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  • Blog Post: Conflict In Utopia - How Relationships Are At The Heart Of Ken Levine's New Game

    Earlier today, we published the first half of our interview with Ken Levine . We spoke extensively about authentic diversity and the subtle approach to building believable characters. As we continued to speak, our conversation turned toward Levine's current project. In February 2014, Irrational Games... More
  • Blog Post: Faith In Rapture – Ken Levine Shares Thoughts On Creating Authentic Diversity

    In order to understand how this story came about and why I felt it important to write, I need to break a rule. I need to insert myself, just a bit, into the narrative. I was raised in a Jewish home, and we worshiped at a Reformed synagogue. To understand what that means, know that during confirmation... More
  • Blog Post: 6 Super Smash Bros. Fighter Hopefuls We're Disappointed Didn't Make The Cut

    Since the beginning of 2012, we've written three different features about who we want to see in Super Smash Bros. on 3DS and Wii U. Some of our hopes found fruition – most did not. These are the characters we wanted to see that we're most disappointed don't appear in the game. Shortly... More
  • Blog Post: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Dream Roster

    The current roster for Nintendo's premier character fighter already sits at over 30 characters. Nintendo has reached pretty deep into its well of icons (Wii Fit Trainer anyone?), but that doesn't mean it couldn't surprise us with one or two more character announcements before the full roster... More
  • Blog Post: The Many Characters We Hope To Play As In Hyrule Warriors

    The creators behind Hyrule Warriors are calling the upcoming Dynasty Warriors Zelda mash-up a celebration of the Zelda series, saying you will be able to play as your favorite characters. The Zelda series has a huge cast of characters both big and small, and these are some of the ones we hope make the... More
  • Blog Post: The Injustice: Gods Among Us Roster

    NetherRealm Studios is releasing their DC-based fighter in the spring, and we expect a steady stream of character reveals as the months roll on. As we've been doing with Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale , we'll be updating this story as NetherRealm and WB pull the curtain back. Keep an eye... More
  • Blog Post: The Evolution of Kratos

    Born a Spartan, and raised to become one of Greece’s most formidable generals, Kratos’ iron will eventually collide with the pride of the Greek gods. But what makes this gaming legend tick? We examine the character evolution of one of Sony’s most memorable characters. Needless to say... More
  • Blog Post: The Characters Of Assassin’s Creed Revelations

    We examine the heroes, allies, enemies, and multiplayer characters that will bring life to the next installment of AC. Assassin’s Creed has always been a franchise deeply rooted in characters and their evolving storylines. Revelations will be no exception to the rule, though there will be fewer... More
  • Blog Post: Building An All-Star RPG Party

    The ensemble cast is part of what makes role-playing games great. How the characters interact with each other and work together in combat helps give each RPG its own identity. But what if you didn’t need to worry about that? What if you could just cherry-pick your dream party from the entire catalog... More
  • Blog Post: Characters That Died Under Our Watch

    If you're a gamer, you've watched your in-game character die thousands of times. You've fallen down pits, been riddled with bullets, exploded, and decapitated, but most of the time your character respawns at the last patch of safe ground. However, a playable character dying as part of the... More
  • Blog Post: Characters You'll Never See Again

    Earlier this week, we took a look at gaming characters that don't deserve their own games . Unfortunately, actual games are sometimes made that feature forgettable (or downright awful) protagonists. On other occasions, characters are doomed to disappear not because of a game's quality, but because... More
  • Blog Post: Characters Who Don't Deserve Their Own Games

    Last week, we ran a news story about Charles Martinet (voice of Mario) and his desire to see a game starring Waluigi. Despite the purple plumber's inescapable charm and wealth of star power (suitable for numerous franchises), many of you voiced your disapproval. While Waluigi seems to be a polarizing... More
  • Blog Post: A Closer Look At The Cast Of Mass Effect 2

    If you want to get a head start on Mass Effect 2 before Tuesday, you might want to plan out who will be on your scouting party. Meet Commander Shepard's new assault team in this exclusive look at the cast of of Mass Effect 2. Grunt Class: Soldier (combat specialist, assault rifle, shotgun) Born in... More
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