Video Games

It's a busy week on Ye Olde Youtube Channel!  The holiday's are behind us and I've been filling up the family shaped void with some video games.

We're back once again with part III of my Let's Play of Shadowgate!  In this episode, we're journeying into parts unknown, so everything's new and exciting.  We find our way to the inner courtyard, encounter some beasties, and unlock even more story!

After his recent quick look of the new retro brawler "Devil's Dare", Casey sits down with Secret Base developer Raymund Teo for a few thoughts behind the horror nature of the game. 

Newley released on October 21st, Devil's Dare serves as a love song to both the brawlers of days past like Fatal Fury and Double Dragon and the horror movies we all know and love.  The gameplay is generally straightforward with some added complexity to keep you from simply mashing buttons.  Developed and Published by Secret Base, the game is available on Steam for $12.99.

Welcome to your new summer job at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, where kids and parents alike come for entertainment and food as far as the eye can see! The main attraction is Freddy Fazbear, of course; and his two friends. They are animatronic robots, programmed to please the crowds! The robots' behavior has become somewhat unpredictable at night however, and it was much cheaper to hire you as a security guard than to find a repairman.

Many gamers were enthralled last year when Telltale games unleashed their emotional episodic Walking Dead game on the masses.

If you're a gamer, no doubt you've at least heard of the absolutely kickass game "Bioshock" from 2K Games and its underwater, fallen utopia of madness, Rapture. You might even be playing the 3rd release in the series, Bioshock Infinite, right now (Well, not right NOW. Right now you're reading my blog, and quite frankly, that's more important than most anything.) Bioshock remains in most gamer's favorite games list because of its creepy, disturbing atmosphere and subject matter, highly interactive environment, engaging characters and replayability value. Don't be ashamed to admit you jumped the first time a Splicer came screaming out of the dark - or perhaps you needed some new underwear after your first experience with a Big Daddy. I think we all did.

Some fans can't get enough of Rapture, and the game only tells part of the tragic story. Before the underwater city of Rapture collapsed beneath itself and Splicers roamed its flooded halls, men and women thrived as they explored beyond the limits of their creative and scientific achievements. But who were they before their society crumbled around them? What was life like BEFORE the fall of Rapture? What went so wrong for its enlightened citizens? Was Rapture the paradise they had set out to create? Or Hell itself? Thanks to the imagination of some great fans, we get to glimpse at life as it may have been for a pair of new citizens, where opportunity & pursuits of happiness had no limits. Or so it seemed.

I will make three predictions about this game. 1: Lloyd Kaufman makes a cameo. 2: A poop geyser will somehow be involved. 3: I will play it.

Yes, your Ghoul of Gaming has another tidbit for you! If you played Dead Rising 2, you'll know it's a nifty zombie survival game; a completely open world full of different choices and endings. While I didn't think it was as good as the first one, I did enjoy it.