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1:30 PM on 03.19.2013

Silent Hill: Book of Memories DLC and patch hits today

Silent Hill: Book of Memories is today getting a patch, making substantial improvements to the way the game plays. Based on player feedback, WayForward is hoping to make its PS Vita dungeon crawler a "kinder" experience by re...

Jim Sterling



Co-op and horror don't work together in Dead Space 3 photo
Co-op and horror don't work together in Dead Space 3
by Taylor Stein

The room is dark, cold, and unusually calm. The once bare walkways are now riddled with blood and severed limbs. In the distance, a faint hum can be heard echoing throughout the metal encampment. Its repetition is a solid reminder that you are alone. A solitary light flickers in the corner, and shadows crisscross the floor. You take a step forward. Then pause. After a brief intermission your pace continues. With another wary stride you've nearly traversed the makeshift graveyard. As tensions begin to lift, the door beckons you to embrace its promise of safety.

Apprehension shifts to resolution, and you make a quick dash for the exit. In a split second, the uneasy stillness is transformed into utter chaos. Mangled bodies emerge from the vents above and behind, cutting off your escape. You are surrounded and a flurry of trigger-pulls will not save you. Just as all is lost, as waves of red pulse around the corners of the screen, your friend who has been too busy texting the whole time, picks up the controller and easily trumps the creatures encroaching on your position. Phew, lucky there were two of us.

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2:45 PM on 12.23.2012

Sup Holmes gets slimy with Skullgirls' Mariel Cartwright

There was a time when my highest aspiration in life was to draw my own 2D fighting game. As I got older, I discovered that without the utmost talent, patience, and dedication, it was never going to happen (which is why it ha...

Jonathan Holmes

2:45 PM on 11.18.2012

Sup Holmes is horrorified with WayForward's Adam Tierney

[Destructoid's Director of Communications Hamza Aziz asked Jonathan Holmes to make a show called 'Sup, Holmes?' so that Destructoid could later sell a t-shirt that says 'Sup, Holmes?' on it. This is that show. Subscribe...

Jonathan Holmes

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

12:30 PM on 10.26.2012

Flixist reviewed Silent Hill: Revelations 3D!

Matthew Razak was scheduled to promote the review for Silent Hill: Revelations 3D over on Flixist, but apparently his stupid office has Destructoid blocked. Can't think why! In any case, it falls to me to do the cross-pollina...

Jim Sterling



Review: Silent Hill: Book of Memories  photo
Review: Silent Hill: Book of Memories
by Jim Sterling

Silent Hill: Book of Memories has been a controversial release, despised almost from the outset by fans who viewed it as a betrayal of the series, an abandonment of the survival horror trappings that apparently must be reflected in every single Silent Hill game, spin-off or otherwise. 

I've been a staunch defender of the game's right to exist, declaring that no sequential game should be bound to the blueprint laid out in the original, provided the game itself turns out to be enjoyable. Having played small sections of the game, I became more confident in WayForward's ability to craft a great dungeon-crawler with a Silent Hill flavor.

All I can say is ... what did I do, Book of Memories? What did I do to make you hate me this much?

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12:30 PM on 10.15.2012

Konami explains Silent Hill: Book of Memories delays

Silent Hill: Book of Memories, the first Silent Hill title for the PlayStation Vita, has seen its fair share of delays during the course of its development; first being delayed by a month from February to March...

Harry Monogenis

3:00 PM on 10.04.2012

Konami announces Book of Memories demo from Tuesday

Konami has today officially announced that a Silent Hill: Book of Memories demo is available to download from the PlayStation Store for your PS Vita handheld entertainment device. If you were confused at all about what you do...

Jim Sterling

4:00 AM on 09.28.2012

Silent Hill: Book of Memories demo on PSN next week

Here's one last bit of news to come out of this evening's event hosted by Konami. Silent Hill: Book of Memories will have its demo released in North America next week. Europeans received access to the demo, available on...

Conrad Zimmerman

2:00 PM on 09.27.2012

Konami has asked Hideo Kojima to helm Silent Hill

At the Eurogamer Expo, Hideo Kojima said something that made all my dreams come true at once -- Konami's president had asked him to make a Silent Hill game. His response, while not exactly the most promising, was receptive en...

Jim Sterling





12:30 PM on 09.25.2012

Silent Hill: Book of Memories demo out tomorrow

[Update: This is in Europe only. Apparently there's no word on a US demo. Because Konami.] If you're curious as to what WayForward has done to "ruin" Silent Hill for everybody, you'll be delighted to know that a Book of Memor...

Jim Sterling



TGS: Silent Hill: Book of Memories isn't heavy reading photo
TGS: Silent Hill: Book of Memories isn't heavy reading
by Allistair Pinsof

Let's be honest: The Silent Hill name was tarnished long ago. Somewhere between that awful Hollywood film and The Room, a game that was never supposed to and never should have been a Silent Hill entry. Things have gotten even worse over the years, from what I hear and read. Within this context, Book of Memories may be the best thing to happen to the series in some time because it is, in the very least, competent.

WayForward (Contra 4, Aliens: Infestation) are taking the survival horror out of the series and putting a top-down action-RPG in its place. If you are a fan of games like Baulder's Gate: Dark Alliance or Torchlight, you may find this a welcome addition to your Vita library. The combat feels good, smart use of touch controls makes managing inventory a breeze, and the signature sounds of the series give the game some familiarity.

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12:30 PM on 09.07.2012

Silent Hill producer calls out fans over Book of Memories

As we've discussed before, Silent Hill's fanbase is currently afflicted by an irrationally emotional hatred of Silent Hill: Book of Memories, the handheld spin-off developed by WayForward. Series producer Tomm Hulett has beco...

Jim Sterling

1:00 PM on 09.05.2012

Silent Hill HD Collection is much worse than we thought

Twin Perfect has posted some of the most well researched Silent Hill analysis videos on the internet and now they have put their magnifying glass to Konami's much maligned HD collection. If Konami paid close attentio...

Allistair Pinsof

7:30 PM on 09.04.2012

Place your bets: Resident Evil's Hunk vs. Pyramid Head

A few months ago, we featured Uncharted Blood Lines, a fan movie by filmmaker Brett Driver. Brett has uploaded a number of game-themed videos to his YouTube page in the past, and now he's working on Videogame Deathmatch, a n...

Tony Ponce