You sometimes hear American-developed video games set in real-world geopolitical hotspots—like entries in the Call of Duty, Battlefield and Medal of Honor series—get decried as jingoistic, flag-waving propaganda. And Pakistan has issued a ban on Call of Duty and Medal of Honorfor how it's portrayed in those titles.… » 3/13/13 2:00pm 3/13/13 2:00pm