Achievement hunters will do anything to get their precious 1000G...but that doesn't mean they'll always be happy about it. Case in point: Bully's "Over The Rainbow" achievement, which requires players to kiss other boys for 20g. Cue homophobia from reluctant players over on Xbox360achievements.
Running through a dark heavy world, wielding a katana and cybernetic arm, and battling shadowy twisted freaks. You are Mondo Zappa, executioner for the Bryan Execution Firm, out to kill criminals and assassins. Welcome to the world of Killer is Dead, the latest game from the mind of Suda 51. The game is currently…
The past few years produced a huge amount of great games and a surprisingly decent amount of them have well-developed characters that are hard to forget. And, of course, some of them look really attractive.
At the end of January, it was announced that GungHo Online Entertainment would be acquiring Grasshopper Manufacture, developer of artistically unique games like Killer 7, the No More Heroes series, Lollipop Chainsaw, and the upcoming Killer is Dead. Now, roughly two months later, they're working on their first game…
Here's Warren Spector's full DICE talk about grown-up gaming (and his distaste for Lollipop Chainsaw).
Warren Spector, one of the most respected game designers out there and the lead creator of the revered Deus Ex, did something unusual for a game designer today. At a talk at the DICE convention in Las Vegas, he named a name... or at least he let one of his slides name the name of a game that, he says, "should just not…
Cult game, attractive (and scantily-clad) protagonist, you'd have bet the house on someone coming out with an official Lollipop Chainsaw figure. And, eventually, someone has. Though they really shouldn't have bothered.
The pigtail, or as they're called in Japan "twintail", is not a new hairdo by any stretch. It's not new in the West, and it's certainly not new in Japan. But in the last few years, it's become more popular than ever. Earlier this year, the Japan Twintail Association was created to promote and celebrate the hairstyle.…
You know the rule: If it exists, there's a porn of it. Well, video game Lollipop Chainsaw exists (we have the review to prove it). And now there is the inevitable adult video version of it.
Like a foamy, flaccid force of nature, she came tumbling into my life. No discernable shape, fluffy, mildly offensive. But somehow, some way—like a tapeworm—she burrowed herself deep into my existence. I know she'll be mine forever. She is indispensible, an irreplaceable part of my world. 2012 has been a big year for…
"You need to start taking better care of yourself. You need all the help you can get. Men don't go for women like you."
Welcome to "Backhanded Box Quotes," a collection of super pissed-off user reviews from people just like you! Whoa, whoa, don't take that personal.
Maybe you felt like you didn't get all of Tina Amini's thoughts in her excellent review of Lollipop Chainsaw. Well, now you can catch her discussing Grasshopper Manufacture's latest cheerleading zombie apocalypse release on the Revision3 webshow right here. Tina knows her Suda51 so you should watch.
You could pick Suda51's work—like Killer7 or the more recent No More Heroes and Shadows of the Damned—out of a line-up. The art style is cartoonish, as are the characters. Memorable protagonists like the vulgar-mouthed tough guy Garcia "Fucking" Hotspur or the lascivious Travis Touchdown turned juvenile humor into…
After spending months parading about multiple live-action versions of Lollipop Chainsaw heroine Juliet, the game's marketeers dress up four models in cheerleader outfits and bad zombie makeup and have them pile on each other. I can't believe it took this long.
Zombies. They are everywhere, and Japanese games are no exception. However, while in the West a shotgun blast to the head seems to be the most efficient way of killing them, the Japanese have instead found the "natural enemy" of the walking dead: schoolgirls.
In fact, said special edition doesn't actually exist, but if it did the ESRB rating would be through the roof.
In the West, the "image character" for splatter game Lollipop Chainsaw is cosplayer Jessica Nigri. She's great for events in America, but the commute to Japan is a little far.
Suda51 (Goichi Suda) is one of Japan's most famous game directors. In the West, this is due to his cult classic PS2/GameCube title, Killer7, or his best-selling Wii series, No More Heroes. In Japan, however, he first became famous for another game entirely: Super Fire Pro Wrestling Special on the Super Famicom.