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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...

News: Here's What Metroid's Samus Aran Would Look Like As A Saturday Morning Cartoon Character

Here's What Metroid's Samus Aran Would Look Like As A Saturday Morning Cartoon Character

You'll want to hang Wil Overton's awesome art on your wall

Ever wondered what kind of appearance famed bounty hunter Samus Aran would sport if she'd been designed by Hanna-Barbera instead of Nintendo? Allow famed UK artist Wil Overton — formerly of Super Play and Rare fame — to show you. He's produced this amazing piece of artwork which is now...

News: The 2014 My Famicase Exhibition Is Packed With Fascinating Flights Of Fictional Famicom Fancy

The 2014 My Famicase Exhibition Is Packed With Fascinating Flights Of Fictional Famicom Fancy

Too bad none of them are real games

Japanese game store Meteor has been running its "My Famicase" art exhibition for the past few years, and each year the entries go above and beyond our expectations. The idea is that artists create "fake" Famicom cartridge labels which are in keeping with the designs of the '80s and ''90s, but have a modern vibe...

News: Over 140 Pieces Of Fan-Made Nintendo Art Up For Auction To Support Autism Charity

Over 140 Pieces Of Fan-Made Nintendo Art Up For Auction To Support Autism Charity

Going to a good cause

Gamers can be hard to please sometimes. We ask for one thing, get it, and then we ask for more. “When are you going to get around to doing another Star Fox game, Nintendo?” or “when’s the next batch of GBA games coming out on the Wii U?” are just some examples of our insatiable appetites. It sometimes seems that...