The Horrible Show 11-03-10: Your Opinion is Wrong: Horror Games

The Horrible ShowAfter a week off, Justin, Cole, Ethan, and Christina make quite a mess when they open up their horror game memories. Unrecognizable bits of Alan Wake, Resident Evil, Eternal Darkness, Dead Space, and more, stain an otherwise horrible episode. Send in your questions to simon@horriblenight.com or @TheHorribleShow

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Maybe we held onto Halloween just a little too long. Sure after a while it was awkward, but we think the holiday supports a good horror video game discussion no matter the day. It’s good to be back on The Horrible Show and we celebrate by derailing almost immediately during our Threesomes of the Week. You can blame it on Justin’s demon forehead or drinking habits. Our On the Spot question asks, “What horror movie should be made into a game?” so naturally we talk about Titanic and Ethan’s man crush on Billy Zane. Truly horrifying. Then, it is time to (un)settle in for our horror game discussion about the highs and lows in the genre. From Resident Evil to Dead Space, Bioshock to System Shock, Metal Gear to Silent Hill, and Wonderland to Arkham Asylum, we find a reason to be scared of something in just about any type of game. In HorribleNight.com news, Ethan creates a new editorial series that just may save the industry. It couldn’t come at a better time because if our industry shout-outs are right, gaming is about to be taken over by dancing douchebags. You’ve got to get out of here.

Show Notes

Cast:
JDevL, Colefacekilla, Wizardtrain187, Jadetiger CG

Guide:
Intro and Off-topic – (00:36 – 19:19)
On the Spot Question – (19:23 – 34:40)
Horror Games – (24:42 – 1:12:28)
What We Love – (25:27 – 29:39)
Go-to Horror Game – (29:44 – 37:15)
Best That We Haven’t Played – (37:17 – 47:48)
Bloody or Psycho Scares? – (47:49 – 52:58)
What Breaks a Horror Game? – (53:00 – 58:53)
Scariest Non-horror Game – (58:56 – 1:04:18)
Scariest Gaming Moment – (1:04:20 – 1:12:28)
HorribleNight.com Updates – (1:12:33 – 1:15:12)
Shout Outs – (1:15:15 – 1:20:19)

Threesomes of the Week:
Cole: Bones, Call of Cthulu, Costume Quest
Ethan: From Dusk till Dawn, The Walking Dead, Batman: Arkham Asylum
Christina: Singularity, Pushing Daisies, City of Ember
Justin: Community, Trick ‘r Treat, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Demo

Games:
Costume Quest, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Singularity, Rock Band 3, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, Eternal Darkness, Left 4 DeadDungeon Master, Descent, Resident Evil, Alan Wake, Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth, Dead Space, American McGee’s Alice, Alice: Madness Returns, Silent Hill, Doom 3, The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay, Resident Evil 5, Clive Barker’s Jericho, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Star Wars: Dark Forces, Fallout 3, System Shock 2, Fable 2, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl, Crackdown 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Dance Central, Kinectimals

References:
Kristen WiigDavid Boreanaz, Double Fine, George Clooney, Evil Dead, theeasymode.com, @blacktail99m, Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight, Billy Zane, Cube, Nightmare on Elm Street, The Descent, Maximum Overdrive, Fable 2 Happy House, Cillian Murphy, 28 Days Later, Red Eye, Counter Gaming: PiracyRock Band 3 Fender Squier Guitar,

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