Solid | TOKYO, JAPAN: Idol Haruna Kojima at a recent Konami press event. (Photo: Game Watch Impress)

You'd Better Pay Attention to Spec Ops: The Line

Spec Ops: The Line is a little bit Heart of Darkness, a little bit Apocalypse Now and a whole lot of shooter innovation blended into a postmodern game about honor, choices and morality.
Here's a quick look at the game's new trailer and some of its amazing set pieces, all set in Dubai following a... More »

Report: Skyrim Contains the Entire Elder Scrolls Landmass, Including Morrowind and Cyrodiil?

Holy shit.
An intrepid Elder Scrolls player, curious as to why the game stopped him at the border between Skyrim and Morrowind (the playable landmass of the third game in the series), engaged noclip mode and decided to look beyond. More »

Japanese Earthquake Game Wasn't Cancelled Because of the Earthquake?

On March 11, Japan was hit with a massive earthquake and tsunami. The country was left in ruins. Within days, Japanese game developers began canceling, altering, and postponing games. More »

Overstaying Its Welcome: The Place of Uncharted 3 in the Medium

The following post contains plot spoilers for Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception.
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception dispels any doubt regarding the series' aspirations. Uncharted strives to step into the void left by Indiana Jones as popular culture's premiere pulp-adventure series. It's an impressive... More »

The Best Star Wars Toy Ever? That's...Possible

Hey, Stars Wars fans with too much money. Get a load of this. It's a Hot Toys Luke Skywalker figure. Of the badass, handless, Bespin variety. Just in time for the Christmas wish list of your dreams.
Really, I don't know where to start with this. More »

Don't Be Shy. You Can Sing Alone in a Kickass Space Pod!

Much of Japanese social life revolves around three things: Eating, drinking, and karaoke. Maybe you're a pro at eating and can hold your own with the bottle, but what to do when you cannot carry a tune?
Because, one day, you're going to need to sing to impress your co-workers or a date. More »

New Xbox Dashboard Launches On December 6

As the headline states, Microsoft announced overnight that the new Xbox 360 dashboard, one designed to bring the company's user interfaces on console, PC and mobile phone closer together, will be out on December 6.
Aside from looking nicer, the new dash also has better (read: More »

Never Leave Your Potato Unattended at Double Fine, Lest It Become Art

Today, Double Fine art director Lee Petty (project lead on Stacking, among other things) tweeted the picture above, saying "This is what happens if you leave things on your desk at Double Fine…"
Apparently designer Jean-Paul LeBreton brought in a potato and left it lying around, only to find a... More »

Two New Perspectives on Nolan North, Video Gaming's "It" Voice-Actor

Any way you slice it, it's been a good year for Nolan North. At this time last year, the ever-present voice actor had become something of a go-to joke-people had cottoned to the fact that his voice was featured in 50% of the video games that had been released that year (slight exaggeration),... More »

Four Ways The Mainstream Press Fails at Covering Video Games

It's been evident for a while now that the many in the mainstream (read: non-gaming) press maybe don't quite know how to cover video games. Evidence of this is in every well-meaning but ill-informed radio segment, every weird newspaper column, and especially in every terrible Fox News talking-heads... More »

The Colourful, Robotic Art of Killzone 3

It's funny, considering Killzone 2 was so bleak, Killzone 3 remains one of, if not the best-looking game on the PS3, an explosion of vibrant colours and, amazingly given the franchise, style.
Part of that is thanks to the guys at art studio Karakter, who we've featured here before, but it's also... More »

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