This week on Stiq Figures, we’re looking back at the surprise launch of the Sega Saturn at E3 1995. Namely, we’re watching this strange promotional video for the system, which features clips of launch games along with creepy people that live in your nightmares.
Reddit user mystery_smelly_feet recently posted a gallery of photos showing off the construction process for a custom arcade cabinet. The cabinet sports a classic Nintendo theme, complete with iconic grey, red and black controls that are vaguely similar to the NES game pad we all know and love. We’re looking at it this week on Stiq Figures out of pure awe and jealousy. Make one for us, Mystery Smelly Feet!
We’d like to thank Joystiq reader Colin for pointing us to this week’s Stiq Figures topic: a live-action Minecraft-based video. Live-action gaming-inspired videos are nothing new, and not always that noteworthy. What draws us to YouTube channel CCMegaproductions‘ video this week is how it ends: much more graphic and intense than it began.
Reddit user RudeBootie recently offered up a collection of fighting game backgrounds as animated GIFs in an Imgur album, 125 of them to be exact, each just begging to be picked as your new desktop wallpaper.
Once each game’s HUD and characters are stripped away, the locales of these fighting games appears much more serene and less chaotic. Perhaps that’s an artistic statement on the merits of choosing peace over war. Or maybe we’ve been looking at these pictures for far too long.
Aquaman and 11 other heroes and villains featured in NetherRealm Studios' fantastic fighter, Injustice: Gods Among Us, are joining DC Direct's 3.75-inch scale action figure line this summer.
You won't be able to purchase these figures individually. DC is only offering them in two-packs, all sporting a $ 29.95 price tag. The two-packs are Superman vs. Nightwing, Aquaman vs. Black Adam, Cyborg vs. Harley Quinn, Flash vs. Raven, Deathstroke vs. Green Arrow, and Wonder Woman vs. Solomon Grundy.
The first wave (Deathstroke vs. Green Arrow, and Wonder Woman vs. Solomon Grundy) ship on May 31. The other figures hit later in the summer. Oddly, Batman is not featured in this line. Is DC saving a heavy hitter for a second series?
First 4 Figures is teasing a new figure from a franchise that hasn't seen much action in a few years.
The last time we heard from Shenmue here in North America was in 2002 when the game released on Xbox. However, that hasn't stopped the game from fostering a devoted fanbase. You can check out the teaser for the figure below, which doesn't have a release date or price yet.
You can also check out a recent episode of Replay where we played the original game on Dreamcast.
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Here at Stiq Figures, we haven’t shied away from looking at anything and everything related to Pokemon, from Poke-pants to glitches, even to deeper topics such as cloning. So if you thought we’d avoid ooh-ing and ahh-ing at adorable pictures of Pokemon with mustaches this week, then you thought wrong.
These artistic interpretations of “Gentlemon” with facial hair come from Australian digital illustrator Nicholas Poulos, as seen on his Behance portfolio. The gallery for the mustache’d minions includes eight in total, which by our count simply isn’t enough.
Revenues for the Helsinki, Finland-based mobile game company are reportedly on track this year to be more than twice that of EA’s mobile games division. …
The popular indie platformer has proven to be a hit — but how much of one? Hitbox Team, its developers, break down how well the game has sold up till now — and why — in this data-filled post. …
This week on Stiq Figures, we’re creeping far too close to our deadline in filing taxes. We figure the best way to spend this time without pushing papers is by playing Tax Evaders, a browser-based game in which players control an angry mob of citizens that shoot large fists at corporations that allegedly don’t pay their share of taxes to the US government. The game is largely political in origin, as the Tax Evaders site lists a number of sources and allies that support the politi-game’s statement.