One of the biggest complaints I hear from gamer buddies about online gaming is having to pay for it. I understand that a whopping $50 to play Xbox online for an ENTIRE year is tough for some people, but they do give stuff away that might help take the edge of shelling out $50 to fry your brain shooting people, racing, or whatever it is you do online. For Xbox Gold members, it’s that time again to announce the Games With Gold and Deals with Gold lineup. They have just been updated. Here is the listing. Read the rest of this entry
Resident Evil was probably the reason I initially bought a Sony PlayStation back in 1996. Back then there were plenty of cute cartoony games that involved side scroll fighting and plumbers and stuff, but Resident Evil was so different. It was actually scary. It might not be very scary by today’s standards as we have all become immune to grotesque gaming. But, decades ago Resident Evil defined survival horror and set the foundation for many copycats and unfortunately the excess blood and gore we have today. There may have been scary games prior to this one, but in my lifetime and gaming involvement, Resident Evil opened a new path in gaming experience. Why am I talking about it again after all these years? Well for one, designers need to go back and learn from the subtle nuances of the game…the scary parts, the quietness, and the loneliness. Today’s survival horror gaming is just ridiculous. Second, Resident Evil was rereleased and updated in HD for the modern console. This old guy says…yay! Read the rest of this entry
Relapse Records is celebrating their 25th anniversary and in doing so they are giving us over 180 (!) songs spanning the label’s entire history, free of charge (or pay what you can, and please do). This sampler includes one track from almost every band that has released their work on Relapse since 1990.
Happy Anniversary Relapse Records! Let’s headbang!
An additional in-depth feature on 25 of their biggest releases can be read here.