Category:  Culture

Vice City Coming to PSN Next Week

Posted by Davekraft, January 24, 2013 in Culture, Main, News, Previous Generations, PS3 2

Ever since the releases of San Andreas for PSN and Vice City for iOS and Android, Rockstar have received more than a few requests from the community wondering when they’d be able to touch down at Escobar International and return to the neon-lit streets and sun-splashed shores of Ocean Beach on their PS3’s. Today, they… Read More »

UK Government Reveals Cultural Tax Relief Test on Video Games

Posted by Davekraft, December 11, 2012 in Culture, Misc, News 2

The UK government has released a list of criteria game developers will need to meet in order qualify for tax relief, via a cultural test attached to a legislation draft submitted today. Games developed in the UK will earn points awarded on factors ranging from whether it contains a British… Read More »

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z Listed for Next-Gen Consoles

Posted by Davekraft, October 21, 2012 in Culture, Main, Misc, Not News 6

Various job listings for developer Spark Unlimited indicate the anime-inspired Ninja Gaiden spin off Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z will be a third-person combat game on next generation consoles. A senior designer listing details “tuning for a third-person action shooter on next generation consoles” in the job description. Spark is also hiring for a multiplayer engineer and AI… Read More »

Rangers to Feature in FIFA 13 After-all

Posted by Davekraft, September 21, 2012 in Culture, Main, Misc, News 0

If you’ve been following the EA Sports FIFA Twitter then you will have seen that The Rangers Football Club (sorry, ‘Rangers NewCo.’) have been confirmed to be in FIFA 13 as a Rest of the World team. This is great news for Rangers fans, Celtic fans and even on a footballing level… Read More »

Check Out This Crazy GTA IV Back to the Future Mod

Posted by Davekraft, August 29, 2012 in Culture, Main, Misc, Not News, PC, Videos 8

Things like this are just too good not to share and as far as mods go this is definitely one of my favourites. Someone has actually gone and made a full working Back to the Future mod for GTA IV. With a full Marty McFly character skin and an exceptionally… Read More »

“Want You Gone” Sounds Pretty Damn Good on Seven Floppy Drives

Posted by Christian, August 21, 2012 in Culture, Hot, Not News 3

I’m not one for video game culture posts. Hell, I’m usually in the world of sports more often than I am video games as far as culture goes. This video was simply too damn cool not to show you guys, though. Youtube user TheCanadianGamer11 has taken the simple world of MIDIs… Read More »

Assassin’s Creed III’s Twitter Has Gone Cryptic

Posted by Davekraft, August 8, 2012 in Culture, Main, Not News, PC, PS3, WiiU, Xbox 360 2

Trailers and short gameplay walkthroughs can get old fast so if you’re an Assassin’s Creed fan dying for some fresh AC3 goings-on then listen up. The official Twitter account for the third major game in the series recently went all cryptic on followers and fans with a series of tweets that… Read More »

Conan O’Brien does a Clueless Gamer review of Skyrim

Posted by Christian, August 3, 2012 in Culture, Not News 7

Conan has already done a Clueless Gamer review of Minecraft and clearly his unique perspective was a hit with gamers. He decided to take on another game with a huge audience in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. While he may not always have his hands on the controller, he always… Read More »

Molyjam 2012 Wraps Up Yielding 250+ Games

Posted by Christian, April 3, 2012 in Culture, Hot, News 5

When first created, it was nothing more than a fun joke on one of the gaming industry’s more notoriously wild-minded developers. Now, the Peter Molyneux-inspired parody Twitter account @PeterMolydeux is at the very least a unique mind of his own in the industry. Starting March 31st and lasting through April… Read More »

Is Super Mario Bros Surrealist Art? [Video]

Posted by Nic, March 15, 2012 in Culture, Main, Misc, Not News, Retro, Videos 5

It’s not all that new to hear people making the case that video games are art and as such should be respected in the same vein as all other forms of art, but it’s not that often that you hear someone making the case that video games could already fit… Read More »

Pokemon And Guitars Don’t Mix [Video]

Posted by Nic, March 13, 2012 in Culture, Main, Not News, Videos 6

Now I will be the the first to admit that I don’t know a lot about Pokemon besides the fact that it is a giant video game/card game/cartoon/? franchise, but I do know that when someone pays tribute or satirises it the output has a fairly high chance of being… Read More »

Katamari Damacy Sculpture

Posted by Nic, March 12, 2012 in Culture, Main, Misc, Not News 4

If you really think about it the game Katamari Damacy is a pretty heavy game. It’s just catastrophe and chaos with bright colors and catchy music. What would it look like though if someone matched the games very somber undertones with an equally somber tribute. Perhaps like this? The Flickr… Read More »

Check Out This Big Super Mario Mural/Billboard [Video]

Posted by Nic, March 9, 2012 in Culture, Main, Misc, Not News, Videos 6

We’ve covered these guys on HBG before doing a giant Mega Man mural, but now they’re doing a Super Mario Bros. themed mural as an ad for an art show. Performance art, street art, and an ad rolled up into one — not bad. While this mural may be a… Read More »

Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Website Comes Online

Posted by Nic, March 6, 2012 in Culture, Main, Misc, News 1

Final Fantasy has entered the ever increasing parade of major franchises to have a 25th Anniversary. While the Final Fantasy 25th anniversary site is up it’s current state looks like a place holder until Square Enix announces more. What the site does have is a list of links to information… Read More »

This Portal Blanket is Warm And Informative

Posted by Nic, March 5, 2012 in Culture, Main, Misc, Not News 0

If you’ve played Portal, or even if you haven’t actually, you’re probably familiar with the signs in the test chambers giving you a heads up about what’s ahead. Flickr user Doctor Moo has decided to immortalise some of the icons from the signs as a blanket. This blanket is a… Read More »

Painting A Dreamcast [Video]

Posted by Nic, March 2, 2012 in Culture, Main, Not News, Previous Generations, Retro, Videos 0

Last June we featured a painted Dreamcast inspired by the game REZ and now the artist, OSKUNK, has decided to bust out a video camera and let the world see how he does the stuff he does. The project in the video is another Dreamcast and a DC controller that… Read More »

A Pedestrian Gets His Revenge [Video]

Posted by Nic, March 2, 2012 in Culture, Main, Not News, Videos 3

Freddie Wong has just put out a brand new CGI extravaganza on You Tube. While you  would think that’s a good thing the tale he has weaved is like a nightmare. The video is obviously based on an idea involving Grand Theft Auto, and contains a GTA players worst nightmare…. Read More »

Nugget Kombat [Video]

Posted by Nic, March 1, 2012 in Culture, Main, Misc, Not News, Videos 0

Videos that are so stupid they’re funny are the best. Just take one plot device from the film ‘The Fly’ and slightly modify it to suit your audience and voilà the trick is done. The video is pretty silly but defiantly well done. Check it out: The video comes from… Read More »

Go To PAX East Via Twitch TV

Posted by Nic, March 1, 2012 in Culture, Main, News 6

If you are an avid reader or community member of HBG the name Twitch TV should be imprinted on the frontal lobe of your brain by now because of our broadcasts. We’ve all seen the Justin TV spin off site bloom into a juggernaut of eSports, video game event coverage,… Read More »

Emmure Vocalist Pays Tribute To Street Fighter

Posted by Nic, February 29, 2012 in Culture, Main, Not News, Videos 0

When music and video games collide I love it because those are two things that I like a lot. So when Frank Palmeri, vocalist for Emmure, teams up with Capcom and All In Merchandise to talk about how Street Fighter has impacted his life and music I will gladly listen…. Read More »