In the heyday of printed games magazines, we ate with our eyes. In the absence of video, we studied still images and tried to animate them in our minds. It's hard to imagine now but seeing a game in motion for the first time really was just as big a revelation as how it played. In the years since, video games have made art critics of us all. We even learnt a new vocabulary to talk about them: references to pixel density, shading, style and perspective made themselves at home in even casual conversation, and how could they not? Try explaining these four images without them: … [Read more...] about Picture books and video games: a backdoor into childhood
How it ends book
We've rounded up all of the best The Last of Us Part 2-themed products you can buy. About half of the items you'll find here are limited-edition, and it's a safe bet that they will become sought-after collector's items. If you want some of these items, you'll probably have to act fast, especially when it comes to the limited-edition controller and headset. We've already seen The Last of Us 2's Ellie Edition go in and out of stock multiple times, and lower priced editions of TLOU 2 are hard to find, too. Meanwhile, the PS4 Pro bundle sold out extremely quickly, and it's unclear if we'll see more units pop up at launch. For more information on all of the available editions, make sure to check out our The Last of Us Part 2 pre-order guide. We've also rounded up all of The Last of Us Part 2 PS4 hardware and accessories you can pre-order now. … [Read more...] about The Last Of Us 2 Merch Guide: PS4 Controller, Headset, Art Book, And More
At the time, it seemed an odd move, since while, yes, the 2005 movie had done alright and continues to sell in $5 DVD bins -- so it's arguably a bigger part of the public consciousness than was Hellblazer -- the movie was nearly ten years old and not fondly remembered by most who watched it, while Hellblazer made up for its lack of mainstream awareness by being beloved by the kind of dedicated comic book audiences likely to buy and read T+ books distributed exclusively to the comics direct market. … [Read more...] about Constantine Trailer: Easter Eggs and Comic Book References…And A Look at Papa Midnite?
But all that Hype pushed me over - along with those Speed-Up and No Encounters options - and I decided to play a bit, then a bit more, and then a lot. Because to my surprise, the thing holds up! Battle animations have real crunch and flair (and that mid-air hang-time of Freya's Spear!). The menu work is responsive and engrossing, with that bright and breezy chime-squeak noise. Even Zidane's run gait and footstep patter seems somehow right-on and satisfying, with that little whoosh on jumps. And pressing your way through the game's story grammar of dialogue boxes and panto reactions feels less archaic and limited than just different but charming: A uniquely-video game hybrid of reading and theatre, metered out and sped-up with button-presses and without the tedium of voice recordings read out slower (and false-er) than you can read. Oh, and of course there's the music! … [Read more...] about Final Fantasy 9 and the picture book adventure of a PS1 Final Fantasy
Assassin's Creed Valhalla Leaks, Ken Levine's Next Game, & The Next Xbox Series X Stream | Save StateWeird West Keeps The Immersive Sim AliveTop New Video Game Releases On Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC This Week -- July 5-11, 2020The Twilight Zone Season 2 "Ovation" Season 2 Episode 4 Breakdown & Easter Eggs!Shadow Warrior 3 - Official Announcement Teaser TrailerWarframe: Stalker Mode. Rebecca vs. Players!Game Of Thrones Episode 5 Breakdown & Recap -- "The Bells" (Season 8)Game Of Thrones Episode 4 Recap Breakdown: The Last Of The Starks (Season 8)Game Of Thrones: Lyanna Mormont's Best MomentsGame Of Thrones Season 8, Episode 3 Breakdown -- The Long NightGame Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2 Recap And Breakdown Of "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms"Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode One Winterfell Breakdown! … [Read more...] about Game Of Thrones: Creator George R.R. Martin Has An Update On The Next Book