This Nintendo phone concept would totally convert me to Android


Would you buy this Nintendo phone concept?
Would you buy this Nintendo phone concept?
Photo: Curved

Nintendo has been incredibly slow to embrace mobile gaming, but this Wii M concept design has me wishing the company would get serious and make their own smartphone.

This mockup is so beautiful I think I’d gladly give up my eight-year membership in the iPhone club to have a portable gaming device like this at all times.

This beautiful gaming art belongs on your wall




Game: inFamous Second Son
Artist: Susan Luo
Developer: Sucker Punch
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment


Game: Assassin's Creed Unity
Artist: Gilles Beloeil
Developer: Ubisoft Montréal
Publisher: Ubisoft

Banner Poster

Game: The Banner Saga
Artist: Arnie Jorgensen
Developer: Versus Evil
Publisher: Stoic

Winter Sakura

Game: Tengami
Artist: Ryo Agarie
Developer: Nyamyam

Summoning Pit

Game: Destiny
Artist: Jaime Jones
Developer: Bungie
Publisher: Activision

Under New Management

Game: Killzone Shadow Fall
Artist: Kait Kybar
Developer: Guerrilla Games
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

The Village

Game: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Artist: Marek Madej
Developer: CD Projekt Red
Publisher: CD Projekt Red



Game: Luftrausers
Artist: Junkboy
Developer: Vlambeer
Publisher: Devolver Digital

Souvenir Shop Color

Game: Sunset Overdrive
Artist: Vasili Sorin
Developer: Insomniac Games
Publisher: Microsoft Studios

Planet Yerek Color Script

Game: Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus
Artist: Dave Guertin
Developer: Insomniac Games
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

The Floating Capital

Game: Project Spark
Artist: Jedd Chevrier
Developer: Team Dakota
Publisher: Microsoft

Character Grouping

Game: Sunset Overdrive
Artist: Julien Renoult
Developer: Insomniac Games
Publisher: Microsoft

Instead of trotting out the cliché question, “Are games art?,” an exhibit at the Electronic Entertainment Expo aims to explore the actual artwork from upcoming and recently announced video games.

Long gone are the pixellated abstracts of yesteryear: these are fully realized, gorgeous works of art in various styles, hung for all to see in the Los Angeles Convention Center, where the Expo takes place this week.

Developing today’s graphics-rich video games –mobile, console, or PC — takes a lot of time, talent, and passion, and the images above show the kind of artistic energy that is put into them. From the painterly styles of artwork from Assassin’s Creed Unity and Destiny to the poster illustration of The Banner Saga and Sunset Overdrive, there’s a lot to like in the images above.

All photos by Rob LeFebvre/Cult of Mac

What The New Mac Pro Would Look Like With A Glass Case



The new Mac Pro looks incredible. It’s simple, compact and elegant, yet packs enough horsepower to do some serious work. Even though we don’t know what its final price tag will be, there’s one addition that could definitely improve upon the design of the Mac Pro: glass.

Concept artist Martin Hajek created some new mockups of what the Mac Pro would look like if its beautiful guts were on display through a glass case, and the final results are pretty incredible looking: