Diablo III’s loot goblin is the latest creature to join the ranks of Nintendo’s line of Amiibo toys. He’s equal parts cute and grotesque, and while I can’t imagine ever wanting to display him on my bookshelf, his potential treasure might be too much for the diehard Diablo grinder to ignore.
You may not know his name, but chances are you’ve seen some of Ko Takeuchi’s art. Best known for his simple designs and bold lines, Takeuchi has helped shape the look of both the WarioWare and Rhythm Heaven series. He also draws a lot of nerdy icons, memes, and adorable characters in his spare time.
Two of Electronic Arts' biggest current franchises collide in this wallpaper, sent today to Christina Norman, former BioWare designer on the Mass Effect series who is currently working for Riot Games, makers of League of Legends.
Entertainment Weekly brought back the cast of The Princess Bride, which turns 25 next year, for a gaze-worthy image that—just like the film— is equal parts charming, funny, and touching.
Reader billdcon spied Resistance 3 and Gears of War 3 hot-bunking a PS3 kiosk at his local Walmart. "Not pictured, people asking for Gears for PS3, and Walmart employees actually looking all around to try to find a copy," says billdcon. We'll believe him.
Vault Boy, from a Fallout perk icon, graces Central Square, Cambridge, Mass., right between Harvard and M.I.T. Image submitted by Gus Wezerek.
Concept for a Coca-Cola can celebrating video games, inspired by the art of the French street artist Space Invader. Not an actual can of the soft-drink giant, but a concept by the designer Erin McGuire. Concepts for Coke Zero and Diet Coke are at the link.
Jo Garcia, Playboy's noted gamer girl, may star in this wallpaper for The Bunny, but I'm looking at it for the articles in the background, where one of the few non-repeated, non-'shopped items is the venerable, vaguely phallic WICO Command Control. It's laying on its side, north by northwest of her right foot,…
Honey, if I bought this for you, would you wear it for me? This Game Boy-themed tube dress costs about as much as the original device did—$70. It's made by HereandThereVintage and available on etsy.
I've never seen a PS3 controller broken in two parts. Then again, I've never destroyed mine in a fit of Super Street Fighter 4 rage after losing, like this Japanese gamer did.
Photographer Jeff Junio gets up-close and personal with Nintendo characters in his Super Macro Bros. set, crafting this image of Toad and Luigi that's either delightful or very sinister, I can't tell. See more at the 8-Bit Cubist.
Mass Effect 3 executive producer Casey Hudson dropped this rendering of new team member James Vega, as a community reward celebrating his 10,000th Twitter follower. Whoever's No. 10,000, thank you for that.
"Just stumbled upon my first real game I made...on disk," writes Epic Games' design director and the creator of the Gears of War series. Weighing in at a whopping 1.44 megabytes is The Palace of Deceit II: The Dragon's Plight. We're awaiting a gameplay trailer, Cliff.
For its cover of this week's edition (on newsstands today) the Portland Mercury commissioned this painting, an homage to Edward Hopper's Nighthawks with Donkey Kong creator Shigeru Miyamoto and three characters he introduced to America 30 years ago this week.
The undead people behind one of PopCap's most popular games, Plants Vs. Zombies, welcome EA's acquisition of their parent company with open arms, open mouths, and jagged, ichor-dripping teeth.
So you're attending the final launch in the U.S. space shuttle program's 30-year history. How would you document the moment? One guy whipped out his 3DS and AR cards and put Mario among those in attendance.
Thanks to PC mods, people can still impress us with the beauty of 2008's Grand Theft Auto IV. Lighting and weather effects can go a long, long way in making Rockstar Games' crime epic very, very pretty. It's even prettier as a postcard.