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10:49 AM on 05.27.2014

Oh, the horror! The Evil Within delayed two months

The Evil Within is staying hidden in the shadows a little bit longer than anticipated. However, there aren't any surprise jump scares here; we know exactly when to expect it. Originally slated for a August 26 release, Be...

Brett Makedonski



The Evil Within seems like it forgot the 'horror' in 'pure survival horror' photo
The Evil Within seems like it forgot the 'horror' in 'pure survival horror'
by Brett Makedonski

All too often, survival horror titles perform poorly in some areas, but it's somehow acceptable because that's the trade-off for being survival horror. If the experience is tense and scary, it seems like everything else is forgivable. That's a very important "if" however, because if it doesn't deliver on the horror front, you're suddenly left with a game that just performs poorly.

After having almost two hours of hands-on time with The Evil Within, it's perilously close to falling into this category.

As a disclaimer of sorts, I was thrust into two levels at varying points of the story. Chapter 4 and Chapter 8 were the two sections shown, and both were ineffective at providing any scares, any true adrenaline-pumping moments, or really anything even noteworthy. For what it's worth, maybe I was missing the context of the previous parts of the game that might give others an overarching sense of fear. As isolated incidents, they were just dull.

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6:30 PM on 05.23.2014

New Vegas' lead designer wants more than 'black-and-white choice' in Fallout 4

It seems as if every Fallout fan has their own wishlist for the next installment in the series. Many hope for certain locations and settings, some yearn for robust characters, and others desire specific game mechanics. H...

Brett Makedonski

3:30 PM on 05.20.2014

Play Wolfenstein 3D in Wolfenstein: The New Order

Wolfenstein: The New Order is out today and that's all well and good. Instead of talking about what's new, let's take a look at this easter egg in which you take a nap and play through the first level of Wolfenstein 3D. It's...

Jordan Devore

2:00 PM on 05.16.2014

Oblivion is also coming to Skyrim thanks to modders

The folks doing impressive work over at The Elder Scrolls Renewal Project aren't merely bringing the content of Morrowind into Skyrim with Skywind -- they're also giving Oblivion (and its DLC) the same treatment with a proje...

Jordan Devore





9:00 AM on 05.15.2014

Enter the House of the Rising Sun in Wolfenstein: The New Order launch trailer

We're turning the bend now ever-so-quickly to May 20, when Wolfenstein: The New Order is finally releasing, so I'll finally stop talking about it and play it whenever I can purchase it, and so you can put the anticipation to...

Brittany Vincent

5:30 PM on 05.14.2014

This working Pip-Boy 3000 was created for astronauts, but you could use it too

How many times while playing through Fallout 3 did you stop to wish you had your very own Pip-Boy 3000? Every five minutes? Me too. Now, we're one step closer to actually having our very own Pip-Boy, straight from the vault....

Brittany Vincent

12:00 AM on 05.13.2014

Glean some interesting facts about Skyrim from this Did You Know Gaming? video

I don't watch too many YouTube video series, but I quite enjoy some of the facts Did You Know Gaming? serves up. Sometimes I actually walk away having learned a little something. I ended up liking the latest entry to the DYK...

Brittany Vincent

6:30 PM on 05.07.2014

Wolfenstein: The New Order international edition geo-locked outside of Germany

Due to stringent regulations under German law about the restricted sale of Nazi-related content and symbols, Bethesda is geo-locking the international version of Wolfenstein: The New Order. The New Order's copious usage of Na...

Brittany Vincent

4:30 PM on 05.01.2014

Is your system man enough to run Wolfenstein: The New Order?

If you've been shamelessly gearing up for Wolfenstein: The New Order like me, you're probably ready to get your hands on the game by now. If you want to get your affairs in order and get your PC and/or consoles ready for its ...

Brittany Vincent

9:00 AM on 04.29.2014

It's 'Stealth vs Mayhem' in latest Wolfenstein: The New Order trailer

Wolfenstein: The New Order’s new trailer is out, and the good folks at Bethesda play the same segment twice for our amusement: the first, a little like Hitman, and the second time, like Serious Sam. From the moment I s...

Brittany Vincent

3:00 PM on 04.20.2014

Here's 30 minutes of Wolfenstein: The New Order gameplay

Bethesda hosted a livestream recently showing off about 30 minutes of Wolfenstein: The New Order gameplay. This was the demo fans got to play during PAX East, but now you can watch it yourself thanks to the power of the worl...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

5:30 PM on 04.18.2014

The mod that's bringing Morrowind into Skyrim is coming along nicely

Devise a lofty goal for fans to work toward and they'll come together to create something truly remarkable. This is Skywind, an in-progress mod for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim that intends to bring the content of Morrowind i...

Jordan Devore

9:30 AM on 04.17.2014

'Nuka Cola' trademark applications filed by Zenimax Media

Could a new Fallout game or property be in the works? Recently, ZeniMax Media, parent company of Bethesda Softworks, quietly filed three separate trademarks for "Nuka Cola." Delicious and informative, yes? Nuka Cola is a favo...

Brittany Vincent

10:00 PM on 04.16.2014

Pre-order Wolfenstein: The New Order on Steam and wear swanky hats in TF2

Wolfenstein: The New Order is up for pre-order on Steam, and while my finger is hovering over the mouse to pull the trigger and make it Steam official, here's an interesting tidbit that might sway you into giving it a chance ...

Brittany Vincent

8:00 PM on 04.16.2014

The Evil Within is totally disrespectful to barbed wire, you guys

The Evil Within looks like it has the potential to make me giggle with devilish glee, so I really hope it doesn't disappoint. Unfortunately, I have to take issue with its negative portrayal of barbed wire. Luckily, The Onion...

Brittany Vincent