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Alien: Isolation pre-orders grant Ripley missions

By Steve Watts, Jul 09, 2014 6:37am PDT

Pre-ordering Alien: Isolation will grant you access to a mission called "Crew Expendable," in which you play as one of three members of the Nostromo during their ill-fated trip. Another GameStop bonus offers another mission in which you play as Ripley.

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"How so? Looks fucking awesome to me... Mind you, so did Colonial Marines..."

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Shacknews plays Lucky's Tale and Alien: Isolation on Oculus Rift at E3 2014

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 12, 2014 9:00am PDT

The Shacknews video team's Andrew Zucosky and Sam Leichtamer ventured over to see the Oculus Rift and talk to Lucky's Tale developer Paul Bettner. After that, it was time to talk aliens. More specifically, it was time to talk Alien: Isolation.

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"I'm not sure how you took that away from this game but okay. What games do you think are not ..."

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Discussing Alien: Isolation's difficulty and Amanda's inventory

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 10, 2014 7:00am PDT

Alien: Isolation proved a bit difficult during my last hands-on, so I'm back for a rematch. This time, Amanda has a few more tricks up her sleeve.

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"Totally agreed. The Jaguar version is imo the best AVP game made so far. I played the hell out ..."

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Alien: Isolation video shows off 1970s tech, reveals importance of VHS

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 17, 2014 10:00am PDT

“This isn’t a world of holograms and touchscreens; there’s no sense here that technology is going to save you.” creative lead Alistair Hope says in a new developer diary video. “It’s a world very much of CRT, not LCD.”

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"Please don't suck! I had no idea it would be this authentic; it looks and sounds great."

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Alien: Isolation begins its hunt October 7

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 29, 2014 9:05am PDT

Alien: Isolation has been given a release date of October 7.

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Total War: Rome 2 gets free 'Seasons & Wonders' update, plus Hannibal DLC

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 27, 2014 1:30pm PDT

The Creative Assembly has a double dose of content for Total War: Rome 2 today in the form of the $14.99 'Hannibal at the Gates' DLC expansion and the significantly-less $0.00 'Seasons & Wonders' update.

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DualShock turns into motion tracker in PS4 version of Alien: Isolation

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 27, 2014 8:30am PDT

"Isolation takes advantage of DualShock 4's light bar to mirror the signal on the motion tracker," creative lead Alistair Hope said.

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"But yeah the gamepad would be made for this game. Could be integrated in to core gameplay just ..."

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Alien: Isolation preview: extra terrifying

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 19, 2014 7:00am PDT

The Creative Assembly wasn't kidding when they said they made a smarter Xenomorph. In fact, after going hands-on with Alien: Isolation at GDC 2014, it's almost safe to say that the studio might have actually made the alien too smart. And that's bad news for players hoping to...

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"I loved the do or die QTE in RE4 when you're running from the boulder. That made sense as button ..."

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Total War: Rome 2 'Hannibal at the Gates' DLC crashes in on March 27

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 15, 2014 1:00pm PDT

The next major Total War: Rome 2 expansion is 'Hannibal at the Gates' and will introduce new playable factions, a new campaign map, new units, and more, as players can begin reenacting the great conflict between Scipio and Hannibal on March 27.

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"It'd be awesome if they made politics in any way meaningful, fixed siege AI, fixed naval battles ..."

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Alien: Isolation trailer extols unscripted AI

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 13, 2014 11:00am PDT

"As soon as the player can predict a pattern in the Alien, it stops being scary," Alien: Isolation designer Gary Napper says in a new video developer diary. "Depending on cautious players are, we've seen encounters ... last well over 30 minutes in some cases, and this just c...

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"Pre-Alpha footage = will look nowhere near as good as this* *Please see 'way way pre-Alpha' ..."

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Creative Assembly takes its lumps over Rome 2 camel DLC

By Steve Watts, Feb 21, 2014 10:30am PST

The Creative Assembly has faced some backlash over some of its DLC units having previously appeared in pre-release videos, leading the company to issue an apology and explanation for the cut content.

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"Because it sucks ass in comparison to rome 1 in almost every way that matters. Many of the ..."

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Total War: Rome 2 Assembly Kit beta now open

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 16, 2014 6:00pm PST

Total War: Rome 2's Assembly Kit has hit Steam, giving players a chance to play around with assets and mod tools before uploading their creations to Steam Workshop.

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How Alien: Isolation invokes more horror from one alien

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 09, 2014 12:30pm PST

Alien: Isolation is starting to make its case as to why it won't be like certain other Alien games, beginning with its smarter, deadlier xenomorph.

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"Frankly, I agree with him, in this tiny Aliens Specific Arena. I'd much MUCH rather have a good ..."

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Alien: Isolation coming from The Creative Assembly and Sega, stars Ripley's daughter

By Steve Watts, Jan 07, 2014 7:15am PST

Microsoft has outed Alien: Isolation, confirming long-standing rumors about the sci-fi horror game from Total War developer The Creative Assembly.

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"Since there is no Wii U version to be done, it's on my lists for PC. But only if it is a good ..."

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Total War: Rome 2 adds free Baktria faction

By Steve Watts, Dec 05, 2013 2:00pm PST

Total War: Rome 2 has added a free update, available today, that adds the Baktria faction.

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