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The Evil Within

Wot I Think of The Evil Within's DLC

More horror, less gunplay – a recipe for success?

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9 months ago

President Trump showed a weird frag montage in his video game violence meeting

US President Donald Trump yesterday held a private meeting to discuss the issue of violence in video games, having suggested after February's murders at a school in Parkland, Florida that it "is really shaping young people's thoughts." This would clearly amount to nothing productive, given mostly industry representatives and conservative pressure groups were attending, but it is a surprise that Trump showed attendees a short…

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1 year ago

Meet The Evil Within 2’s tortured/torturous artist

Let's all go on holiday! To a twisted horror-world that exists solely as the manifestation of a fractured and agonised mind. Sure, the walls will probably bleed and that clock over there is definitely screaming about the severed threads of temporal stability, but there's so much to see and do. And let's not forget all the wonderful people we'll meet as we hike from one…

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Dad Schlock: The Evil Within 2’s gameplay trailer

The Evil Within [official site] clicked for me the second time I played it, which makes me regret my slightly sniffy review when I read it back. It’s a schlocky tour through all kinds of horrors, riffing on director Miyakami’s own Resident Evil past as well as a host of other subgenres and tropes. Even though there’s a central plot underneath all the reality shifts,…

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4 years ago

The Evil Within’s Final DLC Brings First-Person Melee

The Evil Within [official site]? More like The DLC Out. Look, I don't know kind of joke you expect from me at 8:47am. But the third DLC pack came out this week for the third-person survival horror, and it makes it... a first-person melee arena brawler? The Executioner has you playing as The Keeper, that nasty chap with a safe for a hat, swinging hammers…

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A Halloween Treat: The Evil Within Demo

As Halloween approaches, do you find that your hunger for horror is increasing? Fear not. Or 'fear a lot', I guess. The first three chapters of The Evil Within are now available as a demo on Steam, with demo saves carrying over into the full game should you choose to purchase it. There's also a 50% discount on the Season Pass and anyone who buys…

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Evil Within Your Letterbox? There’s Options For That Now

Adam thought The Evil Within was a fine game, but that its letterboxed screen size was a hindrance - a technique that would have been best used sparingly, rather than for the entire length of the game. Rich Stanton thought that the technique was well deployed, increased tension and was never put towards creating cheap jump-scares. Parts of the internet, meanwhile, thought that the black…

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Dread On Arrival: Unlocking The Evil Within

The Evil Within has been unleashed and I started playing shortly after midnight. I did get some sleep but, cripes, things move along at a rapid clip in Shinji Mikami's return to survival horror. The time to chainsaw is around ten minutes - five if you skip cutscenes. From there, it's around five seconds to the first hideous death animation, two minutes to spinning blades,…

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New Evil Within Trailer Contains Messy Ways To Die

I want to die doing what I loved: being pulled by ephemeral blood-soaked hands into the solid floor of some hell-set asylum. The Evil Within let's me simulate and prepare for this occasion ahead of time, plus many other less desirable demises. There's a new trailer below - there's been about a thousand of them now - ahead of the October 14th crikey-that's-Tuesday release.

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The Framerate Debate: 30 “Feels More Cinematic” Than 60

"The human eye can't see more than 24 frames per second," Those Internet People say. "Tests found fighter pilots watching a 250fps video of playful kittens will grow furious if you slip in one single frame of Plumbers Don't Wear Ties," Others insist. "If a game ran at 500fps it would seem so real that if you died in the game you would die in…

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Gore You With The Details: The Evil Within

I have reason to believe that the latest trailer for The Evil Within is directed at a very specific audience. It might even be an audience of one. I share it here just in case the individual in question happens to be reading this website, for it now contains all of the answers he or she will ever need. The person we're seeking still thinks…

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Fewer Oceans: The Evil Within Bumped Up In Europe

It is quite daft that big publishers still delay international releases of games--coming out on Tuesday in North America, then the Thursday or Friday elsewhere. Here on this wide wonderful web, which has no oceans, it's silly that they artificially stagger releases to appease retailers, especially given that most retail releases nowadays are little more than a Steam key in a box. But it's fine,…

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5 years ago

Shock! Horror! The Evil Within Delayed Into October

The monsters we fear reflect anxieties of the era, some say. Frankenstein's creature is unmediated ambition of science. Godzilla was atomic weapons. Vampires are sexuality or, alternatively, posh people. Zombies are death or boredom or something I don't know I mean I glaze over any time someone starts to lecture me on them. What about the 21st century's first big new monster, The Slender Man?…

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Bad Medicine: The Evil Within Trailer

Mysterious things, boxes. What's in them? Biscuits, cats, our wife's severed head... we simply won't know until we open them. How enigmatic this makes The Evil Within's villainous Boxman, so named because he's a man with a box on his head. What ever could this box contain! It's quite comforting, though. Seeing Boxman and co in a new trailer for the scare-o-shooter reminds me of…

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Step Inside For The Evil Within Footage

I watched this video for the The Evil Within and all I could think about was who signed the invoices for the components in the room of blades? After all, this is supposed to be a working care facility for people with severe mental disabilities, so there's going to be a paper trail. It's not a small machine: it is industrial-sized, and it spins on…

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Super Troper: The Evil Within Trailer

[coffin opens] Hello! Hello? Can you... no, obviously you can't. Someone has set the dry ice machine all the way up to nimbostratus. I clearly specified cirriform! Fine! We'll just let it clea - [sound of fan being switched on]. Really? This is amateur hour. Honestly... Well, at least I can read the autocue. Can they see me? Good. VELCOME! Aha-ha-ha-haaaa! Ha! Tis I, Plague…

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6 years ago

The Evil Within Trailer Is Within

What do you keep your evil in, readers? Do you have demonic tupperware? Perhaps an armoire of awfulness? I have a drawer of despair that I open every now and then, just to make sure my pants are not being burned up next to my socks of suffering. Bethesda keep their new survival horror, The Evil Within, within the most evil box of all: IGN…

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