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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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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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Sega Mega Drive gets official Megatron Transformers treatment

Sega Mega Drive gets official Megatron Transformers treatment

Any geek who grew up in the 80's will have fond memories of Transformers toys and the Transformers cartoons that were on Saturdays. Odds are you will have fond memories of video games as well. A new tie up between Sega and Takara Tomy has been announced that will meld video games and Transformers.

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Sonic Boom TV series, Wii U, and 3DS games in the works

Sonic Boom TV series, Wii U, and 3DS games in the works

Nintendo has announced its last exclusive Sonic games for the Wii U and the 3DS portable console. The games will also have a spin off TV series. Both the games and the TV series will be called Sonic Boom. Sonic Boom is the third game in a Sega and Nintendo exclusive arrangement.

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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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