Valiant has just unveiled a free downloadable game along with a bunch of video classic game style variant covers for their October releases. Topless Robot unveiled the covers yesterday for “X-O Manowar”, “Bloodshot”, “Harbinger”, “Archer & Armstrong”, and “Shadowman”. You can check them out below. READ MORE
I never thought I’d write a title like that. I feel kind of dirty, but today, John Stossel has earned his mustache.
In his talk show, Stossel took on Franklin Graham, leader of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, in a segment devoted to violent video games. They chatted a bit about bible stuff, before moving on to the supposed negative effect video games — also referred to as murder simulators by Graham — have on people and whether or not they should be taxed. Because the video games industry and the tobacco industry are basically the same, right?
In an unusual move for anyone associated with Fox News, Stossel uses logic and a clear understanding of the subject to break Graham’s biblical rubbish apart with actual facts. It’s a beautiful thing to behold.
A decent amount of things we see in the media about video games turn out to be negative. A lot of blame is but on video games for violence in our society. Video Games: The Movie however, takes a positive spin on the multi billion dollar industry. They are looking to Kickstarter to help them finish their project. The documentary is 95% done, and they’ve interviewed some big names surrounding the industry. They have already reached their $60,000 Kickstarter goal, but like a lot of campaigns they have some stretch goals they still need help hitting. Check out their video past the break!
Unless you’ve been living in the mountains, under a rock, perhaps in a city in the sky, or stranded on an island then you know about the recently announced Xbox One. I’ve got to be honest, I’m pretty jacked for the new Xbox. And the new Playstation. And really why shouldn’t I be? We are creeping up slowly on 8 years since our last big system upgrades. It’s time for something new. Technology is moving so fast and has come so far in the past 10 years. However, a decent amount of gamers don’t see it that way. In a poll by UK based website VoucherCodesPro 52% of the 1,112 gamers that took the poll were “underwhelmed” by the reveal. Head past the break to see the full results.
We don’t often think about it, but video game characters have needs. You can only invest so much of your life into saving the world, defeating bosses, and solving puzzles, so it’s understandable that Lara Croft, Mario, and even the Tetris blocks have sexual appetites that need satisfying. Comedy website Golden Moustache has offered an insightful and thought provoking look into the sexual lives of some of our favorite video game characters.
Who am I kidding — the first scene has Mario giving Peach his mushroom as Luigi watches from the corner of the room. The best part is that might be one of the classier scenes. Check it out after the jump!
A lot of people don’t realize that Best Buy has a “Gamer’s Club“. It’s basically the answer to Game Stop’s Power Up Rewards program, only in my opinion Gamer’s Club is way better. Basically you pay $15.00 for a year subscription. The $15.00 pays for itself in no time flat, especially if you’re an avid gamer. If you head past the break I’ve included a list of everything you get with the subscription. But here’s the best part. For a bunch of upcoming games right now, if you pre-order and pick up the games within 7 days of their release, you get a 20 dollar Best Buy Reward Zone certificate. I myself just pre-ordered 4 games on the list, and so long as I get them within a week of their releases I’m making a total of $80.00 on the deal. Head past the break for the list of games, and more Gamer’s Club info.
We’ve been planning this for a while now and the entire Bloody-Disgusting team is incredibly excited to announce that March is EVIL DEAD MONTH here at the site! We know most of you are incredibly stoked for the upcoming remake from director Fede Alvarez (and producers Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell), and so are we – it looks amazing! We plan on having a review when it plays next week at SXSW a full month ahead of its April 5th release date – along with exclusive interviews with the cast and crew – in addition to all of the other insanely cool stuff we have planned.
But Evil Dead Month isn’t just just about the remake. In fact, I’d wager that most of the material you’re going to see here during the next month will focus on the original films (Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2 and Army Of Darkness). As a team we’ll be talking about our favorite moments from them, why they work, what their key differences are and the overarching mythology of the franchise. Not only that, but you’ll be getting plenty of [Random Cool] installments featuring long forgotten artifacts from the Evil Dead era of the 80′s. Not enough for you? How about revisits to the old video games and soundtracks? Yeah, we’re doing everything.
Also, we’ll be running a “Deadite Of The Day” contest. We’ll make a more formal post in the coming weeks with all of the rules and regulations, but get your fan art, pictures of your Evil Dead trophies or even original YouTube videos ready. Whatever makes you a true deadite, really. We’ll feature a winner every weekday from March 25th – April 7th.
In the meantime, get ready for all of your Evil Dead needs to be met. The first piece drops in just a few minutes!
(The contest is over, make sure you check the WINNERS article to see if you won!)
What could be a better present to give your Valentine than Dead Space 3 DLC? That’s right, we have a LOT of codes for you to win. Here is how this contest will work. There will be 3 winners. One for the PC, one for the Playstation 3, and one for the Xbox 360. The winners will win double codes for SEVERAL different DLC packs. One set of codes for you, the other set for your Valentine. Head past the break for the rules, and PLEASE read them because they have changed a bit for this contest.
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.
After the tragedy at an elementary school in Newtown, CT that claimed the lives of twenty-eight people, including twenty children and eight adults, the country’s been struggling to come up with a way to keep something like that from ever happening again. It certainly wasn’t the first mass shooting in the states, or even the biggest, but the young age of a majority of the victims involved has made it one of the most jarring. It should come as no surprise that violent media has been targeted as a potential cause for the tragedy — video games in particular have been thrust into the spotlight after practically every shooting since Doom was partially blamed for Columbine back in 1999.
Last month, NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre decided to shamelessly shovel the blame onto the gaming industry yet again, saying “there exists in this country a callous, corrupt and corrupting shadow industry that sells, and sows, violence against its own people.” Interestingly enough, earlier this week the NRA released a game on iOS that teaches players how to use a gun and — until Apple stepped in to re-rate it — was intended for players ages four and up. Apparently, irony is lost on the NRA. More after the break.
Yep! It’s that time of year again. Thanksgiving is on Thursday, which means dutiful consumers are already preparing for the Holiday Shopping Season. If you think you’re exempt from that, think again. Either you know a fellow horror fan (or family member) in need, or you want something for yourself! You can take this as advice for what to buy, or what to ask for.
Today we’re doing the MEGA list, which is all four of our lists combined into one handy guide. A huge thanks to my fellow BD chums Jonathan Barkan, David Harley, Lonnie Nadler and Adam Dodd for shooting me some of their suggestions. If you don’t feel like reading the whole thing, we’ve got shortcuts below.
Head inside for the MEGA list! READ MORE
Before you get your hopes up, just to get them dashed, no it isn’t a real game. Though, it SHOULD be. No, it’s another wonderful creation that was brought to my eyes from You Tube. This time from Freddie W, who’s videos I have posted many times. This is an awesome look at what Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter could look like if it was released on the original Nintendo. Check it out!
I’ve said it before, but I’ve become quite the advocator for You Tube. I subscribe to an unholy amount of channels, and Corridor Digital is one of my favorite. These guys on many occasions post incredible videos a lot of the time relating to video games. The one you can check out below is an incredible real life trip into the land of Minecraft. If you like the video check out the 1st Minecraft vid they did past the break and make sure you check out their other videos.
Funded entirely from Kickstarter, Video Game High School is an all new 9 episode web series from the masterminds behind the YouTube channel FreddieW. Another perfect example that you don’t need huge fancy Hollywood studios and millions and millions of dollars to make an awesome series or movies. VGHS has a lot of familiar YouTube stars you YouTube enthusiasts might recognize along with other actors and actresses. Head past the break for a breakdown of the show, but make sure you check it out below. If you like it, check out episode 2 HERE!
Very recently Microsoft and Xbox announced they would be giving you free Microsoft Space Bucks for doing different things on Xbox. Well, you don’t really get that much and you usually have to spend money to get points back. Well, online game tracking site Raptr is giving things away and all you have to do is play the games you’d be playing anyways. I actually already got a reward, I got into the Xbox 360 Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Beta. I didn’t redeem it because I don’t care, but that’s just an example of what you can get. Head past the break to learn about all the awesome wonderfulness you can get for being special little you.
Do you often find yourself sitting around and thinking to yourself, “man, this video game is really unrealistic.”? Well, you’re a fucking idiot. Video games are supposed to be unrealistic. And if I ever catch you saying a video game is too unrealistic. I’ll fucking shoot you with a laser beam from my god damned eyes. Moving on, another You Tube channel I subscribe to is Smosh. They tend to do a lot of awesome video game videos, and this is one. Check it out!
After a painfully long hiatus, TJ and Adam are back to talk about what they’ve been playing, including Mass Effect, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, Silent Hill: Downpour, and Syndicate. But that’s not all — you can also look forward to some The Dark Knight chatter, a few miscellaneous Final Fantasy and Mass Effect spoilers, and a little Justin Beiber sprinkled in for good measure. This isn’t the comeback episode you’ve wanted, it’s the comeback episode you need! Download it if you are subscribed, or listen HERE!
If the thought of leaving your house to get groceries, go to work, check the mail, etc. doesn’t instill a deep sense of fear that’s on par with the fear someone experiences before they die horribly and very painfully, then I really haven’t done my job. I want you to be terrified to go anywhere, and I’m talking about a level of fear you experience when you look into the wide crazy eyes of that guy or girl you just brought back to your place after a swell first date and you realize they’re a total psycho who’s about to fucking eat you alive.
There’s a myriad reasons you shouldn’t leave the safety of your home — I’ve even broken them up into couple easy-to-read lists, which you can find here and here. We’ve traveled all over the world, looking at some of the most shit-out-your-spine terrifying places this world has to offer. Just when you thought it was safe, here are eight more. READ MORE
I remember buying 8-bit Nintendo games the day they came out. Oh yeah, I’m an old-school gamer through and through. One of the things I loved about getting those games was that the manual explained things that perhaps the game had no way of going over. They also had sections on items and their uses, weapons and the damage they dealt, characters and a bit of backstory about them. It was awesome! Talk about bathroom reading material! Oh, and if I was ever stuck? Well, no worries! Loads of times, these manuals came with hints for some of the more difficult areas!
I was playing video games before I could read. If I got stuck, I would ask my parents to help me read through the manual to find some kind of clue. By them helping me leaf through them, I started picking up on words and associating them properly. So, game manuals actually aided me in my quest to learn how to read. READ MORE
While making my way around the blackhole I call Facebook, a couple of my friends shared a link that caught my eye. Huffington Post blogger Kristen Wolfe obviously works in a video game store. Well she POSTED an article about what she was witness to in her store.
I definitely recommend you read the article. It’s about a little kid who specifically wants a purple game controller and a game with a girl in it, a father who is not ok with it, and an older brother who is. It’s a pretty heartwarming, and might even bring a tear to your eye. It’s nice to read things like this once and a while, and to know there are people out in the world who stand up for others. READ MORE
Bloody Disgusting has learned that Tonika Games has reached an agreement with Filmax to create a video game based on Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza’ [REC] franchise!
As translated, the game will faithfully reproduce the content of much of the story, divided into four worlds, one for each part of the franchise. So, at first, users will enjoy the first two phases which will be referring to [REC] and [REC] 2, and after premiering as they are the third and fourth installment.
The official game of [REC] has been developed with Unity3D technology, a powerful game engine used to create products on multiple platforms, including hardcore Platforms PlayStation and mobile devices such as iPhone and Android.
The concept of play, gender-based FPS (First Person Shooter), exploits the possibilities of the 3D engine to provide the player with an immersive experience in first person whose goal is to meet modeled scenarios successive missions from the original locations of the films.
In the design and development process is taken into account very scary atmosphere of the film, employing a dynamic lighting scheme and a special surround sound library. On the other hand, the choice of weapons available for each scene and character has been taken into account the component of action and violence which is also the hallmark of the franchise.
The game will be available on the following devices: iPhone, iPad, PC, Blackberry, and Android tablet. It will be available in several languages: Castilian, English, French, Italian and German. The price of 2.99 euros will download will be available in the first quarter of 2012. READ MORE