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This week's Humble Sale is a corker from SEGA

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This week's Humble Sale is a corker from SEGA

This week’s Humble Sale is a bit of a corker. It’s from SEGA, and includes a good mix of old and new(er) titles. 

Pay anything and you’ll net yourself Alpha Protocol, Rome: Total War, Company of Heroes and Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit. Rome and Company of Heroes are phenomenal games and should be in the library of any strategy fans, while Alpha Protocol and Hell Yeah! are a bit more uneven, but still entertaining. 

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Sega petitioned for more PC games - starting with Bayonetta

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Sega petitioned for more PC games - starting with Bayonetta

There are two Segas, really. There’s the Sega in America and Europe, which increasingly pours money into Creative Assembly and Sports Interactive, and saved Relic from floundering after THQ’s tank smashed. A proper PC games publisher. And then there’s the Sega in Japan, the heartland of Sonic, where PC games are still all too often a 3am afterthought, like the Ouya.

It’s the latter Sega that some 7000 concerned PC gamers have written to, to request near-future ports of Bayonetta, Vanquish and Virtua Fighter 5. For starters.

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What qualified the Total War lot to make a first-person Alien game? The "wide scope" of Creative Assembly

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What qualified the Total War lot to make a first-person Alien game? The "wide scope" of Creative Assembly

It’s odd to think it now, but when Sega greenlit a couple of Alien shooters, Colonial Marines was the safe bet. An action-heavy FPS in the hands of developers who’d made their name with the same - Gearbox. Now, though, it’s the strange survival shooter from the studio that’s made almost nothing but Total War for 14 years that we’ve pinned our hopes on. How on Earth did that come about?

“It is natural for people to put us into boxes," says Alien: Isolation creative lead Alistair Hope. “But the scope of Creative Assembly is wider than perhaps with other firms."

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Total War: Rome 2 modding is a go with the release of the Assembly Kit

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Total War: Rome 2 modding is a go with the release of the Assembly Kit

Who would win in a fight, the Romans or the Zerg? Till now it’s only been a fight in the cinema of the mind. Now it can be in the cinema of the... can a mouse click be a cinema? I’m thoroughly confused on that front. Let’s just say if the finger were a projector and the mouse button were a screen then the distance in between is... Creative Assembly have released mod tools for Rome 2!

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Total War: Rome II patch 8.1 puts a stop to inappropriate use of flaming projectiles

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Total War: Rome II patch 8.1 puts a stop to inappropriate use of flaming projectiles

No matter how many times a teacher says not to, schoolchildren will always throw flaming projectiles when they shouldn’t. It’s a fact of life as embedded in our cultural history as salting the earth of your neighbour’s garden when they go on holiday. But not in Rome II. Creative Assembly are going back on centuries of tradition to make sure their siege artillery only use flaming projectiles when it is appropriate, “when attacking walls and towers".

The 8.1 patch “fixes" many other “bugs", too.

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How Creative Assembly designed Alien: Isolation's terrifyingly clever xenomorph

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How Creative Assembly designed Alien: Isolation's terrifyingly clever xenomorph

Alien: Isolation burst out of Creative Assembly's chest yesterday, splattering previews all over the internet and making us spill our collective cereal — here is my Alien: Isolation preview, in case you're interested in finding out more. The game plays, in the parts we've been shown at least, like Amnesia in space, with only a solitary, highly intelligent and free-roaming xenomorph forming the game's horror centrepiece.

Gary Napper, lead designer at Creative Assembly, and Jude Bond, lead artist, spoke to me about how to create a truly terrifying artificial intelligence, what they thought of recent games in the franchise and how Alien: Isolation hopes to sustain a level of tension from start to finish that doesn't result in heart-stopping fatalities. Come have a look at the words we said to one another.

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Alien: Isolation developer diary introduces Creative Assembly's horror contingent

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Alien: Isolation developer diary introduces Creative Assembly's horror contingent

Hey! There’s an Alien Isolation trailer scuttling about the vents here somewhere, if you’re interested. In it, a Colin Firthian voice actor gets to say “We get to shut the book, Ripley," in a prim staccato only faintly recognisable to the English as their own accent.

It's not the Ripley he's referring to, though - she’s out of reach for videogame adaptations, for sensible reasons - but daughter Amanda, who learns the whereabouts of the Nostromo’s black box fifteen years after her mother’s disappearance in shouty, quivery circumstances. Creative Assembly have piggybacked Ripley the Younger’s quest to find mother as an opportunity to return to the mother of sci-fi horror - because they think they know what made it tick. They say as much in this interviewish video.

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Great Scott: Alien: Isolation screenshots evoke the horror original

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Great Scott: Alien: Isolation screenshots evoke the horror original

The sole piece of concept art that dripped dreadfully from the ceiling of Creative Assembly’s ichorous development nest and into the public eye three days ago isn’t so isolated anymore; four screenshots have joined its horrible swim about the yoke of our optic pool.

This is Sega’s *cough*teenth attempt at doing right by Ridley Scott’s song of solitude. And this time, it looks like they’ve handed it to the right people.

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Ghooooul: Typing of the Dead nets free Football Manager DLC

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Ghooooul: Typing of the Dead nets free Football Manager DLC

Sega and Modern Dream have managed to sustain the mildly-amused goodwill of the gaming public in the month since Typing of the Dead’s release via downloadable dictionary updates, in much the same way a dancing rodent might confound its grinning audience for minutes on end with a succession of funny hats.

First Overkill took a turn for the Jacobean with the £2 Shakespeare wordset, and now it’s further secured its reputation for cheap, filthy fun with a Football Manager equivalent.

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Company of Heroes 2 Victory at Stalingrad DLC is six scenarios big, due Tuesday

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Company of Heroes 2 Victory at Stalingrad DLC is six scenarios big, due Tuesday

Ah, Comrade Winter, our overprotective friend. You have returned to us, howling your warnings through the gaps in the windows, whispering your threats to freeze the pipes if we try to go away. And so we have no choice but to stay in, playing thematically appropriate games like Company of Heroes 2. Thankfully, Relic have accommodated with a supply crate of new solo challenges, AI battles and co-op scenario, singular.

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Total War: Rome II sells more than 800,000 copies in a month

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Total War: Rome II sells more than 800,000 copies in a month

Sega and Creative Assembly are sitting pretty right now. Despite its buggy launch, Total War: Rome II has gone on to sell more than 800,000 copies in its first month. It means Creative Assembly will be able to update their library to include books covering periods of history they’ve not already made into games.

Expect a Total War: Tudor announcement in the coming months.

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Football Manager 2014 release blighted by code activation and region lock issues

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Football Manager 2014 release blighted by code activation and region lock issues

Today was the big kick-off day for football managers across the country. Yet for some of those budding managers, their day was ruined. Not by players being rained off the pitch or the ball being improperly inflated, but by technical issues marring the activation process of Football Manager 2014 on Steam. 

Some players’ beta failed to update to full retail release, whilst others failed to be supplied with a retail release code altogether. Another group of players were region locked out of the game. It’s another ‘launch disaster’ for 2013, but don’t fret too much. Sports Interactive are aware of all the issues and are working hard on getting them fixed. SI team members have been addressing forum users all day, and hopefully resolutions are on their way.

We investigated a little ourselves, and have the fullest picture we could paint for you. 

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Typing of the Dead: Overkill PC review

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Typing of the Dead: Overkill PC review

House of the Dead: Overkill was a spectacularly stupid game: an on-rail light gun exploitation pastiche zombie shooter for the Wii. Interesting fact: it holds the Guinness World Record for the number of fucks in its script. 189. 

Typing of the Dead: Overkill is even stupider. It’s House of the Dead, but your guns are replaced by keyboards, and words are your weapon. Type out letters, individual words and sentences to defeat the monsters. Your aim counts for nothing. Your words per minute matter.

I love it.

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Total War: Rome II is patched for a fourth time, starts to look like a lecturer’s jacket

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Total War: Rome II is patched for a fourth time, starts to look like a lecturer’s jacket

Like the Romans, Creative Assembly have always built roads - poker-straight paths to conquest and good times. But they looked up from bricking their latest at the start of September to find that they’d made some minor errors in their calculations which, over miles, had led them off course. They hadn’t collided with any rivers, or forests, or mountains - but the road’s would-be walkers had been waiting to march down it for years, and demanded perfection.

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Creative Assembly GM Tim Heaton ran Relic following SEGA takeover

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Creative Assembly GM Tim Heaton ran Relic following SEGA takeover

When THQ went bankrupt and sold Relic to SEGA it was in a state of turmoil. The developer was deep into making Company of Heroes 2 and they had to ship this game in a matter of months. They were lacking a general manager to oversee the studio and this was causing problems across the studio.

SEGA asked one of their other studios, Creative Assembly, to help. Tim Heaton stepped up and began running both Creative Assembly in the UK and Relic over in Canada.

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Total War: Rome II patch 3 improves the business of conquest in 140 small ways

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Total War: Rome II patch 3 improves the business of conquest in 140 small ways

Our Fraser counted the ways he loved Rome II in his review, and on balance decided that they outweighed the ways he didn’t. And you know what? There are bound to be a few more things he likes in the 140 or so technical optimisations, balance tweaks and usability updates that reached the game today. Week by week, Creative Assembly’s latest is slowly becoming the game it ought to be.

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