Happy Friday, and welcome to another GamesBeat weekly roundup! This time, beloved gaming brand Sierra returns from the dead, we celebrate the Sega Genesis’s 25th anniversary, and the PlayStation 4 continues to dominate the console race.

You’ll find all of that and more below. Happy reading, and enjoy your weekend!


Pieces of flair and opinion

Mario Kart 8 was the second best-selling game of the month.

Above: Mario Kart 8 continues to perform well for Nintendo.

Image Credit: Nintendo


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Mobile and social

Alien Isolation Alien

Above: Alien: Isolation isn’t going to go easy on you.

Image Credit: Sega

Previews and interviews