Archive for December, 2014

 

I hope you enjoy the break whatever you are doing.

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The St Louis Ghost Train is a reported occurrence from St Louis, Saskatchewan in Canada. It’s story has been featured on the series Unsolved  Mysteries. The story entails a light that continues along the route of an old rail line at night, the light varies in colour and brightness. The lines tracks were removed, it used to run between the south of Prince Albert and north of St Louis, however reports of this phenomena keeps coming in.

Explanations for the lights are a ghost train, or perhaps that is it the ghost of a drunken brake-man who lost his head to a passing train. He now wanders the track with a lantern attempting to locate his missing top part.

The effect was replicated to a degree by two 12th grade students using the diffraction of distant light vehicles. The only sang with that theory is that reports apparently came in before the invention of cars. It has also been pointed out that other lights are seen in the trees. However the students may well be on to something regards some of these sightings.

 

Outlast and it’s DLC were developed by Red Barrels and for survival horror fans like me, this is on the top of the list. It is a first person game and in both the main game and DLC you play unfortunate chaps trying to escape a bizarre psychiatric horror. Available on PC, via Steam if you should so choose, or Xbox and Playstation. 

I’m going to attempt to review this without spoilers, except to say that if you thought the first one had crazy scenes you won’t be surprised to find out there are more in the DLC and some pretty gross moments. Neither protagonist uses combat, you’re weapon is a camera used I that sort of found footage Blair Witch-type and you get to occasionally shove someone or orchestrate movements so they end up deceased or fatally injured as you run the hell away.

In the first, main part, you play Miles Upsher, he’s the guy that heads inside to expose the atrocities. He’s been tipped off and ends up trapped inside. The DLC is Waylon Parker’s story and he risks it all to send out the e-mail that ultimately leads to Miles into the asylum.

The game has plenty of places you can explore, lots of grizzly sights and in sections some fast paces gameplay. You use your camera as a light source and so you have to watch out that you don’t blow your chances by running low on batteries.

The ‘patients’ are often unhelpful, talk gibberish are are down right psychotic/violent. It’s a best guess scenario when you meet them but that just adds to the fun factor. Put the headphones on and turn off the lights, then have a great time immersing yourself in a game to keep your heart racing.