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Sony’s Metal Slime PlayStation 4 comes with a piece of gunk

We touched on it yesterday in the hubbub of Sony Japan & Asia’s press conference, but here’s a proper look at the Metal Slime PS4 that’s coming to Japan. We’re guessing your two immediate questions upon discovering this are 1. Why? 2. What’s that…
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This Week in Video Game Criticism: Tropes vs Anita Sarkeesian and the Demise of ‘Gamers’

This week, our partnership with game criticism site Critical Distance brings us picks from Kris Ligman on topics ranging from the continued attacks against critic Anita Sarkeesian to Kotaku’s decision to block support of indies through Patreon. …


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Games To Beat In A Day – MadWorld

Hey, what's that little white box in the corner of your closet tucked behind the Dyson vacuum cleaner and your high school yearbook? Is that your Wii? Grab it, I have a game to share with you – if you can find your sensor bar.

The Nintendo Wii has a reputation as a family friendly system so inoffensive that even your luddite grandparents can enjoy its many pleasantries. But underneath the avalanche of Kirby yarn, Pikachus, and bowling Miis is a rare M-rated gem that's equal parts Itchy & Scratchy, Running Man, and Sin City

Welcome to Platinum Games' MadWorld, an ultraviolent exploration of our culture's fascination with violence. During this five hour game, you will treat combat like the Bloodletting Olympics, trying to find new and innovative ways for extracting your opponents' hemoglobin from their bodies. Since the blood red of your victims is the only color introduced to the black and white backdrop, it's easy to track your success. 

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MadWorld puts you in the role of Jack, a bruising contestant on a reality show broadcast across the world. His objective? Stay alive against waves of killer robots, vampires, zombies, werewolves, and whatever else the sadistic executive producer throws your way. The tools at your disposal that allow you to stay alive are as diverse as the cast of enemies – you could dismember them with chainsaws, sling signposts through their skulls, toss them into a jet's afterburners, or even catapult them to the moon.

The creativeness of the combat is impressive. At first it makes you question the mental health of the game designers Atsushi Inaba (Viewtiful Joe) and Shigenori Nishikawa (Resident Evil 4), but as you continue to revel in cartoonish violence you start to think about why we're so fascinated and drawn to these types of experiences. Whatever conclusion you reach, MadWorld is worth the price of admission. 

How this game never found new life on other consoles with more mature audiences is a brain scratcher. If you haven't played it, it's definitely worth dusting off the Wii for a day.

To read more about games you can beat in a day, check back at our hub over the course of the day.

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Games To Beat In A Day – MadWorld

Hey, what's that little white box in the corner of your closet tucked behind the Dyson vacuum cleaner and your high school yearbook? Is that your Wii? Grab it, I have a game to share with you – if you can find your sensor bar.

The Nintendo Wii has a reputation as a family friendly system so inoffensive that even your luddite grandparents can enjoy its many pleasantries. But underneath the avalanche of Kirby yarn, Pikachus, and bowling Miis is a rare M-rated gem that's equal parts Itchy & Scratchy, Running Man, and Sin City

Welcome to Platinum Games' MadWorld, an ultraviolent exploration of our culture's fascination with violence. During this five hour game, you will treat combat like the Bloodletting Olympics, trying to find new and innovative ways for extracting your opponents' hemoglobin from their bodies. Since the blood red of your victims is the only color introduced to the black and white backdrop, it's easy to track your success. 

(Please visit the site to view this media)

MadWorld puts you in the role of Jack, a bruising contestant on a reality show broadcast across the world. His objective? Stay alive against waves of killer robots, vampires, zombies, werewolves, and whatever else the sadistic executive producer throws your way. The tools at your disposal that allow you to stay alive are as diverse as the cast of enemies – you could dismember them with chainsaws, sling signposts through their skulls, toss them into a jet's afterburners, or even catapult them to the moon.

The creativeness of the combat is impressive. At first it makes you question the mental health of the game designers Atsushi Inaba (Viewtiful Joe) and Shigenori Nishikawa (Resident Evil 4), but as you continue to revel in cartoonish violence you start to think about why we're so fascinated and drawn to these types of experiences. Whatever conclusion you reach, MadWorld is worth the price of admission. 

How this game never found new life on other consoles with more mature audiences is a brain scratcher. If you haven't played it, it's definitely worth dusting off the Wii for a day.

To read more about games you can beat in a day, check back at our hub over the course of the day.

www.GameInformer.com – The Feed

Seen@PAX: Where baby Xenomorphs come from

Okay, kids. Auntie Joystiq is going to tell you where baby Xenomorphs come from. You see, when a Lovecraftian horror from the stars and a human face love each other very much, they produce a hideous worm-larvae that erupts from the human’s chest…
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Resident Evil trailer reanimates remake in horrifying HD

Capcom has released a brand new trailer for Resident Evil, the HD version of Shinji Mikami’s survival horror classic remake which first hit Gamecube back in 2002. Due out in 2015, this new edition of Resident Evil will be available on Xbox One,…
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You only get one chance to play Upsilon Circuit

Upsilon Circuit is an upcoming PC game from Legend of Dungeon developers Robot Loves Kitty, but you might never get the chance to play it. In fact, only eight people will ever be playing the game simultaneously, and once one of those players dies,…
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A modern-day Asteroids could combine space and survival

With Atari back from the brink of extinction once again, the publisher has shifted its focus from a game maker to a license holder that finds development partners to create modern-day interpretations of its library of classic franchises.

In an…
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Pre-order Destiny on Xbox One, get launch-day delivery, $10 gift card

Those interested in a boxed Xbox One copy of Destiny can snag a few extra perks by pre-ordering this week through the Microsoft Store. Pre-order before September 5 at 5PM ET to lock down launch-day delivery, and all Microsoft pre-orders come with a…
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Beyond: Two Souls PS4 trophies emerge, Director’s Cut reported

We’re going to level with you. If there is any PS3 game from the last two years or so that you’ve been waiting to buy, you should consider waiting a little longer – because someone is probably remastering it as we speak. The latest to join the…
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