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‘Dying Light’ 4v1 Mode Pits You Against An Unkillable Player-Controlled Monster

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 22:37

Evolve isn’t even out yet and it’s already starting a trend of 4v1 competitive multiplayer modes, which are now being seen in games like Shadow Realms and now it looks like Dying Light will be getting something similar. A new multiplayer mode was revealed at Gamescom today that sounds a bit like the Agent Hunt mode in Resident Evil 6. In it, a team of four survivors are pit against a nearly unkillable player-controlled Hunter — those guys with the frakked up jaws that look like the anti-vampire vampires in Blade II.

I compare this to the Agent Hunt mode because this stranger can join your regular co-op game at any time. This means you may want to stick together when playing Dying Light online, lest you get picked off one by one by a player-controlled baddie. I’m guessing it will optional, something you can opt out of if you’d rather just play with some friends, but this definitely adds an element of suspense to the game if you choose to open your world up to intrusion.

Below is the new Gamescom trailer, in case you missed it.

Dying Light releases in February 2015 for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

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Akira Yamaoka Creating an Exclusive Track for ‘Murasaki Baby’

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 22:04

If you aren’t yet interested in the freaky platformer Murasaki Baby, I’m about to give you a reason to check it out. Famed Silent Hill composer Akira Yamaoka is creating a track that will appear exclusively in the upcoming game, which follows a child who traverses a surrealistic world brimming with all sorts of horrors in search of its mother. It looks creepy, but it’s a good thing we live for creepy here on Bloody Disgusting, eh?

Murasaki Baby is scheduled to arrive on the PS Vita in September.

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Kojima Talks ‘Silent Hills’, Says it Will Make You “Sh*t Your Pants”

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 21:34

It’s clear that Hideo Kojima is an intelligent guy, but even smart guys are capable of making mistakes. Kojima’s mistake was underestimating the voracity with which the Internet picks apart every bit of information it’s given, looking for its tasty bits — or, anything that has a chance of making the front page of Reddit. This is exactly what happened with his clever P.T. demo, which turned out to be a creative reveal for Silent Hills.

During a Metal Gear Solid V press conference held earlier today, Kojima revealed he thought the teaser would go unseen for about a week. This is the reason why he made the final puzzle — which has you wait in a dark hallway for something to happen — so difficult. He even had the quality of the demo lowered so it would look more like an independent production.

Despite its early unveiling, Kojima still considers the reveal a success.

You were also probably wondering why the game is called Silent Hills. Kojima touched on that too, saying it stands for how terrifying the game will be. “Originally we were thinking a game that would make you pee your pants,” Kojima said on Konami’s Twitch channel. “We are aiming for a game that will make you s**t your pants.” Bring it.

As for 7780s, the faux studio behind the P.T. demo? Apparently, the name came from Japan’s Shizuoka prefecture, which is 7,780 square kilometers. One translation for Shizuoka is Silent Hill.

I suddenly have an urge to visit Shizuoka.

If you haven’t played the P.T. demo, you can check it out now on the PlayStation store. It’s incredibly twisted and manages to be cram more scares and atmosphere into roughly 60 minutes than many horror games have in 10-15 hours. If you’d rather get the prize without doing any work, you can watch the Silent Hills teaser below.

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New ‘Chainsaw’ Confirmed: Leatherface’s Teen Years…

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 19:01

We were the first to break the news that a new Texas Chainsaw Massacre was on the way, and now TheWrap has confirmed this.

They learned who is behind the screenplay, Black List scribe Seth M. Sherwood, who will be penning the teenage years of Leatherface.

The new incarnation will take place before Tobe Hooper’s 1974 cult classic, making it a massive franchise prequel.

Millennium Films is behind the prequel, with Lionsgate in talks to distribute.

Production could start as soon as this winter, says the site, with a director expected to sign on in the coming weeks.

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Mondo to Release Sweet ‘Evil Dead II’ and ‘Army of Darkness’ Art

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 18:35

Groovy.

Tomorrow Mondo is dropping a brand new poster for Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn by Randy Ortiz and a couple of Army of Darkness one-sheets from Richey Beckett and Tom Whalen!

All posters have varients and are different vary in availablility. Full details can be found here.

Follow their Twitter for the on sale announcement. These posters will be available online at a random time on Thursday, August 14th.

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6 Composers That Would Be Amazing For ‘Silent Hills’

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 18:00

The announcement yesterday of Silent Hills sent survival horror fans into complete overload. Hideo Kojima, Guillermo Del Toro, and Norman friggin’ Reedus – you’re welcome, Adam – all on one project? It honestly feels like it’s pretty much too good to be true. While I’m hesitant to get my hopes up, I think I’m safe to give this game the full benefit of the doubt.

But when it comes to a game in the Silent Hill franchise, something that is incredibly important is the music. And while people have been drooling over the names attached, I feel that an official composer announcement might amplify the hype level exponentially or, alternatively, cause a great deal of disappointment.

While there is a notable composer in the credits of the teaser trailer, Ludvig Forssell, the lack of an official composer leads me to share several that I feel would be fantastic fits for this latest entry into the series. So, without further ado, below are six composers that I feel would be amazing for Silent Hills!

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Nick Frost’s Photo From ‘Shaun of the Dead’ Gets Developed!

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:51

Here’s something pretty cool that’s on the brink of going viral – 10 years after being taken.

I haven’t been able to find the source of the photo, but what you’ll see below is the actual photo taken by Ed (Nick Frost) during Edgar Wright’s 2004 Shaun of the Dead when Shaun (Simon Pegg) is attacked by a “drunk” zombie.

We’ve also provided the clip from the movie for context.

 

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Gravitas Ventures Gets ‘Devoured’ This September

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:39

Gravitas Ventures will be releasing Devoured on VOD on September 2, 2014, Bloody has learned.

Directed by Greg Olliver and written by Marc Landau, the film stars Marta Milans, Kara Jackson, Bruno Gunn and Tyler Hollinger.

Immigrant mother (Marta Milans; Killer Women, Mala Hierba) works as a cleaning woman at an old New York City restaurant in order to make enough money to pay for her sick son’s operation. With no friends or family, she lives a lonely, desperate existence, saving every penny and sending it home for her son. As his condition worsens malevolent forces living within the walls of the restaurant begin to torment her. She struggles to escape, and return to her son before the evil within the dark walls drives her completely mad.

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Ripley Goes Hunting for Parts in Latest ‘Alien: Isolation’ Trailer

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 15:36

We have another trailer for Alien: Isolation, and this time it’s all CGI. I think SEGA has earned itself a non-gameplay trailer after all the footage they’ve shown us already. In this video, Amanda Ripley goes on a hunt for a special part. This task is made a wee bit more difficult than it’d normally be, since she’s also being hunted by a rather tenacious xenomorph.

Alien: Isolation releases on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on October 7.

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[TV] “Freak Show” Nabs Grammy Hall of Famer

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 10:50

THR reports that Grammy Hall of Famer Patti LaBelle has booked a four-episode stint on the anthology series “American Horror Story” from “Glee” co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.

Season four of the series, subtitled “Freak Show,” will focus on the last American freak show and be set in Jupiter, Fla., in the 1950s, with Jessica Lange in the lead role.

The Emmy winner will portray a German expat managing one of the last remaining freak shows in the country.

Returning stars set for “Freak Show” include Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Sarah Paulson, Gabourey Sidibe and Evan Peters, among others, as well as “AHS” newcomers Michael Chiklis, The Hunger Games‘ Wes Bentley, “Fargo’s” John Carroll Lynch and The Normal Heart‘s Finn Wittrock. Chiklis is playing Bassett’s husband and Bates’ ex-husband.

LaBelle will play a local townie who begins to unravel the deadly secrets of Twisty the clown killer, the mother of Sidibe’s character.

Photo Source: Bmoredivasent.com

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Obake Return With New Album This October: Stream New Track “Seven Rotten Globes”

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 10:30

Avant-garde doom band Obake have surprised and delighted metal fans by announcing their return, which will be ushered in by a new album this October by the name of Mutations (to be released by Rare Noise Records). Featuring Lorenzo Esposito Fornasari (vocals, piano, electronics), Eraldo Bernocchi (guitar, electronics), Balazs Pandi (drums) and Colin Edwin of Porcupine Tree (bass), the group will also be touring Europe this fall, although no official dates have been confirmed.

The band has also released a stream of a new track entitled “Seven Rotten Globes”, which you can listen to below. It’s an ominous slab of doom that is absolutely crushing while still being dynamically fascinating.

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[TV] Meet “Westworld’s” Man In Black”

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 10:29

Four-time Oscar nominee Ed Harris has landed a pivotal role in HBO’s “Westworld,” the cabler’s adaptation of the sci-fi hit, THR has learned, while Variety reports The Box‘s James Marsden is set to play Teddy Flood, a mysterious new arrival to a small frontier town. Teddy quickly proves both his charm — and his talent with a revolver — while his pursuit of a local beauty launches him on a dark odyssey. Harris (The Hours, Pollock, The Truman Show, Apollo 13) will star as ‘The Man in Black’ (see below), described as the distillation of pure villainy into one man.

Eddie Rouse has also been cast for the role of Kissy, a laconic American-Indian who deals cards and contraband from the town saloon.

Inspired by Michael Crichton’s 1973 feature film, the drama is billed as a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin.

They join a cast that includes Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Kyle Bornheimer and more.

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[TIFF '14] Schwarzenegger’s ‘Maggie’ to World Premiere! (Images)

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 10:16

Tuesday morning the Toronto International Film Festival added 7 Galas and 17 Special Presentations to its highly anticipated 2014 lineup. Audiences can expect a robust slate of international titles and diverse genres representing works from around the globe – but one stands out more than the others.

Henry Hobson’s zombie film, Maggie, which stars Arnold Schwarzenegger (The Terminator), Abigail Breslin (Zombieland, Signs and Final Girl) and Joely Richardson, will have its World Premiere next month!

A Midwestern farmer stays by the side of his beloved teenage daughter even as she slowly turns into a cannibalistic zombie, in this daring, genre-bending debut feature.

The 39th Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 4 to 14, 2014.

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‘Doom’ Creator Working On New Shooter Game

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 10:00

John Romero, co-founder of famed developer id Software, designer on games like Doom and Wolfenstein 3D, and the guy who’s largely credited with coining the term “deathmatch” has announced he’s working on a number of new games, with one of them being a brand new first person shooter. Romero made the big reveal during an episode of the Joystiq podcast, where he said “I haven’t made a shooter since 2000. So I’m basically starting to work on another one.”

Romero’s last shooter was Daikatana, which released to middling reviews back in 2000 and has a legacy that largely revolves around the infamous claim that with it, Romero would make us his bitch. There certainly isn’t a shortage of shooters out there right now, but even still, I’m looking forward to seeing what Romero has in store for us.

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Beartooth Releases Video For “The Lines”: Announces N. American Tour Dates

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 09:00

Hardcore outfit Beartooth has released an official video for their track “The Lines”, which comes from their debut album Disgusting. The video, which was directed by Drew Russ, can be seen below.

The band has also announced a headline tour that will take place this October and will see support come from Vanna, Sirens & Sailors, Sylar, and Alive Like Me. Afterwords, the band will take a week off before hitting the road again, this time touring with Piece The Veil and Sleeping With Sirens.

All tour dates can be seen below.

Headline tour dates:
10/03 Chicago, IL – The Beat Kitchen
10/05 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar
10/06 Worcester, MA – The Palladium (Upstairs)
10/07 Philadelphia, PA – The Barbary
10/08 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
10/09 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
10/10 Richmond, VA – The Canal Club
10/11 Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theater
10/12 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
10/14 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
10/15 Orlando, FL – Backbooth
10/17 Houston, TX – Walters
10/18 Dallas, TX – The Door
10/19 San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
10/21 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theatre
10/22 San Diego, CA – Soma Sidestage
10/23 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
10/24 Sacramento, CA – Assembly Music Hall
10/26 Murray, UT – Murray Theater
10/28 Denver, CO – The Marquis Theater
10/30 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
10/31 Columbus, OH – The Basement

With Sleeping with Sirens and Pierce the Veil:
11/05 –Fresno CA – Woodward Park Amphitheater
11/07 Pomona, CA – The Fox Theatre
11/08 Tuscon, AZ – Rialto Theatre
11/09 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
11/1 Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Pavillion
11/13 Tulsa, OK – Brady Theater
11/14 Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
11/15 North Myrtle Beach, SC – HOB Myrtle Beach, VA
11/16 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
11/19 Lancaster, PA – Freedom Hall
11/20 Toms River, NJ – Pine Belt Arena
11/20 Albany, NY – Washington Avenue Armory
11/22 Hartford, CT – The Webster
11/24 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
11/25 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
11/29 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
11/30 Plymouth, MI – Compuware Arena
12/01 Clive, IA- Flags Event Center
12/03 Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
12/05 Reno, NV – Knitting Factory
12/6 Las Vegas, NV – The Joint @ Hard Rock Hotel

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‘The Evil Within’ Sets Kids On Fire, Gets an M Rating

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 01:55

Note to game developers: setting children on fire will get you a Mature rating. It would seem the folks at the ESRB saw The Evil Within’s abundance of impalement, dismemberment, mutilated bodies, exposed organs, copious amounts of blood, and a flashback scene where kids are being burned alive as something that should be kept from the innocent eyes of anyone under 17. I can’t say I’m surprised. After my hands-on time with it back in May, I saw enough in the first five minutes to warrant an M rating.

Even still, their rundown of the game’s more violent bits is a fun read.

This is a survival-horror action game in which players assume the role of a police detective investigating murders at an insane asylum. As players investigate and explore the mysterious environments, they use knives, pistols, shotguns, and explosives to kill human-like creatures and monsters. The frenetic combat is accompanied by screams of pain and realistic gunfire. Some attacks result in impalement and dismemberment/decapitation, with large blood-splatter effects; some environments also depict blood-splattered floors and mutilated bodies with exposed organs/viscera. Cutscenes also depict intense acts of violence: a flashback of children being burned alive; a character decapitated by a guillotine; a man set ablaze while bound to a chair. The words “f**k” and “sh*t” can be heard in the dialogue.

The Evil Within is scheduled to arrive on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on October 14.

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Finally, Kano is a Fighter I Actually Want to Use

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 21:17

I’ve never been a huge fan of Kano, but that might change with Mortal Kombat X, which has done a fine job at improving him. Like every other fighter, Kano will come with three different variations — Cutthroat, Cybernetic, and Commando — which offer unique play styles. I’m not particularly skilled at fighting games, so I’ll probably end up using the Cybertnetic variation to attack from afar. Yeah, I’m that guy.

Mortal Kombat X is scheduled to arrive on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One in 2015.

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It’s Fun in the Sun in the ‘Dead Island 2′ Gameplay Reveal Trailer

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 19:33

Ahead of its debut at Gamescom later this week, Deep Silver has released the first ever gameplay footage from Dead Island 2, which is now in the hands of Spec Ops: The Line developer Yager. The trailer really drives home the new direction, which is set firmly in over-the-top action and carnage, both of which can be unleashed with the game’s assortment of crazy weaponry. I’m really digging this, it looks like this series has finally found an area where it shines.

Dead Island 2 is scheduled to release on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in early 2015.

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R.I.P. Robin Williams Has Passed Away At Age 63

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 19:06

Tragic news has hit the web as it’s being reported that Oscar-winning actor/comedian Robin Williams has passed away at the age of 63. There is no cause of death being reported, although a message from his publicist hints that it may have been suicide.

Williams’ publicist has stated:

Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.

Williams’ career has spanned nearly four decades, with appearances in film and TV as well as live comedy shows. He was known to horror fans for his roles in 2002′s One Hour Photo and Insomnia.

A .PDF posted by the Marin County Sheriff’s Office Coroner Division has been found and corroborates the news. It can be viewed here.

We send our deepest condolences to his family and friends in this terrible time of loss.

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Third Creepy Teaser Makes Bold Promises, Big Reveal Tomorrow

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 18:52

Over the last few weeks, Sony has been teasing a game that is almost definitely Supermassive Games’ long dormant teen slasher game Until Dawn. With the latest teaser, titled “Watch Horror Reinvented”, Sony has gone from ominous teasing to making bold promises.

Hopefully they can deliver.

We’ll find out when the game is revealed tomorrow, August 12, at 18:00 BST (10am PST / 1pm EST).

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