Soon You Will Be Able to Play the Cult Classic Game ‘Night Trap’ in Your Browser
Unless you still own a Sega CD or were crazy enough to buy a 3DO (like I was) and then dish out some ridiculous amount of cash for the 1992 cult class game Night Trap, odds are that you aren’t able to play it. A little information for you, Night Trap is one of the reasons behind the ESRB rating system being created. Banned from stores for its (at the time) explicit sexual and violent content… even though it contained neither of those. Yeah, getting your hands on a playable copy has not been easy.
That’s all about to change thanks to a software engineer named Dave Voyles, who is currently working on porting the game from Sega CD to HTML 5, which one can assume is extremely difficult. The website Gamasutra has all of the painstaking details that Dave is going through to bringing this project to be playable to everyone.
In the meantime, check out this video on controversy in video games and see how ridiculous it now seems and just how far we have come.
‘Alan Wake 2’ Receives First Mindbending, Terrifying Trailer
Remedy Entertainment gives us some of the best games to date. I mean, Control and Alan Wake alone are spectacular. Now, the first peek at the sequel to Alan Wake is giving us a very different game with a lot of really scary shit going on.
The first Alan Wake back in 2010 took us down a very dark path where a writer explored a town that gave us some very big David Lynch Twin Peak vibes. Over time, it became clear that supernatural elements were at work… or maybe it was all in Alan’s head and he was writing the entire game as you played it… the game is really good and if you haven’t played it yet make your way back and get to it before the second one comes out.
The synopsis for Alan Wake 2 goes like this:
A string of ritualistic murders and a supernatural darkness begin to corrupt the locals of the quirky, idyllic small town of Bright Falls. Can FBI agent Saga Anderson and Alan Wake break free from the desolate horror story they’re trapped in and be the heroes they need to be?
Alan Wake 2 arrives beginning October 17.
‘Mortal Kombat 1’ Trailer Brings Us to a New Age of Brilliant Head-Smashing and Gut-Spewing
Mortal Kombat returns with a side-splitting and bone-crunching trailer for the new game. Along with that, we are going back to what fans love about the game. In fact, the game’s title is Mortal Kombat 1. A definite callback to the origin and roots of the franchise. All that with updated, groovy graphics. Perhaps one of the most interesting parts of the game is the lineup of stars that have been called in to voice these characters. More on that part soon.
In the meantime let’s get a look at this brilliant trailer. It reveals choices and paths to take. Good and evil, violent or tame. An interesting turn and we want to see how this pans out and what the game itself does to utilize it. I mean… how exactly do you display choices in a fighting game?
What do you think about the direction that Mortal Kombat is headed with this entry? Let us know in the comments section.
Mortal Kombat 1 arrives beginning September 19.
Spirit Halloween Funko Exclusive: ‘Corpse Bride’ Victor & Emily
Although Tim Burton didn’t quite capture the magic of his 1993 classic The Nightmare Before Christmas, his spiritual follow-up The Corpse Bride (2005) still remains a fan favorite among dedicated niche Burton fans.
In honor of those devoted collectors, Spirit Halloween and Funko have teamed up for this exclusive Victor and Emily Movie Moment Funko POP! Figure. The scene features a Victor Van Dort Funko holding hands with an Emily Funko in the forest while his now revived dog Scraps watches on.
Although the film will always be in its predecessor’s shadow, Corpse Bride was a technological marvel in its own right. It was the first film to use commercial digital photography instead of traditional film. Unlike Nightmare, in which the puppet’s facial expressions were swapped out between frames, Bride incorporated hidden keys within the heads which smoothed out some of the jerky motions associated with earlier animations of its type.
Although The Nightmare Before Christmas has become a seasonal favorite, even taking over Disneyland’s The Haunted Mansion with a seasonal overlay, The Corpse Bride did better at the box office. Whereas the former made over $91M worldwide back in 1993, Bride raked in over $118M.
For more information about this commemorative POP! including pricing and dimensions, head over to Spirit Halloween for the low down.