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The Yakuza series is headed west. Sony announced during its PlayStation Experience keynote that Yakuza 5 will be coming to stateside PlayStation 3 systems next year, while Yakuza 4 and Yakuza: Dead Souls (both previously available in disc form for the PS3) will be available on the PSN starting this...

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Alien: Isolation's second survivor mode pack is now available to download. Dubbed "Trauma," the add-on introduces Sevastopol's medical officer, Dr. Lingard, as a playable character. Lingard explores three new maps in the game while seeking to destroy her research on the Alien, witnessing the conseq...

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If you recently found yourself racked by feelings of wistful nostalgia while grinding the rails of Sunset Overdrive, the trivia gurus at Did You Know Gaming have the perfect solution: An in-depth examination of Sega's cult graffiti-and-rollerblades hit Jet Set Radio. [Image: Sega]...

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Sega peeks into its storied past this week with the Humble Sega Bundle, a pay-what-you-want collection featuring a handful of classics adapted from the Saturn and Dreamcast eras. Pay any amount for the bundle and you'll get the surreal score-attack action game Nights Into Dreams, kart racer So...

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PS3, Vita We had the chance to stop her, but now it's too late. Hatsune Miku has taken over. At this point, Miku is a global phenomenon. The virtual pop idol recently infiltrated American culture in a guest appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman and as an opening act for Lady Gaga, b...

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I noticed something strange while playing through Sega's recently released PlayStation 3 and Vita rhythm game, Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd. During one of the included songs, "This is the Happiness and Peace of Mind Committee," Miku's friendly autotuned warble suddenly took on an unsettling, si...

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It took speedrunners less than 24 hours to crack open Sega's Wii U action game Sonic Boom and produce an hour-long playthrough thanks to a game-breaking glitch discovered yesterday. The current world record, achieved during Twitch streamer Parax0's fourth-ever playthrough of the game, clocks in at ...

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Sega's alt-universe strategy-RPG Valkyria Chronicles is out today on Steam, marking its first-ever appearance on PC platforms. Originally released for the PlayStation 3 in 2008, Valkyria Chronicles arrives on Steam with dual-language support, Steam Trading Cards and Achievements, and extensive r...

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Sega announced plans to re-release five games from its catalog on 3DS in 2015, the publisher announced today. The next set of "3D Classics" from Sega will reach North America and Europe next year, starting with After Burner 2 in early 2015. Sega plans to issue one game every month from that point o...

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A PC version of the PlayStation 3 strategy-RPG Valkyria Chronicles is in the works, Sega announced this week. Released early in the PlayStation 3's lifespan (it doesn't even have trophy support, for crying out loud), Valkyria Chronicles features third-person shooter gameplay in the context of a ...

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You might think that the scariest part of Alien: Isolation is, you know, the alien, but you would be wrong. There is something darker that lurks within Sevastopol station's cramped corridors, something altogether more sinister. If you don't believe us, see it for yourself in a video we captured t...

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FIFA 15 continues to rock the UK's sales charts, marking the soccer sim's fifth consecutive week at the top. EA's marquee sports game is followed by the PlayStation version of Minecraft, which reached Vita this month and made a sizable jump from ninth to second in the sales charts last week. Third ...

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Corporate Lockdown, the first of five planned DLC additions to Alien: Isolation's Survivor Mode, arrives on October 28. Corporate Lockdown focuses on a Seegson executive named Ransome as he attempts to swipe classified data from the company and make his getaway aboard the Torrens. As with all th...

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Long before the days of YouTube, gaming enthusiasts had to make the best of home video recording equipment to express their passion for the medium. The above clip, unearthed and uploaded more than 20 years after its initial recording, shows a loving, geeky father sharing his hobby with his now-ad...

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Here is what happens in the prologue of Bayonetta 2: Bayonetta goes Christmas shopping with a morbidly obese caricature of Joe Pesci in midtown Manhattan. She asks her best friend Jeanne to go buy caviar for a Christmas party before Jeanne jumps a motorcycle off a building for no reason. Then Bayo...

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Our five-star review - yup, all five stars - said Bayonetta 2 is a bit of a triumph, with Earnest "Nex" Cavalli deeming Platinum's hack-and-slash sequel one of the best games to come to Wii U. And remember, it's only on Wii U. "Bayonetta 2 is the perfect action game," wrote Nex. "It oozes style ...

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Again and again, the UK charts prove that when all is said and done, FIFA FIFA and FIFA some more. This time around it was Alien: Isolation that failed to prevent FIFA 15 from notching a third week on top of the country's retail sales charts. Still, Creative Assembly's zeal for xenomorphs was enoug...

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While playing Alien: Isolation, a common pastime around Joystiq these days what with our playthrough of hard mode and our review, one thing is clear: Amanda Ripley does not get chilly thanks to her jacket. She may be hounded by murderous looters, androids, and one gigantic, exoskeletal monstrosity ...

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For almost quarter of a century Sports Interactive has pumped out yearly soccer management sims, first across the Championship Manager series, then after the Eidos split with Football Manager. So it says plenty that the UK studio can produce an extensive half-hour video going into some - not all - ...

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