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Our Halloween costumes 2008 to 2014: a Destructoid tribute


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Nov 08
// craineum
[Old-school Dtoid community blogger craineum shares his last seven Halloween adventures with us. What an awesome dad! Want to see your own stuff appear on the front page? Go write something! --Mr Andy Dixon] I haven't written...
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CoD Advanced Warfare, Dragon Age Inquisition up to 20% off


Yep, it's another CoD
Nov 01
// Dealzon
Deals brought to you by the crew at Dealzon. FYI: sales from certain retailers go toward supporting Destructoid. If you're a PC gamer questioning why you need to spend the full $59.99 for a purely digital copy of Call of...
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Happy Demoween, Destructoid!


Win cash, play demos, egg Mr. Andy Dixon's house!
Oct 31
// Rob Morrow
Just in time for Halloween, we've got several devilish announcements that may be of interest to you, our ghoulish Destructoid readers. First up is a monstrous ten-gigabyte demo that just went up on Steam for Tango Gamework's ...
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Xbox 360 copy up for grabs
[Update: Contest over! Random winner is jondier. Thanks to all who participated! Those are some good looking costumes :)] Do you like dressing up for Halloween? I sure do! In fact, just a few years ago I went as Princess Peac...


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Fangs for the Memories: Two Way Mirror of Terror


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Oct 28
// TheDustinThomas
[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 spooky places that should be in a videogame


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Oct 27
// SpielerDad
[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...

10 things to enjoy for your gamer Halloween

Oct 25 // SeymourDuncan17
Killer Instinct's Spinal Musical Theme Goddamn skeletons. Easily the spookiest of all monsters. You hear the rattling of those bones, and it can only be one thing: Your worst fear, with death to soon follow. Alright, that's two things. Actually, a skeleton may not even be able to physically kill you as they have no muscles.  But, look at them! Ug-o! It's like being ultra-naked.  One of gaming's most famous skeletons being KI's Spinal and as a huge fan of the franchise, it felt appropriate to feature him in some way. This "complete" version may drag on a fair amount for those first 4 and a half minutes, but it still comes together quite nicely. The video's cheesy visuals help a great deal. Make sure to read the top comment for a little bit of insight into the creation of the track.  I need to get me a leg bone flute.  Silent Hill While everyone fondly remembers the highly-influential Silent Hill 2, remember that those same people also seem to forget that Silent Hill 1 exists. Jerks. It's like shoving your mother into hospice over a common cold. Sure, it's aged a little bit, but, then again, so has Silent Hill 2. There's something to appreciate in both. Personally, while Silent Hill 2 has the industry significance, the OG Silent Hill is where all the super spooky frights are. From the very beginning, the game is intense and doesn't waste any time. First, you are killed, but actually not. Then, you're attacked by motherfucking pterodactyls! Immediately afterwards, you try to find your bearings amidst the empty and fog-infested streets of Silent Hill as you're mauled by rapid dogs! Don't even get me started on the elementary school. I still haven't gone back to finish the game since completing that section over two years ago. Someday, though. Someday. Perhaps once I forget how outrageously terrifying it was.  This hilarious Erie commentary Some time ago, I hastily threw together a blog detailing my top playthroughs by one known as Cr1TiKaL. Since discovering his Octodad playthrough a couple years back, I've been a ginormous supporter of his work and I'm here to once again try to get some more of you into the club.  What makes Cr1TiKal so unique to your average LP'er is in how much he downplays everything that happens. You can literally count the amount of times he's either laughed or screamed on your two hands. He often emits sarcasm and seems to effortlessly form both hilariously crude, yet varied and intelligent sentences in regards to what's happening on-screen. All the while, he is totally monotone. So oddly charming. He doesn't pander to the usual LP schticks. He just plays and makes light. Oh and every cent of his partnership funds go directly to charity. Why aren't you already a fan? Darksiders II It may not be a horror game, but the Darksiders franchise still has got a devilish, monstrous universe with tons of violence, gore, and gritty settings. It also features a player character who looks suspiciously like Slipknot's Mick Thompson.  The original Darksiders is sort of a cult favorite amongst gamers. It was incredibly derivitive, but there was also a lot of charm to it's darker take on the Legend of Zelda formula. Its sequel, though, was much more of its own thing. While still taking inspiration from other titles, it became more of an unspecified open-world brawler with a focus on loot.  It does get shaky for a while around four fifths of the way through, but it's a thoroughly awesome experience that more should have picked up on around its release. The developers didn't just haphazardly pump out a sequel, it's clear they gave it their all and that should be rewarded.    This year's JonTron Halloween special How many of you were honestly aware the original Clock Tower also released on the SNES? I sure wasn't! Then again, I also kind of sometimes confuse Clock Tower with Alone in the Dark. So, that means I'm just stupid.  JonTron gives us a lovely and humorous look at what was arguably one of the first "survival horror" videogames. Although, it seems much more like a straight up point and click adventure that just so happens to focus on horror. Either way, it has a villain that reminds me that I haven't yet thought of every possible awful way to die.  The Typing of the Dead: Overkill I experienced a handful of the original House of the Dead: Overkill via the Wii version. I haven't touched too many light gun games, but this one was some good fun. However, I think I enjoyed its self-aware sense of humor a little more than the actual gameplay. Making light of classic grindhouse and horror films as well as itself, you'll find yourself basking in whatever crap the game decides to throw at you. Context is this game's strong suit.  The "Typing" iteration of Overkill not only includes a way to play it as it was originally intended, but gallantly brings back an old favorite pastime of mine: typing games! I used to love the mini-games we were rewarded with during my high school's typing course exercises. Heck, I considered even the basic exercises its own sort of videogame. I needed speed, I needed precision, I needed to be totally in the zone, and I wanted to beat every new "high score" I achieved. To think, I was simultaneously improving a skill that's actually of use in the real world! What a great time it was to be a growing boy.  If the above paragraph speaks to you at all, you literally cannot go wrong with Overkill's PC port. It's pretty cheap considering how loaded with content it is, and it's pretty darn hilarious to boot.  Silent Hill (Film) I haven't played every installment or obsessively Wiki'd all I could about it, but the Silent Hill franchise is one I have a great amount of respect for. That it's even still around and that its latest installment is looking pretty fucking good so far makes me so happy.  So, you may not have assumed as such, but I do actually sort of enjoy the first Silent Hill film. What can I say? I ain't gonna lie. It's not amazing, it's not even strictly faithful, but as far as film adaptations of videogames go, well... it goes without saying that you can do much, MUCH worse. It's a nice little horror film with tons of Silent Hill-y elements. No more, no less.  The hilariously terrible sudden exposition spout towards the end kinda makes you want to write a passive aggressive email to whoever wrote the screenplay, but it's worth supporting as a videogame adaptation that doesn't soil itself.  Imscared: A Pixelated Nightmare If you're looking for a horror game both easy on your hardware and easy on your wallet, not only does this little diddy's visuals amount to buggerall (it's kind of in the title), but it's totally free! Here's a dirty little secret, though: I haven't played it. I've only ever watched it being played. However, I think I can at least say you can find far less digified free PC horror experiences than this. It looks pretty interesting. It even involves adding files to your computer (don't worry, it's safe) that are contextualized as the game's antagonist (seen creepin' above) trying to interact with you as the player.  Sort of brings back memories of the 4th wall-breaking Psycho Mantis of Metal Gear Solid, doesn't it? Sounds like a heck of a thing. Give it a shot and tell me how it is because I'm far too much of a wuss.    [embed]282959:56119:0[/embed] Game Theory's unsettling look into Five Nights At Freddy's  It's no fun admitting defeat.  That the biggest and most seemingly overhyped indie horror craze since Slender is actually a little spooky, but after watching the Game Theory's latest video...I can safely say I will never ever play this game. This all could be chalked up to "thinking too much" about some likely meaningless details, but that's where things can get interesting!  When they make this much sense, it also gets incredibly unnerving.  As much as I sort of wish I had never watched this video, more should revel in creativity like this! Those who are especially weak-willed, get ready to scroll that wheel. Gotta get to 10 things. No matter what it takes. Alien: Isolation I'm sure you were expecting this to pop up at some point, like a Xenomorph dropping suddenly from the vent above to claw and host it's way into your tummy. Enjoy the rest of your very short life as an egg, buster. I've already gone at length about why the alien's AI in Isolation is so bloody brilliant, but seeing as how much your time on the Sevastapol is spent on the synthetics, the humans and exploring, I thought it'd be appropriate to tell you why the rest of the game is also pretty nice.  While the humans can, sadly, only offer minor thrills with their incredibly rudimentary AI, the synthetics, ironically, feel that much more realized in how they fight and maneuver. Sometimes they won't bother you, but usually, they're out for blood. Not quite intentionally, though. They're just a little overprotective is all.  They're also pretty damn resistant. Set them ablaze and they'll just keep coming (athough, it is an especially awesome visual treat). Fire at their noggin and they'll just stumble a bit. Melee them? Hah. Don't even try. You'll have to expel one of your stun baton charges first, and only then will a barrage of melee attacks do just one of them in. They're a riot.  Simply walking around the Sevastapol may get very tiresome during the game's final hours, but for the vast majority of the experience the atmosphere and level of detail/graphic fidelity got me hooked as well. Even ignoring that, a lot of the time an Alien is literally stalking you throughout every forward progress or backtrack; it's an absolute joy to witness what Creative Assembly have done with the visual stylings of the original Alien film. It's not only incredibly faithful, but wholly its own thing. You'll find yourself both absolutely giddy and terrified in believing you're actually in the same universe as the films/comics. It has its pacing issues, but Isolation deserves your time and money. If any game released in the last few years is going to make you wet or poo poo yourself, it's this.  ---------- That's it for my list. If you have of your own suggestions, tell me about them! 
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Bloggers Wanted: Fangs for the memories


Give us your fear
Oct 05
// Occams
[This month's Dtoid Community Assignment is in honor of my favorite holiday, Halloween!] October always makes me feel good. It starts cooling off. The nights feel richer and more clear. That awful tapioca pudding hellscape ca...
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Whistleblower is the upcoming DLC for Outlast


You can also get the game and the soundtrack for 33% offf
Nov 01
// Alasdair Duncan
Outlast really scared me when I played it back at PAX East earlier this year and it seems to have been a debut success for developer Red Barrels, enough to warrant some DLC. The Canadian studio has revealed the expansion wil...
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What are you going as this Halloween?


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Oct 31
// mrandydixon
Last year, I dressed up as Princess Peach for Halloween. I made the costume myself. I was SO. BEAUTIFUL. My brother-in-law made his own Mega Man costume, and my wife went as some dude from the Internet. They were... less beau...
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[Update: Contest over! Winners have been notified via Dtoid PM.] Our friends at Groupees have just launched their Bundle of the Damned 2, and just in time for Halloween we've got 20 codes to give out to lucky Dtoiders! The B...

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Celebrate flosstober with 'Luigi's Mansion With Lyrics'


brentalfloss does it again
Oct 31
// Ian Bonds
Internet impresario brentalfloss has done it again, taking yet another videogame theme song and adding his incomparable lyrical styling to it. For his yearly Halloween event (which he dubs "flosstober") he's taken the music ...
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Team Fortress 2 is getting into the Halloween spirit


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Oct 29
// Jordan Devore
Of all the Halloween events to take place in online games, I feel confident in saying that Team Fortress 2 is among the best at celebrating All Hallows' Eve. It's easily my personal favorite, at any rate. This year's plans ha...
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A Realm Reborn gets a Halloween event, world transfers


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Oct 15
// Dale North
Halloween is a joyous time for MMO players with all of the festivities set to kick off. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is getting in on the fun with a Halloween event called All Saints' Wake. Running from October 18 throu...
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What are you dressing up as for Halloween?


Here's some potential last-minute videogame-themed costumes you could get
Oct 11
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Got your Halloween costumes yet? No? Well you still have some time to get something, and Halloween Costumes has a ton of different outfits for sale. There's a ton of videogame related designs up, ranging from Master Chief,&nb...
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Surprise! Costume Quest is now out on iOS


Just in time for Halloween
Oct 10
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Just in time for Halloween is Double Fine's Costume Quest, now available for iOS devices. Sweet! It's available for $4.99 on the App Store, and the Grubbins on Ice DLC pack can be picked up for $1.99.  We loved the game when it came out back in 2010 for XBLA and PSN originally. I wonder how well it translates to touch devices. 
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Mega Ran and Richie Branson drop The Ghouls 'n Ghosts EP


Spooky Halloween hip-hop
Nov 03
// Tony Ponce
In celebration of Halloween, Phoenix-based rapper Random a.k.a. Mega Ran and Richie "Toonami Is Back Bitches" Branson released the holiday-themed The Ghouls 'n Ghosts EP. It's a collection of song collaborations from various...
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Epidemic Deluxe rises from the grave


Jay Tholen casts his epidemic on Halloween
Nov 01
// Audun Sorlie
Jay Tholen released an album in 2008 called Epidemic which featured an homage to classic horror movie soundtracks by combining eerie atmosphere and sudden chiptune interactions. But feeling the experience was a bit incom...
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The DTOID Show's Halloween Special! Gaming News! OoOoO!


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Oct 31
// Max Scoville
Happy Halloween everyone! On today's SPOOKTACULAR episode of The Destructoid Show, we talk about some festively spooky video game stuff. Because we didn't report on it enough this week, Grand Theft Auto V is coming out t...

Sound Card 009: The top ten Castlevania songs OF ALL TIME

Oct 31 // Tony Ponce
[embed]237711:45606:0[/embed] Every franchise has "that one game" that makes everyone scratch their head and exclaim, "What were they thinking!?" For Castlevania, Judgment is that game. Everything about it is just wrong -- the wrong genre, the wrong platform, the wrong art style, etc. But the soundtrack is oh so right! Most of the tunes are high-octane arrangements of iconic themes from throughout the series, but there is a small handful of original pieces. The opening theme, "Darkness of Fear," is so intense that it might actually sucker you into playing this filth! [embed]237711:45607:0[/embed] Speaking of the wrong art style, who at Konami thought it was a brilliant idea replace Ayami Kojima's brilliant character designs with that? Thankfully, the rest of the game didn't fall prey to the same lapse in sensibility. "Condemned Tower" is one of those tracks that starts off slow and forlorn then crescendos until it reaches a mighty crash. It's a prime example of how Castlevania music is as much about building atmosphere as it is about delivering infectious, head-bobbing melodies. [embed]237711:45608:0[/embed] Symphony of the Night was the start of a new Castlevania era in more ways than one. The music in particular took on a whole new dimension, thanks to composer Michiru Yamane. This was neither her first game nor her first Castlevania title, but this was the project that properly demonstrated her range and expertise. Blending classical, techno, and rock styles, she forged a spirit all her own. Players are introduced to that spirit in "Dracula's Castle," heard as Alucard tears through the opening section like a... well... like a bat out of hell. [embed]237711:45609:0[/embed] Of the NES Castlevanias, Dracula's Curse is the undisputed leader. It also packed quite a punch in the audio department... if you were playing the Japanese version, that is. Listen to the first stage theme, "Beginning," and tell me you don't feel that extra "oomph." In Japan, a special audio chip called VRC6 was included in the cartridge, bestowing upon the game  a couple of extra sound channels. That meant the music was richer and deeper than other games in the Famicom library. Unfortunately, the NES hardware out West could not support the VRC6, so our music sounds inadequate by comparison. [embed]237711:45610:0[/embed] The song that started it all! I doubt composer Kinuyo Yamashita had any idea how influential her work on the original Castlevania soundtrack would become when she scored Simon Belmont's first battle against the undead horde. To this day, "Vampire Killer" continues to worm its way into just about every Castlevania game, arranged and re-imagined in various styles. It stands as one of the most iconic pieces of game music, alongside such memorable melodies as the overworld themes from Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda. [embed]237711:45611:0[/embed] I will put my foot down and claim that the soundtrack to Belmont's Revenge is the best Castlevania soundtrack of all. It is so criminally underrated, simply because the title is for the Game Boy. People seem to forget just how powerful the Game Boy's audio capabilities are. Why do you think the Game Boy is the tool of choice for many chiptune musicians? What makes the Belmont's Revenge music so amazing -- "New Messiah," in particular -- is the deep, booming bass that you can only really appreciate by plugging a set of headphones into your portable. It's speed metal! On a friggin' Game Boy! C'mon! [embed]237711:45612:0[/embed] Before Symphony of the Night arrived to rock our world, Rondo of Blood demonstrated what clean, high-quality CD audio could bring to the table. In that opening stage, as "Divine Bloodlines" plays and Richter marches past a besieged European town burning in the background, you get the sense that an epic challenge unlike any you have ever faced before awaits. And no, the version that appears on Castlevania: Dracula X on the Super Nintendo doesn't cut the mustard. [embed]237711:45613:0[/embed] Symphony of the Night, the game so nice I mentioned it twice! "Lost Painting" may be the calmest song on this list, but it's precisely that haunting beauty that I find so incredible. This is Michiru Yamane once again showing off how talented she is, making all other music composers look like chumps. Contrast this with "Dracula's Castle" earlier in the list, and you begin to understand the scope of Symphony of the Night's groundbreaking soundtrack. [embed]237711:45614:0[/embed] Next to "Vampire Killer," Kenichi Matsubara's "Bloody Tears" is the second song people tend to associate with the Castlevania franchise. Because it's damn good. Let's be honest: "Vampire Killer" will always be a classic, but "Bloody Tears" is a musical triumph. That rhythmic bass line, those pounding drums -- they send a chill down your spine. Not out of fright, but out of sheer excitement and anticipation of the struggle to come. [embed]237711:45615:0[/embed] Whoopsies! Looks like I ran down the timer because I was too busy flailing my whip in eight directions to the beat of the GREATEST THEME SONG IN THE HISTORY OF MAN! Castlevania has some of the greatest videogame music of any franchise, and a simple top ten list was never going to be enough. I'm sure you'll argue about some of these inclusions and wonder why you personal favorite track didn't make the grade. Still, I feel that this list gathers a solid selection of the best music in the series. Of course, there are other songs that barely missed inclusion, but I'd like to honor them anyway. These aren't in any particular order, but you can consider them "further listening." "Awakened Soul" - Castlevania: Symphony of the Night "The Gears Go Awry" - Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin "Ripe Seeds" - Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge "The Silence of the Daylight" - Castlevania II: Simon's Quest "Wicked Child" - Castlevania Enjoy the tunes and have a happy Halloween!
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Celebrate Halloween with awesome music!
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 acti...

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Dead or Alive 5 costume packs just in time for Halloween


And we're giving some away!
Oct 31
// Dale North
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' ...
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Podtoid 225: Double-Ghost Gangbang


Podtoid comes early for a Halloween special
Oct 31
// Jim Sterling
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 ...
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Dress up for Dtoid and win a free game
[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...

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


The least creepy games ever are 50% off
Oct 31
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Pinball Arcade adding Elvira table in time for Halloween


"Party Monsters" now available on PS3
Oct 29
// Conrad Zimmerman
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...
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Jimquisition: Scare Tactics


Jimquisition happens every Monday!
Oct 29
// Jim Sterling
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,...
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Steam's Halloween sale is on now


Titles up to 75% off
Oct 29
// Dale North
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...
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brentalfloss and Dj CUTMAN's ode to Slender Man


Willy Wonka will never be the same
Oct 27
// Tony Ponce
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 ...
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Mega64: Are you ready for a scare story?


Beware of Gameface this Halloween!
Oct 26
// Tony Ponce
"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]

Destructoid's Massive Halloween Round-up

Oct 26 // Dale North
Guild Wars 2 (NCSoft) -- You can actually go trick-or-treating in the latest update. Halloween-themed crafting recipes are available, and Tyria is decorated for the season. New items, like costumes, minis, and tonics, will be available to celebrate the season. Act Two of the Halloween event kicks off later today. Battlefield Heroes (EA) -- Six Halloween costumes, two new pets, and eight new demonic weapons are available. One, the Doom Skull, launches flaming skulls!  Rock of Ages PC (Atlus) -- The game has been discounted 75 percent for a limited time. A Halloween-themed update gives you a Ghost boulder avatar with neat cloth physics. You'll mow down themed enemies as well.  Atlus-o-Weenie -- Atlus' yearly costume contest is still on-going, with plenty of really great submissions already logged. If you're not going to enter, at least go and look at the cosplay. Pangya: Tomahawk -- The greatest golf game ever has a new Mr. Spooky hat to earn during the Halloween event. Gather candy boxes from different courses to turn them in for Halloween gear. Also, a new set of rare clubs can be earned. Project Blackout -- Project Blackout has some new Halloween-themed items and weapons. A new map, too.  Elsworld -- This MMO gets a Halloween-themed dungeon where enemies have pumpkin heads. Also, grim reapers can randomly appear, so watch out. Finally, a grim reaper pet is available. Dokuro (GungHo) -- A Chalk Master Fan Art Contest ends at midnight on Halloween.  Chalk-style drawings of Dokuro, the Princess, or others could win artwork from the original creators.  Details can be found here. League of Legends -- Elise, Hecarim, Maokai and Twisted Fate can undergo a haunted makeover. Wards will have a "spooky look" in-game. Sinister Skins, Ward Skins and Summoner Icons to welcome the Halloween season. Indie Royale's 5-game Halloween Bundle -- Nice round-up includes the five-episode season of Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse, horror game Home, Pathologic, MacGuffin's Curse, and EvilQuest. The Secret World (Funcom) -- A new storyline takes players to Stonehenge to take on the Cat God. New in-game costumes for playing dress up are also available. A server-wide competition will let you earn new costumes and pets. Shadowland Online -- Farm pumpkin seeds in God's Continent for a chance to get pumpkin fragments. Fragments exchange for limited-time items that increase your offensive and defensive skills.  BigHead BASH -- Halloween versions of favorites are taking over for the season in this online multiplayer deathmatch. There's Cheshire Pumpkin Head, as well as Halloween versions of Cat and Monkey. In the combat arena you'll also find four new toys. Rift (Trion) -- An event called The Monster Mash lets players choose to become a ghost or were wolf in a supernatural conflict. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online -- A new patch pumps this shooter up with Halloween content.  Expect Halloween skins and 6 Halloween weapons,  which will only be available for a limited period.  The Grinns Tale -- This RPG is in closed beta right now, but it's getting a bunch of Halloween goodies, like new items and decorations. A guy named Halloween Jack is packing Frankencookies. Also, monsters are dropping mystery boxes that contain pixie dust and other special items. Crazy Fairies -- Halloween content comes by way of boss swaps that have turned the fairies into spooky ghouls. A new themed quest lets players decorate their homes for the season. Tera -- An NPC pumpkin by the name of Gorudo wants pies in his face. Players will earn pies by killing monsters. Oh, and each pie gives a chance to win items like Halloween-themed masks. Also, in a new dungeon, players must protect baskets of candy from monsters. Do so and nab some Halloween cake, which unlocks rare items. Steam sale -- Valve has unleashed "monster savings" on over 80 titles in their Spooky Spectacular sale.  Some of these games are 75 percent off, and many are under the $10 mark. Nice.         
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Halloween-related game events and content
[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,...


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