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9:00 AM on 08.31.2011

No Bayonetta 2 reveal next week, dev was 'joking'

Hopes were left pretty high yesterday when Bayonetta director Hideki Kamiya told a fan that Bayonetta 2 news was arriving next week in a magazine. Unfortunately, the videogame industry is never that up-front and honest a...

Jim Sterling

7:15 PM on 08.30.2011

Bayonetta dev hints at sequel reveal this week

[Image by anunfittingname] We've been expecting the announcement of Bayonetta 2 since the original Bayonetta became a confirmed hit. There have even been rumors that at TGS this year, Sega and Platinum games will reveal both ...

Jonathan Holmes

Contest: Win a Sega game for the Xbox 360!  photo
Contest: Win a Sega game for the Xbox 360!
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

[Update: Contest closed! Winners of Vanquish are: Fear No Darkness and genxsis83. Winners of Sonic Free Riders are Dave Fitch and Purplehedgey. Winners of Full Auto are shadow1w2 and Adam Ruining. Winner of Bayonetta is KGator.

Thanks to everyone that entered and thanks again to Sega!]

Contest time! We have several codes for an assortment of Sega games available on the Games on Demand channel for the Xbox 360. Up for grabs are two Sonic Free Riders codes, two Vanquish codes, two Full Auto codes one code for Bayonetta.

In order to nab one of these codes, just leave a comment below with something/anything about Sega. Make sure you also leave which game you want with your comment. We'll be seven of you at random to give the codes to and you have until June 23 to enter. Go go go!

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9:00 AM on 05.02.2011

Director of Bayonetta offers up commentary

In this age of everyone being able to upload any video at any time, there's a commentary or reaction track or video to everything in life. Tub Girl, Gwen Steffani songs, capturing of terrorist leaders -- you name it, and t...

Dale North

Win Bayonetta and Aliens Vs Predator for Games on Demand! photo
Win Bayonetta and Aliens Vs Predator for Games on Demand!
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

[Update] Contest closed! Winners were chosen over Twitter!

Did you hear the news? Aliens Vs Predator and Bayonetta are both available on Games on Demand for the Xbox 360! We, well we didn't really think much of Aliens Vs Predator but we really liked Bayonetta! In any case, we have five codes of each game to giveaway and you'll just need to hope on Twitter in order to win!

Simply hop on Twitter, and Tweet whether you want Aliens Vs Predator or Bayonetta to @Dtoid and @Sega and you must include the hashtag #alienvsbayonetta in order for your Tweet to count! We'll be picking ten random Tweets to give codes to and you'll have to have a US based Xbox 360 account in order for these codes to work. You have until tomorrow at 11:59PM CST to enter!


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1:00 PM on 03.14.2011

Ninja Gaiden producer thinks Bayonetta is old news

As Ninja Gaiden III ramps up to rock our brains, producer Yosuke Hayashi is already starting the flame wars, calling rival action game Bayonetta "old" and comparing it to the "outdated" Ninja Gaiden II.  "I think Ni...

Jim Sterling

7:00 PM on 01.22.2011

This sexy nudey Bayonetta figure kit is sexy and nudey

Take a look at Cerberus Project's new Bayonetta garage kit, which is set to debut at the Wonder Festival this year. Slightly repurposed from an earlier Bayonetta figure, this one was been given a more natural pose and less, l...

Jim Sterling

6:15 PM on 01.14.2011

Dtoid Live: Playing Bayonetta

Holy boobs and butt, fapman!!! Today we take on the role of titular heroine Bayonetta, a seductive witch with an English accent who destroys angels for a living. She uses hair attacks, she's hot, and it's a SEGA game Jim Sterling gave a good score to. What else could you want from a game? How about us playing it for you? So follow us on Justin.TV/Destructoid

Neranjan 'Venom' Bissoon

Bayonetta dev: To one woman, all other women are enemies photo
Bayonetta dev: To one woman, all other women are enemies
by Jonathan Holmes

[Note: This post originally had the line" 'All Women are scary'. Wow.' " right after Kamiya-san's quote. A few readers pointed out that they thought it looked like I was trying to misquote Kamiya-san (which was not my intention), so I've taken that part out. Sorry for the confusion.]

Shortly after Bayonetta was released, I started seeing a bunch of articles and blogs pop up stating that Bayonetta was an awesome feminist role model; a powerful woman who was comfortable using her sexuality to get what she wanted. That came as a surprise to me. In my opinion, any character that reinforces the idea that women need to self-objectify in order to get what they want isn't doing much for feminism.

Not coincidentally, Hideki Kamiya, the creator of Bayonetta doesn't seem much for feminism either. When asked about his favorite Bayonetta moment, he said -

Well, if I had to pick one, I would say it is the scene where Joy first appears in the game, with Bayonetta and her impostor getting into a pose battle. That was my way of expressing the feminine notion that, to one woman, all other women are enemies. Even women walking by each other will check out what the other is wearing, and might smolder a bit with antagonism. Women are scary.

I'm happy if some of you out there have gained a sense of empowerment and ownership of your own bodies by looking up to Bayonetta, but I still feel like that interpretation of the character is a bit skewed. To me, she's an empty shell of a character; a shell made from here creators' sexual fantasies, negative stereotypes, and misconceived notions of the female gender. If she were a guy, then at least she'd be playing against type, but as it stands, I think she's a step backwards for the depiction of women in videogames.

X-rated Bayonetta scene is creator's favourite [CVG]

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10:40 PM on 01.10.2011

Destructoid: 3DS Baddery Life, Elder Beards, and Beanbags

Hey Destructards, the new episode of The Destructoid Show is here to rock the ass off your Monday blues. In this episode, we discuss the latest news about the 3DS, specifically it's sucktronic battery life, and how Nin...

Max Scoville

10:00 AM on 12.21.2010

SEGA sends epic Christmas card

SEGA has been known to send me rather ... unique things, usually as a form of revenge for a past transgression. So, it's particularly heartwarming to get a Christmas card that is actually pretty f'n awesome.  Seriously, ...

Jim Sterling

12:00 PM on 12.14.2010

SEGA and Platinum teaming up for another new game

Platinum is cobbling together another game, and it'll be continuing its long-running partnership with SEGA in the process.  Sales and marketing VP Andrew Pritchard confirmed the title in his Game Informer interview, but ...

Jim Sterling

3:00 PM on 10.01.2010

Storm's Adventures: Storm is turning Japanese

God of War gave me hack and slash fever. I guess I could have caught worse things from Kratos, that dirty sailor. Anyway, I sought to cure it by heading over to eBay and grabbing a Japanese developed and an American develope...

Storm Dain

6:00 AM on 08.05.2010

New Bayonetta news is Japanese budget re-release

Remember when we were told by Bayonetta producer Yusuku Hashimoto via Twitter that there would soon be news relating to Bayonetta? Think hard. I know it's been three days and this is the internet, after all. Have you got...

Conrad Zimmerman

10:20 AM on 08.02.2010

'New news' related to Bayonetta teased

New Bayonetta news already? So says the game's producer, Yusuku Hashimoto, on his Twitter account. "Good morning. We should be able to reveal new news related to Bayo[netta] this week," he writes. "Look forward to it."First o...

Nick Chester

8:00 PM on 07.18.2010

Bayonetta strikes quite the pose in this sculpture

Our intrepid toy hunting friends over at Tomopop dug up this little Bayonetta number from a posting on 2chan. It's sexy sauce. This garage kit (I say like I know what that means) is 1/6 scale and most likely being done by scu...

Matthew Razak