I'm 25, from Luxembourg and write weekly reviews for a Luxembourgish national daily newspaper called 'Letzebuerger Journal' which can be found at www.journal.lu. I'm studying German literature in a Masters degree at the university of Luxembourg and also studied English literature during my Bachelor degree. You can also follow me on Twitter @SvenWohl
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Alright, as we all probably know already, smart phones seem to be a great market to put games on. Sega is no stranger to that idea and already has released some titles for the iPhone. But I have some more interesting ideas for games they could put on there! See the full list right after the jump!
Sonic as a franchise has been having its fair share of problems over these past few years. However, sales are pretty stable and Sega makes quite some money off it. This is partly due to the shift in gamer generations, but Sega is encountering certain problems with that when it comes to their new title Sonic Generations. Hit the jump to read for more about the risks and potential opportunities of that upcoming game…
Sega just announced on their European blog that they will be publishing a new game based on the Aliens franchise in Spring 2012. The FPS is being developed by Gearbox Software and will come out on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3. According to the blog post, the ‘Players lead a group of highly trained United States Colonial Marines as they board the deserted craft to uncover the fate of the crew’. More infos are to follow during E3, hit the jump for the teaser trailer!
Sega just sent out a press release stating that the ‘Sega Studios Australia’, formerly known as ‘The Creative Assembly Australia’, is now open for business. This is the same studio I already wrote about yesterday, that seems to be behind the development of the London 2012 Olympia game, which is not mentioned in this press release.
The studio was founded in 2002 and was involved with the development of some Total War titles, like Rome: Total War or Medieval II: Total War. Since 2006, the studio has been focusing mainly on developing technology. Let’s see, how their games will hold up on the market in the future…
According to Adriansang.com, ‘Sonic Generations’ will have a different name for Nintendos 3D Handheld: It receives the subtitle ‘Ao no Boken’ or ‘Blue Adventure’. This is a nice contrast to the subtitle of it’s HD-counterparts ‘Shiro no Jikuu’ which means as much as ‘White time and space’. Please, don’t ask how time and space can have any color… Anyway, in the West, no subtitles are confirmed so far, but Famitsu lists the release of all versions for the next Winter. Here is hope that more infos will emerge during E3!
While not receiving the best press or most impressive sales, ‘Conduit 2′ is one of the few important Wii-games to come out in quite some time. So, after the release, High Voltage and Sega are putting up those nice videos. While the first one isn’t that funny, the second one, which can be found after the jump, is actually good. But I can’t shake off the feeling that those videos were meant to be released prior to the launch of the game…
According to Jeuxvideo.com,Sega just announced the official game to the Olympic Games that take place in London next year. The title is developed by Sega Studio Australia and is heading to PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. According to gamefront.de there are 30 disciplines which make use of the most modern motion-capture technology. No other details are available at the moment, but it’s safe to assume that it will be released in 2012.
Seems that after all these Mario and Sonic games for the Olympic games, Sega wants to do a ‘serious’ one for the ‘big’ consoles…
You know, I never thought about it that way… Next time I play that stage I won’t free those poor animals anymore. Better alive and imprisoned than… well, THIS! Also, after the jump: a nice little, pretty random Mortal Kombat video with mouth made sounds. Enjoy!
Proving that you can be creative with terrible voice acting in videogames, this guy does some brilliant face acting while using sound clips from a variety of games more or less known for their… lack of quality in the acting and writing department. There are quite a lot of early CD-based games in there, so it’s only natural for some Sega Saturn games to make an appearance. Resident Evil, House of the Dead and Deep Fear make an appearance, among other games.
Now, I’ve never played Deep Fear myself, but I did hear quite a lot about the quality of the voice acting in that particular game. This video certainly underlines that by featuring two clips from it. Did you know Deep Fear was the last Sega Saturn game to come out in Europe? Me neither!
Also: Hi! I’m the new guy!