All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘SEGA’

Castle Of Illusion Goes Free For PlayStation Plus Members This Week

PlayStation Plus members have been spoiled this month. First, they got Mercenary Kings and Batman: Arkham City for free, and then Stealth Inc goes free. Now Plus members are getting a remake of one of the better Mickey Mouse games free of charge. That’s right, this week’s free PlayStation Plus game is Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse. The game …

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Here’s How Creative Assembly Made The Xenomorph In Alien: Isolation

The xenomorph is the ultimate killing machine. Well, that was the case in the first Alien film before they were reduced to bullet sponges in Aliens and every subsequent media property released in the franchise since then. This all came to a head last year with the disastrous Aliens: Colonial Marines that somehow managed to make the xenomorph look even …

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Crazy Taxi Comes To Mobile In City Rush

Crazy Taxi is one of the greatest arcade games ever made. Sega recognizes this, and has milked the franchise over the years with ports to consoles and mobile devices. Now after all the ports – the original creator of Crazy Taxi is back with a brand new title exclusively for mobile devices. Sega announced this morning that Crazy Taxi: City …

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Here’s A Behind The Scenes Look At Sonic Boom

Sega surprised everyone earlier this month when it announced a reboot of Sonic called Sonic Boom. The new game ties into a new CG-animated TV series and toy line that will be produced by Sega’s Western branch. While details on the actual game are still scarce, a new video gives us a look at how the project came together. First …

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Sonic The Hedgehog Gets A TV Show, Video Game In 2014

Man, Sonic Lost World was kind of terrible, wasn’t it? It was obvious that Sega missed something in its quest to make Super Sonic Galaxy and ended up moving away from the mostly excellent Sonic Generations. For its next outing, Sega is completely reinventing Sonic again, but in more ways than one. Starting this year, Sega will be bringing Sonic …

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Here’s Some New Info On Alien: Isolation

Sega surprised nobody yesterday when it announced that it was going to give this Alien game thing another try with Alien: Isolation. Still reeling from the embarrassment and resentment from Colonial Marines, some wondered if Sega should even bother. Well, it seems like the publisher is actually bothering to ship a good game this time. As reported yesterday, Alien: Isolation …

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Alien: Isolation Will Attempt To Clean Up After Colonial Marines In Late 2014

I think it’s safe to say that Aliens: Colonial Marines was the biggest letdown of 2013. After years of teases and one impressive trailer, the final product was a run of the mill shooter that reduced xenomorphs to cannon fodder. It seemed like all hope was lost for the Alien franchise in video games, but Sega is giving it another …

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Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Out Now On iOS

In late 2012, Sega finally showed everybody, including Nintendo, how to make a kart racer with Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. Now over a year since its launch on consoles and PC, the game is making its way to mobile devices. Sega announced today that Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is now available on iOS for $4.99. The mobile port …

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More Sega 3D Classics Highlight This Week’s Nintendo Download

The Nintendo eShop has been getting better and better over the past few months, but there are still those weeks where nothing really exciting comes out. This week happens to be one of those weeks, unless you’re a really big fan of Ecco the Dolphin. In this week’s Nintendo Download, the third wave of Sega 3D Classics hits the 3DS …

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Sega 3D Classics Highlight This Week’s Nintendo Download

Soon after the launch of the 3DS, Nintendo began to experiment with the idea of remaking classic NES games in 3D. Only a few were made, but it was pretty cool to see the classic games of our youth pop out on the screen. Now Sega is trying the same thing with its own classic titles from the Sega Genesis. …

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Pure Nostalgia: The 1996 Toys ‘R’ Us Holiday Catalog

It’s a bit glorious and immensely nostalgic to witness remnants of the past, looking at relics that once were stationed on our living room rugs – memories of which our youth embellished all products marketed towards us; it was part of childhood. A time unlike now, where controllers were funky and wired, grey cartridges were a standard, TV’s were fat …

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This Sega Genesis Documentary Art Book Needs Your Help On Kickstarter

Before it was a software publishing house responsible for the Total War series and a sad Aliens game, SEGA was the second-biggest gaming hardware manufacturer in the world. Its Sega Genesis console still lives on to this day as one of the best pieces of hardware to ever grace our living rooms, and now somebody wants to publish a book …

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Sonic Lost World Gets A Launch Trailer

It’s been a long time coming, but Sonic Lost World is finally upon those of us who live in North America. The Wii U/3DS exclusive promises brand new gameplay that makes Sonic stand out more than ever before while introducing players to new villains that aren’t Dr. Eggman. Unlike the previous trailers that focus on either the Wii U or …

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Sonic Lost World Gets Two New Trailers

Sonic Lost World just launched in Europe, and SEGA couldn’t be more pleased. In fact, it’s put together two separate trailers for both versions of the game to tide over US fans until the game launches here in two weeks. The first launch trailer shows off the Wii U version of Sonic Lost World. In it, we get to see …

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The Cave Spelunks Its Way Onto iOS

Earlier this year, Sega and Double Fine teamed up to release The Cave – an original adventure/puzzle game designed by Monkey Island creator Ron Gilbert. At launch, the game was only available on PCs and consoles, but some mobile gamers can now enjoy one of the most original titles of the year. Sega announced today that The Cave is now …

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Sonic Lost World Gets An Extended Trailer

One of the more interesting aspects of Sonic Lost World is that Doctor Eggman is not the sole villain this time around. Instead, Sonic will be facing off against six enemies called the Deadly Six. In a new extended trailer for Sonic Lost World, we get a look at each member of the Deadly Six. Their personalities, fighting styles and …

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Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Finally Lands On Android

Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing proved to be one of the best kart racers of this generation when it was released in early 2010. Sega and Sumo Digital refined the experience in last year’s Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. Despite consoles and PC getting this newest title, Android gamers will have to settle with a port of the original three …

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Sega Shows How Co-Op Works In Sonic Lost World

During the last Nintendo Direct, Nintendo announced that Wii U exclusive Sonic Lost World would feature a co-op mode for those who own both the Wii U and 3DS versions of the game. In the 3DS game, players will be able to create a small UFO that can then be transferred to the Wii U version as a second playable …

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Castle Of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse Lands September 3

DuckTales Remastered came out this week to divisive reviews as many felt that the game wasn’t updated enough to reflect modern design philosophies. Of course, many who love NES game design are adoring the the title though, and those who yearn for the glory days of Disney platformers won’t have long to wait until another classic from the early 90s …

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Sega Talks Bringing Mickey Mouse To Life In Castle Of Illusion

Castle of Illusion is fondly remembered not only as an excellent video game, but as one of the first games to truly capture the look and feel of Mickey Mouse. It must be daunting then for Sega Australia to live up to that pedigree with its remake. They’re not going to let the game’s storied history intimidate them though. In …

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Sonic Lost World Trailer Highlights New Power Ups

Sonic, unlike Mario, has never really used power ups. It was a more pure platforming experience as a result, but you could argue that it also makes Sonic games less fun. The series did play around with power ups in the Wii-exclusive Sonic Colors, and now Sega is bringing some of those power ups back in its latest game. Sega …

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Mario And Sonic Relive Old Rivalries In Their Latest Olympic Outing

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games has been a massive franchise for Nintendo and Sega ever since the two collaborated on the first for the 2008 Summer Olympic games. Each Summer and Winter Olympics event since then has received a game, and this year’s event in Sochi is no different. Earlier this year, Nintendo showed a bit of gameplay …

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Sega Finally Brings Crazy Taxi To Android

Crazy Taxi is one of the greatest arcade games ever made, and it was even better on the Dreamcast. The latter has been ported to pretty much every platform ever, including iOS, but it was still missing on Android. That all changes today. Sega announced that Crazy Taxi is now available on Google Play for a host of Android devices. …

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Company of Heroes 2 Single Player Dev Diary Released

Earlier this week, Relic Entertainment and Sega released a developer diary preview for Company of Heroes 2 multiplayer. Today, a developer diary look at the single player campaign leads into next week’s release. In the video, developers and producers praise Company of Heroes 2 as “gritty” and “real” for a real-time strategy game. The single player campaign puts players on …

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Company of Heroes 2 Multiplayer Previewed in New Dev Diary

Company of Heroes 2 will be released for PC next week, but that almost wasn’t the case. The game was caught in the turmoil of the THQ bankruptcy late last year, being delayed along with other THQ games such as Metro: Last Light. In January, publishers had a feeding frenzy (auction) over the various THQ properties and studios, some of …

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Sonic Lost World 3DS Is Looking Really Good

The next proper Sonic game – Sonic Lost World – is a Nintendo exclusive. In other words, it’s only coming to the Wii U and 3DS. We’ve seen some gameplay from the Wii U version, but now Sega is giving us a sneak peak at the 3DS version. Sega shared gameplay of the first stage – Windy Hill – running …

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Here’s What It Took To Bring Mickey Mouse Back To Video Games

Aside from Epic Mickey and Kingdom Hearts, Mickey Mouse has been largely absent from video games for the past 10 years. That used to not be the case back in the 80s and 90s when Capcom and Sega made fantastic games starring classic Disney characters. Now Disney is bringing those games back. So, what is it like to create a …

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Sonic Lost World Sure Looks A Lot Like Sonic Xtreme

Remember Sonic Xtreme? You probably don’t as it was canceled before it ever came out, and only a few slices of game footage have ever made it online. Even so, it seems that Sega has not forgotten this title as the new Sonic title for Wii U – Sonic Lost World – looks to borrow some elements from the canceled …

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Homeworld Franchise Bought by Gearbox

The bankruptcy and break-up of THQ is still having wide-ranging implications for the gaming industry. While many of the publishers who bought nearly-finished games in the auction are polishing up the titles for release, the future of some of the less popular game franchises that sold in January are a bit up in the air. One of the biggest acquisitions …

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Mickey Mouse Returns To The Castle Of Illusion This Summer

Disney and Capcom made a lot of people happy at PAX East when they announced an HD remake of the NES classic Ducktales. Now Disney is reviving another classic platformer of ages past. Sega and Disney announced today that they’re remaking Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. Unlike Ducktales, which is getting a …

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