Posts Tagged ‘xbox’

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.

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Minecraft is one of those games I know I’d get very addicted to, almost surely because of its free-form nature. I know they are working on the Lovecraftian server to build HPL’s monumental areas, and this just adds to the temptation!

Of course I can’t resist a good ghost tale, in or out of the real world so I’m going to write about the famous one in Minecraft, Herobrine. A now internet phenomena it was started by a screenshot of a distant and foggy figure on the minecraft forums.

The original poster stated that they had been coming across strange constructions in their single-player game. A suggestion that someone (or thing) was present in the game along with them. It went on to say that others had indeed been discovering this same strange event in their games (Creepypasta much?).

Post were then deleted or a simple ‘stop’ message would appear and the account involved was that of Herobrine. Investigations by the community were then made and one poster said that Herobrine was the username of a Swedish Gamer, and the brother of Minecraft’s designer, Notch. Notch confirmed he did have a brother who was ‘no longer with us’.

The reality of that last bit is that Notch has stated he has a half-brother who is very much alive, but they just don’t see each other that often. He said Herobrine does not exist and he has no intention of placing the ghost character in. However he does seem to love to add fuel to the fire by putting in mention of ‘Removed Herobrine’ from update notes for the game.

Fun times? Have you seen Herobrine?