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Silent Hills rumored for PlayStation 5 – Sony and Kojima teaming up again

Update #2: RelyOnHorror has provided a response from Konami’s North American PR regarding their original rumor: Konami Claims Recent Silent Hill Rumors Are False:

“We’re aware of all the rumors and reports but can confirm that they are not true. I know it’s not the answer your fans may want to hear,” said the Konami US PR rep. It’s not to say we are completely closing the door on the franchise, just not in the way it is being reported.”

It remains to be seen in what way Silent Hill will make a return, but does seem that the detail of Sony and Kojima getting to work on it could’ve been too good to be true. Then again, it could be that PR is just not ready to announce pending deals in progress, or that they were in talks for such a deal but it might not work out in the final stages.

Source: https://www.relyonhorror.com/latest-news/konami-claims-recent-silent-hill-rumors-are-false/

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Resident Evil 3 Remake casual gameplay livestream, Clock Tower Removed? RE3 Demo on the way (still)

In what hasn’t gone over well, as far as Capcom Livestreams go, today’s Resident Evil 3 Remake broadcast was meant to be a quick look at the environments, character models, and feel of the upcoming game as its recently announced PSN demo is not yet available and FF7 Remake has been dominating the news with its.

Rather than excite fans this harmless episode dubbed ‘Resident StREaming’ in the overlay has instead caused anxiety over the expectation that today’s Capcom livestream would be a Nintendo Direct style news show about the game or at least some new footage paired with the release and/or release date of RE3R Demo. Nonetheless, the gameplay is ‘spoiler free’ and can still be viewed.

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GARAGE: Bad Trip (Switch / PC) Review

Waking up in the trunk of a car with no memory of who you are, hey that rhymes! Get ready for an abstract, psychedelic, top down survival horror game with increasingly challenging gun fights, gruesome original enemies, refined pixel art, exploration, investigation, and a gripping story to keep your blood pumping throughout the whole adventure.

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Review: Resident Evil / biohazard HD REMASTER

Resident Evil made its inception back on the early days of the PlayStation. Since then, Capcom has ported the game to over other platforms and released numerous sequels to the original all time classic.   Audiences have cringed at the monstrosities that await them in the desolate Spencer mansion.

Not all the Jill Sandwiches in the world can save you from the horrors that lurk inside Resident Evil.  Resident Evil’s creepy environments, terrifying enemies and obscure camera angles have garnered masses of fans through the years. Resident Evil HD Re-mastered Edition for the PS4 is a re-mastered version done right the way fans new and old can come to love this already amazing franchise.

At 20 bucks it’s a steal for what you’re paying for. You are getting all the content that was released on the original Gamecube release plus a little more. Multiple runs of this game means hours of replay value.

Graphics:

I was stunned at the remarkable difference of quality in the lighting and sharpness of the textures. The graphics make this already horror gem a marvel to look at. The Cut-scenes and Cinematics have all been done in real-time. The cut-scenes also had zero lag when running compared to the Gamecube version.  All the environments look absolutely amazing and polished. Everything is solid from the environments to the animations.

Features:

The HD aspect ratio has been raised from the original 480p to 1080p. Including the aspect ratio there is a number of new tweaks to give the game that graphical precision. Non-static 3d Models and Post Processing Bloom filters which were not possible at the time of the original Gamecube release.

The graphics are breathtaking, everything is brighter and cleaner. 5.1 surround has been added as an option and the sampling rate has been enhanced. Widescreen support is also an included feature. If you wish to play the game in original settings with nothing changed you can do so as well.  The game also adds new bonuses to players including all the various game modes and extra costumes that were bundled in the original Gamecube version.

Controls:

The controls have also had a change to be more intuitive and user friendly that closely resembles a next gen game control scheme. No stiffer tank controls but if you still prefer it then by all means. I had no trouble maneuvering around the mansion as Jill or Chris and it made it that much easier to save time and effort.

You can still pull off a 180 turn and there are different types of control schemes but movement can be changed from original to alternate. Aiming is still the same auto aim depending how close you are to a foe but manual is the other option if you can’t get them in your sights. The inventory menu is still the classic swap, combine, and examine system from the earlier titles.

Story:

The story is the same song and dance but if you haven’t played the game let me do a quick recap. You take on the role of either Chris Redfield or Jill Valentine as they search for the lost members of Bravo team. As soon as you they touch down on the ground near the Spencer mansion, they find the lost chopper of Bravo team.

Though not is all at is it seems as Chris and Jill find a derelict chopper with no one inside. As soon as they start searching they are met with ravenous dogs called Cerberus who are now hunting them down to tear apart their flesh. They hope to find safety as they run towards the Spencer mansion but they couldn’t be anymore wrong.  The game picks up with whatever character you chose.

If you picked Jill you will be partnered with Barry Burton until certain instances in the game. If you go with Chris you are forced to fight alone until you meet up with Rebecca Chambers.  Depending on who you pick you will meet different people and have different choices that determine the ending as well as who you will save.

Gameplay:

You will have to shoot, dodge, and use your wits to escape the many terrors that await you inside the mansion. The creepy environments and the uneasiness of silence as you enter a room only to find yourself desperately in the arms of zombie trying to make you his late night snack.

The Crimson Heads are all the more terrifying and are a force to be reckoned with.  Make a wrong move and you pay for it with your life, a team member’s, or a loss of an item you so desperately need to survive. Not only enemies but traps await you that will catch you off-guard if you’re not too careful.

Both characters Jill and Chris have their own different strategies you must learn in order to keep them alive to make it through horrors that surround you. Jill’s campaign is fairly easier compared to Chris’ as it is meant for more experienced players.

You will embark on quests that will make you backtrack to different areas of the mansion for key items. Some quests will require you to help an AI partner whether it means scouring the rooms of the mansion to save their life.  Your strongest enemy is your sanity as you take on bosses that can kill you in an instant.

If you do survive the terror it isn’t over just yet if you want to unlock the many unlockable items such as costumes, weapons, and modes. Overall the game can take you anywhere from 8 ½ hours to finish the main quest and 11+ hours if you do so with the intent to unlock everything at 100%.

If you beat this game in less time there will be special bonuses for achieving it. There are achievements and trophies now so at least somewhat of a guide on what you have to do.

Sound:

The sound quality is amazing especially on the 5.1 surround sound setting. You can hear the sound of a bullet as it exits the chamber of your berretta and the crunch of a zombie’s head as you stomp his brains in. The ambience sounds such as the clanking of chains off in the distance as you enter the silent rooms in the mansion, the howling of the wind in the forest, and the cawing of crows waiting to poke you to death in an instance. The music in the save room brings a shiver down my spine and a trip down memory lane of all those countless nights I spent years ago.

Final Verdict:

Resident Evil Re-mastered Edition is a long awaited revival of Survival-Horror games. It seems they are coming back slowly but surely. It brings a classic feel of the old days of gaming that had a lot of time and creative flow put into them.

These games aren’t just to entertain us; they are supposed to inspire us. If games like this come back not just through ports but through new titles that offer something new fresh and innovating ideas then I still have hope for the Game Industry to not get lost in translation with the same shooter we have seen a thousand times before.

I also would like to add that if you want to pick this up for any other platform you can do so for the PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One and *PC. Though, the PC version is by far the best because it runs at the full 60 Frames Per Second.  If you don’t have one you can’t go wrong playing on a PS4 or Xbox One.  As for you gamers who haven’t made the leap yet to Next Gen, you can still be glad you can play it on your Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles to experience most of the uplift in texture quality and cinematic cut-scene upgrades. Check out the Specs for the PC version below:

*PC VERSION (SPECS) RECOMMENDED:
OS: Windows® 7 SP1 / Windows® 8.1
Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Quad 2.7 GHz, AMD Phenom™ II X4 3.0 GHz or better
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 560, ATI Radeon HD 6950, or better
Monitor Resolution: 1280×720 or higher
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Hard Drive: 20 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectSound compatible (must support DirectX 9.0c or higher)

 

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Watch Capcom Save a Little Girl From Certain Bloody Death in RE: Revelations 2

One of the best things about the Resident Evil series has always been enemy design. In the latest gameplay video to surface from Capcom for the upcoming Resident Evil Revelations 2 you get to see the Revenant enemy type showcased. This clip also shows the younger female character who many gamers now worry may not have any offensive ability during play. Many are offended at the notion that a younger female could not attempt to defend themselves alongside an older male during a Biohazard (or in America as we call it, THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE)!!!

To Capcom’s credit, the Resident Evil series has a long history of leading ladies and empowered female roles, but putting guns into the hands of children (albeit virtual children suffering the unimaginable horror of a monster / zombie apocalypse), might not be the best Public Relations move. This is particularly for Western relations which may prove tumultuous at the moment.

Genre(s): Survival Horror
Platform(s): PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC
Publisher(s): Capcom
Developer(s): Capcom
Release Date (NA): Early 2015

See for yourself below:

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Silent Hill (PlayStation 4) Announced by Kojima Productions at Gamescom 2014 w/ Trailer [HD 1080P]

Gamescom 2014 Announcement Trailer of Silent Hills.

Genre(s): Survival Horror
Platform(s): PlayStation 4
Publisher(s): TBA
Developer(s): Kojima Productions
Release Date (NA): TBA

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Alien: Isolation – Developer Diary: Creating the Cast [HD 1080P]

Developer Diary: Creating the Cast of Alien: Isolation.

Genre(s): Survival horror, stealth
Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Publisher(s): SEGA
Developer(s): The Creative Assembly
Release Date (NA): October 7th, 2014

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Grave (Indie Open World Survival Horror Game) – Now Coming To Xbox ONE

Backers have until 1 AM on April 28, 2014 to get behind Grave, a self proclaimed Open World Survival Horror Game from Broken Window Studios who have announced today that Grave is going to be an Xbox ONE title. Previously, Grave raised over $8,000 in the first 15 days as a Windows PC / Mac OS X / Linux game and will now have 15 more days to bring together enough pledges to round out the full goal of the project.

Grave’s total goal is $30,000 and that leaves 15 days for a little over $21,000. Tristan Parrish Moore (the Designer/Creative Director behind Grave) has created two Kickstarters total, backed twenty, worked on WWE 13 / Due Date, and has a full team on board with development of Grave via Broken Window Studios including Lead Artist Abigail Bagulay-Moore who previously developed PlayStation Home games, Daniel Strayer developing shader technology and handling graphics programming, William Tate the 3D Artist / Creature Creator, and the Concept Artist Richard Partridge. The team has put together a decent explanation of their budgetary needs as well, found here.

What makes Grave special? A few things could potentially be the answer to that question, though it is still early to tell on a game that has yet to release. The combination of fear-based Escape gameplay with lightweight weaponry based on a Darkness Vs. Light concept is certainly one that’s been turning heads since Grave began getting exposed. Oculus Rift support for VR Gaming has also helped bring a lot of attention to this project which actually started out as a game jam title called Cimmerian Shade.

Another feature that Grave sports is the ability to make decisions. This is an open world title, and what that ends up meaning in the final version still remains to be fully realized. Thus far, Broken Window Studios is aiming to utilize this open world to enable the player to craft their own experience through Grave’s survival horror gameworld. Grave runs on the Unity engine, meaning it’s very much open ended as to which platforms it could eventually end up on. For now, computers and Xbox ONE appear to be a great start if it can get funded. Take a look at some of the resources below and keep in mind that this project isn’t finished yet. If you’d like to pledge and back this project, visit the Grave Kickstarter Page.

In addition to having a prototype demo available (link below) both before and during the Kickstarter, Grave has been featured in a number of Gameplay Videos on the web (also featured below). Indie awards that Grave has been recognized for thus far include “being part of a month-long exhibit at Arizona State University”.

Click To Play Prototype Demo

GDC 2014 HD Demo:

Let’s Play Gameplay of Work In Progress Game:

Let’s Play Gameplay of Work In Progress Game:

Let’s Play Gameplay of Work In Progress Game:

Let’s Play Gameplay of Work In Progress Game:

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The Evil Within – PAX East 2014 Gameplay [HD 1080P]

The PAX East 2014 Gameplay of The Evil Within is presented below in Full 1080P High Definition.

Genre(s): Survival horror
Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Publisher(s): Bethesda Softworks
Developer(s): Tango Gameworks
Release Date (NA): August 26th, 2014

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The Last of Us (PS4) – Gametalk with Bruce Straley Trailer [HD 1080P]

Gametalk with Bruce Straley Trailer of The Last of Us is presented below in Full 1080P High Definition.

Genre(s): Action-adventure, survival horror
Platform(s): PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
Publisher(s): Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer(s): Naughty Dog
Release Date (NA): June 14th, 2013 (PlayStation 3), Summer 2014 (PlayStation 4)

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