THEY FIGHT CRIME. WE SLEEP. (Bizarro Au Go-Go, via Fashionably Geek)
And if it's not, we can always just toss it back in that hole.
At first glance, this trailer about a bunch of buried cartridges of a really terrible game might look a tad overdramatic, but there's an incredibly interesting story about the video game industry's near dissolution lying just under that initial impression. Luckily, Microsoft didn't bury all of its Xbox TV content in the desert when they axed Xbox Entertainment Studios, and this documentary will premiere on Xbox Live in the fall.
Game developers should probably watch this video. A few times.
Jamin Warren from PBS Game/Show has some guidelines for what makes a strong female character in games (like them actually being playable!) and he's used those guidelines to make a list of his favorites of all time. Besides the list he also talks about the real problems behind lack of representation in games and other media. Check it out and let us know some of your favorite female characters in the comments.
Say hi for us!
Oh, and be sure to report back to us about any GoT memorabilia she might be trying to smuggle out of the con.
When do we get to shout "GET AWAY FROM HER"?
The survival horror game Alien:Isolation and its Sigourney Weaver-starring preorder DLC are due out in October, and no one at TMS is more excited than our Editor-in-Chief Jill Pantozzi. She got the chance to hang out with the Creative Assembly team at their booth in San Diego Comic-Con the other day, and spoke to creative lead Al Hope about the development process.
Somewhere, PC gamers are cackling with delight.
Dedicated game consoles are going to die someday. We don't know when, and we don't know how, but it's pretty much an inevitability of technology at this point. Nvidia's Shield tablet looks to do the job by replacing your console with a convenient way to bring your PC game library to your living room—or anywhere else.
No arguments here.
The best thing to come out of Ubisoft saying some very foolish things about the all-male roster in Assassin's Creed: Unity has been the outpouring of industry pros talking about it. Well, that, and the cosplay.
Although it is sadly missing Atari's E.T. game.
Between downloadable content, pre-orders, beta fiascos, the modern world of video gaming is a weird place. Dorkly's recent comic imagines just how all of those stupid marketing gimmicks were developed, and how they might end up getting a lot worse.
Is... is that a sassy Dinklage mullet?
Entertainment Weekly just released this first look at the upcoming movie Pixels where a team of gamers battle classic video game characters. According to director Christ Columbus, in this shot they're on their way to battle Pac-Man, but more importantly - Look at Dinklage's sassy mullet!
Yes, you read that right. The same studio that claimed it would have been too much work to animate female playable characters in Assassin's Creed Unity just hired a guy to enhance the authenticity of the way the game's characters move.