Here’s the Japanese special edition for Secret of Mana. As you can see, it is pretty hot shit. You got your game, your soundtrack, figurines of the three characters, and then a freaking pop-up book with the Mana tree, so you can set the figures next to the tree and recreate the game’s iconic cover art. (And we don’t…
Of course, PUBG is at Tokyo Game Show too. If you finish the match in the Top 5 you win a T-shirt. Already full of players!
You can cuddle up with a giant plush Rabite from Secret of Mana at the Square Enix booth. If I don’t file any other stories today it’s because I am still here.
Game of Thrones is shot in some pretty exotic locations, and also has some great CG work, but not everything you see on the screen is a mix of real life and computer wizardry. There’s still room for good old-fashioned matte painting when it comes to the scenic backdrops.
The latest issue of Heterotopias, a very cool magazine about video games and architecture, is out on September 22. It’s got pieces on bathrooms and Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, among other things.
As you get off the train for Tokyo Game Show, you’re greeted by the main characters of every Final Fantasy. It’s an ad for a 30th anniversary art exhibition starting in January here in Tokyo. I went up and down stairs until I found Terra and Bartz. (Well, Tina and Butz.)
Super Metroid has one of the most famous themes in video games. If you’ve ever wondered where it came from, you’ve got the nightmarish working conditions of 1990s video game development (and some impromptu one-man karaoke) to thank for it.
Amazon’s running a Marvel digital comic sale that’s bigger than any Avengers movie today, with literally thousands of titles marked down to just a few bucks, in most cases. You’ll find everything from the Guardians of the Galaxy to Darth Vader to Deadpool to Captain America in there, and every hero in between, so…
The real joy of the Dishonored games isn’t in sneaking around. It’s in messing with the game’s systems to do dumb shit like spending four hours lining up every body you could find in a level just...because you can.
Four Horsemen is a game about immigrants and refugees, and also kinda sorta the apocalypse. It’s a compelling game, written from a place of deep empathy about a topic that is important to consider in our current political climate. Unfortunately it doesn’t quite come together.
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The story side of Marvel Vs. Capcom Infinite stumbles in trying to achieve a semblance of order amidst the clashing of discordant fictional worlds, but the multiplayer action is just as intense and chaotic as it’s ever been, with spectacular battles that are enjoyable no matter which side comes out on top.
XCOM 2: War of the Chosen is a turn-based Shakespearean tragedy generator, and also there are aliens. Steam users have been sharing their tales of devastation, woe, and, every once in a while, victory.
What nostalgia looks like in 2017 isn’t what it looked like at the dawn of video games. The virtual worlds in which we play have long hinged on callbacks to outdoor things, countryside adventures, wooded escapes or play-fighting in the grass. Yes, many of our childhoods were spent in backyard kid gangs, dreaming of…
The ever-popular Rainbow Six Siege is having a rough time right now. Some players are reporting that their consoles are crashing after the latest Siege update, leading the game’s publisher, Ubisoft, to scramble to find a fix. Fans are upset at map exploits being used on nearly every ranked map. And a few of the new…
Look, it’s not a Herman Miller or anything, but a desk chair with 360 degree swiveling, height adjustment, and recline for $43 is an insanely good deal if you’re looking to outfit your home office. You can get it in all black, or choose from three different accent colors if you have bad taste.
Weird fact: there was a PlayStation 2 version of the original Half-Life. Weirder fact: it contained a file cabinet that would move to face you if you approached it.
Overwatch League has finalized all 12 teams and announced the start-date for its inaugural season: January 10, 2018. We’ll get to see the teams in action before then. Starting on December 6, the Blizzard Arena in LA will host a series of preseason exhibition matches.
In the new stealth video game Echo I’m surrounded by copies of myself, menacingly filling the hallway. There’s a door at my back, but I don’t want to open it. I raise my gun, but I know better than to shoot. I think, If only the lights would go off. The enemies close in. There are so many ways out of this situation,…