I love video game music, always have, always will. From the great 8-bit tracks on the NES to the sweeping orchestral passages on today’s consoles, there are tracks that I will never forget, no matter what. I can still rattle off the music from Karnov, The Legend Of Zelda, Chrono Trigger, Secret Of Mana, Castlevania, and so much more.
Something I love seeing and hearing are people taking memorable video tunes and playing them on other instruments. As a guitarist, I find that I’m drawn to the guitar covers, but really any will do. And so, with that being said, below you can hear a classical guitar cover of Silent Hill 3‘s “You’re Not Here” as well as the SuperGuitarBros. dual guitar version of Chrono Cross‘s “Time’s Scar” (a track I’ve always found to be particularly beautiful). Enjoy! READ MORE
YouTube user Mashuggah Halcyon, who hails from Russia, is a multi-instrumentalist who has uploaded videos of her covering various songs, both video game related and from the metal genre. They’re rather incredible as she plays these pieces with near effortless grace (while wearing a metal shirt). Particularly, her cover of Animals As Leaders‘ “On Impulse” gives the song a completely different feel, almost as though it belongs in a Legend Of Zelda game. Also, her covers of Silent Hill 1′s “Not Tomorrow” and Silent Hill 2′s “Promise (Reprise)” are fantastic.
Give ‘em a listen below! READ MORE
Last night, TJ and myself were playing some good ole’ Minecraft when it struck me that I need to YouTube “Minecraft Silent Hill” to see if anything pops up. I was not disappointed in the slightest. Turns out users are creating Silent Hill-inspired adventure maps and texture packs galore, bringing the horror of one of our favorite towns to the blocky smash hit.
But perhaps one of my favorite little finds came from YouTube user Joslock, who recreated a portion of the infamous Silent Hill 2 song “Promise” using note blocks. It’s not the full song, but it’s still really impressive and I’m willing to bet it was beyond time consuming. Check it out below! READ MORE
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you felt like the world was melting around you, exposing a far more nightmarish and disgusting face? Have you ever thought, “Man, I feel like grabbing a pipe, a broken radio, and a pocket flashlight and entering a dense fog? But where would I hear the siren that beckons my arrival?” Have you ever wanted to randomly hear an air raid siren because…well, just because? Fear not, dear readers! For now, at the press of a button, you can hear the Silent Hill 2 siren whenever you want. Simply head on below and click to your dark heart’s delight! READ MORE
Sometimes, when playing a game, I have to sit back and scratch my head because I suddenly realize that my weapon is not only absurdly overpowered, but is also a little bit on the ridiculous side. Like, laugh out loud ridiculous. Like, laugh out loud, point at the screen, call my pals and dish ridiculous. So I gathered some of my favorites and compiled a list of my 10 Overpowered And Ridiculous Video Game Weapons for all of you. Check it out below and let me know if I forgot any! READ MORE
It’s nearly Halloween. Outside, the wind is howling. The trees are bare, the branches looking like skeleton limbs crudely stuck together. Leaves cover the ground, causing each step to elicit a satisfying crunch. The sky is steel grey, threatening rain, thunder, and lightning. In a simpler way of putting it, it’s the best time of the year.
For me, one of the best ways to celebrate this time of year is by putting on some of the creepiest, eeriest, scariest music that I can get my hands on. There is something deliciously fun about scaring myself with shrieking violins, out-of-tune pianos, otherworldly choirs, and bizarre ambient tones.
And since this time of year is something special to a great many people, I wanted to share some of my favorite horror soundtracks, the ones that make me want to curl up under a blanket and play one horror movie after another, until the saving grace of the sunrise saves me. Join me below for 9 Great Horror Soundtracks! READ MORE
The other night, I beat Silent Hill: Downpour. For those of you who are sitting back and scratching your head wondering, “Didn’t this game come out a few months ago?”, you would be right. But here’s what happened. I bought Silent Hill: Downpour and managed to squeeze in a few hours. Then, the following week, I bought Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, brought it home, popped it into my Xbox and BAM! Dead Xbox.
So, for a few months, I was without an Xbox 360 and was suffering every moment of this long and unexpected video game exile. It got to the point where I couldn’t take it anymore. I caved, bought an Xbox, and dived immediately into the world of…..Minecraft. Yeah, I had to face some creepers to get my hands used to the 360 controller once again. And after building a badass world with TJ (and a little bit with Adam, even though he likes to destroy other people’s creations), I got my mitts all set again. I was ready to enter that foggy world once again! READ MORE
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Perhaps it was because of Capcom announcing HD remakes of Code Veronica and Resident Evil 4, but SUPER exciting and awesome news was announced at Konami’s pre-E3 press conference. Silent Hill 2 and 3 are going to get HD makeovers and packaged together in the Silent Hill: Collection. YES! I can’t say I’m surprised, switching classic games over to HD is definitely in.
It’s true there WAS a hole, in my heart. It will soon be filled with HD gloriousness. No other info is known, no release dates, no screens, no videos, and no systems. But who cares, awesome! READ MORE
A few paparazzi shots hit the web the other day, today a local Cambridge, Ontario resident snapped hundreds of photos from the set of Lionsgate’s Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, they can all be found at the Facebook page of Canadian resident Steve Robert Delahunty and Kina.
Directed by Michael J. Bassett, Adelaide Clemens, Kit Harington, Sean Bean, Radha Mitchell, and Deborah Kara Unger all star.
For years, Heather Mason and her father have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn’t fully understand. Now on the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by terrifying nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Heather discovers she’s not who she thinks she is. The revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her in Silent Hill forever.”
Let the fan paparazzi begin!
By clicking the image below you’ll find a slew of behind-the-scenes imagery from the Cambridge Ontario location of Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, which is now in production under the watchful eye of Solomon Kane director Michael J. Bassett.
“For years, Heather Mason and her father have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn’t fully understand. Now on the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by terrifying nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Heather discovers she’s not who she thinks she is. The revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her in Silent Hill forever.”
Adelaide Clemens, Kit Harington, Sean Bean, Radha Mitchell, and Deborah Kara Unger all star.
Filming is set from March 21st to March 25th 2011.
Update: After we broke the news an official press release was rushed out adding that Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) has also officially joined the cast. Check out the first ever image inside!
Bloody Disgusting got the exclusive tip on the first ever potential casting for Lionsgate’s Silent Hill: Revelations 3D, which began lensing in Toronto today!
We can exclusively reveal that
an offer is out to Adelaide Clemens (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Vampire) has signed on as “Heather” and that Sean Bean (Black Death, Silent Hill) is now in negotiations to return to the franchise as “Harry”! I haven’t played all of the “Silent Hill” games (nor do I remember the first film all that well), so I’m not exactly sure how he’d return. He starred as Christopher Da Silva in the 2006 adaptation.
The Michael J. Bassett-directed (Solomon Kane, Deathwatch) Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, based on the acclaimed survival horror video game franchise by Konomi, is a sequel to Hadida and Carmody’s earlier collaboration, Christophe Gans’ Silent Hill.
“For years, Heather Mason (Clemmons) and her father have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn’t fully understand. Now on the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by terrifying nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Heather discovers she’s not who she thinks she is. The revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her in Silent Hill forever.”
Adam Dodd writes over on Dead Pixels: “Whether or not you’re a fan of the Silent Hill films, here’s your chance to give its director, Michael J. Bassett, some input regarding who you think should play the characters in the upcoming sequel, Silent Hill: Revelation 3D. Bassett already took suggestions for the actresses who should portray Heather, the protagonist in “Silent Hill 3″ (otherwise known as the last great game in the series)….” To throw in your opinion, and to see what Dodd thinks, head on over to Dead PIxels.
We broke the news yesterday that Solomon Kane director Michael J. Bassett would be getting behind the camera for Lionsgate’s Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, the sequel to the 2006 video game adaptation that follows heather Mason, along with her father, who have been on the run – always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn’t full understand, Now on the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by horrific nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Heather discovers she’s not who she thinks she is. The revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her in Silent Hill forever. Today we got the OFFICIAL announcement.
Bloody Disgusting learned that Lionsgate International will begin pre-sales on Silent Hill 2, the sequel to the 2006 video game adaptation directed by Christophe Gans, and starring Radha Mitchell, Sean Bean, Laurie Holden, Deborah Kara Unger, Kim Coates and Tanya Allen. No other details are available, but Roger Avery was rumord to be penning the sequel to the flick that follows a mother, in seeking to stop her daughter’s night terrors, takes her to the town the girl mentions in her sleep… Silent Hill.