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ALIEN: Isolation’s Trauma DLC is Available for Download!

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You know…I really need to play more of this game. Between updating the modern consoles and the rest of life – the only time I get to play is on holidays and sneaking in quick arcade games.

However, that is my current plight and you could totally be ready for the second of five DLC “survivor” packs for Alien Isolation. The latest addition has players in the role of Dr. Lingard – a medical officer who is questioning herself with a guilty conscience after bringing the Alien aboard. According to SEGA, in Trauma DLC, “players can enter three new Survivor Mode maps” and as the the doctor as “she sets out to destroy her data and do what she can to help those survivors in need of medical attention.”

The three new Survivor Mode maps come equipped with global leaderboards and are entitled: ‘Reoperation’, ‘Crawl Space’ and ‘Overrun.’

‘Trauma’ is available to download on the respective online marketplaces for all available platforms. It is currently priced at $7.99/€6.99/£5.59.

Yakuza 5 will be available exclusive to PlayStation 3 via PlayStation Network in 2015

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SEGA and Playstation were so moved by the support for Yakuza 5 on Playstation’s #BuildingTheList that the game is finally coming West in the upcoming year. The game will be released digitally.

Here is what Nagoshi had to say:

“After receiving so many requests from fans of the series, we have decided to bring Yakuza 5 to the US and Europe. This title was enjoyed by over one million gamers in Japan. I’m looking forward to seeing how Yakuza 5 will be received by the gamers in the U.S. and Europe.”

Meanwhile the producer, Masayoshi Yokoyama, had this to say:

“Yakuza 5 is the largest and most definitive version of the Yakuza series. The game is filled with depictions of the Japanese way of life, culture, trends, social issues and dreams. You will play as 5 different main characters with a range of different ages, genders and professions and experience their challenges through a variety of character focused, in-depth stories. I hope you can immerse yourself in our rendition of modern time Japan.”

I am going to begin to reserve some hard drive space. Hopefully the sales do well enough that we can get the next edition on PS4. Let’s make it happen people!

[Source: SEGA]

Not-A-SEGA: Street Fighter V Announced for PS4 and PC

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I associate Street Fighter and SEGA together. Perhaps it was the immaculate SEGA Saturn controller for playing Street Alpha 2 Gold or Super Street Fighter. The Dreamcast had the Street Fighter 3 before anything else. When a new one gets announced I get pretty stoked.

Today, a Capcom trailer leaked and spread some early shots of the upcoming Street Fighter V out into the wild. The videos have been pulled by the graphics look fantastic and has a darker grittier style. The brief gameplay videos showed off Chun Li and Ryu who appear more like their Street Fighter 3 versions albeit in 3D.

After the jump we have some choice animated gifs (you may need to click on them to get them to animate). The real talking point however is that the series is coming to PC and PS4 only (for now) Continue reading Not-A-SEGA: Street Fighter V Announced for PS4 and PC

SEGA Humble Bundle Smashes Dreamcast Classics with Total War

Yes, I know that the Dreamcast had more classics than what is on this showcase but since it is pay-what-you-want and for charity. How can you cry foul?

The Humble Sega Bundle will be available until December 9 and the package includes Nights Into Dreams, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, and the Dreamcast Collection (which includes PC versions of Crazy Taxi, Sonic Adventure, Sega Bass Fishing, and Space Channel 5 Part 2).

Included is an expansion for Total War Rome II’s expansion entitled “Caesar in Gaul” and DLC for Football Manager 2015. If you beat the average price, you also get Empire: Total War and Company of Heroes 2 – The Western Armies and some yet-to-be announced titles.

Pay more than $12 and Total War: Shogun 2 – Fall of the Samurai is available and there is an exclusive Dreamcast-themed t-shirt with a purchase of $50 or more. The Humble Sega Bundle will be available until December 9.

[Source: Eurogamer]

Valkyria Chronicles on PC – Runs Fast at Amazing Resolutions!

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When Valkyria Chronicles launched on PC – the response was overwhelmingly positive. It rose to the top of the STEAM charts ans shocked SEGA so much that they issued a press release which stated:

“[D]uring its first 24 hours on sale blew all forecasts and predictions out of the water. The award-winning Strategy RPG, originally released in 2008 for PlayStation®3, forced its way to the top of the Steam download charts, beating a host of brand new games to reach number one.”

Thank goodness for PC fans! I love this game and when I get a new PC this is the first game I am throwing at it. I only hope to see the canvas engine running on Xbox One or PS4 soon with a new Valkyria title.

The game runs really well on the computer as PC Gamer writes: Continue reading Valkyria Chronicles on PC — Runs Fast at Amazing Resolutions!