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ALIEN: Isolation: Ripley’s daughter hits Xbox One, 360, PS3, PS4, PC in 2014

ALIEN: Isolation: Ripley’s daughter hits Xbox One, 360, PS3, PS4, PC in 2014

This week it's become clear that the next Alien franchise game will be not only a multi-console, multi-tiered release, it'll also be as much the terror-infused survival game as the original Alien movie made us wish for. Of course we've got a long way to go before the game actually hits stores, but for now it's looking like the controversial inclusion of Ellen Ripley's daughter in the script is taking a back seat to the idea that this will be everything but a straight-up translation of Alien to a first-person game.

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Sonic Boom reboots classic SEGA with TV series and Nintendo games

Sonic Boom reboots classic SEGA with TV series and Nintendo games

SEGA has revealed Sonic Boom, a reboot of its classic Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, spawning new Nintendo Wii U and 3DS games, an animated TV series, and a new toy line, though the designs are already causing controversy. Set to screen on Cartoon Network as well as France's CANAL J and GULLI in the 2014/15 season, and arrive on Nintendo's home and portable consoles as an exclusive "prequel", Sonic Boom sees a new style of character design that has some fans of the original disappointed.

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Redux Dark Matters heads to Dreamcast: here’s why retro is “in”

Redux Dark Matters heads to Dreamcast: here’s why retro is “in”

After months of development and a rather successful crowd-funded venture last year, the folks behind the game Redux: Dark Matters are ready to bring their game to the public. This game is, believe it or not, set to be released for the Sega Dreamcast, a gaming console that was last sold in the year 2001. While the console itself is largely hailed as one of the biggest flops in video game history, Hucast Games has found a pocket of gamers that still want to use their precious machine for new games - hence the one we're seeing here in 2014!

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Alien: Isolation game places Ripley’s daughter alone in space

Alien: Isolation game places Ripley’s daughter alone in space

There's a video game being developed right this minute by Sega with a main character that, if you've never seen the Director's Cut of "Aliens", you might never have known existed. This character is the daughter of Ellen Ripley, a character that died (or so this one tiny scene suggests) while Ripley was floating home from her original Alien mission - not all that far from Prometheus. Here in a new game with a working title of Alien: Isolation, we're to take to a sparse universe not unlike that original film, doing so behind the eyes of the younger warrior.

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Hyperkin RetroN 5 multi-console release set for December 10th

Hyperkin RetroN 5 multi-console release set for December 10th

So you're in the mood for playing games from 9 different consoles from the past couple of decades, but you want to do it all on one device - you're in luck. There's a device with just that set of features aimed at appearing on the 10th of December, and it goes by the name Hyperkin RetroN 5. This machine will be released in both the USA and in Europe at the same time, so they say, and it'll be appearing at less than a hundred bucks - with several key improvements since its last appearance at E3 2013.

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