The Prime comes to a head, simultaneously elevated yet diminished by technology.
Revenge of the sophomore slump.
The golden standard of remakes.
Metroid's fourth entry may have painted the saga into a corner, but those brushstrokes present a better picture than many want to admit.
How the acrobatic Samus Aran pulled off the toughest leap of her career: The jump into 3D.
The third time's a charm.
The constraints of portable design helped Nintendo develop smarter expressions of the Metroid concept.
Nintendo's classic sci-fi adventure can be a tough sell today, but it redefined action games.
Look past the loving tributes to retro games and Japan's premiere indie games event feels like the natural, inevitable destiny of video gaming.
DESIGN IN ACTION | And final thoughts in general.
Konjak brokers peace for the 16-bit console wars.
Koji Igarashi is bringing samurai to Victorian England, and he's dressed the part.
Blurring the line between tribute and clone in the nicest way possible.
A highlight of this year's BitSummit demonstrated the appeal of the shallow.
Microsoft's true Phantom Dust follow-up may or may not ever happen, but in the meantime, the game's original creator has something similar in the works.
The Silver Case, which launched Grasshopper Manufacture into the world, get a proper sequel at long last.
From the role of Midgar to Aerith's famous death, we dive deep into an all-time classic.
Game Freak wants you to know Giga Wrecker exists (and it's pretty cool).
The wizards at Hexadrive want to prove they can offer to gaming more than just tech savvy.
DESIGN IN ACTION | Plenty of games imitate the classics. Few manage to simultaneously embrace and transcend them.
Over Fence presents: The next Switch game that will estrange you from your three best friends.
"Practically speaking, I want to help raise up a new director," says Atsushi Inaba.
We talk to Keiichi Yano about his joint venture with PaRappa creator Masaya Matsuura.
Inti Creates gives Mighty No. 9's cast a shot at a happier ending.
DESIGN IN ACTION: How the push-and-pull of iterative challenges invisibly eases players into the game's most advanced platforming techniques.
DESIGN IN ACTION | Yacht Club Games' brilliant platformer called back to the golden age of gaming with a reminder that the best tutorial is experience.
DESIGN IN ACTION | In transforming dungeons from combat gauntlets to complex puzzles, the third Zelda reinvented the action RPG.
It's May the 4th! Here's one of our favorite Star Wars games ever!
DESIGN IN ACTION | The third Zelda's big twist was even better than the original's Second Quest.
DESIGN IN ACTION | Link's journey across the entirety of Hyrule was in fact just the beginning of a much larger adventure.