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  • Blog Post: 10 Spooky Video Game Locations To Visit This Halloween

    All Hallow’s Eve is upon us, and for many that means seeking out the best scares the holiday has to offer. If you’re one of those brave people who walk unfazed through haunted houses and yawn at the spookiest horror films, then why not try getting your scares at these video game locations... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion — Kojima Is The Change Silent Hill Needs

    Silent Hill has always been near and dear to my heart. I grew up watching scary movies, and when I found a video game that scratched the same itch, I was hooked. I love how the horror genre messes with your psyche, making you question everything. Did something just move? I hear footsteps, is something... More
  • Blog Post: Should The Term "Survival Horror" Die?

    I’ve always considered myself a big survival-horror fan, but the more I thought about it, the less I understand what the term “survival horror” even means – especially in this day and age. I had a conversation with Game Informer’s resident horror expert Tim Turi to find... More
  • Blog Post: Ten Of The Most Grotesque Video Game Creatures Ever

    Everyone takes a different approach to Halloween costumes. Some go for clever topical getups, like your Miley Cyrus plus Stylish Beetlejuice Man . Others prefer clever wordplay, like a “Deer Hunter” who is actually a deer with neon orange gear and a gun. But some bold Halloween enthusiasts... More
  • Blog Post: The Worst Artificial Barriers In Video Games

    Even the most open-world experiences in video games must restrict the player in some way. If you could go everywhere right away, what would be the point of progressing? Sometimes a barrier makes sense, like a locked door in need of a key, or a wall too high to climb. More often though, you have to suspend... More
  • Blog Post: Ten Comical Video Game Music Videos

    There's nothing I love more than wasting time exploring the seemingly infinite offerings from YouTube and discovering hilarious videos, and some I wish I had never seen. Among these trips into the dark corners of YouTube, I enjoy checking out video game videos to see if anything catches my eye. Here... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 1/11/13

    We made a substantial dent during the holiday break in our collective back logs, but it wasn't enough! This weekend we're still playing catch-up on all the amazing games from 2012. Reiner: For fear of the flu, I'm not going to visit the outside world this weekend. Kelly and I are going to... More
  • Blog Post: The 10 Most Terrifying Enemies In Gaming

    Halloween just passed , but that doesn’t mean it’s time to stop losing some sleep by terrorizing yourself with various forms of scary media just yet. What better way is there to scare yourself than playing a video game with terrifying enemies? These are some of the most terrifying enemies... More
  • Blog Post: Dissecting Survival Horror: What Makes The Genre Special

    Survival horror games are about building up to those perfect scares. All the best series have memorable moments that have defined the genre. Remember your first glimpse of Scissorman from Clock Tower or Pyramid Head from Silent Hill? But in this generation, it feels like the genre has almost been abandoned... More
  • Blog Post: Sequels That Nailed It

    There are good games with good sequels, and then there are good games with phenomenal sequels. You know, the sequels that if you want to introduce your friend to the franchise, you will tell them that they can skip right to the second game. It's no easy task, but these are some of the most memorable... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Silent Hill

    While it was undoubtedly inspired by Resident Evil, Silent Hill managed to offer a completely different breed of fear than Capcom's mega-hit. Rather than relying on jump scares, Konami's series was more about instilling a constant feeling of dread. Whether it was from the suffocating fog that... More
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