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High Voltage Software, developers of the close-but-no-cigar The Conduit, have two major projects on their hand currently: The Grinder and Gladiator A.D.. Concerning the latter, this latest press release reveals that not only will Sega once again be handling publishing duties but also the game has seen a slight title change.

Tournament of Legends used to be a bloody and rather dull-looking Roman gladiator 3D fighter. Now it has been tweaked to include a cast of colorful characters from world mythology such as minotaurs and valkyries. Still, it’s a toss-up whether this game will be anything special or another HVS bust.

Tournament of Legends will be released for Wii on May 18th, 2010.

The excitement and mystery surrounding Project Needlemouse, SEGA’s supposed next entry into the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, is impressive.  After all, back in September SEGA revealed their reasoning behind the title, and it seems they’ve figured out what the community has clamored for all along – another 2D Sonic game.

Sonic Unleashed, the most recent outing for the blue blur, featured semi-2D segments that saw the camera shifting to a side view. These were well-received by fans, with many voicing hope for an entire title dedicated to them. Read more… »

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Sonic.

After plenty of terrible secondary character ideas, SEGA has finally listened to its fans and is delivering the goods: a 2D Sonic game.  No secondary characters, “playable or otherwise,” according to the SEGA blog.

Also, they’ve graciously bestowed a piece of concept art from the new game to the legions of fans sure to come running back to their once-favorite company, and you can see it yourself after the jump.  Excited yet?

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There’s only a few more days left until Christmas; did you get all your shopping done?

If not, the Internet has some great last second deals.  SEGA is offering its PlayStation Store games (ALL of them) for 40% off, Good Old Games dropped the price of 171 of its DRM-free titles by 25-40% (that’s almost their entire catalog), and apparently Amazon.com is offering the first Holy Invasion of Privacy Badman! game for FREE when you pre-order its just-announced sequel which releases in March.

Find the SEGA games on sale after the jump.  Just hit the links for the other specials, and Merry Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa!

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[Every Thursday is Retro Day at Gamer Limit, so kick back and enjoy the classics. Feel free to check out our full schedule right here!]

Simply by visiting this website, I’m going to take the liberty of assuming that the majority of you have dealt with bullies at some point in your lives. Sega recognized this, and started to market ads that appealed to the underdog, the lesser-man… the nerd.

This week’s Retro Ad is a hilarious trip back to what Sega marketers thought us “nerds” fantasized about doing to our tormentors.

Hit the jump to check out the results.

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Today Sega announced that PlatinumGames’ sexy action title Bayonetta will hit North American stores on January 5. Our European friends will have to wait until January 8 to get their hands on this stylish game.

Created by Hideki Kamiya, the man who brought us Devil May Cry, Bayonetta promises to bring similar gameplay. Kamiya said, “it’s been eight years since [the first Devil May Cry (DMC)], so of course I wouldn’t create a game that hadn’t progressed from those days! Of course, if there hadn’t have been DMC, there wouldn’t be Bayonetta, which has evolved from DMC.” Read more… »

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As I’m sure you all know, Halloween is this weekend and, if you guys are anything like me, you’re scrambling for costume ideas. Luckily SEGA has got you back, that is if you’re a girl or just into cross dressing.

In hopes of generating some buzz around its upcoming action title Bayonetta, SEGA has pieced together a website that provides tips “to assist you in nailing the look of this distinct witch.” Read more… »

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In PC nerd world, the developers for Alien vs Predator the videogame are beginning to use DirectX11 to enhance their visuals; this is actually a huge step for PC gaming.  Every big title uses DirectX  technology, which ultimately gives PC games a slight edge over its console brethren.

On the other hand, because DX10 had never been designed and tested properly, it gave developers and gamers nightmares, reluctantly forcing players to use DX9.  Although the differences between the two versions were slight, and most people would never know the difference, it was essentially a problem for most PC gaming enthusiasts.

With the annoucement of Alien vs Predator, PC gamers have something new to look forward to: the first game of its kind to of use DX11.  Whoo! Let’s hope it doesn’t have the same problems. Read more… »

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Ever heard of PlaySEGA?  I hadn’t either, until like five minutes ago.  Apparently, it’s this new (still in beta) browser-based service that lets you play old SEGA games!

The catch: you have to pay for a subscription.  The good news:  it’s only $14.95 for three months, and you get this sweet controller with your paid subscription.  Where do I sign up?

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Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing

The only thing faster than Sonic is the speed at which his latest games make it from the shelves and into bargain bins the world over. But somehow I always manage to muster up a degree of nostalgia-fuelled optimism when Sega announces that the blue critter will be making yet another appearance on our consoles.

Following in the footsteps – or rather tyre marks – of the ultra successful Mario Kart, it appears Sega wants a slice of the mascot-based carting pie. And, dare I say it; their latest hedgehog-filled slice of gaming pie is actually looking rather delicious – as Gamer Limit brings you the latest screens from the upcoming Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing.

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SEGA have unearthed a confidential document that listed Sony’s plans to bring the entire backcatalogue of PS2 games to the PSN to download, along with the possibility of also allowing Dreamcast titles.

The marketing document, dated from August 2009, was uploaded to a SEGA PR FTP folder, but is subsequently unavailable. It stated that Sony America “wants to sell all PS2 titles on PSN (GTA Vice City/Sonic/etc).” It also goes on to reveal that Sony wishes to sell the new PS Motion controller in Japan next spring, with a forecast of selling 4 – 5 million units in an unspecified time.

If this turns out to be true, then it is indeed exciting news, but at the moment it remains unclear as to whether or not this is a concrete announcement or a throwaway suggestion from a corporate meeting.

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Return of the Hedgehog
By: | September 9th, 2009

Project Needlemouse

Sonic has received a lot of bad press since developers decided to change the incredibly popular games from side-scrolling platformers to glorified chase-fests. However, the long anticipated return of “old school” Sonic is not far away according to Sega associate brand manager Ken Balough.

Balough sat down with GameSpot and confirmed that the upcoming title – codenamed Project Needlemouse – is being made with the intention of appealing to fans who “have long asked to see Sonic return to a more 2D style of gameplay.”

Hit the jump to check out a teaser.

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