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Artist plans to turn OutRun machine into real car

Garnet Hertz's design for an OutRun arcade machine combined with an electric scooter into a real, amazingly impractical vehicle is great, even if it is just a concept for now. But what really turns the idea of a driving game on wheels into something magical (that also plays "Magical Sound Shower") i...

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God of War III pitched as FPS; struck down

Okay, picture this: Ripping off Helios' head ... but from Kratos' perspective. Pretty gripping, right? "Genius" even! At least, that's how art director Ken Feldman described his failed pitch for God of War III as an FPS to game director Stig Asmussen. "I tried unsuccessfully to convince Stig to ma...

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Lionhead, Stormfront early concepts revealed in art

It's always curious to see the different stages of life game concepts go through before making it into our grubby hands. It's reason enough why we can't stop flipping through the website for conceptual design studio Leading Light. Among the treasures found on the site are some fantastic pieces ded...

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Concept art glued and bound in 'The Art of Midway'

We'll admit that when approached with the subject of art in video games, Midway is not the first company that comes to mind. Not to say that their games are not art, as we sidestep that land mine and save the explosion for another day, but Midway's titles have never come across as particularly drive...

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Pongle: another not-to-be Wiimote concept

If the sight of Hayes Urban's "Pongle" concept makes you shudder (in a good way), then you probably came of age during that 'golden era' of gaming, innocently paddling away your adolescence. Pong, Breakout, Warlords, Tempest ... all classics deserving of a lil' 21st century love, no? But today's yo...

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Drool-inducing Heavenly Sword images

She's deadly, beautiful and red-headed. The premise behind Heavenly Sword's heroine is enough to get you interested in checking out the images, but seeing some of the concept art alone shows even more potential. It may just take a console as powerful as the PS3 to realize some of these beautiful en...

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PS3 boomerang controller tossed, doesn't come back

Despite sentimental appeal in the Australian market, Sony's initial  "boomerang" PS3 controller always reeked of funky concept design for funky's own sake. Now that we know Sony "doesn't do gimmicks" (unless stolen from Nintendo) It's little wonder the "Croc" has been tossed, never to return. H...

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Seen@GDC: PlayStation 3 dev kit

This admittedly blurry shot of what looks sort of like an Apple Xserve on steroids is in fact a PlayStation 3 dev kit spotted at Sony's booth on the GDC expo floor. The question is, why show off the humble dev unit under an enticing Revolution-esque plexiglass lid? You'd think they'd have kept it hi...

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