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News: First Jet Set Radio HD Screenshots Get Scratching

First Jet Set Radio HD Screenshots Get Scratching

Looking good so far

SEGA's followed up last week's announcement that classic Dreamcast title Jet Set Radio (Jet Grind Radio in America) is coming to PlayStation Network with the first HD screenshots. SEGA has also confirmed the game will see release this summer and revealed a Jet Set Radio art contest that could see your art included in the finished...

News: Binary Domain Outlines Multiplayer Mechanisms

Binary Domain Outlines Multiplayer Mechanisms

Being human helps

Contrary to common opinion, Binary Domain is not simply a single-player experience. The cyborg shooter also features a comprehensive multiplayer suite, as detailed by a new post published on the PlayStation Blog. The multiplayer features five different classes, each augmented with different skills and weapon loadouts. The choices...

News: Yakuza Studio Boss "Committed" to PlayStation

Yakuza Studio Boss "Committed" to PlayStation

But feels consoles are done

Yakuza creator, Toshihiro Nagoshi, has pledged his allegiance to the PlayStation brand, while also suggesting that consoles are on the way out. In a candid interview with CVG, Nagoshi hypothesised that the market for home consoles will diminish, as portables become gamers’ main platform of choice. He said: Consoles –...

News: Fresh Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Gameplay Trailer Sprints Online

Fresh Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Gameplay Trailer Sprints Online

Miles Prower

The first gameplay footage of SEGA’s episodic downloadable, Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2, has spin-dashed online. The trailer shows Sonic and his flame furred associate, Tails, sprinting through a series of distinctly SEGA-like environments, including funfairs, ruins and snowy mountains. Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 promises to...

News: Jet Set Radio to Tag PlayStation Network

Jet Set Radio to Tag PlayStation Network

Bringing the Beat back

SEGA is preparing to bring much-loved Dreamcast title Jet Set Radio — aka Jet Grind Radio to PlayStation Network. The publisher embedded a short teaser video on its blog, with the simple title "Guess Who's Back?" The answer, it would seem, is "everyone from Jet Set Radio." No price, release date or...

News: Binary Domain Turns Up the Melodrama

Binary Domain Turns Up the Melodrama

There's been a terrible mistake

Surely Binary Domain can’t get any campier? In the game’s latest trailer, a partially exposed robot learns about his mechanical internals via the reflection of an arrogant idiot's sunglasses. Bad times. He then goes on to get his head blasted in by about 15 pistol rounds, and his carcass transported away in a...

News: SEGA Serves Up New Virtua Tennis 4 Trailer

SEGA Serves Up New Virtua Tennis 4 Trailer

Down the line

The delayed guitar riff and soft voice over in this trailer might give you the impression that SEGA’s promoting life insurance or retirement homes, but it’s actually pimping soon-to-be-released PS Vita launch title, Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition. The trailer’s a back to basics affair, focusing on all of the game’s core...

News: Yakuza: Dead Souls Unwinds with Pachinko

Yakuza: Dead Souls Unwinds with Pachinko

Even the Yakuza need a break

The Yakuza franchise has always been stacked with goofy mini-games, and you’d be foolish to think that a zombie epidemic would break that trend. No, the upcoming Yakuza: Dead Souls will be packed to the brim with quirky distractions such as fishing, table-tennis and, erm, pachinko. And yes, for those curious, all of...

News: First Shiny Sonic 4: Episode 2 Screens Leak Out

First Shiny Sonic 4: Episode 2 Screens Leak Out

Heads or Tails?

Trust Xbox.com to leak screenshots of Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 before SEGA's given us more than a teaser and some concept art. The screenshots — all embedded below for your pleasure — show Sonic and Tails engaging in some, er, co-op action, with online and offline options available. Sonic fans will pick up on any number of...

News: Binary Domain Brings Robotic Warfare to PSN This Week

Binary Domain Brings Robotic Warfare to PSN This Week

Shooting cyborgs

You’ll be able to get your first taste of SEGA’s uber-Japanese futuristic third-person shooter this week, when a demo for Binary Domain drops onto the PlayStation Store. American players will get to go hands-on with the Yakuza Studio developed squad-shooter from 14th February, while European players will be made to wait a day...

Rumour: Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Sequel Hinted

Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Sequel Hinted

Obscure, please

Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing was a great game, make no mistake about it. The racing was top-tier, the netcode was great and the fan-service was good enough to make old-school fans like ourselves giddy. But while it was nice getting our hands on with Beat and B.D. Joe after so many years – we kind of wished Sonic & SEGA...

News: Binary Domain Takes the Fight Online

Binary Domain Takes the Fight Online

Connected chaos

We’re hopelessly excited for Binary Domain, we really are. But the online component’s pretty meaningless to us, and this trailer affirms our ambivalence. Sure the gun-play looks solid, the maps look cool and the game modes seem interesting; but is anyone really going to choose to play Binary Domain over Call of Duty or...

News: Yakuza: Dead Souls Limps onto the PS3 on 16th March

Yakuza: Dead Souls Limps onto the PS3 on 16th March

Hellish hostesses

SEGA’s Yakuza franchise is consistently brilliant. The zany open-world series is well recognised for its mix of serious and silly, and Yakuza: Dead Souls – the Western name for Yakuza: Of the End – promises to take things to the next level. Having spent several hours with the import release we can confirm that Dead Souls...

News: SEGA Attacks with Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Trailer

SEGA Attacks with Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Trailer

Evading throw escape!

We're just a little bit excited about Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown, due to land on PSN this summer. The latest entry in what some would call the greatest fighting game series ever, VF5FS introduces new character Jean Kujo and brings back sumo champion Taka-Arashi, not seen on a home console since Dreamcast's Virtua Fighter 3...

News: Binary Domain Cranks Up The Melodrama In Assassination Cut-Scene

Binary Domain Cranks Up The Melodrama In Assassination Cut-Scene

A lot of the appeal of the Yakuza franchise is the manner in which it's retained its original voice-acting

(Well, aside from the game's expensive Western debut anyway.) As such, it's a little jarring watching a Nagoshi produced cut-scene with English voice actors — and let's be honest, judging by this cinematic, Binary Domain's don't appear to be the best. But the story beats remain intriguing,..

News: ESRB Rating Suggests Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 Is On The Horizon

ESRB Rating Suggests Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 Is On The Horizon

The American ratings board, the ESRB, has awarded the upcoming Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 with an "E for Everyone" rating on the PS3

"So?" we hear you scream. Well, an ESRB rating traditionally hints at the impending release of a new product. That is to say: the latest instalment in the Sonic The Hedgehog 4 series can't be too far away. SEGA announced the latest episodic downloadable..

News: Binary Domain To Net Japanese Demo On February 1st

Binary Domain To Net Japanese Demo On February 1st

Binary Domain is seriously awesome

The Yakuza Studio developed third-person shooter — which sees you matched against robots rather than the usual zombies or soldiers — shares the Yakuza franchise's flare for cinematic presentation, and matches it with the kind of crazy third-person action that only a Japanese developer could produce. It's the kind of shooter that's rare in this Western..