The Goriest, Nastiest, Bloodiest Video Games

The evolution of graphics and physics engines (just think about ragdoll physics) in video games introduced a whole new level of violence and blood. Despite the continuous debates, like it or not, this trend won't fade away anytime soon. » 1/30/13 7:00pm 1/30/13 7:00pm

The Many Multiplayer Modes of Anarchy Reigns

Anarchy Reigns » 7/20/12 6:00am 7/20/12 6:00am may have a decent single player campaign, but where this game really shines is in the multiplayer. The game sports a roster of 17 characters (18 with Bayonetta) and has 13 separate types of multiplayer.

The Confusing Universe of MadWorld and Anarchy Reigns

Going into Anarchy Reigns » 7/17/12 7:00am 7/17/12 7:00am, I knew two things about it. 1) It was made by Platinum Games and 2) you could play as Bayonetta in the multiplayer. And with its Western release pushed to 2013 (despite the full English game being on the Japanese disc), it seemed like a must play. As I went through the game, chopping up…

From Final Fantasy IX to Cruis'n World: 10 Classic Designs That Need…

In today's design-minded edition of Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter DrZaius looks at design elements of ten gaming classics (well, nine and Madworld) that could help spice up some of today's titles. » 3/07/12 11:00am 3/07/12 11:00am

The Man With The Double Chainsaw Arm

If nothing else, PlatinumGames' multiplayer brawler Anarchy Reigns is another chance to get up close and personal with Jack Cayman, the chainsaw-limbed hero from the Wii-exclusive Madworld. » 2/04/11 12:30pm 2/04/11 12:30pm

First Look At Anarchy Reigns, From The Makers of Madworld

The game we've known as Max Anarchy until now—well, for the past two days—will be known as Anarchy Reigns when it comes to the West. Sega makes the latest game from PlatinumGames official today, with all-new screens. » 1/27/11 3:40pm 1/27/11 3:40pm

Will Max Anarchy Be The World's First 'Massively Multiplayer Online…

The makers of Max Anarchy, who also made Bayonetta, Madworld and Vanquish, believe they have an all-new genre on their hands—or at least a creative new combination of two old ones—with the massively multiplayer online fighter. » 1/26/11 4:30pm 1/26/11 4:30pm

The Next Game From The Maker of Bayonetta & Vanquish Is...

...Max Anarchy, a new online multiplayer game for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, a title revealed in the latest issue of Japan's Famitsu magazine. It features the return of at least one original Platinum Games character. » 1/25/11 8:00pm 1/25/11 8:00pm

Best Video Game Cut Scenes of 2009

We're not just debating the best video game of 2009 this week. We've got other awards to dole out. Today, I declare which '09 game had the best cut scenes and which was the runner-up. » 1/19/10 11:00am 1/19/10 11:00am

There May Be More Madworld In The Wii's Future

Platinum Games debut Wii game, the bloody beat 'em up Madworld, may not have been a blockbuster success, but that doesn't rule out the possibility of a sequel. It's actually sounding more like a distinct possibility. » 1/11/10 6:40pm 1/11/10 6:40pm

Bayonetta, Madworld Makers Start Countdown To What's Next

Now that Sega has shipped Platinum Games' infinite climax action game Bayonetta to stores, the third release from the developer after Madworld and Infinite Space, what's next for the developer? Countdown clock teasers! » 1/04/10 4:40pm 1/04/10 4:40pm

Sega Shying Away From Mature Wii Titles

Poor sales of MadWorld and House of the Dead: Overkill shook Sega's resolve over mature titles for the Nintendo Wii, but it took an EA title to finally break the publisher's enthusiasm for releasing adult Wii titles. » 1/04/10 11:20am 1/04/10 11:20am

Sega Updates Us On Wii Strategy, Aliens, "Sega-ness"

Kotaku sat with the new chief of Sega's American and European divisions yesterday to get an update on everything from Aliens to Yakuza. » 8/12/09 4:00pm 8/12/09 4:00pm

Hey Nintendo, Why Aren't Core Third Party Games Selling?

Third party Wii titles like MadWorld and The Conduit are aimed towards core gamers. And...they're not selling so hot. Why the heck not? Tons of people own Nintendo Wii consoles. » 7/30/09 12:00am 7/30/09 12:00am

SEGA: Not Game Over For Mature Wii Games

SEGA's record with mature Wii titles has been so-so at best. MadWorld was not a hit. House of the Dead: Overkill wasn't a monster seller, but did well due to a lower price point. » 7/01/09 4:00am 7/01/09 4:00am

Sega Still Keen On Mature Wii Games

Despite the poor sales of House of the Dead: Overkill and MadWorld, Sega still has plenty of publishing love set aside for mature games on the Nintendo Wii. » 6/30/09 12:30pm 6/30/09 12:30pm

Nintendo Expects The Conduit, GTA Chinatown Wars To Sell Well

Despite some signs of trouble earlier this year, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime told Kotaku why third-parties have a bright future on Wii and DS. » 6/12/09 5:00pm 6/12/09 5:00pm