Japan on a normal day is crazy and different enough from the rest of the world, but come Halloween and it’s like a whole other planet. There are a few holidays the Japanese take as seriously as Halloween, except maybe for Christmas, New Year’s, and Valentine’s Day. And this one has some fun stuff involving cars.
Recently, Shibuya has become Halloween central in Japan, with mobs of costume-wearing partiers descending on the neighborhood. While it looks like they have a blast, they do leave a lot of trash.
The bar for Pokémon costumes has been raised. Just look at this Lugia outfit. It’s wonderful.
Some Halloween costumes are better disguises than others.
Out twenty five years ago next month, the second entry in the handheld Mario spin-off series was significant for a number of reasons, but perhaps none as timely as its Halloween world.
The last time my family went to a Halloween party with friends here in Japan, my oldest son ended up bummed out with how his outfit turned out, saying it wasn’t a very good cosplay. I don’t think that was the word he was looking for.
Halloween is one week away, and you know what that means: It’s time for the annual collection of utterly confusing Halloween costumes that are meant to be sexy, but are mostly just... confusing.
Tales of eerie environments and bloody beasts have been terrifying and entertaining horror fans for centuries. And while books, movies, and TV shows have each put their own spin on the genre, it’s video games that provide the most immersive horror experiance. Or so I’ve been told.
Eternal Darkness is a 2002 GameCube game featuring an epically dark story that takes place over thousands of years. It’s a series of interconnected tales, almost like a collection of Edgar Allan Poe’s short stories, that weave together myth, occultism, and some of the dark chapters in religion. While most people…
In years past, the “Halloween train” was a carriage taken over by costume-wearing foreigners, who turned it into an impromptu space for merrymaking and boozing. Tokyo’s Halloween train even sparked protests! My, how things have changed.
Streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video have tons of great horror movies for your viewing pleasure, but sometimes you just want the classics. These are all the old school favorites available right now.
ThinkGeek has got your Halloween costumes and decorations figured out, and it’s all on sale. Grab up to 75% off over 180 Halloween items, including party decor, costumes, and accessories for whatever geeky guy you’re going as.
In Overwatch’s Halloween-themed “Junkenstein’s Revenge” mode, boss characters get stylish entrances that are one part Play Of The Game and one part Too Many Cooks. Naturally, players have found a way to screw with them.
Overwatch’s Halloween event has been announced, along with new spooky skins. While there are a lot of great new skins on offer, the fandom has already been freaking out over Symmetra’s Halloween skin that depicts her as a Dragon.
Halloween is in three weeks (!) and if you or your kids are still struggling with this ever-important decision, this one-day Amazon sale is perfect for you. Pick up any kind of costume you’re looking for, for kids, adults, and even your furry friend (who may not be your friend after you dress them up as a pizza slice…
Watching a horror flick with a scaredy cat can be a major bummer for both parties, but it doesn’t have to be that way. These tips will make all that horror more digestible for your fearful friends and family.
Square wasn’t pulling punches when they developed their very first M-rated survival horror game, Parasite Eve. In the opening scene, the main character, Aya Brea, attends an opera where the entire audience spontaneously combusts. But what makes Parasite Eve so unique is that it shares more in common with Final Fantasy…
What’s even more unnerving than an artificially intelligent Big Mouth Billy Bass telling you about the weather? That’s easy. It’s an artificially intelligent animatronic skull telling you about the weather through a set of clacking teeth. The roving eyeballs are the creepiest part.
Yesterday, Overwatch’s Halloween event came to a conclusion. All those snazzy skins went back into the vault, never to be released again until society reaches sufficient levels of spookiness. Problem is, the event ended a bit earlier than Blizzard forecasted, and some players were banking on those final few moments.
For such a fun holiday, video games have a lot of trouble doing Halloween justice. Sure there are exceptions—Destiny just did a pretty good job, and Costume Quest is fun—but for the most part it’s a time of year that games struggle to really celebrate. Unless, like right now, we’re talking about Undead Nightmare, the…