Game-streaming-enabled Toshiba TVs shipping Q1 2014

By: Emanuel Maiberg PlayStation Now wasn’t the only game-streaming service exhibited at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014. Toshiba also announced that in the first quarter of 2014 it will ship a new line of smart TVs that can stream games using the GameNow service. The Toshiba L7400U, L5400U, and L3400U models all come with GameNow installed, in addition to other apps that are popular on Smart TVs like YouTube, Netflix and Pandora. At the moment, GameNow has deals in place to stream []

Alien Isolation: Is This The Alien Game You’ve Been Waiting For?

By: Mark Walton Perched high above the desks of the artists, designers, and programmers of Creative Assembly are two screens. For three long years, they’ve been playing Alien on loop, and the motion trackers, burst chests, and exploding air locks of Ridley Scott’s seminal sci-fi classic are being ingrained into each and every pixel the team produces. There are rooms where the film’s original score is augmented and morphed into new melodies, and the screams of a xenomorph are meticulously tweaked for []

Sega teases Castle of Illusion remake

By:  Eddie Makuch It appears DuckTales won’t be the only classic game to receive a high-definition update this summer. Sega today released a teaser video suggesting Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse is headed for a re-release this summer. The 37-second video (here) contains imagery similar to that of the original game, including marching toy enemy soldiers and a shadowy figure that appears to be main villain Queen Mizrabel. In addition, the video ends with 1990-2013 flashed on the bottom, suggesting this new game will be a []

Project X Zone confirmed for English release in 2013

By:  Jonathan Toyad Namco Bandai has confirmed that the JRPG Project X Zone will be out in English this year. According to a post on Namco Bandai’s UK page, the 3DS title is now slated for a summer release window for the US and European markets. The RPG features characters from Sega, Namco Bandai, and Capcom together in a single game. The strategy RPG also features tag team combat via the pair unit system and other mechanics including solo attacks, support attacks and cross []

Sega Targets Level-5 For Patent Infringement

By: Lauren Alessandra   (@fozzness) Some bad news for Level-5 fans as Sega is now attempting to sue the development company for using a patented in-game mechanic in their Inazuma Eleven series. According to Sega, Level-5’s extremely popular football/RPG hybrid title, used a gameplay mechanic which lets players move their characters using their stylus on the DS‘ touch screen. Sega’s overall objective is to halt the sale of all eight Inazuma Eleven titles. They are also hoping for a large sum of 900 []

Canceled Streets of Rage remake footage appears

By: Eddie Makuch Ruffian Games has released footage of a playable prototype of its canceled Streets of Rage remake. Studio head Gary Liddon uploaded the footage to his YouTube account today, following the video’s leak. The video is embedded below. “It was something we built very rapidly and represents pre-pre-pre-pre (lots of pres) pre-alpha quality. Even so, it has a certain charm,” Liddon said. Liddon would not say why the Streets of Rage remake was canned. He said like many developers, Ruffian []

Sega Sammy’s games business loses $20 million

By: Connor Sheridan Sega Sammy’s consumer business is still losing Yen, but the rate of hemorrhage has slowed, according to the company’s second quarter 2012 financial statement. Its consumer segment (which includes video games as well as toys) posted lower sales but also lower losses compared to the same period ended June 30 of last year, in a statement indicative of overall improving health for the Japanese corporation. Sega Sammy’s consumer segment reported ¥15.1 billion in sales ($193 million) and ¥1.6 billion []

Total War: Rome II coming in 2013

By: Jane Douglas Total War publisher Sega has announced Total War: Rome II for launch next year. The PC game, sequel to the lauded 2004 strategy title Rome: Total War, remains in the hands of The Creative Assembly. Sega’s announcement promises the series’ signature mix of real-time and turn-based action in Ancient Rome, with “tens of thousands” of troops clashing in “bone-splintering detail” as you helm the vast war machine of the world’s first superpower. There’s a new graphics engine crunching the []

Platinum’s Anarchy Reigns Gets Delayed

By: Lauren Alessandra   (@fozzness) For those of you hoping to get your ‘Anarchy’ on in July, you might have to wait a bit longer as Platinum Games has just listed Anarchy Reigns’ Western release date as ‘To Be Confirmed’, although it’s not quite as bad as you might think. Apparently the work on the actual title is finished, Sega has decided to delay the game a bit as they look for the best time to release it. “We’re still 100 per cent []

Aliens: Colonial Marines Delayed, Ships Early 2013

By: Colin Tan (@unartifex) Aliens: Colonial Marines has slipped into 2013. Elusive little thing isn’t it? Much like those slimy xenomorphs the sci-fi horror series is known for. Colonial Marines was set for release this Spring, which has now come and gone, and was then pushed back for a Fall 2012 release. Publisher Sega have announced today that it is once again pushing the release of the Gearbox Software developed shooter into early 2013: February 12, 2013, to be exact. Moreover, the []