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Interview: Game Artist Orioto Discusses his Creative Process and Which Game Creator Wasn't So Hot on his Tribute

Game Artist Orioto Discusses his Creative Process and Which Game Creator Wasn't So Hot on his Tribute

"I want to get the tone, the mood, the mystical elements right"

Marked by dreamlike brushstrokes and an uncanny mind for fan service, Orioto's artwork is the type to stick with you after you've seen it. For years, this Paris-based digital artist has created moving portraits of a who's-who in the fictional gaming sphere: Link, Ryu, Sonic, and many...

News: You Need These Exclusive Sega-Themed Artworks On Your Wall

You Need These Exclusive Sega-Themed Artworks On Your Wall

Golden Axe! Streets of Rage! Shinobi! More!

What happens when digital art studio Cook & Becker enlists talented artists - working in the fields of Sci-Fi, gaming and comics - to create original art for their favourite Sega titles? Awesome happens, that's what. Kilian Eng, Gerald Parel, Julien Renoult, Roman van der Haven and Emmanuel Malin...

News: Less Than A Day Old And Yooka-Laylee Already Has Lots of Awesome Fan-Art

Less Than A Day Old And Yooka-Laylee Already Has Lots of Awesome Fan-Art

Now that's a Rare sight

It's been less than a day now since Playtonic Games lifted the lid on its upcoming game, Yooka-Laylee, and already the Internet has gone fan-art crazy. This is all before the Kickstarter campaign has even gone live, too, emphasizing the hype around this project. We've picked out some early winners in the fan-art stakes for...

Gallery: These Artistic Recreations of Women Characters Set a Different Tone

These Artistic Recreations of Women Characters Set a Different Tone

Samus, Princess Peach and more given a fresh perspective

With March drawing to a close we also have the end of Women's History Month, in which the role of women in various aspects of society are celebrated and highlighted. We previously shared a somewhat quirky effort at participation from Nintendo of America, highlighting a range of characters that...

News: Animal Crossing Helped This Artist Get Through Her Chemotherapy Treatment

Animal Crossing Helped This Artist Get Through Her Chemotherapy Treatment

"The mundanity of it is really comforting"

Chicago artist Krystal DiFronzo was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma - a cancer of the blood - last August. Like all cancer suffers, she had to deal with a lot of worry and heartbreak, but found an unlikely aid in the Nintendo 3DS title Animal Crossing: New Leaf. DiFronzo has created a series - called...

Video: Pixelated Recreation of The Simpsons Evokes Nostalgia

Pixelated Recreation of The Simpsons Evokes Nostalgia

Then it just gets freaky

The Simpsons has been running long enough that its opening is firmly cemented in pop culture history, but Paul Robertson and Ivan Dixon have decided to delve even deeper into the nostalgia centers of our brains by rendering it in pixel form. The video calls out a few classic game icons and tropes, certainly, but something...

Gallery: Imagining What Banjo-Kazooie Might Look Like in HD

Imagining What Banjo-Kazooie Might Look Like in HD

Bringing a Rare classic up to date

Rare's classic N64 game Banjo-Kazooie is a fan favourite with retro gamers for good reason; even by today's standards this early 3D game is still incredibly charming and fun to play. Still, 1998 is a long time ago, and there is always room for improvement. Enter UK based 3D artist Neil Goodman, who has tasked...

Gallery: Here's a Batch of Awesome New Year Art from Japan's Biggest and Best Publishers

Here's a Batch of Awesome New Year Art from Japan's Biggest and Best Publishers

Nintendo! Atlus! Bandai Namco! More!

As the first Monday of 2015, today will represent - for some - a dark, distressing day. It's back to work or school for many of us, which is about as exciting as a trip to the dentist. The festivities are over, it's back to the grind. It's not all bad, of course, and we've encountered a colourful collection of...

News: Artist Reimagines Nintendo Characters Through the Lens of Pulp Novels

Artist Reimagines Nintendo Characters Through the Lens of Pulp Novels

Dames, detectives, and plumbers with nothing to lose!

The world of dime store novels retains such a fascinating nostalgic allure. Few really seem interested in the actual stories anymore, many of which were as cheaply written as their costs and just as trashy, but the best covers portray enough intrigue, danger, and taboo connotations to weave an...

News: Dear Nintendo, Please Let The Next Wario Land Title Look As Gorgeous As This

Dear Nintendo, Please Let The Next Wario Land Title Look As Gorgeous As This

D-Pad Studio's Simon S. Anderson mocks up some amazing concept art

D-Pad Studio is currently hard at work on Owlboy, but that doesn't mean that the team behind it can't occasionally let their minds wander. In the case of the studio's painfully talented artist Simon S. Anderson, he's been filling his downtime with mocking up a screen from his dream...

News: Pixel Paint Lands On North America’s Wii U eShop This Week In All Its Retro Glory

Pixel Paint Lands On North America’s Wii U eShop This Week In All Its Retro Glory

Relive the pixelated past

If you’ve ever wanted a tool outside of a regular computer program to assist you with the recreation of retro pixel art, then Pixel Paint – brought to you by developer and publisher Two Kernel Connection – might just be the game for you. Due out on the North American Wii U eShop on 30th October for the price of...

Review: Painting Workshop (3DS eShop)

Painting Workshop (3DS eShop)

Digital canvas

The 3DS has continued to thrive as a result of its varied and expansive software catalogue, providing a one-stop-shop for RPG, platforming, and even action fans to find some really solid titles. It's not only that though, as the eShop has opened the door for smaller developers to release more subdued or technical affairs, be it music...

Rumour: Concept Work from Former Next Level Games Artist Shows a Certain Bounty Hunter

Concept Work from Former Next Level Games Artist Shows a Certain Bounty Hunter

Was the studio once considering a Metroid project?

A former Next Level Games concept artist's portfolio is making Metroid fans' minds race with the possibility the studio had been working on or considering a new entry in the series. The artwork, which includes a stylized version of Samus in full Power Suit as well as two boss creature designs,...

News: Trust Us, You Need This Super Famicom Box Art Collection Book In Your Life

Trust Us, You Need This Super Famicom Box Art Collection Book In Your Life

Update: Kickstarter now cancelled

Update: The Kickstarter has now been cancelled for the reasons explained by Stuart here: Hey folks. Firstly, I’d like to say a huge heartfelt thank you to everyone who has supported this Kickstarter project. I’ve had a whirlwind of a weekend with my inbox literally breaking with messages of support from fans...