cover Tag

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 17 Mar 2015

There’s an old trick in comic books, that has proven to be a successful way to shift copies: Variant covers. Nothing moves a comic book quicker than an issue with a limited print run and a cover by a superstar artist or twelve. It’s an idea that is firmly in place these days, with just about any comic on the newsstands having perhaps a guest artist work some magic. Sometimes it works out great. Other times however, the idea can backfire. Which is what happened with Batgirl, as one alternative cover from that popular series got pulled thanks to objections being raised.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 04 Feb 2015

After five years, I’ve finally joined 2013, thanks to Gavin donating his old iPhone 5 to me, which now doubles as a tracking device and a mobile hotspot for after-hours verbal abuse. I’m pretty much in love with the device, and have dedicated my soul to only owning Apple phones from now on. The one thing that I do still need for my phone however, is a proper cover. I’ve got a Ghostbusters one on the way. But now, I need to work my way into poverty so that I can grab an iPhone 6 and this cover.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 31 Jul 2014

It’s been a while since I’ve had a good fright. Not since I accidentally walked into a showing of Mamma Mia, have I been properly horrified, and by all accounts, I’m going to need to wear my brown pants when I play The Evil Within. It’s a spooky-looking game, with new-gen barbwire physics confirmed. What it doesn’t have confirmed however, is an alternate cover option. The time for voting, is now!

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 01 Jul 2014

Word life! This is basic thuganomics! Word life! While I find John Cena’s supposed doctorate in thuganomics to be rather spotty at best, you can’t argue with the 15-time World Heavyweight and WWE champion. Because you’re most likely going to end up on the receiving end of an Attitude Adjustment slam.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 06 Aug 2013

Do you like robots? Do you like green? DO YOU LIKE BIG ROBOTS ON GREEN VIDEO GAME COVERS? If your answer to that is “maybe”, then I’ve got some good visual news for you.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 30 May 2013

I’m looking forward to the next game from Remedy, provided that it doesn’t take five years to create. All we’ve seen so far of the game though, is a trailer in which a little girl can end the world by touching necks. I think. Anyway here’s the cover for that game.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 12 Feb 2013

Creating a cover for your upcoming video game isn’t as easy as it looks. Unless it utilises the chin down, eyes up approach (Best for job interviews). And then you get the video game covers of software pirates. You’ve seen them before, at flea markets and at the robots. Hastily printed covers, sometimes the wrong one, in washed colours and cheap paper. And then you get the video game pirate covers of Syrian Games, which takes terribad to a new level.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 10 Dec 2012


Look at that Bioshock Infinite cover art! Eyes down, gun up! Explosions! Shrapnel! Pookie, let’s tear this mother-lover down! While Bioshock Infinite may be delayed by a month right now, the game is still hotter than my fresh toast right now. Sure, it may have some generic cover art slapped on top of it, but according to Irrational Game’s Ken Levine, there’s a pretty good reason for that.

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 20 Jan 2012

As suspected the viral marketing website was in fact for the next title in the Resident Evil series and as of late yesterday the new title was officially announced and a trailer released.

The latest title is simply Resident Evil 6 and from the look of this trailer it is going to be everything you want a Resident Evil game to be plus some.

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 25 Jan 2010

Rockstar has just revealed a whole load of new screenshots showing off their upgraded Red Dead Redemption cover system.

There is very little I can say about this game at the moment but make sure you see how he is in cover in all 4 images but not in the same stance… also check the sky and clouds.

If you remember from my first hands on preview of this game I said you can get to anything that you can see in the distance, so for example in the picture with John hiding behind the hay cart you can see that rock formation in the distance with the small mountain visible through that, you could if you wanted to just get on a horse and ride all the way to that mountain.

As for the image showing the sheriff in cover, I have no idea if you play as the sheriff for part of the game or not, as far as I know you don’t but there is a lot I don’t know still.

Posted by Gareth Seiler - 20 Nov 2008

Nick reported a while back on the similarities between Activision's Baja 1000 box art and THQ's Baja box art. Well Activision have gone the easier and more sensible route - no one likes court battles and at the end of the day, Activision now have a cover that in my opinion looks way better than before, and with all the controversy surrounding this up and till now, Baja 1000 has got a ton of press it probably never would have seen. I still doubt either game will be rolling off the shelves in droves but it's good to see things resolved so easily.