Sar’s ShOcktober// Zombified Conversations

Day 25. So I’m currently sat in on the XBox360 dashboard, in a party chat with @folicacid aka Ian, and we’re just chatting about the usual – gaming, music, the zombie apocalypse, and ultimate downfall of civilisation as we know it. Typical Thursday night conversation. Now, when I say ‘that game trailer‘, I am of course referring to the Dead Island trailer…yes, that trailer. It’s a truly amazing trailer, that trailer got me excited about gaming again. For so long, I’d been feeling quite ‘oh gaming…yea…whatever.’, then I saw the Dead Island trailer. The whole concept of the trailer, being in reverse, … Continue reading Sar’s ShOcktober// Zombified Conversations

Sar’s ShOcktober// Game Gore

Day 17. So yesterday’s ShOcktober was all about Isaac Clarke, and how awesome Dead Space is. And all of his brutal deaths, got me thinking on some of the most brutal video game deaths that I’ve seen, along with the creepiest moments. So yea, today is gonna be a mash-up of all the video game scenes that have freaked me out, or made my inner Jigsaw squeal with bloody delight… F.E.A.R – sadly the video is really dark, but it sort of adds to the tension. The overall death is truly brutal though, and creepy as Hell! This is why … Continue reading Sar’s ShOcktober// Game Gore

Sar’s ShOcktober// ‘How I Died’ by Isaac Clarke

Day 16. I’ve written about Dead Space 1&2 before, but they’re such good games, that I’m mentioning them again. Seriously, you need a scary game to play over Halloween? Look no further than the DS series, I actually had to play DS2 with my gaming partner, at the time, while in party…squealing at her, whenever I got scared aka constantly. So yea, both games have some brutal, and often interesting death scenes, for Isaac (I love Mr. Clarke <3) and for randoms…let’s take a look: Yea…not overly brutal, but really rather odd thing to stumble across, while you’re traversing the … Continue reading Sar’s ShOcktober// ‘How I Died’ by Isaac Clarke

Sar’s ShOcktober// CoD Zombies Soundtrack: Elena Siegman [+Treyarch Sound]

Day 12. ‘It’s a mere side effect…everything is normal.’ The ESC_Verse is in no way affiliated with Group 935, I just support their continued experiments on the living and/or dead…Oh, and their most appreciated offering of the ray gun ;-P Treyarch Sound, vocalist: Elena Siegman – The One (which goes with the Shi No Numa map. Locate the phone, answer it 3 times to activate the song, and unlock the achievement ‘dead air’.) Treyarch Sound, vocalist: Elena Siegman – Beauty of Annihilation (which goes with the der Reise map. Finding 4 (I think it’s 4? Going off memory here, not 100% sure) … Continue reading Sar’s ShOcktober// CoD Zombies Soundtrack: Elena Siegman [+Treyarch Sound]

ME2: Thane Krios

Up until now, I’ve never had much to say about the Mass Effect 2 character, Thane Krios, the Drell assassin. He’s always just been…sort of there. In the background, for me at least. I never really bothered talking to him, save for getting to the point I unlocked his loyalty mission. I never really bothered to utilise him in my party. He was very much ignored… Until now. I decided to romance him, because he’s the only male character I haven’t romanced. Big mistake on my part, he’s easily the most interesting, and charming character in the entire game. Honestly, … Continue reading ME2: Thane Krios

Playing Dress Up! (Costume Quest Review)

Originally posted at the brilliant site! Costume Quest is an adventure RPG available on XBLA (XBox Live Arcade) for 1200Microsoft Points, and PSN (PlayStation Network) for £8.99. Double Fine Productions, the studio that brought you such gems as Psychonauts, and Brutal Legend, would like to invite you to go trick-or-treating… The game is set during Halloween night, where you will choose to play as either Wren, the female twin or Reynold, the male twin. As you set off to cause mischief, and horde candy, the twin you didn’t choose to play as is kidnapped by monsters! Oh dear, if we … Continue reading Playing Dress Up! (Costume Quest Review)

The Sims(PS)3(60)!

Originally posted at the brilliant site. The Sims 3 released on XBox360 & PS3, on Friday 29th 2010 (UK). When I think of The Sims, I automatically think PC game. This isn’t the first console outing for The Sims, however. The PS2, XBox, Gamecube & DS have all played host to the Sims in the past. So The Sims being brought to the current generation of consoles shouldn’t come as a big surprise. The console version of the game, is pretty much a clone of the PC version – with a few added features. You have access to ‘karma powers’, you … Continue reading The Sims(PS)3(60)!