There's nothing quite like hand-drawn animation, even when it's done on a computer. And when you combine that with the first truly mind-blowing shoot 'em up game, you've got an awesome video. R-Type was released to arcades by Irem in 1987. Absolutely huge and incredibly detailed enemies and environments made games like Xevious and Gradius look outdated, and the game still stands on its own today. Animator Paul Johnson has chosen R-Type as his next subject, following up his Tie Fighter animation from last year. Check out the preview here for the eye candy.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 3:04pmLast year, Takara made an amazing Transformer out of a pun, mashing up the big bad guy, Megatron, with Sega's 16-bit Mega Drive. And while it was nowhere near as punny, they followed it up with a Playstation-based Optimus Prime. But they stopped there.
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 1:16pmAfter seven months of infuriating silence, Nintendo finally unveiled their new console this morning. The Nintendo Swich is, as rumors have stated, a console / portable hybrid with detachable controllers.
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 6:33pmSanrio had a booth at NYCC but it was pretty much empty. There were a few pieces under glass, such as their collaboration with Chocolate Skateboards, but didn't have anything for sale.