Peace | TOKYO, JAPAN: Hideo Kojima autographed things today. (Photo: Game Watch Impress)

Art From the Command & Conquer Game That Never Was

Totilo's story yesterday on what might be a Command & Conquer action game got me thinking about Tiberium, the promising yet ultimately ill-fated shooter EA once had planned for the strategy universe.
While the game was cancelled because it was shaping up to be a bit rubbish, that certainly had... More »

The Most Beautiful PS Vita Trailer Is for an Unlikely Game

When you think of video games, you think of adrenaline-pumping first-person-shooters. You think of blazing-fast racing games. You think of hard-fisted fighting games. More »

Have iPhone Cases Ever Been This Sexy? This Crazy?

At the recent ASCII Fes hobby festival, figures weren't the only thing on display. There were also a trio of customized iPhone cases, the likes of which you've never seen. More »

This Game Engine Wants to Build Entire Planets

The kids at Outerra aren't out to do much. Only create a game engine that can create entire planets for you to mess around in.
An indie project, the goal is to build a "3D planetary engine for seamless planet rendering from space down to the surface". More »

Thank Evangelion for Tokyo's Latest Nerd Hotspot

Harajuku is famous for its fashion. Stylish young Japanese women flock to its boutiques, snapping up the latest trendy threads. But now, a new crowd is coming: More »

This Amazing Skyrim Shot Is Pure William Tell

This isn't the most amazing, but YouTube user Ross3's "apple shot" is pretty damn great.
What makes it especially cool is how quick he works. A shot from that distance isn't difficult by any means. More »

Skyrim is the Pinnacle of Short Attention Span Gaming

I think that Skyrim might finally be the Bethesda game where I lose the thread. Or maybe I should say threads-this tapestry is so rich, and I have so many loose strings running through it, that I find myself letting go altogether and simply admiring the whole mess. More »

Minecraft Looks Good, But Let's Make it Look Better

After years of being available as both alpha and beta, Minecraft is finally available as a finished (though never truly finished) product.
Yet for all the fanfare, I haven't played the game in over a year. More »

Like Rich Wine and Sharp Cheese, Some Games Just Go Well Together

I've noticed over the years that I enjoy playing games in pairs, coupling them like a fine wine and a dry, aged cheese. (Or a hoppy beer and a slice of spicy pizza, if you prefer.) I've got professional obligations now that I didn't have in the past, but all the same, I find that I tend to... More »

Activision's CEO Thinks Call of Duty Deserves Hurt Locker-Level Respect

Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg had some sharp words when asked about the criticism that Call Of Duty games get for their supposed glorification of violence and military aggression.
"There's a sense that games are more exploitive in a way that The Hurt Locker-which also was designed as form of... More »

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