London 2012 The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games

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Aliens: Colonial Marines managed 1.31 million sales

Aliens: Colonial Marines managed 1.31 million sales

That about merits a sequel doesn't it? What?

Aliens: Colonial Marines was one of Sega's best-selling games last financial year (ended 31st March 2012) despite being absolute pants.

The shooter, made by Gearbox Software - oh really? - shifted a successful 1.31 million copies, according to Sega's annual financial report.

Nevertheless, Colonial Marines remains a sore spot for Sega, having been pelted with critical scorn and even class action lawsuits about misleading advertising. And rumour has it that TimeGate Studios, the team thought to be responsible for the bulk of Aliens: Colonial Marines, has now been closed.

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London 2012 Review

London 2012 Review

A sporting chance?

Are you looking forward to the London Olympics? I've tried my best to stay chipper about it all. I gamely tolerated the shambolic tickets lottery in the earnest hope of getting to see some track and field - and ended up with swimming, the sporting equivalent of watching a dreary shade of paint that never dries.

I've winced at the breathtaking cynicism and tyrannical contempt of the restrictions imposed on anyone and anything daring so much as to daydream an inadvertent sporting association with "2012" and "London". At least I had a good laugh at the worst logo in the world, a snip at 400,000, and those ridiculous mascots created by an agency I wouldn't trust to design a cat flap.

But the final straw, living as I do in east London, where most of the Games will take place, was when the letter came through from my landlord, kindly informing me I was out on my ear so they could try to cash in on what local estate agents are grandly terming an "Olympic let".

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BBC Sports app announced for PlayStation 3

BBC Sports app announced for PlayStation 3

2500 hours of HD Olympics coverage planned.

PlayStation 3 gamers will soon be able to stream a huge quantity of BBC Sports coverage from their console's desktop.

The BBC Sports app will provide coverage of "key sporting events during the summer and beyond", according to the EU PlayStation blog.

This will include the London 2012 Olympics, Wimbledon and Formula One.

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Sega announces London Olympics 2012 release date

Sega announces London Olympics 2012 release date

45 events included, Kinect/Move support promised.

London 2012: The Official Videogame of the Olympic Games launches on 29th June for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, publisher Sega has announced.

The game, developed by former Creative Assembly off-shoot Sega Studios Australia, features over 45 events and supports both Move and Kinect. There's a new trailer, seemingly narrated by Finchy from The Office, below.

We're keeping our expectations fairly low - Sega's Beijing 2008 tie-in was a dreary affair.

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Sega announces London 2012 Olympics

Sega announces London 2012 Olympics

Mario and Sonic nowhere in sight.

There's an official video game of the London 2012 Olympics on the way and it's called London 2012 - The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games.

Sega will serve the title to PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 owners next year.

It's a straight-faced alternative to Sega's other, less-serious Olympic offering - the colourful Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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