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Fan-crafted Sonic 2 HD project pokes its nose out once more

Okay, so Sonic the Hedgehog's move to 3D worlds and high-definition graphics hasn't proven to be a particularly great move. What's a hedgehog fan to do? Why, remake one of the Sonic games that was universally loved, of course. And so it was that Sonic 2 HD, a fan project that was teased in the...

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Relax, Alien: Isolation is 1080p on PS4 and Xbox One

Alien: Isolation runs at 1080p on both Xbox One and PS4, and in terms of framerate it's roughly the same across both platforms, Creative Assembly Lead Game Designer Gary Napper tells OXM. "When I think about working on the game, it's almost platform agnostic because I only think about the...

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You can't cover your eyes in Oculus Rift, a study of Alien: Isolation

With Oculus Rift dev kit 2.0, the world of Alien: Isolation appears more real than ever before – you peer around dark corners by tilting your actual head, you can almost feel the cold metal walls of your busted ship, and you cling desperately to the motion tracker, hoping that little green...

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Alien: Isolation's challenge mode is a space-time conundrum

In addition to the main story-based campaign, Alien: Isolation features a separate time-based challenge mode that combines the game's space-based scares with an inherent need to get a move on. In the E3 demo I played today, the Xbox One build tasked me with escaping an area while a timer ticked...

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Oculus Rift and Alien: Isolation: I see you

Alien: Isolation is running in prototype form on Oculus Rift at E3. Two things about that: The full game isn't coming to Oculus Rift for sure just yet. It's terrifying. Creative Lead Al Hope first saw the Oculus Rift's horror potential after a demo at GDC in 2013, he told Joystiq. Creative...

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Sega's E3 lineup includes aliens, blue hedgehogs, virtual divas

Sega has detailed its lineup for E3, outlining a nice mix of cute-n-cuddly mascots and pointy, slimy creatures we really hope aren't lurking somewhere in the galaxy. Alien: Isolation, Hatsune Mika: Project F 2nd, Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal will all be featured at...

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Sega grants 3DS, Wii U Sonic Boom games their own subtitles

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal are the new titles Sega's attached to the next adventures of its spunky anthropomorphic mascot, Sonic the Hedgehog. As we mentioned a few months back, these two games are something akin to spin-offs of an upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog...

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Super Monkey Ball Bounce is a round peg for square mobiles

Sega says Super Monkey Ball Bounce is inspired by the uber-popular Japanese arcade game pachinko. On a completely unrelated note, Peggle was also inspired by pachinko. The latest adventure starring Sega's super primates promises 120 levels as well as 8 7 playable characters [update: Sega...

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Read up on how Sega tried to out-cool Nintendo in the '90s

While many of us could tell the story of Nintendo vs Sega to our grandchildren as though it were an actual battle, sometimes it's best to look at things through another's more impartial eyes. Thankfully, author Blake J. Harris has documented the fight between Sega and Nintendo in his book...

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Meet the (assuredly-doomed) cast of Alien: Isolation

Ellen Ripley may have been the sole survivor, but she wasn't the only crewmember of the Nostromo. Taking a cue from the 1979 film, the developers of Alien: Isolation are building a cast to support another Ripley on her quest to destroy a monstrous alien. [Image: Sega]...

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Happy 25th birthday, Sega Genesis

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