(Brief) Reassuring Words From The Last Guardian's Lead Creator

Fumito Ueda, the mind behind such classics as ICO » 6/21/12 7:00am 6/21/12 7:00am and much to the dismay of fans awaiting the release of his latest project, . Since then, there's been little news on his involvement with the project as an outside contractor and indeed .

Shadow of the Colossus, Amalur Demo, Uncharted 3 DLC New This Week on…

Some good stuff in this week's PlayStation store update. We've got full-game downloads for a number of solid titles, including Crysis 2, Rainbow Six: Vegas, and individual downloads for the HD versions of both Ico and Shadow of the Colossus. That latter one, in particular, is certainly worth $20, even if you played it… » 1/17/12 8:30pm 1/17/12 8:30pm

The Secret Nicknames of Shadow of the Colossus

They're some of the most memorable opponents/victims in all of gaming, but the Colossi in Shadow of the Colossus don't actually have official names. All this time you've been calling them "sword guy" and "flying thing" (or things presumed to be more official), but turns out those aren't canon.
They're officially nameless. » 11/28/11 3:30am 11/28/11 3:30am

Why I Talked About Chickens to a Room Full of Game Developers

A couple of weeks ago, I attended GDC Online in Austin. I was covering the event, but I was also there as a speaker, giving a microtalk as part of a six-critic panel on great game storytelling. Joining me were N'Gai Croal (Hit Detection), Leigh Alexander (Gamasutra), John Davidson (CBS Interactive/Gamespot), and Ben… » 10/24/11 8:00pm 10/24/11 8:00pm