TOP 5: HORROR GAMES!

 

 Tomorrow is Halloween… I hope you’re excited! Yesterday we looked at Horror Films. Today we look at Horror Video-Games. Previously we have touched horror titles such as Slender, Evil Dead, Among the Sleep and so many more…. So, it should go without saying, we are going to focus on other titles. AMNESIA: THE DARK DESCENT. (2010/2011) This survival-horror title comes to us from Frictional Games. This independent game plays a little like a first-person adventure game  though with more of a horror feel. Obviously, as you can tell by the title, you have amnesia and have to piece together what has happened to you all the while desperately trying to avoid supernatural creatures. Unlike most horror games, if you catch […]

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KERBAL SPACE PROGRAM

 

 KERBAL Have you ever wanted to be an astronaut? Have you ever wanted to fly beyond our little blue world? Have you ever wondered what it would be like in space? Well, I haven’t. All this talk of flying makes my ears pop. But for those of you who are brave enough to wonder. Then this may be the game for you. KERBAL SPACE PROGRAM is the world’s first sandbox-style space flight simulator. In the game, players take command of the Kerbals (small green humanoids) space program, and with the aid of the natives and their parallel-technology, you launch them into a parallel-solar-system and begin the labourious task of establishing a future in space. This game promises to be something very […]

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SLENDER!

 

 S Every now and then, Wookiee, a concept is born that soon develops into a fully-formed multi-limbed beast that has a divine will of its own… and a taste for consuming social and cultural norms. One such beast is the SLENDER MAN! Since his arrival onto our plane, SLENDER MAN has taken the world by storm – memes, games and even a full length film now bare his name. But like many greats… he came from humble beginnings. L On the 8th of June, 2009, a “’Paranormal Pictures” Photoshop contest was launched by Something Awful. Participants were asked to transform ordinary photographs into something otherworldly. Soon participants began sharing their creations many of which came with fabricated witness accounts. (Sounds […]

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CONSORTIUM.

 

 1 Well spin my nipple-nuts and send me to Alaska. Today is a day to be excited; for today we feature an upcoming Kickstarter project – Consortium. Consortium, for those at the back, is a unique FPS/RPG hybrid set in a diverse Science Fiction universe. Now I know what you are saying “FPS/RPG hybrids have been around forever. So what’s so new about this one?” Well… let me tell you. Consortium, unlike other games in the “modern/updated” genre, takes us back to the glory days of games like System Shock; where the player had dozens of options available to solve a myriad of unique scenarios. 2 Here’s a behind the scenes interview of this amazing title. 3 The following video […]

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LOCALS SET TO RULE AT RAGE!

 

 BEAR CHUCK: We have a little over 24 hours to go before the 2013 rAge EXPO begins. Now I am certain that many of you are already drooling at the prospect of getting your hands on some amazing international talent; but have any of you considered the South African gaming scene? Well this year you should! With over a dozen local titles being launched, this years rAge EXPO is gearing up to be the most groundbreaking event in South African gaming… EVER! BROFORCE: With so many local video-games been shown at rAge this year, I’m certain that there will be something for everyone. Though the following small tastes  are the fruits I am most looking forward to trying. DESKTOP DUNGEONS: […]

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S.T.A.L.K.E.R T.R.I.L.O.G.Y.

 

 S.T.A.L.K.E.R Welcome comrade. Welcome to the end of all things. Welcome to the blasted and mutant infested wasteland we call, THE ZONE. For those of you who do not know, THE ZONE, is the greatest threat to the world that we have ever known. However, there is a lot of money, wealth and power to be gained by those of you who are brave enough to venture into this 30km2 radioactive cesspool. We warned though. There are far more dangerous creatures then simple mutants and bandits out there. SHADOW OF CHERNOBYL: (2007) So for those of you who are not familiar with the S.T.A.L.K.E.R series or the tragic events that occurred at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power-Plant in 1986, I shall […]

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An interview with NICK POPE!

 

 The Uninvited – 1997. Today I have a treat for you. Last week we looked at The Bureau: XCOM Declassified (An amazing game.), and during my research I discovered that a friend of mine was involved on the project. Nick Pope, one the world’s foremost UFOLOGISTS (UFO expert) and Conspiracy Theorists (No, he’s not a loon! He’s one of the few who looks for truth, NOT sensational stories.)  Nick worked for the British Ministry of Defence (MOD)  from 1985 to 2006. Over the past three-decades he has written several books – the titles of which are seen on this page – and worked on various TV shows, films and other media. Essentially he’s a “REAL-LIFE”, Fox Mulder… Wonder if he […]

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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

 

 THE- It has been almost two decades since the X-Com series began. Last year – after almost a 11 years of waiting – we finally received XCom: Enemy Unknown. This year, on this very day – 20th of August – or this Friday 23rd (On my birthday. Send me lots of gifts.) – we receive The Bureau: XCOM Declassified. -BUREAU:- The game, set in the United States during 1962, tells the story of Special Agent William Carter, who is working for the US “Bureau of Strategic Emergency Command.” The bureau is tasked with investigating and stopping any extraterrestrial incursions on American soil. Unlike previous titles, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, will have more of an X-Files (TV SHOW) feel, than a […]

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Black Mesa: CLASSIC REVIEW

 

 “They’re waiting for you, Gordon. In the test chamber.” – A scientist.  Well, that was an interesting play through. At the most, I was expecting updated graphics. Followed by the never ending flow of familiar twists and turns. With familiar faces, weapons and enemies, all returning in updated glory. And a few rehashed memories, thrown in just for luck. Thus nothing overly new. HOWEVER! I soon found myself getting lost down new corridors. Where once only bland walls stood; NEW laboratories had been added. Inside them, NEW people (male and female) work, argue and chat. Lights flash, and NEW music plays. Re-imagined people and monsters stalk the corridors. And the action is more intense than ever. Around you, familiar sights […]

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AMERICAN REVOLUTION!

 

 “We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.” – Benjamin Franklin. HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY, Americans. Hope you’re all getting plastered out of your minds. For those of you who are not drunk and want to play some – non-Imperialistic – games; this article is for you! Now, American Revolution games are few and far between, and a little thin on the ground. (No we are not going anywhere near Assassins Creed.) Instead we are going – in the theme of the week – to join the front lines of mass infantry combat, and look at an Empire: Total War mod that pits the Rebels against their Noble masters.  “I have not yet begun to fight.” […]

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