Facelifts and other forms of cosmetic surgery aren’t just for aging MILFs, dried-up Hollywood C-listers and 40 stone blobs who have to get forklifted out of their beds. No, sometimes our favourite game stars need a bit of a nip and tuck too. After all, there’s no point battling hordes of the undead or saving the planet from a cult of religious alien zealots if you’re sporting last season’s armour or an out of date
What a fantastic idea for a game character. An uber-sexy witch who has magic hair that can act as either skin-tight catsuit or offensive weapon of mass distruction. That's our kind of girl.
Everyone's seen the effect, but have you really seen the effect? Sure, you may be playing the game in 1080p and using the 'wicked weave' moves to get Bayonetta just a lil' bit nekkid, but we're pretty sure you won't have appreciated the finer
Post date: January 15, 2010
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With the possible exception of unexplainable, extraordinary inspiration, the factors which define a game’s quality are roughly quantifiable. The success of a game, however, involves slightly more chance, as the variables are less precise. When is the best time to launch a new PS3 exclusive FPS? Is there a market for fighting games on the Wii? The Western audience likes Final Fantasy – shouldn’t it like other Japanese RPGs?
Let's be blunt. Last week’s Consumer Electronics Show was a flop and, from a gaming perspective, a full-on, colossal letdown. An expo that once played host to some of the most important events in videogame history – such as the legendary moment when Nintendo turned its back on partner Sony, thus creating its own archrival – is a completely different experience today
Since it was revealed by Square Enix at last year's E3, the diminutively-titled Nier has been keeping a real low profile. Regardless, and as should be expected with any new Square Enix production, there's still plenty of interest around the game. If proof were needed, it ranks at 72 on our own list of 2010's top 100 most anticipated games. So we were made up when Square Enix dropped by to give us our first real good look at Nier.
A lot of stuff happens in the world of games every week - some of which you might have missed. Here's a quick round-up of what we considered to be the most talked about news stories of the past five days....
Seeing Kane and Lynch back on screen dredges up some contradictory emotions. The original third-person crime spree shooter was, at best, mediocre. An ineffectual attempt at coordinating chaos in a criminal gang. It was meh.
But it was also grimly funny, had character and, if you squinted, you could see what devs IO – makers of the phenomenal Hitman games – were attempting to do.
We’re barely two weeks into 2010 and there’s already enough must-have games to choke one of Avatar’s six-legged horses. January alone is home to seven big-name releases, with February, March and April continuing the trend. Hell, we even know what’s coming in the summer and in some cases (like Halo Reach) we’re even certain of the fall’s heaviest hitter
Bayonetta is more than just a fun, sexy romp that’s managed to become 2010’s first major hit – it’s also crammed to the gills with references to other games and media. Some of these are subtle and some are blatant, but either way there are an awful lot of them, and seeing as Bayonetta is the winking brainchild of some of the most cultish developers in the industry, it’s hardly a surprise.