Category Archives: What I’m Doing With My Joystick

Mindless zombie shooting video game set in the Yakuza universe

I know absolutely nothing about the Yakuza video game franchise, but once they put zombies in the mix, I was so there. Hell, I didn’t even care about the storyline while playing Yakuza: Dead Souls. And you really don’t have … Continue reading

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The high point in the Alone in the Dark video game series

So this is how it goes. Infogrames created a groundbreaking 3D survival horror game in 1992, about a couple of people stuck in a mansion full of monsters. While Infogrames went on to create 2 sequels that made the game … Continue reading

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If David Boreanaz was a hunky video game character…

Instead of the vampire, he’d be the vampire slayer in this game! Countdown Vampires came out for the original Playstation during the major popularity of the true Resident Evil survival horror days. So reviewers at the time logically called it … Continue reading

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Saw and Saw II: the torture porn of survival horror video games

I’ve always been a fan of a good spanking, but I must be more hardcore than I realized to take the punishment the Saw video games administer. Why would I have expected anything less from games based on a movie … Continue reading

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A Silent Hill movie you watch just to say “That’s from the video games!”

While the original Silent Hill movie crammed together the premises of the 1st and 2nd video games, Silent Hill Revelation is predominantly based on the Silent Hill 3 video game. It does an awesome job of bringing the protagonist Heather … Continue reading

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Resident Evil Six or Resident Evil Sux?

So we all know that beginning with Resident Evil 4, Capcom gave up on the classic survival horror genre and turned it into an action series to gain not a BIGGER audience, but a DIFFERENT audience. And they succeeded. No … Continue reading

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My kind of video game: zombies, cheerleaders, headless hunks, and 80s love

Forget the story, suspense, or scares of survival horror. Lollipop Chainsaw is a straight up hack n’ slash arcade style video game that is loads of zombie slaughtering fun. It’s just you, a chainsaw, a hot dumb cheerleader sucking on … Continue reading

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Cursed Mountain: Emphasis on the Curse…LOTS of them

Cursed Mountain on the Wii had the potential to be the best survival horror game of this generation to capture the feel of the classics from a decade ago. Only one thing held it back. It’s on the Wii. With … Continue reading

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Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City: this zip code will never be the same…

Let’s face it. The Survival Horror genre hasn’t, well, survived the horror of game companies obsessed with satisfying action fans. Recent outings of Resident Evil, Silent Hill, and Alone in the Dark have mostly disappointed long time fans of these … Continue reading

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For Adults Only: X-Arcade…the ultimate place to spend all your quarters…

I’ve spent the last decade trying to re-experience classic 80s arcade games the way I remember them. Plenty of ‘compilation’ discs have been released for everything from the first Playstation to the Wii, but with these consoles, you’re stuck using … Continue reading

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