Archive for the ‘Kinect’ Category

Rise of Nightmares demo released

January 3, 2012

A downloadable demo for Rise of Nightmares has been released to the Xbox Live Marketplace service on Xbox 360 after long delay. Included is a single night of the game for players to experience if they are unsure of purchasing the title, however they will need the Kinect sensor add-on for the game to function properly. The download is available for Xbox Live Gold subscribers a week ahead of time and for everyone else next week. Interested players can find the download on the “Newest releases” on the Games Marketplace or go to to instantly add the 334 megabyte download to their queue and have it download as soon as their Xbox 360 console signs online.

Released exclusively on Xbox 360 on the 6th of September last year, Rise of Nightmares quickly became a stand-out title for the Kinect peripheral due to it’s nature and content. It was created by veteran SEGA designer Ryuta Ueda (best known for his work on the Panzer Dragoon, Jet Set Radio and Yakuza franchises) and was the first mature-themed title for the Kinect on Xbox 360.


Rise of Nightmares out now in North America

September 6, 2011

Rise of Nightmares, the latest game by Ryuta Ueda (best known for his work on the Panzer Dragoon, Jet Set Radio and Yakuza franchises) and the first survival horror themed Kinect title for Xbox 360 was released today. It will be released for other territories within the following weeks.

Rise of Nightmares has been received well critically. After the break are the latest trailers.


SEGA GamesCom 2011 Roundup

August 21, 2011

Although SEGA was notably absent from GamesCom 2010 (with the exception of Virtua Tennis 4), their showing at the German event this year was very strong. Mostly focusing on home console releases, not much new info was revealed overall, but each product featured was a better representation of how the finished game will turn out. As such, each title represented had a more positive reception overall when compared to E3 2011.

We have collected info from hundreds of previews, interviews and presentations then summed it all up in a simple read after the break.


Virtua Tennis 4 Review

June 26, 2011

Date Released: May 10, 2011
Date Reviewed: June 26, 2011
Genre: Tennis Game with Party and Role Playing Elements
Players: 1-4 Players
Length: World Tour 8-10 Hours, Arcade 30+ Minutes
Replayability: Fantastic



Virtua Tennis 4 is the latest release in the heralded arcade tennis series. Lead by famed female game designer, Mie Kumagai it is the first release in the series (which is also known as SEGA Professional Tennis: Power Smash in Japan) to support motion control functions on all available platforms and the first to be made with no initial arcade release. Fan favorite features, such as the role playing World Tour mode and the numerous amount of arcade-like, yet very lighthearted minigames all return arguably stronger than ever before.


SEGA E3 2011 Roundup

June 13, 2011

SEGA had a fairly sizable showing at the 2011 Electronic Entertainment Expo (shortened to ‘E3’) this year and had something available on each platform, including the two platforms that were formally announced during the event, Wii U and the PlayStation Vita handheld. These are successors to Nintendo’s Wii console and Sony’s PlayStation Portable handheld, respectfully. SEGA even had a special party for Sonic fans in particular.

We have read through hundreds of impressions, interviews and gameplay demonstrations and summed it all up into a basic read. Hit the jump for the full list of details and trailers.


Sonic Free Riders Released on XBox 360 Games on Demand

May 25, 2011

Last year’s entry into the Sonic Riders series, Sonic Free Riders, is now available for 49.99 USD on XBox 360’s Games on Demand service. The game requires a Kinect sensor to play.

The game can be purchased at the XBox Marketplace, along with a free demo.

Virtua Tennis 4 Out Now

May 10, 2011

Virtua Tennis 4, the latest release in SEGA’s very popular sports franchise is out now in North America on Wii, PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and will be released within the rest of the world later this week, and as Power Smash 4 in Japan.

All versions have console-specific features. The Wii release has an option to use the MotionPlus adapter, while the Xbox 360 will support Kinect, and the PlayStation 3 release will offer PlayStation Move and 3DTV support.

Sonic Free Riders Out Now

November 5, 2010

Sonic Free Riders, the latest release in the Sonic Riders spinoff series is out now for Xbox 360’s Kinect peripheral in North America and will be released next week in other territories. The launch trailer is posted above, it is likely that it is also the introductory cinematic.

SEGA at Tokyo Game Show 2010

September 20, 2010

SEGA had a very large presence at the Tokyo Game Show this year, regarded by many as their biggest since becoming a third party publisher even. As this would all clutter up the front page of the site, I feel it is best to move them all together. Hit the jump to learn more about their announcements, see many of their new trailers and learn about their future plans.


Sonic Free Riders – Tokyo Game Show Trailer

September 13, 2010

Above is the first trailer for Sonic Free Riders, SEGA’s first title on the Kinect 3D camera add-on for the Xbox 360. In the video, some of the moves players will be able to preform are demonstrated such as tilting their body with their arm extended to reach into corners for items, new items to the Sonic Riders spinoff series and new co-op actions.

Sonic Free Riders is expected to be released alongside Kinect this November.