Drew Hunter

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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater began with Bruce Willis on a skateboard

The first character to ride a board in the Tony Hawk Pro Skater series was not, in fact, Tony Hawk. It was Bruce Willis,<p>The action-flick star was featured in the big-budget adventure Apocalypse, which Activision had asked Neversoft to develop back in 1998 for the PlayStation. That game is little …

It May Be Time For Nintendo To Make Games, Not Consoles

It’s a little worrisome, writing this post. The opinion I’m about to put forth is one that can get you laughed out of game journalism, and one few people in the industry will even entertain. It’s the idea that Nintendo has lost their way when it comes to the home console game, and they should pivot …

'Doom' at 20: John Carmack's hellspawn changed gaming forever

Two decades ago a demon infestation changed the way we play games. <i>Doom</i> was first launched 20 years ago today, and while it wasn't the first game to let you play from a first-person perspective, it was the game that ushered the FPS genre into the mass consciousness. Today the likes of <i>Halo</i> and <i>Call of</i> …

How Nintendo Can Save Itself

Nintendo is hemorrhaging money on a flopped product and refuses to do the one thing that’ll keep it afloat. Here are some ideas for how it could improve its bottom line, without selling out.<p>The Nintendo Wii console was a massive hit. The sequel which debuted late last year, the Wii U, was a massive …

Retrogaming

Street Fighter 2: An Oral History | Polygon

"He would prank you. He'd send over ideas for video games and want me to give him my input, and it would turn out to be porn."

How Atari box art turned 8-bit games into virtual wonderlands

The cover for <i>Adventure</i> on the Atari looks nothing like the title it’s promoting. The game itself is essentially made of a series of rectangles, with a few blocky enemies prowling around, while the main adventurer is simply a square. You’re forced to imagine the fantasy world you’re meant to be …

‘Europe in 8 Bits’, A Documentary Exploring the World of Chiptunes

<i>Europe in 8 Bits</i> is a documentary directed by Javier Polo that explores the world of chiptunes, sometimes known as chip music, a genre of electronic …

Europe

Appetite for Risk: At the Intersection of Video Games and Literature

As a kid, video games taught me just as much about writing as novels did. The thousands of hours I spent with my head in books were matched by the …

GDC 2014 Live Stream - Part 04

Manga Teaches Japanese Kids All About The Avengers

Some would argue that the current American comics industry is mainly focused on the 18 to 40 male audience, but in Japan, they're starting them young.<p>…

Anime

Starbound studio is helping to bring metroidvania RPG Heart Forth, Alicia to new platforms

Metroidvania-styled role-playing game <i>Heart Forth, Alicia</i> will be published by <i>Starbound</i> developer Chucklefish, with plans to bring the game to platforms beyond Windows PC.<p>"Chucklefish Games are a group of talented people helping us with our business responsibilities, marketing, distribution, and …