Don’t let the upcoming merry Christmas shenanigans bring you down because I’m here to spread horror cheer like Malaria! While most “normal” people are walking around spreading overrated things like charity and joy, I’ve made it my goal to use this time of year to celebrate the important things. Things like scary movies, terrifying games and Halloween decorations in lieu of the more “traditional” Christmas decor. And yes, my neighbors absolutely despise me.
So why don’t you grab a sippy cup filled with chocolate milk, take a seat and celebrate with me, because after the break we have a lot to be happy about. I don’t want to give too much away but let’s just say our favorite tomb raiding chick might be taking on the survival horror genre, and a demo for a certain strategic dismembering game will have a demo out later this month. READ MORE
This is the time of year when I like to break out some of my favorite horror games to help get me in the mood for Halloween. This means games like Dead Space and Condemned 2 that have been collecting dust over the past year finally get some good use, and when I’m not engulfed in the comfy embrace of my Sumo Gigantor you can usually find me in the theatre watching whatever new horror film that just came out.
Now we’re in the thick of it, some of the first major holiday releases are here and I’m sure most of you would like to keep playing Halo: Reach, Dead Rising 2 or whatever awesome new game you’re into right now but I’m going to ask that you step away from the game so you can get caught up on all the amazing things you’ve (probably) missed. READ MORE
Tokyo Game Show is here and so far it’s the most exciting gaming event of the year, for horror fans at least. The most exciting news, at least for me, was the unveiling of the collaborative effort between Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami, No More Heroes creator Suda51, and Silent Hill composer/producer Akira Yamaoka: the new action horror project, officially dubbed Shadows of the Damned.
But that’s certainly not it, there’s also been news on Resident Evil 6, Dead Space 2 multiplayer details, the exciting reveal of Project Dark by the guys who made the amazing Demon’s Souls, a Devil May Cry reboot, and two limb-flailing horror games for the Kinect. READ MORE
Back in April I let loose my inner fanboy and talked all crazy like about an unannounced multi-platform action/horror game that’s (not-so) secretly in development by some of the most talented designers in the industry. I predicted it could “redefine horror”, despite knowing little about the title, and then predicted we would see it at E3. Well, the latter prediction turned out to be wrong but the former is still entirely possible, and when the Tokyo Game Show rolls around next month we’ll know a little more about the game as it will be announced at the event.
We’re nearing the end of the summer games drought, with some major releases preparing to hit shelves, and our consoles, next month. Combine that with TGS and September is looking pretty great right now. So to tide you over, why don’t you check out the biggest horror headlines, including some updates on Dead Space 2, a Halloween RPG, Left 4 Dead 2’s new DLC, and some nightmare-inducing Pokemon. Hopefully all this will help numb the pain that was left after Doom 4 failed to show its beautiful face at QuakeCon earlier this month. READ MORE
How are you? Are you feeling okay? You’re staying hydrated I hope. We’re in the middle of the dreaded summer drought, where the sun reaches its maximum sun burn-inflicting power, and the heat seems nearly inescapable. But what makes all this worse is the lack of new releases. So while we’re hiding inside our houses careful to keep our pale gamer skin away from the sun’s glaring eye, anxiously waiting for autumn to arrive and save us with its slew of big releases, we have to find other things to keep our energy drink fueled minds busy.
Luckily, this is a rather great time for big news. June gifted us with E3 and all the goods that comes with it, and now we have arguably the second biggest event for gamers and geeks: Comic Con. So, assuming your mind hasn’t been fried by that evil yellow ball we call the sun, why don’t you read on to get caught up on the biggest happenings with Left 4 Dead, Resident Evil, Dead Space, Alan Wake, and slew of other amazing titles that will have you screaming like a tween girl (or grown man, no one’s judging here) at a Justin Bieber concert, assuming you’ve kept hydrated. If you haven’t you’ll probably just make a harsh croaking sound, and no one wants that. READ MORE
This has been a heavy week for horror fanatics with several amazing and even startling new headlines regarding some of our favorite franchises popping up every week. Of course, for those of you who bought Alan Wake, you probably haven’t noticed any of these headlines, so I’m here to give your mind an intellectual massage. What does that mean? I’m not entirely sure, but it sounds sort of gross. But you know what? I like gross, so let me get my fingers in there so I can better soothe your horror-living self.
The best thing about the last handful of weeks is the news has been varied; we’ve had some big headlines come out of the Resident Evil camp, but if you’re not into that than maybe you’ll enjoy the Dead Space 2 news? Or perhaps some Doom 4, Left 4 Dead 2, Silent Hill 6 (not real title), F.3.A.R., or Arkham Asylum 2 news will satiate your appetite? Read on to get caught up. READ MORE
Maybe you’ve noticed already, but the last couple weeks have been busy. There have been some unexpected announcements, long awaited unveilings, bizarre yet slightly intriguing reveals, and other goods that you’ll have to scroll down to see.
But enough chat, why don’t we just dive right into this week’s Headlines in Horror, but beware: you might not be able to handle on the sheer amount of awesome that lies waiting in the shadows, ready to pounce at you as soon as you hit that little ‘Read More’ button. READ MORE
It’s good to be a horror fan, or what I like to affectionately refer to as Thrill Enthusiasts. Someone might hear that term for the first time and think of something else, since at first a Thrill Enthusiast sounds like someone who enjoys getting their crazy on by tempting death through various scenarios like skydiving, spelunking, or base jumping. They would be incorrect in that assumption, unless you’re the rare type of individual who enjoys horror media and terrifying, Oh-God-Please-Please-Don’t-Fail-Mr.-Parachute activities. If you happen to fall under the latter category I commend you sir (or ma’am), as you are a borderline superhero.
But I digress, something I find myself doing more and more often lately. It’s almost gotten to the point where I need to hire someone to follow me with a buzzer, monitoring my level of alertness and… on-topic-ness. Of course, paying someone to do such a task would be a problem, and finding a talented soul with the patience to really follow through would most likely prove even more difficult. Wait, I just did it again. Just click the Read More button before my compulsive rambling gets the better of me. READ MORE
This has been one helluva exciting couple of months, especially if you enjoy slaying unbaptized babies (and possibly little girls, depending on how you play your games), zombies, and non-zombies. In case you hadn’t noticed this already, BioShock 2 and Dante’s Inferno are finally out and may be just what we need to tide us over until the new Resident Evil 5 and Left 4 Dead DLC come out over the next couple months.
But that’s not all, oh no it isn’t, you may have seen some Gears of War in your Lost Planet 2? Well, now there’s also a little bit of Resident Evil in there to make that game even better. As Alan Wake nears its May release date we’ve been given some more details on the game including a very cool new trailer. So read on you handsome, intelligent reader you so you can get your monthly dose of all things horror. READ MORE
It’s official, if the 2008/2009 comprised the Age of the Zombie, and 2010 looks to continue this trend; this is the year of the Spectacle Fighter. Not sure what that is? Well, I just made it up so that’s understandable. For a game to be considered a member of this elite subgenre they have to have over the top action, intense combat, and usually more than a couple button mashing sequences and convoluted stories. Some good examples would be Devil May Cry and God of War, though the latter’s story is actually quite good. This year we were welcomed by not one but two new entries, at the same time no less, called Bayonetta and Darksiders. With Dante’s Inferno waiting for us in February and God of War III following the month after that (hopefully), this year is looking good for fans of the genre.
But this isn’t called The Headlines in the Spectacle Fighter Genre, so let’s move on. After the jump I’ve scrounged up a healthy dose of horror news related to Dead Space 2, Dead Rising 2, Deadly Premonition, and yes, the BioShock series as well, which looks to be growing quite fast if you read the title of this article. I won’t keep you any longer so let’s just dive right in to this week’s Headlines in Horror, shall we? READ MORE
Christmas is just around the corner, but let’s be honest here, if it wasn’t for the presents would you really care? I know what you love, and that’s all things scary. Lucky for us there’s been an abundance of awesome in the past weeks, with new releases, new unveilings, and much more. There’s been good news like the newly released Silent Hill: Shattered Memories. Bad news, like the stepping down of a very important survival horror veteran. There’s even been some interesting news, (maybe you could call it neutral news? Not yet proven whether it’ll be good or bad news… news?) in that a feature from a highly anticipated series is going to be removed in the next installment.
That’s not all, if you didn’t know already the Spike Video Game Awards were last Saturday, and that means exclusive world premiers! I guess it also means we get to see what games received which awards, but who cares? It’s all fairly predictable: Left 4 Dead kicks as in the coop category, Uncharted 2 grabs GOTY, and Halo 3: ODST gets something it probably doesn’t deserve because it’s Halo. (Alright, before we continue let me throw out a tiny disclaimer to all the disgruntled Halo fans: I like Halo. Halo as a series is great. ODST sucked compared to its predecessors. If you want me to expand on my opinion, let me know and I will gladly review it.) The best thing about the VGAs are the premiers, and there was one announcement that was as awesome as it was surprising. Intrigued? Click that little Read More button to see what game I’m talking about. READ MORE
If you hadn’t noticed already, it’s Halloween! There are things that make Halloween the kickass holiday that it is: there’s candy, crisp autumn weather, scary movies, haunted houses, and now it’s alright to walk around the house dressed as a baby, because all you have to say is it’s your Halloween costume! Or maybe that’s just me? Anyways, there is at least one more thing that makes this holiday great, and that’s all the great new announcements for fans of survival horror video games.
There have been a ton of new announcements recently including some news on the upcoming sequel to one of my favorite games of last year, Dead Space, and when we can expect to see it on retail shelves. There’s also been the possible leakage of not one but two possible DLC packs for the soon to be released Left 4 Dead 2. But that’s not all, after the jump I discuss the surprisingly unsuccessful debut of Dead Space: Extraction on the Wii, the real Mercy Hospital gets reviewed by Left 4 Dead fans, and the bizarre new Halloween-themed trailer for Army of Two: The 40th Day. READ MORE
Welcome to the Headlines in Horror, won’t you stay awhile? Here you can relax and get caught up on all the newest happenings in the survival horror genre, all in one place. It’s understandable that not everyone has the time to keep up to date all the time; we understand you have to work, go to school, or maybe you just really want to get your Paladin to level 80. So if you happened to miss some big announcements (and this week brought plenty of them) than here’s your chance to get your weekly dose of all things horror.
This week has been especially good to horror fans because there’s been a little something for everyone. An ultra popular MMO is going all out this Halloween, a classic horror film is about to get a (almost definitely awful) game, a hotly anticipated demo just got a release date, and DLC for an upcoming title has been announced to contain, you guessed it: zombies. Intrigued? Get in the know after the jump.