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8:00 PM on 10.31.2014

2Dark: Original Alone in the Dark creator's new horror game

You know how there's a new Alone in the Dark game stumbling out of Atari's HQ drunk enough to face the disappointment in all of our faces when it arrives? Yeah? Forget that game. Frederick Raynal, good-haired creator of the ...

Steven Hansen

6:00 PM on 10.30.2014

Fangs for the Memories: P.T.'s View to a Kill

[Dtoid community blogger SpaghettiOReilly was creeped out by the P.T. demo and rightfully so. It wasn't just what they saw but what they heard as well. Want to see your own stuff appear on the front page? Go write something! --Occams Electric Toothbrush]

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2:30 PM on 10.29.2014

The Evil Within PC updated with settings for 60 FPS and letterbox removal

Based on everything I've heard about The Evil Within, I genuinely do not know if I'll like the game. It could be one of my favorites this year, but I also wouldn't be shocked if I ended up hating it, all the same. I'll contin...

Jordan Devore

6:00 PM on 10.28.2014

Fangs for the Memories: Two Way Mirror of Terror

[Dtoid community blogger TheDustinThomas shares with us his memory of one of the best jump scares in the entire Resident Evil series. Want to see your own stuff appear on the front page? Go write something! --Occams...

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5:30 PM on 10.27.2014

5 spooky places that should be in a videogame

[Dtoid community blogger SpielerDad offers up some real life spooky places that would be a perfect setting for a horror game. Warning: Pseudo-NSFW images below. Want to see your own stuff appear on the front page? G...

SpielerDad

6:00 PM on 10.26.2014

Fangs for the Memories: Shock 2 the System

[Dtoid community blogger CleverName takes us on a journey of discovery, excitement and fear with a dear friend.  Kinda like high school but less heavy petting.  Want to see your own stuff appear on the front pa...

CleverName





2:00 PM on 10.26.2014

Fangs for the Memories: Silent Hill 3

[Dtoid community blogger RainsOpacity talks about how for a horror game fan who has seen it all, sometimes the Devil in the details is the most memorable scare there is.  Want to see your own stuff appear on the fro...

RainsOpacity



Not-review: Devil's Dare photo
Not-review: Devil's Dare
by Jonathan Holmes

[Note: Destructoid's robot mascot, former news manager Conrad Zimmerman, and I appear briefly in the opening cinematic for Devil's Dare. We'll be giving out Steam codes for the game tomorrow on Sup Holmes if you want one.]

Secret Base it probably most well known for its incredible mock-ups for theoretical Ghostbusters and The Avengers games for the NES. It's clear that the developer has a passion for adapting live-action fantasy/sci-fi icons for classic games, even when they don't legally have the right to.

This passion is strewn all over Devil's Dare, its latest release on Steam. Horror is the theme here, and no expense was spared to pay tribute to all the modern horror icons, both familiar and obscure. Of course there's a boss based on Jason Voorhees, but you might be more surprised to see a tribute to both Baxter Stockman's and Jeff Goldblum's disgusting fly-man monsters. At least, I think that's what's going on here. It's hard to be 100% sure, which is part of the fun. 

Devil's Dare is like classic, Glenn Danzig era-Misfits in game form, except it seems to be intentionally ridiculous, where Glenn might not have been as self aware. The references to horror classics, the low-fi aesthetic, the tension, and the levity all come together to form something larger than the sum of its parts. Even better, it plays a lot like a traditional four-player arcade beat-'em-up but with Smash Bros.-style flash and simplicity. This isn't the kind of crossover that Nintendo is likely to publish, but it will likely appeal to many of its fans.

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10 things to enjoy for your gamer Halloween photo
10 things to enjoy for your gamer Halloween
by SeymourDuncan17

[Dtoid community blogger SeymourDuncan17 suggests 10 delightfully spooky things for gamers to enjoy this Halloween.  Give it a read and throw your suggestions in to the comments.  Let's all share what makes us shiver!  Want to see your own stuff appear on the front page? Go write something! --Occams Electric Toothbrush]

Over the years, I've gradually become the kind of person who enjoys Halloween in a passive sense. I no longer dress up and heckle the neighbors for candy (and then more candy), I'm no party-goer, and I don't really make much of a deal about it at all.

I do, however, still absolutely love seeing others enjoy it. Seeing what stupid decorations they've cooked up for this year, seeing children adorably try to pass themselves off as their favorite creatures or superheroes, and, above all else, hearing the single greatest holiday tune grace my local radio once more. (If more Christmas jingles were this fun, it would be a much less depressing holiday. I'd rather hear "Monster Mash" on repeat for hours than listen to just 30 seconds of "Jingle Bells.")

Well, if you are the kind of person who likes to make an event out of Halloween, with friends or just yourself, by marathoning spoooooooky shit, then have I got the shit for you. Churned out for your pleasure like a giant candy corn pumpkin, so make sure you don't take it in all at once. Save those cavities for Halloween night.

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