I could totally watch a special episode of Wacky Races with artist Ido Yehimovitz's re-imagined video game cars leading the way.
Classic 2D arcade platformers, brawlers and beat 'em ups can have amazing background art—with pixel perfect details and a wonderful color palette. Unlike the similarly awesome 2D fighter backgrounds, people don't pay as much attention to these.
Graf artist Diego Bergia's awesome series of game-infused videos continue. We showed you one last year, but this new one, paying tribute to some Lower East Side legends, might be even better.
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,…
A video game's opening stage or starter zone has an extremely important role: it sets the tone for the rest of the game. Getting it right is essential. Below, we've collected some of the best-looking and most iconic starting zones, first stages and opening missions.
We've seen glimpses of its potential, but here's an idea for a Wii game that takes the unique controller's augmented reality capabilities and just runs with them.
Reader Andrew McMurry sends us this short little video he made, in which he jumps head-first into a Metal Slug level and proceeds to shoot, slash and explode his way through legions of bad guys. All in the name of your entertainment.
Mario and Metal Slug. They're two of 2D gaming's most wonderful franchises, and for these three shining moments, they become one.
ESRB certificates for Metal Slug X and Front Mission 3 indicate both titles will be released as PSOne Classics sometime soon.
This LEGO-fied version of the infamous Metal Slug from SNK's series of the same name is more than just a rad brick-based recreation of the tank. It features amazing handling.
Starcraft II looks to be an amazing game in its own right, but it's also an incredible tool for making your own games.
It was recently announced that God of War writer Marianne Krawczyk will be lending her talents to the upcoming game Shank.
I thought the God of War games were above-average in the video game narrative department and Shank looks like a well-done update to one of my favorite games, Metal Slug. However, instead of…
Treasure Festa, a toy show currently going down in Japan, has already given us a few video game-related treats. Time for a few more, with this set of Metal Slug vehicles.
How does one modernize an 8- or 16-bit classic? If your Capcom or Konami, you may decide that low-fi is the way to go, with Mega Man 9 and Gradius Rebirth going for that old-school look. On the other hand, you can go the Bionic Commando route, putting a high-definition spit-shine on your strictly retro gameplay.…