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The 3DS version of Resident Evil Revelations was not the success it should have been. In my humbl... more
Sony "dropped the ball" with Demon's Souls, SCE Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida confessed to Polygon. After co-developing the acclaimed PlayStation 3 title with From Software, Sony declined to publish the game in w... more
God, I'm looking forward to The Evil Within. Shinji Mikami, back doing horror, and backed by one of the few publishers with enough balls left to not stick cravenly to focus-tested sludge. Couldn't be happier with that.
Daylight is the psychological horror title developed by Zombie Studios (and published by Atlus) that will be hitting PlayStation 4 and PC in 2014. After some hands-on time, I can honestly say that the game really did manage t... more
In typical Techland fashion, our first look at Dying Light in motion stems from a CGI trailer. I'm hopeful this is a good indication of the general vibe the studio is going for with its freerunning-centric zombie survival ti... more
Boo! Did I scare you? No? Well, Zombie Studios' upcoming PC and PS4 thriller Daylight might. Atlus will be handling the publishing for this downloadable title, and it's console-exclusive home is on the PlayStation 4. When it... more
Tonight's episode of GTTV just revealed that Zombie Studios' psychological horror game, Daylight, is coming to both PS4 and PC next year. This is exciting as Zombie tells us that they've worked hard to scare the sh*t ou... more
British tabloid The Daily Mail has a review for The Last of Us, a game enjoying perhaps the most unanimous critical acclaim in videogame history. The Mail, ever a bastion of wisdom and judicious thinking, feels it doesn'... more
It's a shame that every time I hear about Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, the takeaway ends up being "You're going to love this, but won't be able to play it anytime soon." Which would be fine if the thing preventing me was my o... more
In the past five years, the notion of a zombie apocalypse has grown from cult horror amusement to worldwide mainstream fascination. The videogame industry latched onto it with eagerness, and this generation has drowned us in ... more
If the world were to end today, would you be capable of murder? The Last of Us co-star Ellie asks that depressing question and more in a new live trailer spot for the game, showcasing one man's evolution from a content worke... more
The progress Precursor Games has made toward successfully funding Shadow of the Eternals has not been happening at the kind of rate that inspires much confidence. With two weeks left to go on the Kickstarter front, the studio... more
The target release date for Undead Labs' State of Decay recently got out by way of a GameStop listing which has, as luck would have it, turned out to be accurate. After writing an in-depth blog post discussing the approval pr... more
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... more
A new trailer for Darkwood made itself available today, showcasing some pre-alpha gameplay. It's a top-down affair with elements of survival horror and roguelike gameplay, and is that torchlight doubling as a health status? ... more
I know you're all worried to the point of a nervous breakdown over whether or not the recently released console version of Resident Evil Revelations will have lots of downloadable content. You may now put your terrors to bed,... more
I feel like we've been hearing a lot about The Last of Us lately, but that's far from a bad thing, as I'm finally starting to get a better idea of how it'll actually play. Here's more talk about the action-survival game, dir... more
I love to play some videogames in a single sitting. Some call that "marathoning." Survival horror games are especially satisfying when played this way. I've done this with all of the Fatal Frame and Silent Hill titl... more
Resident Evil Revelations was a great action horror title. So good, it absolutely humiliated Resident Evil 6 by being superior in every single way -- a fact made especially delicious considering it was a 3DS game in contrast ... more
[Update: Full re-run of this episode here.]
The last time we had Jasper Byrne on Sup Holmes, he had just released his critically acclaimed survival horror title Lone Survivor. Like his Silent Hill 2 remake Soundless Mountain... more
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? more
[Update: Poll CLOSED! Wii U dominated. Look forward to our review soon.
Update: MAJOR upset! It has come to light that a PC copy WILL be made available for review purposes, and will be added as a late starter in the poll. A P... more
Among the Sleep, Krillbite's exciting horror game played from the perspective of a two-year-old, has reached its Kickstarter goal of $200,000, getting the funding it needs to be finished and polished for a 2013 release. ... more
Today is your lucky day, as Capcom, in an odd twist of fate has actually confirmed content that is not DLC. It seems as if three new costumes will be coming to the console and PC version of Resident Evil Revelations, in the f... more
Wii U launch title ZombiU may be getting a sequel, at least if Ubisoft's prototype version is deemed successful. Ubisoft Montpellier has an early version in the works, according to creative director Jean-Philippe Caro.
The National Entertainment Collectibles Association, a.k.a. NECA, has just revealed a new San Diego Comic-Con-exclusive figurine of Friday the 13th's Jason Voorhees. Now, why would I be talking about film merch on a videogame... more
Krillbite Studios has announced that the alpha build of its toddler-themed horror game Among the Sleep will be made public tomorrow. The game, currently trying to accrue money on Kickstarter, can be obtained in demo form by v... more
System Shock 2 is one of those games that everyone should get around to playing eventually. It's an eerie and atmospheric first-person shooter with RPG elements that truly was ahead of its time. Some folks like it better... more
Capcom has upgraded the status of the Resident Evil: Revelations demo on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and Steam from "soon" to May 14, 2013. While in the clarifying mood, the company also noted that European PlayStation Ne... more
I may or may not have let out an audible "Holy sh*t!" while watching this trailer for The Forest, a first-person survival horror game looking for support on Steam Greenlight. Not because of a jump scare, mind you -- it happe... more
Sci-fi/horror mastermind John Carpenter (The Thing, Escape from New York ... uh, Ghosts of Mars?) told Game Informer that Dead Space would make for a great film and he'd make for a great person to direct it.
"I maintain that ... more
Acid Wizard Studio's top-down survival horror game Darkwood caught my eye recently with some early gameplay footage. The developers were up front about the possibility of a crowdfunding campaign, and that time has come. It's... more
I'd tell you everything this new behind the scenes clip of The Last of Us contains but I had to shut it off halfway through.
The enemies -- the focus of the clip -- freak me out too much, which is to say that fungi freaks me... more
The crowdfunding campaign for Shadow of Eternals, the long-awaited spiritual sequel to Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem, has begun. The title is being developed by Precursor Games, a new studio formed last year from the as... more
Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly is creeping its way onto PlayStation Network this week. Its arrival is hot on the heels of the original Fatal Frame, which only landed on Sony's online service a few short weeks ago.... more
Capcom's latest look at Resident Evil Revelations features a few of the developers behind the project as they detail what inspired them to create the new monsters. Basically, the ideas came from real viruses and how dangerou... more
Deadly Premonition may be the most well known review I've ever written. It's certainly one of the most debated 10/10 scores I've ever awarded -- though I've not awarded too many. It's a score I stand by wholeheartedly, and De... more
[Update: According to IGN, Shadow of the Eternals will consist of twelve episodic releases for Wii U and PC. Precursor Games is seeking $1,500,000 to fund the project.]
More than ten years later, a spiritual successor t... more
Few game genres bring about the kind of debate over terminology that horror does. Or maybe it only feels that way because it's the one I can't turn away from when the insults start flying. It took no time at all for folks to ... more
Europe is getting two special editions of The Last of Us and Sony has provided a couple of new videos to give us a better look at what each edition contains. The Joel and Ellie editions each include the same stuff, the only ... more
I sat across the fire from my longtime companion, Philip the pigman, in complete silence. Philip and I had been through a lot together, hunting down terrifying creatures of the night, felling mighty trees, and scoffing all th... more
Among the Sleep is an upcoming horror game, all about being a two-year-old child. Yeah, it's spooky!
The game's currently trying to get Kickstarter funding and, unlike many Kickstarters, your ol' pal Jim Sterl... more
Even without Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami's name so prominently attached to The Evil Within, I like to believe that I'd still be this eager to see more of the upcoming PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and next-ge... more
Your ol' pals Jim and Yahtzee are back with some more poetic justice. This week, your ears can be teased with the tale of Always John and Fear's Farewell. They are poems, you see. About videogames.
I'm a tea drinker, but I'm drinking coffee this morning in honor of this new launch trailer for Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut. Burned my lips but it felt so good.
We're about a week away from the game's April 30 lau... more
PlayStation's Spring Fever continues this week as all of the available Resident Evil titles on the PlayStation Network are discounted up to 65% off. Like with the Grand Theft Auto sale last week, all the games here are disco... more
Resident Evil: Revelations finally looks like a return to the Resident Evil that many have longed for, and many who didn't have a 3DS have hoped that it would come to consoles and PC. With that the wish being granted and due ... more
Well, I done goofed when I was making the thumbnail for this episode. The Evil Inside is not an actual video game. I am dumb.
Today's formerly-live Destructoid Show covers the announcement of Bethesda and Shinji Mikami's new... more
Bethesda has just announced a brand new survival horror from the Resident Evil overlord, Shinji Mikami. Said to be his final game, Mikami's new title is The Evil Within, a game that promises to be a true survival horror expe... more
[Update: The Kickstarter page is now live!]
Among the Sleep has been part of my feverish dreams ever since it was announced so many months ago. You play as a two-year-old child, navigating a world that is fueled by the overac... more