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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



Should Bayonetta 2 have competitive or co-op multiplayer? photo
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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You can't talk about Bayonetta 2 without mentioning hair photo
You can't talk about Bayonetta 2 without mentioning hair
by Jordan Devore

The sheer spectacle of Bayonetta 2 has me on board for this Wii U exclusive, and that's to say nothing of the hair. Oh, that magnificent hair. It's everywhere!

It was getting late in our PAX Prime 2013 journey when Hamza and Jim recorded their thoughts on the new Platinum Games title, as you can probably tell, which is why their attempts to talk about the game resulted in strange words being uttered. The subject matter of Bayonetta 2 certainly wasn't making their job any easier.

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10:15 AM on 08.28.2013

The Wonderful 101's sales don't look good so far

Depending on who you talk to, this is either sad, or expected, but the Wii U exclusive The Wonderful 101 has sold a mere 5,258 copies in Japan. For reference, it's also completely missed a top 20 spot on the UK charts. Thankf...

Chris Carter

1:00 PM on 08.24.2013

The Wonderful 101 was almost a Nintendo crossover

Nintendo big boss Satoru Iwata recently brought PlatinumGames director Hideki Kamiya onto Iwata Asks to discuss The Wonderful 101. In a followup roundtable, a healthy chunk of the W101 development crew went into even greater ...

Tony Ponce



This Wonderful 101 EU launch trailer is, well, wonderful photo
This Wonderful 101 EU launch trailer is, well, wonderful
by Chris Carter

Europeans have been getting a fair bit of Nintendo platform based games early, most recently with Pikmin 3 and Mario & Luigi: Dream Team. There's at least one more early bird launch as well, as Wonderful 101 is launching on August 23rd for all you EU peeps.

I had a chance to play the demo last week, and I found it to be a bit simplistic. I didn't have much trouble getting Pure Platinum medals, and strategically, I didn't find it all that deep, despite the fact that it was still fun. All of that could change with the full release of course (and with higher difficulties), and based on this trailer, it looks like the game really ramps up after the first set of levels.

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5:00 AM on 08.13.2013

Wonderful 101's Hideki Kamiya chats with Nintendo CEO

The latest Iwata Asks is positively delightful as Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata chats up Platinum Games' Hideki Kamiya, director of the upcoming Wii U title Wonderful 101 and a bunch of vaunted Clover classics (Viewtiful Joe, Oka...

Steven Hansen

1:00 PM on 08.11.2013

There are secret characters in The Wonderful 101 demo

After playing The Wonderful 101 back when it was Project P-100, I wasn't sure what to think. Thankfully, the newly released demo shows that the game's come a long way since then. While it's easy enough to breeze through on a...

Jonathan Holmes