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Sonic Adventures

Dreamcast Collection | £1.99 | Game | PC

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Crazy Taxi, Dreamcast Collection, PC games, SEGA Bass Fishing, Sonic Adventures, Space Channel 5 Part 2

Dreamcast Collection | £1.99 | Game | PC

We'd pay this price just for Crazy Taxi so this is a nice deal. Sega Bass Fishing is a bit niche but has proved popular(ish) over the years, so why not give it a go seeing as it's only 50p? Space Channel 5 Part 2 is a rhythm-action game featuring a lot of dancing and Sonic Adventure is well, one of those 3D Sonic games we're trying to forget but Sega re-release every five minutes anyway. So, just Crazy Taxi then really.

Thanks to goonertillidie at HotUkDeals.

Top Ten Tuesdays: Remakes We'd Most Like To See

Author:
Felix Kemp
Category:
Features
Tags:
Features, Remakes, Sonic Adventures, Team Ico, Top Ten, Top Ten Tuesdays

What with Sonic Adventures getting the re-release treatment, and the likes of Ico and Shadow of Colossus soon to be seen in glorious HD, we at Dealspwn got rather nostalgic and began to wonder what games of old we'd most like to see resurrected on our flat screens. I'm not necessarily talking a like-for-like conversion with a fresh lick of paint, but the return of an old favourite with a brand new outlook on life.

So read on for out Top 10 Remakes We'd Most Like To See, and don't forget to sign off in the comments and tell us what games you'd like to see resurrected!

10. Zone of the Enders

Top Ten Tuesdays: Remakes We'd Most Like To See

Hideo Kojima is recognised as the creator of the Metal Gear Solid series, but his best piece of work, in my opinion, is his mecha-classic, Zone of the Enders. It was my first game on the PS2, and I can quite honestly say I've yet to be 'wowed' by a game as much as ZotE. It was the little touches, like how Orbital Frame Jehuty's feet sprayed sparks as he careened across stages. I hear Kojima is pondering a new Zone of the Enders title to occupy his next free slot as game director, and I couldn't be more excited. Just no thirty minute cutscenes or clone sagas, please.

9. Perfect Dark

Top Ten Tuesdays: Remakes We'd Most Like To See

We're ignoring Perfect Dark Zero. In fact, it's ceased to exist, a myth relegated to the untold history of videogames. Perfect Dark was a fantastic game, and while Halo may have popularised the console FPS, I feel Rare laid the foundation. It had it all, a thrilling campaign, replete with X-ray snipers and aliens in sneakers called Elvis. Then the multiplayer, still great, even by today's standards. Oh, but hire a new writer, as PD Zero's dialogue almost forced to insert a pair of sewing needles into each ear-drum.

8. Star Wars: TIE Fighter

Top Ten Tuesdays: Remakes We'd Most Like To See

In the past, Star Wars enjoyed a string of great games, and none were better, in my opinion, than TIE Fighter. I'm not even a flight-sim fan. I struggle with the controls. But TIE Fighter was great. Flipping sides to the Empire felt heretical, but deep down, we loved blowing up X-Wings. It was also quite taxing on my poor old 95' PC, which began to shudder each time I ran the disc! Hopefully, our current crop of consoles and PCs can run an updated version.

Click here to see what other blasts from the past Felix would like to bring back...

From Capcom's E3 Lineup to Newell's Denial - News Roundup 7th June 2010

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
BT, Games news, Half Life 2 Episode 3, Kojima, OnLive, PSN, Sonic Adventures, Square Enix, Why Newell?!! WHY?!!, XBLA

Kojima and Square Plan Another Collaboration

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Square Enix and Hideo Kojima are sitting in a tree. C-O-L-L-A-B-O-R-A-T-I-N-G. After agreeing to produce and distribute MGS Peace Walker figurines, Square appear to be brokering another deal with the legendary (if eccentric) developer.

Square Enix producer Shinji Hashimoto Tweeted the following missive- as well as releasing the incriminating photograph seen above. Whilst my (and Google's) Japanese translation skills are a little rusty, andriasang reliably informs us that the tweet reads thusly:

"A new promotion with Hideo Kojima is set. Details will be shared at a later date."

The fact that Hashimoto refers to the new partnership as a "promotion" suggests that it won't be anything too major (maybe some more product placement or merchandising)...but you'd better believe that we'll be keeping an eye on this one. The continuing cooperation between the two could well lead to something seriously exciting down the line. [andriasang]

ESRB Rate Sonic Adventures for XBLA & PSN

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A couple of months ago, we intercepted some choice rumours about classic SEGA Dreamcast games finding their way to the downloadable marketplace- and one has finally made an ESRB appearance. The classic cross-genre Sonic Adventures (and its special edition DX version) has been rated for PSN and XBLA as well as an "extend package" seen on Xbox Live Marketplace. Sonic Adventures provided a different gaming experience for each of Sonic's companions, ranging from to standard speed-based platforming to freeroaming 'climb anything' Knuckles levels that were years ahead of their time.

Crazy Taxi and Jet Set Radio have also been tipped to make a next-gen debut, but there's still very little news on that front. It's likely that SEGA are gearing up for an E3 reveal, though the cat's pretty much out of the bag at this stage. Frankly, I'd love to get stuck back into these classic games with a comfortable controller- since the horrifyingly jagged and heavy DC controllers made for some serious carpal tunnel syndrome back in the day. [Joystiq]

News Update: Capcom Reveal E3 Lineup

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Capcom has just revealed their E3 lineup to us. No real suprises here, but there's a good selection of triple-A titles that we can't wait to see in action.

  • Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds
  • Ōkamiden
  • Bionic Commando Rearmed 2
  • Sengoku BASARA: Samurai Heroes
  • Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective
  • Dead Rising 2
  • Dead Rising 2: CASE ZERO
  • MotoGP 09/10

MvC3, Dead Rising and Ōkamiden are currently getting me very hot under the collar, though Ghost Trick's blend of whodunnit crime stories and supernatural possession will potentially be a lot of fun. We'll be sure to keep a close watch on the festivities.

Rumour Controlled: Valve's Surprise is NOT Episode 3

hl2

Valve's "surprise" E3 announcement sent the internet into uncontrolled excitement over the possibility of Half Life 2 Episode 3's long-overdue unveiling... but Gabe Newell has spoken out to firmly squash this rumour once and for all. Replying to a user on the Halflife2.net fansite, Newell plainly stated that "is not Episode 3" and went on to confirm that the 'Freeman June 14th' meme was completely fake (though we all saw through that one).

Consider this rumour controlled, terminated and crushed into a fine paste. Much like my hopes and dreams. [Halflife2.net via VG247]

BT Plans to Launch OnLive "Late 2011"

russ_onlive

OnLive is set to launch in the States this week, but it'll be over a year before it arrives on British shores. BT has announced that they plan to roll out the cloud-based gaming service in "late 2011", but further details will be forthcoming over the coming few months.

BT secured the exclusive rights to the revolutionary new service earlier this year- and it's likely that they're waiting to see how well it sells stateside in order to fine-tune the networking and marketing strategy. In case you didn't know, the service will allow you to play cutting-edge games remotely, using OnLive's powerful computers to do the grunt work and transmitting it your computer via streaming video (thus allowing graphically demanding titles to be played on mediocre rigs with a fast internet connection). We've yet to see whether the service is truly lag free, but we'll be interested to see