Sonic Unleashed

PS3, XB360, PS2, WII / Platform / Release: Dec 9, 2008 / ESRB: E10+

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Demigod Screenshots: Rook vs. Bishop

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A few new screenshots of Gas Powered Games' and Stardock's upcoming RTS Demigod are copied below.

A hybrid of several genres--and inspired by the Warcraft III mod "Defense of the Ancients"--Demigod allows players to command giant hero units on a field filled with smaller RTS minions. Players level up their heroes, equip them, and do battle with opposing generals, attempting to sway the balance of forces in their team's favor. Read more »

"For some reason I just get this weird sense of excitement when I see this. I'm not sure if its ..."
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A Bowl of Cracklin' Demigod Screenshots

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Gas Powered Games' and Stardock's new strategy title Demigod is getting closer to completion. As these new screenshots demonstrate, the team has certainly completed the lightning effects.

Demigod is set for release in February 2009 on PC.

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"I do hope they update the beta soon. It's playable but not really something I enjoy in it's ..."
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Sonic Demo Unleashed

Now available on the Xbox Live Marketplace is a demo for Sonic Unleashed, Sega's recently released platformer. The 181MB demo contains the game's first stage.

Sonic Unleashed is also available for PlayStation 3, Wii and PlayStation 2.

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"I kinda suspect they always wanted to make sonic a terrible game but just didn't have the ..."
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Valve Reveals Lifetime Retail Sales of Half-Life, Counter-Strike Series

Beloved developer Valve has released lifetime retail sales figures for some of its more popular games, including the Half-Life and Counter-Strike series, revealing that the studio has sold over 32.8 million games since the 1998 release of the first Half-Life.

Sales from Valve's digital distribution client are not factored in, with the figures only accounting for worldwide retail sales. With Half-Life 2, Valve began simultaneously releasing all of its PC games at retail and via Steam. The numbers were originally printed in the November issue of Game Informer, then republished by Gamasutra. Read more »

"They STILL don't count online and digital sales? *holds X - moves mouse to ARGH!*"
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Sonic Unleashed Trailer: Over Hills, Through Woods

That blue hedgehog is at it again in this trailer for Sega's Sonic Unleashed (360, PS3, PS2, Wii). This time it's the locations that are given special attention, as the speedy wonder runs through a huge variety of climates and geographical features as if the Travel Channel were viewed in fast-motion.

Despite Sonic's curious delay in Japan, Unleashed is still on track for release this holiday season in North America. Read more »

"Hope its good, even though don't have a console.. but just relized, what would someone think ..."
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Sonic Unleashed Delayed to 2009 in Japan

Sega's Werehog-filled platformer, Sonic Unleashed (360, PS3, PS2, Wii), has been pushed out of 2008 in its home territory of Japan, leaving its North American release date of "holiday 2008" in question.

Sega's Japanese site for Sonic Unleashed--known as Sonic World Adventure on the other side of the ocean--has the news of a delay from the game's intended December 18 Japanese release all the way to a nebulous "spring 2009." Read more »

"I was really excited about this title when it was first shown. It really seemed like sega was ..."
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Sonic Unleashed Trailers Get a Little Holy

Sega has let the lid off two new trailers from its latest Sonic effort, Sonic Unleashed. As is requisite in a Sonic Unleashed trailer, there is plenty of funky music and Werehog action to be had, but the important thing here is that Sonic is running on water.

Sonic Unleashed speeds onto Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, and Wii later this year.

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"This depress me, the first game of sonic in 3d that i really say "whoa!" and its not for pc =_=."
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Sonic Unleashed Trailers Bring Out the Werehog

Those Sonic Unleashed trailers are at it again with the funky music. This time, a rather pretty trailer sprints and slides through the desert air before giving an extended preview of the Werehog, the night-time, Stretch Armstrong-esque incarnation of everyone's favorite blue hedgehog.

In the works for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, and Wii, the 2.5-dimensional Sonic sequel will arrive later this year. Read more »

"I'm pretty sure I heard a bit of the Qur'an in that music. BURN IT! BURN IT!!!!"
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Demigod Screenshots Get Angry, Smash Things

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Gas Powered Games' strategy RPG Demigod (PC) has gained five new screenshots. Here, the player-controlled giant hero can be seen taking on hordes of enemies just like Defense of the Ancients, the Warcraft III modification said to inspire the game.

Now in beta testing for paying pre-order customers, Demigod is set to land in February 2009. Read more »

"Is good. Beta warned "This build is not supposed to be fun. If you find it fun, there is ..."
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Shack PSA: Pre-Order Demigod, Join Beta Now

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Demigod, the upcoming gigantic-hero PC RTS-action-RPG hybrid in development at Gas Powered Games, is now playable in beta form, all for the price of a pre-order.

Pre-ordering the game on the Stardock Impulse digital distribution service grants immediate access to the game inspired by the Warcraft III modification Defense of the Ancients, according to an announcement on VE3D. Read more »

"People who have played this... Does the game have any humoristic elements to it? For ..."
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Sonic Unleashed Trailer Shows Werehog Beatdowns

Sega has let loose with a piano-music-filled trailer for Sonic Team's Sonic Unleashed, the newest incarnation of the speedy blue hedgehog's 2.5-dimensional platformer. Here, a bit more of Sonic the Werehog--a nighttime, Hulk-like Sonic with stretchy arms--is seen in action.

Sonic Unleashed will hit the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, and Wii later this year.

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"what's that music is it classic sonic music or new in this game?"
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Stardock Interview Part 2: PAX, Demigod, and Details on the Company's Upcoming Fantasy Strategy Game

Yesterday saw the first part of my interview with Brad Wardell, in which the Stardock CEO thoroughly explained his stance on a number of PC gaming-related topics.

In the conclusion, Wardell and I discuss actual PC games--namely Gas Powered Games' Demigod, a game inspired by the Warcraft 3 mod Defense of the Ancients. Read more »

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Demigod Hands-on Preview and Fresh Screenshots

To describe Gas Powered Games' Demigod as a DotA clone is doing a disservice to its target audience. Demigod is DotA for people who think DotA sounds like a division of Homeland Security.

So what is Demigod? Picture a PC RTS where the player controls a single, gigantic hero unit--an RTS/action-RPG hybrid. Each side has an automatically-spawning horde of minor units, with the Demigod's task being to either direct them to a specific location, or impact the battle to the point that your side eventually overtakes the opposing enemy. Read more »

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'PC Gaming is Rediscovering Itself,' Says Supreme Commander Creator Chris Taylor

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Chris Taylor, designer of classic PC real-time strategy game Total Annihilation and president of Gas Powered Games, thinks that the PC isn't dead, but rather is repositioning itself as a different kind of gaming platform.

"We've pushed the limits of high system requirements, and I think the rate at which people are buying crazy new hardware has slowed," he commented to Gamasutra. "I think we've come out of that turbulent ten years," referring to the ten years since the advent of graphics acceleration hardware in games and its rapid progress since. Read more »

"I think non-console specific games have the biggest opportunity to churn out a creative ..."
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Sega: Sonic Criticism 'Probably Warranted'

Sega of America VP of marketing Sean Ratcliffe acknowledged that criticism directed towards recent Sonic the Hedgehog titles is not without merit, following the lukewarm reception of recent Sonic Team efforts.

"Some of that criticism is probably warranted," Ratcliffe admitted to GameDaily. "We definitely recognize that a franchise that has been going as long as Sonic, you really have to put a huge amount of effort in to make sure that you maintain that quality, and arguably a disproportionate amount of effort." Read more »

""We can't just stand still with Sonic; we've got to be looking at different ways to develop the ..."
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