If you read the sexy co-op REVIEW Adam and I did of Deadlight, then you know the game mildly amused us, and then slowly fell off a cliff. Well this fan made film by You Tube user Jason Forge never falls off. Incredibly narrated, just as well as the game with awesome graphics and zombies. Check it out!
I wish every horror game I enjoyed got a sequel. Even games like BioShock, which don’t really need sequels. If I like it, I usually want more of it, even if it’s only to see where a developer can take their series. Unfortunately, while the slate of releases might suggest otherwise (Black Ops II, Halo 4, Assassin’s Creed III, Resident Evil 6, etc.) it’s difficult for a game to get a sequel, especially in the midst of a new generation of consoles. The problem is studios need to make money, and unless the game has a substantial following or is accessible to a wide audience, potential for a sequel isn’t great.
If you’re reading this, then you’re probably a fan of the horror genre, so you’re undoubtedly aware that when it comes to accessibility, the horror genre (in video games, at least) isn’t exactly known for being welcoming to newcomers. Here are ten games that I think could actually sell well, if they’re given the second chance they deserve.
If you were unsure about whether or not you wanted to play Deadlight, Steam is the place to make such a purchase. Why? Because that’s where you are going to be able to get the best deal on it. If you still aren’t too sure, Adam and I did a co-op REVIEW of the game that you can check out. Don’t worry, we didn’t trash it too bad. October 25th is the date it will be available for download. I’m not sure of the price point but I would venture a guess at 10-15 dollars. I definitely recommend waiting for a sale though.
When it comes to exciting releases, the rest of this year is pretty damn exciting. There are a ton of games I’m fully prepared to spend all my money on, and believe me, come December, those unsuspecting [insert game retailer of your choice] employees will know me. Head past the break for the most up to date release schedule for the rest of the games 2012 has to offer, and feel free to let me know what you can’t wait to get your hands on after the break.
Oh yeah. You feel that warm feeling that’s prepping to seep in a fill the empty void that is your delicate earholes? That’s what the Dead Pixels Podcast feels like, and while I might be a little bias when I say this, it is a fairly incredible feeling. If your ears are in need of a little warming up, might I recommend spending an hour with TJ and I? We talk about all sorts of things, including crappy television, Tofu, and Adam’s new job. Oh, and we also talk a little about video games.
Tune in and enjoy a brand spanking new episode of the Dead Pixels Podcast after the break, and if you haven’t already, feel free to subscribe to Bloody Disgusting Radio via iTunes by searching “Bloody Disgusting.”
It’s not every day that we get a brand spanking new horror title on XBLA, and it’s even rarer still that the game ends up being good. Remember Amy? Yeah. We sure do. Deadlight promises to whisk us away from the barren desert that was the month of July and ever so delicately drop us into a dark and dangerous 2.5D world where one wrong move can see your character being eaten alive by the hungry undead. Or worse yet, you could drown. Oh yeah, we’ll get into that in a minute, but if you like your teasers: the main character can’t swim. More after the break. READ MORE
I’m not going to lie to you folks, but sometimes I really hate Xbox’s release schedule. What exactly is he talking about, you might be wondering? Well, in the Chicagoland area where I live, let’s say Deadlight is coming out tomorrow August 1st. Well, it really is coming out tomorrow. HOWEVER, it usually comes out at 5am my time on Xbox Live. Between 4 and 5am is usually when I go to sleep. Which for me can mean I won’t be able to play it until I wake up at about 2pm. Why can’t they release the damn game at midnight!? Sorry for ranting, enough of that. Below is the Deadlight launch trailer because yes the game comes out tomorrow August 1st (probably at 5am, bastards) exclusively for the Xbox 360 Arcade.
Most people find developer diaries pretty boring. I however love them. If you really pay attention you can see the heart and soul that these people pour into games. Instead of tearing through a game, a developer diary really helps you pay attention to the detail and beauty in games. These Deadlight Diaries are some of the best I’ve seen. These guys know what they’re doing. Which get’s me even more excited for the game. See what I mean, check out the video below.
Deadlight comes out August 1st exclusively in the Xbox Live Arcade.
August 1st can’t come soon enough. That’s when Deadlight will FINALLY be hitting the Xbox Live Arcade. Past the break you can check out part 2 of the Deadlight Diaries where the guys over at Tequila Works give you a little more insight on the story and it’s main character. I can’t friggen wait for this game! Anyone else piss their pants with joy?
There’s a new sidescrolling survival horror platformer in town and that game is called Adam’s Live Nude Slapstick Adventure: The Reckoning. Actually, it’s called Deadlight and I’m pretty sure it will be far more terrifying than anything I could come up with. We’ve already seen it in action, but really, Deadlight’s the type of game you just can’t get enough of, especially since there really isn’t anything else like it right now. Also, it’s being developed by Tequila Works, a studio that I’d very much like to work at because it sounds like they’re the type of company that has a tequila dispenser in the cafeteria. A tequila dispenser. Head past the break for four fantastic minutes of gameplay.
So I’ve got some new screens from the amazing looking side scrolling horror game Deadlight from E3. However (and this happens a lot), some of the screenshots released we’re already released months ago. So I apologize. But that shouldn’t really get any of us down, because side scrolling horror? How often do we actually see that? Not often, so we should embrace the hell out of if when it comes along. Head past the break for the screen shots from E3. Also feel free to complain over the fact that this is going to be an Xbox 360/Live Arcade exclusive.
Back in January Deadlight was announced. Since January I’ve been steadily getting more and more pumped for Deadlight and you should too. The Fear Yourself Story Trailer you can watch past the break is incredible, and gives you a small look into what’s going on in the game. It uses gameplay and an interactive comic to tell the story. Almost has a Walking Dead feel to it except for the fact that you’re alone. Deadlight is looking at a 3rd quarter release this year exclusively for the Xbox Live Arcade.
I’ve got to say, I couldn’t be more excited for Deadlight. If you’ve played Shadow Complex, I would definitely compare it to that. But in a dark zombie like way. A 2D’esq sidescroller with incredibly detailed 3D backgrounds make this game super original and kick ass looking. If you head past the break you can check out a developer diary from Tequila Works all about Deadlight. You can tell these guys love what they do, and are meticulous about the creation process.
Until now we have only had a chance to see some screenshots from Deadlight. A side scrolling zombie game, where you are a single man trying to survive as he makes his way across North America. There have been quite a bit of new side scrolling games via Xbox Live Arcade and the Playstation Network in recent years. The gameplay video you can check out past the break shows you side scrolling in a whole new light. While still keeping things dark, dingy, and gritty just how a zombie game should be. Check it out past the break and expect to see Deadlight exclusively on the Xbox Live Arcade this summer.
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Yesterday we got a small peek at new Xbox Live Arcade exclusive game Deadlight. Not much is known about the game, accept you are a making your way across the post apocalyptic United States. Now we get to see another small peek via the teaser trailer below. I know it doesn’t compare to the Resident Evil 6 excitement, but it’s still exciting non the less. Check it out!
New game developers Tequila Works have been hard at work on their 1st game, Deadlight. Just announced Tequila Works has partnered with Microsoft Studios as they will be publishing the game exclusively for the Xbox Live Arcade this summer (hopefully). Tequila Works was started in 2009 by Rubio Munárriz and Luz Sancho Rodríguez, 2 veterans of the gaming industry. Working on such games as: Commandos and Motorstorm series, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Diablo III, Heavy Rain, and Overlord II. I know Adam is thinking “Why would they leave Diablo III?!”
“In an apocalyptic world where there is no reason to exist, a man crosses the American west coast. Surviving is much more than a daily routine in this original cinematic puzzle platformer.” From the screens you can check out past the break, the game definitely looks creepy. I’m hoping it will fall into the survival horror category, but it looks like a lot of games that have come out recently for XBLA, 2D sidecroller esq. Though it’s still too early to know for sure. READ MORE