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Take a good look at the leading lady of Beyond Good & Evil 2 [update]

Update: Ubisoft claims the art is an early concept of Jade, pre-dating Beyond Good and Evil. Whether or not she'll appear that way in Beyond Good and Evil 2 is unknown, but this tease suggests a return of that old, graceful appearance (which matches leaked screenshots). The article below has been...

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Early Sonic Boom character designs were 'traumatic' for Sonic Team

Have the character designs in the upcoming Sonic Boom by Big Red Button Entertainment ruffled your fur and/or quills? It could always be worse. Bob Rafei, CEO of Big Red Button, told GameSpot that early designs were downright "traumatic" for Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka. "Early on, when we had...

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Lightning Returns, bearing prizes for fan art competition winners

Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy series character designer Tetsuya Nomura has chosen three grand prize finalists for a fan art competition. The competition was organized by Square Enix and DeviantArt to celebrate the recent release of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13, and was the...

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The sight of music: the art behind Crypt of the NecroDancer

We tend to think of music as a purely auditory experience, but it's hard to deny the visual aspects of some of history's most iconic musicians. Michael Jackson had a white, studded glove. Gorillaz has animated personas. Daft Punk has robot helmets. KISS had makeup. What we see in our media can be...

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Radiohead launches experimental interactive app PolyFauna

English music group Radiohead launched its own interactive app on iOS and Android today called PolyFauna. The app is an "experimental collaboration" with design studio Universal Everything, and is free to download. While it's not a game in the traditional sense of the word, PolyFauna presents...

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Longtime Square Enix artist Akihiko Yoshida joins Unsung Story team

Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians, the tactical RPG from Level-5 and Square Enix veteran Yasumi Matsuno, will feature the character artwork of Akihiko Yoshida. The news comes from an update on the project's Kickstarter page, which revealed an excerpt of the game's story as well. Yoshida...

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Oculus Rift Gender Swap aims to unravel identity, intimacy, respect

Gender Swap is an experiment by interdisciplinary art collective Be Another Lab, as part of its open source art project, The Machine to be Another – and it uses the Oculus Rift to transport people into bodies of the opposite gender. Two participants strap on the Oculus Rift with first-person...

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343 Industries loses Halo 4 art director, gains 'Visual Design Consultant'

Kenneth Scott spent four years working as senior art director on Halo 4, but has now decided to leave that position to spend more time with his family. That said, he's not done with 343 Industries. "We're thrilled to announce that Kenneth's long-time colleague and collaborator, Nicolas "Sparth"...

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Shadow of the Colossus fan art has all colossi drawn to scale in one image - spoiler alert: they're big

Shadow of the Colossus' colossi are downright ... well, colossal. But how colossal, you ask? Why not consult DeviantArt member Andrew McGee's helpful visualization of the game's golems that you see posted above? Pro-tip: After consulting the image, walk outside, imagine how big a colossus would be...

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Celebrate N7 Day with signed, original Salarian concept art

What better way to celebrate the annual Mass Effect celebration known as N7 Day than by purchasing a piece of art used in the creation of your favorite virtual space epic? A quick trip to eBay will reveal a signed, original portrait of a Salarian. Not just any alien doodle, this image was...

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