Oh those lovely hometowns, starting villages... Their peaceful and harmonious atmosphere ensures that there's nothing to worry about; our journey is yet to begin. And then suddenly, it's all gone, leaving behind nothing but dust. And sometimes a bit of fire.
Gorgeous prints of Okami, The Legend of Zelda and Final Fantasy, while always welcomed, are not a rarity. Charming impressions of Pyramid Head, on the other hand, are a lot more rare. And, admittedly, with good reason.
Famed video game composer Akira Yamaoka, best known for his work on the Silent Hill series, doesn't just work off stage. The guy, he can shred. Thing is, most people have never had a chance to see him rock their socks off live, because he usually only plays in Japan.
YouTube series Video Game Death Match does, well, pretty much what it says it does. It pits characters from different series against one another. But not as some sort of opinion poll of fanfiction contest. As an actual live-action fight, with costumes, effects, the works.