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This real-life Dawn of War III power fist can punch through toilets, oh yes!

This real-life Dawn of War III power fist can punch through toilets, oh yes!

By Rik Henderson

With Dawn of War III released tomorrow, Sega has created something unique to promote it. It has built a real-life, fully-working power fist.Based on the pneumatic gloves space marines have worn since Games Workshop first unveiled Warhammer 40K, the working... Read more

You might never see another Alien: Isolation as Sega looks to smartphones for its future

You might never see another Alien: Isolation as Sega looks to smartphones for its future

By Rik Henderson

Sega has revealed that it is to further focus on smartphone and online PC games in future as it aims to make its operations more profitable. Regardless of the critical and sales success it had with Alien: Isolation - a Pocket-lint Gadget Awards winner... Read more

Football Manager 2015 review: Top of the table
4.5 stars

Football Manager 2015 review: Top of the table

By Rik Henderson

For die-hard fans or those new to the series, each year's Football Manager game (nee Championship Manager) has been an essential purchase. After all, they always offer a few new features with each generation and an exhaustive database update with the... Read more

Alien: Isolation review
4.5 stars

Alien: Isolation review

By Rik Henderson

In space no-one can hear you scream. Our neighbours, however, can and often have of late as we've shuffled our way through one of the scariest, clever horror survival games we've played in years. Yep, Alien: Isolation has arrived.Some horror fans will... Read more

Football Manager Handheld 2014 hits iOS and Android, as developer reveals result of piracy honeytrap

Football Manager Handheld 2014 hits iOS and Android, as developer reveals result of piracy honeytrap

By Rik Henderson

Sega and Sports Interactive have released Football Manager Handheld 2014 for iPhone, iPad and Android devices - a simultaneous release that offers some key new features and plenty of improvements over former iterations.Priced at £6.99 for all devices,... Read more

Football Manager 2014 review
5.0 stars

Football Manager 2014 review

By Rik Henderson

Sports Interactive has been banging out Football Manager - nee Championship Manager - games with remarkable regularity in the last 21 years. More remarkable still is the consistency in quality. It’s hard to think of any other franchise in gaming that... Read more

New Sega smartphone and tablet game line-up includes a duo of Sonics

New Sega smartphone and tablet game line-up includes a duo of Sonics

By Rik Henderson

Sega has announced four new games for smartphone and tablet that are coming in time for Christmas or just into the new year. And two of them feature the publisher's biggest star.Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed for iOS and Android will be the mobile... Read more

App of the Day: Sonic Dash review (iPhone, iPad)

App of the Day: Sonic Dash review (iPhone, iPad)

By Stuart Miles

Sonic the Hedgehog seems to be as youthful today as he was when we first played Sonic the Hedgehog on the Sega Megadrive all those years ago, but is his latest adventure worth the bother? We got playing Sonic Dash to find outSonic Dash Format iPhone /... Read more

NASCAR: What it's like to race a stock car

NASCAR: What it's like to race a stock car

By Mike Lowe

As "tea-with-milk" kind of Brits, the opportunity to sit behind the wheel of a souped-up Dodge Charger NASCAR entry - the triple espresso Americano-style epitome of American racing - isn't something our island-born brains ever conceived would be a reality.... Read more

Sonic and Sega All Stars Racing Transformed (Wii U)
4.0 stars

Sonic and Sega All Stars Racing Transformed (Wii U)

By Hunter Skipworth

Sonic has had a real return to form recently. Once a great childhood hero, the blue hedgehog lost nearly all of his credibility after a series of poor titles. We still approach anything that features the hedgehog with a degree of hesitation, but following... Read more

Football Manager 2013
5.0 stars

Football Manager 2013

By Rik Henderson

It’s been a while since we’ve looked forward to a Football Manager (nee Championship Manager) release as much as this one. Not so much because the new feature set got us all a-tingling - although it did, to an extent - but because last year’s, as... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Virtua Tennis Challenge review (iPad / iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Virtua Tennis Challenge review (iPad / iPhone)

By Stuart Miles

If you are reading this with a sense of nostalgia then you no doubt owned a Sega Dreamcast and remember the halcyons days of the previous generation of console gaming.Still, rather than reminisce about gaming days gone by, you should relish the fact that... Read more

Sega serves up Virtua Tennis Challenge on the iPad and iPhone

Sega serves up Virtua Tennis Challenge on the iPad and iPhone

By Danny Brogan

With Wimbledon just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start practising that backhand volley of yours. Virtually speaking, of course.Sega’s gaming classic Virtua Tennis Challenge has arrived on Apple’s iTunes and can be downloaded to the... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Football Manager Handheld 2012 review (iPad / iPhone / iPod touch / Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Football Manager Handheld 2012 review (iPad / iPhone / iPod touch / Android)

By Rik Henderson

There are a few things that you simply can't rely on in life: bus timetables, the freshness of mince when it's been in your fridge for a couple of days, regardless of it's use-by date, British sitcoms that last more than three series, or Jeremy Clarkson.So,... Read more

Sonic Generations
4.0 stars

Sonic Generations

By Hunter Skipworth

There is a reason this review is slightly late. For years the blue hedgehog has been on a downward spiral of gaming drossdom. This led us to believe Sonic Generations would be like any other game in the Sonic series. As such, we weren't in a huge rush... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing review (iOS)

APP OF THE DAY: Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing review (iOS)

By Paul Lamkin

The world's most famous hedgehog turned 20 this week.No, not Espinete - the pink hedgehog giant from Barrio Sésamo, the Spanish version of Sesame Street - we're talking the former air freshener, Sonic, of course.And despite not being as good as Mario,... Read more

Sonic vs Mario

Sonic vs Mario

By Hunter Skipworth

Darth vs Luke, Superman and kryptonite, ketchup against gravy - these are some of the all time great battles that have been fought out between our heroes. There is however one face-off that has always ruled above all else, the tale of a pesky plumber... Read more

Games industry hacks continue: Sega's turn!

Games industry hacks continue: Sega's turn!

By Rik Henderson

It seems that this saga will never end, but yet another games company has been breached by hackers... Sega.Like with Sony Computer Entertainment, Codemasters and Bethesda before it, Sega has had vital information from its user base exploited for mischievous means.... Read more

Sega Dreamcast Collection landing in February

Sega Dreamcast Collection landing in February

By Paul Lamkin

Sega has announced the release dates of its upcoming Dreamcast Collection package for Xbox 360 and PC.The retro-collection will be available on 25 February in Europe and 3 days earlier in North America.First announced back in December, the Dreamcast Collection... Read more

Football Manager supremo lands OBE in New Year's Honours List

Football Manager supremo lands OBE in New Year's Honours List

By Rik Henderson

The Queen has recognised the videogames industry in the latest New Year's Honours List by awarding Miles Jacobson, the long-standing studio director of Sports Interactive, an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire).Jacobson started at the Football... Read more

Football Manager 2011
4.5 stars

Football Manager 2011

By Rik Henderson

For true football fanatics, like us, there are two distinct dates every year that have us all in a froth: the start of the new league season after a long period without any matches (or worse, after another risible England display in an international tournament),... Read more

Football Manager 2011 demo available for download

Football Manager 2011 demo available for download

By Rik Henderson

In an effort to sate the cravings of Footy Manager fans, Sports Interactive and Sega have released a fully-featured demo of Football Manager 2011 - 2 weeks before the final game is due to hit stores and Steam.The demo allows you to play half a season... Read more

Rub-a-dub-dub....with a Sega Dreamcast controller

Rub-a-dub-dub....with a Sega Dreamcast controller

By Paul Lamkin

So far, it's been a bit of a glum day. First up we brought you some good news - that Hulu could be on its way to the PS3. But this good news was ruined a bit when you consider that Hulu isn't yet available here in Britain. Then we told you about the iPhone... Read more

Ian Holloway signs up for Football Manager

Ian Holloway signs up for Football Manager

By Paul Lamkin

Ian Holloway, the Blackpool FC boss, has signed up with Sega's popular Football Manager series to give pep talks on its website.Holloway, fresh from leading his side to Wembley for the Championship play-off final, after beating Nottingham Forest over... Read more

Five fine facts to celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog's return

Five fine facts to celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog's return

By Dan Sung

There's a not so small section of the world's population out there rejoicing today at the news that Sega will be bringing Sonic back with the announcement of Sonic the Hedgehog 4. The title appears to be just the first of many with the sub-header "Episode... Read more

New Sega console hitting this summer

New Sega console hitting this summer

By Stuart Miles

A new games console that will emulate the Wii as well as allowing you to play classic Sega games is being launched in the summer.The console, called the Sega Zone, will come with 20 classic Sega titles, like Alex Kid, Golden Axe, Sonic and Knuckles... Read more

Sonic the Hedgehog rollercoaster to open at Alton Towers

Sonic the Hedgehog rollercoaster to open at Alton Towers

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Sonic the Hedgehog fans have a new destination to head to in the UK as Alton Towers has revealed it is to open a Sonic-themed rollercoaster and hotel room. A new 3-year partnership deal kicks off the first time a video game character has had a "Ride and... Read more

Football Manager 2010 - Mac
4.5 stars

Football Manager 2010 - Mac

By Neil Queen

Damn you, Sports Interactive. We’d just about managed to wean ourselves off FM09 and re-emerge into civilised society, one that doesn’t care about how well our under-18s did in the Youth Cup or whether a 4-2-3-1 formation is the way forward, when... Read more

New Dreamcast driving game announced

New Dreamcast driving game announced

By Duncan Geere

The Dreamcast was 10 years old in North America on 9 September, and although it was discontinued just two years after its release, having sold 10 million units, it's still held in high regard as a console, thanks to ahead-of-its-time features. In October,... Read more

Firebox offers Sega Mega Drive twin player console

Firebox offers Sega Mega Drive twin player console

By Amy-Mae Elliott

If you're hankering after some old skool gaming action then etailer Firebox now has you covered. The ecommerce site is now offering a revamped Sega Mega Drive console that's new and improved. Smaller than the original, the Sega Mega Drive twin player... Read more

Blaze to release "new" Sega Mega Drive

Blaze to release "new" Sega Mega Drive

By Verity Burns

Retro gaming fans will be in for a treat in May, as Blaze has announced it is launching a "new" version of Sega's classic console, the Mega Drive. The console is a plug and play device and will come with 15 games built in, including Alex Kidd, Alien Storm,... Read more

Empire: Total War - PC
4.5 stars

Empire: Total War - PC

By Christopher Pickering

The ultimate dream for strategy gamers has always been that blend of Civilization-esque micromanagement and complete overview, and Age of Empires-a-like brutal battling action. And though numerous titles have come close in the last decade – including... Read more

Sega announces new Alien vs. Predator game

Sega announces new Alien vs. Predator game

By Verity Burns

Sega has today announced that an all new Aliens vs. Predator game is in development, with a release date of early 2010. It also confirmed that independent studio Rebellion, the creators of the original Aliens versus Predator game released in 1999, will... Read more

Sega announces Virtua Tennis 2009

Sega announces Virtua Tennis 2009

By Verity Burns

3 years after the last instalment in the franchise, Sega has announced it will be releasing Virtua Tennis 2009 for Xbox, PS3 and PC in May. Virtua Tennis 2009 will see players able to step into the tennis shoes of favourites like Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer,... Read more

Sega releases House of the Dead: Overkill trailer

Sega releases House of the Dead: Overkill trailer

By Verity Burns

Sega has released a trailer for its upcoming game, House of the Dead: Overkill. What looks to be a light-hearted, humorous zombie slasher, Overkill serves as a prequel to the first game in the series and follows Special Agent G - the protagonist of The... Read more

Football Manager Live - PC
4.5 stars

Football Manager Live - PC

By Christopher Pickering

As astoundingly addictive as Sports Interactive’s football management sims have consistently been, they’ve never lent well to online play. With so much to tinker with between games, actually completing a season with some online chums feels like an... Read more

Sega launches casual games website

Sega launches casual games website

By Verity Burns

Sega has launched PlaySega.com, a new online portal for casual games which will target "all types of gaming and social networking fans". The site will offer a number of titles for free, including arcade classics, word, puzzle, quiz and sports games, as... Read more

Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood - DS
3.5 stars

Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood - DS

By Stuart Miles

Sonic the hedgehog returns to the DS for more hero action, but should you drop everything and get ready to save the day? We getting tapping the stylus to find out. Knuckles has been kidnapped, you're holiday has been cut short, shock horror -what's a... Read more

Football Manager 2009 - Mac
4.5 stars

Football Manager 2009 - Mac

By Neil Queen

Journalism is littered with incidents of notable bravery, moments when men and women have put the need to uncover the truth before their own welfare - be they Kate Adie in a warzone, Roger Cook tackling bad-ass crooks or Russell Harty going mano-a-mano... Read more

Sega developing Mega Drive Ultimate Collection

Sega developing Mega Drive Ultimate Collection

By Katie Scott

All of your fav Sega games are being gathered together in one colossal collection ready for release early next year. The Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection will be available for both the Xbox 360 and PS3 and brings together 16-bit Mega Drive classics,... Read more

SEGA pulls Samba De Amigo ad

SEGA pulls Samba De Amigo ad

By Katie Scott

Animal rights organisation PETA was none too impressed with an ad for the SEGA game Samba De Amigo. The trailer shows a real life monkey shaking a set of maracas and then breakdancing. But the poor little monkey is then pointed at and laughed at by a... Read more

Sonic crowned UK's favourite video game character

Sonic crowned UK's favourite video game character

By Verity Burns

The bright blue, spiky-haired, lightening-fast hedgehog that was once Sega's mascot back in its glory days of the Master System and the Mega Drive, has been crowned the UK's favourite video game character. Beating Nintendo's emblematic Super Mario to... Read more

Sega confirms Vision exists, but not a "PSP rival"

Sega confirms Vision exists, but not a "PSP rival"

By Verity Burns

So it seems that the Sega Vision rumours we reported on yesterday do actually have some roots, Sega has confirmed that the Vision is indeed real, but is not a rival to the PSP, or even a dedicated gaming device as the original story claimed. Instead it... Read more

Sega "Vision" handheld coming next year?

Sega "Vision" handheld coming next year?

By Verity Burns

Internet rumours are suggesting that Sega is gearing up to release a portable media player to rival the PSP next year, with eight different entertainment features. Apparently called the Sega Vision, it will be a handheld games console, as well being able... Read more

Sega Condemned 2 ads banned

Sega Condemned 2 ads banned

By Katie Scott

Ads for the gore-fest that is Sega's Condemned 2, have been banned following on from complaints from members of the public. The two ads were being aired post-9pm and post-11pm respectively. They has been given the go-ahead by Clearcast, which is itself... Read more

Space Siege - PC
2.0 stars

Space Siege - PC

By Christopher Pickering

All PC gamers should be aware of a title by the name of Dungeon Siege. A traditional dungeon crawling RPG at heart, it managed to build on its simplistic point and click style of hack and slash gameplay and be one of the most thoroughly addictive titles... Read more

Sega boss admits Sonic criticism was "warranted"

Sega boss admits Sonic criticism was "warranted"

By Verity Burns

Sega of America's marketing boss, Sean Ratcliffe, has admitted that Sonic games after the initial few releases weren't up to standard, and says the company is working hard to make sure future releases return the blue hedgehog to his former glory. Speaking... Read more

More to retro fun to come from handheld Mega Drive firm

More to retro fun to come from handheld Mega Drive firm

By Verity Burns

Blaze, the company behind the handheld Mega Drive, has said it is set to release more devices into its popular retro range. The portable Mega Drive from the company features 20 built-in games, including classics like Golden Axe, Alex Kidd and Echo the... Read more

SoulCalibur IV charts at number one on debut

SoulCalibur IV charts at number one on debut

By Verity Burns

Ubisoft and Namco Bandai’s SoulCalibur IV checked into the top spot in the official ChartTrack/ELSPA All Formats chart on its debut week. This is the first number one in the All Formats chart for the SoulCalibur franchise since 2003 when SoulCalibur... Read more

Sega announces Sonic and the Black Knight

Sega announces Sonic and the Black Knight

By Verity Burns

Sega has announced an all-new Sonic adventure exclusive to Nintendo Wii. Sonic and the Black Knight is part of the storybook series of games that began with Sonic and the Secret Rings, and sees Sonic thrust into the world of Arthurian legend armed with... Read more