In case you haven’t heard, Microsoft is unveiling the next Xbox today (at 10 AM Pacific / 1 PM Eastern) and the Internet is abuzz with rumors about the console. Will it be dubbed the Xbox Infinity, or just Xbox? Will those scary rumors of a required constant Internet connection be confirmed, or were they just that, rumors? What will Microsoft do to squash their competition? Supposedly, the console’s big reveal will bring with it a slew of big exclusives — will that include the long-teased Alan Wake 2? I sure hope so.
So many questions, and really no answers. Yet. With only a few hours left to wait, what would you like to see from the next Xbox?
The long rumored but never confirmed follow-up to the Xbox 360, code named the “Durango”, has just been made official. The console and “Kinect 2.0″ will be unveiled at Microsoft’s Redmond campus on May 21. Hopefully it won’t require an always on Internet connection.
I already know what games I’d like to play on it — what would you like to see from the console?
It’s nice when just pre ordering a game can get you free shit. Then you don’t have to shell out a million more dollars to get some bonuses. If you pre order BioShock Infinite, you will get the Industrial Revolution Pack for free. What exactly is in the pack? Do didn’t think it would be that easy did you? Head past the break for a trailer and the details.
Last year saw the release of three new games in Capcom’s Resident Evil franchise, but where Resident Evil 6 and Operation Raccoon City received lukewarm reviews, Revelations garnered almost unanimous critical acclaim. I’m still bummed I never had the chance to play it when the game released for the Nintendo 3DS back in February, so I’m looking forward to it, assuming this all proves true. Capcom hasn’t confirmed or denied anything, but bringing Revelations (most likely digitally) to the Xbox 360 and possibly the PS3 as well, seems like a swell idea to me. What about you — is this something you would be interested in?
Just because we’re past Christmas, Hanukkah, and all other gift-giving holidays for 2012 doesn’t mean you still can’t treat yourself to a little gift, right? Today, Telltale Games has put Episode 1 of the incredibly popular and critically acclaimed The Walking Dead series on XBLA and iOS for free! Episodes 2-5 are still 400MS points.
If you’re away from your Xbox (or you can’t turn it on without your parents ripping your head off because, “You’re with the family and it’s family time!”), you can login to Xbox’s website and download it from there.
Now, get to downloading and make sure to make decisions with your gut instinct, because you should always follow that. Or make really bad decisions and screw everything up because it’s a game and you just want to see what will happen. It’s all good. READ MORE
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.
This third installment is all about games, toys and merch. The stuff you buy for the real horror fans in your life. We’ve got collectibles, clothes, sheets, apps and video games! Many thanks to BD Video Game guru Adam Dodd who shot over a few blurbs with some of his suggestions, he’s credited as “AD”.
MUSIC/FILMS & TV.
Head inside to find that special something for that special someone. Again, I’ve made the images thumbnails so you can scroll more easily through the list – click to make big. READ MORE
Linkin Park has teamed up with Medal Of Honor Warfighter to bring you a music video for “Castle Of Glass”, which comes off their latest album Living Things (review). The video splices imagery of a family that has just learned that their soldier husband/father has died with band performance as well as images from the upcoming video game (out Oct. 23rd). You can watch the video below.
Personally, I think the video is too stylized and uses way too much slow-motion. “Castle Of Glass” is a faster paced song and using all that slo-mo drags down the energy of the song. What do you think? READ MORE
V/H/S is now available on various On Demand platforms (a month before its October 5 theatrical release!)! While iTunes (AppleTV) has it, it’s also hitting Amazon, Charter, Comcast, Google Play, DirecTV, Playstation 3, SuddenLink, Time Warner, VUDU and Xbox Zune via Magnet Releasing. You can find out exactly where to rent it by clicking here.
The filmmakers include Adam Wingard (You’re Next, A Horrible Way to Die, Pop Skull), Simon Barrett (You’re Next, Dead Birds, Red Sands), Ti West (The House of the Devil, The Roost, The Innkeepers), David Bruckner (The Signal), Joe Swanberg (Silver Bullets), Glenn McQuaid (I Sell the Dead), along with YouTube sensations Radio Silence. And now we have a behind-the-scenes clip that features interviews with many of the above! It’s also got a ton of footage you haven’t seen in the trailers.
BD will not be reviewing the film. But it was made for true horror fans – so that’s where YOU come in! It would ROCK if you could write a review! We’ve also set up a pretty cool V/H/S HUB where you guys can live chat your thoughts on the film.
Head inside for the clip! READ MORE
Coming March 7th, 2012 on XBLA and PSN is Ubisoft’s action/survival horror game I Am Alive. Everyone I’ve spoken to regarding the game simply cannot wait to give it a shot (I’m included in that category), so any news just stokes the fire and gets us even more pumped up.
So, with that, below you can hear the theme to the game, which is composed by Jeff Broadbent (Transformers: Dark Of The Moon
). Check out Dead Pixels coverage of I Am Alive here
Nightmare Creatures was one of the first horror games I ever played way back on the original PlayStation. When I was sick of getting my ass kicked in Battle Toads (seriously, that game was tough) I’d take a break and pop in the game for a little monster slaying action. Sadly, I never finished the second game but that certainly didn’t keep me from getting incredibly psyched for Nightmare Creatures III. In fact, I enjoyed the series so much I included it on our list of the 17 horror games that need to see the light of day. Alas, it’s six months later and no developer has yet to hear my cries.
But now I can at least get a glimpse of what the game could’ve looked like, with this handful of delicious concept art from artist Arthur Hugot’s online portfolio. They’re incredibly cool and the enemy designs are even a little reminiscent of the torchered creatures from The Suffering series (which also deserves another sequel!). Head past the break for a look at what could’ve been. READ MORE