It’s official, I’m calling it. Outlast, the upcoming survival horror/stealth hybrid from developer Red Barrels is the scariest game of 2013. The only competitor that has a chance of dethroning it is Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, and boy, has the bar been raised. You can look forward to my review and a playthrough of the first twenty or so minutes when Outlast comes to Steam on September 4th.
Until then, I suggest you turn off the lights, lock the door, crank up the volume and enjoy my 25 minute-long playthrough of the brand new demo that’s currently being shown off at PAX Prime. I’ll try and keep the screaming to a minimum, I promise. READ MORE
That’s a tall order, comparing Red Barrels’ upcoming survival horror game Outlast to what many consider to be the scariest game of all time. Sadly, we weren’t able to attend PAX this year, even though we really, really wanted to. That means we missed out on the first public demo for Outlast, a game that aims to continue the increasingly popular trend of throwing the player in a dangerous environment unarmed. More horror games are taking this idea and running with it, including Daylight, Slender: The Arrival, Huntsman: The Orphanage, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, and so many more.
That’s not the only trend I noticed. Of the sites that were able to get their hands on the game, many of them compared Outlast to Amnesia: The Dark Descent — some even going so far as to say it’s even scarier. More after the break. READ MORE
Last month Zombie Studios, the developer behind the Saw games, announced their next project, a survival horror game called Daylight. It uses the Unreal Engine 4 to create a procedurally generated environment, so each time you play is a unique experience. Yesterday, the studio confirmed their horror game will be playable at PAX East later this month (March 22-24) alongside Red Barrels’ Outlast. If you’re in the Boston area, you now have (at least) two reasons to visit the event. Anyone planning on attending this year? Also, I’m totally not asking you just so I can abduct you, steal your tickets and identity, and go in your stead. READ MORE
Outlast, the debut game from indie developer Red Barrels will be playable to the public for the first time at PAX East later this month (March 22-24). “We got a huge amount of fantastic, positive feedback when we unveiled Outlast a few months back, so we knew we wanted to provide gamers with a chance to play it as soon as possible,” said Red Barrels co-founder David Chateauneuf in a press release. The game looks terrifying to me, but don’t take my word for it — check out the trailer after the break. READ MORE
Until now, we’ve only had screenshots to get an idea of what the upcoming post-apocalyptic zombie MMO The War Z will look like. At PAX this weekend, developer Hammerpoint Interactive debuted some impressive gameplay that has one player scavenging for supplies while he tries to reach his friend. There are obvious similarities between this and Day Z, the Arma II mod that will soon become its own game, but there’s still plenty to set this apart from the competition. More after the break. READ MORE
Publisher Deep Silver has finally unveiled Dead Island: Riptide after their little tease back in June. Much of it is still under wraps, but it looks like fans of the original game will have plenty to love here, as much like its predecessor, Riptide will take place on an island–near the location the first game was set in–and will let you bring over your character(s) from Dead Island into the spin-off. Deep Silver is adamant this is not a sequel, which could mean the mysterious Dead World trademark they filed last November could be the “real” sequel. Either way, we’re getting more Dead Island next year when the game ships for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. Head past the break for more info and some screenshots. READ MORE
Publisher Deep Silver is about to make good on their tease about the inevitable Dead Island sequel as they’ve confirmed Riptide will be officially unveiled at PAX Prime next week. It’s about time. They’ll be publicly showing off the game for the very first time at their booth (#6309, for anyone lucky enough to be attending the event) alongside their other title, Sacred 3. In the meantime, I suggest checking out our Dead Island: Riptide wish list. READ MORE
Have you ever been to a video game convention? Comic book convention? Any sort of “nerdy” convention? There are a lot of risque (did I spell that right?) cosplayers, and booth babes, and even booth dudes. So what? People love. Well, my favorite cosplayer and the newly appointed “Juliet Starling” was asked to leave PAX if she didn’t change her skimpy outfit. Head past the break for the details on this travesty.
In case you missed the live stream for Dead Space 2 yesterday, I have posted the recorded video below. You should probably check it out. You thought Zero G was cool? How do you feel about rocket boots? Good. Wipe your drool and watch. If you want to see just the game play footage skip to 23:50. But I definitely recommend you watch the whole thing.
Live tomorrow (Saturday March 27th) you will be able to watch streaming live, the Dead Space 2 team as they bring you up to speed on the Dead Space universe. Also Issac’s new suit will be revealed!
The streamfest will start 1pm Eastern time tomorrow (Saturday March 27th). For those who need help with time zones, 10am Pacific time, 11am Mountain time, and 12pm Central time. Head past the break to get in on the live streaming when it starts! READ MORE