Remember when I asked you what your favorite and least favorite horror games of the year were? Well, I asked and you answered, and now, I have the results. If this were an episode of Maury, the audience would be silent with anticipation, waiting for to find out who the baby daddy really is. It’s never who you think it’s going to be, and with our little Halfies awards, there too have been a few surprises. We even had a tie. Yeah, I know. Head past the jump to find out which games you’ve loved (and hated) the most so far.
Our Dead Days of Summer is drawing to a close, and if this is any indication, we’re going to end not with a whimper, but with a bang. If you’ve been waiting for TJ and I to whole-heartedly disagree on something, you really should read on, because the arguments that ensue should be mildly entertaining. Hell, if you want, you can disagree with both of us and join in on the debate. Just be careful with the name-calling. TJ and I are delicate man-flowers who wilt at the very hint of criticism. READ MORE
I love myself a good video game, and I’m sure you do too. Usually, a game has to really suck me in for me to want to spend a lot of time with it, as I’m usually not the type of gamer who invests dozens of hours into a single game. Horror games, Minecraft, an assortment of RTS titles, and Skyrim are some exceptions to that rule, but for the most part, once I’m finished with a game, it’s on to the next shiny new thing. Unfortunately, this means I rarely spend enough time exploring these incredible worlds made up of bits, bytes, pixels, and sprites to find the Easter eggs that lie hidden within them. Actually, you know what? If the following list of creepy video game Easter eggs is anything to go by, maybe that’s not so bad.
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
If you haven’t voted for your favorite games of the year (so far), or finished reading my long-winded wish list of all the things I’d like to see in the soon-to-be-announced Dead Island: Riptide, then don’t worry, because today’s going to be real easy. It’s no secret that summer isn’t terribly kind to us gamers. Being an indoors people for much of the year, leaving the relative safety of our gaming dens, basements, hovels, or bedrooms means we have to deal with that cruel orb of light that hovers over us, watching and waiting. I squint when it’s cloudy, so direct sunlight isn’t my friend, and over the years my body has grown accustomed to an air conditioned environment, so I’m drenched in sweat not thirty seconds after leaving the shade. What I’m getting at is this: summer sucks, I feel for you, my brothers and sisters, so let’s enjoy some free stuff. More after the jump.
Our Dead Days of Summer extravaganza continues! Dead Island: Riptide was unveiled, in title only, back in June. Two months later and we still know nothing about it other than the very distinct possibility that it will take place on an island that may or may not have a few zombies inhabiting it. Other than that, who knows? Going by what little we know (i.e. a title), I’ve compiled a list of things I’d like to see from the sequel before its potential official unveiling at Gamescom later this month. Check them out after the break! READ MORE
It’s no secret that the summertime isn’t kind to us gamers. Outside of E3, there’s very few quality events or releases to look forward to in the June to early August timeframe, especially when compared to the rest of the year. As we find ourselves on the precipice of the holiday season, with some incredibly exciting games on the horizon, this is a fantastic time to take a look back at what 2012 has offered us so far. This has been a pretty remarkable time to be a horror fan as we saw more horror games in February and March than we usually see in entire years. Head past the break to cast your votes for the best and worst of 2012 so far!