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Bayonetta 2 producer comments on “pedantic port-begging,” for PS3 & Xbox 360 version

Thursday, 12 December 2013 11:58 GMT By Dave Cook

Bayonetta 2 developer Platinum Games is bringing its hack-and-slash sequel to Wii U via Nintendo, yet gamers are still asking the studio for a PS3 and Xbox 360 edition. Creative Producer JP Kellams has said on Twitter that he’s tired of “pedantic port-begging.”

As spotted by MyNintendoNews, Kellams took to Twitter and had this to say:

What do you make of the above?

Via Nintendo Life.

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96 Comments

  1. silkvg247

    Ouch.. not great PR.

    Hey the fans want a port.. I’ll insult them! :-)

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Francis O

    These people need to quit crying. This game wouldn’t be made if it wasn’t for Nintendo.

    If you want to play TitanFall: You Need a Xbox

    If you want to play The Order 1886: You Need PlayStation

    If you want to play Bayonetta 2: You Need Nintendo

    - These port-beggers need to shut up, its pathetic. Crying to a developer on Facebook? Get a life.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. polygem

    i paid 199€ for my wiiu…brandnew. instead of complaining people could sell their ol’ xboxes and playstations and just buy one of those wiius with their money. i’ve heard it’s a nice console.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. xxxGamesMasterxxx

    I’m with you Francis. I own a PS3 but i’m not crying all the time for Titanfall on Xbox 360. People need to know that exclusives are exclusives just as you said above and stop bitching.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. silkvg247

    I’d gladly sell my xbox360 to chip towards a WiiU but missus won’t let me. It sits there gathering dust.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Dave Cook

    I think he’s right, but could have worded it better.

    This is like moaning because Killzone: Shadow Fall isn’t coming to Xbox One.

    Bayonetta 2 is being published by Nintendo because no one else wanted it.

    Would it be better for the game to simply not exist at all?

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Dragon

    While I can understand the sentiment, statements like this will only sever ties with their fanbase, which already exists outside ninty ecosystem.

    This game feels like it will fail massively like W101, which would be a shame. Platinum makes great games.

    Then again, Ninty paid for exclusivity, something fans should realise.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. lexph3re

    People should just buy the console that has the games they love. They don’t need to sell their 360 or ps3. But plan out how to get their wii u and this game.

    If metal gear was exclusive on wii u Id buy that shit. Not because I’m a fan of Nintendo but a fan of the game. And I will support the exclusives that gives me reasons to even own a platform. This isn’t my reason to own a wii u but X? I’m buying that ish asap

    #8 1 year ago
  9. monkeygourmet

    The Wii U is running purely off these exclusives. Everyone has enough to go round (doesn’t matter which console you own), and, if it gets to the point you are desperate to play one of them…

    open your wallet! :)

    It’s always been the same for me, I wanted to play Sonic, I bought a Megadrive. I wanted to play Tekken, I bought a PS1…

    You really can’t expect every game you want to play to come out for the system you own.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Blastiel

    Statement could have been worded better and granted if you want exclusives then you have to get the console they are on BUT…

    This is a Wii U Exclusive so once it sells on the 10′s of 10′s to whatever core Wii U owners still have one and still one this they will be BEGGING to publish it on other platforms just to make some money back on what is ultimately a wasted endeavour.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Bomba Luigi

    “Bayonetta 2 is being published by Nintendo because no one else wanted it.

    Would it be better for the game to simply not exist at all?”

    Why so many People don’t get that is beyond my imagination. Someone who calls himself a Fan should be happy that the Game can be made.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. Erthazus

    Ninty didn’t paid for exclusivity. It is a publisher.

    This is a very different relationship and situation.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. tenthousandgothsonacid

    He’d have more of a leg to stand on if stuff didn’t normally release on all platforms eventually.

    Even Shite-anfall(*) will end up on the ps4 eventually.

    (*) A-ha ! See what I did there ?

    #13 1 year ago
  14. tenthousandgothsonacid

    @13 Should probably be Shite&Fail

    Does Titanfall have an official derogatory pun yet ?

    #14 1 year ago
  15. monkeygourmet

    Wii U fails…

    Units become really cheap.

    People start picking them up alongside titles such as Bayonetta 2 (which now goes for £400 on ebay, yes Im buying 2 copies…), Zombi U, Wonderful 101…

    Love them…

    Say: “Why didn’t I play these when they were out?!”

    O_o

    #15 1 year ago
  16. polygem

    @7: really depends on how you define ‘fail’.
    if you only measure everything by it’s actual sales then maybe. thing is: that’s only one side of the coin. a good game stays a good game forever. it will build up your reputation in the long run even if it did not sell well. making good games always pays off in the end.

    @8: sure, but some just don’t have the cash or don’t want 6 consoles connected to their tv’s. if you’re sitting on a 360 and a ps3 it could make sense to let one go and buy a wiiu for that money. it’s a fading gen and spicing your gaming with some fresh hardware can sometimes cure a fatigue /taking a break helps too but that’s actually harder :)

    i personally HATE to have my room clustered with consoles. atm i only have a wiiu and a ps4 plus the handhelds and i am superhappy with that. don’t think i will buy into anything else anytime soon.

    you loose money by trading in but sometimes it makes a lot of sense anyway.
    you’ve played on the systems, had a good time, it’s only fair to pay for that the moment you trade something in. this only isn’t working if you then buy these machines AGAIN :)

    #16 1 year ago
  17. fihar

    I don’t think there’s any need for him to sugarcoat his words really.
    His second tweet is self-explanatory. I mean, it’s been a year and people are still begging for it to be ported?

    They’re people too you know, being pestered for a year over a single thing that they can’t do anything about has got to be pretty damn annoying.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. Joe Musashi

    I am fond of Platinum, but this is exactly the wrong way to publicly react to fans of your output asking for more of it.

    Regardless of the ins and outs of the realities of Bayo2 coming to other platforms (hint: it’s not) it’s not a great mentality to display. The least you do is make some meaningless guff about how you love your fans etc etc.

    If you want to play TitanFall: You Need a Xbox

    No you don’t.

    JM

    #18 1 year ago
  19. monkeygourmet

    ^

    Pedantic much? (ironic, considering the thread). Use ya brains and insert (xxx exclusive game)…

    “If you want to play Halo: You Need a Xbox”

    You knew what he meant.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. YoungZer0

    Some games are just platform exclusive and they will stay that way.

    Shut up. Let them work. The end.

    #20 1 year ago
  21. Bomba Luigi

    @19: Well, if you wanna play just something named Halo theres some available for PC and some for Smartphones :P

    #21 1 year ago
  22. OmegaSlayer

    Bayonetta makes lots of clamour because it’s something really fucked up as nothing we ever witnessed in the industry.
    In some ways it shows everything that is WRONG in the industry.
    I’ll try to make this whole idea clear.

    Bayonetta was released on PS3/360.
    Platinum developed only the 360 version then Sega handed the port to an internal developer which made a big crappy port.
    A port that was later patched with help from Sony development studios.
    The game sold WELL on both platforms with the worst PS3 version outselling the 360 version by 200000 copies.
    Bayonetta sold between 1,3 and 2 millions copies combined on the 2 platforms, sources are not coherent.
    The development of Bayonetta 2 started for platforms different than WiiU as a game journalist revealed in a twit.
    (Searching for it but I remember it clear as a day that he was making a deal for Bayo2 on the cover of his magazine and it wasn’t on WiiU)
    Then SEGA fell into financial troubles and cutsome games, and there was a rumour Bayonetta was canned.
    Then Bayonetta 2 was announced as a WiiU exclusive saying Nintendo funded it.
    People says that Nintendo made Bayo2 possible.
    I say that Bayo2 wouldn’t mean anything if there wasn’t people buying and appreciating Bayonetta.
    If Bayonetta would have been released on Wii or WiiU it would have sold as W101.
    So, the success, that little bit of success Bayonetta as a franchise has is due to PS360 owners.

    Now, if there’s something bad is third parties going exclusive.
    Development costs are huge and putting the game on more consoles and trying to generate more revenue is healthy.

    Still dumber is “selling” a franchise to another “demographic”.
    It’s the case of Resident Evil 4, Monster Hunter, Bayonetta and Final Fantasy VII.
    Though…Final Fantasy VII and RE4 were developed for systems that were able to accomplish a huge vision that competition couldn’t reach…which is not the case with WiiU
    Anyway, in the moment you swap camp, you alienate the same people that made you succesful, which is a donkey ass move.
    Trying to reach another fanbase/demographic is like saying: “we spit on the money you gave us so far”
    If you change, you don’t spit on the face of people that didn’t gave you money, you spit on the face of the people that gave you money.

    It’s whiney and stupid to complain that you get port begging requests.
    You only show how bad a decision you made and how you pissed fans with a poor business decision.

    Platinum could have started a kickstart instead of accepting a moneyhat.

    Add to that the WiiU situation, a piece of hardware that is really hard to love if you’re not a long time Nintendo fan, a machine that would probably only get dust under your TV.
    An hardware where even Mario doesn’t sell enough.

    I’m a guy that begs for a port and I don’t see one reason why this it is considered bad.
    What Platinum/Sega did went too far in terms of making people deluded and upset.

    At this point imho Sega should give back the moneyhat to Nintendo and broke the exclusivity deal

    Also…the IP is still property of SEGA, so it’s ultimately to Sega to decide on the franchise even if Nintendo put money on it.

    And Kellams is a poor sissy that has no spine nor charme nor smartness to deal with people.

    #22 1 year ago
  23. Francis O

    @18 – Joe

    - Ah, you’re probably one of those butt hurt fans crying on Facebook.

    @Dragon

    - Or it could sell well like Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate has on Wii U. Mad World on Wii outsold Anarchy Reigns on the PS3 and Xbox 360…combined by about 500,000 units.

    So you never know. Bayonetta 2 will be a better game than the Wonderful 101 and the Wii U’s install base will be a lot higher then.

    #23 1 year ago
  24. Luciferous

    I would rather play Bayo 2 on the platform I played the original on, I know there won’t be anything brought forward from the old save files but it feels inherently wrong playing a franchise across different platforms… So how about porting the original to WiiU I’ll happily play the original again and I do plan on picking up a WiiU when either Zelda U or X comes out, until then there isn’t anything on the console that screams at me to buy it.

    #24 1 year ago
  25. Creepy

    Good, good, keep reminding him about all the fans and potential sales he lost. Call yourself a whore, expect to be treated like one.

    #25 1 year ago
  26. monkeygourmet

    @22

    Argh!!! (explodes!) :D

    Okay, change Halo to Project Spark…

    #26 1 year ago
  27. OmegaSlayer

    @26
    Yeah, Platinum should be flattered, not annoyed but yeah, they’re just sell outs and it itches and aches to know they fucked up big time.

    #27 1 year ago
  28. monkeygourmet

    @Omega

    If you hadn’t spent all your money on a blow up Bayonetta sex doll, you may have had enough to buy a Wii U and this game.

    #28 1 year ago
  29. bradk825

    Exclusives are exclusives and no amount of whining will change that, but for him to intentionally be insulting toward people who want to be customers makes him a class A dick no matter how you want to look at it.

    #29 1 year ago
  30. xxxGamesMasterxxx

    “Nintendo needs more mature titles.”

    They fund and publish Bayonetta 2.

    “WTF NINTENDO, YOU CAN’T HAVE THAT.”

    #30 1 year ago
  31. CPC_RedDawn

    #2 Francis O

    Just thought I would let you in on a secret, Titanfall is a times exclusive but will also release on PC the same time as the Xbox One and 360 version and then eventually get ported to PS4 and maybe Wii U.

    So no you don’t need an Xbox One to play Titanfall, whereas you DO need a PS4 for The Order 1866 and you DO need a Wii U to play Bayonetta 2.

    Just some inside info for you, but sssshhh don’t tell anyone.

    #31 1 year ago
  32. manamana

    ^ what he said. Btw. Did you played on the Amstrad CPC, just wondering? Was a great machine.

    #32 1 year ago
  33. Francis O

    @32 CPC RedDawn

    - From what I’ve heard, TitanFall is not a timed exclusive. And the sequel could come to PS4 ect

    - And yes, I know its coming to PC, but that’s windows or owned by Microsoft, you get the point.

    - And I never said you need a “Xbox One” to play Titanfall, I said you need Xbox.

    Meaning most people, or console gamers without a rig, will need a “Xbox” console.

    Nice attempt at being a smartass though, I’ll give you credit for that. Too bad your reading comprehension skills are lacking.

    but sssshhhh, I won’t tell anyone.

    #33 1 year ago
  34. zoopdeloop

    quite rude of him given that Bayonetta’s fanbase began on 360 and ps3.On the other hand fans should stop whining about it and accept it altogether.

    As for the “no one wanted to publish it”i think they exaggerate a bit
    They simply didn’t knocked many doors,they didn’t get a direct response from the ones they knocked(bad timing i guess)while Nintendo was positive from the start…good for them

    #34 1 year ago
  35. bradk825

    @32 Respawn has come out and said it’s NOT a timed exclusive. The sequel may come to Sony though.

    #35 1 year ago
  36. salarta

    His reaction is understandable. Unlike a lot of cases, I think this time it’s not a sign of dislike for fans in any way, but a sign of frustration that they’ve explained the situation on their end as thoroughly as possible, why they have to publish with Nintendo and can’t go elsewhere even if they wanted to, and they still have people asking for a port.

    #36 1 year ago
  37. DrDamn

    How are they being pedantic? That’s the real question ;)

    #37 1 year ago
  38. polygem

    #31 + 1

    this also shows exactly how complaining on the internet works…it sure must be frustrating for devs and pubs. they can never do it right :)

    #38 1 year ago
  39. bradk825

    Of course he’s frustrated and right to be, but he’s still a business person and should behave professionally. At my organization that kind of thing wouldn’t fly. He was intentionally rude to would-be customers who want his product. Frustrated-and-right or not, he’s still a dick, ;)

    #39 1 year ago
  40. OmegaSlayer

    @29
    Besides your stupid sexual jokes…
    If I had Rupert Murdoch’s money I wouldn’t still buy a WiiU.
    Thinking to have money and purchasing something just cause to use it once is childish.

    I guess with this mentality YOU are the one who would go with whores if you had the money.

    #40 1 year ago
  41. Francis O

    @41 OmegaSlayer

    If you don’t want to buy a Wii U to play Bayonetta 2, this stop crying like a little bitch on these comments sections.

    The game is ONLY being made because Nintendo funded it. MS and Sony DIDN’T WANT IT.

    Why can’t you get this through your head? Your F**king essay you wrote won’t change a thing, neither will your salty tears of butthurtness.

    Its a Wii U exclusive – DEAL WITH IT

    #41 1 year ago
  42. polygem

    i’d rather make business with an honest but rude guy than with all those ass kissers that make jokes behind closed doors.

    it would be a perfect world :)

    #42 1 year ago
  43. monkeygourmet

    @41

    “Besides your stupid sexual jokes…”

    Ends his comment with a sexual joke…

    O_o

    I was trying to lighten your rant somewhat, it obviously back fired. I could have easily just said what everyone else has been saying everytime this conversation came up:

    MS & Sony didn’t want your precious Bayonetta. Nintendo put a ring on it and thats all there is to it.

    If you love the game that much, buy a Wii U…

    Whats that? You’ll only play on it once? What about Wonderful 101, X etc… etc… You must have your head up your arse if you can only find one game to play on the system.

    If thats truely the case then you’ll just have to get over it or play it at a friends house. It’s not a big problem…

    Or, better still… Wait about 10 years till you’ve calmed down and buy my 2nd copy of Bayonetta off EBay for £450… :)

    #43 1 year ago
  44. Cobra951

    @42: Did he really deserve that much of a dick post? I don’t know the history between you two. Whatever. It just seemed excessive.

    I never played Bayonetta. So this is sort of an education for me. I can see why there is a contingent of angry fans. Rather than getting insulting, this guy should deal with it, the same way he expects longtime fans of the franchise to deal with it. The WiiU is not exactly a mainstream machine. Buying it for just this game? I wouldn’t. But I did buy an N64 just for Mario 64. I was happy that other worthy games came along for that system, but Mario alone sold it to me. I guess it depends on how badly one wants Bayonetta 2. Exclusive game is exclusive.

    #44 1 year ago
  45. salarta

    @31: I agree that it looks contradictory on the surface, but it’s more complex than that. The most obvious situation is that a lot of those people don’t want to buy a Wii U when Bayonetta 2 is the only game that appeals to them on the system. It’s asking them to pay around $250 to play just one game.

    Second, Nintendo is a generation behind Sony and Microsoft, and some of those people might have really, really wanted the game to have the best graphics possible. Remember, there was a huge uproar over Sega’s PS3 port of Bayonetta turning out worse graphics-wise. Third, the controller for the Wii U is much different from the more intuitive Sony and Microsoft controllers, and Bayonetta is the type of game where your controller matters. Fourth, there is very good reason to be concerned about just how far down Nintendo gets to influence game content, especially in light of cases like how Nintendo told Mistwalker to make The Last Story more upbeat and positive than it was originally meant to be. Bayonetta is a very sexually expressive character. Nintendo is the kind of company that will completely toss away a much-used and loved app if it means people can privately exchange lewd messages to friends they consciously added to their friend lists. Who’s to say Nintendo wouldn’t see Bayonetta do something really risque that would be perfectly fine on Sony and Microsoft consoles, and say “Nope, you have to cut that, we don’t want it on a game published by us.”

    I’m not saying people should keep complaining that they want the game ported, but people can have many reasons for not wanting it on a Nintendo console, largely because of how Nintendo chooses to operate.

    #45 1 year ago
  46. Legendaryboss

    My oh my where to start?

    #46 1 year ago
  47. Clupula

    Well, first off, I think he’s being really rude. He knows damn well why the fanbase is upset. There are a lot of fans of the first game that aren’t going to get to play it.

    But that said, if it stays on the Wii U, it stays on the Wii U. I loved the first one, but unless there is some giant flood of great games heading that system’s way (at the moment, including Bayonetta 2, the entirety of games I have even the slightest interest in playing on it is a grand total of three, with X and Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem being the other two. I don’t buy a system until it has 20 absolute must-have exclusives. I doubt the Wii U will ever reach that number. The Wii never did), I’m never going to play it. Oh well. Wouldn’t be the first game that I wanted to play but didn’t. There’s still plenty of other stuff coming that I can play instead.

    People have to get over and when the game flops, maybe, just maybe Sega will realize why. Of course, it’s Sega, and they never learn anything from anything, but still, there is always hope.

    #47 1 year ago
  48. Joe Musashi

    @24 Yes. That’s me. Full of butthurt.

    Glad you managed to find that subtext hidden in my remark. Wow, nothing gets past you does it?

    JM

    #48 1 year ago
  49. Legendaryboss

    Just to cover points raised:
    1. Titanfall is not exclusive, call me when 2 versions are canned. Then you start can stating exclusive.

    2. Killzone Shadow Fall and Bayonetta 2 are not in the same ball park. One is owned by the publisher and other is simply just being published. Think of Mass Effect, Ninja Gaiden 1+2, Ninja Gaiden Razor Edge etc. etc. Titles that were never supposed to come to other platforms.

    3. Mature titles and Nintendo: See 46. But also pretty sure people stated they want Nintendo to actually make said mature titles not just simply publish them or in the view or others “steal them”. Big difference between publishing and actually developing.

    4. You want to play B2, buy Wii U. Simply how it stands at the moment. No deal with it, swears or anything else in sight. Of course if it ain’t for you don’t buy it, simples. Your choice.

    5. My opinion: This is Bad PR, practically an rude insult to the fans showing their passion.

    6. Francis i.e cherrypicking titles that actually succeed on Wii U/Wii all the while ignoring others, compare that to exclusives that have failed i.e Zombi U. Where is that in your comparison? As for reading skills, i suggest you brush up on yours before you get up on that high horse of yours.

    7. People whoever relevant to, if people want to purchase Wii U they will buy it please stop repeatedly saying “buy Wii U” “It has game X and Y….” “You have your head in the clouds” Seriously? People buy platforms on their own accord please keep it that way, we need no salemans.

    8. Exclusives it is always exclusive up until the point it isn’t see examples above at point 2. But thinking it will stay exclusive? Well i haven’t seen a popular title say on its leash.

    #49 1 year ago
  50. Phoenixblight

    I can understand why people are pissed but this is how it goes. Also nothing has been shown for this game and as others have said Nintendo gets involved with their games that they are publishing so the fans may not be getting the same art style or look of the original. They have come in to some games and have told them explicitly to remove certain gameplay because it doesn’t fit with the Nintendo brand. Wait and see.

    #50 1 year ago
  51. Clupula

    @51 – I distinctly remember hearing about Nintendo forcing changes in The Last Story.

    #51 1 year ago
  52. Legendaryboss

    @52
    That did happen, as salarta points out.

    #52 1 year ago
  53. monkeygourmet

    ^

    You sound like 3 old ladies at a tea room! :)

    There is no evidence to suggest that any things been changed to fit the Wii U, content wise. The gameplay and crotch obsessed trailers shown so far would suggest its ‘business as usual’ for a Bayonetta fans.

    I hope they are scouring through the new anime with the same eye for detail.

    #53 1 year ago
  54. Legendaryboss

    @54
    Very good, sir.
    http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ma8nccGkrl1rfduvxo1_400.gif

    #54 1 year ago
  55. Phoenixblight

    @54

    THere is no evidence to say that there has/hasn’t been. They put out some trailers and that somehow refutes what I have said? Like no one has ever misrepresented their game with a trailer.

    #55 1 year ago
  56. Clupula

    @53 – Would it surprise you that, many times, I don’t read Salarta’s posts?

    #56 1 year ago
  57. Clupula

    @54 – Yes, there is going to be a big cut away during a trailer to, “WE WANTED TO PUT SOMETHING HERE BUT NINTENDO WOULDN’T LET US.”

    They’re going to put in the things Nintendo will let them and keep quiet on the things they aren’t allowed, until such time as it no longer harms them to say it. Sakaguchi didn’t say anything about Nintendo cutting things out until after he was already done with them. It’s dumb to do otherwise.

    #57 1 year ago
  58. monkeygourmet

    ^

    Was only messing! :)

    Point being, titles being altered are not exclusively a ‘Nintendo thing’.

    #58 1 year ago
  59. salarta

    @54: There is no proof that it’s been done to Bayonetta 2, but there is proof that it’s been done to The Last Story, which sets a precedent that it could have been done to Bayonetta 2.

    @59: Titles being altered is expected as games are developed. The issue with Bayonetta, however, is that since it’s entirely unlike what Nintendo is normally willing to put out, it’s possible that Nintendo could be asking the company to water down the content to make it more “appropriate” as a Nintendo-published game on a Nintendo console. We have no proof one way or the other, but precedent with Last Story shows it’s possible.

    #59 1 year ago
  60. Phoenixblight

    @59

    You have proof of the other big 2 doing it? Or you just going to pull it out of thin air because it is offensive to your precious?

    #60 1 year ago
  61. Legendaryboss

    @57
    I know, i just thought i would credit him. I know bad LB.

    @59
    Your right but to use salarta’s words “there is proof that it’s been done to The Last Story, which sets a precedent that it could be done to Bayonetta 2.” And as Clup says No ones going to speak about cuts at this point in time.

    Beaten but i’ll leave it be.

    #61 1 year ago
  62. monkeygourmet

    @60

    That’s grabbing at straws so much, one could say there was a pre determined agenda.

    All the people worrying about cut content won’t be playing it anyway… So why worry!?

    If your lamenting about what could of been, complain to Sony / MS.

    #62 1 year ago
  63. Agt_Pendergast

    I think I’m going to make it a point to avoid reading any of the comment sections for any future Bayonetta 2 news, cause I get the feeling they’re all going to be like this.

    #63 1 year ago
  64. monkeygourmet

    @61

    What examples of where games have changed or been altered because of outside views? Hmmmmmm… I would have thought the currant climate of DLC and MTs would show you that game devs are swayed by other forces…

    I’m sure it was turn 10′s idea to riddle the game with MTs, not MS.

    #64 1 year ago
  65. polygem

    @46:

    “Nintendo is a generation behind Sony and Microsoft,”

    sorry salarta but i really can’t hear this argument anymore. it’s just not true. nintendo offer an experience that feels very modern. the ui of my ps4 doesn’t exactly feel next gen tbh. the crashes i’m experiencing with bf4 feel very…ahem outdated. compared to the flawless gaming experience that mario 3d world offers, which again, is a much more modern/ next gen interpretation of mario than bf4 is of battlefield( 64 players and pretty bugs my ass if the game is that broken). the browser on the ps4 is shit, while using the pad on the wiiu is great. miiverse is very next gen. the friendslist on my ps4, the what’s new section? so very very meeeh.

    wiiu isn’t behind, it’s different. absolutely amazing that people just cannot see through some next gen marketing bubbles.

    #65 1 year ago
  66. Legendaryboss

    Oh my god.

    #66 1 year ago
  67. Phoenixblight

    @65

    Again you have nothing to support that it was MS that did that and not Turn 10. FOr all we know Turn 10 made the idea and MS said hell yes.

    There are developers that have come out and said Nintendo had made them change their game because it doesn’t fit with the brand. You have nothing to support the same thing for MS or Sony. You are grabbing straws at best.

    “climate of DLC and MTs would show you that game devs are swayed by other forces”

    Yeah the companies are making games worth millions and are the same price as they were 10 years ago excluding inflation so they go with DLC or MT and it works as been shown with the demand. If no one wanted it they would be upchucking it like the Online passes.

    #67 1 year ago
  68. polygem

    @67: yep that’s my gamertag on ps4 and xbox. add me.

    #68 1 year ago
  69. fearmonkey

    I can understand the disappointment around this game. The first title was a multiplatform, and then fans that bought it are being told they need to own q Wii-u to play it’s sequel, which has to suck if they aren’t interested in the Wii-u otherwise.

    I imagine there are PS4 people that wish they could play Dead Rising 3 but don’t really want a Xbox One right now.

    I personally think that a multiplatform game should stay multiplatform, only a new IP should be exclusive. It’s a disservice to the fans otherwise.

    #69 1 year ago
  70. Legendaryboss

    @69
    I’m referring to something else stated that might be covered soon. i’ll get back to you on GT.

    #70 1 year ago
  71. monkeygourmet

    @68

    I will def do more research (I can’t be bothered at the moment – gaming! :)), but I feel you would be naive not to expect that each company has an ‘image’ to maintain.

    There are hundreds of examples of MS and there policies on Indie titles / updates and DLC, but I will dig around more when I get a chance if you think this is purely a ‘Nintendo thing’.

    I would also like you to provide me with more examples if possible, and reasons why games like Madworld. Etc… ‘Slip through the net’.

    Ultimately your point is based on something that is completely intangible when it comes to this title. Just saying: ‘they have done similar things in the past…’, doesn’t really cut it.

    The gameplay seen so far and cutscenes look ripped straight from the first title. That is the only constant we have… Maybe if this bombs and we get a candid interview 2 years down the line, it’ll shed some more light on this.
    Until then the only straws being grabbed are people imagining foul play that’s impossible to prove…

    #71 1 year ago
  72. polygem

    @71: well if you do…it’s OhMikeOdd then

    #72 1 year ago
  73. Phoenixblight

    @72

    Wasn’t calling foul just pointing that out that may be the case here. We won’t know until after the game is released. Its best to wait and see.

    #73 1 year ago
  74. salarta

    @63: It’s really, really not grasping at straws. Knowing what a company has done in the past is a good way of predicting what they are doing or will do in the future, whether it’s by the possibility of them doing the exact same thing again or simply understanding how they seem to operate.

    For the record, I plan to buy and play Bayonetta 2. Once there are five games on the Wii U worth playing in addition to Bayonetta 2. Right now only the recent Mario game exists.

    @66: I have two answers to this comment. The first is that we’re at the very beginning of this console cycle, which means it’s going to take a little while for games on PS4 and XBox One to look like a real improvement; citing BF4 doesn’t really count since it’s on both last and current gen consoles. The second is that I have to admit I could be mistaken about Nintendo being a generation behind since I haven’t used a Wii U myself. However, one thing: using the browser on the console? I understand why Sony includes it, but why actually use it? The browser is so far down the list of meaningful attributes for a console.

    #74 1 year ago
  75. monkeygourmet

    @75

    Either way, they can’t be judged for a future ‘crime’, so you’ll just have to wait and see like the rest of us.

    #75 1 year ago
  76. salarta

    @76: I’m not accusing Nintendo of having done it already (though I do personally believe the easy mode stylus controls are a sign of that), my main reason for mentioning the precedent is to explain one reason why people might not want it to be published by Nintendo or Nintendo exclusive. Whether Nintendo does or does not do that to Bayonetta 2, there’s reason to worry Nintendo could have done it or could do it in the future.

    If someone has stolen your money at least once, aren’t you going to worry that they might do it again? You’re not calling the police on them by observing what they’ve done in the past and bracing yourself for the chance they might do it again.

    #76 1 year ago
  77. monkeygourmet

    @77

    I’m not worried to be honest. There was an easy mode in Bayonetta 1 that was the same as stylus mode but using just buttons on the pad.

    http://kotaku.com/5342474/bayonettas-easy-mode-lets-you-play-like-a-pro-automatically

    I’ve played plenty of games with risqué / violent content on Nintendo machines, I really doubt they would have changed much. The shoddy port of the PS3 original was something to get upset over, not this.

    #77 1 year ago
  78. salarta

    @79: Huh, I wasn’t aware of that easy mode. That definitely changes my view on the stylus matter, thanks.

    The games with risque and violent content in question are ones published by companies other than Nintendo. The concern in that regard comes out when it’s Nintendo publishing the game, since Nintendo is really obsessed with their plan of marketing primarily to children and families that have children.

    I didn’t see anything with the PS3 version of Bayonetta, though. I’m not really a graphics nut, but it does play a role in how I view consoles if it affects whether or not the console can play certain games.

    #78 1 year ago
  79. OmegaSlayer

    @70
    Pretty much a nailed concept.

    No one complained about W101, a game by a great developer born on WiiU.

    The point is that Nintendo leverages the success the Bayonetta franchise gained from players who enjoyed the first game on other platforms.

    The point “without Nintendo there wouldn’t be a Bayo2″ is secondary to the concept “without people enjoying Bayo1 on PS360, Nintendo wouldn’t even gave a fuck about making Bayo2″

    It’s like father and mother raising a child, then Mafia boss kidnap the child and asks the parents to buy him/her back at his price.
    For me, that is fucked up.

    Then…
    Sega cancelled Bayo2 as a part of restructuring program
    http://www.edge-online.com/news/report-sega-cancels-bayonetta-2/
    And if either Sony or MS would have bought exclusivity it would have been fucked up and wrong anyway.
    Still making a game for a dying console is killing the IP

    #79 1 year ago
  80. monkeygourmet

    @79

    The ‘kiddy’ image (while deserved in some cases), isn’t fully representative of Nintendos output from my perspective. They are careful. But every company has to be, to a point.

    People complained about Nintendo removing street pass features (think of the children!), yet Sony are having to rethink their strategy with video streaming after the porn stuff leaking out recently.

    Just look at all the Witch molesting games on the DS in Japan, there is hardcore(ish) content available on any platform. As of yet, the only major change I see is her haircut!

    Watch this:

    http://m.uk.ign.com/videos/2013/06/13/bayonetta-2-gameplay-demo-ign-live-e3-2013

    Looks fine to me!

    #80 1 year ago
  81. salarta

    @81: I wasn’t aware of the porn stuff you refer to. The street pass issue, if it’s the thing I’m thinking of, was something where two people that know each other and essentially consent to sharing such content (and if they don’t then they can remove each other) are being kept from being able to make such exchanges because Nintendo doesn’t like that kind of content in any form. I expect that the Sony one will be something like being users being able to publicly broadcast nudity and other pornographic content of themselves, which is definitely something that requires filters and the like.

    Please link me to a news article regarding the Sony porn stuff.

    #81 1 year ago
  82. monkeygourmet

    I hate linking Kotaku, but it was the first one that came up:

    http://kotaku.com/twitch-couples-strip-show-could-mean-bad-news-for-play-1470396644

    Not saying they are banning anything per say, just that people can easily abuse streaming content and when linked to a device in your living room, things can get complicated!

    #82 1 year ago
  83. salarta

    @83: Thanks for linking me.

    I’d say that kind of situation definitely warrants at least taking Playroom offline as an app until they can figure out a way of policing that app. Possibly have parental control maturity ratings, and a place to quickly report a stream (it probably has that already but I didn’t notice). The article does a mix of pointing out one asshole’s sexual assault of an unconscious woman and the risk of child predators using it. Unlike video games, Playroom and anything like it presents a huge risk for bad behavior. This is one of those reasons I was concerned about Kinect and the PS Camera, though my initial concern was for the trend in guys remotely activating the camera and taking pictures of women to blackmail them.

    Now if Playroom could only be used with people on your Friend list and Sony took it down, then I think it’d be comparable to the Nintendo issue.

    #83 1 year ago
  84. SCAssassin

    On the topic of Nintendo’s overall involvement in the development of the game: http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/197634/going_platinum_bayonetta_2_.php

    #84 1 year ago
  85. absolutezero

    Imagine theres a man standing behind you. Each time you go to talk to anyone else the man jams his fingers between your ribs as hard as he can. When you ask the man why he is jabbing you in the ribs he responds with “Its because I like you.”

    So you go about your business and the man continues to poke you everytime you talk to anyone. Anytime you say anything thats not directly to him you get a stab of pain and dis-comfort.

    Its always the same man you see his face, you learn his name, he just won’t go away and he won’t stop.

    When you finally break and tell him to get the fuck away from you and to please stop jabbing you in the ribs the man screams “YOU SHOULD BE FLATTERED” and accuses you of not understanding his feelings.

    #85 1 year ago
  86. absolutezero

    If you think you are mature from playing Bayonetta of all games then there is something deeply wrong with you.

    Theres videos and hands-on previews from E3 this year that were entirely positive. Sure Nintendo have a history of sticking their oars in but guess what? It usually ends up being for the better! Metroid Prime was a better game thanks to Nintendo, The Last Story ended up being far more unique and entertaining than Lost Odyssey even though it was a game in a very similar style.

    “The games with risque and violent content in question are ones published by companies other than Nintendo.”

    Do do do Fire Emblem do do doooo

    #86 1 year ago
  87. Joe Musashi

    What a terrible analogy.

    The selective logic and memory throughout this discussion is tragi-larious.

    JM

    #87 1 year ago
  88. absolutezero

    That was me doing my best Peter Molyneux as well.

    Proper crushed now. :(

    The entire point was that its not a million different disgruntled fans of the original game the guy was originally talking about, its the same people saying the samethings in the same offensive manor everytime he goes to post about Bayonetta 2. Go check, go take a look at the Platinum Facebook page, link the faces with the comments its the same people.

    Kamiya has taken to blocking them from his Twitter because they did the same thing.

    https://www.facebook.com/platinumgames?fref=ts

    There you go. Look at the recent comments, people are already complaining about this news. Its just because they love it though! Like Elvira crushing the skulls of the bunnies in Tiny Toons.

    #88 1 year ago
  89. antraxsuicide

    @80 +a million

    That’s exactly the point. The comments “Wanna play The Order:1886? Get a PS4″ are completely irrelevant. Bayonetta made its fanbase on PS360, and now those customers are being flipped off in favor of Nintendo’s wallet.

    And Dave, I’d say yes to your original question. I’d rather that Bayonetta 2 got left behind (with a possible release in several years) instead of a giant failed game like this is going to be. The first game was a great steak, and I would’ve been fine to only have that taste in my mouth. But now, that steak is going to have mustard and hair all over it from this sequel.

    #89 1 year ago
  90. Legendaryboss

    @67/71
    There we go, took a while but we got there @88.

    #90 1 year ago
  91. Ireland Michael

    @91 You know if you ignored it he would stop pushing your buttons, right?

    You’re dragging it out by responding.

    #91 1 year ago
  92. Legendaryboss

    @92
    Wait what? JM isn’t referring to me he is referring to something i noticed at @67/71 hence the comment at @91.

    This argument was going south with or without me, in this case without.

    #92 1 year ago
  93. Ireland Michael

    @93 I know that, but simply by responding you’re giving him something to latch on to.

    #93 1 year ago
  94. Legendaryboss

    Right. Right.

    #94 1 year ago
  95. Dirk

    The guy could have worded it better but it was a lot better than Ninja Theory’s response to concerned DMC fans, who basically got told to f*ck off.

    #95 1 year ago
  96. 313714

    patiant….yes it was the secret he mentioned.it seems they will release it to other consoles after wiiu release :-)

    #96 1 year ago

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  • GTA 5: parallax occlusion mapping is gone, but framerate is better

    Patch 1.09 for GTA 5 has indeed removed the parallax occlusion mapping effect, but has in turn improved the game’s overall framerate – at least on PlayStation 4. Earlier last week a YouTube video came to light and showed what appeared to be the removal of effects from GTA 5 after applying patch 1.09. The […]

  • The Witcher 3 dev: DirectX 12 may not have impact on Xbox One games resolution

    DirectX 12 may not be the miracle that some are believing it to be, at least not when it comes to improving the resolution of Xbox One ports. Damien Monnier, a senior game designer at The Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt RED has revealed through a Twitter conversation with fans that DirectX 12 may not […]

  • Get infinite items in Bloodborne with this duplication glitch

    Bloodborne has a nasty glitch that will let you duplicate all in-game consumables. The glitch was discovered by Kotaku and makes item duplication pretty simple. Note that doing this will trivialise a major part of the game’s challenge and that it will probably get patched soon. For this glitch to work, you’ll need to create […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for March 31: Heroic and Nightfall strikes detailed

    The weekly reset to Destiny’s merchants, strikes, and reputation caps is here. The strike for this week is The Nexus on the Ishtar Sink on Venus. Void burn will be your ally/enemy for the Nightfall. The Juggler modifier is also available on both Heroic and Nightfall. Inferno Crucible mode also returns with Clash, and it […]

  • Motivational Growth is the first non-documentary film to be released on Steam

    Motivational Growth will soon be Steam’s first foray into selling movies that are not based around video games Steam will release its first, non-documentary film later today in the form of Motivational Growth. The film is a sci-fi comedy distributed by Hotline Miami publisher Devolver Digital, who has itself produced other game-centred documentaries before, and […]

  • Metal Gear Solid movie in the works at Sony Pictures

    A Metal Gear Solid film is in the making at Sony Pictures. Deadline is reporting that Sony Pictures has closed a deal to make a film adaptation of Metal Gear Solid. The film will be written by Jay Basu, with Jordan Vogt-Roberts attached to direct. Michael De Luca is said to be heading production. There […]

  • Destiny: Inferno mode returns this week with Inferno Clash

    Inferno mode returns to Destiny this week. This time it’s Inferno Clash. The Inferno playlist will be back to The Crucible rotation in Destiny this week. Unlike last month’s Control, Clash will be the mode variant this time. The main changes Inferno brings to the game is the removal of the radar (mini-map), scoring is […]

  • Bladestorm: how 28 rogue ninja conquered Brittany

    The Hundred Years War wasn’t ended by the superior forces of the French cavalry: it was ninja. Bladestorm: Nightmare Battlefield sim. Take control of dozens of unit types. You play a mercenary, fighting for both France and England, usually at your own discretion. Unit variations liven things up; Lady Lancers replace Knights. Vikings replace Swords. […]

  • First Bloodborne speedrun is in, game finished in under 45 minutes

    Bloodborne has been out for less than a week in most parts of the world and the first speedrun record has already been achieved. YouTuber Oginam_tv managed to finish Bloodborne in under 50 minutes. Of course not without utilising more than his fair share of exploits, including level-skipping glitches, as well as the item duplication […]

  • Advanced Warfare Infection gameplay shows the new map, monsters, extraction mechanic

    We’ve got some new gameplay footage from Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies episode 2 – Infection. Arekkz went to L.A. this past weekend and played the new map that Infection brings to Exo Zombies mode in Advanced Warfare. The map is noticeably larger than that of the first episode, with more branching paths you can unlock. […]

  • Hotline Miami collector’s edition is close, 50% already achieved

    The Hotline Miami crowdfunding effort to produce a special collector’s edition is going strong with 50% of the target achieved. Gamer Network’s collector’s edition initiative has announced that funding for the Hotline Mimi Gamer’s Edition has reached 50% of its goal, with just over nine days to go. The collector’s edition is a one-of-a-kind bundle […]

  • Woah Dave will be an extra free PS+ game on PS4 in April

    Indie platformer Woah Dave will be made free to PlayStation Plus members on PlayStation 4 in April, but it’s not part of the month’s main Plus offering. Woah Dave is a “secret” April PlayStation Plus game, according to Sony. The game is a 2D platformer that received positive feedback when it was released on PS […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: three international tourneys announced, $100,000 prize pool

    Warner Bros. has announced a new series of Mortal Kombat X tournaments with a prize pool starting at $100,000. Mortal Kombat X Worldwide Competitive Program is a series of tournaments that kick off in April and allow players from the around the world participation. The tournaments are the Fatal 8 Exhibition Tournament, Mortal Kombat X […]

  • Project CARS to receive a free car every month, starting with the Lykan Hypersport

    The Lykan Hypersport, the supercar featured in one of Furious 7′s action set-pieces, will be a free download for Project CARS owners. To thank the fans for their patience throughout Project CARS development and several delays, developer Slightly Mad will be giving all owners one in-game car for free each month. The first car will […]

  • Leaked Halo Online gameplay shows weapons, maps, and more

    Gameplay from the upcoming, Russia only, Halo Online has leaked online and it looks like a mix of Halo 3 and Halo Reach. Microsoft announced last week that a free-to-play Halo game is in development at Saber Interactive. The game will be available in Russia only, at least on launch. YouTuber Noble, with the help […]

  • Get PlayStation 4 with the PS Camera and The Last of Us for $399

    US retailer Best Buy is offering a free PlayStation Camera with the purchase of The Last of Us PS4 bundle. If you’re in the US, Best Buy is having a very good deal on PlayStation 4 systems at the moment. If you buy The Last of Us PS4 bundle, you’ll automatically get the PS Camera […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC comes to PS4 in May

    Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC has been given a release window for PS3, PS4, and Xbox 360. Jaws of Hakkon, the first story add-on to Dragon Age: Inquisition was released last week on PC and Xbox One. The release was a complete surprise, as there was no prior announcement. What was also surprising […]

  • Watch Rainbow Six Siege developers stream new gameplay right now

    Rainbow Six Siege developers are about to livestream new gameplay footage. Come and watch with us. The livestream below starts at 7pm UK time/6pm GMT. Ubisoft will be showing new gameplay footage and will talk more about the operator system, which was revealed today. The footage will be from the PC alpha build. Expect more […]

  • Advanced Warfare Exo Zombie Infected trailer shows new weapons, massive enemy

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Exo Zombies episode 2, Infected, has been shown off in a new trailer. The official trailer for Exo Zombies Infected is here with footage of the new gear and new enemies. All of which help set up the mess everyone’s making at Burger Town. John Malkovich and co are dropped […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege collector’s edition comes with a 120-page field manual

    Rainbow Six Siege will be getting a collector’s edition and it comes with a 120-page guide. The Rainbow Six Siege collector’s edition has been fully detailed. It’s called the “Art of Siege Edition” and will be available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, priced £65. Here’s what you get: A copy of the game […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege trailer is all about the operators

    Rainbow Six Siege has a new trailer available explaining the operator system. Operators are what makes any Counter Terrorist Unit and you will get to choose each of them individually before assembling a team. Any operator you choose will not be available for others though, so planning ahead will be crucial. The new trailer shows […]

  • Spotify now available on PS3 and PS4, lets you play music in the background

    Spotify has arrived on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. The Spotify app is now available in 42 countries on PSN. The app was part of last week’s firmware update and can be found under PlayStation Music. Anyone can download it, as it doesn’t require PlayStation Plus. You can use your PSN account to subscribe to […]

  • Let’s talk Battlefield Hardline weapon balance

    The weapon balance in Battlefield Hardline is causing a controversy among the players. Are some weapons too powerful, or are other not powerful enough? Westie has been playing Battlefield Hardline since it the day it came out and he has some opinions about the state of weapon balance as it stands right now. Westie also […]

  • UK Charts: Bloodborne enters at No. 2, Battlefield Hardline defends No. 1 spot

    Battlefield Hardline has defended the No. 1 spot in the UK Charts against Bloodborne’s impressive numbers. The UK Charts for the week ending March 28 show Battlefield Hardline continuing to hold the top spot despite dropping 43% in sales. Bloodborne achieved the No. 2 spot and came only 22,500 copies short of becoming number 1. […]

  • Halo 5: Guardians release date and new trailers released

    Halo 5 is coming in October. Are you ready? Halo 5: Guardians has been slapped with a release date of October 27. Microsoft and 343 Industries also released a new trailer to mark the news; check it out below. “The Master Chief. Spartan Locke. Who is the hunter and who is the hunted?” Microsoft said […]

  • Denial wins Call of Duty Championship 2015

    In a weekend where favourites crashed out and non-US teams took a beating, Denial stepped up to take the title and $400,000 prize Denial have beaten Revenge to win the Call of Duty Championship 2015, claiming a $400,000 prize. Taking place in downtown Los Angeles, 32 of the best teams in the world battled it […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Ascendance DLC- check out new maps and the grapple ability

    Advanced Warfare’s Ascendance DLC is looking pretty sweet in these two new videos. The Call of Duty Championships this weekend have given our very own Arekkz a chance to check out the new Ascendance DLC coming this month. Take a look at all four new maps as well as the cool new grapple ability (which […]

  • Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies gets a “mini boss” with Ascendance DLC

    Zombies mode gets an exo-kick up the ass with Advanced Warfare’s second DLC drop, Ascendance. When Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Ascendance DLC drops this week, players will be going up against some tougher challenges in Exo Zombies mode. “It’s all zombies, all of the time,” says High Moon Studios Matt Tieger, head of the […]

  • GTA Online user videos show out of character Lester, important Police Business

    You know, Lester isn’t as soft as he lets on, at least in these two GTA Online videos he’s not. The first one below is from YouTube user 10Phoenix01 Gamer, showing Lester kick a guy’s ass. It’s apparently punishment for running over the player – at least that’s the way it appears. A second video […]

  • Guild Wars 2 devs explain how the Map Bonus system, precursor crafting work in Heart of Thorns

    ArenaNet has posted information on the Guild Wars 2 website explaining how crafting mastery, and crafting a legendary weapon, will work in the Heart of Thorns expansion. There’s also information on the new Map Bonuses system, which will make acquiring crafting materials a more “directed activity” and streamlined experience. The new system will also add […]

  • Fly around your creations in Cities: Skylines with the Flight Cimulator mod

    Cities: Skylines players can now fly over their creations thanks to the Flight Cimulator mod. Created by Ulysius and available through the Steam Workshop, the mod allows the user to simulate flight through simple controls. According to the mod notes, it is still a work in progress as Ulysius plans to add building collisions , […]

  • The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul arrive on PlayStation Vue

    Sony has announced the addition of AMC to its PlayStation Vue service, which soft launched in Chicago, New York City and Philadelphia earlier this month. Those who use the service can now get their Better Call Saul and The Walking Dead fix, and also watch the Sundance channel, WEtv and IFC. AMC and WEtv are […]

  • Play the first level of Super Mario 64 in your browser

    Thanks to Roystan Ross and the Unity engine, you can play the first level of Super Mario 64 in your browser. This little nugget came to my attention yesterday, and unfortunately it became lost on my worksheet. Better late than never, I suppose. Anyway, the level is free-to-play and if you don’t wish to play […]

  • Steam’s Discovery Update has helped increase revenue for smaller titles

    Valve has said its Discovery Queue has increased product page views across Steam by 30% since the company launched the Discovery Update. According to Valve, 75% of those views come from the Discovery Queue, and 16% of product views can be attributed to the Discovery Queue. Even Steam Tags clicks have increased. The system is […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection April update includes “more ranked playlists”

    The next content update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection will “address a variety of issues across the game,” according to 343 Industries, including specific improvements to ranking. New quit and betrayal penalties are also in the works as the development team prepares to roll out ranks to additional playlists. According to 343, the latest […]

  • Get Spec Ops: The Line for free through 2K Games sale on Humble Store

    A 2K Games sale is going on this weekend on the Humble Store with up to 83% off on select titles. Games on sale include Evolve, Bioshock, Civilization and other franchises. Plus, Spec Ops: The Line can be yours for free with the purchase of any -2K title on sale. To see the full list […]

  • Dota 2 The International 2015 tickets are sold out

    Tickets to Dota 2 The International 2015 are now sold out, which shouldn’t surprise anyone. The tickets went on sale in two phases starting March 27. Phase one sold out in six minutes, and phase two sold out in four minutes. Each round of sales offered the same quantity of General Admission tickets priced at […]

  • Here’s what’s expected in Battlefield 4′s Weapon Crate DLC – video

    A new Battlefield 4 drop is on the horizon, and to give you an idea of what to expect, we have a video for you below featuring information on the Weapon Crate DLC. According to Battlefield expert Westie, players can expect five new weapons along with the return of the Gun Master game mode. The […]

  • Pillars of Eternity issues to be addressed in patch 1.03, expected next week

    Obsidian Entertainment plans to release a Pillars of Eternity patch next week to combat issues users have reported. Until the patch is released, the developers have posted workarounds for some of the most common issues. The issues reported span framerate drops, inability to launch the game unless in administrator mode, crashes on 32-bit machines, animal […]

  • Mortal Kombat X videos show Erron Black gameplay, Ermac fatalities, more

    Erron Black, the gunslinger which was outed for Mortal Kombat X in the achievements listing last week, was featured in the latest livestream from NetherRelam Studios yesterday evening. Along with gameplay, fatalities and variations for Black, the developer also provided a look at gameplay for: Ermac vs Mileena; Ermac’s brutality and fatality moves; Lui Kang […]

  • The Legend of Zelda Wii U: 2015 release not a “priority”, skipping E3

    The Legend of Zelda franchise producer Eiji Aonuma is featured in the latest video update on the status of The Legend of Zelda for Wii U, stating a 2015 release is no longer a “number one priority” for the team. While Aonuma never specifically says the game has been delayed into 2016, the announcement confirms […]

  • Destiny gameplay designer exits for Bethesda

    Destiny’s senior gameplay designer Josh Hamrick announced on Twitter overnight he would be leaving the company in a week’s time for Bethesda. Hamrick joined Bungie in 2009 after working two years at Midway Austin, where he created multiplayer maps, modified single-player levels, and other designer functions. He was in charge of fixing bug in code […]