At face value, NES Remix looks like it can do no wrong: It blends a handsome bunch of classic NES games together, serving them up in small portions under a nifty time-trial umbrella. Spend a few hours with it, though, and you’ll see soon enough that it packs more nostalgia than it does punch.
“This took me about a year to make” says Christopher Behr, 3D designer extraordinaire. Looks like a year well spent.
Chris took the first town in Earthbound, Onett, and rendered it in such painstaking high-fidelity that I’m freaking out right now at it’s sheer awesomeness. Somebody calm me down before I hurt myself – or just come take a look-see at these pictures and freak out with me.Tweet
Do you like Street Fighter? Do you like art? Do you like Street Fighter art? Well, get ready for a highbrow Hadouken.
In recognition of 25 years of Street Fighter, Capcom is teaming up with Cook & Becker to release “limited-edition museum-grade Street Fighter ™ art prints” for the masses. You’ve seen the images in magazines, strategy guides, and instruction booklets. Now, let’s hang them on the walls!
Snarkiness aside, this is a beautiful collection that a very select few enthusiasts are going to get their grubby mitts on. I’ve got my eye on the pictured Guile & Chun-Li piece, and not just because of the gratuitous panties. Honestly, it’s just an excuse to play Guile’s theme as the soundtrack to my life. I don’t know if you know this or not, but it pretty much goes with everything.
Notably missing is concept art from Street Fighter 2010. Why no love for cyborg Ken, Capcom?
These pieces are rather pricey, but they’re also very beautiful. If you’ve got the cash and the gumption, then head over to the Cook & Becker webpage for more details.Tweet
Proving that Final Fantasy isn’t the only franchise they’re willing to bleed dry for nostalgic gamers in the mobile space, Square Enix has released “Tomb Raider I” into the Apple App Store.
Wonky cameras, shoddy jumping, and square boobs can all be yours for ninety-nine cents. That’s a surprisingly small price to pay for a trip down memory lane, isn’t it?
While Tomb Raider didn’t necessarily require a lot of precision, having been released on the original Playstation back in 1996 before the advent of the Dual Shock, touch controls are touch controls. That control overlay in the screen above is the kind of thing I see in my nerdiest nightmares. So, enter at your own peril, adventurers.
No word on what version of Tomb Raider is featured, but you’ve got to imagine it’s the original with the Tomb Raider Gold levels to be released as DLC some time down the road. This is Square Enix we’re talking about here.
With over 7 million sales of the original game, tons of people are about to donate a dollar towards nostalgia before remembering just how far 3D platform adventure games have come in the past 17 years. To them, I say, “Kudos!”
App Store Link – [Tomb Raider I]Tweet
Electronic Arts and Firemonkeys are about to make a lot of racing fans either really happy or really sad with its next update.
In addition to the two new cars, the Lamborghini Veneno and McLaren P1, the game is finally getting the much sought after real-time multiplayer in addition to the standard asynchronous time-shifted events.
The catch? Real-Time Multiplayer uses GameCenter and, thus, is available only to iOS players. And, thus, the great divide widens as if millions of Android users cried out in anger and were suddenly ignored. You may as well get your popcorn ready, because the “statistically, more people use Android” outrageous butthurt festival is about to begin over on their Google Play page.Tweet
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