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Get a job: Blizzard seeks a Concept Artist

The house that built World of Warcraft and Hearthstone is looking for an experienced concept artist to work alongside the team in its Irvine, CA headquarters on an unannounced title. …

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Get a job: Runic Games is looking to hire a VFX Artist

Like the Torchlight games? The studio that built them is out to hire an experienced visual effects artist to work alongside the rest of the team at the company’s headquarters in Seattle. …

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Get a job: Vicarious Visions is hiring a character artist

The studio that built Skylanders and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 needs an experienced character artist to work alongside the art team in the company’s Albany, NY office. …

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Get a job: Blizzard is hiring an Environment Artist

Blizzard is looking to bring on an experienced artist to do environmental design on an unannounced title currently in production at the company’s Irvine, CA headquarters. …

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Get a job: Tango is hiring a 2D character artist

The company is looking to hire an experienced 2D character artist to work on mobile games alongside the team in Tango’s Austin, TX studio. …

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Realistic Pokémon Artist Tackles Lugia And Tyrantrum

Artist RJ Palmer has unleashed his latest realistic renditions of classic Pokémon with new takes on Lugia and Tyrantrum.

Palmer released Tyrantrum awhile ago, which you can see below in animated GIF form, but Lugia is his newest creation. Like most of his pieces, it's complete with a trainer for scale, as well as a few extra realistic Pokémon thrown in for good measure.

For more impressive work from Palmer click the links to see Giratina, Feraligatr, and Meganium. RJ Palmer has been creating these very impressive realistic Pokémon for quite some time. You can see more of his collection on his blog, as well as his DeviantArt page. He's also collected most of his work into a book which you can buy here, and place on a coffee table.

Nintendo recently announced the latest entry in the Pokémon series with the reveal of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, which you can learn more about here.

[Source: RJ Palmer on DeviantArt] – The Feed

Get a job: Imangi Studios is seeking an Environmental Artist

Jungle Run creator Imangi Studios is looking to hire an environmental artist to work on the company’s next game alongside the team in its Raleigh, North Carolina office. …

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Artist Omocat’s surreal RPG Omori channels its inner Earthbound

Omori, a “surreal, exploration, horror RPG” from webcomic artist Omocat bears fleeting similarities to popular games like Nintendo’s Earthbound, which may be what pushed it past its $ 22,000 goal on Kickstarter in just over one day.

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Naughty Dog Lead Artist Nate Wells Joins The Unfinished Swan Developer

Nate Wells, lead artist on The Last of Us, has left Naughty Dog. Wells confirmed via Twitter that he joined The Unfinished Swan developer Giant Sparrow earlier this month.

Giant Sparrow is currently working on a project codenamed “Edith Finch.” It was first revealed in March 2013, and the studio says it is not a sequel to The Unfinished Swan, but will provide a similar experience.

Prior to his work on Game Informer’s 2013 Game of the Year, The Last of Us, Wells worked for 13 years at Irrational Games. Wells’ departure is the third notable one from Naughty Dog recently.

Uncharted creative director and writer Amy Hennig departed the studio in March, reportedly due to internal strife. She has since taken the creative lead on Visceral Games’ Star Wars project

Justin Richmond, director on Uncharted 4, also left the studio recently. Richmond has since joined Riot Games.

Correction: The headline and story originally listed Wells' title as "art director." We have corrected both to reflect his title of "lead artist." Game Informer apologizes for the error.

[Source: Nate Wells on Twitter via Joystiq]


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There are a lot of eyes on Naughty Dog right now after the departure of high profile individuals. Anticipation is high for the next Uncharted title, especially with E3 right around the corner. Whether that game will make it for 2014 though is yet to be revealed. – The Feed

Obituary: Pinball, video game artist and designer Python Anghelo

Python Anghelo, designer of the classic Pin-Bot tables and arcade hit Joust, has succumbed to cancer, according to a post on his GoFundMe page. …

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