Thursday, October 30, 2008
The theme is "Batman" this year so I managed to grab a burlap sack from a local coffee shop and I am making into a "Scarecrow Mask" for Halloween. It's coming out quite nice.
Here are a few games to play during Halloween.
The new Beats of Rag Mod based on the Splatterhouse series.
I have not played it yet. I am assuming you go around and kill evil stuff in a messy manner (If they stay true to the source material that is...)
Here is the DCEmu article and the LavaLit article for future reference.
The original RE series is a no brainer when it comes to horror themed games.
RE Code Veronica was the first RE game to do away with 2D backgrounds and was the first RE game to debut on a non-Sony console.
I find that the Dreamcast controller is perfect for survival horror games and thus I enjoy playing this game on the Dreamcast rather than the PS2 or Gamecube.
Find a copy of this lovely gem and proceed to have a good time running away from zombies and biological freaks for awhile.
Bats are really annoying. Hold up your lighter to get rid of them. I played through this game once before I learned that trick.
Illbleed is like starring in a B-Horror movie.
Instead of running away from enemies the gameplay drives you to walk slowly through each level looking for traps and steak dinners to gorge yourself on.
It's fun to play a game that doesn't really take itself too seriously but still manages to be very creepy and bloody at times.
Also: Evil Undead Sonic.
And of course the ultimate Halloween party game.
"Suffer like G did?"
"No! Don't Come!"
We have all heard these lines before and we all love them.
You know what I really wanted to do an in depth article about why this game is so fun but come on.
Zombies with Chainsaws people...
...You can't get more Halloween than that.
Happy Halloween Everyone!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
(NOTE do not watch this video if you have epilepsy or are sensitive to flashing lights).
It's kinda a shame everyone was giving this guy crap for using a Dreamcast. I mean that particular Dreamcast had died already. Why not use the parts for a project like this?
My favorite part is that he installed Furby eyes in the middle control ports.
More photos of this project.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
What the fuck is an echnida? And all this time I thought Knuckles was an echidna...
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
"Wow!" I thought - someone's written a hard hitting novel documenting the rise and meteoric fall of our favourite dead console! Just think - the intrigue! the espionage! the blood, sex and tears played out against a backdrop of hardcore business meetings and mass redundancies! DREAMCAST - A NOVEL!!!*
Alas, upon reading the actual synopsis...
"What really goes on behind the scenes in the mysterious world of community theatre? Dreamcast is a look at the most underpaid volunteers on the planet, those who serve the muse of live theatre in the small towns and suburbs of America."
...I came to the conclusion that it actually sounds like a load of shite.
* Once again, I apologise for wanton over-use of apostrophies.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Wind and Water.It's a fast paced puzzle game!
It's an old school shooter!
This is a very exciting time for the Dreamcast scene. Possible success for these titles may help usher in a new wave of Dreamcast Independent releases from smaller companies.
Also bear in mind that similar games with limited releases became quite the collectors items once the original run ran dry. So yeah. If you are considering spending some cash on a "current gen" game maybe you should consider investing your cash in one of these instead. It's gonna cost you about the same amount of money.
(And don't forget they still have some copies of Last Hope left at Red Spot Games. I know I am gonna grab one!)
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Better late than never.
He made this thing out of an old Lazer Doodle! Amazing! All it's lacking is the back cover.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Like I said, it's a Tony Hawk clone with frankly superb graphics...but only 3 - yes THREE! - stages. Oh, and a rather strange back story that involves a robotic paedophile who steals kids and takes them to his magic castle for a thorough seeing to (I would imagine). Dodgy storylines aside, Razor is a fairly enjoyable game for the time it lasts - all there is to it is riding your scooter around the various (3) stages doing tricks and collecting scooter wheels. It's clearly another one of those infamous kiddie games and it's predictably easy peasy lemon (muthafuckin') squeezy, but if you have a four-year-old who loves scooters AND has a penchant for rare Dreamcast games...by all means make Razor Freestyle Scooter your next purchase.