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10:00 AM on 06.21.2014

Bayonetta Wii U-specific outfits empower Bowser kicks and visor flips

Bayonetta 2 is almost here, and from everything I've played, it seems to be a more consistently exuberantgame than the original. While the first game frequently toggled between serious face grim-darkness and light-hearted whi...

Jonathan Holmes

5:04 PM on 06.10.2014

Original game not included with Bayonetta 2 Wii U eShop downloads

[Update: Oh good! "The original version of Bayonetta will be available via a digital download on eShop when you purchase Bayonetta 2 (either a box version or digital copy of the game)," says Nintendo. Glad that's settled.]...

Jordan Devore



Bayonetta 2 releasing in October with first game included photo
Bayonetta 2 releasing in October with first game included
by Jordan Devore

As announced during Nintendo's E3 2014 Digital Event, Platinum Games will finally be ready for us in October with Bayonetta 2 -- and there's a bonus. The original game is included for free!

We also got a quick look at a new trailer -- it looked hot, always -- and apparently there will be Link and Samus outfits for Bayonetta. Gotta find those, ASAP!

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Hideki Kamiya unveils new Xbox One exclusive from Platinum Games, Scalebound photo
Hideki Kamiya unveils new Xbox One exclusive from Platinum Games, Scalebound
by Chris Carter

Platinum Games has shown off their new Xbox One exclusive, and it looks insane as usual. It's called Scalebound, and the idea is focused on huge boss fights with various creatures, ranging from dragons to the Hydra. It's looking very Monster Hunter-like thematically.

The footage shows a hero fighting and riding dragons, as well as morphing in hardened battle armor. Um, yeah I'm so in for this.

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10:00 PM on 05.07.2014

Wonder Red appears in Smash Bros. 4... as a trophy

One of the intrusive thoughts that would hit me while playing The Wonderful 101 is how great the game's collection of 100 simultaneously controlled heroes would work as a contestant in the next Smash Bros tournament...

Jonathan Holmes

10:15 AM on 03.03.2014

Platinum Games once again sings the praises of Nintendo

Platinum Games producer JP Kellams recently spoke at UCF’s Center for Emerging Media, and reminded fans yet again that if it wasn't for Nintendo, Bayonetta 2 would not have existed. Kellams outright states, "...

Chris Carter



PC Port Report: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance photo
PC Port Report: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
by Patrick Hancock

Hey everyone! There’s a Platinum Games game out on PC! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?! Well, I guess since this is their first foray into the world of PC ports, it’s probably a good idea to check and see how well they’ve done.

Other companies haven’t done so well in their PC debut, largely due to a complete misunderstanding of the market and lack of continued support. Luckily, Konami and Platinum Games know the value in patches, and have addressed some of the issues in Metal Gear Rising.

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11:00 AM on 01.17.2014

Kamiya considered Mii play for W101, wants it in W102

Pretty much everything famed game director Hideki Kamiya says on Twitter shouldn't be taken at face value, but every so often he'll tweet out a sincere take on the industry. Musing on some of the design concepts of Wonderful ...

Chris Carter

12:00 PM on 01.10.2014

It's now possible to play Revengeance offline on PC

The PC port of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance launched this week with a few issues, most notably its resolution capping out at 1080p, less-than-ideal mouse controls, and the fact that it wasn't playable offline. Whoops. What ...

Jordan Devore

4:45 PM on 01.09.2014

Resolution cap on Metal Gear Revengeance circumvented

The clever coder "Durante" who has been "fixing" the available resolutions of games like Dark Souls and Deadly Premonition following their release, has now turned his attention to the recent PC port of Metal Gear Ri...

Conrad Zimmerman







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Should Bayonetta 2 have competitive or co-op multiplayer?
by Chris Carter

Bayonetta is one of my favorite action games of all time. Not only is it legitimately challenging even on hard mode (who would have thought), but it offers up that frame-perfect technical action you'd expect from a studio like Platinum Games, with a ton of weapon variety to boot.

Although we don't know much about Bayonetta 2, I'm still pretty excited given the team's pedigree, and the multiplayer mode has me intrigued. Going into 2014 and the inevitable release of more information on the sequel, I'm starting to wonder what Bayonetta would be like with another person.

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4:45 PM on 12.18.2013

Budget-priced Metal Gear Rising hitting PC soon

Without a doubt one of the premier action titles this year, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will be coming to PC with DLC included on January 9, 2014. The game's already listed on Amazon for pre-order and is expected to appear...

Jordan Devore

12:00 PM on 09.29.2013

See all the Wonderful 101 characters in their underwear

One of the things I wish I had talked more about in my review of The Wonderful 101 is how fun it is to collect all the characters. Finding a new hero to join your crew combines the excitement of discovering a secretly bomb-a...

Jonathan Holmes

10:30 AM on 09.21.2013

Bayonetta: Bloody Fate anime coming soon from Gonzo

[Warning: Trailer NSFW secondary to butt.] Bayonetta is quite the divisive character, embraced and/or loathed by feminists, sex perverts and feminist sex perverts alike. While her first game didn't do huge numbers, she'...

Jonathan Holmes



Very Quick Tips: The Wonderful 101 photo
Very Quick Tips: The Wonderful 101
by Chris Carter

The Wonderful 101 is finally here, and behind the cute Super Sentai veneer is a moderately technical action game. At first, 101 can seem incredibly complicated, foreign, and overwhelming.

But once you start learning how to combo, dodge, and block (the latter two abilities need to be purchased first, funnily enough!), it's not so bad. Just pull yourself together, unite up, and consult the following tips!

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Review: The Wonderful 101 photo
Review: The Wonderful 101
by Jonathan Holmes

The Wonderful 101 was originally pitched as a Nintendo franchise crossover title, and the remnants of that plan remain in the final design. The cast of playable characters are all easily linked to some of Nintendo's biggest names. Wonder Red (the game's lead) can break blocks and shoot fireballs with his hands, not unlike the worlds most beloved super-powered, baby-bodied plumber.  

There are similar connections between other playable characters in the game -- Wonder Blue = Link, Wonder Green = Fox McCloud, Wonder Pink = Samus Aran, Wonder Yellow = Donkey Kong, and so on. 

In the end, it's for the best that The Wonderful 101 became its own game. There is plenty here that will appeal to fans of other Nintendo properties, but this is very much a one-of-a-kind experience, and deserves to be billed as such. It draws upon other Hideki Kamiya titles like Viewtiful Joe, Okami, and Devil May Cry, Super Sentai shows of the '70s, the previously mentioned Nintendo titles, with a touch of Pikmin thrown in on the side, all while infused with a unique wildness that will leave even the most jaded among us on the edge of their seats. 

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