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Archive for September, 2011


   
 

Aliens: Colonial Marines – Full E3 Demo Walkthrough Video!

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Shinobi 3DS – StreetPass Trailer

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Our newest Shinobi 3DS trailer features new and exciting information – yes, no exaggeration – fans of the Shinobi series will be able to play as the legendary Joe Musashi! As part of the Street Pass features within the new Shinobi game, players will guide Joe through a series of challenges that are just as deadly as his first outing in the arcades. Deadly not only for the maps themselves, but the one-hit-death mechanics at play that mirror that of the original arcade Shinobi. Check the trailer for more:

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See those glowing red walls? Ya, those are bad and quite a challenge to get through. Don’t be fooled by a trailer that has a clean playthrough, you’ll find these maps to be extra tough! As always, feedback, we love it – post away!

 
   
   
 

Sonic Generations: Dreamcast Era Trailer

Get a look at Speed Highway, City Escape, and Seaside Hill in the Dreamcast-era trailer for Sonic Generations!

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Sonic Generations is coming November 2011 for X360, PS3, and 3DS.

 

 

 
   
   
 

Rise of Nightmares Comic: The Lost Tapes of Roland Childs

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We’re excited to show you this Rise of Nightmares comic, which has been created by author Al Ewing and artist Marc Olivent. It accompanies the side story of Private Detective Roland Childs, whose tapes and experiences you can collect as you explore the world of Rise of Nightmares.

I’ve put the first few pages here for you to see, and you can see the rest on our Flickr or download the PDF.

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See the rest on our Flickr or download the PDF.

 
   
   
 

Free Stuff Friday – September, 30 2011

Who’s got that Friday feeling?  Who want to win some Free Stuff?

Free Stuff Friday 30 September 2011

Whats on offer

1.Sonic Gamescom Laptop Bag

2.Dreamcast Hoodie Large size

3.Aliens Vs Predator XBOX360 Hunters Edition (PAL Region)

4.Dreamcast Collection (PC) Including SEGA Bass Fishing and Space Channel 5 Part 2

5.Aliens Vs Predator T-Shirt

 

How it Works

1. You must be following us on Twitter to be eligible. (If you don’t have a Twitter account, you can create one by going to http://www.twitter.com and click the green “get started — join!” button in the center of the page.)

2. At random times on Friday, we will announce the prize we are giving away, a word or phrase, and what number of response you need to be to win. Send us a direct message (DM) via Twitter and be that number to win the prize. (@ replies do not count as entries!)

Example:

We tweet “GIVEAWAY: Sonic T-shirt, size L. Be the 15th person to DM “Sonic Adventure” to win!”

You see this, and want to win it, so you send us a direct message that says “Sonic Adventure”. If you are the 15th person to do so, you are the winner!

Quotation marks do not matter, capitalization does not matter, but spelling does matter!

3. All followers are eligible to win all prizes, unless a restriction is noted. Restrictions are usually due to the prize being region-locked. For example, US games that won’t work on UK gaming systems. There may also be age restrictions due to the rating of the game.

4. We will announce the winner on our Twitter feed once eligibility is confirmed.

How to Send Direct Messages on Twitter

Due to a change in our account status with Twitter, you should be able to send us direct messages without us following you.

There are a few ways to send us a Direct Message on Twitter. The easiest way is to go to our Twitter page and select “message” under the “Actions” heading in the side bar. If you do not see “message”, this means that we are not following you. Please send a message to @sega to let us know, and we will follow you. When you click “message” you will be taken to a window where you can type a message and press send.

You may also select the “direct messages” tab from your Twitter homepage, and select SEGA from the drop-down menu at the top of the page. Again, if you don’t see our name there, it’s probably because we’re not following you. Let us know, and we’ll follow you.

There are also many Twitter clients that you can use instead of using the website. These include TweetDeck, Twitteriffic, Tweetie, and Twhirl. Each of these programs works differently, so you’ll want to figure out how to send a direct message on the program you use. If you want to send us a test message, we’ll let you know if we received it or not.

 
   
   
 

Guardian Heroes: Randy

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Guardian Heroes is coming to XBLA on October 12th, and to get you ready, we’re sharing character bios and exclusive character art until the big day!

Today’s character is Randy!  (Missed previous bios? Catch up here.)

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Randy is an apprentice sorceror who joined the Guardian Heroes when he decided that travelling would give him a better opportunity to hone his abilities. He is usually accompanied by the rabbit Nando, who is apparently also a sorceror, and has the ability to turn into a homing fireball. He is said to be quite shy, and has a mild infatuation with Serena.

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Randy has the widest range of spells amongst the Guardian Heroes, but is also rather skilled with his staff. He can use it to rack up not inconsiderable combos, a particular advantage as this is how Magic Points are regenerated in Guardian Heroes.

Randy’s magic spells include pools of Ice, Tornadoes, giant flaming lasers and a circle of flaming pillars. While these spells start quite small, raising his Intelligence stat can increase them to a size that fills most of the screen.

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A unique trait of the boy wizard is that he has a helper character, Nando. Any input that the player makes for Randy on the joypad will also be applied to the rabbit, who can be used to bail Randy out of trouble, lengthen combos, or simply to attack enemies.

In Advance Guardian Heroes, it is revealed that Randy fled when things turned badly for he and his allies. He appears to have given over control of his body to Nando.

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Get ready, because Guardian Heroes is hitting XBLA on October 12th!

 
   
   
 

The House of the Dead: OVERKILL Extended Cut – Strip Club Trailer

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It’s Not Safe to Go Back in the Water…

Delve into the deep dark water, if you dare!

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It’s SEGA Bass Fishing (a Dreamcast classic!) coming to XBLA and PSN this fall!

If you’re still fishing* for more, here’s some screenshots:

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SEGA Bass Fishing

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SEGA Bass Fishing

* Sorry.

 
   
   
 

Start Stacking! Brick People is Out Now for iOS

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Heads up, brick heads! Brick People  is now available on the iTunes App Store! Brick People, a casual puzzle game for all ages, is ready to download and play on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.

Build brick steps and structures to help the hungry Brick People reach a collection of delicious snacks. The fun-loving Brick People have varied abilities that can help you complete missions, but be careful as the Brick Monster will create obstacles and throw them in the path of these tasty treats! Aside from utilising the iOS’s multi-touch interface to enable quick brick stacking, BrickPeople will allow players to race against each other to become the best bricklayer. Use Bluetooth to compete against friends in multiplayer matchups, or use an iPad to compete head-to-head on a single device. Players can also compete with others around the world when posting high scores on the Game Center leaderboards.

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See how your skills stack up by picking up Brick People on the iTunes App Store here for a limited time promo price of:

iPhone/iPod Touch

  • $0.99 USD
  • $0.99 AUD
  • £0.69
  • €0.79

iPad

  • $1.99 USD
  • $1.99 AUD
  • £1.49
  • €1.59

Download Brick People for iOS today, because the price goes up at the end of this weekend!

 

 
   
   
 

Aliens Infestation Developer Diary 3 – Developing Unique Marines

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Alien Infestation is nearly here, launching in European territories on September 30th and arriving in North America on October 11th! With only a few days a way, we’ve got another developer diary from the good folks at WayForward to help ease the pain of waiting. This week’s blog features the development of the characters, the Colonial Marines, the folks you’ll be guiding through the sidescroller Alien Infestation.

We’ve got a small preview of the blog here, with the full text appearing on AvPGalaxy.net, fansite for all things Aliens, Predator and an excellent reference for all things in between, enjoy!

Adam Tierney (Director, Wayforward):

So we’ve talked a lot about developing our tiny Marines. But what exactly went into that? Just how fleshed out are these soldiers, and why should players care when they die if there’s always another one right around the corner, waiting to take their place?

The game features 20 Marines: 19 of which are playable, and one which is your Commanding Officer, Patrick “Stainless” Steele. Steele contacts you via radio throughout the adventure to offer intel, and to give the playable character someone to chat with (in what would otherwise be a pretty quiet game).

Because of the tremendous amount of animations required for our Marines (multiplied by every type of firearm), it wasn’t feasible to actually animate 19 different character sets. If we’d attempted that, we’d still be animating the game right now. So instead, we decided to differentiate characters in the following four ways…

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To be Continued – Right Now!

If the above has you interested, you’ll want to catch the rest over at AvpGalaxy.net. Read up on the rest of the character’s developer diary and also check out individual character bios detailing backstory on a few of the marines you’ll be playing as!

 
   
   
 


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