John Carpenter has been all about video games, y’all. He is living all of our best lives. The dude just sits around, drinks coffee, smokes cigarettes, and plays loads and loads of video games all while dressing in black. It was only a matter of time before Carpenter put his name on a game and it looks like we are there. Carpenter’s first game outing is partnering with Focus Entertainment and Saber Interactive. It is called Toxic Commando, a first-person shooter filled with gore and bullets.
“It’s exciting to be collaborating on a new video game with Focus and Saber,” Carpenter said. “Look, I really like shooting zombies. They keep telling me that they’re called ’the infected.’ Please. They’re ghouls, dude. They blow up real good and there are a ton of them. People are going to love this game.”
The synopsis for Toxic Commando goes like this:
In the near future, an experimental attempt to harness the power of the Earth’s core ends in a terrifying disaster: the release of the Sludge God. This eldritch abomination begins terraforming the area, turning soil to scum and the living to undead monsters. Luckily, the genius behind the experiment has a plan to make things right. All he needs is a team of competent, highly trained mercenaries to get the job done. … Unfortunately, they were all too expensive. Which is why he’s hired… The Toxic Commandos.
John Carpenter’s Toxic Commando is coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC in 2024. Are you excited about a John Carpenter-produced game? Let us know in the comments section.
‘El Paso, Elsewhere’ Trailer Takes You to the Pit of Hell in Texas to Fight the Supernatural
Max Payne was one hell of a game. It was a singular experience, the noir, the slow-motion shootouts, the horror undertones. It was just a great game. Well, El Paso, Elsewhere is a spiritual successor for Max Payne and it’s a good one.
Strange Scaffold’s El Paso, Elsewhere incorporates the slow-motion shootouts, the painkillers, and the same overall look of the Max. However, in this game, you are fighting all-out werewolves, mummies, and vampires. In addition, you are looking for the love of your life in the form of a female vampire named Draculae.
The synopsis for El Paso, Elsewhere goes like this:
Haunted by his memories with the undead queen, the werewolves, mummies, and biblically accurate angels awaiting James are just one threat of many. Fight them off with a wealth of weapons, pills that keep the pain at bay, and badass bullet time that lets you pick and choose your shots or deftly dodge attacks while countering – all while our hero will confront his own memories of this bittersweet, painful relationship and the unfortunate turn of events that brought him to this pit of hell in Texas.
El Paso, Elsewhere is now available on Xbox, Playstation and Microsoft Windows.
Greg Nicotero’s Leatherface Mask and Saw Revealed in New ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ Teaser
Gun Interactive’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre has given us one heck of a game. The entire cat-and-mouse matches between the Family and the Victims has been a blast to navigate. Each character is fun to play as but it always comes back to Leatherface. Playing as him is always a blast. In our first bit of DLC make-up FX artist and filmmaker, Greg Nicotero gives us a new mask, a new saw, and a brand new kill. This new bit of DLC is coming in October and will cost $15.99.
The arrival of make-up designed by Nicotero is a cool one. The entire design is really cool. From his bolo bone tie to his mask designed with the mouth fixed to where Leatherface’s eye peers through.
Of course, the saw is very cool too, and has the very cool bonus feature of being named a Nicotero saw. Which somehow fits perfectly as the name of a chainsaw.
“What’s so rewarding about working alongside Greg is his wealth of knowledge, his experience with practical effects, makeup and the art of creature creation.” said Wes Keltner, CEO and President of Gun Interactive. “He’s touched so many horror franchises over the years, it just made sense to bring him on board. And when the two of us get together, it’s like kids in a candy store! We had a blast working on this,and bringing that vision to life is something both Gun and Sumo are very proud of.”
Greg Nicotero’s DLC arrives this October. The full Texas Chainsaw Massacre game is out now. What do you think of the new mask? Let us know in the comments section.
‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III’s’ Zombie Trailer Introduces an Open-World and Operators
This marks the very first time that Zombies come to the world of Modern Warfare. And it looks like they are going all out and adding an entirely new experience to the gameplay.
The new zombies-based adventure will take place in big wide-open massive worlds similar to Modern Warfare II’s DMZ mode. It will also feature operators similar to those in Warzone. These operators combined with an open-world mechanics are sure to bring an entirely new experience to the classic zombies mode that fans are used to.
Personally, I believe that this new update is exactly what the Zombies mode needed. It was due for something to mix it up and this is a very nice way to do it. DMZ mode was a lot of fun and I think that this will be the thing to shake up the world of zombies and get folks interested all over again.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III arrives November 10.