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News: You Should Really Consider Signing This Yakuza 5 Petition

You Should Really Consider Signing This Yakuza 5 Petition

We'll cry if you don't

Petitions are almost always futile, but when they revolve around a franchise that’s dear to our heart, we suppose they’re at least worth a shot. A group of Yakuza 5 fans have started up an online campaign to get the latest entry in the gangster series localised. Over the past few years, publisher SEGA has stealthily...

News: Phantasy Star Online 2's Download Numbers Rocket on Vita

Phantasy Star Online 2's Download Numbers Rocket on Vita

MAGnificent news

The impressive PlayStation Vita port of Phantasy Star Online 2 has already proved a massive hit in Japan, having been purchased or downloaded over 350,000 times in the region since its release at the end of last month. While a retail version of the MMO did hit store shelves on 28th February, it’s the free download from the...

News: Thumbs Up If You'd Like to Play Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F

Thumbs Up If You'd Like to Play Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F

Actually, we'd rather play Yakuza 5

The game based on Japan’s creepy vocaloid teen idol thing Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F could be heading on a world tour. SEGA is currently polling fans on Facebook to see how much interest there is in the PlayStation 3 version of the title overseas. All you need to do to register your interest in the game is...

News: Toshihiro Nagoshi Wants to Show Next Gen Yakuza This Year

Toshihiro Nagoshi Wants to Show Next Gen Yakuza This Year

Fighting fury

Fans of fisticuffs and dragon tattoos may be excited to learn that a next generation Yakuza title could debut as early as this year. Series producer Toshihiro Nagoshi teased in the latest issue of Dengeki PlayStation magazine [via Gematsu] that the recently released Yakuza 5 will probably be the last entry in the series on PlayStation...

Rumour: Gearbox Wasn't Aliens: Colonial Marines' Lead Developer

Gearbox Wasn't Aliens: Colonial Marines' Lead Developer

Beep, blip

According to comments made up by an ex-Gearbox employee, the majority of Aliens: Colonial Marines was not built by the Borderlands developer. In fact, the game – which has been paraded around by gaffer Randy Pitchford and crew in the build up to release – was actually the product of TimeGate Studios, the developer behind the decent...

News: Aliens: Colonial Marines Goes on a Bug Hunt in March

Aliens: Colonial Marines Goes on a Bug Hunt in March

Squelch

Aliens: Colonial Marines will allow you to relive your youth next month. However, this time you won’t be burning ants with a magnifying glass – you’ll be pumping giant insects full of lead. SEGA has revealed that the first of Gearbox’s imminent extraterrestrial eviscerator’s expansion packs, ‘Bug Hunt’, will deploy in March,...

News: New Aliens: Colonial Marines Trailer Slow Dances with Death

New Aliens: Colonial Marines Trailer Slow Dances with Death

One, two, three, and four

Don’t let the mellow piano melody fool you – Aliens: Colonial Marines does not require you to excel at the foxtrot. Instead, it demands big biceps, a steady aim, and a strong stomach. Don’t believe us? Check out the title’s excellent launch trailer below to see what we’re talking about. The game's due out next...

News: Bayonetta Swaggers onto the PlayStation Network Next Week

Bayonetta Swaggers onto the PlayStation Network Next Week

Girl power

She may not be on quite the same plane as Sabrina the Teenage Witch, but Bayonetta is still pretty bad ass – and she’s strutting onto the PlayStation Network next week, publisher SEGA has announced. The first title in Hideki Kamiya’s critically acclaimed series will launch as a digital download on 29th January in North America and...

News: Discover Your Desires in The Cave from 22nd January

Discover Your Desires in The Cave from 22nd January

Going underground

Double Fine’s intriguing PlayStation Network adventure game The Cave will open for exploration on 22nd January in North America, publisher SEGA has announced. European gamers will have to wait an additional 24 hours to uncover their inner fantasies, when the mysterious title arrives on 23rd January overseas. Admission will set...

News: Aliens: Colonial Marines Story Trailer Flashes Its Teeth

Aliens: Colonial Marines Story Trailer Flashes Its Teeth

Remember to floss

We reckon that a trip to the dentist is in order for some of the extraterrestrial beings in this Aliens: Colonial Marines story trailer. We understand that maintaining a nightmarish persona is time consuming work, but it’s hard to chew flesh without a well groomed set of gnashers. You'll be able to brave the bad breath from 12th...

News: We Don't Know What to Make of This Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Commercial

We Don't Know What to Make of This Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Commercial

Fruit pie

Danica Patrick should not be in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed – but we suppose publisher SEGA may as well take advantage of her while she is. This commercial for the casual kart racer shows the Go Daddy girl racing against a couple of full grown adults dressed as Sonic the Hedgehog and AiAi from Super Monkey Ball. It’s the...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: Yakuza 5 Conquers the Competition

Japanese Sales Charts: Yakuza 5 Conquers the Competition

Like a dragon

Yakuza 5 landed a devastating blow on all of the other new releases in Japan this week. The latest title in SEGA’s seedy series registered 356,757 sales, which was enough to score it a spot at the summit of the region's charts. The hotly anticipated sequel sold more than the combined total of the top three Wii U launch games – but...

News: Phantasy Star Online 2 Will Render Fewer Foes on Vita

Phantasy Star Online 2 Will Render Fewer Foes on Vita

Shape shifter

Phantasy Star Online 2 is coming to both the PC and PlayStation Vita – but publisher SEGA has had to make some concessions in order to get the MMO running on Sony’s handheld. First and foremost, the portable version will render fewer enemies on screen than its static counterpart. In addition, map sizes will be reduced to...

News: Who Fancies a Trip to Yakuza 5's Club SEGA Arcade?

Who Fancies a Trip to Yakuza 5's Club SEGA Arcade?

Raises hand

If you’ve played any of the previous Yakuza games, then you’ll know how hard it is to resist the lure of the local Club SEGA arcade. Who cares if Haruka's captured and there’s a rival gang stepping on the Tojo Clan’s toes? There’s always time for a session on Boxcelios. This video of Yakuza 5’s recently released Japanese...

News: Phantasy Star Online 2 Travels to Vita on 28th February in Japan

Phantasy Star Online 2 Travels to Vita on 28th February in Japan

MAGnificent

SEGA’s ambitious free-to-play MMO Phantasy Star Online 2 will spread its wings to the PlayStation Vita on 28th February in Japan. The game will be available as a complimentary download from the PlayStation Store, and will share online servers with the PC version. A closed beta for the handheld release will begin in January, with...

News: Hatsune Miku Looks Really Scary in Yakuza 5

Hatsune Miku Looks Really Scary in Yakuza 5

Kill it with fire

Don’t think that Kazuma Kiryu and crew are too tough for Hatsune Miku. SEGA’s announced that the fluorescent vocaloid pop star will make a number of cameos in the upcoming Yakuza 5. For starters, you'll discover snow sculptures of the character when you traverse Japan’s winter wonderlands. You’ll also be able to collect...

News: SEGA Punches a Yakuza 5 Demo onto the PSN Next Week

SEGA Punches a Yakuza 5 Demo onto the PSN Next Week

Heat action

Kazuma Kiryu and crew will spring back into life next week, when a demo for Yakuza 5 fights its way onto the Japanese PlayStation Store. The playable teaser – set for release on 27th November – will allow you to sample the game’s opening moments, letting you roam the streets of Fukuoka as the aforementioned Dragon of Dojima. The...

News: Oh No, Sonic the Fighters Is Releasing Overseas

Oh No, Sonic the Fighters Is Releasing Overseas

Bleurgh

Quick, cower behind your computer monitors, because the atrocious Sonic the Fighters is heading overseas. We think we’ve made our feelings fairly clear about the anthropomorphic fighter over the past couple of weeks, but just in case you missed them: this game is rubbish. The awful arcade release will be joined by the not-so-terrible...