After releasing the cult hit classic Shadow of the Colossus in 2005, it’s taken Fumito Ueda more than a decade to finalize his next title, The Last Guardian. So, how does he follow up what many believe to be one of the best video games ever made?
If hanging out in the virtual MMORPG land of World of Warcraft just isn't enough escapism for you these days, you're in luck—someone went and built a massive, $48 million Warcraft theme park in China. The only problem? It's massively, hugely illegal.
Some of us don't want to play video games: we want to be inside the video game. Keyboards and mice? They just destroy the illusion that we're uber leet warriors. But the future of gaming looks bright for those of us who want more a more immersive experience.
The company that produced the best selling Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim videogame held a contest that promised any parents who had a child on Skyrim's release date, 11/11/11, and named the kid Dovahkiin, after Skyrim's main character, would get a lifetime of free games. And wouldn't you know it, someone went for it.
Apparently, Hollywood will make movies out of any damned thing. Comic books, board games, even Stretch Armstrong. So the idea of someone taking that most elemental shape-sorting videogame and making a Michael Bay-style invasion movie isn't that far from reality. Which is what makes it so perfect.
In every segment of pop culture, there are buried treasures: artifacts of elusive, legendary power that are lost to the four winds, never to be seen again. And, sometimes, intrepid pop archaeologists unearth them. Which is exactly what happened with the test-run of one of videogames' most popular franchises ever.