The Emerald City Comic Con, held in Seattle, draws around 100,000 visitors each year, and many of them are cosplayers. Here are some of our favourites from 2019's show.
Alexander Sköld is a freelance concept artist and illustrator from Sweden.
This is Towers, a prototype/demo made by a small team of developers, including some of the same folks behind Hawken. It looks a lot like Ico cosplaying as Monster Hunter.
I really enjoyed grand strategy game Hearts of Iron IV at release, but one thing that sucked was the way navies worked, which was boring and not fun and made using some of the game’s biggest powers a massive pain in the ass.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time is one of the quintessential singleplayer video game experiences. But now, thanks to the work of some modders, it can also be played with another Link there to fight alongside you.
Tomasz Jedruszek is an illustrator from Poland who has done a ton of work for stuff like Magic cards, Warhammer 40K, board games and video games.
These days, Visual Concepts are best known as the studio behind the NBA 2K series. But at the turn of the millennium they were making a demo game for the Dreamcast that, as rough as it looked, was very much ahead of its time.
Danalyn Reyes is a 2D artist based in Dubai who has worked in board games, animation and video games.
The Indian state of Gujarat recently banned children from playing PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, after local authorities decided the shooter was to blame for an upswing in “violent traits” among local kids.
Sean Evans is an artist who used to work at Rockstar, and is based in San Diego.
Former Kotaku UK boss Keza MacDonald got to interview Nintendo’s Shinya Takahashi and Hisashi Nogami over at The Guardian, and while the entire thing is a joy to read, there’s one part in particular—about what it’s like working with the legendary Shigeru Miyamoto in 2019—that I thought stood out.
Rising Storm creators Antimatter Games are working on a new title called ‘83, which is set during the Cold War and is hoping to have battles featuring over 80 players duking it out as infantry, drivers and pilots.
The famous F-14 is currently in early access for the Digital Combat Simulator platform, and while most people playing are doing so very seriously, some are out here doing the obvious: remakes of the intro to Top Gun.
Actor Carolina Ravassa has been doing video game work for years now, appearing in everything from Grand Theft Auto V to Max Payne 3 to Just Cause 4. But her most famous role is that of Sombra in Overwatch, one she’s now playing in real life as well as the recording studio.
Zeronis, aka Paul Kwon, is a senior concept artist at Riot.
Just like we’ve already seen with Doom, you can use a neural network to upscale pretty much any old video game textures, and the results are amazing. Metroid Prime 2 is no exception.
Artists George Crudo and Sean Hicks recently set out to redesign Banjo and Kazooie to give them a more modern look.
City-building games are always so big, and heavy. Islanders is coming at the genre from the other side, pitching itself as a light, quick and breezy way to build some nice buildings then get on with your life.