By Patrick Cavanaugh - July 12, 2019 11:20 am EDT Share 0 Comments 0 Throughout the '80s, horror dominated the pop culture landscape, as franchises like Halloween, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Friday the 13th made its terrifying villains household names. The slasher subgenre and the home video boom made it easier than ever to make formulaic films that audiences could easily consume. The '90s brought films like Jacob's Ladder and The Silence of the Lambs, which would be deemed "psychological thrillers," taking horror in a more dramatic direction. Heading towards the millennium, the genre was divided between cartoonish killers and grounded mysteries, making a full-blown horror story feel like a thing of the past. Filmmaker Eduardo Sanchez and collaborator Daniel Myrick had grown tired of the genre in the '90s, leading them to embark on a production that would change the face of horror forever. The Blair Witch Project is … [Read more...] about The Blair Witch Project Director Eduardo Sanchez Looks Back on the Groundbreaking Film 20 Years Later
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A Way Out was one of the most pleasant surprises of E3 2017 - a completely co-op game about prison inmates with the cinematic stylings of Uncharted made by the creator of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons - what's not to like? And it looks fabulous too. But according to director Josef Fares, the development process has not been what it could be."You want the honest truth? This machine is not so strong as you think," Fares told Engadget, pointing to a PS4 running the game. "This is like a five-year-old PC. If consoles were as powerful as PCs are today, you would see all different games. Most of the work developers put out there is to make them work on consoles."Considering the fact that the PS4 and Xbox One are almost four years old at this point, that's not a huge knock against Sony and Microsoft's systems, but Fares' point stands: technology is advancing rapidly, and while consoles are easier and cheaper than keeping a PC up to date with the latest hardware, they also have a tendency to … [Read more...] about A Way Out creator compares consoles to old PCs, says most of the work is getting games to run on them
By Rollin Bishop - November 19, 2019 11:58 am EST Share 0 Comments 0 The relationships between characters, past and present, is a major aspect -- and selling point -- of the Mortal Kombat franchise. The number of fighters that have a history with each other is a useful resource whenever a new game comes out, and Sindel's upcoming addition to Mortal Kombat 11 means new interactions between fighters -- and that includes Shao Kahn. The important thing to remember here is that Sindel married Shao Kahn. There's much more to the two of them than just that, but that's the short version. In a newly revealed interaction between the two of them, which occurs at the beginning of a fight, Sindel draws on this relationship. You can check it out below: Strength and power, the perfect way to win Sindel’s heart. #MK11 pic.twitter.com/DIQvb1uQt3 — Mortal Kombat 11 (@MortalKombat) November 18, 2019 The most recent DLC fighter for Mortal Kombat 11, The Terminator … [Read more...] about Mortal Kombat 11 Reveals Sindel and Shao Kahn Interaction
A PlayStation advertisement may have just teased the existence of a new Crash Bandicoot game.Rumoured to be called 'Crash Bandicoot Worlds', it would be a sequel in the famed platforming franchise that's reported to be in development at Vicarious Visions and Toys for Bob. The most compelling evidence for the game comes in the form of a strange mask seen following Coco in PlayStation's "It's Time to Play" commercial, spotted from the 0:11 mark onwards. While masks have been a mainstay of the Crash Bandicoot series since the 1996 original, this floating head is a completely fresh face that - as far as fans can tell - has never been seen before from the marsupial's esteemed history. Nicholas Kole, character artist at Toys for Bob, also coyly acknowledged the mask's unexpected appearance when asked about it on Twitter, while the Spryo Reignited Trilogy studio itself accidentally leaked its own concept art for a new Crash Bandicoot game earlier this year, adding further momentum … [Read more...] about Is PlayStation teasing a new Crash Bandicoot game for next year?
18 years after its predecessor was released, Shenmue 3 is out today on PC. The third instalment in the series continues the vengeful quest of a young Japanese martial artist named Ryo Hazuki—who is exactly as old as the gap between Shenmue 2 and 3—as he goes to China on a quest to avenge his father's death. And, don't worry, the forklift minigame makes a return.To celebrate Shenmue 3's release, Deep Silver has released a 7-minute behind the scenes mini-documentary about how they made the world of Shenmue look and feel alive with modern technology but not losing the feel of the older titles. It's pretty insightful, so give it a watch below.After an overwhelmingly successful Kickstarter, backed by more than 81,000 fans with a total of nearly $7.2 million, Shenmue set a record for the most funded videogame Kickstarters but unfortunately, Shenmue 3 hasn't had the most peaceful of releases. First, it gathered controversy over its Epic exclusivity and then over Kickstarter … [Read more...] about Shenmue 3 is out now after an 18 year wait