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  • Wednesday Shorts Evening Edition: Yakuza, Game music, MinecraftCon 2011, Super Meat Boy

    It’s hump day. Lucky you. Not much left of the week, or today for that matter, so, no need in trying to escape. Have some short stuff to close it out with instead.

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  • Into the Pixel accepting submissions for 2011 exhibit

    Into The Pixel is now accepting digital game art submissions until April 15 for the 2011 exhibit to be held at E3 in June.

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  • Quick Shots - Metroid Prime concept art does the rounds

    These little snippets of Metroid prime concept art were one of the must-sees of the weekend. You don’t want to be left out, do you?

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  • Donglu Yu's Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood concept art is rather lovely

    Donglu Yu, an artist who worked on Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, has released some of the artwork she created for the game. It’s very nice too.

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  • God of War concept art shows radically different Kratos

    What might have been! Concept artist Charlie Wen went through several designs before settling on God of War’s distinctive protagonist, as revealed by a stash of concept art.

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  • Enslaved art director tackles DmC

    Ninja Theory’s Alessandro Tain is set to reprise his art director role on the reboot of the Devil May Cry series, transitioning from Enslaved: Odyssey to the West’s colourful post-apocalypse to DmC’s shabby metropolises.

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  • Ray BioWare: "Games are art, art requires risk to innovate"

    The debate on whether or not games are art will never end. BioWare head Ray Muzyka knows which side of the fence he’s on.

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  • Ebert battered into submission over "games as art" comments

    Film critic Roger Ebert has u-turned on his assertion that games can never be “art” – after 4,500 comments on his article claimed otherwise.

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  • Ubisoft Workshop taking submissions for artbook

    Remember the mysterious “non-game” art image for Assassin’s Creed that popped up thanks to Twitter earlier in the month? Well, guess what? It’s for an artbook, unsurprisingly.

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  • The Smithsonian to exhibit four decades of videogame art

    Those that live in DC, near the US capital or who just fancy a road trip, will be pleased to know that the Smithsonian American Art Museum plans to host an Art of Video Games exhibit. The game-themed showcase will “show the development of visual effects and aesthetics during four decades” of vidoegames. Neato. Bad […]

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  • ESA head excited about Into The Pixel art exhibit, says games are art

    SXSW may not be the best for games news, but at least the Texan festival’s got some pretty pictures to look at. ESA’s Michael Gallagher has said he’s excited about the Into The Pixel art exhibit his organization and the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences co-curate at the event. “We’re excited to bring Into […]

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  • Blizzard releases new Diablo III art

    On IGN, and there’s quite a lot of it. Should keep you in wallpapers for the next week, anyway.

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  • Gears of War 2: Artwork overload

    Microsoft just put out a ton of Gears of War 2 art, which means you have to look at it. Obviously. After the link. There are images there of Dom’s wife, the new COG characters, a locust grenade and some lovely renders of brumarks and new locusts. See now. In case you missed them, Epic […]

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  • New Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe art released

    Couple of new bits of art on the official Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe site, showing a busted up city and a fighting arena being watched over by a huge red skull. Good to see the franchise growing up. The new images are in the “download art” section.

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  • Ninja Gaiden II monster art attack

    After the link. All the art you could ever want from Tecmo’s upcoming super-slasher. That’s all there is to say. The game’s out on June 6 for 360 only.

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  • Awesome Mirror's Edge art released

    On Destructoid. Very nice stuff. If Faith isn’t the gaming “intelligentsia” darling of 2008, we’re Dutch. And we’re not. Go have a look. Mirror’s Edge releases on PC, 360 and PS3 towards the end of the year.

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  • Capcom launches Okami art site

    Here. Loads of good stuff on there. The Wii version of Clover’s adventure is launching in Europe in June. Capcom said on its official blog that the company “wanted to find a special way to thank all the vocal Okami fans that encouraged us to take a second shot at success with this title.” Go […]

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  • Big pictures of bald god

    Because there’s nothing else going on. Have a look at some lovely bits of God War art while you want for someone to announce something. It’s better than eating chocolate all day.

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  • EA: ignore the "is-it-art" debate

    Writing on Gamasutra, EA producer Jim Preston has advised those bickering over whether or not games are art to realise they’ve missed the point and, essentially, get over it. “To think that there is a single, generally agreed upon concept of art is to get it precisely backwards,” said Preston. “Americans’ attitude towards art is […]

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  • Video games classed as art in France, tax breaks imminent

    Which means our French development and publishing cousins are about to get lovely tax breaks for being involved in gaming. Ubisoft president Yves Guillemot, for one, is a very happy bunny. “This case is 4 years old,” he said in this excellent Gamasutra piece. “It’s not new, but now that the European Commission did give […]

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