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If September through November is a verdant jungle brimming with life and excitement, then July and much of August make up the barren wasteland where no one ever wants to spend their valuable vacation days. It’s dead. If it were a horse, you’d shoot it in the head to put it out of its misery, then you’d shoot it again, just in case. There’s very little excitement, leaving us with nearly two months where we have to fend for ourselves. Obviously, we can’t go outside, because our pale gamer skin would burn up under the hot summer sun. Geeks and nerds don’t tan, in fact, it’s been proven in a lab underneath Raccoon City that any light that’s brighter than the glow of a TV or computer monitor can cause irreparable harm to our fragile exteriors.
Why would you go outside and… do whatever it is people do in that mythical place when you could grab a shotgun and rid Liberty City of all its pedestrians, or duel with Big Daddies in Rapture, or strategically dismember Necromorphs aboard the Sprawl? It’s dangerous out there, so we reserve our adventures to video games. Unfortunately, unless you’re like me and you have a massive backlog of unfinished games, there really isn’t anything new to keep you busy until the big games start pouring out in the near future. Thankfully, there’s plenty to choose from when it comes to the collection you already have, so to help you out, here’s the best horror-themed expansions for some games you probably already own. READ MORE
Skyrim recently got its first expansion, adding new areas to explore, companions to chill with, enemies to slay and weapons with which to mow them down. It has some horror themes to it, as it expands on the vampire mythology a bit and offers you the chance to assume the role of a Vampire Lord and enjoy the many perks that come with it. Or you can choose to side with Dawnguard, an ancient faction of warriors dedicated to hunting down and eradicating the vampire menace. Either way, Dawnguard is destined to be incredible, right? Well, not quite. READ MORE
Dust off your copy of Skyrim–or for those of you who haven’t stopped playing it, carry on–because the game’s first DLC is coming out tomorrow. It pits the vampire clans against the Dawnguard and offers another 20-30 hours of gameplay, new vampire abilities, ghostly mounts and a slew of new environments. Dawnguard will be available on the Xbox 360 tomorrow, June 26th, for 1600 MSP. No word yet on when we can expect the PS3 and PC versions. READ MORE
Skyrim will soon be getting its first DLC with Dawnguard, an expansion that focuses on the war between the Dawnguard and the vampire lords. It offers many more hours of gameplay to a game that’s already brimming with things to do. We haven’t really had the chance to see the expansion in action, until now, and it looks insanely fun. Head past the break to watch vampire lords fling people around a bit, summon gargoyles to beat them up then levitate them in the air, toying with them before they eat them alive. I think I’ll use all these skills to become the biggest vampire douche the world of Skyrim has ever seen. What about you, are you on Team Dawnguard or Team Awesome Vampires Who Kill Just For Funsies?
I’ve said it time and time again to any unfortunate soul who happens to be sitting next to me at the time that one of my biggest complaints about the near-perfect Skyrim was how little Bethesda expanded on the vampire underworld. You could get infected and become one, and if you read enough books you could learn more about the various covens scattered about the world, but other than that it remained largely untouched. This makes Dawnguard, the game’s first expansion, all the more exciting because not only will we have the chance to learn more about the vampires, we’ll get to fight in the war between them and the Dawnguard. It also looks to be introducing new vampire forms, mounted combat, fucking ghost horses. Check out the debut trailer, after the break. READ MORE