Archive for the ‘scary’ Category

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Avoiding Clive Barker’s Jericho

October 4, 2007

Yet Another game to avoid because I will be shrieking like a banshee while hiding underneath a blanket holding my Cthulhu plushie for protection.

Clive Barker’s Jericho certainley seems like an interesting game. Centered around the Jericho Squad, a seven-person squad with unique paranormal talents (exorcism, blood magic, telepathy etc.). Oh yes, and they have lots and lots of guns. They have these guns and these abilities so they can prevent God’s first child (the one before Adam and Eve, Fredrick) from leaking into our world and causing all sorts of horrible shenanigans. Oh and I forgot…they have to fight off lots of scary zombies and ghosts. OooOooOoo…..

The story admittedly seems kind of lame but you can never expect brilliance from a first person shooter (Except of course, Duck Hunt) but it IS Clive Barker so it might end up being amazing.  However, despite the possibly good story and what seems like really crisp visuals, I’m not going to go anywhere near it because of the extreme fear I have of waking up unspeakable evils in abandoned caverns. Fictional or not.

Here’s the trailer for it:

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Halo 3’s Museum of Humanity

September 24, 2007

One of the things I love more than video games is the trailers that come before them. That said, I’ve just been looking over the ad campaign for Halo 3 and I must say, it’s one HELL of an ad campaign.

The ads focuses on a scaled-down version of one of the battles in Halo 3 that can be found in the fictitious Museum of Humanity. There, Major Pawel Czernek; UNSC, now retired, looks over the model battle and recalls what happened.

“We’d been fighting for a while…on the seventh day we ran out of ammo. We had to scavange all we could from the weapons that had been left behind. The pistols, shotgun rounds, a handful of gernades…”

The three ads that I have found all center around this kind of Remembrance Day theme which is powerful because it stirs something in you and almost inspires you until you realise that it’s all fictional because as cool as it would be, aliens aren’t at war with us.

here are the three ads. The first one is the interview with the retired major, the second is a montage of the carnage, and the third is a documentary on the making of the scaled down model with respect to those fallen:



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Bioshock

August 27, 2007

What can I say about a game with such a superb narrative that I won’t be able to play until I get an intel-based mac or an Xbox 360 (They will be mine. Oh yes. They will be mine.)? I saw the trailer for it a few weeks ago and was so blown away by it, that I did all I could to find some info on it. After all, how many games are there where you WILLINGLY inject gene splicing serum in you so you can freeze, burn, or electrocute the broken and mutated residents of an underwater metropolis that would make Ayn Rand happy to live in?

Bioshock PC Demo via Fileshack [thanks, ectomo!]

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Best Family Circus Comic EVER.

August 6, 2007

Taken from ectomo

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Things I Shouldn’t see in the Morning #1

July 31, 2007

Anime character costumes made by buildipstudiosigma that look like they’ve been ripped out of their shows and are walking around in the real world giggling and giving the peace sign to anyone with a camera. I sincerely hope I’m not the only one who feels a little scared by this. If I saw that walking towards me on the street, I would scream and hit it with something hard over and over again until it ceased to move. But then again, I have a lifesize doll phobia so I suppose that’s expected.

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Harlequin Babies

July 30, 2007

Harlequin-type ichthyosis (also harlequin ichthyosis, ichthyosis congenita, or keratosis diffusa fetalis), a skin disease, is the most severe form of congenital ichthyosis, characterized by a thickening of the keratin layer in fetal human skin. In sufferers of the disease, the skin contains massive, diamond-shaped scales, and tends to give off a reddish color. In addition, the eyes, ears, mouth, and other appendages may be abnormally contracted. The scaly keratin greatly limits the child’s movement. Because the skin is cracked where normal skin would fold, it is easily pregnable by bacteria and other contaminants, resulting in serious risk of fatal infection.

Sufferers are known as harlequin fetuses, harlequin babies, or harlequins.

The harlequin-type designation comes from both the baby’s apparent facial expression and the diamond-shape of the scales (resembling the costume of Arlecchino), which are caused by severe hyperkeratosis. The disease can be diagnosed in the womb by way of fetal skin biopsy or by morphologic analysis of amniotic fluid cells obtained by amniocentesis. In addition, doctors can now usually recognize common features of the disease through ultrasound.

Now take a look at the picture and imagine it screaming. Now I DARE you to have a good night’s sleep.