Fine Art: Sunset Overdrive Isn't All Obnoxious Orange

Vaughan Ling is an artist who has done stuff with companies like Disney, Warner Bros. and Marvel. He most recently worked on Sunset Overdrive for the Xbox One, which is what we’re featuring here today.


How Thor Flies, According To Science

Of all the major superheroes who can defy the laws of gravity, Thor’s mode of flight seems like one of the most unlikely: spinning his magic hammer Mjolnir around and holding on after flinging it. Is there any way that would actually work? Science actually says yes.


Maniac Resident Evil Players Use Only Knives, No Guns

You have access to all sorts of weapons in Resident Evil. Pistols, shotguns, rocket launchers — you name it, and it’s somehow sitting around an abandoned mansion. Players can also wield a knife, except it’s super weak and has to be used extremely close range. It’s a backup plan. Unless, of course, you’re one of the many obsessed with playing the game with only knives.


Two Captain America Figures Are Better Than One

Captain America: The Winter Soldier was one of my favourite movies from last year, so when I learned that Hong Kong collectible toy maker Hot Toys was releasing a Captain America figure from the movie, only one word came to mind: Gimme.


Grand Theft Auto V Looks Incredibly Creepy Without Textures

This isn’t the Los Santos from Grand Theft Auto V that I remember, but it’s one I’d like to visit.


Old Video Game Press Releases Were Cool

These days, press releases are awful things. Full of subject lines like MEDIA ALERT, obnoxious jargon and endless fine print. Back in 1990, things were a lot simpler.


Free Games Friday: Puzzle Pets, Ghost Blitz, Warhammer 40k: Space Wolf

The weekend’s almost here, so you have time to relax and check out a free game (or three) on your smartphone. Here are the highlights from the last week.


The Future Of Video Games

Who knows what the future will be like? Um, video games do. In 2027, we’ll never ask for cyborg limbs. In 2072, our Systems will be Shocked. In 2183 we’ll punch space reporters, and in 2174 we’ll wonder why Destiny still doesn’t have a story.


Rad Skateboarding Game, Rad Trailer

Video: OlliOlli, a 2D skateboarding game with a killer soundtrack, was one of 2014′s nicer little surprises. As is this trailer for its sequel. It’s coming later this year to PS4 and Vita.


Yakuza 4 Joins February PlayStation Plus Lineup

Briefly: I have wanted to play Yakuza forever, and I’ll have no excuse next month, as Yakuza 4 is part of February’s PlayStation Plus lineup. Transistor and Apotheon are for PS4, while Yakuza 3 and Thief are for anyone still booting up PS3s. Rogue Legacy is for every platform, and Kick & Fennick is Vita-only.