This isn't the cheapest we've seen it fall it, but it's a still a great price for a unique and surprisingly fun title. In our review we said that it was "a brilliant, anarchic and thoroughly intense way of experiencing this ridiculous grindhouse blasterpiece," and it might improve your typing skills in the process. Go on, slay some undead while you increase your productivity. Thanks to northy666 @ HUKD!
Be sure to check out our Typing of the Dead: Overkill review for more details.
If you've been interested in trying out the Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War series but have held off, now is the time to give it a go. Both Dawn of War and Dawn of War II, along with all its DLC, is currently free to play on Steam this weekend. Better yet, if you end up enjoying it you an save a massive 75% on everything available. Newcomers will find the best value in the Franchise Pack, which holds absolutely everything for £24.99, but those of you missing the odd bit of DLC will be able to make a saving as well.
In addition to the free weekend and massive sale for the RTS titles, Relic are giving away some brand new content for free to mark the occasion. You can find details for this, which includes a free map and items for characters, after the jump.Click here to read more...
Fans of the blue blur can now enjoy ridiculous savings on the PC versions of his games thanks to Gamersgate. Everything - all the way from Sonic 1, all the way to the episodic Sonic 4 - have seen the prices slashed by 75%, and while you can pick up everything by getting the Sonic Collection for £19.50, you can pick and choose from the entire list to play the, well, good stuff. After all, Sonic CD for £1, or Sonic & Knuckles 3 for £1 is pretty tempting... Cheers for Buzz for the find!
Yakuza 5 is somewhat overdue on these shores. It landed in Japan in 2012 on PS3 and eager fans have been waiting ever since for a Western release. Yakuza 4 was a great game, and is still worth picking up, but for those of us that snapped it up in 2011, the wait is getting unbearable for Sega's latest.
Fortunately, we'll finally see the game release later this year on PS3. We're surprised there's no PS4 version as it would seem like a natural choice for a remaster, but we're more than happy to dust off last-gen for this series. Now, can we have a Western Ryū ga Gotoku Ishin! please, Sega?
For now, you'll just have to whet your appetite with the latest in the dev diary series on Yakuza 5. The main focus seems to be on the extensive research they did on Japanese Hostess Bars (I'm sure they were meticulously studied) and the influences on those brutal brawls. The video is the second in a three part series and the first video is included below too.Click here to read more...
In my younger years my brawler of choice was Double Dragon II, but that was mainly because I didn’t get a Mega Drive until much later on. That's not to say I didn’t sample the delights of Streets of Rage, though. I remember playing it for the first time round a friend’s house, co-op’ing our way to victory by smashing thugs with our virtual fists of fury. However, as good as SoR I was, the defining entry was clearly Streets of Rage II thanks to its more varied enemies, brand new special moves, and differing boss fights.
With Sega having already given the first game a 3D makeover, along with other classics like Thunder Blade and Outrun, there have been many brawler fans waiting for 3D Streets of Rage II to make its glorious return. The good news is that the wait has been absolutely worth it, and the 3DS version not only adds depth in terms of its visuals, but in its accessibility and longevity too.
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Sega have just announced a new incentive for gamers interested in their catalogue. Working in partnership with Game Sessions, Sega are now offering their portfolio in a try before you buy scheme, with rental options also available.
SEGA® Europe Ltd., a leading video games publisher, today announced that it is partnering with GameSessions™, the service which allows users to download full games quickly and play for free before purchasing, by making key titles available for a free trial and for renting.
Critically acclaimed titles, representing a cross-section of SEGA’s diverse portfolio will be eligible, starting with Football Manager™ 2015, Company of Heroes™ 2: Ardennes Assault, Sonic Generations™ and Warhammer 40,000®: Space Marine®. Giving users the opportunity to try for free will allow new players and audiences the opportunity to play these titles first before committing to buy.Click here to read more...
Sonic the Hedgehog, Jet Set Radio and Castle of Illusion all highlight this weekend's Sega Action Weekend over at Gamersgate.
Make sure you check out these great titles and more in the Gamersgate Sega Action Weekend.
Says the company that announced Sonic Boom 2 last month.
Okay, fine, that was uncalled for. We love to see publishers cop to their mistakes and SEGA's head honcho have admitted that they've got some making up to do on consoles.Click here to read more...
Tembo The Badass Elephant might be my favourite premise for a videogame ever.
After a massive evil army invades a peace-loving nation, a hardbitten soldier comes out of retirement to push them back and save the day. A classic sidescroller setup to be sure, but as you've doubtlessly gathered, our hero happens to be a massive war elephant who can topple buildings like so many matchsticks. It's a delightful reminder that games can be set anywhere, starring anything or anyone, as opposed to doggedly pursuing boring old reality. Give me elephant commandos any day.
However, Tembo also feels like a chance for Game Freak to cut loose. After years of developing Pokemon titles, their first multiplatform game is all about smashing through entire armies, buildings, cars, tanks and enemy war materiel like a wrinkly grey death machine. Dressed as Rambo. With a gaggle of cheering hostages clinging to your rump. It's silly, bonkers, undeniably stupid and so damn satisfying.
Game Freak have clearly been bottling up their destructive side and let it all loose in one of the most insanely cathartic sidescrollers I've played in ages. Seriously, once you've butt-slammed a helicopter into tiny pieces, it's hard to look at Contra or Metal Slug in quite the same way again.Click here to read more...
SEGA promised to aggressively cull a number of low-quality mobile games that failed to meet their standards, and the process has begun in earnest.
"At SEGA we are committed to making fun, high-quality mobile games and it is with our fans' best playing experience in mind that we announce the removal of a number of games from our back catalogue," reads a statement on the Sega blog. "It is important for us to ensure that all of our fans, regardless of platform or operating system, have a great playing experience and after evaluating our complete list of titles, we have determined that a number of them no longer meet our standards."Click here to read more...
Who honestly doesn't like revisiting the nostalgic days of the Sega Mega Drive? Streets of Rage, Golden Axe, ESWAT: City Under Siege and Alex the Kidd are just a few titles worthy of classic status.
The SEGA Genesis Classics Collection redeems on Steam and contains the following games which we feel is an absolute must have at only 26p each!
If you're a misty-eyed SEGA fan who wants to relive the glory days, or a lover of retro gaming who fancies a history lesson, the SEGA Ultimate Mega Drive Handheld is well worth a look. It's an excellent bit of kit that includes 20 games pre-installed, boasts decent build quality, crisp screen and even an SD Card slot to load extra .bin ROMs onto.
What's more, it's an utter bargain at £29.99 seeing as they costs £49.99 at retail and Amazon are charging £34.99.
Thanks to mrsusan74 @ HUKD!
This, this is when console wars actually meant something.....you either worshipped the little blue speed demon or your loyalties laid with the Italian plumber.
I always remember a friend of mine with his Super Nintendo console and I swear to god all he ever did from the moment he opened his eyes to the instant he closed them was collected gold coins and attempted (pretty awfully) to rescue someone called Princess Peach. Super Mario wasn't really my thing, I personally preferred the speed of Sonic the Hedgehog whether it be flying through the Green Hill Zone at stupid speeds or trying to take down the pure evilness of Dr Robotnik who was just on a totally different level with his mad mechanical contraptions.
Console Wars: Sega Vs Nintendo - and the battle that defined a generation is a 584 page Kindle title that covers the infamous console wars of the 1990's between Nintendo and Sega and has been discounted by 94% down from £18.99!Click here to read more...
Right, now we've got that out of our system, allow us to direct your attention to a big fat Steam sale happening right now.
Credit to FantasyDeals, who posted this on HUKD before the official email even landed in my inbox!
Our little birds tell us that Green Man Gaming are running a massive SEGA Classics sale tomorrow, with dozens of games available for £1.00 apiece... or 80p using voucher code B1CYB0-CLSSD1-ARAAGM (live tomorrow at 16:00).
Here's the complete list:
Thanks to our little birds... I mean Gooner!
Alien: Isolation is the scariest thing I've played all year (well, along with P.T.) and it's down to under £16 over on the HUmble Store for the next six hours.
You can click here to read my Alien: Isolation review, but here's a little TL:DR teaser for you: "They've managed to remind us exactly why the Xenomorph is to be feared, why Giger's creation has been a staple of the horror genre for decades, and what it means and feels like to be hunted."
Don't forget to read our survival guide too!
SEGA fans will be in nostalgic heaven with the latest humble bundle, which includes the Dreamcast Collection, NiGHTS Into Dreams and Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed for as little as £0.64!
As a fan of the Dreamcast myself (which probably would have been the best console of all time if it wasn't so far before its time!), I'd suggest buying in at the lowest tier for maximum value. Especially since Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed makes this a bargain all by itself. However, you can beat the average to also unlock Empire: Total War (not one of the best) and one faction in Company Of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies -- to be honest it might be worth holding off until they reveal the bonus games. I'd probably predict Jet Set Radio at the very least, but we'll see.
Thanks to Dr4gOns_FuRy @ HUKD!
Vocaloids are amazing. Half international pop phenomena, half musical instruments, Hatsune Miku and her friends/fellow synthesiser applications have taken the world by storm. Crowd-sourced virtual idols who'll sing anything you write for them, so long as you own the software. Despite existing as little more than anime advertising, animated music videos and fan art, these non-existent divas pack out shows, hold conventions and are no less real than any other pop star out there.
We really are living in The Future.
Confused? If so, Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd is not the game for you! The original will be more your speed, plus I start our 8/10 review with a deeper explanation of what/who vocaloids are. Project Diva F 2nd, meanwhile, is very much a direct sequel that pushes the intense rhythm gameplay into satisfying new territory while providing a more rounded selection of tracks, providing greater challenge and a wealth of new content for dedicated fans.
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Jet Set Radio is a Dreamcast classic that still holds up; a funky, fresh cel-shaded shot of pure awesomeness straight into your eyes and eardrums, baby! Whoa. Sorry. I tend to channel DJ Professor K in situations like this. All you need to know is that Jet Set Radio is exeptionally cheap at Greenman Gaming, costing a meagre fifty-six Pence.
Make sure to use voucher code 1MZ9FW-H92JSD-2CT74F and check out our full Jet Set Radio HD review! It's still a gorgeous game with a great soundtrack, even if the Original Xbox-exclusive sequel was the superior game in terms of mechanics and experience. Until SEGA finally see sense and revamp Jet Set Radio Future, this will more than tide you over. Thanks and credit to Dr4gOns_FuRy @ HUKD, who found this before I did!
Need some retro awesomeness in your life this Christmas? Well, GAME have got pre-owned copies of the SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection back in stock, and they're going cheap.
Essentially a Greatest Hits album for the Mega Drive, you get over 40 classic SEGA games including Sonic The Hedgehog 1, 2 and 3, Columns, Alien Storm, Ecco The Dolphin, Space Harrier, and Streets Of Rage 1, 2 and 3. Thnaks Ninbox4!