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Total War

Creative Assembly will unveil the next Total War this month


Is it that time already?
Sep 09
Later this month at EGX London (formerly Eurogamer Expo), Total War studio Creative Assembly will "reveal" the next installment in its popular strategy franchise. The announcement will be a part of a developer session schedul... read
Alien

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. read
Admire its purity
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... read feature

Alien: Isolation

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... read
SEGA at Comic-Con

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... read
Alien DLC

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... read
Alien pre-orders

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... read
Alien: Isolation preorder

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... read
Alien: Isolation VR

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... read
And then he said, that's not my podiatrist, that's my mother!
You saw our E3 2014 Game of the Show. It was Metal Gear Solid V. Saved you a click.  Now, it's a good one. In fact, I wrote about why it was our Game of the Show in that very post you just didn't click. But E3 was full o... read feature

Alien trailer

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... read
Weaver? I hardly even know her
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... read feature

Superhot, Lucky's Tale, and Alien: Isolation
I've had a chance to check out quite a few games on Oculus Rift. From Japanese indie projects at BitSummit to the latest build of EVE Valkyrie, I've gotten a good look at the progress of developing virtual reality games from ... read feature

Everything else is mean too
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... read feature

Alien: Isolation

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 ... read
Alien: Isolation release

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... read
Alien: Isolation

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... read
Total War: Rome II

Rome II update replaces Indian elephants for African ones


You'd think Creative Assembly would have checked that?
Feb 10
In his review of Total War: Rome II, our own Josh Tolentino was left unhappy at the buggy state of the game but was happy with the level of historical accuracy displayed. I wonder if he would have docked the game an extra poi... read
Alien: Isolation

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... read
Total War: Rome II

Mod tools for Total War: Rome II are now in beta


I'm hoping someone mods Asterix and Obelix into the game
Jan 16
Total War: Rome II was one of the games I'm kicking myself for passing over in 2013; I didn't think I was going to be able to commit to a vast strategy game in a series that has shown me no mercy in the past. However, the new... read
Alien

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... read
DTOID News coming to you from an alleyway
Whoa, it's 2014! What do you know! Well, here's what we know: Sony has detailed PlayStation Now, the Gaikai streaming plan, Valve has showed off fourteen different Steam Boxes and Dale got to play with that funky new controll... read feature

Alien: Isolation

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... read
One Alien, one terrifying experience
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... read feature

So, that's good news
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,... read feature

A survival horror title for next-gen, last-gen, and PC
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... read feature

Alien

Four Alien: Isolation screenshots have surfaced


So far, so good
Dec 13
The Alien game rumored to be in development at Creative Assembly, Alien: Isolation, has gone through another leak following a pair of images getting out earlier this week. I hate to say it, but the disastrous Aliens: Colonial... read
Alien

Alien: Isolation art seems to show Ripley's daughter


Needs more green
Dec 09
Artwork for the trademarked but not-officially-announced Alien: Isolation has been discovered by NeoGAF. In addition to the image above, there's what looks to be the game's box art, viewable below. It's a miniscule picture, b... read
Caesar in Gaul

Total War: Rome II is getting an expansion soon


Et tu, Brute?
Dec 02
Total War: Rome II will be getting an expansion, called Caesar in Gaul. This new campaign will focus around Caesar and the Gallic War, and the campaign will feature seasons with weather effects. New units will be added to the... read
SteamOS games

Total War: Rome II coming out for SteamOS early 2014


It'll have Steam Controller support too
Nov 08
Valve and Creative Assembly are plotting to release Total War: Rome II on SteamOS and Linux early next year. Along with the port to Linux, they will add support for the Steam Controller. Rob Bartholomew, the brand direct... read






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