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
Two of the biggest players in the action/horror genre are Dead Space and Resident Evil. One’s been around for the better part of two decades and inspired dozens of games, the other’s has, in a quarter of that time, managed to find a near-perfect balance between action and horror, and proved that a horror game doesn’t have to control poorly to be scary.
At first, this might not look like the fairest of fights. I mean, how do you compare two franchises when one of them has outsold the other by tens of millions of units, spawned dozens of installments, and inspired a series of successful films? Easy. We’re looking at quality over quantity. Which series is trying new and different things? Which do we most look forward to playing? And more importantly, which series has the brightest future?
Welcome one and all to a brand new series here on Dead Pixels, home of all things geeky and videogame-y. TJ and I have been slaving over our hot computers to bring you what we affectionately refer to as the Duel to the Death. In this new series we’ll take popular characters, monsters, bosses and everything in-between and pit them against each other so we can watch the giblets fly. All you have to do is watch the fight, root for who you want to win, and if your side loses you can vent your rage in the comments. Easy, right?
In this issue it’s all about the zombies. But we’re not just talking about the classic, shambling undead made popular in Resident Evil – we’re expanding this duel to a few more contenders as well. Also in this match are the agile, “rage” zombies like what’s found in Left 4 Dead, the sort-of-but-not-really zombies from the last two Resident Evils, and the possessed townsfolk from Alan Wake and Deadly Premonition. Now, this isn’t a “who would win if we put one of each in an arena and watch them fight?” sort of scenario, this is more about which poses the biggest threat to humanity. So who wins? Let’s find out. READ MORE