Warren Ellis on the Tender Vision of Dracula’s Curse in Netflix’s ‘Castlevania’

Netflix’s animated adaptation of “Castlevania” is pure bloody brilliance, distilled into two seasons with just twelve episodes. It’s beautifully animated, brimming with stylish homage to the video game series, and it revels in the violent showdowns depicted between humans and demons. It’s also one of the most emotional and vulnerable depictions of familiar characters like Trevor Belmont and Alucard – and, yes, Dracula himself. The gruesome dirge, where an army of vampire and demon soldiers rout

Why the Resident Evil 2 Remake is a Fresh Approach to the Series

After making players wait what seems like an eternity, Capcom finally announced a remake of Resident Evil 2 at E3 2018. Fans went crazy, and for good reason, because the Resident Evil series was an integral part of shaping the survival horror genre into what it’s become today. As such, Resident Evil 2 is considered one of its best titles. The original Resident Evil was already given the remake treatment back in 2002, with new gameplay mechanics, revised puzzles, and more. Now, 20 years later, it

The internet is very thirsty for 'thicc' Elastigirl

Going to see The Incredibles 2? You’re probably well aware that the PG-rated animated feature from Pixar is a family movie, or at least it’s meant to be. It’s the long-awaited sequel to a film that came out 14 years ago to a rash of praise from moviegoers and fans alike, and it’s considered one of the best Pixar movies. You may also be aware that people are incredibly horny for the heroine of The Incredibles 2,  Elastigirl. Especially New Yorker film critic Anthony Lane. Lane’s review has been

2013 in Review: Gone Home: Pioneering Relationships in Video Games

Unrequited love is painful enough, but a passionate affair that blossoms in the shadows is wrought with many of the same challenges. Would you rather watch your love from afar as they meander through life with someone else by their side, or would you be content to reserve every smile, every kiss, and every tender touch for moments during which you know you won't be judged? What's more, how could this be communicated through a video game? Are video games even capable of exploring meaningful inter

4 ways Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 could blow our minds

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is, in many ways, a huge departure for the popular shooter franchise. While every single game in the long-running franchise has placed its own unique spin on things, this year's release has made some very out-of-the-box decisions in terms of what it's going to offer and how it will present that. Ever since the official game reveal on May 17, we've been ruminating over what else we'd like to see aside from what's already been confirmed.

Flip The Script On Shoot 'Em Ups With I Hate Running Backwards

Are you ready for nonstop action that only gets better and harder the farther you progress in the game? That’s exactly what I Hate Running Backwards brings to the hybrid shoot-em-up and endless runner genre. The bombastic action game is actually a shoot 'em up created in reverse, with its developers having coined the term "shoot 'em down." That means you'll be backing away as you get into back-to-back enemy shootouts, destroying the environment, and panicking as you try to survive.

Explore A Haunting Post-Apocalyptic Wasteland in FAR: Lone Sails

There are tons of fantastic new games out there where your goal is to rip through enemies and emerge victorious, but far fewer where you can chill out, explore, and appreciate the world around you, no matter how bleak it may be. That's what you'll get in FAR: Lone Sails, which features a deftly woven narrative surrounding a unique vessel that you must use to cross a massive dried ocean bed in a broken, dying world.
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