Category Archives: WiiU
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.
Donkey Kong is back, and no one is going to steal his banana hoard this time
Back in November, 1994, Rare released a game on the Super Nintendo that changed the image of what we all thought when someone mentioned the name ‘Donkey Kong’, which a little game titled ‘Donkey Kong Country’. Since then, it’s breathed new life into the franchise, with DK being the hero (rather than the villain) and spawning sequels, racing games, and becoming one of Nintendo’s iconic mascots. Unfortunately, Rare are no longer at Nintendo’s side, instead making horrible Kinect games for Microsoft, Retro Studios are now at the helm, and brought the Donkey Kong universe back to life with the Wii game, Donkey Kong Country Returns.
But it’s now 2014, almost 20 years since the original release of DKC for the Super Nintendo, so does DK bring his A-game to the Wii U?
OXCGN’s Buyers Guide to Christmas!
Our team pick their top 5 buys this Cristmas
by OXCGN Staff
With Christmas fast approaching and shopping centers now having entered late trading hours, now is the best time to pick up any last minute gifts for friends or family that you may have missed. Since the Christmas period usually means quiet time on all fronts, we thought we’d have our staff pick 5 titles or peripherals and compile a list of what you could purchase for someone this Christmas.
If you are struggling to find the perfect present for a friend, family member or even yourself, hopefully this quick guide can give you some idea for those who are hard to purchase presents for.
2013 in Gaming: The Year in Under 2 Minutes
What a year for gaming
by Arthur Kotsopoulos
There’s a reason why I love December and no, it’s not only because of Christmas and getting new presents but because of this single Youtube video by Malcolm Klock. If you want this year in gaming summed up for you then look no further than this 2 minute video.
All the years biggest and best titles.
I look forward to other videos which sum up the year in gaming, movies, trailers and so much more!
If you do remember Malcolm by any chance then you’ll know that he also did a 2012 in Gaming: The Year in Under 2 Minutes, which was accompanied by music from Mass Effect 2, that hit all the right spots.
I’m not to sure which year was better though 2012 or 2013, either way we have these two great videos which sum each year up. I cannot wait to see what 2014 has in store for us.
(Thanks to Rae Johnston for posting the link on her Facebook and bringing this to my attention and Malcolm Klock for another great video!)
©2013 Arthur Kotsopoulos
OXCGN’s Sonic Lost World Review for Wii U
Sonic Lost World, or Sonic Lost Cause?
by Yvan Zivkovic
Ah, Sonic. You were such a important impact in my childhood. Growing up with Sega consoles, I always looked forward to one of your new games. But now, how you have fallen from the platforming throne of the 16-bit era, once battling for the top mascot, you’re now selling your image for insurance commercials, appearing in a Disney movie, and cameoing in a game with your once arch rival!
Sega have made many attempts at the Sonic franchise, some great, like Sonic Generations, some not so great, like Sonic the Hedgehog 2006. So how does Sonic Lost World compare to Sonic games of the past?