Reviews of computer games
A Beautiful Disaster: Vindictus
League of Legendary Elitism
Did ‘Homefront’ predict the future?
A Brief on Pirates of the Burning Sea
The Best of Gaming Horror Part IV. – “Dino Crisis”
The Best of Gaming Horror Part V. – “Manhunt”
The Best of Gaming Horror: The Future of Gaming Horror
Tabletop gaming technology is great, don't forget the physical books
“Blackwater”: A waste of PR money!
Why shooters should stop imitating Modern Warfare
Criterion Collection should take an interest in video games
Crystal Castles a perfect classic
Captain America and The Avengers still flying high
Konami classic still strong with X-Men fanatics
The King of Dragons is second to none in adventure
Playing it Old School – Jack Bauer’s First Day of Gaming
The action packed classic of Gyruss
'Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City' is a reunion that fans could skip
Playing it Old School: Max Payne and the birth of Game-Noir
Gamers need to stop bickering about ‘Mass Effect 3’ ending
'Operation Raccoon City' DLC adds more insult to injury
EA unveils new 'Medal of Honor: Warfighter' trailer
'Crysis 3' announced for Spring 2013
EA fulfills 'Battlefield 1943' promise for PS3 gamers
Spooky games for Halloween: Day 2
Yesterday we talked about that old creepy beat 'em up side-scroller Altered Beast. Today we will take a look at a different type of scary game, the psychological thriller. Silent Hill is a 8 part series originally released in 1999 by Konami for the Playstation. Many people got hooked on the intense story line and creepy settings in the first few games, and like any good thriller, things got scarier as the story went on. What stands out in the series as the most disturbing and frightening is Silent Hill: Shattered Memories.

Shattered Memories is the 7th installment, and part of why it was so popular is that is was a re-imagining of the first Silent Hill game. It maintains the premise of the original- Harry Mason's quest to find his missing daughter in the town of Silent Hill- but it is set in a different fictional universe, with new plot twists and new characters. The gameplay consists of 2 parts: a first person psychotherapy session with an unseen mystery patient, and an third person perspective of Harry's journey through Silent Hill. Harry's journey through the town is interrupted at strange intervals with a shift into another dimension as he tries to make sense of the mystery.

Climax Studios, who developed this edition, wanted to change the focus of the game. They got rid of a lot of the pop-up and scare you monsters and blast-your-way-through-freaks sections that were featured in previous games. Their reasoning was that a stronger storyline and tense atmospheric settings could convey a frightful mood just as well as zombies and blood and guts. Boy, were they right. This is what sets Silent Hill apart from its major rival, Resident Evil. Composer Akira Yamaoka helped set the mood with the first dynamic soundtrack on any of the games, and the mood he set was very tense.

Sitting in the patients chair answering creepy questions for Dr. Kaufmann was bad enough, but knowing that whatever answer you gave was going to affect your interactions with the characters, monsters, and even the town itself was stressful and nerve wracking. Playing this game is like watching the most suspenseful and frightening movie, except that you are the director. With 5 possible endings and many different variations throughout, this is one creeped-out game that will keep you on the edge of your seat late into the night.
'007 Legends' is an insult to James Bond
The Best of Gaming Horror - Evil Comes to Raccoon City
"Resident Evil" needs a reboot
The Ethical Issue of Gaming Journalism
Spooky games for Halloween: All Hallows Eve
'Black Ops II' is proof that the series has peaked
League of Legends newest champion: Zed
Why Is Gaming Culture Misogynistic?
Microsoft perma-bans players in Halo 4
Nami: the Tidecaller
MOBA goes mobile
Party of Sin out now
Vi the Piltover Enforcer
BioShock 2
I Am Alive: a PC trainwreck
Playing It Old School: 'Resident Evil 0' celebrates the end of an era
Sega looks to rebound with upcoming release of 'Aliens: Colonial Marines'
Thresh the Chain Warden
SWTOR Cantina Tour San Francisco Update
Re-Playing 'Just Cause 2'
'Liberty City Stories' takes gamers back to the 'GTA III'-era
'Injustice: Gods Among Us' mixs Mortal Kombat-gamplay with DC Heroes
'Dead Island: Riptide' is just the same game
'Call of Duty: Ghosts' rumors creating buzz
'Resident Evil: Revelations' is a redemption the series needs
Dishonored - Stealth action at it finest
Time to come out and play-ay 'The Warriors'
Quinn and Valor- Demacias Wings
Playing It Old School – Max Payne’s Second Vendetta
A weekend at Big Wow ComicFest 2012
'Max Payne 3' delay causes confusion
'Spec Ops The Line' surprises gamers by retelling a classic story
'Black Ops' coming to Mac in Fall 2012
'Call of Duty: Online' coming to China
‘The Dark Knight Rises’ concludes Nolan's trilogy
‘Tony Hawk's: Pro Skater HD’ fails to restore a classic on Xbox
'Counter-Strike: Global Offensive' restores a classic
Diablo III: Gear-grinding for the win
Venatious game room is a tunnel of fun
Kha'Zix the Voidreaver
I wish they all could be California Games
Resident Evil 6: Epic fail
30 days of spooky games for Halloween
Spooky games for Halloween: Day 2
Spooky games for Halloween: Day 3
Spooky games for Halloween: Day 4
Spooky games for Halloween: Day 5
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