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The 25 greatest video game trailers of all time (photo)

The 25 greatest video game trailers of all time

As video games increasingly matched movies in their use of sweeping cinematics, it was only a matter of time until the gaming industry began taking its marketing cues from Hollywood as well. It’s been no surprise then that video game trailers have increasingly become a key promotional medium beyond the standard commercial. And like its […]

The Legend of Zelda: A John Hughes Film (photo)

The Legend of Zelda: A John Hughes Film

Are video game movies inherently bad or do they attract bad talent? For nearly twenty years, these money-grabs have been relegated to the sub par (Paul W.S. Anderson) and horrible (Uwe Boll) directors of our time, but that will change in the next year or so, when Oscar-nominee David O. Russell directs the “Uncharted” film. […]

“Cave Story” Mines Gamers’ Collective Memory and Comes Up With Gold (photo)

“Cave Story” Mines Gamers’ Collective Memory and Comes Up With Gold

Without “Cave Story,” there’d hardly be a modern-day indie scene. Developer Daisuke Amaya (a.k.a Pixel) coded the whole thing in his spare time over the course of five years. “Cave Story” debuted as freeware on the Internet in 2004, winning the gooey affections of gaming’s retrophiles almost immediately. It’s the Platonic ideal of the kind […]