Posts tagged House of the Dead
So you thought that Shinobi update for House of the Dead Overkill: The Lost Reels was awesome? Well stand back because Sega has blown that update out of the water with a new one featuring everyone’s favorite collection of green spheres, Vectorman. Like the Joe Musashi update you can unlock Vectorman’s ball gun (complete with retro particle effects) with in-game currency, this weapon costing 70,000 ‘Ka$h’ specifically. The high price point is definitely going to set players back ‘Ka$h’ wise so luckily Sega has some money earning tips on the Sega blog to help gamers out. How lovely!
So now that we have these two characters, do you think we can expect any more? I love crossover weapons and even just thinking about these retro heroes in a modern day Sega title like this makes me wet with joy. Who would you most like to see make an appearance in the exploitation soaked world of House of the Dead: Overkill? Let me know in the comments!
The PlayStation Network is sometimes known for having awesome sales, especially once you kick in the PS Plus members discount. Today began some insane deals and a few of them include Sega games:
NiGHTS into Dreams: Regular $9.99, Sale $4.99, PS Plus $2.50
Jet Set Radio: Regular $9.99, Sale $4.99, PS Plus $2.50
The House of the Dead: OVERKILL Extended Cut – Regular $19.99, Sale $9.99, PS Plus $5.00
If I didn’t already own NiGHTS, and Jet Set Radio I would definitely grab these. But I do have a Move Controller collecting dust, so I think it’s high time I try out HOTD: Overkill since I’ve heard good things. Which ones are you grabbing?
[Source: Sega Bits]
With the WiiU’s release late last year, it’s likely that Sega’s support of the original Wii has come to an end as they move onto Nintendo’s new console. Throughout the years Sega has been a huge supporter Nintendo’s motion controlled system and released many exclusives, ports and sequels to some of their most popular franchises. Any Sega fan without a Wii is definitely missing out on some games that will definitely be remembered as “essential” Sega games in years to come.
Hit the jump to read about our 10 essential Wii games published or developed by Sega.
Ever wonder how a game does after it gets released? Coffee with Games has a report on how well House of the Dead 2&3 has done since it was released on the Wii back in March, 2008 (has it really been that long?) and, in my uninformed opinion, it has done pretty well. Over 200,000 Wii owners have speculated on some of the worst real estate ever.
[Source: Coffee with Games]
Where only days away from Halloween and there’s no doubt that you’re going to need some appropriate games to play this year. We’ve brainstormed together to create a list of horror-inspired games that have either appeared on a Sega console or were published by Sega themselves. There’s a great variety of games to check out from 16-bit brawlers and platformers to modern day shooters. In addition, you may want to check out our list of 10 Scariest Games for more Halloween fun.
Hit the jump to read on!
So after weeks of teasing and torment it’s finally here! The Sega Addicts Kids Table is finally ready to take on the sequel to the very awful House of the Dead movie! And what’s more is this one isn’t directed by Uwe Boll! But wait because this movie may in fact be even worse than the previous one. Oh dear…
So to help out Stevie and Josh (John is busy, more on that later), Scotty Morrison from the site decided to also take on the task of watching this horrible straight to DVD nonsense. Oh and Josh sounds like a heavily breathing robot for a good amount of this podcast. Maybe the movie was so bad that the mic decided to go all weird? Probably not. Either way if you’re ready for one hell of a frustrating zombie movie then you’ve come to the right place. Get your copies of House of the Dead 2: Dead Aim and listen along as we sigh very heavily at what we put ourselves through for you… you’re welcome…
Or go to our iTunes and subscribe! If you liked it then review us! That’d maybe make up for this horrible movie…
And also I just want to say thank you so much for the fans that have supported us throughout the past year. I know we just got to 50 episodes but as you can tell, John is super busy and we all thought it would be best if we took a month’s break. Don’t worry though because we’ll be back on Halloween with a special, along with Episode 51 the week after. Thanks so much and if you want to get your fix of Stevie and Josh you can always listen to The Goosebumps Book Club whenever that updates. In the meantime we’ll see you on Halloween for another terrifying treat! SpoOOOooOoooOOOoOoky!
Sometimes people move their controllers around while playing racing games. Sometimes people jerk the controller upward to mimic their character jumping higher than necessary. This guy takes things to a whole new level, and does it in public. First known for his playthough of Ghost Squad, Rungkij Tsanon wears shooting gloves, ducks for cover, and dramatically throws grenades all while playing the game very well. He garners a crowd in the video even before playing Operation G.H.O.S.T. I’m sure some people think he’s crazy, but I honestly think this is awesome. I wish everyone was this intense when they played arcade games. What do you think? Should everyone play as intensely as Rungkij? Or should we save our excitement for the motion games at home? Let us know in the comments!
[Source: Arcade Heroes]
If you’ve been paying attention (and I’m sure you have), you have most certainly noticed the recent resurgence of Sega’s iconic light gun series. In less than a year, we’ve seen House of the Dead Overkill get rereleased on the PS3, House of the Dead 3 and 4 hit the PSN, and the brand new Typing of the Dead spinoff Flick of the Dead hit the iOS in Japan. As one of the unlucky suckers misguided enough to put his hard-earned money down on Sony’s PS Move, I’ve got to thank Sega for giving me a little bit of justification for buying this stupid-looking waggle-wand.
With House of the Dead 4, Sega’s rerelease onslaught comes to an end, providing fans with the chance to play a formerly arcade-only title on a console for the very first time. The question is, how does it hold up without the uzi-toting arcade cabinet? Can it stand alongside the beloved cheese of classics like House of the Dead 2 as another delicious helping of camp, or has that undead flavor finally gone bland?
Not too long ago, we covered a trademark filing of “Flick of the Dead” and speculated it could be an adaptation of House of the Dead for iOS. We weren’t too far off, since Flick of the Dead as now appeared on the Japanese iOS store and is an adaptation of Typing of the Dead. It looks pretty great, check out the source for more screens! No info on a Western release yet…
With House of the Dead 3 and 4 releasing on the PlayStation Network, I felt the need to relive one of the overlooked chapters of Sega’s zombie family: The Typing of the Dead. The Typing of the Dead is one of the more unique games in existence, and perhaps one of the most daring. After playing it, you will learn that next to a shotgun or katana, a keyboard is your most vital weapon against the inevitable zombie apocalypse. Join me on this retro adventure and learn how someday your typing skills will save the lives of your loved ones. Provided you also have a Dreamcast strapped to your back. More >