Since this is for South East Asia, it will be a bit hard to get a key to the close beta, but don’t worry it won’t impossible. The following are community moderators at Asiasoft which will be giving out beta codes. Go ask them nicely:
The Humble Bundle returns with a selection of Windows PC games offered by SEGA for one week only. The bundle locks away games based on valued tiers that will grant access if your donation total is higher than the tier. All of the games offered will generate Steam keys that can also be used as gifts. Hit the jump to see whats on offer.
SEGA’s press site has released a batch of new screenshots for the upcoming Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 game Alien Isolation, developed by The Creative Assembly. Like previously released screens, we see a quiet and creepy setting in which you play as Ellen Ripley’s daughter Amanda trapped in isolation on a space station with the titular alien. Some cool elements on display are the electronics Amanda uses which double as the game’s HUD, clearly inspired by the 1979 film. After the break check out a full gallery of the latest screens! Alien Isolation is expected to release in the 4th quarter of 2014.
Creative Assembly is in the lime light with fans once again for its new premium DLC, as it allegedly includes content that was cut from the game’s pre-release version.
Gamers are saying that he Camel Cataphract units featured in the DLC Beasts of War pack was originally shown in a Let’s Play video that was produced by Creative Assembly before the game came out. This video also showed the Mercenary Naked Swords unit which wasn’t in the base game either and was released later in the Caesar in Gaul DLC.
“At the time of this video’s recording, these units were not finished in terms of art, gameplay or design and as a marketing team we should have double-checked the likelihood of them making it into the final game. Obviously we don’t want to feature content that won’t be in the game intentionally, especially when it would otherwise be pointless, as in this case where there was a huge variety of other great units to show off. That’s our basic human error and I apologize for letting that through. [The units] weren’t working pre-launch in the sense that they were finished, being largely placeholder and subject to change. However, I completely appreciate that this sounds like a ‘get out’ on a technicality to a fan feeling aggrieved by this, so again I do apologize for not thoroughly checking enough that all content in that video was absolutely ready for public viewing and understanding. We’ve put checks in place now that should prevent that in the future.” - Total War brand director Rob Bartholomew
This isn’t the first issue the game has had with long time fans; this entry has been one of the more highly criticized titles in the franchise, though it remains a powerhouse seller for SEGA.
You can now save up to 85% on some of the best Total War games, if you are a SEGA fan and haven’t tried the series out, you might want to check out this sale. I recommend trying Total War: Shogun 2 to start off. I know there have been a few friends that have wanted to try this franchise out and now that the prices on this sale are decent enough, it won’t cost you too much to dip your fingers in.
The best part is that most of the Total War games use Steam and support all the features like cards, achievements and some even support the Workshop.
In celebration of Valentine’s Day, SEGA has released new DLC for Typing of the Dead: Overkill in the form of the ‘Love at First Bite’ Lexicon Pack. Priced at $2.99/£1.99/€2.49, the pack replaces the usual content with romantically themed words and phrases. Meanwhile, for those who have had enough of Valentine’s Day, on February 13th SEGA will release the free ‘Make War Not Love’ Lexicon Pack, which replaces all the words and phrases with battle cries and “motivational military speak”. So whether you’re in the mood for love, or want to head to battle, SEGA has you covered.
If you are looking for some of SEGA’s PC games and want to get them for super cheap, check out the GamersGate SEGA sale. Not only do they have the newer, more often thought about releases but there are also some obscure games like Universe at War: Earth Assault and Space Siege.