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Live show: Our favorite games from the year

It's that time of the year again where we, as gamers, like to look back and reflect on what we most enjoyed in the games we played. With all these game of the year posts floating around we over on the Clubhouse have also gotten into the spi...   read

 
 
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Bayonetta DLC now available for Anarchy Reigns on PSN

Bayonetta has arrived once again on PlayStation Network, this time as a downloadable playable character for Anarchy Reigns. After enjoying months of exclusivity as a GameStop pre-order bonus, the Umbra Witch is now freely available for...   read

 
 
Anarchy Reigns music. Like MadWorld, Anarchy Reigns' soundtrack features hip hop; however, I wanted to bring something different to Anarchy Reigns. I thought it would be boring to just copy MadWorld's feel of black and white visuals and underground hip hop, so I gave Anarchy Reigns a taste of electro to fit its gritty, full color SF world. Vstylez also has an unusual style that made me take a step back the first time I heard it, but this track grew on me almost like an addiction."

Lyricist Vstylez:



"For me as an artist [this track] presented a challenge initially, but after finally getting the melody down I had to figure out what I wanted to call it because Platinum Games allowed me to actually be a part of the game by allowing me to name the song 'MDK's.' My man Shuzz at Joint One Radio sent me  the script and track for the game and it had instructions like what I could and couldn't say and things that were offensive to the Japanese culture. Salute to them, it was like studying for a movie role in a way [Laughs].

I was at my parents' and I fell asleep on my mom's favorite recliner. I woke up at 2am and Demolition Man was on, and every time in the movie when someone got killed a lady on the intercom would come on and say, "Murder, Death, Kill," and when I heard that it stuck and 'MDK's' was created. That's what the script described so I wrote the hook first and the lyrics followed, and they loved it and allowed me to do another joint, "Days of Old." It wasn't hard, but was more of a challenge. I'm just honored to be a part of a videogame and Anarchy Reigns is dope!"

"Play For Keeps”

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Composer Naoto Tanaka:

"This track is actually a combination of reworking two unfinished tracks together. It wasn't just a simple matter of copying and pasting though; all the tracks needed to be broken down to individual phrases and entirely reconstructed. The track that resulted was a complex mix of both tracks' musical phrases. Composing it was like putting together a puzzle, which I found to be an interesting experience. Of course, I also have to mention how talented SickYG is at writing lyrics. The 'ichi, ni, san, shi' in the middle of the track means '1,2,3,4' in Japanese. This follows with SickYG saying 'go,' which in Japanese also happens to mean '5.' Was this an intentional play on words on just a coincidence? You'd have to go to him to make sure, but I think that this play on words between the English and Japanese was intentional."

Lyricist Sick YG:



"Well, when I had gotten the news from Joint One that we going to go another round in the Platinum Games saga, I was excited and all for it. Jack was a character that had grabbed my interest from the beginning; so, when I was granted a chance to make another appearance in a whole new game, but, with familiar characters, I was ready to write.

The track titled, 'Play For Keeps' grabbed my attention immediately. When I first heard it, I had sat and wrote the song in about 15 minutes, that's how much I liked the track. I was mesmerized by the script and a had a sense of familiarity with the story line. Thus, the challenge for the writing of the first set of tracks for MadWorld as opposed to Anarchy Reigns was the use of the imagination factor. Although I was handed a script to adhere to in MadWorld, it was more like I was creating the ambiance for the track from sheer imagination of my interpretation of what I thought the game may be like.

Working with the music for Anarchy Reigns set me on edge with the discovery of the fact that the game would now be in color and on two different gaming platforms that weren't included in the availability of the first title.  'Play For Keeps' is a song that stands out to me as being 'above the law-esque,' which fits the title perfectly. Also, I had a lot of fun recording 'Play For Keeps' as you can hear in the energy of the performance. I love what Platinum Games is doing as far as game development and hope to be on board for future projects. In all, I wanted everyone to enjoy a track that was strictly created, crafted, and sculpted for the game that they, the consumer, was playing in contrary to pressing the mute button and resorting to listening to their own collection of music which in essence may have altered the experience of the game play."

"Testin’ Me”

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Anarchy Reigns: its all about music with Platinum Games We had a blast with the Anarchy Reigns both in our soundtrack review and later with some music samples. I enjoyed it so much, in fact, that I wanted to speak with Platinum Games composer Naoto Tanaka (MadWorld, Anarchy R...  
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Anarchy Reigns soundtrack
Anarchy Reigns music. Like MadWorld, Anarchy Reigns' soundtrack features hip hop; however, I wanted to bring something different to Anarchy Reigns. I thought it would be boring to just copy MadWorld's feel of black and white visuals and underground hip hop, so I gave Anarchy Reigns a taste of electro to fit its gritty, full color SF world. Vstylez also has an unusual style that made me take a step back the first time I heard it, but this track grew on me almost like an addiction."

Lyricist Vstylez:



"For me as an artist [this track] presented a challenge initially, but after finally getting the melody down I had to figure out what I wanted to call it because Platinum Games allowed me to actually be a part of the game by allowing me to name the song 'MDK's.' My man Shuzz at Joint One Radio sent me  the script and track for the game and it had instructions like what I could and couldn't say and things that were offensive to the Japanese culture. Salute to them, it was like studying for a movie role in a way [Laughs].

I was at my parents' and I fell asleep on my mom's favorite recliner. I woke up at 2am and Demolition Man was on, and every time in the movie when someone got killed a lady on the intercom would come on and say, "Murder, Death, Kill," and when I heard that it stuck and 'MDK's' was created. That's what the script described so I wrote the hook first and the lyrics followed, and they loved it and allowed me to do another joint, "Days of Old." It wasn't hard, but was more of a challenge. I'm just honored to be a part of a videogame and Anarchy Reigns is dope!"

"Play For Keeps”

[embed]245924:47034:0[/embed]

Composer Naoto Tanaka:

"This track is actually a combination of reworking two unfinished tracks together. It wasn't just a simple matter of copying and pasting though; all the tracks needed to be broken down to individual phrases and entirely reconstructed. The track that resulted was a complex mix of both tracks' musical phrases. Composing it was like putting together a puzzle, which I found to be an interesting experience. Of course, I also have to mention how talented SickYG is at writing lyrics. The 'ichi, ni, san, shi' in the middle of the track means '1,2,3,4' in Japanese. This follows with SickYG saying 'go,' which in Japanese also happens to mean '5.' Was this an intentional play on words on just a coincidence? You'd have to go to him to make sure, but I think that this play on words between the English and Japanese was intentional."

Lyricist Sick YG:



"Well, when I had gotten the news from Joint One that we going to go another round in the Platinum Games saga, I was excited and all for it. Jack was a character that had grabbed my interest from the beginning; so, when I was granted a chance to make another appearance in a whole new game, but, with familiar characters, I was ready to write.

The track titled, 'Play For Keeps' grabbed my attention immediately. When I first heard it, I had sat and wrote the song in about 15 minutes, that's how much I liked the track. I was mesmerized by the script and a had a sense of familiarity with the story line. Thus, the challenge for the writing of the first set of tracks for MadWorld as opposed to Anarchy Reigns was the use of the imagination factor. Although I was handed a script to adhere to in MadWorld, it was more like I was creating the ambiance for the track from sheer imagination of my interpretation of what I thought the game may be like.

Working with the music for Anarchy Reigns set me on edge with the discovery of the fact that the game would now be in color and on two different gaming platforms that weren't included in the availability of the first title.  'Play For Keeps' is a song that stands out to me as being 'above the law-esque,' which fits the title perfectly. Also, I had a lot of fun recording 'Play For Keeps' as you can hear in the energy of the performance. I love what Platinum Games is doing as far as game development and hope to be on board for future projects. In all, I wanted everyone to enjoy a track that was strictly created, crafted, and sculpted for the game that they, the consumer, was playing in contrary to pressing the mute button and resorting to listening to their own collection of music which in essence may have altered the experience of the game play."

"Testin’ Me”

[embed]245924:47035:0" data-vidtitle="

Anarchy Reigns: its all about music with Platinum Games We had a blast with the Anarchy Reigns both in our soundtrack review and later with some music samples. I enjoyed it so much, in fact, that I wanted to speak with Platinum Games composer Naoto Tanaka (MadWorld, Anarchy R...   full story

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Anarchy Reigns: it's all about music with Platinum Games

We had a blast with the Anarchy Reigns both in our soundtrack review and later with some music samples. I enjoyed it so much, in fact, that I wanted to speak with Platinum Games composer Naoto Tanaka (MadWorld, Anarchy Reigns) as well ...   read

 
 
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Anarchy Reigns Achievement and Trophy Guide

Action games can be a bit complicated, and by the time a lot of people pick up the game and play online, everyone else has mastered it (Metal Gear Online immediately comes to mind). Despite the fact that Anarchy Reigns doesn't have the hard...   read

 
 
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The Anarchy Reigns OST is awesome, check out some samples

Even if you're not a fan of hip hop, the silly and over-the-top Anarchy Reigns soundtrack has a lot to offer. There are some great melodies courtesy of Platinum Games composer Naoto Tanaka along with the vocal talents of a slew of rappers a...   read

 
 
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Review: Anarchy Reigns

The time has finally come. After numerous delays, and nearly a year of waiting after the Japanese release, Max Anarchy, known internationally as Anarchy Reigns, is finally here. Conceptually, the game is basically a "Greatest Hits" of Plati...   read

 
 
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New releases: Anarchy Reigns and not much else

Have you suitably recovered from bringing in the New Year? I hope so, because the first new releases of 2013 are upon us, and they may require your attention. This week's offerings aren't particularly bountiful, but you will get to kill a ...   read

 
 
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Pre-order Anarchy Reigns, receive in-game Bayonetta

I'm pretty sure I was here exactly a year ago, telling you about just how excited I was that Anarchy Reigns was coming in January. Well, it didn't exactly turn out that way, and for a majority of this year the release of the game was hangi...   read

 
 
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Anarchy Reigns 'Day One Edition' revealed

After over a year of mindgames, it appears as if the dawn of Anarchy Reigns is finally upon us. In addition to launching at a respectable $30, it'll also have a few pre-order content exclusives. For pre-ordering the game, you get two extra ...   read

 
 
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Sega dates Anarchy Reigns for North America and Europe

Would-be fans of Anarchy Reigns have had to put up with their fair share of ups and downs as the specifics regarding the game's release outside of Japan have been fuzzy. There's been the option to import, sure, but the cost of doing so larg...   read

 
 


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Anarchy Reigns tops MadWorld in battle of beats

I loved the MadWorld soundtrack. It offered a perfect blend of angry, descriptively-violent hip hop and rap lyrics with the melodic sensibilities of PlatinumGames composer Naoto Tanka. I know there are those who didn't appreciate MadWorld's...   read

 
 
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Anarchy Reigns now has no release date in the US/EU

Remember Anarchy Reigns? That action brawler that myself, and a ton of other Platinum Games fans are really excited for? Even though it has already been delayed, Platinum Games' video show "PG Break" just announced today that there is now n...   read

 
 
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An Anarchy Reigns demo hits Japan next week

It turns out that some of us may not have to wait another month to get our hands on Platinum's latest: Famitsu is reporting that a demo will be released to the general Japanese public on May 31st. The demo will not only include some story m...   read

 
 
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Bots semi-confirmed for Anarchy Reigns' multiplayer

Nothing hurts more than popping in a niche game a mere few months after release, and finding absolutely no one online. Because of the "quick matchmaking" nature of current consoles, gamers are quick to give up searching, compared to the gol...   read

 
 
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Anarchy Reigns' campaign is more than meets the eye

One shall stand -- one shall fall. Or at least, that seems to be the case in Anarchy Reigns, as there are two different perspectives available during the course of the story. Black Side will feature Jack Cayman of MadWorld fame, and White S...   read

 
 
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Bayonetta joins the Brawl...ing cast of Anarchy Reigns!

Anyone remember Sasha from Anarchy Reigns? She's the violent lady who looks nothing like Bayonetta except for the fact that they both have big shiny butts. That was enough to get some people to call her a Bayonetta clone. Butts -- they mean...   read

 
 
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Oinkie joins the cast of Anarchy Reigns

The stream of characters being announced for Sega's upcoming Anarchy Reigns has been fairly heavy of late, and it doesn't appear to be slowing down. This next entrant, Oinkie, seems to be Sega's take on DC's Bane; a humorous, over-the-top ...   read

 
 
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Anarchy Reigns introduces us to Leo

It's time for yet another Anarchy Reigns character reveal. This time, we're looking at Leo. He's got cyborg arms that can do violent things.  This game is one of my most hotly anticipated E3 offerings. I am very eager to get my hands ...   read

 
 
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Anarchy Reigns delayed to 2012

Anarchy Reigns, the latest balls-mental action title from Platinum Games, has been pushed back to next year. Prepare to throw your cat out of the window in pure, unadultered rage.  The postponement was quietly announced on the game's J...   read

 
 
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