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"Mad World" Holiday Trailer is Bloody, European

Forgive my lateness on this one, but the new trailer for "Mad World," the ultraviolent action game from the makers of "Okami" and "Viewtiful Joe" has me thinking about buying a Wii again. Again, I'll reserve judgment until I can at least play a demo or something, but based on the success and critical acclaim of the publisher's predecessors I can't imagine that this game will disappoint. Leave it to the Euros to give me a tease of what I really want for Christmas this year:

Five Reasons to Give Netflix for Christmas*!

* Or your holiday of choice, of course

It's that time of year when we open our wallets and our hearts for our loved ones. Now, we have pimped our Netflix affiliation on the podcast innumerable times, but this holiday season, I've compiled five additional reasons (besides "You just should!") to give Netflix via Bloody Good Horror this holiday season.

1. You'll never have to leave your seat

Maxim traps Mortal Kombat announcer

...and makes him say silly things!

The New XBOX Experience: First Impressions

Anyone that has listened to the podcast in the last few months has likely heard me continuously mention the new Xbox Live Experience. This new update promised many things such as cutesey, Mii-like avatars (pictured) and the ability to install games to the hard drive, but I was truly excited about a slightly less-mentioned feature, a steaming Netflix app. As with any highly-anticipated tech event, there are about as many things that lived up to the hype as those that did not.

The Good

"The Alphabet Killer" Hits too close to home

Let me start off by saying that life in Rochester, NY does not afford one many opportunities to attend an exclusive ANYTHING, aside from the occasional awesome opening at the George Eastman House.

15 Minutes of Video Game Deaths!

I'm mid-way through my second playthrough of EA's Dead Space, and I couldn't be happier with the experience. As the game became more challenging, I came to notice one of the most underappreciated aspects of a game: the death scenes. Naturally, when you're playing a game, you want to avoid death at all costs, but in today's games, death is often inevetable. Thankfully, a game like Dead Space makes the experience less...errr...painful by offering up dozens of unique eviscerations to take the edge off.

Go out and vote today!

For those of you that have listened to this week's podcast, the choice should be simple. For those of you that haven't, listen to it and then rush to the polls and vote! I know a lot of you live in swing states and as such, you are doubly required! All of our worldwide friends can do their part by crossing all of their crossables that things turn out ok!

Happy Election Day! (hopefully)

Splatterhouse First Teaser Trailer

I'm probably more excited about the upcoming "Splatterhouse" redux, and admittedly, my expectations are probably way too high. The original was one of the best beat-em-ups of the 16 bit era, albeit one that not all that many people knew about. I have a feeling that this is going to slip under a lot of people's radars, and I'm not sure that this helps:

Pumpkin Beer Bash: The Final Chug

Although I didn't quite make my promise of 13 by Halloween, I have sampled the last four brews in my Pumpkin Beer Bash! The good news is, although the winter seasonals are starting to roll in bit by bit, pumpkin beers are usually around until Thanksgiving! This last hurrah includes four beers, and believe me when I say that finding 13 different pumpkin beers is quite a task, but not one I take lightly! Enjoy!

A "SHOCKING" Wrestling Costume

I'm still trying to think up of a dynamite costume to wow all of my friends with this year, and I'm running out of time. I still haven't decided yet, but whenever I ponder Halloween costumes from year to year, I always think of this brilliant moment is wrestling wardrobe history...(fast forward to 3:26 if you want to skip the awesome badness of the opening part of this segment)

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