"Don't be a dick." That simple notion is the first of Victor Lucas' 3D rules. The others? Don't dick around and don't hang out with dicks. Some would lead you to believe the games press is filled with dicks. It's not. With this in mind, I seek out the best games writing - from news to interviews to reviews and beyond - and highlight it here.
This is the first part of The Escapist’s resident historical authority
Robert Rath’s investigation of the real-world events that surround
Columbia. If you’re looking for a handy, compelling resource for the
non-fictional and fictional boundaries of Infinite’s world, this is the
place to start. Be sure to read Part 2 as well.
If a picture is worth a thousand words we’ve got several thousand for you. Good Games GFX is our (new!) weekly appreciation of the visual, whether it’s a photograph, piece of fan-art, heavily PR worked screenshot, or other cool bit or bob. We appreciate all art, after all.
What an interesting, and long, week it’s been. Here’s a recap in images, though loads are Nintendo based…we will work hard to balance that in the future.
How couldn’t we focus on Nintendo after Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U was shown off, though? There was the introduction of Mega Man and the accompanying artwork showing some of the cast in Mega Man inspired form.
Then there were the more eclectic characters revealed…
Read: Super Smash Bros: The Villager and Wii Fit Trainer spawn memes on canada.com
Some pretty good yet pretty scary fan-art of the Villager surfaced from deviantart user ~HellGab, showing an ax-toting villager in what I assume is the next Child’s Play movie.
Then there was the demade Monster Hunter for Gameboy by Twitter user @armyoftrolls, which makes me want a completely different childhood.
Ever wondered what Monster Hunter would look like if it came out on the Gameboy? I did so I gave it a de-makeover… pic.twitter.com/dlctG88QXp— Gary J Lucken (@armyoftrolls)
And indies had a good week on the Wii U’s eShop, especially Mutant Mudds Deluxe.
Miiverse user Layvell_94 certainly seemed excited by Max’s return to Nintendo systems, though a different return would be announced at E3 with Polytron announcing Fez 2 via a 1-D trailer…and absolutely nothing else.
There was, of course, also fanfare for bigger games. BioShock: Infinite drew our attention with gorgeous fan-art by ~Noopr on deviantart, titled Elizabeth dreaming of Paris.
Bungie, too, had to weigh in, though not with fan-art, but rather gorgeous (presumably heavily engineered) art of their own. Have you heard of this Destiny game?
View: More Destiny Screenshots
There’s your weekly image overload. Somehow we avoided cats. Wait, no we didn’t.