In the ultimate entry for The Return of 31 Days of Horror Games, I bring you a puppet talking about an import only Ghostbusters game. Enjoy!
The Halloween of SEGA! I look at two Ghostbusters games developed by Compile and published by SEGA.
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Our buddy Stiv Tramer returns to hide from an alien menace.
Alien is my favorite movie. In fact I watched it just the other night in a theater, and the film is still riveting and suspenseful even after having watched it some dozen times or so. It’s an almost perfect alchemical product, a b-level haunted house movie elevated by its precise staging and great actors. I’ve been waiting for a good game based on it — not Aliens — basically forever. The last time one was made was in the early 1980s, for a handful of British micros. So, we come to Alien: Isolation, a game that in no way could ever live up to my fevered imagination of what an Alien game “should” be. But it comes so close, reaches so ambitiously near, that it’s all the more frustrating.
Our buddy Nick Rycar feels the full-force wrath of nostalgia in today’s entry.
I’ve made a huge mistake.
See, when Joe sent out this year’s call for spooky Halloween articles, my immediate knee-jerk, nearly subconscious, thought was “_Hugo’s House of Horrors_!” I couldn’t tell you why. Truth be told, I remembered next to nothing about it, other than that I played it when I was young. Still, I thought it, I typed it, I sent it, and so it was that I found myself assigned to write an article on it. I’m still not sure why it popped into my head, but at least now I can tell you a little more about it: turns out it’s not great.
Action Cast! founding father Andy Keener stopped in to pen this article about how a couple of games have affected him since becoming a dad.
Growing up and becoming a parent, I’ve found, has some unintended side-effects. One of those is that things that used to bother you immensely will eventually stop bothering you. I’ve had to learn to adapt pretty quickly to the incoming challenges that parents face. Just yesterday, my youngest daughter peed through her outfit and it got all over my pants. Three years ago if baby pee would have gotten on my clothes I would have lost it. Now, I just shrug it off. Pee, shit, throwup. Whatever, it doesn’t bother me anymore.
Eric and I are LIVE! Kurt is stopping by this afternoon, Mike will be Skyping in and so will some of our other friends. There will be a LIVE What a Maneuver Book Club at some point, plus donating could win you free games via Steam!
Stephen Hopkins of Poverty Game Night returns again to escape the embrace of the vampire.
My love of Castlevania is what initially got me interested enough in Dracula to read the novel back when I was in high school. Since then, I have played a whole bunch of Castlevania games and watched a whole bunch of Dracula movies, not all of the movies, because that is impossible, but a lot. One of the things that is very intriguing about the story of Dracula is that it has had as many interpretations as Castlevania‘s Dracula has had resurrections. The Dracula of the novel is a completely different character than that of most other versions, but that’s cool. The subtext of sexuality in the character a hundred years ago is the plain text of sexuality today. Anyway, I’m not here to write some college thesis, I’m here to simply write about some Draculas.