When the Next Mass-Shooting Happens, Hatred Is the Game That Will Be Blamed

Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 4:13 pm

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In reaction to the perception of political correctness taking over, Hatred is a game where your goal is to straight-up murder innocent civilians.

Destructive Creations is an experienced indie team that, in times where a lot of games are heading to be polite, colorful, politically correct and trying to be some kind of higher art, rather than just an entertainment, wanted to create something against trends. Something different, something that could give the player a pure gaming pleasure. This is how the idea of Hatred - the team's first game, was born.
I wasn't aware that the majority of big-ticket games aimed to somehow NOT deliver gaming pleasure, but if a few indie games that try to be different are so bothersome, I guess I'm glad the anger went into creativity rather than something else. Seems to me a bit like making an action movie because you're upset that foreign-language relationship dramas exist.

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The Evil Within Foe "The Keeper" Is Like Pyramid Head Meets Dr. Zoidberg

Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 12:00 pm

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"I am here to judge you, why not?"

Gamingheads' new $300, 15-inch statue looks like what might happen if our favorite futuristic crustacean were left too long in a Saw trap, with his mandibles growing out-of-control.

Practically, you'd think this supernatural villain from the new game The Evil Within would have a hard time following you, what with his head being a mass of tentacles crammed into a box and all. You'd also imagine that his bag o'nails would end up stabbing him more often than his enemies.

But somehow I'm betting he's a bit more lethal in the game, and probably screeches enough to distract you from his having no eyes.

In-Game Footage From Firefly Online Has You Walking in the Dark, Whedon-ishly

Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 10:00 am

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Okay, to be honest, I don't know how one would walk Whedon-ishly. But nothing much else happens in this video besides walking in the dark, so I had to describe it somehow.

Firefly Online is a multi-user strategic roleplaying game set in the universe of Joss Whedon's cult classic TV show - Firefly. Players take on the role of a ship captain as they hire a crew and seek out adventures, all the while trading with and competing against the millions of other players like themselves, doing whatever it takes to survive in the Verse. It is designed for both desktop and mobile OSes and will allow users to play the same character across devices.
Given their polar opposite stances on gaming controversies, it will be interesting to see if both Joss Whedon and Adam Baldwin join in the fun. In hindsight, I do wonder how the hell those two ever got along.

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The 18 Strangest Versions of Dracula

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 6:00 am

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Could Bram Stoker ever have imagined, back in 1897, that the character he created would one day be used for everything from pornography to breakfast cereal? It's hard to imagine that even Bela Lugosi could have guessed that the accent he gave Dracula would still be in use, more than 80 years later, spoofed by George Hamilton, or teaching kids to count, or marketing everything from car insurance to debt-consolidation loans ("because debt sucks!") to throat lozenges. Thus Dracula Untold, the title of the Drac movie that opened this past weekend, seems almost impertinent. Can there be a variation on the Dracula tale left untold?

Here are 18 strong contenders for the most peculiar takes on Count Dracula in popular culture. Note: These aren't just vampires in the Dracula mode; all of them had, at minimum, to have either the title "Count" or the prefix "Drac-" or the suffix "-ula" somewhere in their name.


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Man Keeps Scaring Co-Worker by Yelling Random Street Fighter Sound Bites

Monday, October 13, 2014 at 1:00 pm

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It's entirely possible that the guy just has Tourette's and wants to document it with his camera. Either that or it's the most insanely specific-yet-lazy video prank ever. And yet it works because it freaks the other dude out every single time.

While for the prankster, it's probably just Tuesday.

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Mezco Might Finally Make Mortal Kombat Figures I Don't Hate

Monday, October 13, 2014 at 11:30 am

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Mortal Kombat figures have been pretty consistently in toy stores since the '90s, and they have just as consistently been really terrible; in fact, it's hard to think of a license that has been so dependably screwed over.

Look, all we Mortal Kombat fans want are decently sculpted toys that actually look like the characters, and...well, let's just start there, since nobody's even gotten that far yet. Jazwares looked carved out of soap, Infinite Concepts tried to boast more than they had, and the G.I. Joe repaints were downright insulting, but came out in a time when fans would still buy anything (they did, however, yield the one and only custom figure I ever made that I'm proud of - I repainted Liu Kang into a comic-styled Crow).

Mezco's, revealed at NYCC, look to break the mold of suck. They're "pending licensor approval," but since said licensor in the past has apparently never said no to anything, I think we're good...

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7 Years in the Making, NECA to Finally Release Devil May Cry's Dante

Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 12:30 pm

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I used to love Devil May Cry, but feel like Game May Be Dated. Nonetheless, NECA showed a prototype of this figure back around 2007, and recently went back to the drawing board to give it new and improved articulation. I guess Capcom finally got on board with it.

I'd think that huge coat might limit potential poses - if not practically, then at least in what looks like a reasonable position for a person to be in and maintain that swirling action.

NYCC: Putting Together a Massive One-Woman Metal Gear REX Costume

Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 10:00 am

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Cosplayer Ruby Taki has been working on this thing for a year, and is now ready to compete for the top prize at New York Comic Con.

Our colleagues at the Village Voice were able to film her putting it all together for a final photoshoot, as frightened dogs and kids who think she's doing Star Wars give her some space. That's pretty freakin' metal, all right.

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Minecraft Lego Has to Remind Kids What Lego Is Actually for

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 6:00 pm

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"Build your own creations"? With Lego? The hell you say?

Why, back in my day, this is how all Lego sets came. Or maybe just all the ones I got. We didn't need the Lego to be based on a game that was probably based on Lego anyway in order to tell us what to do with them.

I know nowadays Lego is primarily seen as a medium to build pre-planned playsets based on stylized interpretations of current movies and comic books. But it's only been a few months since The Lego Movie, and we already need to be reminded not to be President Business?

Minecraft Lego also does come with more pre-planned sets than this. All with a reminder that you can, if you choose, build something else. I await a similar disclaimer on Star Wars toys that you can enact tales other than those previously told by Lucasfilm...but only if you want to.

Every Game Boy Start Screen From the Original Games

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 3:42 pm

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I'm not necessarily sure why you'd want to watch three hours of Game Boy Start screens, but I'm pretty sure that you do - a prior video with every NES starts screen was quite popular not long ago, and how does one beat that? With less color and simpler graphics, obviously.

Not to mention three hours of start screens is still better than whatever piece of nonsense they'll end up calling a Tetris movie.

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