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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..

News: SEGA's Solihull Studio Named Hardlight, Working On PlayStation Vita Exclusive

SEGA's Solihull Studio Named Hardlight, Working On PlayStation Vita Exclusive

Cast your minds back to June 2011

Back then, SEGA's European development gaffer, Gary Dunn, revealed that the publisher had established a brand new development team in Solihull, Birmingham. (That's just up the road from us: hey guys!) That studio now has a name: Hardlight. The identity was revealed by an eagle-eyed NeoGAF poster who spotted a recruitment post for the West Midlands studio on..

Rumour: Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing 2 In Development For PlayStation Vita?

Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing 2 In Development For PlayStation Vita?

We loved Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing

Our only real disappointment with the Sumo Digital developed kart-racer was that it didn't go far enough. Sure, it was nice getting a glimpse of Ryo Hazuki and Amigo — but we wanted the game to dip even deeper into SEGA lore. Where was the Space Harrier stage? What happened to ToeJam & Earl? These are all things that a sequel could rectify. And a..

News: Sonic CD Sprints To The Top Of The December PlayStation Network Charts

Sonic CD Sprints To The Top Of The December PlayStation Network Charts

Sonic CD's stomped previous PlayStation Network chart-topper, inFamous: Festival Of Blood, from its place atop the charts, taking the crown as December's top-selling PSN title

The acclaimed Mega-CD release (or SEGA CD depending on your location) fought off strong competition from NBA Jam: On Fire Edition, Payday: The Heist and Trine 2, all of which rounded out the top five. Despite releasing right..

News: Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2 Makes The Console Wars Creepy Again In February

Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2 Makes The Console Wars Creepy Again In February

If you're not familiar with the Hyperdimension Neptunia series, it's a JRPG take on the console wars

Get this, the game is set in the fictional world of Gaminudtri. Brilliant, huh? While the first game explored the rivalry between home consoles, it's sequel — due out in Europe on February 24th and North America on February 28th — looks at the portable market. Of course, you're not actually..

News: SEGA Outlines Pre-Order Goodies For Yakuza: Dead Souls

SEGA Outlines Pre-Order Goodies For Yakuza: Dead Souls

Regular readers will know that we have a soft spot for the Yakuza series

Our soft spot extends so deeply, that we're willing to overlook the upcoming Yakuza: Dead Souls' archaic gunplay, just to digest the latest title's campy horror narrative. We've already spent a good number of hours with the Japanese import — but we're looking forward to getting our hands on the subtitled release. With our..

News: Go for Gold with London 2012 Olympics on Move

Go for Gold with London 2012 Olympics on Move

Starter's orders

SEGA's London 2012 — The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games — whew — will support PlayStation Move, the publisher has announced. The press release makes it sound like not all events will be support, which could mean a pleasingly low level of waggle controls, but there will be a Move-exclusive 25m rapid fire pistol event,...

News: London 2012: The Official Video Game Brings The Ultimate Sporting Stage To PlayStation 3

London 2012: The Official Video Game Brings The Ultimate Sporting Stage To PlayStation 3

We'll be honest with you: we have a fondness for Olympic games

It probably stems from our love of minigame compilations; we adore games in which there's always something new to do. With the sheer array of events on offer, Olympic games are traditionally packed to the brim with different mechanics, and London 2012: The Official Video Game sounds like it'll be no different. Officially announced this..

News: Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz Rolls Onto PlayStation Vita This Summer

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz Rolls Onto PlayStation Vita This Summer

Our first impressions of Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz might not have been the most positive, but our memories of the original zany puzzle platformer are strong enough for us to maintain some interest in the PlayStation Vita title

Today, SEGA's released some new information about the game — clarifying its launch date for Summer 2012. While Summer feels like a million years away from these..

News: House of the Dead: Overkill Drops in Price on PSN

House of the Dead: Overkill Drops in Price on PSN

Cheap thrills

SEGA's House of the Dead: Overkill — Extended Cut just got a cut of its own — in the pricing department. PlayStation Store users can now pick up the game for £19.99/€24.99, down from £27.99/€34.99. It should serve as an appetite-whetter for House of the Dead 3, out next month, and springtime shooter House of the Dead 4. Check...

News: Binary Domain Gets Pushed Back A Week, Scoops Up New Trailer

Binary Domain Gets Pushed Back A Week, Scoops Up New Trailer

February is looking like an outstanding month for video games

Not only does it house the release of the PlayStation Vita — and its host of launch titles — but it also contains some seriously hot PlayStation 3 titles to boot. Binary Domain might be getting short shrift at present, but we've been ridiculously excited about the Yakuza Studio developed title ever since getting our hands on it late..