My Fondest Memory of H. R. Giger is a Little Game Called ‘Dark Seed’

Before I was a nerdy 28-year-old playing video games on Xbox, I was a nerdy 12-year-old playing computer games on a Macintosh that was the size of a dishwasher. My own personal version of Silent Hill was Dark Seed. To this day, after barely being able to hold my controller through Doom, Bioshock, Condemned, F.E.A.R, Dead Space and Resident Evil, Dark Seed remains the scariest game I’ve ever played.

You start as a man with a persistent headache who, after a lot of frustrating clicking and pointing, ends up traveling through a mirror into a parallel universe that is nothing but nightmares and evil alien beings. It ends with you peeing yourself.  Continue reading “My Fondest Memory of H. R. Giger is a Little Game Called ‘Dark Seed’”

Funny Video: Granny Sh*t Talks While Playing GTA V

In case you hadn’t heard, everyone and their grandma, apparently, are playing GTA V this month.

There’s parachuting, “Grand Theft Auto hell” for bad sports who blow up personal vehicles and a $500,000 stimulus package that no one needs because everyone’s making virtual millions using car-selling glitches.

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A LOT of People Have ‘Gears of War’ Tattoos

The Gears of War Facebook page just added a large chunk of photos the an album labeled “Tattoos.”

I like Gears of War as much as the next girl…

It’s gory, humorous and sometimes heartbreaking (things don’t go swimmingly for Dom’s wife Maria, Tai, and others), but the ink creativity doesn’t seem to span far past the game’s skull-in-gear logo.

Some (elaborate ticker, themed eyeball) are better than others but since there’s no exact word on a fourth Gears game, especially not from Epic, we can consider these tattoos retro in about two years.

Still not the worst image you can have permanently branded on your body. Sadly, nothing beats THIS.

Trailer: BioShock Infinite, Beast Of America

October, November and December are the undisputed biggest video game months of the year with Dishonored, Assassin’s Creed 3, Halo 4 andBlack Ops 2 releasing.

If you’re looking for something in the following months, pick up BioShock Infinite. A third installment and departure from the previous two, due February 26, 2013.  Continue reading “Trailer: BioShock Infinite, Beast Of America”

Michael Fassbender Will Bring ‘Assassin’s Creed’ To Life

Michael Fassbender has played a metal-grasping superhero in X-Men: First Class, a despicable sex addict in Shame, and a devious android in Prometheus. His next big role is perhaps more daring than any of those…

He has been cast as Desmond Miles/Altaïr in a big screen version of Assassin’s CreedIt’s nerve-wracking because movies based on video games are commonly unsuccessful (Doom, Super Mario Bros., Alone In The Dark).  Continue reading “Michael Fassbender Will Bring ‘Assassin’s Creed’ To Life”

The Biggest Video Game Reveals At E3

At the biggest yearly video game event, Electronic Entertainment Expo, I’ve seen many promising games. All from the comfort of my home, I mean, I can’t be bothered to to fly to L.A. just to be overwhelmed by crowds and demos.

G4 is sufficient. I appreciated the Aisha Tyler-hosted Ubisoft event over the boring bigwigs at EA. So far, the trailers for Halo 4, Assassin’s Creed 3, and The Avengers: Battle for Earth are the most exciting.

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The Elder Scrolls MMO And Why You Might Never See Your Spouse Again

ZeniMax and Bethesda have announced plans for an Elder Scrolls MMO (massively multiplayer online game) with a release date sometime in 2013. Screenshots and a teaser trailer have already hit the viral internerd highway.

Here’s why you might never see your spouse again. If you don’t live under a rock, you know that the Elder Scrolls series reached new heights of popularity with its fifth installment, Skyrim.

If you thought that was bad, wait until there’s no ending to the game, which is exactly what an MMO is. A neverending addiction that sucks you in using the basic human gluttony instinct.  Continue reading “The Elder Scrolls MMO And Why You Might Never See Your Spouse Again”

Got My Copy Of ‘The Witcher 2’ Today

I pre-ordered The Witcher 2, which I’ve heard is as good as Skyrim and Dragon Age, from GameStop ages ago and nearly forgot about it until I received the customary “your order has shipped” email yesterday.

It’s the Enhanced Edition, which is regular price but comes with this heinous wolf keychain.

Oh, and in a separate package, no less.

Two plastic envelopes with bubble wrap-liner. One with the game, which already has 3-discs, a quest manuel plus foldout map and another with the keychain and an invoice. Continue reading “Got My Copy Of ‘The Witcher 2’ Today”

My Favorite Childhood Game Is Now Available For iPad

I had fairly orthodox interests as a child, Legos, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, dirt, and the one unorthodox love – text-based role playing games.

As a longtime Mac user I struggled especially hard to find games that were to my liking. Warcraft, Doom, Escape Velocity and Marathon are wonderful non-RPGs but my love for the Exile series by the indie company Spiderweb Software was/is unrivaled.

The first game (Exile: Escape From The Pit) was released in 1995. This month a remastered version of the original (retitled Avernum) was made available for the computer and iPad, a first for the company.

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Woman Pepper Sprays 20 Wal-Mart Customers For Black Friday Xbox Sale

In the Porter Ranch neighborhood of Los Angeles, California a woman took notes from Occupy movement police officers when she pepper sprayed a group of people during a black Friday sale at Wal-Mart in order to get ahead of other customers during an Xbox sale.

The attack occurred at around 10:20 p.m. on Thursday just after the doors had opened for the post-Thanksgiving sales rush. The woman, who has yet to be identified though the footage was partially captured on an onlooker’s cell phone, harmed 20 people, all treated with minor injuries.

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Megan Fox’s ‘Halo: Reach’ Addiction

In an interview with Steve Weintraub of at the Toronto Film Festival, Megan Fox dropped a mega bomb of nerd perfection upon the world. She’s ‘addicted’ to Halo and plays online constantly!

“I have Halo: Reach. I have a complete addiction to that game. It is sick. I play online mostly and [other gamers] have no idea. They make fun of my gamer tag too because it is funny. They are all a bunch of guys and it is clear that I am a girl so they make fun of my name, and they have no idea they are making fun of me.”

The Transformers/Friends With Kids actress also told Weintraub, that her go-to karaoke song is “Sweet Child O’ Mine…”

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The 20th Anniversary of Super Nintendo (Best of SNES)

Everybody’s favorite classic gaming console is the Super Nintendo, originally released in North America on August 23, 1991. The “Super Nintendo Entertainment System” abbreviated “SNES,” had/has the widest assortment of iconic games of any system to date not to mention evolutionary graphics for their time, plus catchier songs than anything on Top 40 radio. It was a lucky thing to own a SNES in the 90’s, they originally went for around $200 but lowered to $99 in their later years.

SNES is the 7th bestselling console of all time (2nd best of the 90’s after Playstation) and that includes all recent consoles, not to mention inflation. I actually remember renting a SN and a few games (usually Donkey Kong) at the video store in the early 90’s. Nowadays, it’s practically unheard of to walk into a video store let alone rent a game AND an entire console. Now we have Redbox…

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