Graphics

Bethesda called me a liar

In a recent podcast, Bethesda Softworks VP Peter Hines discussed his views on graphics in games. Bethesda’s VP states that he feels that graphics are of the utmost importance in video games. Here is his quote: There’s a lot of people who say graphics don’t matter. To them I usually say ‘you’re lying’. People will look at a screenshot and make a snap decision: &#...

This ’90s “Next-Generation” guide to spotting bullshots is great

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How are the graphics?

These HTML5 landscapes are beautiful. As always, it’s not how many colors you use, or how many polygons or processing power or anything of the sort. It’s how you use the tools and your creativity that makes a great game. Always has been, always will be. And let’s continue to be unafraid to use color in our video games, shall we developers? P.S. – They move. Click the link.

Wii Zelda pushed back to refine visual style

Nintendo stated during their E3 press conference that they had wanted to finish The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword in time for holiday release, but decided instead to aim for an early 2011 release date to ensure quality.  What will they be working on with those extra months? According to Shigeru Miyamoto and Eiji Aonuma, it’s the games visual style. Speaking of the game at an E3 roundtable,...

Nintendo says there’s “no immediate need” to upgrade Wii. I’m not so sure.

The nine year old graphic technology of the Wii is finally showing its age. Despite this, Nintendo seems set on drinking console milk beyond its expiration date. “I do not think that there is an immediate need to replace the Wii console,” Nintendo president told Reuters this week. “But of course, at some point in the future, the need will arise.” If he’s talking about...

O’RLY? Conduit 2 will be played in “spaces players will want to fight in!”

Released last year on Wii, The Conduit was a generic shooter with great controls. I’ll let you decide if that’s worth your time or not. But that all changes with the Conduit 2, boasts Sega. This time the game will be 100% less generic! When approaching art direction for Conduit 2 we’ve made sure never to build anything into our game that we ourselves aren’t completely excited about...

Miyamoto not a fan of licensed game engines

You wanna know why Nintendo games look different? It’s partly because they don’t license the same graphics engines as other developers, says Shigeru Miyamoto, the king of color. “In the video games industry, it seems that the majority of companies are heading in the same direction, taking advantage of identical technologies,” he told The BBC. “They are simply trying t...

Infendo Review: Spyborgs.That’s a Ninja not a Spy! Also, a Robot?

The awesome people over at Capcom recently sent me a copy of Spyborgs. An exclusive developed especially for the Nintendo Wii. As a lot of you probably already know, Spyborgs was originally planned as an interactive cartoon mixed with all sorts of gameplay elements. However, sometime during the production of the game, the game was scrapped and turned into a brawler/beat ’em up type of game. ...

GameCube tech demo does things Wii can’t

Countless developers have cited the system’s inherent weaknesses, rather than their own effort, as the catalyst for poor Wii graphics. When footage like this comes along, one can’t help but wonder. Mined by the folks at Unseen 64, this tech demo was used in a May 2001 software development kit for the Nintendo GameCube. It hosts a virtual tour of eight rooms in Princess Peach’s Ca...

SEGA’s MadWorld doesn’t support 480p

It would seem antithetical for a visually striking Wii game to settle for standard resolution. But according to Matt Casamassina, MadWorld is doing precisely that. The IGN Nintendo editor confirmed in his blog SEGA’s stylish MadWorld does not support 480p on Wii. “It runs in widescreen 480i,” wrote Casamassina. “Not 480p. I confirmed it today, and it’s unfortunate....

Artist gives dazzling new look to classic games

The Mushroom Kingdom has never looked so beautiful. On his deviantART profile, digital artist Mikaël Aguirre has posted stunning renditions of scenes from gaming’s classic masterpieces. Collectors and gaming enthusiasts may be pleased to know Aguirre works for commission, and he does characters of the buyer’s choice. His prices range from 30 to 70 Euros, depending on the piece. More e...

Overlord graphics “blow everything away” on Wii, says developer

Dated graphics got you down? While speaking to Video Gamer, a no-name producer by the name of Dean Scott confidently said he’s got the game for you — an action adventure title dubbed Overlord: Dark Legend, coming to Wii later this year. “When people see this game in motion, they are going to be seriously impressed. It sounds like such a lame cliché to say ‘it looks like th...

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