Jacek Pilarski is a concept artist and matte painter based in the UK.
I don’t tend to replay video games very often. The demands of this job mean I’m normally straight onto the next one as soon as the credits roll on the last. But every year I try to find the time to revisit one of my all-time favourites: EA’s Mirror’s Edge.
Ten years ago, a THQ marketing stunt sent a gold-plated Nintendo Wii console to Queen Elizabeth II. She obviously never received the gift personally, which led People Make Games’ Chris Bratt to wonder: then where the hell was it?
IKKiCON is an anime convention that was held in Austin from December 28-30.
Enforcer 12 is a character designer and concept artist from China.
Perhaps to give Odyssey that Smash Bros/Nintendo Museum feel, modder ItzSka has been importing custom levels into the Switch platformer, like Clanker’s Cavern from Banjo Kazooie and the exterior of Wind Waker’s Dragon Roost Island.
Source Filmmaker is famous for the Saxxy Awards and other machinima, but there’s a vibrant and fascinating scene using the program for “scenebuilding” (2D art) as well.
Thomas Dubois is an architect from France who also dabbles as a creative director and concept artist.
Top-down bloodbath Hotline Miami is defined by its perspective, but horror dev Puppet Combo decided to flip that anyway and remake the game’s first level as a third-person PS1-like experience.
Malcolm Wopé is a concept artist from South Africa.
As of January 2019, there is only one version of Persona 5. But if/when we get a portable version, just like Persona 3 & 4 did, it...still won’t look like this. Unless it gets in a time machine.
Disney Infinity was a good idea with some very cool toys, and its demise had everything to do with corporate mismanagement and very little to do with Disney Infinity. So seeing this footage of what was supposed to be the game’s fourth iteration stings.
I have learned two things today. One is that publishers Take-Two find themselves in the middle of a legal battle over Red Dead Redemption 2. Two is that the Pinkertons, famous detective villains from the 19th century’s old, wild west are still around in 2019.
Chris Glenn is a freelance concept artist based in Los Angeles.
There’s a new Sonic the Hedgehog board game out. And having spent the last week playing it with my kids, I think that aside from Mania it’s maybe the best Sonic game I’ve played in years, regardless of the medium.
A suspected arson attack, allegedly carried out by an “obsessed stalker”, has torched seven cars in the parking lot of a hotel where Anime Los Angeles attendees have been staying over the weekend.
Piotr Foksowicz is a freelance concept artist and illustrator from Poland.
Amidst all of Fallout 76's launch woes, one of the funnier stories was how its lock-picking bobby pins—normally a weightless commodity in Bethesda games—were now hilariously heavy, to the point where just 60 of them would weight as much as a mini-nuke.
Since Nintendo hasn’t licensed an official Breath of the Wild animation, it’s up to fans to do the work.
The best thing about playing board games is sitting around a table with some beers and playing board games. The worst part is having to learn the rules beforehand.