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Would Sega Be More Successful Today Than Nintendo in Consoles?

Would Sega Be More Successful Today Than Nintendo in Consoles?

It’s hard to imagine a world without Nintendo, but many years ago, it could have happened if things went differently. I just finished reading an outstanding book by Blake J. Harris, called "Console Wars." The book tells the tale of the battle for dominance in gaming between Sega and Nintendo and in the early-1990s and discusses how the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) took on the Sega Genesis. Much of the story tells the tale of Sega’s growth in the US and Nintendo’s shock at losing massive amounts of market share. But it also talks about Sega’s issues and briefly touches on the company’s eventual downfall in hardware.

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Alien: Isolation Review

Alien: Isolation Review

Either you’re going to love this game or you’re going to hate it. There’s a lot riding on elements of fandom, terror, and gameplay here. You really have to ask yourself a few questions before you take the plunge. We really should make a flowchart for you in deciding whether or not to allow yourself to experience this game, starting with the key - have you seen the original ALIEN film?

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Sega Saturn laptop is handcrafted from wood

Sega Saturn laptop is handcrafted from wood

There's a fond place in every gamer's heart for consoles of the past, whether an old GameBoy or a lesser known Sega Saturn. One modder gave that latter console, in particular, a luxury makeover, transforming it into a portable "laptop" made out of wood.

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Dreamcast game development tools return with ESTk

Dreamcast game development tools return with ESTk

There’s little doubt now that there’s at least a tiny bit of interest left in the world of Dreamcast gaming. That Sega-made platform still exists in the wild - in the "Used" section of gaming stores, mostly, but in the households and attics of massive amounts of fans across the planet. With the release of ESTk, development of games for the platform can continue.

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Alien: Isolation Gamescom trailer assures us of vintage nature

Alien: Isolation Gamescom trailer assures us of vintage nature

If you weren’t aware of the game Alien: Isolation’s ties to the original ALIEN movie by now, The Creative Assembly is happy to remind you today. The trailer you’re about to experience goes by the name "Improvise" and is not representative of gameplay. Instead it’s a "CGI Trailer" resting well within the uncanny valley.

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Original ALIEN cast speaks on “Isolation” game experience

Original ALIEN cast speaks on “Isolation” game experience

At the dawn of SDCC we’re seeing a set of short interviews - that may turn into long interviews - of the original ALIEN cast for the game Alien: Isolation. As we learned earlier this month, there’s a segment of the game in which the original cast returns, voices, likenesses and all. To add an additional dash of legitimacy to this venture, the cast has been brought in to speak of the power of video games.

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Alien Isolation gameplay trailer at E3 terrifies

Alien Isolation gameplay trailer at E3 terrifies

This week the folks at SEGA are bringing some force with the newest bit of gameplay in a trailer for Alien Isolation. This game is not one to show your children, nor is it one you’re going to want to watch alone in the dark. Unless you like to get freaked out, that is to say.

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World Record-holding video game collection hits auction block

World Record-holding video game collection hits auction block

The world record-holding world’s largest video game collection is being put up for auction with the Guinness Book of World Records to back it up. The fellow named Michael Thomasson holds the record and now needs the cash. Instead of suggesting he’s doing the honorable thing, and putting the collection in a museum, Thomasson suggests that this sale will be because of family commitments.

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Alien: Isolation terrifying first players at EGX Rezzed

Alien: Isolation terrifying first players at EGX Rezzed

It would appear that the folks behind the next push for Alien terror in the gaming universe have done their job well. That’s what attendees of the EGX Rezzed 2014 convention have said, letting it be known that they felt terror, stress, and an overwhelming sense of impending doom as they played the very early copy of the game.

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Crazy Taxi: City Rush due March for iOS and Android

Crazy Taxi: City Rush due March for iOS and Android

SEGA has made Crazy Taxi for iOS and Android free to download, giving away the original game in its mobile form for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices ahead of a new version, Crazy Taxi: City Rush, due imminently. The game - originally designed for arcades in 1999, but then released for SEGA's Dreamcast the following year before being subsequently ported to PlayStation and other platforms - sees players racing to collect and drop-off passengers in a series of time-trials.

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Pier Solar HD just the latest Dreamcast game coming this year

Pier Solar HD just the latest Dreamcast game coming this year

Were you aware that not one, but several games coming to Sega Dreamcast this year? The latest bit comes from the game Pier Solar HD, a game which has released its first teaser trailer today. This game is also being released to Steam Greenlight this week.

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“Console Wars” movie to chronicle Sega vs. Nintendo era

“Console Wars” movie to chronicle Sega vs. Nintendo era

The current generation of young gamers have grown up entrenched in the PlayStation vs. Xbox so-called console wars, something that is fun from a select standpoint and gives companies a solid way to market their own wares. These two consoles have merely taken up the cause of a foundation laid before them, however, one forged by Sega and Nintendo in a now-bygone era; "Console Wars" is slated to chronicle it.

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