Lovecraftian horror fixates on the unknown and imperceptible, and yet Lust for Darkness, a new first-person horror game built in the stealth-and-puzzle mold of Amnesia, attempts to use the same abyssal themes and set dressing to fixate on penises and vaginas. As for what it has to say about sex, I'm not sure. I do agree that a kneeling, armless figure coughing up a penis the size of a mailbox is not pleasant, but genitals on their own, adorned with Giger-esque gills and pipes, just look like genitals at the Hot Topic. Horror isn't just a slideshow of interdimensional vagina doorways and anthropomorphized dick statues, especially if they're preceded by a fairly tasteful, pleasant-looking orgy (which is how Lust for Darkness attempts to set the mood). I grew up in the era of internet shock sites. Four different literature professors made me watch Eyes Wide Shut. I'm well beyond dick statuary, whereas Lust for Darkness is very much stuck in perpetual, snickering … [Read more...] about Lust for Darkness is cheap survival horror that treats genitals like jump scares (NSFW)
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The only thing worse than finding yourself trapped in a shadowy house with a knife-wielding serial killer is finding yourself trapped in the endless scroll of Netflix’s horror movie selection. “Violent movies”? “Ominous movies”? “Because you watched The Lost Boys”? Netflix’s horror subgenre breakdowns are as fun to wade through as a swim in Crystal Lake. Do not be afraid: We are here to help. Assuming you’ve experienced Clive Barker’s classic gore-fest Hellraiser; the suffocating, spelunking-gone-wrong thriller The Descent; the psychological nightmare of The Babadook; and last year’s hit cannibalism drama Raw, we’ve slashed our way through the horror offerings on Netflix to find you 15 movies worth an evening ... alone ... with the lights off ... and surely no one watching you through the window ... The Ritual (2017) Even in our post-Cabin in the Woods world, there are still opportunities for clever filmmakers to … [Read more...] about The 15 horror movies now on Netflix that’ll scare the heck out of you
MARIO Tennis Aces was first revealed in January, and until today gamers figured they'd have to wait until it was officially released on June 22. Now Nintendo has confirmed that there will be a three-day pre-launch beta tournament starting on June 1, at 3pm BST. You'll be able to pick up a racket with the titular plumber, Princess Peach, lovable dino Yoshi, and misunderstood power-serving Bowser. You will then be able to unlock another five characters as you play, though Nintendo haven't announced who they will be. In the full game, though, you'll have a choice of those four plus Wario, Waluigi, Daisy, Rosalina, Donkey Kong, Toad, Toadette, Chain Chomp, Bowser Jr. and Boo. If you take part in the beta tournament, you'll be able to deck the beloved block-smasher out in his traditional dungarees and hat in the full game once you've bought it. Both single-player matches against AI and online matches against other players will be available during the beta too -- though your console will … [Read more...] about Nintendo’s Mario Tennis Aces beta on the Switch means you can play for FREE
CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the most anticipated games on the horizon right now, and it seems the Polish studio are gearing up for a big reveal at E3 this year. But why wait that long to learn more? As you may already know, the Cyberpunk videogame is closely based on a tabletop RPG written by Mike Pondsmith, and first published in 1988. The game has been through three iterations, with the first two known as Cyberpunk 2013 and Cyberpunk 2020. Since the 2020s feel a little close, it’s no surprise that CD Projekt Red have thrown the universe forward to the year 2077 for their interpretation. There are plenty of other tabletop games that made the jump to PC on our list of the best RPGs. With the tabletop game providing the backdrop for the videogame, there’s much we can learn about the world, weapons, and characters of the Cyberpunk 2077 universe. So we thought we’d take a look a close look at it to let you know what to expect from … [Read more...] about Cyberpunk 2077
A live-action version of Cable blessed homes across the world recently when the trailer for Deadpool 2 hit the internet, and oh boy, Josh Brolin looks awesome as the time-travelling leader of X-Force. He's going to be a major part of the newest superhero starring super-powered mutants.But who is Cable, and where does he come from? Those answers aren't simple, as many characters from the X-Men comics have overly complicated and convoluted backstories, especially Cable. We'll do out best to fill you in and let you know everything you need to know about Cable.Nathan Summers--the baby who would eventually become Cable--made his debut in The Uncanny X-Men #201 in 1986. His parents were Cyclops and Madelyne Pryor, a clone of Jean Grey. During the child's early years, Mr. Sinister wanted to use Nathan as a weapon to destroy Apocalypse.However, things didn't go exactly as planned, and Nathan fell into the hands of Apocalypse. Being a bad guy in the X-Men world, Apocalypse infected Nathan with … [Read more...] about Deadpool 2: Who Is Cable?