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.
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.
Anarchy Reigns from Osaka's Platinum Games is like violent Wii title MadWorld—except people are going to buy it.
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.
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.
...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.
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.
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.
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.
Platinum Games wheeled out this pointy lady to play through Wii title MadWorld at an Chun Soft and Spike event in Tokyo's Roppongi.
Black and white and red Wii title MadWorld was made by Japanese developers, but wasn't announced for The Land of the Rising Sun — until now.
Kotaku sat with the new chief of Sega's American and European divisions yesterday to get an update on everything from Aliens to Yakuza.
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.
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.
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.