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News: Aliens: Colonial Marines Takes UK Number 1

Aliens: Colonial Marines Takes UK Number 1

Signourney Would Be Proud

Monday is up, and that can only mean one thing - the official UK game sales charts are in! Good news for Sega this week, as Aliens: Colonial Marines has blasted its way to the top spot despite more than a few qualms about the final product's quality. It snipes the bestseller position out of the hands of EA's Dead Space 3,...

News: SEGA's 2012 Olympics Game Gains Kinect Support

SEGA's 2012 Olympics Game Gains Kinect Support

Back on track

SEGA' has today announced London 2012: The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games will include Kinect features. By the sounds of it you won't be able to take on all 30 events with Kinect: the press release only mentions 110m hurdles and beach volleyball, already seen in the likes of Kinect Sports of course. Here's the first trailer,...

News: Binary Domain Trailer is Bigger Than You Think

Binary Domain Trailer is Bigger Than You Think

New release dates too

SEGA's cyborg shooter Binary Domain will support Kinect for voice commands, which seems to be the in thing with hardcore games this year: Mass Effect 3 and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier will also support the sensor for talking to your team. None of them has quite the same level of madcap action as Binary Domain...

News: Rise of Nightmares Demo Terrifies Xbox Live on 3rd January

Rise of Nightmares Demo Terrifies Xbox Live on 3rd January

Happy New Fear

Not tried out Rise of Nightmares? SEGA's about to unleash a playable demo of its first-person frightener on 3rd January. If the demo entices you to give the game a closer look, it's currently available for peanuts at most retailers in North America and Europe, so it won't break the bank to give yourself a good scare. Make sure to read...

News: Rise of Nightmares Racked Up a Scary 200,000 Sales

Rise of Nightmares Racked Up a Scary 200,000 Sales

The horror

SEGA's Rise of Nightmares was a big hope for the future of hardcore gaming on Kinect, but the company's internal sales figures have revealed it didn't quite do the business. The sensor's first and only 18/M-rated game has sold 200,000 copies around the world since launch. When you consider the sensor has shifted around 10m units in the...

News: Rise of Nightmares Comic is Huge, Weird and So, So Gory

Rise of Nightmares Comic is Huge, Weird and So, So Gory

So ticks all the boxes

Regardless of what you thought about Rise of Nightmares, it wasn't short on blood and guts, and neither is the new comic put out by SEGA to promote the game. Titled Rise of Nightmares: The Lost Tapes of Roland Childs, the comic is pretty gory but also pokes a little fun at itself in places, particularly exactly why there are...

News: In Rise of Nightmares, You Are the Controller

In Rise of Nightmares, You Are the Controller

And a killer too

Rise of Nightmares is out this week, and in a last-ditch attempt to get you to part with your money SEGA has released a new trailer showing exactly why this game is heading to Kinect: you are the controller. Stressing the fact you don't need buttons or thumbsticks, the latest video also arrives with a heavy dose of sarcasm and a few...

News: Rise of Nightmares Weapon Trailer Looks Bloody, Good

Rise of Nightmares Weapon Trailer Looks Bloody, Good

To arms

SEGA's Rise of Nightmares is shuffling menacingly towards Kinect next month, and now we have footage of the weapons you'll be able to use in Kinect's first 18-rated game. The video below — definitely not for the faint of heart or those under legal age, by the way — should get you all geared up for the upcoming slasher, which launches in...

News: Are These Rise of Nightmares Screens Gory Enough For You?

Are These Rise of Nightmares Screens Gory Enough For You?

We can bloody them up if not

Rise of Nightmares is slowly sneaking up on Kinect, and SEGA has let rip with 15 new screenshots showing off what's sure to be Kinect's goriest game ever. Gamestop has the game pegged for release on 6th September in North America, with some exclusive content too including a pretty awesome-sounding miniature zombie pet...

News: Rise of Nightmares Due for Discharge in September

Rise of Nightmares Due for Discharge in September

Fear takes over

SEGA's scare-a-thon Rise of Nightmares is due for release in September, according to the latest release schedule from the publisher. Early rumours suggested the game would be released by now but SEGA presumably saw sense in not releasing a frightening game during the longest, brightest days in the year. Check out this Rise of...

News: Binary Domain Video Shouts a February 2012 Release

Binary Domain Video Shouts a February 2012 Release

Kinect commands are confirmed

SEGA's all up in the shooter business these days, with this year's superb Vanquish showing others how it's done. The company will be hoping creative lightning strikes twice when Yakuza man Toshihiro Nagoshi's next title Binary Domain releases in February next year. SEGA sent over a new trailer setting the scene for the...

News: SEGA Reaffirms Commitment to Kinect

SEGA Reaffirms Commitment to Kinect

Still on (hover) board

SEGA's sole contribution to the Kinect catalogue so far is Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, with Rise of Nightmares out soon, but don't expect the publisher's support to stop there. SEGA West president Mike Hayes recently confirmed to Games Industry that the company will continue to release Kinect-compatible games in future: And...

News: Rise of Nightmares Trailer Goes Bump in the Night

Rise of Nightmares Trailer Goes Bump in the Night

No gameplay though

SEGA's Rise of Nightmares is just one of the hardcore games coming to Kinect later this year, and in case you haven't caught the game's E3 2011 trailer yet here it is. The trailer doesn't really give away too much about the game, other than making obvious its sources of inspiration — step forward, Saw — but if the game is half...

Out Today: Virtua Tennis 4 (North America)

Virtua Tennis 4 (North America)

Court date

After a reasonably successful showing in Europe, SEGA's Virtua Tennis 4 is ready to take on the tennis tour of North America, releasing across the region today. Kinect controls are only available in one area of the game, and are restricted to offline play only, so it's unlikely Kinect fans will invest a huge amount of playtime here...

Out Today: Virtua Tennis 4 (Europe)

Virtua Tennis 4 (Europe)

Drop the racquet

Xbox 360 gets its second "Better with Kinect Sensor" game today with the release of Sega's Virtua Tennis 4 across Europe. The game is only playable with Kinect in a two-player Exhibition game or Party mode, so don't expect to take on the world's best players online using your sensor. Nor can you take on the offline career...

News: Virtua Tennis 4 Trailer Gets Kinect Into the Swing of Things

Virtua Tennis 4 Trailer Gets Kinect Into the Swing of Things

Switch off the racket

There's high hopes for Sega's Virtua Tennis 4, the first Kinect-enabled tennis game to hit the market. The trailer below shows the new first-person view that comes into play when using the sensor, as well as a split-screen mode that should make it easier to judge shots when playing with another competitor. There's been some...

News: Trailer for New Sonic Game Sneaks In a Kinect Mention

Trailer for New Sonic Game Sneaks In a Kinect Mention

But all is not as it seems

This year is the 20th anniversary of the original Sonic the Hedgehog on Mega Drive, a truly auspicious moment in gaming. Sega has already kicked off the birthday celebrations with a brand new teaser trailer of a new game — presumably the recently rumoured Sonic Generations — that finishes with the logos for Xbox 360,...

Rumour: Rise of Nightmares Due for Release in June

Rise of Nightmares Due for Release in June

BBFC reckons so

Sega's horrortastic Rise of Nightmares is well on its way to stores, as ratings are popping up all over the place: last week the ESRB rated Rise of Nightmares, and now the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has had a stab, slapping an 18 certificate on the game. According to the BBFC site, the game will release in the UK on...

News: Virtua Tennis for Kinect Hits the Court from 29th April

Virtua Tennis for Kinect Hits the Court from 29th April

Little later in North America

Sega's Virtua Tennis 4 is heading to Kinect on 29th April in Europe and 10th May in North America, the publisher has announced today. The game will be fully playable with Kinect, with your players moving automatically, leaving you to focus on hitting those powerful shots. If you want to press your opponent, stepping...