One extremely talented YouTuber has brought together two of my favorite things: LEGOs (something I spent an inordinate amount of time with as a kid) and The Last of Us, and boy, is the result delightful.
It’s totally not real — bummer, I know — but it serves as an excellent showcase of what could be if these two worlds were to come together. I’ve never played a LEGO game, but I can guarantee that if this were real I’d be all over it like a pissed off Clicker on an unsuspecting Joel. READ MORE
Hey indie punk bands, do you need some help shooting an awesome music video for that one song that you just KNOW is going to be huge if people would only hear it? Then YouTube might just very well be able to help you out! The video website is looking to bring an independent punk rock band (based out of either the US or Canada) to the YouTube Space LA studio and provide them with resources to help you out.
According to a press release, the overview of the project is, “…A development program for indie punk rock bands to learn more about YouTube. Selected participants will be invited to a 4-day training and production session at the YouTube Space LA and will be given professional production resources for their next video.”
For more information, head on down below. READ MORE
I don’t want to take anything away from Vikki Blake’s fantasticreview of The Last Of Us, which you should most definitely read, but this is quite possibly the best review of the game I’ve seen so far.
Erin from Hot Pepper Game Reviews had the unfortunate duty of reviewing Naughty Dog’s latest game, the critically lauded survival horror game, The Last of Us. I say unfortunate, because a Hot Pepper game review can only kick off after the reviewer has eaten a pepper. In this case, it’s a Serrano Pepper. I couldn’t do this, but what I can do is watch her do it. You can too, after the break. READ MORE
In this shiny new episode of Indie Horror Spotlight, I play the Brazilian indie horror game Pesadelo. You can look forward fourteen glorious minutes of me freaking out — as I do — while a terrifying screaming monster chases me all over the damn place. Also, there are lots of keys, if you’re into that. Watch me play it after the break. READ MORE
This series is a testament to my love for the indie horror genre, and my belief that indie games really are the future of gaming. We’ll always have big budget games, but I think we’ll see less of those in the coming years, replaced by smaller games and teams. $50-150 million (or more) is a ridiculous amount of money to spend on a video game, and that focus on money has caused layoffs at big studios, as well as cause a bevy of developers to shut down after going all in with their game.
We’re seeing this migration already. Part of the team behind Bulletstorm and Gears of War: Judgment are now working on an indie game called The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, the makers of Saw are crafting Daylight, some of the developers behind Prince of Persia and Assassin’s Creed are hard at work on Outlast, etc. Indie is where it’s at.
If you need an example of why I love indie games so much, you needn’t look any further than Team Pixel Pi’s Pulse. It’s a pseudo-horror game that casually balances the line between terrifying and adorable, the former being fueled by the fact that in it, you’re totally blind. More after the break. READ MORE
Forget paintball, a true patriot loads a roman candle into a homemade bazooka and blows their goddamn friends up with it.
I’d very much like to introduce you to Fireworks Warfare, a new form of entertainment invented by the talented folks who brought us that amazing Chalk Warfare video. It looks like a good way to spend a certain holiday, assuming you you’re not particularly fond of retaining all your limbs. Check it out after the break, and have an amazing — and safe — July 4th. READ MORE
In this episode, I play through an indie horror game called Cold Fusion. What’s neat about this game — other than its impressive number of key cards — is that it’s inspired by an episode of The Twilight Zone. Which episode? All right, I’ll give you a hint… the title of the episode may share the title of the game.
If freaky crab people don’t unnerve you as deeply as they do me, then you’ll probably fair pretty well with this video. Watch me play it (and beat it if you can believe it) after the jump. READ MORE
Youtuber Francis is crazy happy about Microsoft’s recent decision to make the Xbox One just a wee bit less restrictive. Don’t mistake his limb-flailing joy for an overabundance of enthusiasm, as he puts it, “it’s not all party hats and hand jobs.”
The reversal is a welcome, and necessary, change in policy regarding super restrictive DRM. It’s also just a first step. A big first step, but there’s still much Microsoft needs to do to win many gamers over. Unfortunately for Microsoft, this is the Internet, and while the Internet forgives, it never forgets. Watch Francis lose his damn mind after the jump. READ MORE
In this episode of Indie Horror Spotlight, I go to jail!
Never before has a video game’s title more aptly described what the game itself entails. In Dark Cell, you’re exploring an insanely dark prison. I suppose the decision to shy away from a little lighting was made to hide the creepy robot ghost monster that lurks inside its pitch black halls, waiting for an unsuspecting inmate to walk by so it can lunge from the shadows and do whatever it is robot ghost monsters do with their prey. Watch me play Dark Cell after the break! READ MORE
The Gameological Society’s annual Murder Report is in, and if you think Nintendo won – why would you think that? Of course the real fight is going to be between Sony and Microsoft, who prefer showing as many deaths as possible. Why? Because video games. Find out which of the “Big Three” was the most bloodthirsty after the jump. READ MORE
Remember that live-action fan-made web series that was teased back in February? It’s called Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, and while it isn’t finished, you can watch the first episode in Chris and Jill’s stories, as well as four episodes in Leon’s story. After the break I have the first episode, which branches off into three separate story-lines. It’s kind of neat how they’re going about this, it’s not just another linear web series.
So grab a Jill sandwich, click that adorable Read More button, and get ready to get your Resident Evil on. READ MORE
Boy, is E3 stressful. Or rather, it’s stressful for me. That’s why I’ve decided to take a (brief) break from all this E3 chicanery to spend a little time with a short indie horror game called Nothing Else.
Created by Ivan Zanotti, the Italian stallion who’s perhaps best known for the horror game Imscared, Nothing Else is a trippy little game that manages to be thought provoking without overstaying its welcome. Watch me play it after the break! READ MORE
From the makers of that amazing Xbox one reveal recap come hilarious abridged versions of Microsoft and Sony’s pre-E3 media briefings. If you didn’t have the time required to watch the whole thing, or simply don’t care enough to sink hours into watching each event, now you can get caught up in under ten minutes. Watch them, they’re incredible.
I have a better title for Demon Wagon Studios’ indie horror game Kraven Manor, and that’s Slendermannequin. You’re welcome.
In this episode, Adam, Bob and David play through another indie horror game. Like our previous videos, you can look forward to hearing me squeal, squawk and scream as I get chased by a living copper mannequin. I know I said Paranormal was the scariest game I’ve played this year, but this amazing horror game gives it a run for its money. READ MORE
Youtuber nuropsych1 is at it again. This guy has built a pixelated block bridge straight to my heart with his amazing movie-inspired Minecraft roller coasters. His trippy ‘Beetlejuice’ coaster is still my favorite, but this ‘Ghostbusters’ one comes in at a really close second.
In related news, the other day I built a house in Minecraft. I share it with my new best friend, Chartreuse the Fancy Pig. Oh, you don’t care? All right then, check out the video after the break. READ MORE
In this episode, I play Matt Cohen’s deeply unnerving indie horror game Paranormal. David joins me, again, and this time we’re joined by a brand new guest: a dragon named Bob. Join us as we embark on a journey fraught with paranormal activity, upside down fridges and art mannequins.
If you can endure a half hour’s worth of me screaming and squealing — possibly more of the latter — as horrible and traumatizing things happen to me in what’s easily the scariest indie horror game I’ve played this year (and I’ve played a lot) then you’re going to love this. Watch it after the jump. READ MORE
It sure is a slow Saturday. Or, it is relative to the insanity that was last week with the hot mess that was the Xbox One reveal. Let’s forget about all that, at least until Microsoft clears things up a bit at E3 next month. Today, I have a few videos that I’m going to go ahead and call amazing. In case my word isn’t enough to motivate you to click that Read More link, one of the videos features a clay Leon Kennedy going balls-to-the-wall crazy during a drug bust. Enjoy. READ MORE
Still trying to get that sour taste out of your mouth after playing Aliens: Colonial Marines? This might do the trick.
Youtuber Kooberz has made a LEGO stop motion Aliens short, complete with an epic duel between a Xenomorph Queen and a power loader. It’s an amazing video that’s pretty much guaranteed to make any talents you think you have feel less than inadequate, and despite being a minute long it manages to be far superior to Colonial Marines. Check it out after the break. READ MORE
Jenny and Allison are back and they’ve brought with them a terrifying new survival horror game to play.
In this episode our heroines find themselves haplessly entangled in the most terrifying of ordeals. Watch as they fight off the Shibito in the HUGELY underrated survival horror pseudo-sequel Siren: New Translation — perhaps better known as Siren: Blood Curse. This is one Shibito party you won’t want to miss out on. READ MORE
Haven’t you heard? Dead Island: Riptide is out, and it’s pretty good. If you haven’t gone out and grabbed a copy, this fan film should tide you over until you do. It’s called Dead Island: No Retreat, and it’s the work of Youtuber pwnisher. It also features Youtube celebrity Toby Turner, better known as Tobuscus, and without spoiling anything, it most definitely has an ending worthy of the series’ name. READ MORE
This live-action Dead Space film — not to be confused with our short-lived April Fool’s joke — is the work of Youtuber Eric Zaragoza. It’s short, sweet, and slickly produced, especially for a fan film. Zaragoza has also teased his next project, which could be another Dead Space film or something Dark Souls related. Personally, I’d really like to see what he’d do with the latter.
If you have a craving for strategic dismemberment and about four minutes to spare, I suggest grabbing some popcorn and enjoying this awesome short film. READ MORE
If you’re fond of the unusual, than you’re going to love the cheerfully violent Happy Wheels, because this is the strangest game I’ve ever played. It’s a browser-based pseudo-platformer with a very active community of players who use its level editor to craft custom levels. Some are better than others.
It’s not necessarily a horror game, but I remedied that little issue by playing — mostly dying, actually — on maps inspired by games like Dead Space and Limbo. Won’t you join David and I for some good wacky fun? READ MORE
Welcome to a very educational edition of Boredom Bytes! Today we’re going to learn about some of our favorite horror games — including Dead Space, Silent Hill, Left 4 Dead and Resident Evil — in under a minute, courtesy of the well-informed lads at Lore In A Minute. If you’ve ever tried untangling the bizarre web of plots, characters and sub-plots that makes up the Silent Hill series, or found yourself wondering what the USG Ishimura is, these videos will get you nice and caught up! READ MORE