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Why graphics matter...

Why graphics matter...

BlogThe more I think about it, the more it bothers. That is, the more people say "graphics don't matter" the more I think they're full of it. Actually, the more I think about it, I find the graphics are incredibly important to me. But maybe I'm being too loose with my definitions. Because whenever I think, "graphics," I automatically lump in art direction. Talking about how good the graphics are is pointless if what is being animated is boring to begin with.

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3DS games could cost trillions to develop

Developing a game for Nintendo 3DS might cost up to $1.8m USD, according to Marvelous Entertainment (Harvest Moon series). These 3DS estimates are more in line with what developers spend on home console games (Wii games cost as much as $1.4m, though Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 budgets can be double that). Read on

Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together coming February 15 with Tarot cards!

Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together will be coming to North America on February 15 along with the same preorder bonus given to Japanese consumers: Tarot cards featuring artwork from character designer and illustrator Akihiko Yoshida! According to Siliconera, you can get a deck by reserving at Gamestop or

Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions Review

thumbs upRecently, I received Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions for the Wii, as a gift for my birthday. I had been really wanting to play this game for quite some time, so I was really excited. Spider-Man has always been, and still is, my favorite superhero that actually has superpowers; my other favorite would have to be The Punisher, only because, even though he has no powers, he does have a shitload of guns and knows how to use them. Anyway, on with the review...

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"Babel" by Isamu Kamikokuryou


In the end, and this is always the case for me, I get the feeling that one drawing I created midway through the project served as a breakthrough. It's a drawing of Babel. Following this, the vision gradually formed in my head.

 — Isamu Kamikokuryou on the art direction of The 3rd Birthday

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