Video Asks: What Makes Star Fox So Brilliant?

It's all about adventure—specifically, about a game's ability to put players in an adventure, making them feel like they're influencing a whole fictional world with their actions. Which is something that wasn't particularly common in shoot-em-ups from the early nineties. » 1/27/14 7:15am 1/27/14 7:15am

Now I Want Pokemon, Star Fox and Metroid to Happen In Feudal Japan

We've already had a look at artist Jed Henry's great reinterpretations of video game characters as they would've appeared during the age of samurai. But the shots above ramp things up even more. I can't decide if the Starfox or Pokemon art is my favorite. See more of Henry's Ukiyo-e styled images here. » 7/27/12 6:30pm 7/27/12 6:30pm

Starfox-Metroid Team-Up Rumored for Wii U

It reads like fan fiction and the rumor's original reporter—who uncovered PlayStation All-Stars six months before it was announced—concedes that nothing about it is confirmed. But Retro Studios is said to be working on, or at least to have considered, Star Fox-Metroid Fusion Saga, a mashup of third-person action… » 5/19/12 4:00pm 5/19/12 4:00pm

The Boring Truth About Your Death; It Won't Be Like a Video Game

Only 12,632 people died in a spectacular hail of gunfire like Nathan Drake in Uncharted 3 in a year. Only 1,981 were dispatched like a guard in Assassin's Creed. Just 7,032 people shuffled off their mortal coil like Slippy Toad. Chances are when you eat it, it will be at the hand of a stroke, heart attack or something … » 11/02/11 10:00am 11/02/11 10:00am