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Bioshock Doesn't Need To Be An FPS

Isometric RPGs will have an exciting year ahead. Just think about Pillars of Eternity or Torment: Tides of Numenera. Maybe this inspired Chris Bischoff — who’s also about to create his own isometric game — to do a mockup of the underwater world of the first Bioshock and his project, Stasis.


The Coolest 2D Video Game On Earth Is Hong Kong

After visiting a friend in Hong Kong, Swedish photographer Christian Åslund thought the streets below looked like the best video game he had never played. The result is this tribute to 2D gaming.


Now Make A Castlevania That Copies BloodRayne

Now that I’ve gotten past the shock of the initial reveal and the awe of the first trailer, I’m done referring to BloodRayne: Betrayal as a game that’s trying to be Castlevania. With each new screenshot I find myself wishing there was a Castlevania that looked this good.


Pixeljunk: Sidescroller Looks Like A Neon Delight

The Pixeljunk series is back for another trip around the PlayStation Network, this time with the snappily-named PixelJunk: SideScroller, a…side-scrolling shooter that’s as much about messing with liquids as it is shooting stuff.


Nintendo's 3DS Warning For Kids Under Six Years Old

Next month, Nintendo is showing off the Nintendo 3DS to the general public in Japan for the first time. It could possibly make you sick. Oh, and don’t plan on bringing young kids for 3D fun.


A 3D Twist On 2D Street Fighters

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Armed with screenshots of Street Fighter 2 and Alpha, an iPad and a copy of his HoloToy app, Kode80 created something wonderful.


Our Definitions For 2D And 3D Are Broken, Please Fix

For years now, video games have been divided into two categories: 2D and 3D. With the advent of 3D televisions and portable consoles, those definitions might be antiquated. Time for an update!


Why Do We Look Down On 2D Games?

Time was, nearly every game was 2D. Side-scrolling or top-down view, the vast majority of games from the ’70s, ’80s and early ’90s depicted a two-dimensional play area. But since the proliferation of 3D games, 2D has become a dirty word. Why?


Create And Share Your Own 2D Sonic Levels

PlaySega.com has recently launched a flash version of the original Sonic the Hedgehog, complete with a level editor that allows fans to create, share, and play their own Sonic levels online.


Igarashi: Wii Ware Could Keep The 2D Dream Alive

Despite Castlevania‘s periodic forays into 3D games (many of which incite fanboy rage), series creator Koji Igarashi is long-known as a staunch supporter of the 2D aesthetic.

And he tends not to keep his secrets too near his chest, readily expressing his interest in certain things (warming up to the Wii remote just prior to the revelation of Castlevania: Judgment, for example).

So when Iga, asked by MTV Multiplayer about a return to classic Castlevania form on the console, expresses affinity for Wii Ware, it’s easy to get fingers crossed for a traditional Castlevania on Wii:

“I’m definitely interested in WiiWare and I think it’s one of the areas that 2D can still be very strong at,” said Igarashi. “I’m very much looking into that.”

Hey, if Capcom can do it with Mega Man 9, we can dream, right?

‘Castlevania”s Igarashi Looking At WiiWare [MTV Multiplayer]