Today SEGA announced a sequel to their great kart racer Sonic and Sega All Stars Racing Transformed! The first game was excellent and a refreshing title to add to our racing collection because a good kart racer is something that is hard to come by if it isn’t Mario Kart. This time around the karts will be switching to air and water along with land, less like Diddy Kong Racing and more like Mario Kart 7. Hopefully the game will be better than what the trailer shows.
In gaming originality is one of the most important aspects of all. Nobody wants to play a game that they have played before only with a different skin. There is a question today about whether or not this is true as we see many of the games we once loved staying in the same format they had back when they were games on NES and Genesis. Famous characters like Sonic the Hedgehog, Donkey Kong, Rayman, Pokemon, Kirby, Metal Slug and even Mario have all fallen under this category as they all release games that, instead of moving forward and innovating their titles, fall back safely on formulas that have made money before. Some of these games are not even bad, some of them even great! But the problem is wondering if the characters we once loved can do something that competes with other games in their genre. The other question is if some of these games can even come out as a good game in a new, fresh format. Could Metal Slug compete with games like Team Fortress or Serious Sam? Can there be a platformer other than Mario that succeeds at transforming into 3d? We will take a look at games that haven’t changed, could change and should change. Continue Reading
Game fan art. Far too often it includes game characters with far less clothing than they would normally wear or it simply puts them in a compromising position with another game character. This is not good, and it can’t be a healthy mind who draws such things.
However, when you throw out the cartoon pornography, there are some very talented artists out there who have done wonderful pieces of art based on games they clearly love.
Here follows a selection of the best I have found, prepare to be blown away*;