I love Dorkly. I wish I could have some sort of Dead Pixels like Dorkly section. What is America good for? Telling you NOT to do something. Why would it be any different in an underwater city of the 50s? Check out the rest of the anti-plasmid posters HERE!
Have you ever been playing a video game that suddenly takes your adventure in an entirely unexpected direction? Every now and then a game manages to do something unpredictable, whether that thing is a major plot twist, a main character’s death, a startling reveal or a terrifying new foe, it’s always something no one could’ve seen coming. The horror genre is filled with games that managed just that; they did something we never saw coming or put us in an unforgettable situation.
Not enough games do this these days. This list is all about the moments many gamers won’t soon forget; the moment they realized nothing is certain, and anything could happen next. Here’s our list of the most startling twists and reveals the horror genre has thrown us so far. READ MORE
Composer Garry Schyman will be a special guest at the California State University Northridge during a performance of selected works from his compositions for Bioshock, Bioshock 2, and Dante’s Inferno. The concert will also feature the first public performance of Schyman’s Viola Concerto “Zingaro” (Second Movement) featuring renowned viola soloist Andrew Duckles. The concert is FREE if you have a ticket. All information for how/where are after the jump.
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It really bums me out that I just turned 30. What I would have done for the respect of toy companies when I was 6. I literally have no space for all of this awesomeness, and my imagination has taken a turn for the worst (not that I could see myself literally “playing” with these).
Still, I might have to muster up a spot for Vinz Clortho, the Keymaster of Gozer, a loyal minion demi-god who obeys The Destructor. In the 1984 Ghostbusters, Vinz possessed Louis Tully (Rick Moranis) and became one of the most beloved characters in the franchise (I would have loved his party!) This figure comes with an array of extras, including the dog head from the finale. Available in March.
Also available this March is “Marshmallow Mess Ray” who comes with a messy logo. In May you can snag “Egon with Lab Coat”, which appears to come with the library ghost! Lastly, in July Mattel releases “Winston with Slime Blower”.
I think the one thing that all of the toy companies are missing are toy “displays”. I’m not really looking to have Marshmallow Mess Ray and Vinz Clortho just handing out on my desk. I want a rooftop piece with a ginormous Stay Puft Marshmallow Man climbing up. NECA has the right idea with their Crow rooftop fight piece, and the Friday the 13th shrine set, but no toy company has really gone out of their way to create something spectacular (like a possessed Dana (with removable shirt) apartment set that comes with a demonic refrigerator).
Quickly turning their back on the 2010 remake, NECA has unveiled three brand new Freddy Krueger action figures based on the film’s initial trilogy! These badass A Nightmare on Elm Street toys bring us new Freddy’s from the title film, Freddy’s Revenge (sorry, no dead parakeet), and Dream Warriors. Each comes with an interchangeable head. But in all seriousness, who wouldn’t want the actual “Dream Warriors” in toy form? “Yo, Freddy! Where you hiding at, you burnt-faced pussy?” – Roland Kincaid
In addition, inside we threw up a quick look at NECA’s “The Walking Dead” busts. Eh, I’ll watch for McFarlane’s toy line based on Robert Kirkman’s comic.
While it appears NECA is continuing to shy away from horror lines based on specific franchises, they do have some really cool stuff in the pipeline.
Next to the new Freddy Krueger’s (images in next story), my favorite upcoming line is from Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Joe Dante’s 1990 sequel featuring all sorts of interesting and new characters from “Rambo Gizmo” to the “Brain Gremlin”, “Mohawk/Stripe”, “Spider Gremlin” and more!
NECA also unveiled some absolutely incredible figures based on both James Cameron’s 1984 The Terminator and the 1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The highlight of the batch are the original “Terminator” toys as portrayed by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Freakin’ AWESOME.
Lastly, inside you’ll find images of even more Predator figures from this past summer’s Predators, along with the toy based on the alien hunter from Predator 2. I’m not exactly sure who keeps buying all these. Who has a wall full of like 3o Predator toys? The 40-year-old virgin maybe?
While the New York Toy Fair kicked off yesterday, this morning the first images that we (horror fiends) care about began to appear.
Kicking off our sure to be overloaded coverage are your first looks at NECA’s upcoming video game toy lines.
First and probably the coolest is “Duke Nukem” figure based on the forthcoming highly anticipated “Duke Nukem Forever,” in stores May 3.
Then there’s a look at four new toys from the ever-so-awesome “Bioshock 2″ featuring a new “Big Daddy” and a “Brute Slicer.”
Lastly, expect a whopping 8 figures from Microsoft Games Studios “Gears of War 3″, in stores this fall (when the game is also released).
Have you ever locked eyes with a child and instantly decided that kid is the Devil’s spawn? The kid stares back at you with its wee beady eyes, soulless and black, as if it’s peering deep into your soul? I’m sure I’m not the only one that looks at stranger’s offspring this way, but I’ll admit my opinion on the mini-people is a little skewed.
But whether you like children or not, kids in video games are usually a twisted bunch. Can you name a single normal child in a game? I can’t. They all seem to have ulterior motives, they may act happy and innocent but they’re really just making sure you let your guard down so they can quickly strike you down and consume your soul. So yeah, here are some kids in video games that freak me the fuck out. Enjoy. READ MORE
It’s been a long time coming. Well, actually it hasn’t since I’m guessing some of you are still thoroughly enjoying BioShock 2. It would seem 2K has taken a page out of Valve’s book and unveiled BioShock 3 just a handful of months after the second game graced our consoles. Few details have been confirmed aside from the title’s main character. I assure you, no one saw this coming.
In the first game you controlled a generic, faceless human. In the second you dove into the armored boots of a Big Daddy prototype. In BioShock 3, you will control an even more terrifying creature, yet to be unveiled in the BioShock universe. Until today. What is it, you ask? You’ll just have to click that delicious little ‘Read More’ button to find out. READ MORE
Now, this is usually where I take ailing franchises Silent Hill or ones that have lost their way (like Resident Evil) and try and figure out how they can be brought back to their former glory. With that said, this one was quite a bit tougher to analyze since there really isn’t anything blatantly wrong with the BioShock series. Sure, the sequel didn’t capture our hearts and imaginations in the same way that the original did, but that can mostly be blamed on the fact that it was our second dive into the crumbling city of Rapture.
So how can the third game make the same gigantic splash that the original did? Who should you play as, and where should it take place? Should it be another sequel, or perhaps a prequel, to give us a taste of what Rapture was like before the fall. Read on to find out what I think the answers to these questions should be, and more, after the jump. READ MORE
All-new PLAYSTATION 3 system exclusive content: In addition to the original revolutionary game experience, PLAYSTATION 3 system fans can enjoy a brand new difficulty mode – Survivor – as well as enjoy Trophy support as they explore Rapture. And the experience doesn’t end there – all new exclusive BioShock downloadable content will be available only on the PLAYSTATION 3 system after launch
The game comes out October 21st this year for the Playstation 3. READ MORE
October 21st, the same day as my hot and sexy wife Dead Space’s release date, is the same day that BioShock will be released for the Playstation 3. You know, I’ve been trying to buy a house, and if I do so, I don’t think I’ll be able to pay the mortgage in October, maybe even November because it’s all going to go towards video games. Story of my life.
To get people to buy the game, whom already own it, and might be wondering, “why would I wanna buy the damn game twice?!”, they have lots of new features to get you into it. A new difficulty known as “survivor mode”, which I can only assume is plenty harder than “hard”. Trophies will be available. And head HERE and 1up will tell you about the all new challenge rooms that will be released as downloadable content shortly after the game is released. READ MORE
As posted on 1up, the trophy’s for the Playstation 3 BioShock have been revealed, and they are all exactly the same as the achievements for the Xbox 360 version. Which is fine and makes sense I guess. I mean you really don’t need to change them when the game is mostly going to be the same.
There is talk however that there is one achievement that is yet to be revealed, and it has something to do with big daddy’s. My best guess, is making it through the game without getting actually hit by one, cause I don’t know what else it would be. The game will be coming out on October 15th, go figure. READ MORE
This exclusive BioShock for the Playstation 3 video is worth a watch. There are some new sections they show in it, and what look to be some new plasmids. Or maybe it’s just really late. Either way, 2K Games plans on making it worth your while to buy it one more time. The game is looking at an October 15th of this year release. READ MORE
So this GUY on Destructoid has posted a few videos, this one would be the 3rd. It’s called “Hey Ash, Whatcha Playing?” It’s this guy and his sister, and she’s playing a video game, different one each episode. I don’t really want to give any of it away, but in this one she is playing BioShock, and she re-enacts a part in it. SPOILER ALERT, don’t watch this if you haven’t beaten the game, it gives away part of the story. If you don’t care then watch it, but you may not get it and wont think it’s funny. READ MORE
BioShock is one of the top games I’ve been worried about being made into a movie, but at least something we can rest easy about, is Take Two Games plans on at least making 3 games. Looks like the plan for the movie will not be released with the second BioShock video game, but possibly alongside the third. READ MORE
2K Games is going to be releasing everyone’s favorite game BioShock for the Playstation 3. It is in production and is confirmed for October of this year. That just adds BioShock to the list of many many horror games coming out in October of this year. I might just be poor for Christmas this year, sorry everyone! READ MORE
Yes oh yes, BioShock was was confirmed in July’s, yes, July’s issue of EGM. Because for some reason magazines like to release their issues months early, but I digress. READ MORE
BioShock the movie is now in talks by Take-Two, the company that created the game. I like to think in my head about how amazing a certain video games would be if they were turned into movies. And then I think again how totally f*cked they could be. READ MORE