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PlatinumGames: “Bayonetta 2 would not exist without Nintendo white knighting that project.”
Last week, creative producer at PlatinumGames, JP Kellams gave a presentation for The University of Central Florida Center for Emerging Media in downtown Orlando, and while discussing a part of his career at PlatimumGames. A question was raised in regards to changing between publishers and platforms, Kellams went onto say the following:
Without getting into some stuff that is both business and confidential, the simple question I’d like to ask you is, ‘Do you want to play Bayonetta 2?’ Bayonetta 2 would not exist without Nintendo white knighting that project. So while I totally understand that people want to play it on the platforms that they’ve played it on previously, we really wanted to make Bayonetta 2.
Australian Kickstarter to showcase videogames as an art form
Are video games art?
The age-old question of what constitutes ‘art’, and whether games fall under that heading, is one of the many questions Matt Sainsbury boldly sets out to answer in his new Kickstarter project, “The Interactive Canvas”.
Not a bad start
It seems that with the Xbox One’s release in 13 different countries before the end of 2013 has ensured that, Microsoft has sold over 3 million consoles.
Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President of Marketing, Strategy and Business has taken to Xbox Wire to issue a thanks:
Thanks to you, 2013 was an incredible year for gamers, entertainment fans, our industry and Xbox. With Xbox One we saw the most epic launch for Xbox by all measures. We are humbled and grateful for your loyalty and delighted by the millions of hours of gameplay and entertainment enjoyed on Xbox.
Together, we ushered in a new era of games and entertainment with Xbox One. Over 3 million Xbox One consoles were sold to consumers in 13 countries before the end of 2013. It’s been incredible to see Xbox One selling at a record-setting pace for Xbox, and we were honored to see Xbox One become the fastest-selling console in the U.S. during our launch month in November. Since our launch, demand for Xbox One has been strong, selling out throughout the holidays at most retailers worldwide. We are continuing to work hard to deliver additional consoles to retailers as fast as possible.
The reaction from our fans was mind-blowing for our team. As we see your excitement, your energy and your hours of gameplay, we continue to be inspired to do great work – for you. Whether you’re racing through the streets of Prague in “Forza Motorsport 5,” creating crazy weapons for zombie destruction in “Dead Rising 3,” exploring the Colosseum in Gladiator mode in “Ryse: Son of Rome,” helping your children create their own personal zoo in “Zoo Tycoon,” or enjoying epic multiplayer battles, we love that you’re having fun on Xbox One.
We also love that you are seeing the promise of an all-in-one entertainment system. Millions of hours of live TV have been watched and millions of hours of app entertainment have been enjoyed. We are proud to have the most passionate, engaged, and simply the best fans in the world. It was fun to share the holidays with so many of you.
We’re excited for the year ahead and will be working hard to bring Xbox One to more fans and more markets around the globe. 2014 will be a promising year with many more great games on the way for Xbox One including “Titanfall,” “Watch_Dogs,” “Project Spark,” “Sunset Overdrive,” “Tom Clancy’s The Division,” “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt,” “Destiny,” “Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare,” and “The Elder Scrolls Online,” among others. More games, more features, more content, more fun – all coming your way this year.
Thank you for making 2013 truly epic for Xbox and here’s to 2014!
©2014 Arthur Kotsopoulos
If you didn’t manage to place a pre-order down for the PS4 and you’re wondering when you can get your hands on a console then fear not, as SCE Australia have announced earlier this afternoon that retailers will have stock as early as February.
This stock is not only said to fulfill pre-order quantity but will offer thousands more fans the chance to pick up a console by just walking into their local store that sells it. The PS4 has broken records globally having sold a staggering 2.1 million units in its first week, which has made it the biggest launch of any gaming console ever. Sure, February 2014 is still roughly two months away but that’s better then TBA 2014.
In a press release released earlier in the afternoon, Michael Epharim, Managing Director as SCE Aust said;
“Since launch on November 29 our priority has always been to get additional stock into Australia as quickly as possible to fulfil the overwhelming demand. The best way to guarantee your PS4 in February is by going to your preferred retailer, either in store or online, before Christmas to place your pre-order. With this announcement, it looks like Christmas will come again in February for players across Australia.”
Backwards Compatibility Prank Bricks Your Xbox One
Want to play your favourite Xbox 360 titles on your shiny new Xbox One? Follow these instructions and you’ll end up playing nothing
by Yvan Zivkovic
Ah, internet, first you told me Santa wasn’t real, now you’re trying to destroy my shiny new toy.
The folks over at 4chan have devilishly put together a rather authentic image which makes users believe that they can turn on backwards compatibility on their Xbox One so they can play their old Xbox 360 games, when in reality all it does is make it a big, black, giant, expensive paperweight.
The instructions tell the player that the backwards compatibility is disabled by default, and following a specific set of instructions will turn on said feature, when in reality, all it does is brick your console.