Explore Warcraft III's Origins In This Rare Concept Art Gallery

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Explore Warcraft III's Origins In This Rare Concept Art Gallery

Samwise Didier was working in a movie theater when he answered an ad in a paper to make video games. The first two games Didier worked on at Blizzard (then Silicon & Synapse) were Rock n' Roll Racing and The Lost Vikings for the SNES.

Didier's exaggerated physiques and vibrant color palette ultimately shaped the style of Warcraft III and eventually World of Warcraft. During our trip to Blizzard last month, the artist shared some background on this Warcraft III concept art, which was drawn by himself and Chris Metzen.

Before Warcraft III, Blizzard worked on a game called Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans, an unreleased point-and-click adventure starring a young orc named Thrall who was on a quest to reunite his race after their defeat by the human Alliance. Even though the project was canned, Blizzard was able to repurpose many of these concepts for Warcraft III.

Explore Warcraft III's Origins In This Rare Concept Art Gallery

about X hours ago from
Explore Warcraft III's Origins In This Rare Concept Art Gallery

Samwise Didier was working in a movie theater when he answered an ad in a paper to make video games. The first two games Didier worked on at Blizzard (then Silicon & Synapse) were Rock n' Roll Racing and The Lost Vikings for the SNES.

Didier's exaggerated physiques and vibrant color palette ultimately shaped the style of Warcraft III and eventually World of Warcraft. During our trip to Blizzard last month, the artist shared some background on this Warcraft III concept art, which was drawn by himself and Chris Metzen.

Before Warcraft III, Blizzard worked on a game called Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans, an unreleased point-and-click adventure starring a young orc named Thrall who was on a quest to reunite his race after their defeat by the human Alliance. Even though the project was canned, Blizzard was able to repurpose many of these concepts for Warcraft III.

Where's Our Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu & Eevee Review?

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Where's Our Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu & Eevee Review?

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu and Let's Go, Eevee hit this Friday, and we are technically allowed to post our review. However, the implementation of Pokémon Go wasn't available in time to test and assess, so we're holding off on our full review until we can spend time with that feature, but I can still share some impressions.

I'm happy to report that these are strong remakes of the first-generation Pokémon games; as someone who has traveled through Kanto in its entirety six times prior to playing Let's Go, sightseeing these cities in crisp, 3D visuals was a delight, and watching the battles play out with improved animations and visuals is great.

I love the way random Pokémon encounters have been done away with in favor of seeing them walking around on the map. I also like the encounters' simplified approach (which borrows from Pokémon Go), with the focus more on aim and which ball you use in the encounter. It makes the encounters go faster, and it keeps the pace up.

Where's Our Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu & Eevee Review?

about X hours ago from
Where's Our Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu & Eevee Review?

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu and Let's Go, Eevee hit this Friday, and we are technically allowed to post our review. However, the implementation of Pokémon Go wasn't available in time to test and assess, so we're holding off on our full review until we can spend time with that feature, but I can still share some impressions.

I'm happy to report that these are strong remakes of the first-generation Pokémon games; as someone who has traveled through Kanto in its entirety six times prior to playing Let's Go, sightseeing these cities in crisp, 3D visuals was a delight, and watching the battles play out with improved animations and visuals is great.

I love the way random Pokémon encounters have been done away with in favor of seeing them walking around on the map. I also like the encounters' simplified approach (which borrows from Pokémon Go), with the focus more on aim and which ball you use in the encounter. It makes the encounters go faster, and it keeps the pace up.

What's Going On With NHL 19?

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What's Going On With NHL 19?

Before NHL 19 even came out in mid-September excitement was already high for the title. I played it at E3 in June and the new skating gameplay was positively striking.

In August developer EA Vancouver put out a public beta which reaffirmed what I had found out earlier: The game felt so much better – faster, more agile – than ever before. Players lost less speed coming out of turns and cuts, and seeing them doing crossovers and puck handles while in tight spots or screaming through the neutral zone was like a breath of fresh air.

But new tuners before the end of the beta and updates after launch (mandatory for online modes) robbed the game of some of its electricity according to some in the community. Fast forward to today, and some fans of the game (like this NHL subreddit) feel like EA Vancouver has nerfed their own game and wistfully long for the days of the beta.

What's Going On With NHL 19?

about X hours ago from
What's Going On With NHL 19?

Before NHL 19 even came out in mid-September excitement was already high for the title. I played it at E3 in June and the new skating gameplay was positively striking.

In August developer EA Vancouver put out a public beta which reaffirmed what I had found out earlier: The game felt so much better – faster, more agile – than ever before. Players lost less speed coming out of turns and cuts, and seeing them doing crossovers and puck handles while in tight spots or screaming through the neutral zone was like a breath of fresh air.

But new tuners before the end of the beta and updates after launch (mandatory for online modes) robbed the game of some of its electricity according to some in the community. Fast forward to today, and some fans of the game (like this NHL subreddit) feel like EA Vancouver has nerfed their own game and wistfully long for the days of the beta.

22 Pokémon Cameos You May Have Missed In The Detective Pikachu Movie Trailer

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22 Pokémon Cameos You May Have Missed In The Detective Pikachu Movie Trailer

The first trailer for the upcoming Detective Pikachu movie released today, and there is a lot to take in. The Pokémon are furrier and scalier, and there are lots of them. There are plenty you could miss from a casual viewing, which you can see below if you haven't already.

Pikachu is there, obviously, Mr. Mime, and Charizard are pretty front and center, but there are a bunch more milling about the background. Here are some that you might have missed.

In this scene you can see a Rufflet on the left as well as a Squirtle on the right.

29 Pokémon Cameos You May Have Missed In The Detective Pikachu Movie Trailer

about X hours ago from
29 Pokémon Cameos You May Have Missed In The Detective Pikachu Movie Trailer

The first trailer for the upcoming Detective Pikachu movie released today, and there is a lot to take in. The Pokémon are furrier and scalier, and there are lots of them. There are plenty you could miss from a casual viewing, which you can see below if you haven't already.

Pikachu is there, obviously, Mr. Mime, and Charizard are pretty front and center, but there are a bunch more milling about the background. Here are some that you might have missed.

In this scene you can see a Rufflet on the left as well as a Squirtle on the right.

33 Pokémon Cameos You May Have Missed In The Detective Pikachu Movie Trailer

about X hours ago from
33 Pokémon Cameos You May Have Missed In The Detective Pikachu Movie Trailer

The first trailer for the upcoming Detective Pikachu movie released today, and there is a lot to take in. The Pokémon are furrier and scalier, and there are lots of them. There are plenty you could miss from a casual viewing, which you can see below if you haven't already.

Pikachu is there, obviously, Mr. Mime, and Charizard are pretty front and center, but there are a bunch more milling about the background. Here are some that you might have missed.

In this scene you can see a Rufflet on the left as well as a Squirtle on the right. Pancham is also standing next to Justice Smith's character's feet, though he is there only for a moment.

19 Pokémon Cameos You May Have Missed In The Detective Pikachu Movie Trailer

about X hours ago from
19 Pokémon Cameos You May Have Missed In The Detective Pikachu Movie Trailer

The first trailer for the upcoming Detective Pikachu movie released today, and there is a lot to take in. The Pokémon are furrier and scalier, and there are lots of them. There are plenty you could miss from a casual viewing, which you can see below if you haven't already.

Pikachu is there, obviously, Mr. Mime, and Charizard are pretty front and center, but there are a bunch more milling about the background. Here are some that you might have missed.

In this scene you can see a Rufflet on the left as well as a Squirtle on the right.