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"Dead Space 2" Developers Share Their Horror Influences (VIDEO)

"Dead Space" was just about the scariest gaming experience experience of the past five years. When I completed the game, it left me with the same awestruck feeling that a great horror movie would. As it turns out, this is no coincidence. As anticipation for "Dead Space 2" builds, the dev team sat down with Game Informer to share some of their most prominent horror influences, which are actually quite diverse.

Failed Russian Missle Launch Causes UFO Scare in Norway

At 2AM on Wednesday, citizens of Norway were treated to this brilliant spinning light show in the sky, which understandably freaked a good many people out. As it turns out, the illumination was most likely created from a failed Russian test missile. Of course, if there's a single grain of uncertainty in language about a strange happening, you better believe the nuts are jumping all over it.

The Violent Sibling Rivalry of "Bioshock 2" (VIDEO)

The only thing scarier than the havoc you can wreak as a Big Daddy is the challenge you'll face from the Big Sister. These two videos exemplify the carnage we're in for with "Bioshock 2".

We're Back! A Look at the Redesign

As you may have heard from the podcast, I've been working my tiny ass off for the past week giving Bloody Good Horror a complete back-end and visual upgrade. I can now say in confidence that I have navigated the Fire Swamp of database errors and design challenges, and can now tell tales of what I've done, and what to look forward to!

The Horror of "The Junior Christian Science Bible Lesson"

There is a reason that we do "Real People News" on the site everyday. There are things that exist in this world that are so bizarre and obscene that even the most creative writer couldn't do them justice. "The Junior Christian Science Bible Lesson" is one of those things.

Left 4 Dead 2 "Scavenge" Mode Announced

In addition to the melee weapons and the new infected classes and types, fans of "Left 4 Dead" were also promised a new mode (or two?) in the sequel. The infected cat was let out of the bag today with the announcement of "Scavenge" mode, which works a bit like a one sided version of the Capture the Flag concept that's so popular in multiplayer games.

The Haunted World of El Superbeasto Trailer, Date

Although it's nearly impossible to imagine any of us (besides Casey!) sending positive vibes Rob Zombie's way, I can honestly say I've always had very high hopes for "The Haunted World of El Superbeasto," a Lucha Libre inspired animated feature that mixes sex, violence, and general wackiness with an oddly stacked cast of famous and semi-famous voice actors such as Rosario Dawson and Paul Giamatti. As this trailer indicates, "...Superbeasto" won't at all resemble a high-end experience, but looks to be pretty fun.

"Saw" Video Game Preview Features Toilet Diving

Although the release of the "Saw: The Video Game" (Spaceballs the Flamethrower?) is months away, IGN recently posted this video preview that finally offers a little more insight into the general makeup of the game.

'Crash Course' DLC for L4D is Only Free for Some

Presumably to muffle the cries of their colicky fanbase over the abrupt announcement and impending release of "Left 4 Dead 2", Valve will be releasing a new campaign for the original game in September. However, unlike the last pack of DLC that included new multiplayer maps and an entirely new online mode, XBOX360 users are going to have to pony up the dough for the new "Crash Course" campaign.

"'Splosion Man" (XBLA) Mini-Review

When I first bought my Xbox two years ago, I figured that I wouldn't be using the online component much, and just buying big name titles and staying on top of the current generation of games. These days, I still pop in a disc now and then, but I find that some of my best experiences with the console were downloaded through the Live Arcade, and Twisted Pixels' "'Splosion Man," is no different.

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