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With E3 recently over it’s time to soak up the latest previews and industry buzz surrounding the most popular games. Usually this comes in the form of written previews but Sega has decided to give the gamers a slice of the action by releasing the Company of Heroes 2 E3 demo to all members of the games open beta, which you can join on its Steam page.
Considering that we’re so close to the games release you can bet that this will be an accurate demonstration of what the game has to offer. However don’t get too excited as this exclusive demo will only be available for a few more days (until the 18th), as will the beta. A taste of war awaits and if it really hooks you then you only have until the 25th of this very month to experience the full game in all its strategic glory. Who knew war could be so fun?
There’s been many video game fiascos throughout the medium’s short history. Some of us will remember John Romero not making us his bitch in Daikatana, more of us fell prey to Sonic 2006 and some of us may have even been burned by EA’s diabolical SimCity. But if there’s one scandal we’ll remember for years to come, it’ll be the one surrounding Aliens Colonial: Marines.
Hit the jump to read on. And remember, stay frosty.
Platinum Games’ Metal Gear Solid spin-off Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will be ported to PC platforms. The news comes straight from the lips of Metal Gear series producer Hideo Kojima who let the cat out oft he bag in a a recent Konami podcast. Platinum Games Creative Producer JP Kellams then confirmed the PC port in a recent Tweet.
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance was of course develops for and published by Konami, but anyone who had played it will see its ties to Anarchy Reigns, Bayonetta, Vanquish and more. Of interest to Sega fans is the fact this port may lead to the possibility of their Sega published games receiving similar PC ports.
Check out our review of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance and let us know if you’d be interested in a PC port by leaving a comment below!
If you don’t own any Sonic games on your PC and want all of them at an incredible price, then you need to head to Steam right now. The Sonic Hits Collection includes 17 items for $39.99, which saves you over $120 if you were to buy them all separately. They list each item as a “game,” but they some of them are add-ons. Hit the jump to see the full list of games included in the bundle. More >
Originally published for iOS by Sega last year, Jack Lumber was a great game that didn’t quite get the attention it deserved. Well, it appears that developer Owlchemy Labs wants to give the game a second chance as they have released the game on Steam for PC, Mac and Linux without Sega as publisher this time.
The basic game remains the same with the player chopping wood and getting revenge for his dear old grandmother but without the touchscreen the game was originally designed for you’re now playing with mouse and keyboard. There’s also the addition of a new “Infinitree” mode. The game will be priced at $7.49 but is currently on sale for $5.02.
Anyone planning on purchasing Jack Lumber on Steam? How does it play compared to the iOS original?
Hideo Kojima, Shinji Mikami and Suda 51 are just some of the games industry icons that cite Eric Chahi’s Another World as influencing their work. Originally released for the Amiga and Atari ST before later being ported to the Sega Mega Drive/ Genesis, Another World‘s stunning art direction, fluid gameplay, and use of cinematography, established it as one of the most influential and well-loved games of all time.
Twenty-two years later and Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition for iOS has found a home on Valve’s Steam service. But are the HD visuals and remastered sound enough to once again capture our imagination and do they warrant the $9.99 price tag? Hit the jump and all will be revealed…
Sonic fan and Youtube user HypotheDragon has recreated Sonic and Tails’ first encounter with Dr. Eggman from Sonic Adventure. Even more amazing than the video itself is the fact that HyoptheDragon created the video using Valve’s Source Filmmaker in just two days.
What’s next? Would would you like to see remade? let us know in the comments section below!
[Source: Sonic Stadium]
A fan of the Steam version of the controversial first person shooter Aliens: Colonial Marines has been given the cold shoulder by Sega after asking for modding tools and the game’s software development kit (SDK). Forum member athlondude of the official Gearbox Aliens: Colonial Marines forum sent an e-mail to Sega in which he highlighted the fact that many players have already modified the notorious game to make it look as good as the infamous preview demo, using the video above as an example. Athlondude claims if Sega put modding tools and SDKs into the hands of the fans, then they can make Aliens: Colonial Marines something worth playing, as it always should have been.
This was Sega’s responce:
Thank you for the input, but unfortunately it is not in out policy to release these tools for our games.
SEGA of America
Athlondude may have been hopeful to think that he’d even get a response from Sega’s customer support team, but his point is a valid one; if Aliens: Colonial Marines fans are capable of making the game look and run better without any sort of modding tools, imagine what they could do with a bit of cooperation from Sega.
Athlondude’s email can be read in full after the jump. Let us know what you think in the comments section below.
[Source: Gearbox Forums]
Players of the Sega published, Three Rings Designs developed free-to-play MMORPG Spiral Knights will have had their work cut out for them lately duet to a couple of updates.
The Birthday Celebration update was released to celebrate Spiral Knights second birthday and adds special birthday related items and the monstrous Creep Cakes for players to battle. The birthday content is available until April 16th, however the included user interface re haul will last indefinitely and significantly enhances the playability of the entire game.
The Compounds and Mini-Monsters update adds 15 new sets of randomised levels called Compounds and also adds three new types of Mini-Monsters; the Dust Bunnies, Glop Drops and Grave Scarabs.
Both updates come with a handful of bug fixes, all of which can be read after the jump.
There’s been rumours that some gamers have been doubting the the capabilities of Total War: Rome II‘s in-game engine. In response developer Creative Assembly have created a secret weapon to convert all non-believers; an absolutely humongous screenshot.
Weighing in at a hefty 30000 x 9785 pixels (no, that’s not a typo) the panoramic shot of The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest is breath taking. The battle, in which a group of Germanic tribes slaughter several Roman legions, will be playable in Total War: Rome II, which is due for release later this year.
Check out the screenshot on the official Total War Wiki and let us know what you think in the comments below.