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A modder has taken the Alien out of Alien: Isolation

And I bet it's still fantastic
Nov 09
The first time I played Alien: Isolation, I was at developer Creative Assembly's studio in Horsham, England. The game hadn't been announced yet and we were the first non-Sega people to see it. There was the briefest of introd...

Alien: Isolation gets a Game of the Year edition, but it's named correctly

Alien: Isolation - The Collection
Oct 27
Xenomorphs are resilient little buggers. One year removed from the release of Alien: Isolation, we thought we had done away with the titular alien. Nope. It comes back to haunt us today because a flamethrower isn't hint enoug...

Sega promoting Alien: Isolation with scary eels

Would you eat this to maybe win a copy?
Jun 07
Alien: Isolation launches in Japan this week and Sega is promoting it in the creepiest way possible. Over the next week in Tokyo, folks will have an opportunity to feast on the closest thing to a real live Chestburster on thi...

Maybe Ripley's arms are made of fire?

Amanda? More like Ash
Apr 13
In what was probably an alternate ending to Alien: Isolation, Amanda Ripley looked down and noticed that her arms were fire. How she went through decades of life without realizing that her limbs were constant chemical combus...

Creative Assembly reveals inital pitch video for Alien: Isolation

See the never before shown video that started development
Mar 04
Alien: Isolation was one of my biggest surprises of last year. As huge fan of the film series, I always wanted to play a title that emulated the original movie's tone and style. Though the action of the James Cameron-he...

Never seen Alien: Isolation third-person footage shown at GDC

Gameplay showing abandoned alternate camera set-up shown during panel
Mar 04
One of the great joys of attending GDC is going to panels conducted by developers talking about your favorite games. Not only will you learn new and exciting details about the development, but you might even see somethi...

Alien: Isolation's latest add-on serves up a gruff face to the Xenomorph

Axel's back
Feb 10
Just like Alien: Isolation's last piece of content, the newest add-on again asks you to decide what's more important: a shot at leaderboard fame or safety? The two are mutually exclusive, and there's a pissed off Xenomorph t...

Alien: Isolation's new mode asks you to sacrifice success for security

That Xenomorph's as lethal as ever
Jan 13
Creative Assembly's Alien: Isolation is a constant struggle for survival, and maybe more precisely, a neverending search for those few fleeting moments when you feel safe, even if you know danger's probably mere seconds...

Creative Assembly sees opportunity in an Alien: Isolation sequel

*Spoilers ahead*
Dec 15
[Update: As expected, Sega's official comment to Destructoid is "Creative Assembly is focused on their post-launch content for Alien: Isolation, and have no comment on plans for a sequel.] Without doubt, Alien: Isolation...

Attention all masochists: Alien: Isolation has a Nightmare difficulty now

Because that game isn't hard enough
Dec 09
Anyone that's tried tackling Alien: Isolation on the toughest difficulty knows that it's a painstakingly hard endeavor. There's little room for error, as the alien is quite adept at adapting to your strategies. As if it ...

Very Quick Tips: Alien: Isolation

Oct 07
That Xenomorph can be one tricky asshole in Alien: Isolation. One time it walked out of a room, waited a second, then turned back around to find me awkwardly climbing out of the cabinet I had been hiding in. What a dick. Here's how to avoid that situation and more.

I got chills from the music in this Alien: Isolation launch trailer

So good
Oct 06
Man, there sure have been a lot of Alien: Isolation videos lately. I guess that's the rote cycle of triple-A games marketing. Here's one more. But, this launch trailer may be better than all the other ones that have rel...

Yeah, that flamethrower won't do much to help you survive in Alien: Isolation

Maybe the Xenomorph just hates annoying hashtag campaigns
Oct 03
In the days leading up to Sega's release of Alien: Isolation, it mocks us with the semi-question "#HowWillYouSurvive," because Twitter-speak is what appeals to the cool local teens. This video firmly suggests that a flamethr...

Review: Alien: Isolation

Ripley's Believe It
Oct 03
From the old school "20th Century Fox" opening to the first few seconds, Alien: Isolation wants you to know that it takes after the first film from the series it was based on. One alien, one spaceship, one chance at survival. This is the game we should have gotten from Gearbox.

Playing Alien: Isolation on a convention floor isn't the best idea

Turns out demoing a horror game isn't easy
Sep 29
Demoing a game like Alien: Isolation at a convention such as EGX or PAX has always been problematic since horror works best when there's time for quieter moments between the scares. There has to be a period of tension buildin...

Something's stalking us in Alien: Isolation's television ad

I bet it's an alien
Sep 26
The latest piece of media for Creative Assembly's impending Alien: Isolation prods "How will you survive?" It's a fair question. With that hulking Xenomorph nimbly crawling out of the airshaft, stalking its prey before terrifyingly ending its life, it'll certainly be a tough task. When the game releases on October 7, the most likely answer will probably be "There's a good chance we won't."

Most of Alien: Isolation's Survivor Mode will be DLC

And not the free kind
Sep 17
Survivor Mode in Alien: Isolation, as described here in this video and further detailed in Steven's hands-on coverage, sounds cool. You'll have to complete certain objectives on a timer while being hunted, and factors like w...

How not to survive in Alien: Isolation

The game has gone gold
Sep 09
From everything I've heard of Alien: Isolation, it's best not to run around when you think the coast is clear much less when the Xenomorph is right there in the same room. See: the trailer above. Creative Assembly plans to put out more of these videos throughout the month, and I have to imagine most will end with the demise of Amanda Ripley. It's just like playing the game, then.

Check out Sega's booth at PAX Prime and hop in an Alien egg pod

I really wish I were going now
Aug 27
If you're headed to PAX Prime this weekend, first of all, I'm jealous and you should take me with you. Second, you should hit up the Sega booth, where you can get friendly with hands-on demos of Alien: Isolation, Sonic Boom: ...

Alien: Isolation is haunting and uncompromisingly scary

Admire its purity
Aug 13
Though it was initially seen as "Jaws-in-space," the legacy for Alien is certainly much more pristine than the one with the giant shark. Originally released in 1979, the first Alien would eventually become a much-loved horror...

Original Alien cast discuss how great the movie was while voicing Isolation

Makes you want to go watch it again
Jul 24
While voicing lines for the upcoming Alien: Isolation pre-order DLC, the crew of the original Alien took a few moments to compare the movie and videogame mediums while also reminiscing about the 1979 classic. Tom S...

Go play Alien: Isolation at Comic-Con

Sonic and Hatsune Miku, too, I guess
Jul 16
SEGA has announced its plans for San Diego Comic-Con, which is to chill at some place called Nerd HQ ironically held at the San Diego Padre's baseball park.  With how much videogame nerds try to bully sportsters for soci...

Alien Isolation Ripley DLC not pre-order exclusive, will release later

Could do better than that
Jul 11
I think that Alien: Isolation could be great. Pre-order DLC is bad. Especially when it's actually cool sounding content, like a few missions starring the original Alien cast in the upcoming Alien: Isolation. After a...

Here's what Ripley and friends look and sound like in Alien: Isolation

Must. Stay. Strong.
Jul 10
Someone needs to take Sega aside and politely inform it that pre-order incentives aren't actually supposed to be enticing. Years of custom gun skins and XP boosts have made the whole affair predictable and boring, and then S...

Alien: Isolation's pre-order bonuses are annoyingly good

Is this Harry Dean-Stanton's first game appearance? Who cares.
Jul 10
The pre-order bonuses for Alien: Isolation have been announced, and they're really, really cool... but should we take it at some kind of sign? After all, it was a very similar lust for bonuses that led to the crew of The Nostromo investigating the distress signal coming from LV-426, in the process granting passage to the film's titular nightmarish stowaway.

Original Alien cast returns for Alien: Isolation bonus content, available for those who pre-order

Believe it or not, you can play as Ripley
Jul 09
Alien: Isolation is supposed to be more like the 1979 horror film Alien, and less like the action shooter that some other Aliens game tried to be. Thus far, it looks like it has stuck to that design philosophy well enough, an...

Alien: Isolation on Oculus Rift won't see the light of day

That's a bummer
Jul 07
One of my favorite experiences at E3 was playing Alien: Isolation on Oculus Rift. The extra layer of immersion that virtual reality could provide did wonders for an already terrifying game. Unfortunately, it seems as if...

It looks like people really dug Alien: Isolation at E3 2014

Check out the E3 Accolades trailer
Jun 26
Another day, another bit of info about Alien: Isolation. I already know I want to buy it. I don't honestly need trailer after trailer with tiny morsels of gameplay. I'm about ready to jump right in, especially after Steven's...

Run, hide, survive: Good advice, Alien: Isolation trailer

Don't touch Willie...
Jun 16
That's the coolest SEGA logo ever. I've always liked when a logo is altered to tonally match whatever it's slapped on.  This Alien: Isolation trailer doesn't divulge too much, which is good for a horror title, thou...

Is-elated: Alien Isolation surpassed my expectations, approached my wildest hopes

Weaver? I hardly even know her
Jun 12
I've been treating Alien: Isolation coldly. If I don't let myself get invested or excited, I can't be hurt. I think Alien is a perfect piece of film making. That doesn't need, should never have been, a franchise. I played one...

Alien: Isolation is more than just you and a Xenomorph

Everything else is mean too
Jun 10
At the reveal event for Alien: Isolation, we were shown a lengthy demo that got right to the heart of the conflict at-hand: Amanda Ripley trying to navigate a space station as a very aggressive Xenomorph hunted her. In our fi...

Alien Isolation gets Oculus VR support, Naughty Dog co-founder joins Oculus

Oculus starts strong
Jun 10
Oculus comes out with some big news early on the first day of E3. First, they've picked up Naughty Dog co-founder Jason Rubin. He will take over as Head of Worldwide Studios at Oculus VR, heading up first-...

I wanna be all alone with Alien: Isolation and more with Sega's E3 2014 offerings

Hatsune Miku all up in here, holla!
Jun 06
Once your heart's broken, what do you do? I only want some pieces of you, Sega. And I won't be making it out to E3 to check out your lineup. There are a few games coming down the pipeline over at Sega that I'm more than a lit...

Alien: Isolation 'Creating the Cast' trailer sure has a lot of mo-cap faces

Space seems a little less lonely with all these friends around!
May 09
There's a new Alien: Isolation trailer out now, and this time it details the work that went into establishing a cast and all the painstaking motion capture that went into creating the characters you'll meet in the game. It's...

Sound might be the key to survival in Alien: Isolation

Don't scream, that's a dead giveaway
Apr 04
Creating atmospheric tension isn't exactly easy. If it were, every survival horror game would be a hit. There are several elements that have to be closely tended to, one of the most important ones being sound. In making ...

Alien: Isolation set for October 7 release

Almost in time for Columbus Day!
Mar 31
Alien: Isolation is coming out on October 7 for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC. So no need for a PS4 or Xbox One yet? Though I suppose Infamous: Second Son is quite nice. But I'm waiting on The Witness. And yes, I am av...

How Creative Assembly is designing their Alien for Alien: Isolation

Smart, aware and invincible
Mar 13
Sega has released a new video featuring members of the development team at Creative Assembly working on Alien: Isolation, as they describe their goals and approach toward designing the lone Xenomorph stalking the player thro...

New Alien: Isolation screens spill the android fluid

Hang on Xeno, this is a slip hazard
Feb 06
If you came here looking for more images of Creative Assembly's terrifying Xenomorph in Alien: Isolation, no such luck. And if the Alien isn't in front of you, that means that he's either behind you, or above you, or in the v...

Here's how Creative Assembly landed Alien: Isolation

Sega went for the project thanks to a tech demo
Jan 14
When the rumors first got out that Creative Assembly was working on Alien: Isolation, I wasn't concerned so much as I was curious how the studio landed the project. Alistair Hope and Jude Bond spoke about exactly that in an i...

Creative Assembly talks about goals for Alien: Isolation

'This had to be a horror game'
Jan 07
We've already talked a lot about Alien: Isolation today. Like, so much. We've shared the game's announcement, a hands-on preview, and what Isolation has in common with Colonial Marines.  So, we're going t...

Alien: Isolation captures the mood of Ridley Scott's film

One Alien, one terrifying experience
Jan 07
Have you ever been hunted? I haven't (in a videogame or, thankfully, real life). Some games make veiled attempts to simulate the sense, but as long as you learn and know the correct order of operations, they usually don't tak...

Alien: Isolation is nothing like Colonial Marines

So, that's good news
Jan 07
There we were. The same notion on everyone’s mind, whether they liked it or not. Members of the press conflicted in their reluctant eagerness to address, key developers dreading the topic altogether. It clouded the air,...

Alien: Isolation is the new game in the Alien franchise

A survival horror title for next-gen, last-gen, and PC
Jan 07
After months of rampant Internet speculation, Sega has finally revealed that Alien: Isolation is the new title in the Alien(s) franchise, and that it's being developed by Creative Assembly, the studio behind the Tot...

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