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Horror Meets Comedy Ep. 1 - "Blue Like You"

NOTE: The following episodes are listed in the order that they are designated on XBOX live, and do not neccesarily designate their order of release. The episode lists have differed on every site that I've looked at, including the XBOX site.

ATTN: BGH Gamers!

This weekend, I decided to give into the hype and purchase "Left 4 Dead" for the XBOX 360 (my system of choice, if you haven't noticed). Although I wasn't sure what to expect from the demo, I've decided that I made a great decision. However, I've also decided that playing alone, while fun, will get old, and I have no interest in playing against/with people I don't know.

Real People News: Man Shoots Movie Talker

Eric may or may not have been thinking about including this in his next headline post but it was too good for me to wait on...

A man angry that a family was talking during a movie threw popcorn at the son and then shot the father in the arm, according to police in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
James Joseph Cialella was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and weapons charges.

James Joseph Cialella was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and weapons charges.

"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)

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