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Shoji Kawamori, The Creator Hollywood Copies But Never Credits

There are a few truly great figures in Japanese popular culture, one of these is definitely the multi-talented mecha designer and creator Shoji Kawamori.<p>Responsible for the creation of the original <i>Macross</i>, from its iconic mecha designs to its story and setting, this was then used later as the basis …

Anime

A Beginner's Guide to the world of Fallout

With Fallout 4 due out in a couple of weeks, millions of people are set to leap into the post-apocalyptic open world Bethesda has spent the last few …

Downwell is the best game I've played in 2015

What happens when Spelunky goes down...<p><i>Downwell</i>, which was designed and developed by Tokyo’s Ojiro Fumoto and published by Devolver, is the best game I’ve played in 2015.<p><i>Downwell</i> released to the public this week, on iOS and Steam. I’m fortunate enough to have been one of its beta testers, and I’ve …

'Astroneer' is a planetary exploration game on a grand scale

Games like <i>Kerbal Space Program</i> are great at depicting the challenges of getting to another planet, but there isn't usually much to do when you arrive beyond planting a flag. Wouldn't it be nice to really, truly explore those alien worlds and make them your own? System Era may just give you that …

Charming 'work it out yourself' game Kingdom gets a release date

I wrote a bit about a game called Kingdom recently, a game I enjoyed because I had to work it out, and because it looks like a pixelated fairytale. …

The Stranger

Harry Potter Enhanced Editions now available on iBooks

<i>Harry Potter</i> fans waging war on print copies used to only be able to purchase their digital eBooks from one place. On Thursday, however, Apple announced that an Enhanced Version of all seven books in the series would be made exclusively available to download from their iBooks online store. Before …

Microsoft's 'Project Spark' game creation tool will be completely free

Microsoft's <i>Project Spark</i> game creation tool has embraced the free-to-play model for a while, but that has still meant paying a fair chunk of change to build the experience you <i>really</i> want. However, even that cost is going away soon. As of an October 5th update, <i>Project Spark</i> is switching to a …

Microsoft

Your handy, dandy video game mega-hit idea generator

Hey game developers! Are you struggling to come up with the next big thing? Looking for some inspiration to help you create the next <i>Flappy Bird</i>, <i>Crossy Road</i> or Shooty Skies?<p>We've got your back!

Snapshots: Saint Étienne's urban doodler with a sense of humour

The street artist known as Oak Oak uses the urban elements of his home town of Saint-Étienne, an old industrial town in France, to create humorous, site-specific art. “What I like about street art is that you can find somewhere to draw anywhere and it is a surprise for the people who find it,” he …

Art

Single-screen two-player platformer Penarium is due next week

Single-screen retro platformer Penarium is coming to PS4 and Steam on 22nd September with the Xbox One version following on the 23rd.<p>The debut effort …

'Danganronpa 3' brings the weirdness to both PS4 and PS Vita

If you've not played (or heard of) <i>Danganronpa</i>, they're a visual novel series that lie somewhere between <i>Battle Royale</i> and a high school dating sim: it's all about as murderous and plot-twisty as you might expect. Populated with anime characters and obeying the same stretched rules of logic as <i>Phoenix</i> …

'For the King' is a hard, cute co-op game that needs your help

At first blush, it's easy to dismiss a game based on its marketing bullet points: persistent choices; rougelike, online co-op. But sometimes it takes actually <i>seeing</i> it in motion for the cynicism to fall away. That's what happened to me with <i>For the King</i>, a gorgeous little game that hit Kickstarter …

Atlas Reactor is Dota meets XCOM, and it's fantastic

This could be our future favorite competitive game<p>Will Cook first realized that he had something special on his hands with <i>Atlas Reactor</i> when he put the game on an office television.<p>"We put on a 6v6 bot match with no victory conditions and no time limits," Cook, the game's lead designer, says with a …

Illuminated Book Sculptures Form Highly Detailed Magical Worlds

Artist Su Blackwell utilizes beloved novels as an uncommon canvas and builds upward to create bewitching book sculptures. For her latest standout exhibition, she was inspired by how one's dwelling can act as an imaginative space. “The works include dwellings, such as lighthouses, wood cottages, …

Parents Don't Need To Worry About 'Screen Time' Anymore

A recent study suggests that “hyper parenting may increase the risk of inactivity in children.” Apparently, parenting styles like the so-called “tiger moms who push for exceptional achievement” and “little-emperor parents who shower children with material goods” are “associated with lower physical …

Spider-Man gets a new comic focused on Peter Parker's teenage years

While more recent Spider-Man Miles Morales is taking top billing in one of Marvel's primary spider-books, the publisher hasn't forgotten about Peter Parker, the original wall-crawler created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in the 1960s. A young Parker's early adventures will be the focus of the …

How Your Kids Can Learn To Code During Summer Vacation

Is coding really a new essential literacy? These days it seems to be trendy to suggest so. There are so many products and games and websites that claim to be able to teach your kids to code. Consider some of these examples…<p>Robots, like Dash and Dot from Wonder Workshop, work in combination with an …

Will 'Game of Thrones' Solve The Series' Biggest Mystery In Season Five?

As I remarked earlier this season, Game of Thrones is moving along at a pretty rapid clip. After taking four years to get through three books, it very much seems like the show will get through two enormous books in practically one season this year, with the end goal of wrapping up the series by …

Star Citizen FPS called Star Marine

The first-person shooter portion of PC space game Star Citizen is called Star Marine.<p>Star Citizen's various parts are divided up into modules. The …

Where is Star Marine, Star Citizen’s FPS? And how do you fight without gravity?

<i>Star Citizen</i>'s next big release will be its first-person shooter component, Star Marine, and its creators detailed the module's progress in a recent post on the Roberts Space Industries site.<p>The lengthy post includes status updates from several developers, whose sections provide the process they've …

Deconstructing videogames for the purpose of art

What's unusual about Leo Castaneda's current project is that he has inverted one of videogame development's immemorial systems. An established …

Star

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Comics

Explosive Splattered Ink Animal Paintings by Hua Tunan | Colossal

<p>The creatures depicted in Chinese artist Hua Tunan‘s ink paintings seem moments away from escaping the canvas. Each piece seems to pulse with …

Art

Cinta Vidal – Gravitant at Miscelanea in Barcelona

Surreal paintings by Cinta Vidal from her exhibition “Gravitant” at Miscelanea in Barcelona.<p>Cinta Vidal is a Spanish artist who studied at Escola …

Avant-garde

Double-Exposure Animal Portraits By Norwegian Photographer

Andreas Lie, a visual artist based in Bergen Norway, has found a beautiful way to blur the boundary between the beautiful Norwegian wilderness …

Habitats

UK artist transforms salvaged circuit boards into gorgeous lifelike insects

E-waste, or electronic waste, is a difficult environmental issue that’s both hazardous and unsightly. In the hands of UK-based artist Julie Alice …

E-waste

This artist uses a helicopter to create giant works of art

en_US<p>article<p>Heiner Börger can claim something nobody else can. He's the world's only heli-artist. That is, he creates enormous works of art from a …

Art

40 damn fine things happening in London this week – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 1:00 pm, April 27, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink, Free, Fun London, Music & Nightlife, Outdoor London<p>[Photo: Nick …

Chroma Squad sounds like the greatest sentai show no one's ever seen

<i>Chroma Squad,</i> the third-wall breaking tactical RPG sendup of sentai TV shows like Power Rangers, launches on Thursday, and to get ready for it developer Behold Studios put together this karaokeriffic trailer showcasing the game's pitch-perfect original theme song.<p>The vocalist is Koyama Shuu of the …