Not long after the ‘Pacific Rim’ trailer came online did it take for geeks around the world to notice the remarkable similarity between the AI voice in the trailer to that of Portal’s lovable rogue AI, GLaDOS. It was uncanny, and apparently, on purpose. Director Guillermo Del Toro told the Toronto Sun in a recent interview that he’s a fan of the Portal series and he actually sought out Ellen McLain, the voice of GLaDOS, to be in the film. He even went to Valve to get permission to use GLaDOS, which he received.
Del Toro also confirmed that the actual voice of the AI will be a little less GLaDOS — good thing too, because while I’m a huge fan of the games, hearing her would’ve been a little difficult to get used to. Unless she sang about cake. Then it’s obviously okay. If you missed the trailer — in all its GLaDOS goodness — you should most definitely check it out after break.
Nothing says Jesus’ birthday quite like a big steamy pile of horror comics! If you’ve still got some brutal holiday shopping left to do for that comic lover in your life, this is your week, with loads of new trades heading your way. This week brings on the first ish del Toro’s brand new book THE STRAIN, the newest trade of THE WALKING DEAD, and last but certainly not least, the WITCH DOCTOR collected edition. Read on for the skinny…
I’m hesitant to be excited about the announcement that Insane, Guillermo Del Toro’s collaboration with THQ, will be a trilogy. The reason for this hesitation is we’ve all been burned by premature reveals like these. If you look at the industry’s past, games that are announced as trilogies tend to have things go horribly wrong. Too Human failed in every way, Beyond Good & Evil flopped commercially, we still haven’t gotten our Half-Life 2: Episode 3 and Advent Rising wasn’t nearly as good as many of us hoped.
None of that means Guillermo Del Toro’s recently revealed action horror game will flop and I sincerely hope it blows all our minds and sells more units than Call of Duty: Black Ops. Check past the jump for the game’s new trailer, just in case you missed it.
Guillermo Del Toro, the guy behind Pan’s Labyrinth, is working on a Lovecraftian horror game with THQ and it’s bound to be awesome. Lovecraftian horror is all about psychological horror with a heavy emphasis on the unknown and the supernatural. Del Toro’s work with the horror genre in the past leads me to believe if anyone is the perfect choice for tackling this subgenre, it’s Guillermo Del Toro.
We’ve reported on this game before and its expected 2013 release date makes this news a little surprising: Del Toro’s unannounced game will be revealed at the Spike VGAs next month. When speaking about his game the director described it as “horror…but it’s a very different type of horror game.” I usually skip the VGAs since it’s more of a predictable popularity contest, but this might be reason enough to check them out this year. READ MORE