14 Terrifying Japanese Monsters, Myths and Spirits

The Japanese are very much into their spirits. There are hundreds of them, many harmless, many tragic, and more than a few just mischievous. There actually aren't too many evil spirits wandering the country… but there are a few, and you don't want to mess with any of them. Here are 14 reasons to avoid Japanese… » 1/10/14 2:00pm 1/10/14 2:00pm

China's Military Says Pacific Rim Is American Propaganda

Pacific Rim is doing very well in China, despite some tiny subtitle problems, proving again that the Chinese love giant robots. However, even with all the popularity, the Chinese military isn't very happy, claiming that the movie is nothing more than propaganda to spread "American values and ideas". » 8/26/13 6:00am 8/26/13 6:00am

It's a Bird, It's a Plane... It's Giant Lego Mothra!

Olive Seon built this terrifying Lego Mothra (モスラ), showcased in all her lepidopteran glory. She's featured using her signature ability, entrapping her enemies with silken spray. Mothra is likely laying waste to New Kirk City here (in revenge for the kidnapping of secret fairies by evil, greedy American businessmen). » 7/16/13 6:15am 7/16/13 6:15am

Why Pacific Rim Doesn't Look Like Any Movie You've Ever Seen Before

Pacific Rim pays tribute to classic monster movies and films about massive mechanical gladiators — but at the same time, this movie looks totally different than anything you've ever seen. We talked exclusively to the head creature designer, the legendary Wayne Barlowe, and VFX supervisor John Knoll, to find out why. » 7/08/13 8:39pm 7/08/13 8:39pm

The Best Monsters I've Seen So Far in Resident Evil 6

There's something to be said about a well-designed enemy, and Resident Evil 6 has that in spades. They're not just the old-fashioned, shambling zombies of yesteryear. They have personality and visually communicate what their purpose is even from far away. I ended up really growing fond of them! » 9/03/12 9:00am 9/03/12 9:00am

A Brand-New Final Fantasy XIII Means Exciting New Creatures to Kill

Fears of a new chapter in the Final Fantasy XIII saga bringing another 40-80 hours of battling the same old beasts were put to rest this evening, as art director Isamu Kamikokuryo showed off a series of decidedly different mythical beasts for Lightning Returns, from gigantic dragons to decaying undead. » 9/01/12 12:00am 9/01/12 12:00am

I Don't Know What Project Hell Yeah! Is, But Sega Seems to Like It

Today Sega has revealed that they're working with Big Bang Mini developer Arkedo on something called Project Hell Yeah!, a game so exciting it requires an exclamation point. All we know so far is it will have monsters, possibly a dead rabbit, and was originally developed for the Dreamcast 2. Oh wait, they lied. » 10/28/11 3:20pm 10/28/11 3:20pm