Bayonetta 1 & 2 for Nintendo Switch review: The good kind of bonkers

Reviewed on: Nintendo Switch. Copy supplied by publisher. It is commonplace nowadays for publishers to re-release previous instalments of the franchises they’re launching sequels to on their new platforms, see PlayStation with the Nathan Drake Collection ahead of Uncharted 4 or Xbox’s Master Chief Collection ahead of Halo 5. Depending on who you ask this is seen as either a good thing ...[Read More]

Bayonetta’s PC port releases On Steam

Get ready to let your hair out: following the April Fool’s release of 8-Bit Bayonetta, the complete, unadulterated and original Bayonetta is now available on Steam for US$20 (just under AU$28). Buying now will also net you some bonus digital content for free. Whilst the PC port doesn’t seem to offer anything in the way of new content, it looks like it will be the definitive version of the game, su...[Read More]

The end of Namco’s hold on Loading Screens

-James Orr On November 27th, Namco Bandai’s patent, US5718632 A, finally expired. What’s so important about this patent? It gave Namco ownership over ‘interactive loading screens’, which are the ability to play auxiliary games/minigames during a loading screen. But now that the concept has gone public any developer is free to create loading screen games without fear of reprimand from Namco. This i...[Read More]

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