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7:30 PM on 06.12.2014

Is-elated: Alien Isolation surpassed my expectations, approached my wildest hopes

I've been treating Alien: Isolation coldly. If I don't let myself get invested or excited, I can't be hurt. I think Alien is a perfect piece of film making. That doesn't need, should never have been, a franchise. I played one...

Steven Hansen

2:30 PM on 06.10.2014

Alien: Isolation is more than just you and a Xenomorph

At the reveal event for Alien: Isolation, we were shown a lengthy demo that got right to the heart of the conflict at-hand: Amanda Ripley trying to navigate a space station as a very aggressive Xenomorph hunted her. In our fi...

Brett Makedonski

9:00 AM on 05.27.2014

The Evil Within seems like it forgot the 'horror' in 'pure survival horror'

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 fo...

Brett Makedonski

5:45 PM on 04.11.2014

The Evil Within isn't looking very evil so far

A behind-closed-doors play session for upcoming survival horror game The Evil Within wasn't as evil as I hoped it would be. I still have high hopes for the next game from Resident Evil vet Shinji Mikami and his new ...

Dale North

7:00 AM on 04.04.2014

SOMA is underwater horror with flashy monsters & average crabs

When I see the name SOMA, all capitalized as Amnesia developer Frictional is wont to stylize, I think of my dentist. Because that's its name. And it's not a scary thought. I never had frightening associations with dentistry, ...

Steven Hansen

11:00 AM on 01.07.2014

Alien: Isolation captures the mood of Ridley Scott's film

Have you ever been hunted? I haven't (in a videogame or, thankfully, real life). Some games make veiled attempts to simulate the sense, but as long as you learn and know the correct order of operations, they usually don't tak...

Brett Makedonski

10:01 AM on 01.07.2014

Alien: Isolation is nothing like Colonial Marines

There we were. The same notion on everyone’s mind, whether they liked it or not. Members of the press conflicted in their reluctant eagerness to address, key developers dreading the topic altogether. It clouded the air,...

Brett Makedonski

10:00 AM on 01.07.2014

Alien: Isolation is the new game in the Alien franchise

After months of rampant Internet speculation, Sega has finally revealed that Alien: Isolation is the new title in the Alien(s) franchise, and that it's being developed by Creative Assembly, the studio behind the Tot...

Brett Makedonski

12:16 PM on 11.06.2013

Dead Rising 3: One hell of a comeback

I won't spend as much time on Dead Rising 3 as I did with some of the other Xbox One pre-launch previews as we've covered it a fair bit in the past. We first saw it at E3 and thought that it looked and sounded rough. But our ...

Dale North

3:00 PM on 10.21.2013

Daylight scared the sh*t out of me

Daylight? More like Darklight. Because it's so fu*king dark in here and I can't god damn see and there are fu*king ghosts everywhere god damn it Hamza why did you make me preview this game. This is what I remembered a few min...

Steven Hansen

1:00 PM on 10.21.2013

Getting spooked in Daylight while wearing an Oculus Rift

Sensory deprivation can be relaxing. It can also be terrifying in extreme measures, like the sound proof acoustic chamber that causes its guests to hallucinate. Wearing an Oculus Rift is a little bit like that. Especially in ...

Steven Hansen

8:20 PM on 08.30.2013

Betrayer is really confusing, but in a good way

I played Betrayer today, and I have no idea what it's about. Not because of any sort of inattentiveness on my part, but because the ex-Monolith developers don't want me to know what it's about. That's kind of the intrig...

Brett Makedonski

12:00 PM on 05.28.2013

A return to true survival horror with The Evil Within

A return to true survival horror. That's what Shinji Mikami, father of Resident Evil, and his new studio, Tango Gameworks, aims to do with The Evil Within. I saw the game in action at an E3 pre-show recently, and they've cert...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

12:00 PM on 05.18.2013

Preview: The Last of Us

I was skeptical of The Last of Us. Despite all the hype and high promises, to me, it looked like post-apocalyptic Uncharted. I wasn't sold on the dynamic nature of how the game progressed, and as we all know, zombies have been literally done to death in the past five years. Then, I got a chance to actually play it. How many days until June 14th again?

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 03.07.2013

Dead Space 3: Awakened is a return to survival horror

Overall, I really enjoyed Dead Space 3. There were points that it dragged on, but a lot of the stuff near the end in those last few levels made it up for me. Still, Dead Space 2 is my favorite of the franchise largely because...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

3:00 AM on 02.14.2013

Hands-on with Resident Evil: Revelations on consoles

Last month, Capcom announced the release of Resident Evil: Revelations for consoles and PC. Originally playable on the Nintendo 3DS, Capcom saw Revelations as a return to the series’ roots, and taking a step back from t...

Alessandro Fillari