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Video Spotlight: Sonic Runners Teaser Released, Artwork Revealed

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

The first teaser for Sonic Runners has been unleashed! The new teaser trailer doesn’t show any gameplay but it does take a short tour of Sonic’s history which is becoming quite a familiar sight if you’re used to Sonic reveal trailers. Check it out below:

If you click the image above you will also see the first insight into the game’s graphical style which seems to be based off Sonic Lost World. Characters also have that chunky, black outline with games like Sonic Jump have adopted.

Sonic Runners will launch on smartphones in Spring 2015. It is still unclear whether this is a Japan exclusive title.

[Source: The Sonic Show Facebook]

Video Spotlight: New Trailer for Alice’s Mom’s Rescue, Release Date Announced

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Hucast are gearing up to release Alice’s Mom’s Rescue; an independent platform game for the Dreamcast.

The game will launch worldwide on February 9th 2015. The game is a region free Dreamcast release and can be pre-ordered direct from Hucast via this link.

Check out a brand new trailer for the game below:

Video Spotlight: Shay Deconstructs the Sonic Franchise

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

I’d like to draw your attention to the latest episode of Shay Says. If you’re unfamiliar with the series then it’s a documentary-style video games show that deconstructs certain games of gaming franchises in a similar way to Egoraptor’s Sequelitis.

For the latest episode, Shay is taking a detailed look at the gameplay mechanics of the Sonic franchise (and when I say detailed, I mean detailed). 2 more episodes will follow that look at other aspects of the franchise.

While I wouldn’t normally recommend watching an almost feature length video about a games franchise, Shay has some incredibly interesting things to say about what works and what doesn’t regarding Sonic gameplay mechanics. He’s also one of the few people I’ve seen actively suggest alternative mechanics that might just improve the experience.

If you have the time then please take a look at the below video because it’s an extremely well made and unbiased look at what makes the Sonic franchise work so well and what doesn’t.

Video Spotlight: Hatsune Miku Project Mirai DX Trailer

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Today’s Nintendo Direct has delivered a new Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX trailer. Check it out below:

Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX is an updated version of Project Mirai 2. It will be released worldwide on 3DS. There is currently no release date.

Video Spotlight: A Look at Salvage Mode from the Safe Haven DLC Now Added to Alien Isolation

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

The third piece of DLC in the Alien Isolation season pass is now live. This new add-on is called Safe Haven and features the following content:

- An all new Salvage Mode map, twice the size of any previous Survivor Mode map.
- Play as Hughes, and get faster access to the Bolt Gun, Shotgun and EMP Mine.
- Choose to explore the Gemini Systems or the Bacchus Apartments.

You can get a sneak peak at the new salvage mode map in the video below:

Buying the Alien Isolation season pass gives you access to 5 DLC packs at a 25% discount. Two more packs are due; one in February and one in March.

Video Spotlight: Did You Know Gaming? Tackle the Dreamcast

Monday, January 12th, 2015

The video game trivia series Did You Know Gaming? have gone live with a Dreamcast-related episode. The series is always incredibly well researched and you’re almost always bound to learn something new.

Check out the Dreamcast episode below:

Video Spotlight: Knuckles Attempts to Murder a Cat in Sonic Boom TV Ad

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

A glimpse of the TV advertising campaign for Sonic Boom has been unleashed with this new TV spot that’s now available to watch on the Sonic YouTube channel. It’s an amusing little clip that puts Sonic and the gang in the real world to save a cat stuck in a tree:

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric for Wii-U and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal for the 3DS launch in the UK on the 21st of November.

Video Spotlight: SEGA Arcade Games on the Commodore 64

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

The Commodore 64 was an 8 bit home computer released in 1982 and would become one of the most beloved machines for gaming in the early days. Back before SEGA started making their own consoles and keeping the rights to their first party exclusives for themselves, many early computers received ports of SEGA arcade games. The Commodore 64 is no exception and the video below highlights a lot (if not all) of the SEGA arcade ports that made their way to the machine. There’s some interesting inclusions with the port of Space Harrier being particularly impressive. While some games transfer to the machine better than others, this is still an interesting showcase in how to make high-powered software run on a significantly under-powered machine.

Video Spotlight: Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Akihiko Trailer

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

More Persona 4 Arena Ultimax action coming directly at your face! Today’s trailer features Akihiko and its a flashy and colourful as you’d expect. Check him out in the trailer below:

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax launches on Xbox 360 and PS3 on the 21st of November.

Video Spotlight: Ryu Ga Gotoku Zero 15 Minute Story Trailer

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Ryu Ga Gotoku Zero has a new trailer to its name and it’s a whopping 15 minutes. The new trailer focuses on the game’s story which means you’re in for a lot of Japanese as this is a Japan exclusive title. Check out the new trailer below:

Ryu Ga Gotoku Zero launches on PS3 and PS4 on the 12th of March 2015.

[Source: Eurogamer]

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