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Hatsune Miku to join Lady Gaga concerts

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 17, 2014 5:30pm PDT

Popular Japanese vocaloid mascot Hatsune Miku is joining Lady Gaga to open her ARTPOP Ball concerts. For the unfamiliar, she’s a singing synthesizer that's represented as a 16 year old girl with turquoise hair. Sega publishes numerous games starring her and other vocaloids...

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"Sega publishes numerous games starring her and other vocaloids."

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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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April Fools: Phantasy Star Online stars in (very late) Flappy Bird clone

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 01, 2014 5:00pm PDT

Phantasy Star Online's Rag Rappy is late to the Flappy Bird phenomenon, but you can fly him through Sonic's Green Hill Zone in a new Flash game called Rappy Bird.

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"What I want to know is why they didn't make Flicky Bird. I mean c'mon, it's right there!"

- PseudoPuppy see all 4 comments

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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"this has to be nuked, its linked as the main comment on the news page."

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Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies is a standalone trip back to the original

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 28, 2014 9:30am PDT

Sega and Relic Entertainment have announced Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies, a standalone multiplayer game that takes players back to the setting of the original Company of Heroes.

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"Nice, I've been wishing the older armies were available. Hopefully the British and German ..."

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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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Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd coming west

By Steve Watts, Mar 25, 2014 4:00pm PDT

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd, the sequel to last year's rhythm game, is coming to America.

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"But you can do really cool shit with just buttons and knobs though ..."

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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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Sonic Boom's first character redesigns were 'more alien and different'

By Steve Watts, Mar 17, 2014 8:15am PDT

Sonic Boom is making some bold revisions to Sonic and the gang, but earlier versions of the redesigns were even more radical and tempered by Sega's Sonic Team.

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"Whenever I fire up Sonic 1, 2, 3 or Sonic CD I get immediately that great Sonic feeling. The ..."

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Sega Humble Bundle offering 10 games for charities

By Steve Watts, Mar 17, 2014 7:30am PDT

Sega is the subject of this week's Humble Bundle sale, and it's offering up to ten games split across three different pricing tiers, with proceeds going towards various charities.

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"Isn't it $1 minimum for the first tier, and $5.99 to also get the second tier?"

- ShoCon see all 5 comments

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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Free-to-play Crazy Taxi: City Rush announced for mobile

By Steve Watts, Mar 14, 2014 7:00am PDT

Crazy Taxi: City Rush, a free-to-play mobile game based on Sega's classic franchise, is coming later this year.

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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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How Sonic Boom is influenced by Adventure Time

By Steve Watts, Mar 12, 2014 8:30am PDT

Sonic Boom creative director Bob Rafei says that part of making Sonic into a western property is understanding that kids' pop culture requires a mixture of story and humor, and references shows like Adventure Time as examples.

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"Hmm, for a second there I let myself get excited from reading the headline, but nah. As much as ..."

- Lowim Gallasin see all 3 comments