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  • Blog Post: Strategy MMO Wakfu Has A Companion Animated Series Coming To Netflix

    Last week, we reported that Ankama Games’ Wakfu is headed to Steam on September 18. Today, the company has announced that you can immerse yourself away from your PC thanks to Netflix. Wakfu is also an animated series that has been airing in France for a number of years. In partnership with the... More
  • Blog Post: Naughty Dog Animator Makes Dante's Inferno Fan Film "Dante's Redemption"

    Naughty Dog’s Senior Cinematic Animator Tal Peleg is a huge fan of Visceral Games’ 2010 action game Dante’s Inferno , so much so that he animated and directed “Dante’s Redemption,” a fan-made short film. You can check out the short, which stylishly details Dante’s... More
  • Blog Post: An Exploration Of The Principles Of Character Animation

    During the early year's of animation, Walt Disney animators Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston drafted 12 basic animation principles to help bring drawn characters to life. While this list was dreamed up in the 1930s, it is still remarkably relevant to today's video game industry. Cento Lodigiani... More
  • Blog Post: Cuphead Looks Like A 1930s Cartoon, Coming To PC This Year

    Taking clear inspiration from early Disney animation, Cuphead from Studio MDHR looks like a lost cartoon from the 1930s. So far, Studio MDHR has only released two very short teaser trailers with minimal gameplay, but its enough to attract attention. According to a description of the game on the developer's... More
  • Blog Post: Patient Animator Recreates Donkey Kong

    YouTube user guizdp got frustrated when his NES copy of Donkey Kong wasn't working, so he decided to go the much easier route and re-create the entire game with stop animation. You can check out the video below where guizdp used perler beads ( a popular medium for video game animation ) to create... More
  • Blog Post: Earthworm Jim Creator Returns To Claymation With Armikrog

    Doug TenNapel is best known for creating Earthworm Jim, and his work on the clay animated point-and-click adventure game The Neverhood. TenNapel has not worked in video games for more than a decade, but thanks to Kickstarter , he is making a return with Armikrog. TenNapel and Pencil Test Studios have... More
  • Blog Post: Join Andrew Ryan Under The Sea In This Animated BioShock Parody

    Everyone may be busy exploring BioShock's city in the sky, but that doesn't mean we should ignore the one under the ocean. It's so much fun under there! The video comes from College Humor and features references to specific BioShock plot details and a catchy "would you kindly" chorus... More
  • Blog Post: Animation Recounts The History Of Nintendo's Controllers

    Animator Chris Koelsch has posted an impressive animation online of the history of Nintendo's controllers. Maybe it's kind of silly that Nintendo drastically redesigns its controllers for each new console, but can you imagine how boring a PlayStation animation of a similar nature would be? This... More
  • Blog Post: Portal 2 Highlights Recreated With Lego

    Portal 2 features some of the best storytelling in game history. Now, some talented stop-motion animators have recreated some of the best moments from the game with Lego. Kooberz Studios created the clip, which was entered in Machinima's Interactive Film Festival. It's very clever, and must have... More
  • Blog Post: A Sneak Peek At Disney's Upcoming Film Wreck-It Ralph

    Disney's newest animated feature, Wreck-It Ralph, looks like a brilliant love letter to video games. Check out a clip from the film, before its release next month. Wreck-It Ralph comes out November 2. Watch the clip below, and read our interview with Wreck-It Ralph star John C. Reilly . More
  • Blog Post: Check Out This Cool Fan-Made Portal 2 Animation

    What if Portal 2 stars GLaDOS and Wheatley weren't machines? What if they were people? It takes a while to put together a fan-made animation project like this, but it was worth it. Portal fan Chelsea GR put this little video together. Someone encourage her to make more. [Source: Dorkly ] More
  • Blog Post: Disney Releases Second Wreck-It Ralph Trailer

    Every time we see more of Disney's upcoming film Wreck-It Ralph we're more convinced that it will be a great film. Check out the film's second trailer set to some really Fun. music. Don't miss our interview with Wreck-It Ralph star John C. Reilly. More
  • Blog Post: Mass Effect: Paragon Lost Trailer

    Mass Effect: Paragon Lost is an upcoming anime prequel to Mass Effect 3 that follows the early career of James Vega. His crew of elite Special Forces go to battle against the Collectors. The movie hits DVD and Blu-ray on December 28. Check out the new trailer below. More
  • Blog Post: Mass Effect 3 Anime Prequel Gets A Trailer

    Mass Effect: Paragon Lost, the animated prequel story for Mass Effect 3, will be available in November. Paragon Lost follows the exploits of James Vega and his tussle with the collectors. Henry Gilroy, best known for his work on Star Was: The Clone Wars animate film and subsequent TV series, wrote the... More
  • Blog Post: Disney's Wreck-It Ralph Looks Like A Video Game Movie Done Right

    Video game-based films have a pretty poor track record, which is why Disney's new animated film is so refreshing. The cameo-filled debut trailer introduces us to Wreck-It Ralph, an old-school gaming villain who's tired of being the bad guy. Ralph may be new to us, but he lives in a world populated... More
  • Blog Post: Ezio Versus Ninja: Who Will Win?

    Through the magic of stop-motion animation, gamers can see how Renaissance-era assassin Ezio Auditore would fare in a fight against a ninja. The whole video is seriously impressive. The action is cool, and creating it in stop-motion is a meticulous and time-consuming process. Thankfully, it all pays... More
  • Blog Post: Harry Partridge Sings A Song Of Skyrim

    Animator Harry Partridge is known for creating some very funny Youtube videos based on nerd culture icons, most notably his "Saturday Morning Watchmen" parody. As a big fan of Bethesda's Skyrim, he's now used his talents to create a new video entitled "Sony of Skyrim." It's... More
  • Blog Post: Will GTA V Use L.A. Noire's MotionScan Tech?

    L.A. Noire's MotionScan facial animation capture system set a new standard in video games. Now, Team Bondi head Brendan McNamara says Rockstar is interested in using the groundbreaking technology in the next Grand Theft Auto game. "I think they're looking at it for every game," he told... More
  • Blog Post: Heavy Rain Creator Says L.A. Noire's Facial Capture System Is "Dead End"

    Heavy Rain creator David Cage is a man of many opinions. The outspoken developer is never afraid to speak his mind, and now he's made some comments about the groundbreaking facial capture animation technology used in Rockstar and Team Bondi's upcoming L.A. Noire. In an interview with CVG, Cage... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Parodies Kevin Butler Best Buy Ad In LittleBigPlanet 2

    Some jokesters at Sony have used the machinima editing tools in Media Molecule's LittleBigPlanet 2 to poke fun at Kevin Butler's latest ad, which depicts the sardonic Sony spokesman teaming up with a Best Buy employee on some action-movie adventures. It's actually an impressive bit of work... More
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