When it comes to first-person shooters, “art” isn’t exactly the first thought that comes to mind, so it comes as a surprise that The Art of Battlefield 4 is even a thing. Once you start flipping pages and soaking up some of the concept illustrations, though, it becomes apparent it’s not just a thing, but a beautiful thing.Tweet
I stumbled across the BOYU PVP Game Station while checking out a crane game variant here in Korea. If a picture speaks a thousand words, I suggest you take a look above and let this picture marinate for a bit. Go ahead. I’ll wait.
Here’s what I love about this system:
- The oxymoron of “GAMES 900,000 BUILT-IN” on “Complimentary two cassetes”.
- The obvious and awful take on the PSP that could only originate from China.
- Is BOYU a take on OUYA, itself a system only useful for emulation?
- MORE BRIGHTER!
- FLAMING SOCCER BALL!!!
- Check out that awesome button layout. “FONY” has to be a happy coincidence, right?
There’s some kind of kitschy goodness to be found here.
I spent five bucks trying to get my grubby mitts on this piece of trash out of morbid curiosity for an unboxing video and what would surely be every game for every emulator it could handle with numerous copies, but the insanely-rigged machine continued to solidify the old “a fool and his money soon part ways” adage.Tweet
Marvel: Puzzle Quest is the latest surprisingly-enjoyable game based upon the Marvel franchise. If you love the RPG mechanics of D3 Publisher’s Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords but think it would be cooler with comic book heroes, then this could well be the game for you. It certainly tickles my nerdy fancy.
However, while there’s a lot of fun to be had for free, it’s easy to feel like you’re hitting a pay wall early on. Here’s a few guidelines to follow to maximize your enjoyment in the free-to-play world.Tweet
Capcom has released a series of videos showing off Hugo, Poison, Elena, and Rolento’s Ultra and Super combos in the upcoming Ultra Street Fighter IV. It’s pretty exciting stuff for those of us chomping at the bit for Street Fighter 4′s most ambitious update yet.Tweet
Is it that time already? Anita Sarkeesian of Feminist Frequency has just belted out the most recent in her ‘Tropes vs. Women in Video Games‘ series, this time detailing the “Ms. Male” trope: Female game characters defined primarily by their socially derivative contrast to pre-existing male counterparts. Enjoy!Tweet
Like Assassin’s Creed III before it, the newest edition in the animus-hopping Assassin’s Creed series, Black Flag, is endowed with brilliant art, breathed life by the imaginations and talents of the artists who helped shape the very game itself. The Art of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is an awesome hardbound gallery of the game’s concept imagery.Tweet