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Sound Card 009: The top ten Castlevania songs OF ALL TIME photo
Sound Card 009: The top ten Castlevania songs OF ALL TIME
by Tony Ponce

This Halloween, you might feel like turning down the lights and cranking up the frights with a run through of a classic game like Resident Evil or Silent Hill. But for my time and money, nothing beats the premier name in action horror -- Castlevania!

Castlevania may not be the first thing you think of when someone says "horror," but there really is no greater poster child for the genre. This is a series that originally drew inspiration from old Universal and Hammer monster movies, paying homage to icons like Frankenstein's Creature, the Wolf Man, and of course Dracula. Over the years, it started to incorporate monsters and myths from cultures the world over. Castlevania is really just one giant hoedown with nearly every ghoul and foul hellspawn from all of human history.

And what better way is there to celebrate such a remarkable franchise than with a totally objective list of the best Castlevania songs of all time? From gothic jazz to vampire rock, each tune is distinct and memorable in its own way. I guarantee that, by the time you finish reading this list, you'll feel like a badass, whip-cracking, axe-throwing, superhuman hunter of the night!

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2:30 PM on 10.31.2012

Dead or Alive 5 costume packs just in time for Halloween

What would Halloween be without sexy costumes? I went into one of those mega-sized Halloween pop-up stores the other day to find that two-thirds of the store was sexy female costumes. They only had crap like 'bloody surgeon' ...

Dale North

1:45 PM on 10.31.2012

Podtoid 225: Double-Ghost Gangbang

It's a spooky Halloween episode! The gang has a proper scary time, talking about Nintendooooaaaah and the Wii-OOOOOH, followed by some lovely Halloween tips for Jonathan Holmes. He will definitely do them, especially all the ...

Jim Sterling



Last call! Show us your videogame-themed costumes! photo
Last call! Show us your videogame-themed costumes!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winner is Serkderg the Herkderg!]

What better way to celebrate Halloween than by dressing up as your favorite videogame character? And what better incentive to share that costume with the world than the chance to win a free game?!

From now until Halloween, posting a pic of yourself in your videogame-themed Halloween costume will enter you to win a $60 game of your choice! Just snap a pic and drop it in the comments thread below; don't forget to hold up a Dtoid sign so we know it's you!

If you need inspiration, hit up the 2012 Costumetoid thread in our Forums! You have until 11:59 PM Pacific on Wednesday, October 31st to enter, and the contest is open worldwide. After the deadline hits, we'll be picking our favorite, so dress to impress!

Good luck, and bring on the sexy!

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11:00 AM on 10.31.2012

GOG.com has a Halloween 'Not-Scary Games' sale

GOG.com is running one of its ever-present discount offers from today until November 2, all in the name of Halloween. Despite having plenty of horror-themed experiences in its library, the service is playing the irony card an...

Jim Sterling

10:00 PM on 10.29.2012

Pinball Arcade adding Elvira table in time for Halloween

I love Pinball, as I'm sure readers of this blog are well aware. I'm also deeply affectionate for the Mistress of the Dark, Elvira, late-night spookshow queen of the eighties and nineties. So, it's no surprise that I'm highl...

Conrad Zimmerman

3:00 PM on 10.29.2012

Jimquisition: Scare Tactics

Dr. Jonathan Crane accepts an invite to give the Jimquisition a lesson in fear. It's the Halloween special, and while your ol' pal Sterling confronts his greatest nightmares, a long-hated horror trope is discussed, defended,...

Jim Sterling

12:45 PM on 10.29.2012

Steam's Halloween sale is on now

Valve wants to let you know that they've unleashed "monster savings" on many titles in what they're calling their Spooky Spectacular. Over 80 titles are available at "scary" low prices from now until "about the time all the p...

Dale North

2:00 PM on 10.27.2012

brentalfloss and Dj CUTMAN's ode to Slender Man

brentalfloss and Dj CUTMAN have each been playing the collaboration game recently, and now their journey has brought them into each other's arms. With Brent on lyrical duties and CUTMAN on sound production, the duo are here ...

Tony Ponce

3:45 PM on 10.26.2012

Mega64: Are you ready for a scare story?

"Submitted for the approval of the Mega64 Midnight Society... my story is called... 'The Legend of Gameface!'" Mega64 has a special "scare story" for y'all this Halloween. At seven and a half minutes in length, it's one of the group's longer videos in quite a while, but I enjoyed every second of it, "Shyamalan twist" ending and all. Mega64: The Legend of Gameface [YouTube]

Tony Ponce



Destructoid's Massive Halloween Round-up photo
Destructoid's Massive Halloween Round-up
by Dale North

[Update: Even more Halloween content has been added!]

In the week or so before Halloween every year, game makers like to promote their wares with themed events, items, downloadable content and more. This year is no exception, with plenty of treats to hand out to the kiddies. We've rounded up every Halloween-related game event or content we could find for you in one handy list. 

If there's something we've missed or something you would like added, please let us know.

[cue coyotes howling and chains rattling]

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10:30 AM on 10.26.2012

League of Legends Harrowing event officially begins

A week ago, Riot Games teased its new Halloween event while keeping a good bit of detail secret. Now, not only are more details available, the event has gone live and is in action! There's a new champ out, new harrowing-them...

Sterling Aiayla Lyons

10:00 PM on 10.22.2012

Guild Wars 2: Shadow of the Mad King starts today

If you've been neglecting Guild Wars 2 as I regrettably have, the latest content update should offer plenty of incentive for you to clear some time for ArenaNet's Halloween festivities. Shadow of the Mad King begins today wit...

Jordan Devore

11:00 PM on 10.18.2012

Halloween comes early to The Secret World

Are you still playing The Secret World? Now would be a good time to log back in, as Funcom has pushed out some Halloween-centric content by way of the new update, Issue #3: The Cat God. It wouldn't be an MMO without nods to ...

Jordan Devore

7:00 PM on 10.17.2012

New League of Legends Halloween event detailed

Riot Games has been very well known for celebrating holiday events in League of Legends with a great deal of flair. This Halloween seems to be no different with the announcement of The Shadow Isles, a newly revealed area of t...

Sterling Aiayla Lyons

4:15 PM on 10.16.2012

Check out these impressive Atlus-o-Weenie costume entries

Some of the early entries in Atlus' yearly Halloween costume contest, Atlus-o-Weenie, are pretty impressive. The top prize is technically a $300 Amazon gift card, but it's obvious that the real prize here is bragging rights. ...

Dale North