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Sega really should revisit Alien: Isolation for VR

Alien: Isolation in virtual reality -- need I say more? Besides the inherent potential for terror in a game about evading a lone Xenomorph, even the more mundane sequences could work wonderfully in VR. Creative Assembly nailed the retro-fut...   read

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Alien: Isolation hits a new low plus other deals in the Bundle Stars Sega Sale

Lately, Bundle Stars has been all about Sega titles. This amped up over the weekend as we saw Total War titles on sale with nearly Steam Summer Sale-like prices, but early this week Bundle Stars has turned the notch up a bit with its best o...   read

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Review: ZEN Pinball 2: Aliens vs. Pinball

Today is Alien Day, the latest in a series of dubious holidays pushed by marketing departments. Unlike Back to the Future Day which has a very obvious temporal tie-in, the date for Alien Day comes from the plan...   read

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Flash Sale

WHATTAYA BUYIN' off of this good Sony flash sale?

Flash sales sometimes seem like digital stores' weird attempt to sell off junk that no one wants. It's like going to a garage sale where a kind old lady wants to pawn off old cigarette butts and ruined cassette tapes to anyone passing by. N...   read

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Giger? I hardly even know

Fallout 4 has the smallest Alien Easter egg

First, let me clear something up that also confused the shit out of me. Prometheus 2 is no longer called Alien: Paradise Lost, but instead Alien: Covenant and is coming in 2017 (as the second chapter in a prequel trilogy). Meanwhile, Neill ...   read

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Alien: Isolation

A modder has taken the Alien out of Alien: Isolation

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 introductions before ...   read

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Alien: Isolation

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

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 enough that we don't...   read

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Steam Sale haul

Steam Summer Sale, an embarrassment of riches

I still firmly believe that one of the greatest upsides of being a PC gamer are the twice annual fire-sales hosted by Steam. Those sales, alongside the multitude of other deals and bargains that can be scooped up from Humble Bundle, GoG, an...   read

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Sega promoting Alien: Isolation with scary eels

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 this planet -- all...   read

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Sega financials

Sega calls Alien: Isolation sales 'weak' at 2.1 million

Creative Assembly's Alien: Isolation was one of the most well-received games of 2014, but "well-received" seemingly doesn't cut it for its publisher. Sega released its year-end financial results today, and in it expresses disappointmen...   read


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Maybe Ripley's arms are made of fire?

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 combustion wasn't imp...   read

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SEGA Steam sale

Steam SEGA Super Bundle gives you $370 worth of games for $80

Sega is sailing onto Steam with sales this sweekend. On this page you'll find a general list of things on sale. It is deceptive because a $2.50 Jet Set Radio or a $6.80 Valkyria Chronicles share as much screen space as the "SEGA Super Bundl...   read

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Creative Assembly reveals inital pitch video for Alien: Isolation

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-helmed seque...   read

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

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 something that yo...   read

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

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 that's coming af...   read

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Writers Guild Award

Big names dominate Writers Guild Award nominations

Anyone that's of the belief that mainstream videogames are often devoid of great writing will need to look somewhere other than the Writers Guild of America for vindication. The organization's nominees for Outstanding Achievement in Writing...   read

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

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 away. The high...   read

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AVP 2010

Aliens: Colonial Marines and AVP 2010 are back on Steam after a snafu

Last week, Steam removed Aliens: Colonial Marines and Alien vs. Predator 2010. Speculation arose as to why it happened -- was it because of all the Colonial Marines drama at Gearbox in the past, or is it because of a licensing iss...   read

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Alien: Isolation

Creative Assembly sees opportunity in an Alien: Isolation sequel

[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 was the A...   read

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Alien: Isolation

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

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 needed it, Crea...   read

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Art of Alien: Isolation

Review: The Art of Alien: Isolation

Alien: Isolation has received a lot of praise over its faithful recreation of the original film's lo-fi take on science fiction. "Truckers in space" was the aesthetic director Ridley Scott set out to capture and the decks and corridors of t...   read

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Alien Art Book Contest

Contest: Win a copy of The Art of Alien: Isolation!

Our friends at Titan Books have given us a bunch of copies of The Art of Alien: Isolation to hand out to lucky Dtoiders! To enter, just leave a comment in this thread! Limit one entry per person, and you have until this Friday, October 17 a...   read

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Alien: Isolation

Very Quick Tips: Alien: Isolation

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...   read

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

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 flamethrower will not d...   read

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Review: Alien: Isolation

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 t...   read

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