Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli said something in a recent interview with X360 magazine that I found very interesting. According to Yerli, visuals are the most important part of a game, or at least his studio’s games. They make up 60% of it, if you’d like to get specific. Yerli told X360 “The better the graphics, the better the physics, the better the sound design, the better the technical assets and production values are-paired with the art direction, making things look spectacular and stylistic is 60 percent of the game.”
For the unfamiliar, Crytek is the studio behind Crysis, the franchise that strikes fear into many a PC gamer. It should come as no surprise that Yerli puts quite a bit of importance into visuals. It also brings up a question I wanted to ask all of you. What do you consider most important in your video games? Story, gameplay, or graphics? Vote after the break, and feel free to expand on your opinion in the comments! READ MORE
This is just sad. This whole debate about the effects video games have on violence isn’t new, but it certainly returned to the minds of many Americans after the tragedy in Newtown, CT back in December. Since then the NRA tried to turn “violent media” into a scapegoat for the shooting, followed by President Obama allocating funds to research the effects game have on people.
Now, the results of a national poll by Public Policy Polling, which came from an automated telephone interview of 800 republicans across the country have named video games as a more significant threat than those popular and insanely easy to get machines that were designed to kill people. READ MORE
I’ve been kicking around the idea of hosting an “official” Bloody Disgusting game night, where you, our sultry readers, can get your sweet, sweet game on with the BD staff. I’m down for it, TJ’s down for it (he’ll do anything if you ask him politely enough), so that leaves you. That brings me to my first question: how interested are you in participating in a community game night? If tea-bagging the bullet-riddled corpse of TJ and I sounds like something you’d be interested in, I’d love it if you would answer a few quick questions after the break.
Update: I’ve added a poll asking which console you prefer we do this on. READ MORE
It’s been 25 years to the day since Slayer‘s classic album Reign In Blood hit store shelves. A mixture of heavy metal, punk, and thrash metal, this album would go on to become a classic, dare I say even achieving legendary status. While Metallica had already released Master Of Puppets earlier that year, comparing the two albums is like trying to compare apples to oranges, Mila Kunis to Audrey Hepburn, The Shining to A Nightmare On Elm Street. What Slayer brought to the table was an album so fierce and violent, they were compared to Nazis and dubbed racists. Talk about being hardcore, right?
Too many other sites are celebrating this release by focusing solely on Reign In Blood. I want to know what YOU think! I want to know your favorite Slayer album and the greatest Slayer memory you’ve got. Answer the poll after the jump and leave me a comment below with what you think Slayer means to you.
Bloody-Disgusting is the number one source for all things horror, hands down. We get all sorts of readers from all walks of life coming here to get their daily fix of the macabre. This got me thinking, “What do you all listen to?” Here I am, posting stories every day of bands that I love and want to share with you all. Well, now I want to hear about some of YOUR favorite bands! So, do me a favor and take the small poll below to let me know what genres you listen to and, if you are so inclined (I’ll love you forever and buy you some cookies), leave a comment with some of your favorite bands.
Though it may be cliche’ to say, “well oh gee, I never though 2008 would be as good as 2007 for horror games” bla bla bla, well it was. Yes last year BioShock demolished the competition, but with the amount of epically amazing games this year, I think the race will be a little less 1 sided.
Last year there was a little “confusion” on what a “horror” game entails. Well, the games on this list are that that would reflect anything horror, sci-fi, bloody and or disgusting, gorey, thrillerish, creepy, aliens, ghosts, zombies, vampires, plain old really weird stuff, stuff that is outside of “normal”, there are no Marios in this list, no Call Of Dutys, these are the games people cringe at. The games some people are too scared to play. The games parents don’t want their kids playing. The games that we love here on BD.
Head past the break to see the games in the running! READ MORE