By the time I got to the elementary school in Silent Hill, I was so scared that I had to turn off my PlayStation. If those little grey children with their little baby butcher knives were too much for me to handle, well, frankly I’m surprised I didn’t suffer a full-on nervous breakdown the first time I encountered…
I’ve played horror video games so scary they aged me beyond my years. I’ve watched horror movies so scary they had me hiding under a blanket like a child. But I’ve never seen a horror movie based on a video game that’s made me do either, and that’s a shame.
Is there anything scarier than a door in a horror game? I submit that there is not.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned as a seasoned consumer of all things horror, it’s that situations are rarely as innocent as they seem. Dolls will spring to life and kill you. That big, beautiful house you got for a steal is haunted. You know how it goes. I let my guard down with Stardew Valley. “A gentle farming…
My friend Kit Reed died on Sunday. She was a prolific, award-winning writer of speculative fiction. Her cluttered yellow house is now empty. I will no longer stop by for tea or make dumplings in her kitchen for Thanksgiving. Kit insisted on no memorials, finding even the prospect of friends meeting for a drink after…
The Silent Hill series has some gnarly monsters, from demonic dogs to the iconic Pyramid Head. A modder looking at the original game’s code has uncovered some lost creatures and brought them back to life in all their horrific glory.
Husk is a horror game that deals with themes like domestic abuse and childhood trauma. It’s being billed as a tribute to horror classics like Silent Hill. Also, it takes place in a town called “Shivercliff,” because everyone makes mistakes. The game will be out next month.
When I first heard the original Silent Hill was getting a “reimagining” from Climax Studios, I groaned, thinking it was an attempt at a cash grab. I initially didn’t bother playing Silent Hill: Shattered Memories because no Silent Hill had been up to the quality of the first three (and, to a lesser extent, the fourth…
Netflix’s surprise hit of 2016, the awesome Stranger Things, is packed with tips of the hat towards 80s music, movies and TV. But in designing the look of the show, its creators also had something a bit more gamey in mind: Silent Hill.
If you haven’t seen Jacob’s Ladder, now is the perfect time to change that.
No household item stands a chance against the Great Knife, even if it takes a while to swing, or angrily poke with.
Your typical Let’s Play has commentary and gameplay. This is not your typical Let’s Play.
Konami, the company behind Castlevania, Metal Gear Solid and Silent Hill, does not appear to be a fun place to work. That’s according to reports in the Japanese press and new information shared with Kotaku by people close to the company. They describe a game development environment where Big Brother is always watching…
There’s a new Silent Hill! It was just announced! Yay! But wait. Don’t get your hopes up, because they will be crushed.
After weeks of silence over rumors about Hideo Kojima’s employment and the deletion of P.T. from the Internet, Konami’s spoken up. But if you were hoping for answers, keep hoping.
You cannot download P.T. anymore, and you can’t sell a PlayStation 4 pre-loaded with the horror game, either.
The Internet’s angry at something new every day. With P.T., there’s a good god damn reason.
Konami might have cancelled Silent Hills, but contrary to an image floating around, they’re not going to disable your already downloaded version of P.T. I checked my copy of the game, and there’s no apocalyptic countdown timer.
The Silent Hills game that Hideo Kojima and Guillermo Del Toro were working on won’t be happening. And, come tomorrow, Konami’s pulling PT—the super-scary demo used to hype the game—from the Playstation Store. So, if you want to experience the only playable slice of Silent Hills ever released, you better grab it soon.