Last week in San Francisco, veteran game designer Chris Avellone joined Kotaku Splitscreen to talk about Alpha Protocol, his time co-founding Obsidian Entertainment, and the Bethesda murder dungeon.
We’re back for another Kotaku Splitscreen special from the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Today we’re joined by storied RPG writer Chris Avellone, Double Fine senior gameplay programmer Anna Kipnis, and 80 Days writer Meg Jayanth.
In the “objective video game review” sense, Alpha Protocol is pretty much the worst. It’s super irritating to play, and every time I speak with somebody from Obsidian, the studio that made it, they just shake their head. But on the Phil Owen “Was This A Big Waste Of Time?” Scale, however, Alpha Protocol comes out on…
Time and again they've told me, "Dude, you should play Alpha Protocol!" And time and again, I've ignored them. Until now.
Feargus Urquhart was freaking out.
For fans of all things SEGA, Steam's running killer deals on Alpha Protocol ($2), Aliens vs. Predator ($4.99) and the Total War series. Dreamcast and Sega Genesis bundles are just $7.49 each. [Steam presents SEGA Weekend]
While Nintendo managed to lose a cool $290 million USD this past quarter (for very good reasons), its one-time rival Sega actually managed to have a showing in the black.
Fans hoping to experience the further adventures of Agent Michael Thornton will be sorely disappointed, as Sega West president Mike Hayes reveals that a sub-70 Metacritic average and slow sales rule out the chance for an Alpha Protocol sequel.
Philosophers and Theologians have been debating the mechanics of moral choice for millennia.
For some reason, I decided to take a look at depictions of physical intimacy in four recently released games.
Don't feel like playing through Sega's new espionage role-playing game, Alpha Protocol, to get to The Good Stuff? You might be better off that way, getting your Alpha Protocol satisfaction by enjoying its naughtier bits through YouTube.
Sega and developer Obsidian Entertainment conspire to bring you Alpha Protocol, the espionage role-playing game. Is it Mass Effect meets modern-day spy thriller?
Alpha Protocol is a spy game that SEGA is publishing. Know what I spy?
There's so many different battling factions in Sega's Alpha Protocol you'd need a score card to keep up, or perhaps an explanatory trailer.
Nobody like DRM, AKA Digital Rights Management. Game companies, however, seem to think they need it. Japan-based game company SEGA has come up with its own in-house DRM solution and has explained what exactly it is.
Sonic the Hedgehog may be Sega's most recognizable cash cow—those Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games titles are huge—but the successes of Bayonetta, Total War and Football Manager may represent the new wave of Sega's key franchises.
Role-playing action title Alpha Protocol goes on sale for the PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 June 1, Sega announced this morning.
Like the spy agent depicts, the espionage role-playing game Alpha Protocol is stealthily approaching its release, now slated for early summer. And it's still a tricky game to size up. A few observations from a recent demonstration of the game: